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New Mexico fishing and stocking report for May 23, 2017

New Mexico fishing and stocking report for May 23

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This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

Check out the stocking report through May 19. Lake levels and stream flows.

Medina & Portillos

Catches of the week:

  • Alto Lake:  Matthew Portillo, 9, Isaiah Medina, 5, Andrea Medina 7, Mia Portillo, 6, Alejandro Medina, 3 and Anabelle Portillo 10, of Clint, Texas, caught 15 rainbow trout May 20. They were using garlic PowerBait and pinched night crawlers.
  • Clayton Lake: Tommy Montoya of Clayton caught a 20-inch rainbow trout May 15. He was using PowerBait.
  • Elephant Butte Lake:  Jolene Munoz, 3, of Las Cruces, caught her first white bass May 19. She was using a live shiner.
  • Grindstone Reservoir: Humberto Maldonado of Ruidoso caught a 33-inch catfish May 15. He was using worms.
  • Rio San Antonio: Noelle Brooke, 10, of Albuquerque, caught and released a 20-inch brown trout May 20. She was using a gold Panther Martin.
  • Santa Cruz Lake: Maya Scargall, 10, and Prescott Scargall, 8, of Santa Fe, caught limits of trout May 20. Maya’s big fish was 17 inches and Prescott’s was 16 inches. They were trolling gold spoons.
  • Seven Springs Brood Pond:  Ben Mirabal, 4, of Albuquerque, caught his first fish, a 17-inch rainbow trout May 19. He was using salmon eggs. Gavin Whaler, 11, of Santo Domingo Pueblo caught a 28-inch, 8.2-pound brown trout May 21. He was using a gold Panther Martin.
  • Tiger Pond: Dominik Lopez, 10, of Aztec, caught a 15-inch rainbow trout May 20. He was using blue neon PowerBait.
  • Tingley Beach: Kai Lynn Johnson, 6, of Albuquerque, caught her first trout, a 13-inch rainbow May 20. She was using night crawlers.
  • Ute Lake: Rande Kelley of Dalhart caught and released a 5.07 largemouth bass May 20.

The following reports came in late but deserve a mention:

  • Lake Roberts: Mike Dunn caught and released a 6.79-pound largemouth bass May 12. He was using a watermelon seed brush hog.
  • Rio Las Vacas: Maddie Flint, 6 and Ethan Flint, 4, both of Rio Rancho caught their first rainbow trout May 14. They were using worms.

If you have a catch of the week story or just want to tell us about your latest New Mexico fishing experience, send it to us at fishforfun2@hotmail.com. We may include your story in our next report. For catches of the week, include name, age, hometown, date, and location, type of fish, length and weight if possible and bait, lure or fly used.

Noelle Brooke

May 23  

Northeast

Charette Lakes: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and worms for trout. Fishing was fair using worms for perch. We had no other reports.

Clayton Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait and Kastmasters for rainbow trout. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits and Kastmasters for walleye. We had no other reports. Due to low water conditions, the boat ramp remains closed.

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron on Monday was 40 cfs. Trout fishing was good using San Juan worms, gold spinners, worms and salmon eggs. A section of the river has been closed due to a fuel spill. The closed area starts at mile marker 291 and goes to the Perryville Day use area. Anglers are asked to steer clear of the area. Trout fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was very good using Pistol Petes, PowerBait, Fire Balls and worms.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was good using tubes, senkos, jigs, jerk baits, crank baits, creature baits and curly tail grubs for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using crank baits for white bass. Fishing was fair using jig and minnow combinations, spinner minnow combinations and crank baits for walleye. Fishing was fair using night crawlers, stink bait and cut bait for catfish. Fishing was fair using minnows and small grubs for crappie.

Cowles Ponds: Fishing was very good using worms and PowerBait for trout.

Coyote Creek: Trout fishing was good using small bead-head nymphs, worms, PowerBait and salmon eggs.

Eagle Rock Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and worms for trout.

Eagle Nest Lake: Bank fishing and fishing from anchored boats was good using PowerBait. Anglers trolling for trout did well trolling using Arnie’s, Panther Martins and Platte River specials. A few trout were also caught by anglers using wooly buggers and Pistol Petes. Fishing was fair using worms for perch. We had no other reports. The annual Pike and Carp Tournament will be held May 27 and 28. For more information, contact the Eagle Nest Fly Shack at (505) 485-8328.

Gallinas River: Fishing was good using worms for trout.

Hopewell Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Alice: Trout fishing was very good using Gulp eggs, PowerBait, worms, Pistol Petes and Kastmasters.

Lake Maloya: Trout fishing was very good using garlic and corn PowerBait, Fire Balls, Panther Martins, Kastmasters, wooly buggers, damsel flies and bead-head pheasant tail nymphs. The annual Sugarite Canyon State Park Fishing Derby sponsored by the Friends of Sugarite Canyon State Park and the Raton Kiwanis Club will be held from May 27 through June 4. For additional information, call (575) 445-5607.

Los Pinos River: Fishing was good using worms, Fire Balls and San Juan worms for trout.

Maxwell Lake 13: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, worms, prince nymphs, wooly buggers and Pistol Petes for trout.

Morphy Lake: Fishing was good using Pistol Petes, spinners, PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. Frank Chavez of Albuquerque reported catching two 16.5-inch rainbow trout May 21. He was using salmon peach PowerBait.

Pecos River: Streamflow near Pecos on Monday was 240 cfs. Fishing was good using worms, Fire Balls, bead-head hare’s ear nymphs, San Juan worms and spinners for trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday was 225 cfs. Fishing was fair using night crawlers, wooly buggers and poundmeisters for trout.

