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Golf Tournament To Benefit NMAA Assistant Director Pino

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — City Soccer Teams Collide on Monday

A charity golf tournament for New Mexico Activities Association assistant director Gene Pino is scheduled Sept. 11 at Arroyo del Oso Golf Course.

Pino, 56, was diagnosed earlier this year with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. It has no known cure.

The Friends of Gene Pino Golf Benefit has a 1 p.m. shotgun start. There will be closest-to-the-pin and long drive contests for men and women.


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A dinner and auction follows the tournament at 6 p.m. The cost is $125 per player, which includes golf and the dinner.

The popular Pino is a longtime coach, administrator and supporter of youth athletics in the Albuquerque area.

To register for the tournament, or for more information, call 246-6808, ext. 1005.

METRO SOCCER: The Albuquerque Metro Championships begin Monday at the APS Soccer Complex near Volcano Vista. The best first-round games can be found on Monday afternoon and Tuesday night in the 16-team brackets.

Eldorado’s boys and Volcano Vista’s girls, the defending 5A state champions, open at 4:15 p.m. Monday. The Eagles face Del Norte, while the Hawks meet Valley.

The other 4:15 games Monday are excellent, with St. Pius’ boys facing Volcano Vista, and the St. Pius girls up against La Cueva.

At 6:30 p.m. Monday, the schedule has Manzano-West Mesa boys, Rio Grande-AHS boys, Manzano-Del Norte girls and Rio Grande-West Mesa girls.

The late games Tuesday are solid: Atrisco Heritage-Bosque School boys, Cibola-La Cueva boys, Bosque-Cibola girls and Highland-Albuquerque Academy girls.


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At 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, it’s Academy-Valley boys, Highland-Sandia boys, AHS-Eldorado girls and Sandia-Atrisco Heritage girls.

Championship games in the 12-day event are Friday, Sept. 2.

MCCULLOCH UPDATE: Former Eldorado wide receiver Tyler McCulloch is making a huge impression at the University of Colorado’s training camp as a freshman.

Buffs’ coach Jon Embree has already compared McCulloch to former Denver Broncos receiver Ed McCaffrey.

“He’s jumped out right now,” Embree told the Boulder Daily Camera last week.

The 6-foot-5, sure-handed McCulloch didn’t get a scholarship offer from either New Mexico or New Mexico State, almost certainly because of a serious injury he suffered at Mayfield last September that caused him to miss the second half of the regular season.
— This article appeared on page D4 of the Albuquerque Journal