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5A State Football Championship: ‘Dogs dash Eagles’ title hopes

Kenn Rodriguez-News-Bulletin photo: Belen senior running back Manuel Romero is tackled by a host of Artesia defenders during the Eagles-Bulldogs title game Friday night.

BELEN – Belen football fans began lining up for Friday’s Class 5A State Championship game nearly four hours before the 7 p.m. kickoff, giving Eagles Stadium an air of excitement….[Read more]

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Prep Football: VHS, LLHS ready for playoff push

Kenn Rodriguez-New-Bulletin photo: Los Lunas' O'Maury Samuels (20) avoids Valencia's Randall Gomez during the Tigers' 41-13 loss Friday night. Samuels later score with a 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

With district champs Belen and third-place Valencia assumed to be in, the only drama surrounding Saturday's announcement of the Class 5A State Football Playoffs field was whether Los Lunas would join them in the post-season.

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GAME OF THE WEEK – Football: Jags take “Pride” back with 41-13 win over Tigers

Kenn Rodriguez-New-Bulletin photo: Valencia's Tyler McClarran cradles the "Pride of the Jungle" traveling trophy while taking to friends after the Jaguars' 41-13 win over Los Lunas Friday night.

LOS LUNAS – Entering the weekend in a must-win situation, the Valencia football team came across the county for a showdown with crosstown rivals Los Lunas Friday night. In the…[Read more]

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GAME OF THE WEEK: Eagles claim district title over top-ranked Hawks

Kenn Rodriguez-News-Bulletin photos: BELEN SENIORS Jonathan “Rock” Barba (11), above, and Matthew Lucero (40) celebrate their win over top-rated Centennial Friday.

BELEN – On Halloween night at Eagle Stadium, top-ranked and undefeated Centennial got the trick, and host Belen got the treat. The No. 3 Eagles stormed back from an early…[Read more]

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WEB EXCLUSIVE – Prep Football: Valencia vanquished on road by Hawks

The Valencia football team put up a fight against top-ranked and undefeated Centennial, but was unable to fully derail the Hawks offense Thursday night in the Jaguars 35-10 Thursday night.|…[Read more]

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GAME OF THE WEEK: Belen dominant in 49-7 Valencia Bowl win

Kenn Rodriguez-News-Bulletin photos: BELEN PLAYERS, lift the Valencia County News-Bulletin Chile Roaster traveling trophy  in celebration of their 49-7 win over archrivals Los Lunas  last Friday night at Eagles Stadium. The win kept the Eagles undefeated in district, setting up a showdown with top-ranked and undefeated Centennial in Belen this Friday night, Halloween night.

BELEN – For a football team with so many distractions this week, Belen was incredibly focused in their quest to win the 62nd Valencia Bowl Friday night. On homecoming night,…[Read more]

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Sports Scoreboard (10-23-2014)

CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS Saturday Rio Rancho Jamboree, Rio Rancho H.S. Boys Championship race Team standings 1. Rio Rancho 73; 2. Los Alamos 147; 3. ABQ Academy 159; 4. Taos 215;…[Read more]

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Sports column: Prep post-season chances good for many area teams

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Saturday is the final day of the regular season for area prep teams. Next weekend marks the end of the regular season for cross country and volleyball with area prep…[Read more]

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Sports Scoreboard (10/16/2014)

CROSS COUNTRY Boys Class 5A Rankings Courtesy of nmpreps.com as of  Wednesday, Oct. 15 1. Academy; 2. Los Alamos; 3. Piedra Vista; 4. Miyamura ; 5. BELEN; 6. Gallup; 7….[Read more]

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Prep Football: Battle for The Plow, and first place

The Belen and Valencia football teams took their acts on the road Friday, opening the district portion of their schedules with wins and setting the stage for this week's Battle for The Plow rivalry game between the Eagles an Jaguars at Jaguar Stadium in Tomé at 7 p.m. Friday.

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Sports Scoreboard (10/9/2014)

CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS Saturday Valencia Invitational, Los Lunas Boys – Team standings 1. . BELEN 40; 2. VALENCIA 55; 3. Socorro 76; 4. LOS LUNAS 99; 5. Estancia 109; 6….[Read more]

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Sports Scoreboard Oct. 2, 2014

Friday Albuquerque Academy Invitational Boys -Team Standings 1. ABQ Academy 48; 2. Los Alamos 110; 3. La Cueva 119; 4. Cibola 125; 5. Volcano Vista 139; 17. VALENCIA 321. [/subsciber-content]…[Read more]

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