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Dons Topple Tigers In Homecoming Game

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

A scoreless first half ballgame took a turn to the wild side in the second half as Raton hosted the West Las Vegas Dons for this year’s homecoming romp in the Jungle Friday night that ended the West-losing streak with a 33-16 win.

Neither team could do much in the first half as a defensive battle not only kept both teams from scoring but even out of the red zone. There were bright spots to the offensive side of the ball such as the fake punt that netted Raton a first down to begin the second quarter, yet unable to capitalize they turned the ball over on downs at the 20.

During that half of play Raton would suffer a major blow to the Raton game plan with a knee injury to Oscar Arreola, who was also crowned homecoming king, and an arm injury to Mark Lucero. With both players out and Jonathan Cabrieles playing on the offensive and defensive line Raton had to make adjustments which is hard with such a small team.

As third quarter action began a West Las Vegas fumble that Raton’s Jonathan Cabrieles recovered only lead to a three and out for Raton where West’s Adrian Valdez returned the Raton punt to the Raton 25-yard line. Six plays later Jordan Martinez plows the three yards to pay dirt and the first of many scores the Dons would put on the board on their way to a 33-16 win over the Tigers. Devon Maes tacked on the extra point for a 7-0 game at 7:16 on the clock.

Raton’s next series ended with Jordan Martinez picking off a Dante Mileta pass and taking it to the West 45. This series would end with a 16-yard pass play from JJ Montano to Anthony Medina for six more. A bad snap left the score 13-0.

On the next play after Montano kicked the ball into the end zone saw the Don’s Brian Gonzales ejected from the game on an unsportsman like penalty. From there Raton went three and out but Raton’s Juan Sarinana intercepted a Montano pass giving Raton great field position at the West 27. Then Adrian Valdez picks off another Mileta pass at the West four-yard line. Then Dante Mileta recovers a west fumble at the West eight-yard line.

From the eight Mileta rambles around the end for six Tiger points. Then he does it again for the 2-point conversion making it a 13-8 game with 3:36 on the third period clock.

Its not over yet as a perfect onside kick gives West the ball on their 40. While a holding penalty brings a 20 yard run back a pass play to Miguel Sena adds 30 and a play later Jorge Gallegos collects a Montano pass and takes it in for a 30 yard pass play to pay dirt. The Maes PAT is good and it’s a 20-8 ball game.

Another pass interception by Adrian Valdez ends the Raton series and two plays later it’s a Montano to Miguel Sena for a 73-yard race to the end zone. The PAT failed was blocked leaving the score 26-8 with 59 seconds on the third quarter clock.

Raton carries the ball into the fourth but Mike Ortiz picks off a Mileta pass and carries it to the 34. Six plays later its another Montano to Medina pass play that goes 18 yards for six. Maes splits the uprights and makes it a 33-8 ball game.

With the freshman in the game for both teams Raton holds the Dons to a three and out. Raton takes over on the west 32 and a young Dustin Segura lights a fire and in four quarterback keeper running plays takes the ball to the West 27 where he puts it in the air for seven more and another to Martin Ortiz this time for a 20 yard pass play to pay dirt. Dante Mileta takes it straight in for the 2-point and a 16-33 ball game with 54 seconds on the clock.

Montano takes a knee for West to put the ribbon on this game and their first win of the season.

The Tigers will travel to Robertson next week for a 7:00 p.m. kick off with the Cardinals. 

Martin Ortiz makes the catch and rambles through a host of West Las Vegas Dons Friday night in the Jungle

Martin Ortiz makes the catch and rambles through a host of West Las Vegas Dons Friday night in the Jungle

 

Dakota Martinez takes the hand off from Raton QB Dante Mileta and heads around the for positive yardage.

Dakota Martinez takes the hand off from Raton QB Dante Mileta and heads around the for positive yardage.

 

Connell Ware just misses the JJ Montano pass toe Ross Gonzales for a big gain in the first half of the game.

Connell Ware just misses the JJ Montano pass toe Ross Gonzales for a big gain in the first half of the game.

 

Connell Ware (81) just gets a hand on this one to keep Miguel Sena (1) from making the catch and six points for West.

Connell Ware (81) just gets a hand on this one to keep Miguel Sena (1) from making the catch and six points for West.

