The Belen wrestling team broke a team scoring record at the Cardinal Classic over the weekend, finishing with 302 points and six placers in the Gold Bracket to take second place in the tournament. They finished just behind Piedra Vista at the 25-team tournament at Robertson High School in Las Vegas, N.M.
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Back at the beginning of the year, it seemed like there was going to be a big shake-up at the top of District 6-4A in both boys and girls basketball.
The Belen and Los Lunas boys basketball teams were tied 7-7 about five minutes into the first quarter of their game last Thursday night at Los Lunas High School.
The Belen wrestling team triumphed twice this past week at home, setting the stage for a run at the top of the standings in Class 4A in February.
The Los Lunas girls basketball team opened District 6-4A play with a pair of wins last week and added two non-district wins over the weekend, while the Valencia girls rebounded from their district opening loss at Gallup with a win over GHS' crosstown rivals Miyamura, Friday night.
Because of a pair early forfeits, there wasn't much chance that host Valencia would be able to come back against Los Lunas in the two teams' dual match at Valencia High school on Wednesday, Jan 15.
If any team in District 6-4A thought that Los Lunas' four loses this season were an indication that the Tigers may no longer be the favorite for the league title in 2014, they may want to re-think that after Tuesday night.
The Los Lunas and Belen boys basketball teams finished the non-district portion of their schedules with losses last weekend, though the setback didn't harm the Tigers standing in the MaxPreps Class 4A rankings.
In tournament action over the weekend, the Belen and Los Lunas wrestling teams finished in the top five at the Pinto Duals in Moriarty, while Valencia finished 12th at the…[Read more]
The Los Lunas girls swim team's 200-yard freestyle relay team qualified for state Saturday, making the quartet the first qualifier for the NMAA State Swimming Championships, Feb. 21 and 22, at Albuquerque Academy.
It was a rough week for the country's three boys basketball teams.
The Valencia girls basketball team continued their historic roll this week, winning a pair of games at home early in the week while the Belen girls traveled to the Four Corners and came away from the weekend trip with a third-place trophy.
With the ceiling lights off and a single light suspended above the mat, the atmosphere leading up to the dual wrestling match between Belen and Los Lunas was as dramatic.
A strong showing by the Valencia wrestling team did not show in the final team standings at the Miyamura Invitational.
Both the Valencia and Belen high school girls basketball team started the new year with wins at home over the weekend.
Valencia and Belen both posted tough home wins over the weekend, while Los Lunas split a pair of road games.
Now that we've looked back at 2013, it's time to look forward to 2014. Specifically, let's look at the three high schools that will be district opponents for the Belen Eagles, Los Lunas Tigers and Valencia Jaguars in the new Class 5A next fall season — the Santa Teresa Desert Warriors, Chaparral Lobos and Las Cruces Centennial Hawks.
In a year full of personal milestones, Belen football coach John Lerma added two more in the month of December — Class 3A/4A All-Metro Coach of the Year and retired educator.
In a possible preview of the upcoming district girls basketball battles, the Valencia girls basketball team beat cross-town rivals Los Lunas girls 42-36 in overtime in the championship of the Alamogordo VFW Invitational on Saturday.
The Los Lunas boys basketball team got revenge for a loss and picked up a tournament title in the process while the Valencia squad suffered a trio of set backs at the Alamogordo VFW Invitational over the weekend at Alamogordo High School.