SANTA FE, N.M. — A look back at the top sports stories in northern New Mexico
IF THE LIGHTNING DON’T GET YA: The night was certainly lit for Capital on Friday when it faced Deming, but not really the way either of the teams would have liked. A 14-all tie will stand with almost nine minutes remaining on the clock after the game was delayed three times because of lightning.
HOW ‘BOUT DEM COWBOYS: Malik Brown snagged a pair of interceptions for New Mexico Highlands University, earning Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference defensive player of the week honors as the Cowboys opened their season with a 45-31 win at Fort Lewis last Friday. It’s the first such honor for a Highlands player in almost four years.
TAOS TERRIFIC: A week after dismantling St. Michael’s, Taos did it again. This time, the Tigers turned Los Alamos into the victims in a 47-0 rout. Taos rolled up 32 first-quarter points to remove the drama from the contest early.
TOPPING THE HILL: Although the Albuquerque Public Schools cross-country teams did not participate in the annual New Mexico Lobos Invitational on Saturday, it was still an impressive performance for the Los Alamos girls and boys teams, which finished second and third, respectively. Norissa Valdez was the top girl ‘Topper, finishing third in 19 minutes, 31.3 seconds and Steven Strevell was the lead boy, taking second in 16:16.4.
UPCOMING THINGS TO SEE OR DO
FUN FIESTA: Guided hikes, history lessons and other fun activities are all a part of Saturday’s free Fiesta en el Valle. A range of opportunities to experience Valles Calderas National Preserve from noon to 4 p.m. will be on tap, including programs on geology, plant safety, navigation tips, fly fishing and fly tying.
FOOTBALL: Highlands (1-0) opens its home season Saturday at 1 p.m. against Adams State (0-1). This will be the first game at Sanchez Family Stadium since the 2016 season as there were problems installing new turf last year. The Cowboys played their home games at nearby West Las Vegas High School.
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: 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.