A look back at the top sports stories in northern New Mexico
KIRK REDUX: After winning MVP of the Japan B-League championship series in the summer, Los Alamos native and former University of New Mexico star Alex Kirk backed that up with an MVP performance in the league’s Early Cup for Alvark Toyko. He scored 26 points with eight rebounds in the tournament finale.
OH, (COW) BOY: That New Mexico Highlands University football team is at it again, racking up a 65-37 victory over Adams State on Saturday in its first game in its own stadium in more than year. With 109 points in two games, the Cowboys are leading DII in scoring average at 54.5 points a game and kicker Israel Farfan was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference player of the week, hitting all three of his field goals and going 8-for-8 on extra points.
TIGERS ROAR: Coming off a third straight rout, this time 63-27 over Aztec, Taos advanced to the top post in the NMOTSC.com coaches’ poll with 72 points and four first place votes.
UPCOMING THINGS TO SEE OR DO
FOOTBALL: Fresh off their first win in nearly four years, Santa Fe High School looks to win another, but the Demons are facing a Taos squad that has been rolling to a dominating 3-0 start. See if the Demons can haunt the Tigers tonight at 7 p.m. at Ivan Head Stadium.
DISC GOLF: The state doubles championship will be decided Saturday and Sunday at the Sipapu Ski Resort. The three-round tournament begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and continues at 9 a.m. Sunday. For more information, see elitebrothersdiscgolf.com.
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 today at the Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe. For more information or to register, call Lorena Villalovos 249-0786.
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 Saturday 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.