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Los Lunas boys, girls take fourth place at APS Invite

The Los Lunas boys and girls swim squads finished fourth in the their third meet of the year at the APS Mini Invitational hosted at the West Mesa Aquatic Center in Albuquerque, while the Valencia girls and boys finished in the bottom half of the seven-team meet.

Winning Ways

Kenn Rodriguez-News-Bulletin photo: BELEN’S THOMAS CORDOVA (24) and John Michael Hicks (20) apply defensive pressure to Del Norte’s Chris Thomas (1) during the Eagles-Knights game at Belen High School Friday night.

The Los Lunas and Belen boys basketball teams both went undefeated on the week while Valencia gained some insight playing up north at the Española Tournament this past weekend.

Goin' South

The New Mexico Activities Association denied the appeals of 16 of 17 schools heard on Thursday, Dec. 5, leaving the Belen Consolidated Schools and Los Lunas Schools to consider their options going into the 2014-15 athletic season.

GRAPPLING SUCCESS

News-Bulletin file photo: VALENCIA HIGH HEAVYWEIGHT  Nathan Jolley, top, and heavyweight George Truesdell of Los Lunas, bottom, are among the top returning wrestlers for their respective squads.

The 2012-13 wrestling season ended with the Los Lunas and Belen High School teams finishing second and third behind Class 4A titans, Farmington Piedra Vista.

ALL EYES ON THE PRIZE

News-Bulletin file photo: VALENCIA’S JOSH BACA, is one of the key players on a Jaguar team that is looking to erase the memories of a five-win season in 2012-13 with the help of first-year coach Hamilton Doyle.

While Valencia County has been busy becoming in high school football hotbed, the three Class 4A schools in the county have been quietly improving as part of what some call the toughest district in the state at the 4A level.

Eagles Aloft

Kenn Rodriguez-News-Bulletin photo:  BELEN’S MARIAH FORDE, right, steals the ball away from Socorro’s Gaby Alvarado during the Eagles’ 52-16 win Tuesday night.

The Belen girls basketball team is 2-0 early in the season after defeating Albuquerque Academy and Socorro at home in their first two games of the season.