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VHS raising money through biking

The 2013 Viking Bike Run is Aug. 17. It is a fundraiser for the Valley High football program.

The entry fee is $35 a bike for a single rider. The fee gets participants a T-shirt. The cost is $60 for a rider and passenger.


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There will be five stops along the way. It starts at Valley High’s pool and also ends at the high school.

Bike registration is 8-10 a.m. Aug. 17, with a barbecue to follow from 4-6 p.m.

For more information, contact Patricia Martinez at 307-0447, or Richard Tarango at 261-4214.

Baseball players needed for ABA

The Albuquerque Baseball Academy will be hosting the Fall Tryout Showcase for events in Albuquerque, Arizona and Lubbock, Texas.

There is a tryout Aug. 10 at 9 a.m. for freshmen and sophomores. The juniors and seniors try out Aug. 11 at 9 a.m.

For more information, visit, or call Ryan Brewer at the ABA at 730-6979.

Dillman beats Chavez in series

Bob Dillman, who has overcome some health issues the past couple of years, won the most recent scratch match-play series at Tenpins & More in Rio Rancho.


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He rolled a perfect 300 in a Monday league and also beat Carl Chavez 276-238 to capture the $1,000 first prize in Sunday’s championship match of the scratch series.

It is his fifth victory in the series, and first in over two years. He averaged 236 over six games.

Brian Hare was third, followed by Mike Riley and Billy Grant.

The next tournament in the scratch series is Sept. 6-8.

Entries continue to be received at a record pace for the 10th New Mexico Open, which runs Aug. 16-18 at Tenpins.

The field is at 171 as of late last month, 45 more than the same time last year. Lonnie Waliczek of Wichita, Kan., is the defending champion.

Men and women sought to officiate

The Albuquerque Football Association is seeking game officials.

No experience is necessary. Pay is on a per-game basis. Anyone interested is asked to attend a meeting Aug. 7 at the Performing Arts Center at Sandia High at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call Ken Murphy at 385-4367.

Locals shine in North-South games

Rio Rancho’s Austin Patterson and Cleveland’s Steven Steele both caught touchdown passes for the North All-Star football team Wednesday night.

The TDs came in a 34-20 loss to the South at Milne Stadium. Steele also had an interception for the North.

A handful of Rio West boys basketball players competed for the North on Thursday night at Albuquerque High in the Class 4A/5A matchup with the South.

Bernalillo shooting guard Brandon Saiz made his first five field goal attempts – four of them 3-pointers – and finished with 17 points. He was the North’s third-leading scorer behind La Cueva’s Bryce Alford and Eldorado’s Cullen Neal.

Cibola’s Preston Bungei had five points for the North. His Cibola teammate, Ross Buchman, had four points. West Mesa’s Jason Baca scored six points. St. Pius’ Micah Sanchez did not score.