SANTA FE, N.M. — A look back at the top sports stories in northern New Mexico
NARROWING IT DOWN: A list of 15 candidates for the vacant girls head coaching position at Santa Fe High School has been pared down after seven people were interviewed Tuesday, said Larry Chavez, Santa Fe Public Schools athletic director.
“The committee came up with a name that we all felt comfortable with,” he said. “That will be submitted to the superintendent and hopefully we’ll have an announcement in 48 to 72 hours.”
Those interviewed include Valencia head girls basketball coach Joe Estrada; veteran coach Lanse Carter, who was the Demonettes interim head coach for the 2016-17 season and has also been at Capital, Pojoaque Valley and Santa Fe Indian School; Anthony Moya, who was an assistant this past season at SFHS under first-year coach Cindy Roybal and also coached under her at Española Valley; Estrella Flores, a two-year assistant coach with the Demonettes; Nate Morris, an assistant coach at Sandia in Albuquerque; Jonathan Salazar, a former boys head coach with Desert Academy and girls head coach at Capital; and Bobby Romero, interim head girls coach at Española Valley.
UPCOMING THINGS TO SEE OR DO
YOUTH HOOPS: Local girls looking to play basketball at the highest level will have opportunity to try out for the Lady Elite team for northern New Mexico players. Tryouts for under-10 girls will be April 14 at the Rec Center in Las Vegas and the under-14 tryouts will be April 28 at the Rec Center. The teams anticipate playing in the first Junior NBA World Tournament at Walt Disney World Florida’s ESPN Complex. For more information, call 505-718-2368.
BASEBALL/SOFTBALL: The E&G Baseball Academy will be holding a one-day camp April 15 for baseball and softball players at Santa Fe High School. For more information or to register, visit engbaseballacademy.com.
RUNNING: Breast cancer research will benefit from the 8th annual Run for Her Life 5K/10K/walk April 22 at East Park in Los Alamos. The 9 a.m. run is sponsored by the Los Alamos Chapter of Hadassah to support breast cancer research at Hadassah Medical Center in Israel.