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


TOP TEN FINISH: In the final round of the women’s New Mexico-West Texas Amateur Championship Thursday at the Santa Ana Golf Club, Santa Fe’s Jonelle Martinez shot a 79, finishing the tournament with a score of 232, 16 over par. She earned seventh place, 12 strokes behind winner Shania Berger from Socorrro.


NEW SYSTEMS ON THE WAY: The Genoveva Chavez Community Center pools will be closed for more than six weeks as state-of-the-art systems are installed to replace the original dehumidification systems and ductwork in the natatorium. The pools will close Aug. 1, with a tentative re-opening date of Sept. 18. Chavez memberships will be honored at the Fort Marcy and Salvador Perez pools for the duration of the closure.


THREE-TIME CHAMP: Fortunato Ferrera became a three-time champ of the Tour de Los Alamos, powering through the three-lap course around the Los Alamos County in 3 hours, 33 minutes, 29 seconds. Ferrera also won in 2013 and 2009, while taking second last year. Sarah Lough won the women’s race, doing two laps in 2:46:11.


WATER AEROBICS: Aqua Zumba is coming to the Fort Marcy Sports Complex. Sessions will be held Monday and Wednesday nights from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at a cost of $4 for adults and $2 for seniors. For more information, call 955-4779.

TRACK: New Mexico Highlands University noted track and field coach Bob DeVries will be conducting event-specific camps Monday through Thursday at the school’s track from 7:45-9:45 a.m. Campers will get pointers on specific events: long jump, triple jump, high jump, throwing events, hurdles and sprints based on individual interest. For information, call DeVries at 429-2577 or email him at

SOCCER: Local youth players will have a chance to train under University of New Mexico coaches this weekend at the Taos Eco Park. The camp, which begins today and runs through Saturday, is open to players aged 6-14. Younger players, 6-9, will be training from 8-10 a.m. and 5-7 p.m.; ages 10-14 will run at 10 a.m.-noon and 7-9 p.m. Cost is $85. For more information, call Brad Keller at 602-334-6918 or see

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