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Grappler scores a first with scholarship

Kenn Rodriguez-News-Bulletin photo: VALENCIA GRADUATE LoriAnn Archuleta, center, signs her national letter of intent to wrestle at Missouri Valley University in Missouri  alongside VHS asstistant coach Vince Armijo, left, and Jaguar wrestling coach Lorenzo Carrillo, right.

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?"

A pair above par

Kenn Rodriguez-News-Bulletin photo: LOS LUNAS HIGH GOLFERS, Chesten Browning, left, and Dylan Gonzales are the first pair of eighth-graders to qualify for the NMAA State Golf Tournament from the same team in the same season. The duo also helped LLHS to win the District 6-4A title this season.

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."

Academy rally ends season for Valencia

Kenn Rodriguez-News-Bulletin photo: VALENCIA THIRD BASEMAN Garret Garcia slings the ball to first during the VHS’ 5-2 loss to Academy in the Class 4A State Baseball Tournament in Rio Rancho.

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.

Down to the wire

Kenn Rodriguez-News-Bulletin photo:  VALENCIA SPRINTER Joshua Burbank, left, finishes first in the boys 100-meter dash at the Class 4A State Track and Field Championship Meet Saturday in Albuquerque. Burbank was a key element in the Jaguar boys’ fourth-place team finish.

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.

Jags find trouble in tourney

Kenn Rodriguez-News-Bulletin photo: SENIOR MARISSA KITTERIDGE of Valencia beats out a throw to first during the Jaguars’ 14-2 state tournament loss to Aztec Friday.

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.

On Deck 5-8

Junior Olympics boxing The TNT Boxing Club is hosting the 2014 Four Corners Regional Junior Olympic Tournament Saturday and Sunday at Los Lunas Middle School. Fights start at 5 p.m….[Read more]