Although both the girls and boys track teams at Valencia will have to replace Class 4A state placers, the two-time defending girls medley relay should be in pretty good shape.
The focus for Belen golf in 2013 will be vastly different than last season.
On an icy Thursday night, Zach Martin and Colton Lewis heated up for the Eagles ,and Belen just got by a scrappy Valencia team, 44-42, in a District 6-4A boys basketball contest.
The string of close contests for the Valencia girls basketball team continued Tuesday night as the Lady Jags escaped with a 52-46 District 6-4A win.
Los Lunas got back on track on Tuesday night with a District 6-4A girls basketball home win over Miyamura, 66-53.
Grants had to make the trip to Valencia twice in three days just to get in their District 6-4A tilt with the Jaguars.
After Saturday's District 6-4A girls basketball action, the Valencia Jaguars are one step closer to a couple of goals that could lead them on another deep state playoff run and the Pit, in March.
For every step forward the Belen boys basketball team takes, it stumbles one step backward.
There had to be mixed emotions for Los Lunas coach Marty Zeller in the final 10 seconds of regulation Thursday night as his Tigers hosted Grants, his former team, in a key District 6-4A girls basketball tilt.
There were moments where it looked as if the host Pirates would make a game of it in Tuesday's District 6-4A boys basketball contest between Los Lunas and Grants.
With the state playoffs potentially on the line, Belen couldn't repeat the magic against the Gallup visit that it had on its home court.
Valencia got a history-making upset at Gallup to take sole possession of second place in the District 6-4A girls basketball standings.
According to Valencia coach Tom Torres, all of the preparation throughout the winter comes down to two weekends.
With a minute left in the third quarter Saturday night, Belen High had overcome the Los Lunas lead on a Zach Martin tap in to take a 39-38 lead in a District 6-4A boys basketball match up of county rivals.
After a solid win over county rival Valencia, the Belen boys basketball team forgot to follow up the effort in a lackluster home loss to Grants, 61-52.
It was a tough visit to Grants for the Belen High girls basketball team on Tuesday night.
Ben Romero was steady, Quentin Mullins was a physical force inside and Chris Sanchez had more assists than points as Los Lunas beat visiting Miyamura, 43-34, in a boys District 6-4A basketball contest Friday night.
When the doors open at 3 p.m. every week day at Perez Fighting Systems, located at 809 Bernard St. in Belen, kids of all shapes, sizes and ages come ready for a two-hour workout.
With a new coach and a new set of high scorers, the Los Lunas Tigers found themselves alone atop the District 6-4A boys basketball standings after an impressive road victory at Gallup on Tuesday, 79-68.