It all came down to the bats in an exciting District 6-4A opener for Miyamura and Valencia on Tuesday at the Jags' home field.
Valencia qualified seven events for the state track meet at the Valencia County Relays held last Thursday, and hosted by both Jaguar track programs.
If there was any thought that Grants might be able to hang with Los Lunas in the District 6-4A softball opener for both teams Tuesday, it was erased by a 14-run first inning outburst by the Tigers.
The baseball team with the most wins in Class 4A added another one to open District 6-4A play at home on Tuesday night.
Josh Burbank (10.77) continued to build his state resume for Valencia, knocking his 100 meter time under 11 seconds at Thursday's Valencia County Relays.
Los Lunas junior Angela Duran has picked up virtually where D'Ana Gabaldon left off.
The Belen boys tennis team has had an outstanding start to the season, going 6-1 with an impressive upset of Volcano Vista at the APS Quads.
After a tough Cavegirl Invite experience at Carlsbad, the Lady Eagles got back on the right track with a win at Moriarty, 9-6, on Tuesday.
Belen found out this week that the big inning giveth and the big inning taketh away.
Erin Sharpe's grand slam home run in the bottom of the sixth inning did not match up to four Churchill homers as the Eugene, Ore., school got a 13-10 win in their first game of the season more than 1,400 miles away from home.
It would have been hard to imagine for Deming's Eric Leyba that his coaching career path would lead him to a state where the rainfall total for a couple weeks exceeds his home town's annual total.
It was a tough weekend at the Carlsbad Cavegirl Invitational for the Belen softball girls. The Lady Eagles dropped four games against mostly Class 5A competition to see their season mark fall to 6-5.
For Belen and Valencia thinclads, the long trip to Alamogordo on Saturday was a worthwhile endeavor.
As the Valencia baseball team tries to replace some key seniors off last year's semifinal state tournament team, the growing pains continue.
Clutch hitting and a nice outing on the mound for Andrew Castillo gave Belen a hard-fought road win over Bernalillo on Tuesday, 4-3.
It looked as if Los Lunas had broken open a tight softball game in the top of the seventh inning against St. Pius on Tuesday.
New Los Lunas baseball coach Pete Candelaria has been waiting for the bats to come alive, but the Tiger coach is most pleased with the pitching staff's performances lately.
The Valencia baseball team ran into a buzz saw, facing Colorado's Fruita Monument in the opening round of the Piedra Vista Invitational on Thursday.
Two college teams benefited from Valencia County soccer players this past college season.
Roswell had gained momentum when halftime arrived at the Class 4A girls basketball state championship on Friday night.