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Prep sports: VHS softballers Sharpe, Young sign college letters of intent

Kenn Rodriguez-News-Bulletin photo: VALENCIA HIGH SOFTBALL players Erin Sharpe, left, and Kayla Young, both signed national letters of intent to play at Bellevue University in Bellevue, Nebraska on Tuesday.

Valencia softball players Erin Sharpe and Kayla Young are self-described best friends. So it’s fitting that the duo were sitting next to each other, signing their national letters of intent…[Read more]

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State Football: Persitent Panthers push Jags out of playoffs

Kenn Rodriguez-News-Bulletin photo: Valencia defensive linemen Issac Lewis (28) and Nathan Jolley (56) and linebacker Marcos Griego rush the Piedra Vista offense during the two teams' Class 5A State Playoffs game Friday.

TOMÉ – Through two quarters, the No.8 Valencia Jaguars held their own against visiting Piedra Vista in the brisk conditions at Jaguar Stadium. But the Jags seemed to leave something…[Read more]

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NMAA Class 5A State Volleyball Tournament Brackets

Pools Pool A:  (1) Piedra Vista,  (8) LOS LUNAS, (12)Los Alamos Pool B: (2)  Roswell Goddard, (8) Albuquerque Academy, (11) VALENCIA Pool C: (3) Centennial, (6) Roswell, (10) Aztec Pool…[Read more]

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State Volleyball: Rockets rise to eliminate Tigers in quarters

Kenn Rodriguez-News-Bulletin photo: Los Lunas coach Amy Bell looks on at her team while Lauren Guinn (7) high fives teammates during the Tigers three-set loss to Roswell Goddard Friday afternoon.

RIO RANCHO – The Los Lunas volleyball team showed they were up to the challenge of playing No. 2 Roswell Goddard early on Friday. But the Rockets proved to be…[Read more]

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State Volleyball: Scrappy Jags succumb to Sundevils

Kenn Rodriguez-News-Bulletin photo: Members of the Valencia volleyball team come together after a winning point during their first-round match against Española Valley Thursday night.

RIO RANCHO – There were times in their first round match against Española Valley that the Valencia volleyball team looked as though they were a much higher seed than an…[Read more]

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Prep sports: BHS’ Forde, Gordon sign with Air Force, Wyoming

Kenn Rodriguez-News-Bulletin photo: Belen's Daniel Gordon looks on as father Andrew Gordon signs off on the younger Gordon's national letter of intent for the University of Wyoming, where Gordon will wrestle.

BELEN – As boyfriend and girlfriend, Belen seniors Daniel Gordon and Mariah Forde probably do a lot of fun things together. Tuesday that included signing the collegiate national letter of…[Read more]

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Sports Spotlight: St. Mary’s volleyball, cross country have successful seasons

Photo courtesy of St. Mary's Middle School: The St. Mary's Middle School of Belen volleyball team consisted of, from left, Dominique Gallegos, Kamryn Duenas, Olivia Montoya, Lorena Baldonado, Isabella Sais, Caitlyn Cordova, Mandi Koester and Monique Aragon.

Belen’s St. Mary’s Middle School volleyball and cross country teams both recently finished successful seasons. The volleyball team finished 10-2 this season and made the quarterfinals of the Albuquerque Parochial…[Read more]

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State Girls Soccer: Short-handed Jags fall to Farmington

Kenn Rodriguez-News-Bulletin photo: Valencia goalkeeper Paige Hunter, center, and defender Geneya Sanchez (15) go for a loose ball in front of the Jaguar goal against a Farmington player Thursday night.

ALBUQUERQUE – Gritty No. 5 seed Valencia battled more or less evenly with No. 4 Farmington for 76 minutes of their 80-minute State Tournament match Thursday. But the last five…[Read more]

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Prep Football: VHS, LLHS ready for playoff push

Kenn Rodriguez-New-Bulletin photo: Los Lunas' O'Maury Samuels (20) avoids Valencia's Randall Gomez during the Tigers' 41-13 loss Friday night. Samuels later score with a 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

With district champs Belen and third-place Valencia assumed to be in, the only drama surrounding Saturday's announcement of the Class 5A State Football Playoffs field was whether Los Lunas would join them in the post-season.

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Prep Volleyball: Tigers, Jaguars move on to The Dance

News-Bulletin file photo: JUNIORS JORDAN HOLLAND (6) of Los Lunas and Peyton Linthicum of Valencia (11) and their teams begin play in the Class 5A state tournament today in Rio Rancho.

Like other state championships in New Mexico, the New Mexico Activities Association has a committee that seeds the 12 teams that play in the Class 5A State Volleyball Tournament.

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WEB EXCLUSIVE – Dist. 3-5A Volleyball: Tigers competitive in title match loss

In the district season, the Los Lunas volleyball team was the only District 3-5A team to win a set against No. 4 Centennial. Saturday in the district tournament championship game…[Read more]

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