SANTA FE, N.M. — A look back at the top sports stories in northern New Mexico
COACH DEPARTURE: Just weeks before the start of the season, Pojoaque Valley football coach Jorge Oropeza unexpectedly left to take a job with the Dallas Independent School District, said Pojoaque Valley Public School superintendent Melville Morgan. The district has been advertising for the job for about a week “and we have a number of applicants,” said Morgan, adding he hopes to name a replacement soon. Assistant coach Patrick Marez has been the interim coach and has been running the recent summer workouts.
UPCOMING THINGS TO SEE OR DO:
RUNNING: Up – way, way up – for a challenge? Check out the 13th Annual Up & Over 10k Trail Run at 9 a.m. Saturday at Taos Ski Valley. The lung-snatching course affords views of Kachina and Wheeler peaks. For more information, see taosskivalley.com/trailrun/index.html.
LINKS: Show off your skills on the course and help out The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Fe/Del Norte with the annual Isaac Jaramillo Golf Tournament on Sept. 14 at the Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe. For more information or to register, call Lorena Villalovos 249-0786.
SOCCER: New Mexico Highlands University will be holding a youth camp Aug. 11-12. The two-a-day sessions will include dribbling, shooting, passing, receiving, creativity and imagination in an effort to build skills, as well as confidence. For more information, call coach Oscar Mendoza at 915-346-4067 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.