Bosque School stayed in house to replace a legend.
The Bobcats have hired Jason Cloyes to take over the boys soccer program from Klaus Weber, who retired after the 2015 season.
Cloyes, 31, is a Sandia Prep graduate, and was a varsity assistant at Bosque last season, as well as being the JV head coach.
“I’m really excited to be a part of the Bosque program and hopefully continue the success that we’ve been having,” Cloyes said.
Bosque School won the Class 1A/4A state championship in November.
After spending a season with the JV, Bosque felt Cloyes would be the proper fit to take over for the iconic Weber.
“Klaus has done such an amazing job. At the end of the day, he is irreplaceable, both on and off the field. I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to take over for him,” said Cloyes.
Next season, he will match wits with the man who coached him at Sandia Prep, Tommy Smith.
LUCERO HONORED: Atrisco Heritage Academy made it all the way to the state championship game in boys soccer last season, and now the Jaguars have something else to boast about.
Senior midfielder Miguel Lucero on Thursday was named the 2015-16 Gatorade Player of the Year.
He had 10 goals and 10 assists for the Jaguars last season, and was a first-team All-State selection, in addition to being named to the Journal’s All-Metro first team.
BASKETBALL: Two key boys games highlight the second-to-last Friday night of the regular season.
League leader Cibola visits third-place Rio Rancho in District 1-6A, with the Rams coming off consecutive losses to Santa Fe and Volcano Vista.
In 5-6A, Albuquerque High can pretty much lock up the regular season with a home victory tonight against second-place Valley. The Bulldogs lead the Vikings by one game, and already have a head-to-head victory over Valley.
STATE BOWLING: Tenpins & More in Rio Rancho again hosts the state bowling championships, which are Saturday.
Cleveland is the defending Class 6A champion, and over 180 bowlers from 23 teams are expected in 6A, 5A and 1A-4A.