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Belen graduate Alexes Aguilar celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the North-South game on Friday evening. Aguilar was one of three Valencia County football players to participate in the game.

Though recent graduates completed their academic careers in late May, some continued their prep sports careers for one more game: the 2019 New Mexico High School Coaches Association All Star Games.

Here’s how the local talent stacked up against the best in the state.


Belen’s Roma Cordova represented the Eagles well with a win over Marissa Sena of Robertson.


Los Lunas grads Samantha Lente and Jaidyn Schollander represented Valencia County for the Southeast squad.

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Los Lunas graduates Jaidyn Schollander, left, and Samantha Lente, right, pose for a photo before competing in an all star game on Friday afternoon.

Former Belen coach Joanne Romero and her daughter, current Belen coach Andrea Montaño, coached the Northeast squad.

The Southeast beat the Southwest team 3-1 on Thursday, and fell 3-0 to the Northeast on Friday.


Belen graduates Diego Casillas and Alexes Aguilar teamed up with Cody Vocu of Los Lunas on the South team.

The score for that game was not reported.

Girls Basketball

Los Lunas’ Marissa Weldon and the Lady Tigers’ coaching staff helped bolster the Southeast to a 77-69 victory over the Northeast.

When they played the Northwest squad, the Southeast fell 79-73.

Boys Basketball

Los Lunas’ senior trio of AJ Garcia, Darius Haywood and Zanen Zeller were joined by Belen’s Alexes Aguilar on the Southeast all star team.

They lost in a 93-91 shootout against the Northeast squad before falling to the Northwest in a high-scoring 115-112 game.


The two cats of Valencia County represented local softball as Valencia’s Destiney Ward joined Los Lunas’ Olivia Lopez, Marissa Weldon and Kylie Perez.

The scores for their games were not reported.


Valencia graduates Davin Gonzales and Jeremy DiBartolomeo teamed up with Belen’s Jadrian Martinez on the Southeast team.

The scores for their games were not reported.

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