Only one of the four girls games in Thursday's first round of the Village of Los Lunas Holiday Classic basketball tournament was closer than 17 points.
Most fans who follow Class 4A New Mexico football figured the Belen High team would improve this season. Not all observers thought the Eagles would reach the state semifinals for the fourth time in five years.
Some of the county's top cross country runners ran in a national meet Dec. 8 — and they didn't have to travel far to do it.
The Belen High boys basketball team dropped a 75-66 decision Thursday night to Piedra Vista in the first round of the Poe Corn Classic in Roswell.
Even the high standards of Los Lunas girls basketball coach Marty Zeller were met in Friday's game against West Mesa — sort of.
Since the Valencia High wrestling team's lineup is probably close to being as complete as it will get, last weekend's performance at the Albuquerque Public Schools Invite might be a fairly accurate picture of the Jaguar lineup for 2012-13.
Even in the Valencia High girls basketball team's victories this year, the Lady Jaguars have not always put four quarters together.
There were still plenty of unanswered questions for the Belen and Los Lunas wrestling teams after Saturday's Panther Duals at Piedra Vista in Farmington.
For one half of Tuesday's game, the Valencia High boys basketball team looked like it was finding ways to do things to earn a win.
When the Valencia High volleyball team won the District 6-4A championship match at Los Lunas High on Nov. 10, almost nothing could have dampened the enthusiasm of the VHS players and coaches as they celebrated.
Many athletes talk about going into "beast mode" and doing what humans seemingly couldn't do.
There are plenty of beginners on this year's Los Lunas and Valencia swim teams.
Now that the Belen High boys basketball team has faced a number of different challenges, the Eagles have plenty of time to prepare for their next game.
In its first week with the addition of football players, the Los Lunas boys basketball team had to make some adjustments this week.
There's always room for improvement.
Basketball coaches preach about the importance of defense precisely because of the way the fourth quarter went for the Belen and Rio Grande girls teams.
When the Harlem Globetrotters come to New Mexico in early February, the traveling basketball show will not only have a female team member, they'll also be allowing the fans to vote on rule changes.
For a team that only lost three matches in 2012-13, the Los Lunas High volleyball team sure had its ups and downs this season.
It will have to happen in a different year.
There was plenty of discussion Saturday about what the Belen and Los Lunas wrestling teams will look like once football players get up to speed.