 

Jonathan Cabrieles (50) wraps up Adrian Valdez as Dakota Martinez comes in to help save the TD for Raton

Jonathan Cabrieles (50) wraps up Adrian Valdez as Dakota Martinez comes in to help save the TD for Raton

 

JJ Montano leans it over the goal line for West's first score of the night

JJ Montano leans it over the goal line for West’s first score of the night

 

Adrian Valdez picks off a Dante Mileta Pass at the five. A fumble on the next play will setup a Raton TD.

Adrian Valdez picks off a Dante Mileta Pass at the five. A fumble on the next play will setup a Raton TD.

 

Adrian Valdez picks off a Dante Mileta Pass at the five. A fumble on the next play will setup a Raton TD.

Adrian Valdez picks off a Dante Mileta Pass at the five. A fumble on the next play will setup a Raton TD.

 

Dante Mileta makes the plunge for Raton's first six late in the third quarter. The play was setup by a fumble after the Don's picked off one of Mileta's passes to Martin Ortiz.

Dante Mileta makes the plunge for Raton’s first six late in the third quarter. The play was setup by a fumble after the Don’s picked off one of Mileta’s passes to Martin Ortiz.

 

West's Adrian Valdez (4) just gets his hands on this one to take it away form Martin Ortiz (80)

West’s Adrian Valdez (4) just gets his hands on this one to take it away form Martin Ortiz (80)

 

Oswaldo Cabrieles (77) just gets a finger on this point after attempt by Devin Maes (10) to get it to fall short and no good leaving the score 26-8

Oswaldo Cabrieles (77) just gets a finger on this point after attempt by Devin Maes (10) to get it to fall short and no good leaving the score 26-8

 

Freshman Dustin Segura came in late in the fourth quarter and lead Raton on a six play 68 yard drive to pay dirt that ended with a 20-yard pass play to Martin Ortiz.  Segura scrambled for 48 yards in four plays on this drive.

Freshman Dustin Segura came in late in the fourth quarter and lead Raton on a six play 68 yard drive to pay dirt that ended with a 20-yard pass play to Martin Ortiz.
Segura scrambled for 48 yards in four plays on this drive.

 

 

 

Homecoming Festivities 2014

The Raton High Homecoming King and Queen were crowned today at a pep rally held at Tiger Gym. 

Homecoming King Oscar Arreola and Queen Kristina Jansen

2014 RHS Homecoming King Oscar Arreola and Queen Kristina Jansen

 

Homecoming Royalty Martin Ortiz, Heather Segura, Caydence Sisneros, Dillon Query, King Oscar Arreola, Queen Kristina Jansen, Ethan Washburn, Ashlyn Martinez, Dante Mileta and Alexandra Flores

Homecoming Royalty Martin Ortiz, Heather Segura, Caydence Sisneros, Dillon Query, King Oscar Arreola, Queen Kristina Jansen, Ethan Washburn, Ashlyn Martinez, Dante Mileta and Alexandra Flores

 

Homecoming Royalty Heather Segura and Martin Ortiz

Homecoming Royalty Heather Segura and Martin Ortiz

 

Homecoming Royalty  Alexandra Flores and Dante Mileta

Homecoming Royalty Alexandra Flores and Dante Mileta

 

Homecoming Royalty Ashlyn Martinez and Ethan Washburn

Homecoming Royalty Ashlyn Martinez and Ethan Washburn

 

Homecoming Royalty Caydence Sisneros and Dylan Query

Homecoming Royalty Caydence Sisneros and Dylan Query

 

Homecoming King Oscar Arreola and Queen Kristina Jenson

Homecoming King Oscar Arreola and Queen Kristina Jenson

 

RHS Cheerleaders

RHS Cheerleaders

 

The 2nd Place Float belongs to the Seniors

The 2nd Place Float belongs to the Seniors

 

The Wells Fargo float

The Wells Fargo float

 

1st Place float goes to the Juniors

1st Place float goes to the Juniors

 

The 3rd Place Float goes to the Sophomores

The 3rd Place Float goes to the Sophomores

 

Honorable Mention by the Freshman

Honorable Mention by the Freshman

 

Hi Oh Silver Thats not the Lone Ranger! That looks like KRTN's Billy D

Hi Oh Silver Thats not the Lone Ranger! That looks like KRTN’s Billy D

 

The Mainstreet float rolls down 1st Street during the Homecoming Parade

The Mainstreet float rolls down 1st Street during the Homecoming Parade

 

In Loving Memory of Augustina (Tina) Abelina Almarez (Rivera)

Augustina (Tina) Abelina Almarez (Rivera), 62, of Trinidad, CO was born into this life on July 21, 1951 and entered unexpectedly into the next on July 5, 2014.  A private Memorial Mass for family was celebrated by Father Robert Wedow of Sterling, CO, at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Trinidad, CO on July 10, 2014.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Robert Wedow on Monday October 6, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church.  Burial will follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in Tina’s honor to the Young Adult Ministry at Saint Anthony Catholic Church, 324 S. 3rd St. Sterling, CO.

