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APS names its athletes of the year

Jazlyn Padilla-Nahe of Del Norte and James Romero of Atrisco Heritage are the Albuquerque Public Schools male and female athletes of the year for 2014-15.

Both were recognized on Monday night.

Romero is an all-state football player and state champion heavyweight wrestler for the Jaguars.

Padilla-Nahe is a four-sport standout for the Knights: soccer, cross-country, swimming and track and field.

Del Norte’s Bruce Binkley (football) and Sandra Naranjo of Valley (dance) were selected as the top boys sport coach and female sport coach of the year.

The top assistant coaches of the year are Jewell Richardson of Atrisco Heritage (cheer) and Steve Castille of Eldorado (football).