A week after falling by a 30-point margin at Artesia, the Belen football team did an about face, dominating host Moriarty in a 55-7 mercy rule-shortened victory Friday night.
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Like all the other preps sports teams in Valencia County, the Belen, Los Lunas and Valencia boys and girls cross country teams enter a new district this season and the Belen boys and Valencia girls are contenders for both the league title as well as high placers at state.
The Belen Eagles remained undefeated on the season with a pair of home wins last week while Los Lunas and Valencia found rough going at the Las Cruces Invitational last weekend.
All three area prep cross country teams began their seasons over the weekend with Los Lunas' boys and girls at the Socorro Stampede on Friday and Belen and Valencia's squads at the UNM Invitational in Albuquerque.
The Los Lunas Tigers hoped to avoid the same fate that befell their cross-town rivals Valencia last week against Alamogordo. But the Tigers were no more successful against the Alamo…[Read more]
ALBUQUERQUE – What a difference a week makes. The good luck that eluded the Valencia Jaguars in their season opener against Alamogordo last Friday night was fully on their side…[Read more]
Kickoff weekend was not kind to the three Valencia County prep football teams, as all three fell in their openers.
The 2013 prep volleyball season ended in the district tournament for Belen and Valencia, while Los Lunas rode a great team effort and the hitting of since-departed middle blocker Katie Inman.
If there was any disappointment of missing the old bracket of their own Belen Invitational for the Belen volleyball team this past weekend, it was swept away by the Eagles five-set win over Class 6A Carlsbad in the fifth-place game on Saturday.
The early season has been somewhat fruitful for Valencia County prep soccer squads, as all have posted early wins.
TOME – The next Friday the 13th doesn’t come until February. But the unluckiest of all Fridays made an early visit to the Valencia Jaguars. Looking snake-bitten almost from the…[Read more]
Based on several pre-season rankings released earlier this month, there’s a lot of respect for Valencia County football. And the battle for District 3-5A is going to be one of…[Read more]
If the last three seasons were a movie, the Los Lunas football team would have been the leading men, a talented group that was among the favorites in Class 4A.
As the late summer sun beat down on the practice field at Valencia High School, a potential conundrum the Jaguars faced in their upcoming season was masked by all the activity.
The traffic along I-25 hums quietly just a quarter of a mile away, with the Belen High School football stadium about as close to a major thoroughfare as any facility in New Mexico.
Last week, we went over the changes for county prep teams in their new classification, Class 5A (which is really just Class 4A) and its new league, District 3-5A. The…[Read more]
2013 was a banner year for the Los Lunas Tigers soccer team, a solid season at Valencia and a bummer in Belen. 2014, however, could be quite different, with one exception — the Tigers are just about as loaded as they were last season.
The 2013 prep soccer season ended with all three Valencia County girls teams in the Class 4A playoffs after a very competitive District 6-4A title chase that involved all three teams.
A new high school sports season is starting soon and there are a few changes that county prep sports fans need to know about, if you all don’t know about…[Read more]
Sitting in what will soon be his former office at the University of New Mexico Tennis Complex, former UNM men's tennis coach Alan Dils pauses, then begins to reflect on his time at the school — first as a player then as an assistant coach, then as the school's winningest head coach in 18 years of coaching.