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Strong to the finish

Kenn Rodriguez-News-Bulletin photo: VALENCIA DEFENDERS Miranda Chavez (30), Brenda Baeza (23) and Savannah Stump, far right, battle for the ball with Los Lunas’ Teige Zeller (33) during the Tigers’ 55-38 win at Valencia Friday night.

The first two quarters of the girls basketball game between Los Lunas and Valencia were exactly like the first two games the teams played this season. But that's where the similarities ended.

Eagles, Tigers and Jags finish 1-2-3 at district

Kenn Rodriguez- News-Bulletin photo: THE BELEN WRESTLING TEAM, shown here before their dual match against Los Lunas in January, placed first at the District 6-4A Wrestling meet on Saturday in Gallup. The Eagles qualified all 14 wrestlers for this weekend’s Class 4A State Wrestling Meet in Rio Rancho.

Saturday's District 6-4A Championship Wrestling Meet at Gallup High School was a complete sweep for Valencia County schools, as well as a resounding triumph for Belen, which beat out arch rivals Los Lunas 219.5 to 173.5 to claim first place in the six-team event..

Relay ready

Kenn Rodriguez-News-Bulletin photo: LOS LUNAS SWIMMERS Caleb Garnand (position 2), Tommy Browning (position 3) and Jonathan Gamez (position 4) prepare to start the 100-yard butterfly at the District 2 Swimming Meet at Albuquerque Academy Saturday.

The Los Lunas girls and boys teams placed low in the standings at the District 2 Swim Meet Saturday, but both teams were able to qualify relay squads, ensuring that the Tigers will participate at the State Swim Meet Friday and Saturday at Albuquerque Academy.

Bad night for Belen keeps Gallup in 2nd

Kenn Rodriguez-News-Bulletin photo: BELEN’S COLTON LEWIS, center, loses the ball while driving the paint surrounded by a pack of Gallup defenders in the Eagles’ loss to the Bengals on Tuesday, Feb. 11.

The Belen boys had a chance to make the District 6-4A race a little more interesting last week but were unable to complete the comeback at home, losing 67-60 Tuesday night, Feb. 11 to visiting Gallup.

Drought of doom

Kenn Rodriguez-News-Bulletin photo: BELEN DEFENDERS Kristin Sainz, left, Mariah Forde (33) and  Amanda Menchaca (21) surround Valencia’s Miranda Chavez (30) during the Eagles’ 51-39 upset win Tuesday at Belen High School.

The Valencia girls basketball team experienced a drought Tuesday night against Belen — and the dry spell burned down the Jaguars chances of earning the No. 2 seed in next week's District 6-4A tournament.


Kenn Rodriguez -News-Bulletin photo:  VALENCIA DEFENDERS Quentin Wanstall (25) and Garrett Gibson, right, try to defend Los Lunas’ Jacob Holland, center, during a fast break during the Jaguars-Tigers game Saturday at Valencia High School. Holland and the Tigers prevailed 74-59 to go to 6-0 in District 6-4A.

The Los Lunas boys basketball team moved closer to a No. 1 seed in the upcoming District 6-4A tournament this past weekend with a pair of road wins over county rivals Valencia and Belen.

BHS 2nd at Card Classic

Kenn Rodriguez-News-Bulletin photo: BELEN WRESTLER Dustin Duenas, left, here wrestling an opponent from Silver High earlier this season, finished 4th, helping the Eagles to a 2nd place finish at the Cardinal Classic this past weekend.

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.


Kenn Rodriguez-News-Bulletin photo: BELEN SENIOR GUARD Colton Lewis (10) looks to get past Los Lunas defenders Jalen Chavez (10), Chad Murphy (12) and Jacob Holland, in back, during the Eagles-Tigers District 6-4A game on Thursday, Jan. 23.

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.

Jaguars bounce back, beat Miyamura

Kenn Rodriguez-News-Bulletin photo: VALENCIA FANS waive their hands to for good luck during a free throw shot late in the Jaguar girls basketball team’s game against Gallup Miyamura Saturday at Valencia High School.

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.