BLUE GRIFFINS FALL: No. 15 seed Santa Fe Prep played No. 2 Estancia for four innings before things fell apart in the fifth. Trailing 3-1, the Blue Griffins (6-15) gave up 11 in the fifth to fall 14-1 in the Class 3A state tournament opening round.
TRACK & FIELD
GOING FOR GOLD: In the small school state championships held today and Saturday at the University of New Mexico Track and Soccer Complex, local athletes hold the top times or distances in numerous events and are looking for gold medals:
• Class 3A boys: Isaiah Armijo, Pecos, 3200-meter run, 10 minutes, 25.74 seconds; Sean Coles, Santa Fe Prep, high jump, 6 feet, 2 inches. 3A girls: Taylor Lincoln, Santa Fe Prep, 100-meter dash, 12.84; Santa Fe Prep, medley relay, 4:36.87; Hayden Colfax, Santa Fe Prep, high jump, 5-2, triple jump, 36-11.
• 2A boys: Andres Blea, Escalante, 110-meter high hurdles, 16.14. 2A girls: Abrianna Griego, Mesa Vista, 400-meter dash, 1:02.64, 200-meter dash, 27.04; Escalante 4×100 relay, 52.74.
• 1A boys: Ryan Johnson, Roy, shot put, 40-07.25; Deven Thompson, New Mexico School for the Deaf, shot put, 47-6; Gabriel Garcia, Springer, javelin, 158-9. 1A girls: Zoe Salazar, Cimarron, javelin, 103-01; Angel Gonzales, Cimarron, pole vault, 8-0; Alicia Arias, Springer, discus, 108-7.
UPCOMING THINGS TO SEE OR DO:
TENNIS: The team Class 1A-4A state tennis championships will be played today and Saturday at Albuquerque Academy as the top-seeded Robertson girls try to win a fifth straight title. St. Michael’s is seeded second and Santa Fe Prep sixth. The second-seeded Cardinals boys are trying to go back to back and win for a third time in five years.
SOFTBALL: Got game? The Northern New Mexico Venom is holding tryouts for its 18-under travel fast pitch team Sunday at 10 a.m. and May 9 at 6 p.m. at the Española Valley High School field. For more information, call Loren Maes at 901-0279.
HOOPS: Potential college basketball players will have a chance to display their talents when Northern New Mexico College holds the first Eagle Showcase Camp June 21-24 in Española. All varsity games will be played at the NNMC Eagle Memorial Sportsplex and regional college coaches from the NAIA, NCJCAA, NCAA D2 and NCAA D3 are expected to be in attendance. In addition, more coaches can scout via the school’s Premium Video Streaming service. For more information, call 505-328-2384.