A look back at the top sports stories in northern New Mexico
SIGNED: Rhiannon Salazar of St. Michael’s is headed to Frank Phillips College in Borger, Texas, to play softball. Alicia Gonzales of Los Alamos has signed to play softball at New Mexico Highlands.
DONS GO DOWN: West Las Vegas came up short of making it an all Las Vegas Class 3A final, losing in the semifinals to host Dexter 35-7.
ALL-STATE HONORS: A number of local high school players earned first and second team All-State honors:
5A Boys: Second team, Matthew Hunter, F, Santa Fe.
4A Boys: First team, Jesse Prime, D, Los Alamos; Jared Carnes, MF, Los Alamos; Aiden Semelsberger, MF, Los Alamos; Arthur Steinkamp, F, Los Alamos. Second team: Jacob Majors, GK, Los Alamos; Dakota Duran, MF, Los Alamos; Alex Waggoner, F, Taos.
4A Girls: First team, Vianey Terrazas, D, Los Alamos; Alissia Haagenstad, MF, Los Alamos; Alix Hailey, F, Los Alamos. Second team: Shelly Doyle, D, Los Alamos, Katie Hopkins, MF, Los Alamos.
3A Boys: First team, Brandon Larranaga, D, Robertson; Musah Doumbia, MF, Robertson; T.J. Trujillo, F, Robertson. Second team, Blaze Payne, GK, Robertson; Hugo Gutierrez, D, Tierra Encantada; Pedro Chavez, MF, Monte del Sol; Wesley Graham, MF, St. Michael’s; Justice Johnson, F, St. Michael’s.
3A Girls: First team, Devon Romero, D, St. Michael’s; Abigail Stranahan, MF, Santa Fe Prep; Blake Trevisani, MF, Santa Fe Prep; Lynn Robey, F, Santa Fe Prep. Second team, Taylor Lincoln, D, Santa Fe Prep; Maggie Ritmeyer, MF, Academy for Technology and Classics; Hayden Colfax, F, Santa Fe Prep; Claire Lee, F, St. Michael’s.
THINGS TO SEE OR DO:
HOOPS: A number of tournaments tip off during the holiday season, with the Al Armendariz Boys Tournament at Capital High School finishing up with semifinals today at 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. and the finals Saturday at 7 p.m. The field includes Pecos, Española Valley, Pojoaque, Santa Fe and the host Jaguars.
The St. Michael’s, Capital, Santa Fe Indian School, Los Alamos and Santa Fe boys get things going Thursday through Dec. 8 in the Bobby Rodriguez Capital City Classic at Santa Fe High School.
And in Las Vegas, N.M., the Brian Gallegos Lady Dons Shoot Out runs Thursday