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Tigers earn top-seed

Mike Stearns-News-Bulletin photo: Celebrating as District champs, the Los Lunas girls basketball team lifts the No. 1 sign high after downing Gallup in double-overtime Saturday night, 59-58. They didn’t know it then, but the sign was prophetic as the Lady Tigers got the top seed in the Class 4A state playoffs, which begin with Los Lunas hosting Goddard at 7 p.m. on Friday.

It was not defending Class 4A state champion Roswell (20-7) that topped the girls Class 4A bracket when it was announced Sunday.

District perfection

Mike Stearns-News-Bulletin photo: Belen’s Zach Martin hits an inside shot against Los Lunas post Quentin Mullins. The Tigers got the better of the Eagles, 55-48,  in the District 6-4A championship game Friday night at Los Lunas.

Seeking perfection is something that seldom comes along in sports. On Friday night, the Tigers boys basketball team achieved perfection, running thought the District 6-4A regular season and tournament without a loss.

Los Lunas girls win thriller

Mike Stearns-News-Bulletin photo: Dominique Pohl, right, plays tough defense in Los Lunas’ district title win over Gallup.

It was the very best basketball from the very best district in girls Class 4A Bbasketball on Saturday night in front of a sea of orange-clad fans on one side of the gym and a sea of blue on the other.

Belen boys shock Gallup

When Belen sophomore Emilio Ulibarri stepped to the line with three seconds left, the Eagle faithful that had made the trip to Gallup Wednesday night knew they were seeing something special.

Tigers open season by losing two

It has been a tough start to the baseball season for Los Lunas. The Tigers were expected to contend for a state title with virtually all of their offense back and some quality pitching led by Ruger Rodriguez and Isaac Parra.

Eagles hope to return to the playoffs

For Belen baseball coach Steve Contreras, last season was bittersweet. Not only did the Eagles lose their perennial all-star, Hunter Blaylock, but Belen also failed to make the playoffs, finishing fourth in District 6-4A with a 4-6 record and 9-15 overall.