SANTA FE, N.M. — A look back at the top sports stories in northern New Mexico
COWBOY UP: New Mexico Highlands University has reached an agreement with ProView Networks to stream many of the Cowboys sporting events. ProView has made its name by broadcasting high school events – including large chunks of the various state tournament games. The current plan is to show all the home football games, all but one of the men’s and women’s home basketball games, as well as some soccer and volleyball matches.
SHOCKER!: The Taos High School football team was expected to be a strong one with aspirations of going deep into the playoffs, but few could have foreseen the 59-18 whopping it delivered to host St. Michael’s in the season opener. The Tigers amassed more than 400 yards in total offense in the rout.
JAGUARS POUNCE: It took a while and several injuries for Capital football coach Bill Moon last season to realize that then-freshman Luke Padilla was his best running back. Padilla wasted no time this season in showing that last year was no fluke, piling up more than 200 yards rushing and four touchdowns, while adding another score on a punt to return to lead the Jaguars to a 67-14 win over woeful Pojoaque Valley, which didn’t name an official head coach until the week before the game.
UPCOMING THINGS TO SEE OR DO
FOOTBALL: Capital (1-0) will get its first test of the season when it plays host to Deming (1-0) – a Class 5A playoff team a year ago – tonight at 7 p.m. The Wildcats are coming off a tough 18-12 win over Gadsden last week.
RUNNING: Whether running for office or running for health, there’s nothing wrong with running in the Constitution Day High Elevation 5K Run/2 Mile Walk on Sept. 15 at the Pajarito Mountain Ski Area. Sponsored by the Republican Party of Los Alamos, the rugged run starts at 9,000 feet and climbs to a high of 10,440 feet.
GOLF: In its previous 19 years, the annual Fore Kids Golf Tournament at the Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe has raised almost $210,000. The tournament today raises money to provide scholarships for youth to play golf and enjoy the Genoveva Chavez Community Center. For more information or to register, see linksdesantafe.com/fore_kids_golf_tournament.
MORE GOLF: 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