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


HOOPS COACH SOUGHT: The girls program at EspaƱola Valley is once again looking for a head girls basketball coach. Citing family and job obligations, Ray Romero resigned, becoming the third Sundevil coach to leave the program in the past two years. He went 22-8 last season and guided EspaƱola to the Class 4A quarterfinals.


RIBBON WINNERS: Three West Las Vegas dance team members were recognized for their knowledge of routines, leadership abilities and technique at a Leadership Camp in Albuquerque. Ashlyn Wagoner earned a blue ribbon for a superior performance and Kayla Bustos and Marina Duran both snagged red ribbons for excellent performance.


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AMATEURS TEE OFF: The putting and driving skills of six northern New Mexico golfers will be put the test this weekend after they were selected to be among the top 60 amateur golfers in the New Mexico-west Texas region.

Santa Feans Richard Alarid, Ben Albin, Miguel Macias and Marty Sanchez will join Justin Aragon of Las Vegas and Ted Ball of Los Alamos in the 38th New Mexico-West-Texas Amateur Championship today through Sunday in Albuquerque. The event will be played at The Canyon Club at Four Hills. Previous winners include such notable area golfers Tommy Armour III, Rich Beem and D.J. Brigman, all of whom went on to play on the PGA Tour.


VOLLEYBALL: The West Las Vegas High School team has two upcoming fundraisimg events, beginning with a high school and adult co-ed tournament Saturday at Highlands University Gym. The event begins with pool play at 9 a.m. A coaches’ meeting is sheduled at 8:30 a.m. Monday, high school teams are invited to West Las Vegas for a tournament that begins at 5 p.m., following the coaches’ meeting at 4:30 p.m. For information on either event, or to register, call coach Karli Andrea Salazar at 505-927-6914.

ARCHERY: Hitting the bull’s-eye will be the goal of the competitors taking aim Saturday and Sunday in the Sandoval 3D Shootout at the Valles Caldera National Preserve. A Family Fun Shoot takes place Saturday at 2 p.m., followed by a 30-target 3D competition Sunday, with registration from 7-9 a.m. A long-shoot competition also is planned. For more information, call 1-800-678-1802.

BICYCLING: The sound of music will fill the air Saturday as Taos Ski Valley will be celebrating the opening of its bike park with a DJ from 1-3 p.m. and the Latin-music band Radio La Chusma performing free from 3-6 p.m.