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Sports: Week in Review

SANTA FE, N.M. — A look back at the top sports stories in northern New Mexico


HONORED: Former longtime Pojoaque Valley High School girls basketball coach and athletic director Matt Martinez and Los Alamos native Roy Sanchez, a longtime Eldorado High School boys basketball coach, were a part of the New Mexico High School Coaches Association Hall of Honor 2018 class.


MORE HONORS: Several locals were named coach of the year in their respective sports by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association: Patrick Ortiz, Pecos, girls cross country; Mel Rael, Pecos, wrestling; Ira Harge, Jr., Pecos, boys basketball and Benny Mitchell, Taos, girls track and field.


HORSEMANSHIP: The finale of the Santa Fe Summer Series of Hunter/Jumper equestrian events rolls around Sunday, no earlier than 1 p.m., with the Grand Prix de Santa Fe at the HIPICO Santa Fe property south of town. Some $40,000 in prize money is at stake for international and top-level riders leaping obstacles as high as 5 feet, 3 inches. For more information, see

TENNIS: Anyone looking to show off their skills with a racquet might want to think about entering the second Joel M. Williams Memorial Tournament at the Los Alamos Tennis Club on Aug. 18-19. For more information, email or call 610-5109.

GOLF: Show off your skills on the links 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