HIRED: Los Alamos will have a new girls basketball coaching staff as former assistant Ray Romero steps in to replace Lanse Carter, who was ousted after less than two seasons. It will be a family affair for the Hilltoppers as Romero will be joined by his daughter, Kaitlyn Romero, who just finished her eligibility at Fort Lewis College, and his son, Jeremy Romero, who played a season at Northern New Mexico College. “They were hard workers and saw what it took to get to the next level both academically and in sports,” said Ray Romero, who previously coached Española Valley and his daughter in the 2013-14 season, going 22-8.
START UP: Eugene Doyle, who led Capital to its only boys soccer championship in 2014, will be in charge of building the fledgling program at the Academy for Technology and the Classics. “In the past, I actually had a lot of ATC students that played with me at Capital because they didn’t have a team,” Doyle said. “So I always had a relationship with ATC. Right now, the position was open and I’m intrigued about starting it from scratch, and I think it’s a fun challenge.”
HONORED: The accolades continue for Robertson grad Jonathan Trujillo, a sophomore at New Mexico Highlands University. He was recently named a National Wrestling Coaches Association Division II All American, becoming the first Cowboys wrestler since 2010 to earn such recognition.