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Enchantment Juniors pitch shutout for title

Kenn Rodriguez-News-Bulletin photo: THE ENCHANTMENT JUNIOR All-Star team and coaches pose with their championship banner after beating Westgate Little League 6-0 Tuesday night to repeat as District 9 Little League champions.

The Enchantment Junior Little League All-Star team finished the District 9 Tournament undefeated Tuesday night, shutting out Westgate 6-0 at the Enchantment Little League complex to earn a trip to the state tournament for the second year in a row.

All-star swim team take first at NM Games

The Valencia County Super Swimmers, a combined team of swimmers from the Belen Hurricanes, Los Lunas Stingrays and Tidal Wave Swim Team, overwhelmingly finished in first place at the recent New Mexico Games swimming competition.

Enchantment Minors champs again

Kenn Rodriguez- News-Bulletin photo:  ALEX TENORIO, truck out 11 as pitcher to lead the Enchantment Minor All-Stars to a 5-1 win over Westgate Tuesday.

Pitcher Alex Tenorio struck out 11, scattered six hits and got plenty of defensive support as the Enchantment Minor All-Stars defeated Westgate 5-1 Tuesday night to win the District 9 Little League softball championship at the Isleta Little League Complex.

Enchantment hosts District tournaments

Nineteen Little League baseball teams in five different divisions will converge on Los Lunas this weekend to try to capture the District 9 Little League title in five double-eliminiation championship tournaments being held at the Enchantment Little League complex in Los Lunas.

Isleta Seniors earn repeat with sweep

Kenn Rodriguez- News-Bulletin photo:  ISLETA SENIOR softball team members run around the bases carrying their championship banner after beating Mt. Taylor Little League 7-5 in the District 9 championship game Sunday afternoon in the best 2-of-3 format tournament.

The Isleta Senior All-Stars earned their second consecutive District 9 softball title Sunday afternoon, but their opponents from Mt. Taylor Little League of Laguna Pueblo did not make it easy on them.

HEARTLAND BOUND

Submitted photo: FIVE VALENCIA COUNTY RODEO riders and shooters qualified for the National Junior High Finals Rodeo recently at the New Mexico Junior High Finals Rodeo competition. They are, from left, Marisela Sandoval, Lindsey Orris, Roberto Galaz, Hayley McNiel and Abbie Shofner. Galaz and Orris earned state championships at the NMJHFR — Galaz earned a title in shooting while Orris was named reserve state champion in goat tying.

Five Valencia County rodeo riders will be representing the county and the state at the upcoming National Junior High Final Rodeo at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa, Sunday, June 22, through Saturday, June 28.

Burbank runs to success on track

Kenn Rodriguez-News-Bulletin photo: JOSHUA BURBANK of Valencia High School, front, was the state champ in Class 4A in the 100-meter dash and runner-up in the  200-meter dash and district champion in both events as well.

At the end of the 2014 high school track and field season, Valencia High sprinter Joshua Burbank stood alone as a state champion. But the junior in high school said it took a group effort to set him up for that individual success.

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.