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Sports: Week in Review

A look back at the top sports stories in northern New Mexico


ST. MIKE’S WIN: St. Michael’s scored early and often against second-ranked Robertson on Saturday, taking a 27-0 halftime lead en route to a 39-7 victory. Luke Kastendieck scored three touchdowns and quarterback Dominic Morgan threw for 283 yards and three scores.


FOOTBALL: It’s been several years since Santa Fe (2-7, 0-2 in district) and Capital (2-6-1, 1-1) have been able to end the season facing each other, but the rivals will get to square up at 7 p.m. tonight at Ivan Head Stadium for some local bragging rights. It has been a rough season for both squads thus far, but a win would send the victor into the off season with some momentum.

MORE GRIDIRON: Robertson and host West Las Vegas continue their annual gridiron feud tonight at 6 p.m. The Cardinals have dominated the series of late, with a 13-1 record over the past 13 seasons, but the Dons got oh, so close in the state quarterfinals last season, losing 14-13.

BASKETBALL: The alums from Santa Fe Public Schools’ two high school programs will clash Saturday in an old-school meeting of longtime rivals. Santa Fe and Capital basketball players are meeting at 6 p.m. at the Toby Roybal Gymnasium in a fundraising effort for both teams. Admission is $5.

RUNNING: It won’t be a foul day when you hit the pavement Nov. 17 at Fort Marcy Park for the 37th Annual Fowl Day Run to support the Salvation Army Food Drive. Bring non-perishable food, cash or a check made out to the Salvation Army, suggested donation value of $15 or more, or winter coats and clothes, clean and in good condition. For more information, email

CLEANUP: The USDA Forest Service is looking for volunteers to a hike up the Arroyo Toro Route to Window Rock and help clean up the trail, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 17. There is a briefing at the Arroyo Toro Route at 10 a.m., 11.5 miles north of EspaƱola on US Highway 84. For information, email

The hike will be an eight-mile round trip. Volunteers must wear long pants and sturdy closed-toe shoes. Bring a day pack with water and sunscreen.

HOOPS: The Pecos boys basketball team is looking for former Panthers players and coaches to participate in an alumni game Nov. 16. In addition to the game, the festivities will include a 3-point contest, free-throw contest and dunk contest. Contact Pecos coach Ira Harge Jr. at the school for information.