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Week in Review: A look back at the top sports stories in northern New Mexico


COURT CHAMPS: The second-seeded Robertson girls team won the Class 3A state high school championship with 5-3 victory over top-seed Bosque on Saturday in Albuquerque.

Juliana Guerin, who earlier last week earned her fourth straight singles title, teamed with Morgan Hosch on the clinching match. It’s the Cardinals’ second team championship, the first coming in 2011.


ST. MIKE’S THIRD: Led by a second-place finish from Nate Spangler, who carded an 11-over 79-76 155 to tie for second, the St. Michael’s boys finished third in the 1A-3A team competition Monday and Tuesday in Las Cruces. Cody Van Damme added an 82-78 160 to tie for eighth for the Horsemen.

The Los Alamos girls shot a 392-400 792 to finish fifth in 4A in Albuquerque.

And playing as an individual, Joedy Quintana of West Las Vegas shot an 82-78 160 to tie for fourth in girls 1A-3A.


A DRAW IN THE RING: In the “Latin Collision” Saturday at the Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino, Tony Valdez and Felipe Rivas fought to a draw. In the other co-main event, Brandon Holmes won a unanimous decision over Eric Gonzales.

In undercard bouts, Angelo Leo won on a TKO 58 seconds into the third round over James Piar. Patrick Holmes Jr. stopped Lucas Pedraza 2:43 into the second round. Brian Mendoza needed just 1:39 of the first round to defeat Daniel Gonzales and Luis MontaƱo knocked out Jose Osorio 2:50 into the first round.


NEW COACH: Chris Williams, an assistant coach at Santa Fe High School last season, will take over the reins of the Pojoaque Valley girls program, replacing Ron Drake. Williams was on the sidelines for one season with the Demonettes, helping guide them to the Class 4A championship in March.


ICE SKATING: Think skating is cool? Check out the 2014 Skate Fest/Fun Fest today through Sunday at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center Ice Arena. The event is a regional skating competition in which local and regional skaters will be testing and performing in accordance with the U.S. Figure Skating rule book and will be judged in Couples Dance, Pro/Am Dance & Shadow Dance, Solo Dance, and Fun Fest.

The event, which costs $2 for spectators, runs today from 10 a.m.-noon and 2:45-10 p.m., Saturday 7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information see or call 913-0901.

BASEBALL: The Pecos League begins its season this week, with the Santa Fe Fuego traveling to Taos to meet the Blizzard in 7 p.m. games today and Saturday.

SOCCER: Chivas Santa Fe boys U-16 soccer team will be playing Saturday at 11 a.m. in the New Mexico Youth Soccer Association State Cup semifinals at The Soccer Complex on the Santa Ana Pueblo near Bernalillo. Chivas finished second in bracket play and will face Classic FC Toros.