While the Los Lunas boys basketball team might already be where the Valencia Jaguars hope to be in a couple of years, there is more business straight ahead.
Many of the most-experienced Belen High wrestlers got wins in Wednesday's dual against St. Michael's. Others may need better third-period wrestling to have success at the district and state level.
In what almost seemed to be a contest to see which team's offense could struggle more, the Los Lunas High basketball team managed to pull out a road win over Valencia High on Tuesday.
After an emotional weekend tournament in Las Vegas, N.M., the Belen and Los Lunas wrestling teams have almost reached their aiming point.
Valencia High's girls basketball team avoided its usual one bad quarter in Saturday's 57-38 win at Belen, limiting its struggle to a bad couple of minutes.
Friday night's boys basketball game showed fans what Belen can do this season — and what Valencia might be able to do in a year or two.
When Chance Apodaca arrived at Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colo., he probably wasn't sure what to expect.
Even with some lapses in the fourth quarter, the Los Lunas High girls basketball team still managed to get a major District 6-4A win on Thursday.
In the Belen High girls basketball team's 2012-13 victories, free throws have often helped them win, and that was the case in getting past Miyamura on Thursday.
Fighting hard in a road game, only to lose, was not what the Valencia High boys basketball team had in mind Tuesday.
After trying to get four solid quarters together from the entire lineup all season long, things finally fell together for the Belen High boys basketball team on Saturday night.
It isn't very often that the Belen and Los Lunas wrestling teams leave the same tournament smiling and laughing, each with a trophy in hand.
If this is how intense all District 6-4A girls basketball games are going to be the rest of this season, fasten your seat belts.
Even though many of the times of the Los Lunas and Valencia high school swimmers are far from state-qualifying marks, improvements and high finishes might give them confidence.
A strong fourth quarter boosted the Los Lunas boys basketball team over Grants on Saturday.
Even with its usual one bad quarter, the Valencia High girls basketball still managed to pull a fairly major upset Tuesday night.
Both coaches brought up the word "adversity" when describing what their teams had to face in Thursday's District 6-4A boys basketball opener.
It's always awkward when Tom Torres' Valencia High wrestling team has to face another county squad, because the coaches of those teams are facing their mentor.
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Last weekend's Joe Vivian Invite showed there are tremendous possibilities still ahead for the Los Lunas High wrestling team.