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Journal North Sports in review

Organizers are hoping for big numbers for the La Tierra Torture on April 27. (Courtesy Core Crew)

McCURDY 17, DESERT ACADEMY 1, five innings: Kemmer Croff, Santiago Samora and A.J. Vallo each had three hits and they combined for seven runs for the visiting Bobcats (6-4, 2-0 in District 2-2A) in the rout over the Wildcats (2-8-1, 1-1).
In softball scores Thursday: St. Michael’s 8, Santa Fe Indian School 6

WEST LAS VEGAS 9, SANTA FE INDIAN SCHOOL 8: The visiting Dons (11-4, 6-1 in District 2-3A) built a 9-0 lead through the top fo the fourth then had to cling to the lead as the Braves (14-6, 6-3) drew close with two in the bottom of the seventh. Antonio Bustamante was 2-4 with two RBI and a run for West Las Vegas, while Guadalupe Calabeza and Kye Aguilar each were 2-3 with two runs and an RBI.
LOS ALAMOS 6, POJOAQUE VALLEY 4: The host Hilltoppers (12-7, 4-1 in District 2-4A) scored three in the first, then saw their lead trimmed to 5-4 through five before holding on for the win over the (Elks (5-14, 1-5) as Tse-Whang Pena went 2-2 with a run.
McCURDY 21, TIERRA ENCANTADA 5, five innings: Kemmer Croff, Isaiah Archuleta and A.J. Vallo each went 3-3 and they combined to score 11 runs for the Bobcats (5-4, 1-0 in District 2-1A/2A) over the Alacranes (3-4, 0-2).
ROBERTSON 16, RATON 0, five innings: If not for the fourth innings, this one would have been close, but the visiting Cardinals (11-6-1, 5-1-1 in District 2-3A) scored 13 in that inning as Austen King went 4-4 with four RBI and three runs, Derrick Montaño went 3-4 with five RBI and Caleb Marujo was 3-5 with four RBI and three runs.
MORA 16, PEÑASCO 0, five innings; MORA 13 PEÑASCO 3, six innings: Kenny Martinez went 4-4 with three runs and two RBI and Gene Hern went 3-3 with two runs and two RBI to lead the host Rangers (9-2, 3-0 in District 5-2A) in the opener over the Panthers (2-6-1, 1-3). In the nightcap, Leonardo Aragon went 3-3 with two runs and two RBI to lead Mora’s offense.
In other Tuesday scores: Taos 7, Española Valley 1; St. Michael’s 21, Santa Fe Prep 2

LOS ALAMOS 14, POJOAQUE VALLEY 10: The Hilltoppers (10-9, 3-2 in District 2-4A) withstood a five-run, seventh-inning rally from the district leading Elkettes (9-6, 5-1). Alicia Gonzales went 3-4 with three runs and three RBI and Claire Bluhm was 4-4 with two runs and two RBI for Los Alamos.
ESPAÑOLA VALLEY 9, TAOS 6: The Sundevils (12-7, 3-2 in District 2-4A) got a big day from Autumn Vigil, who went 4-4 with two and an RBI to lead the offense over the Tigers (2-4, 3-14).
ROBERTSON 7, RATON 1: The Cardinals (11-8, 5-1 in District 2-3A) got two hits each from Ashlynn Trujillo, Liana Vigil and Leticia Vigil and Kylee Moberg allowed four hits and one earned run while striking out nine in a complete game win.
In other scores Tuesday: West Las Vegas 4, Santa Fe Indian School 3; Estancia 16, Pecos 2; Estancia 17, Pecos 5

MORA 14, PECOS 2, five innings MORA 13, PECOS 12, six innings: The host Panthers (1-13) came back to score nine runs in the final two innings of game two but it wasn;t enough to pull off a split of doubleheader with the Rangerettes (7-8).

CIMARRON 16, QUEstA 1, five innings; CIMARRON 16, QUEstA 6, five innings: The young Wildcats (3-5), who start five eighth-graders, two freshmen and two sophomores did not have the sticks or arms to hang with the Rams. But Questa’s Jeremiah Fields did og 2-3 with four RBI in the second game. in District The Rams put the game away with tioh
Craig Snow, New Mexico Highlands University interim athletic director and men’s basketball coach, has shed the interim tag, as well as his position as coach to become the fulltime Cowboys athletic director. And associate head men’s basketball coach Mike Dominguez has been promoted to fill Snow’s position. The two guided NMHU to a school-record 22 wins and a first-ever Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tournament championship this past season.

Chris Eadie is returning to the Santa Fe High School sidelines as boys soccer coach, a position he left in 2006 after 10 years at the helm. Eadie was the junior varsity coach last season before regaining his position to replace Robert Quick, who moved to Colorado.


For the brave, La Tierra Torture is coming up April 27 at La Tierra Trails beginning with beginner’s race at 8 a.m. and more advanced racers at 10 a.m. For more information see

The evening Chamisa Elementary School Glow Run is set for April 26 in Los Alamos with 5K and a one-mile courses. And don’t forget to visit to the Underwater Glow Tunnel — a black light, underwater-scape. For more information see

For young players aged 5-10 looking to improve their skills, the Los Alamos coaching staff with assistance from Hilltoppers players will be holding two camps this summer: June 4-6 and June 18-20. Times are 9 a.m. to noon and cost $99 for either of the three-day sessions. For more information email