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Cleveland Boys, Eldorado Girls Win at Invite

Eldorado’s girls and Cleveland’s boys won team titles last weekend at Cleveland’s cross-country invitational meet.

The Storm had nearly a clean sweep as it dominated the field.

Cleveland scored 18 points, with Albuquerque Academy (86) a distant second, followed by Eldorado (88) in third.

Cleveland had the top three finishers, led by senior Luis Martinez, whose winning time was 15 minutes, 23.85 seconds. Then it was Aaron Flores (15:51.36) and Matt Smith (16:02.61).

Jared Mayoral of the Storm placed fifth, and Dustin Enyeart was seventh.

Eldorado scored 39 points, 30 better than Albuquerque Academy. The Storm girls placed third, also with 69 points.

Arena Lewis of Belen was the girls’ champion, in 18:42.14. She upset the Storm’s Malia Gonzales, who finished second in 18:52.76.

Also for the Storm, Natalie Medina was ninth, Nicolette Pacheco was 11th, Audrey Martinez was 23rd and Erika Griswold was 24th.

Cleveland is at the Socorro Invite on Friday.

♦ Rio Rancho’s boys and girls were idle last weekend. The Rams are at the Atrisco Heritage Academy Invitational on Saturday.

Boys soccer

Rio Rancho tried to play Sandia the past two days, but lightning stopped both attempts, on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The game has not been rescheduled.

The Rams (5-2) had two shutouts last week to close the Albuquerque Metro Championships, 8-0 over Del Norte and 1-0 over Atrisco Heritage in two overtimes. Brandon Sharpnack had the game-winner against AHA for the Rams.

Rio Rancho is idle until Wednesday, when it plays host to Los Alamos.

♦ Cleveland’s boys split two games last week at the metro tournament. The Storm lost 3-1 to Albuquerque Academy as Parker Jones had the only goal, and Cleveland downed Del Norte 5-1 in the final game of the event.

Josiah Mahboub had a pair of goals for Cleveland (4-3).

The Storm faces Oñate at 4:30 p.m. today in the first round of the Academy Invitational. Cleveland faces the host Chargers or Hope on Friday.

Farmington, Sandia Prep, Las Cruces and Los Alamos round out the field.

The four first-round matches are at 4:30 this afternoon. The semifinals are 4:30 p.m. Friday, and the championship game is 10 a.m. Saturday.

Girls soccer

Rio Rancho got to the metro tournament semifinals before falling 3-1 to La Cueva.

The Rams rebounded last Friday night to edge Cibola 1-0 for third place on a goal from Brianna McNinch.

Rio Rancho met Belen on Wednesday. No results were immediately available. The Rams are on the pitch again next Wednesday when they visit Los Alamos.

♦ Cleveland (5-2) plays Sandia Prep at 2:30 p.m. today in the first round of the Academy Invite.

The Storm split two games at the metro tournament last week.

Eldorado beat the Storm 3-1, with Audriana Chavez getting the Storm’s lone goal. Two days later, Cleveland blanked Albuquerque High 3-0 as Chavez bagged two goals and Katie Stephenson added a goal and assist.

Also at the Academy tournament, the host Chargers meet Hope Christian, Las Cruces faces Los Alamos, and Farmington takes on Mayfield, all at 2:30 p.m.

The semifinals are at 2:30 p.m. Friday and the championship game is 8 a.m. Saturday.


Rio Rancho and Cleveland are both at the Albuquerque Metro Championship, which starts this afternoon with pool play.

The Rams are in a pool with Albuquerque Academy, Albuquerque High and Manzano.

The Storm are pooled with Atrisco Heritage Academy, West Mesa and Eldorado.

Bracket play begins Friday, and each of the 16 schools in the event has two matches Saturday.

The tournament is being played at Volcano Vista.

The title match is set for 6:30 p.m. Saturday.