A look back at the top sports stories in northern New Mexico
TRACK AND FIELD
HONORED: Santa Fe cross-country and track and field coach Peter Graham was recently inducted into the Adams State College’s Hall of Fame in Alamosa, Colo.
Graham, a 1980 SFHS alum, won the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference individual championship in 1983 and he helped the Grizzlies win the first of seven straight NAIA national championships.
CLEAN SWEEP: St. Michael’s has turned the mythical city championship into more of a farcical city championship, once again sweeping its games with Capital and Santa Fe this season. With the 41-0 win over Santa Fe on Friday, that means the Horsemen have won the title 10 straight seasons with 20 consecutive wins.
UPCOMING THINGS TO SEE OR DO
SOCCER: The Santa Fe and Capital high school boys teams will meet in a district clash Saturday at 11 a.m. at Capital. The Demons (8-3) and Jaguars (7-5) are both vying for state tournament berths, which makes this meeting important for both teams.
RUNNING: Nothing like a little jog up and down a mountain to get the blood flowing. Such is the case Saturday at 8 a.m. with the Big Tesuque Trail Run. The arduous 12-mile up and back trek starts at the 10,000-foot mark at the Aspen Vista Trail Head near the Santa Fe Ski Area and tops out at the peak at 12,003 feet before heading back down again. For more information, see santafestriders.org
RUN/RIDE: Try for the best poker hand while riding, running or hiking through the Galisteo Basin Preserve trails. The Poker Run event Saturday that starts at 9 a.m. near Lamy helps support the Commonweal Conservancy’s stewardship of the privately owned, publicly accessible, multi-use trail system. For more information, email email@example.com.