Tina was born in Trinidad to Gloria (Bueno) and Mike Almarez.  Tina graduated from Trinidad High School and attended Cosmetology School at Trinidad State Junior College.  Tina worked at the Hoehne School in the cafeteria, the Lamar Senior Center in the kitchen, and owned a successful tire shop in Presidio, TX.  Tina lived in Trinidad most of her life and spent some time in Presidio with Tom Rivera before she decided to come home to Colorado.

Tina liked to spend time with her beloved family, listen to music, watch movies, and take long drives to admire this beautiful country.  Tina was a loving, caring, and nurturing mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt who selflessly gave of herself whenever she was needed and could be counted on to help on a moment’s notice.

Tina was preceded in death by her father Miguel (Mike) Anthony Almarez, her sister Jennie Garcia, and her husband Virgil Johns.

Tina is survived by her mother Gloria Almarez of Trinidad, CO; her son Michael Johns of Las Vegas, NV; daughter Samantha Wingert of Sterling, CO; son Juan Henry of Presidio, TX; former husband Samuel Henry of Trinidad, CO; grandchildren Austin, Jaeli, and Rayleen Johns of Las Vegas, NV; brother Rudy Villareal and wife Gloria of San Diego, CA; sister Alice Mitton and husband Jim of Longmont, CO; brother Anthony Almarez and wife Sharon of Pierce, NE; sister Anita (Chewy) Duran and husband Jim of Lamar, CO; brother Robert Almarez of Las Vegas, NV; brother Tommy Almarez and wife Marilyn of Trinidad, CO; brother Pat Almarez and wife Tina of Trinidad, CO; sister Louise Feagin of Pueblo, CO; sister Angela Almarez of Pueblo, CO; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral arrangements were handled by Comi Funeral Home, Trinidad, CO.

In Loving Memory of Gene A. Tate

Gene A. Tate age 74, of Raton,NM passed away Wednesday October 1, 2014 in Raton. He was born March 22, 1940 in Guymon, OK the son of Vane and Gladis Woods-Tate. He was a Veteran of the United States Air Force and retired paint store manager. By request of the family cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a latter date.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.

In Loving Memory of Remo Mutton

Remo Mutton age 88, of Raton, NM, passed away Tuesday September 30, 2014 in Raton. He was born August 8, 1926 in Sopris, CO, the son of Luigi and Anna Salatin-Mutton. Remo had worked in the coal mine for more than thirty years, was a Veteran of WWII serving in the United States Army and was a member of St. Patrick’s-St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Raton and a member of the U.M.W.A.

He was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws Robert and Alma Neish, brother Dino Mutton, and three brother-in-laws George McElroy, Joe (Della ) McElroy and Joe Marchiondo. Remo is survived by his wife Dorothy of the home, two daughters, Jeanie Kamm and husband Terry of Raton, and Susie Mutton of Raton, one sister Millie Marchiondo of Raton, five grandchildren, Marsha Wilson (Melissa), Jennifer Sins Baugh (Craig), Zach Kamm (Ali), Seth Kamm and Alli Kamm (Travis), three great grandchildren, Benjamin, Tyler and Aaliyah and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pallbearers will be Steve Kamm, Terry Kamm, Zach Kamm, Seth Kamm, Randy Butt and Brandon Walton. Honorary Pallbearers are Bob McElroy, Eli Hronich, Charles Di Dominico, Steve McConnell, Ricky Marchiondo, Randy Marchiondo and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be Friday October 3, 2014 from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home in Raton. A Rosary will be at 7:00 P.M. recited by Deacon Thomas Alderette. A Funeral Vigil will be Saturday at 12:00 noon at the Yaksich-Long Funerfal Home Chapel with Father John Trambley as the celebrant. Rite of committal will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Raton.

