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Northern New Mexico sports: week in review

Robertson coach attacked after game

Santa Fe Police are investigating an attack on Robertson football coach Leroy Gonzalez, who was assaulted following the Cardinals’ 6-0 win over host Santa Fe High last week.

“There was not a whole lot more to it than our coach being blindsided after the game as we were walking back to the locker room,” said Robertson athletic director Juan Carlos Fulgenzi.

Gonzalez was punched on the side of his head and someone threw a Powerade bottle at Gonzalez and another coach, Fulgenzi said.

“The guy didn’t land the punch flush,” he said. “It grazed his ear and made contact on the back of his head.”



SANTA FE HIGH 19, MORIARTY 13: The host Demons (1-1) benefited from big plays on both sides of the ball to earn a come-from-behind victory for coach Anderw Martinez’s team.

Luc Jaramillo threw for a 35-yard score to Nico Martinez in the third quarter to tie it and ran for a 40-yard touchdown to put Santa Fe High ahead.

And late in the fourth quarter, Martell Mora busted a 65-yard run that led to a game-winning 3-yard touchdown run by Elijah Martinez.

But the Pintos still had a chance, driving inside the red zone with about two minutes left before middle linebacker Cameron Romero blitzed up the middle to snuff a run play for a 2-yard loss at the 6-yard-line on third down. And defensive tackle Jesús Guzman followed that up by blowing up the line on fourth down to preserve the lead.

“They run their offense really well,” coach Martinez said. “They control the clock. This is actually the first game we’ve some from behind to win and that was nice. We’ve just got to keep improving. Despite us being pretty young, we have a real strong, close group that really like each other and plays for each other and that’s a nice feeling to have.”


LOS ALAMOS 10, AZTEC 0: The Hilltoppers (2-0) scored four goals early in the second half to advance in their Louis Cernick Invitational Tournament.

ST. MICHAEL’S 6, BERNALILLO 0: In Taos, the Horsemen (2-0-1) scored three goals in both halves to advance in the Sangre de Cristo Classic.



SANTA FE HIGH 3, SANTA FE PREP 0: Kiran Smelser recorded a hat trick for Demons (1-0-1) against the Blue Griffins (0-3), who have not scored this season.


SANTA FE HIGH 3, LOS ALAMOS 1: The visiting Demonettes (1-0) looked strong in a 25-17, 16-25, 25-13, 25-18 win over the Hilltoppers (2-1) as Salome Romp had 15 kills.

SANTA FE PREP 3, MONTE DEL SOL 1: The host Blue Griffins (2-0) rebounded from a first-set loss to beat the Dragons (0-1) 23-25, 25-14, 25-14, 25-20.

POJOAQUE VALLEY 3, SANDIA PREP 0: The Elkettes (1-0) rolled to a 25-14, 25-16, 25-15 win behind 55 assists from setter Taylor Quintana.



LOS ALAMOS 5, SOCORRO 1: Alyssa Parker and Tara McDonald each scored twice as the host Hilltoppers (1-0) scored four straight after the Warriors had tied it early.

ACADEMY FOR TECHNOLOGY AND CLASSICS 11, POJOAQUE VALLEY 1: Amberly Garcia scored five goals for the host Phoenix (1-0), more than enough to overwhelm the Elkettes (0-1).

ROBERTSON 6, CAPITAL 0: Maricela Montoya and Lexie Cunico both scored twice and Isa Glenn had two assists for the Cardinals (3-1). Krysta Cunico made four saves in the win.


SANTA FE INDIAN SCHOOL 3, TAOS 2: The host Braves (1-0) rallied from a 2-1 deficit to beat the Tigers (0-1) 26-24, 15-25, 16-25, 25-16, 15-12 as Jamie Cruz had 14 kills.



TAOS 5, SANTA FE PREP 0: Milo Collignon made five saves to lead the host Tigers (1-0) to the victory over the Blue Griffins (0-2).

ST. PIUS 2, CAPITAL 1: Alesandro Soto scored four minutes into the second half, but the visiting Jaguars (0-1) could not prevent the Sartans from coming back late for the win.


SANTA FE INDIAN SCHOOL 3, MONTE DEL SOL 2: Lesha Coriz scored twice and Kiera Mermejo-Varga had a goal and two assists as the host Braves (1-0) overcame goals from Selene Franco and Jennifer Medrigal for the Dragons (0-1).

ST. PIUS 4, ST. MICHAEL’S 0: The host Sartans scored twice in both halves to stymie the Horsemen (1-1).

SANTA FE HIGH 8, MORIARTY 0: The host Demonettes (2-3) cranked out 23 shots in a dominating victory.



ST. MICHAEL’S 7, POJOAQUE VALLEY 2: The visiting Horsemen (1-0-1) romped past the Elks (0-1). Esteban Rigales, Berkeley Reynolds and Wesley Graham scored twice apiece, while Rigales added two assists.



Former minor leaguer Tony Cappuccilli will be headlining a camp Sept. 8 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Mora High School. A former University of New Mexico assistant coach, Cappuccilli will be joined by Los Lunas head coach Shaun Reed. For more information email


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