Well-traveled basketball coach James Branch is back on the sidelines, taking over the vacant boys position at Robertson. Branch, who took Española Valley to the Class 4A championship game in 2018, takes on his 10th program. He won a 2A state championship with Questa in 1995. … Recent Capital graduate Lauro Lopez takes over as the boys soccer coach. The team went 1-9 last season, but won a state championship as recently as 2014. … West Las Vegas also has a new coach, Sean Vasquez, who played football at New Mexico Highlands University and high school soccer in Beaumont, California.
UPCOMING THINGS TO SEE OR DO
TRIATHLON: The Cochiti Lake Triathlon is coming July 31. Featuring a 1,600-meter lake swim, a 25-mile bicycle ride and 10K run, the event is sure to be popular as athletes begin to get back into competitions.
CYCLING: After going virtual last year, La Tierra Torture Mountain Bike Race, this year known as the Torture at Glorieta Camps, is set for Aug. 28 at Glorieta Camps. For more information or to register, go to core-crew.com/la-tierra-torture-4-27.