Arrangements and celebration of love for Remo Mutton are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton. 

In Loving Memory of Joe Campanella

Joe Campanella, 97, was born January 24, 1917 in Dawson, New Mexico to John and Mary Campanella. He passed away unexpectedly Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 9:30 A.M.

He married his wife, Peggy in 1946 in Artesia, New Mexico and moved to Cimarron, NM, in 1949. He owned and operated the Ranch Bar for thirty three years. They then moved to Raton in 1982.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Margie Vetter. He is survived by his wife Peggy, son Charlie of Moffett, CO, and daughter, Betty of Albuquerque, NM, four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

A memorial gathering will be held in Raton, NM, at a later date. 

Tiger’s First District Match goes Down in three

Jv Match

Clayton  25  18  15

Raton    12   25  13

Varsity Match

Clayton  25  25  25 

Raton    16  21  22

 

Raton hosted Clayton for their first district match and homecoming event Thursday afternoon evening in Tiger Gym.

 In the JV match Raton was slow getting things going in the first game with clayton taking an early lead and staying in control. Game two however Raton kept it close and took the lead about half way through the game with strong play at the net and solid serves. Raton kept it up found the 25 point mark first over Clayton and threw the match into a third game. 

Raton and Clayton played it back and forth with solid serves that each team had problems handling. When it was all done however Clayton had pulled out a 13-13 tie with a strong serve and a missed hit for a 15-13 win.

The Lady Tigers opened their district play against a slightly different style of play in the Clayton Yellowjackettes according the coach Tamara Johnson. Johnson indicated the girls were used to players with strong hard hits while the Clayton girls played a softer game. Raton had to adjust but when the match ended Raton fell short. 

The second and third games were much tighter than the first game with Raton tying or even taking the lead briefly. Both teams had some problems with the service and getting in front of the ball. Several times Raton missed passes and failed to communicate well enough to keep things moving. In both game two and three Raton did keep it close with strong play by Kristina Jansen and Alina Pillmore at the net. Both girls have have proven solid blockers at the net. 

Raton will be on the road again this weekend in Santa Fe for more tournament play. 

 

Camryn Mileta tips the ball over the net early in the first game against Clayton Thursday afternoon.

Camryn Mileta tips the ball over the net early in the first game against Clayton Thursday afternoon.

 

Ivy Fernandez gets one over as Yellowjackette Makayla Baker goes for the block

Ivy Fernandez gets one over as Yellowjackette Makayla Baker goes for the block

 

Rhianna Barela makes the pass and keeps the ball in play

Rhianna Barela makes the pass and keeps the ball in play

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Ashley Nuerauter makes the pass Thursday evening during Raton's first district game against Clayton

Ashley Nuerauter makes the pass Thursday evening during Raton’s first district game against Clayton

 

Alina Pillmore sends it over the net as Mitzi Vital (6) and Brittany Thelander (14) go for the block

Alina Pillmore sends it over the net as Mitzi Vital (6) and Brittany Thelander (14) go for the block

 

Montan Trujillo sets the ball as Kristina Jansen tries to back out of the way.

Montan Trujillo sets the ball as Kristina Jansen tries to back out of the way.

 

Alina Pillmore reaches high to try and get the ball back over the net.

Alina Pillmore reaches high to try and get the ball back over the net.

In Loving Memory of Gilbert Blan

Gilbert Blan, age 69, died Tuesday, September 30, 2014 in Clayton, New Mexico. 

Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton, New Mexico. 

Gilbert Blan was born on April 17, 1945 in Clayton, New Mexico to Jose M. Blan and Estella Blan. A lifelong resident of Clayton, Gilbert graduated from Clayton High School and worked most of his life delivering propane for Texline Oil and Gas Company. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness in Clayton. Gilbert was preceded in death by his parents; Jose and Estella Blan and by 2 brothers; Joby Blan and Marcelino Blan. 

SURVIVORS: 

4 SISTERS: Helen Cruz of Amarillo, Texas, Rozella Larranaga and her husband Severo of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Francis Blan and Vaida Blan both of Clayton, New Mexico. 

5 NIECES: Lorraine, Amy, Dorothy, Sara & Lisa. 

6 NEPHEWS: Steve, Ernie, Dave, Johnny, Andy & Michael. 

17 Great-nieces and Great-Nephews.