At the end of the 2014 high school track and field season, Valencia High sprinter Joshua Burbank stood alone as a state champion. But the junior in high school said it took a group effort to set him up for that individual success.
By most standards 2014 was a banner year for high school sports.
Sitting in a side room in the otherwise darkened Valencia High School gymnasium, LoriAnn Archuleta looks down at the scholarship papers in front of her, then at her family and asks "What's today's date?"
As he steps back on the driving course at Isleta Eagle Golf Course, Los Lunas High golfer Dylan Gonzales turns to his teammate Chesten Browning and laughs while asking "Really? Stanford? That's exactly what I said."
Sometimes one at-bat can change the complexion of a game. That was the case in the sixth inning of the No. 4 seeded Valencia quarterfinal match up against the Albuquerque Academy on Thursday in the Class 4A Baseball Tournament at Cleveland High School.
Midway through the afternoon on Saturday, the Valencia boys and Los Lunas girls track and field teams were looking at the possibility of making the awards stands at the Class 4A State Track and Field Championship meet.
No. 5 seeded Valencia got off to a great start in the Class 4A State Softball Tournament Thursday morning but was unable to continue that momentum through the rest of the double-elimination tournament and was eliminated Friday morning to end the Jaguars' historic season.
Great team efforts from the Belen boys and Los Lunas girls helped the two county teams secure team championships at the District 6-4A Championship Track Meet at Miyamura High School in Gallup on Saturday.
Metro-area residents weren't the only people flummoxed by the overnight rain and early-morning snow Tuesday. The Los Lunas boys golf team didn't found the weather to be rough as well.
With several choices possible for his collegiate career, Los Lunas High senior Jacob Holland chose basketball, signing a national letter of intent to play for Otero Junior College in La Junta, Colo. on Thursday, May 1.
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Valencia (17-9) came away from winning its first-ever District 6-4A championship over the weekend with the No. 5 seed in the Class 4A State Softball Tournament, Los Lunas, just a step behind.
The Valencia baseball team snagged the No. 4 seed and their league, District 6-4A, placed five teams in the Class 4A State Tournament â€• something that testifies to the league's toughness, said VHS coach Carlos Carrasco.
Belen senior Gilbert Devlin finished fourth but the Eagles boys and girls failed to place anyone in the top three in the District 1-4A tournament held at Belen High School over the weekend.
It was a great day of golf for both the Los Lunas boys and Valencia girls squads as the two won team titles at the District 6-4A Golf Tournament at Coyote del Malpais in Grants on Monday.