Articles for the ‘Sports’ Category

Starting swiftly

Kenn Rodriguez-News-Bulletin photo: AREA RUNNERS Aaron Valenzuela of Belen, third from the right; Arturo Trujillo of Valencia, second from the right; and Jared Garcia of Belen, first from left; start the boys 1,600-meter race during the Valencia Invitational at Valencia High School on Saturday.

The host Valencia boys track and field team took first place while the Valencia girls squad finished third at the Valencia High Invitational on Saturday.

Toliver steps down at LLHS

Less than a year after replacing its head football coach, the Los Lunas School are again looking for a new head man at Los Lunas High School after coach Duane Toliver's sudden regination Friday.

Back to the ballpark

Kenn Rodriguez- News-Bulletin photo: IMPACT  PLAYERS, such as junior Daniel Barela, center,  will be the key to a successful season for the Valencia baseball team. The Jaguars have fielded young teams the past few years. That trial-by-fire has produced a  team that is youthful yet experienced, said VHS coach Carlos Carrasco.

The 2014 prep baseball season is well underway and all three Valencia County high school squads have seen their share of successes.

Repeat bid by LL girls sunk by SF surge

"A Tale of Two Cities" author Charles Dickens could have easily written the script to Los Lunas' dramatic experience in the Class 4A Girls Basketball Tournament championship game Friday night at The Pit.

Shot at championship just short for VHS girls

Kenn  Rodriguez- News-Bulletin photo: VALENCIA DEFENDERS, Brenda Baeza (23), Raeanne Herrera (25)  and Lorien Aragon (4) set up their defense against Santa Fe in their Girls Class 4A State Tournament semifinal game at The Pit in Albuquerque Thursday  morning.

You don't have to tell the Valencia girls basketball team that basketball can be a game of inches. Looking into their teary, red-rimmed eyes at a post-game press conference Thursday, you could tell they'd just experienced it first hand.