A look back at the top sports stories in northern New Mexico
HONORED: St. Michael’s alum Miquela Martinez continued to add to her remarkable freshman season at Felician University in Rutherford, N.J., earning second-team all-Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference recognition. Martinez has already broken the school’s single-season assist record and has led the team to its first-ever berth in the conference semifinals.
COMMITTED: St. Michael’s senior Carisa Padilla, a two-time individual state golf champion, signed a letter of intent to play at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Wash. Padilla led the Horsemen to team championships in 2017 and 2018.
THINGS TO SEE OR DO
RUNNING: Lace up those sneakers for Thursday’s 12th Annual Atalaya Elementary 5K Turkey Trot and 1K Kids’ Fun Run. Work up an appetite for turkey and stuffing, while also helping the school’s Parent-Teacher Association at the same time. Register at newmexicosportsonline.com; race day registration is from 6:30-7:30 a.m. at the school.
SLIDING: The annual madcap Frozen Turkey Race is a fun afternoon for anyone willing to slide down the beginner’s ski slope at the Red River Ski Area riding a frozen bird. The free event is from noon to 3 p.m. Thanksgiving day, with prizes for the winners.
MORE RUNNING: The Jingle Bell 5K Run to support the Girls on the Run program begins at 10 a.m. on Dec. 7 from the Genoveva Chavez Community Center, following along the Arroyo Chamiso Recreation Trail. Proceeds from the event go to the running program that inspires girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. For more information, see gotr-sf.org/5K-Detail.