Red River City Ponds: Fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 2,080 cfs. Trout fishing in the Taos area was slow to fair with just a few trout caught by anglers using spoons, worms and weighted wooly buggers.  We had no other reports.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow near Valdez on Monday was 112 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: As of Monday, stream flow near Terrero was 104 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using worms for trout.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco on Monday was 178 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Barbara River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: Fishing was good using Kastmasters, PowerBait and Fire Balls and trolling gold spinners and spoons for trout. We had no other reports.

Shuree Ponds: Open for the season July 1.

Springer Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Storrie Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, corn and Fire Balls for trout up to 21 inches. We had no other reports.

Ute Lake: Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was good using senkos, finesse worms, tubes and grubs. Fishing for white bass and walleye was slow. Fishing was good using live minnows and small jigs for crappie. We had no other reports. The surface water temp was in the mid 60s.

Winsor Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Northwest

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was fair to good using curly tail grubs, tubes, creature baits, senkos and crank baits for smallmouth bass. Fishing for walleye was fair to good using minnows, bottom bouncer night crawler combinations, crank baits and grubs. We had no other reports.

Animas River: Water flow near Aztec on Monday morning was 1,250 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains:  Mark Donahue reported good bass and bluegill fishing on the Corrales Drain this past week. His big bass measured 17 inches and he was using Texas rigged and whacky rigged senkos for the bass and watermelon rocket craws for the bluegill. We had no other reports.

Bluewater Lake:  Fishing was good using spoons, in line spinners, large crank baits and large flies for tiger muskies. Fishing for trout was fair using PowerBait, corn and worms. Ernie Baca of Belen and his brother, Donysio Martinez of El Paso, caught and released several tiger muskies over a two day period this past week. We had no other reports.

Brazos River: Fishing was fair to good using worms for trout.

Canjilon Lakes: Closed by the U.S. Forest Service until further notice due to danger from falling trees. They are not expected to open in 2017.

Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 1,480 cfs and 1,800 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was fair using weighted wooly buggers and worms for trout. We had no reports from below Abiquiu. NEW SPECIAL TROUT WATER: The river from the USGS gauging station to the confluence of the Rio Nutrias is now catch and release only using single barbless hook artificial flies and lures.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using worms and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

El Vado Lake: Fishing was fair using crank baits and plastics for smallmouth bass. We had no other reports.

Fenton Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, Kastmasters, wooly buggers, caddis imitations, Panther Martins and Pistol Petes for trout.

Heron Lake: Fishing from the bank was good using PowerBait for rainbow trout. We had no other reports.

Jackson Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, worms, salmon eggs and spoons for trout. We had no other reports.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 96 cfs. Fishing was very good using worms, stone flies, San Juan worms, copper John Barrs bead-head hare’s ears and salmon eggs for trout. Fishing on the East Fork was good using San Juan worms, flash back pheasant tail nymphs, and worms for brown trout. Trout fishing on the San Antonio was very good using small prince nymphs, San Juan worms, copper John Barrs, worms and spinners.  Anglers also did well trout fishing on the Rio Cebolla. They were using worms, Fire Balls, San Juan worms and night crawlers. We had no other reports.

Laguna del Campo: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, Gulp eggs, wooly buggers and Kastmasters for trout.

Lake Farmington: Nonmotorized watercraft are now allowed on Lake Farmington. Fees are $50 for the season or $5 daily. Fishing was fair using PowerBait, spinners and Pistol Petes for trout. We had no other reports.

Manzano Lake: Fishing was good using corn, salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout.

Navajo Lake: Fishing was good using tubes, brush hogs, senkos, swim baits, creature baits and crank baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing for crappie was good for anglers using small tubes and grubs. Fishing was fair using swim baits and crank baits for northern pike. Anglers trolling near the mouth of Frances Canyon caught a few kokanee salmon. They were using Arnie’s and Panther Martins. We had no other reports.

San Gregorio Lake: We had no reports from anglers.

San Juan River: Stream flow from Navajo Reservoir on Monday was scheduled to increase to 4,500 cfs and then to 5,000 cfs on Tuesday May 23. Fishing from drift boats was fair to good using a variety of attractor patterns.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: Fishing was very good using spinners, PowerBait, Fire Balls and worms for trout.

Tingley Beach: Trout fishing at the Central and Youth ponds was fair to good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, night crawlers and Pistol Petes. Fishing was good using jigs and worms for bluegill. Fishing was fair using curly tail grubs and night crawlers for largemouth bass. Fishing was slow to fair using worms, homemade dough bait and hot dogs for catfish. We had no other reports.

Trout Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Southwest

Alumni Pond: Fishing was slow to fair using worms for catfish. We had no other reports.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using tubes, brush hogs and swim baits for largemouth bass. We had no other reports.

Caballo Lake: Fishing was fair using crank baits, spoons, grubs and minnows for white bass. We had no other reports.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was very good using crank baits, jerk baits, minnows, spoons, small plastic worms and grubs for white bass. Fishing was fair using crank baits, tubes, minnows and grubs for walleye. Fishing was good using Roboworms, grubs, baby brush hogs, crank baits, jerk baits, senkos, jigs and sweet beavers for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using cut bait, homemade dough bait, minnows and chicken liver for catfish. Fishing was fair using grubs and minnows for crappie. We had no other reports.

Escondida Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 64 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

Lake Roberts: Fishing was good using Roboworms, tubes, grubs and crank baits for largemouth bass. Fishing was good using Kastmasters, worms and PowerBait for trout. Fishing was fair to good using homemade dough bait, liver and night crawlers for catfish. We had no other reports.

Percha Dam: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Quemado Lake: Fishing was fair to good using spoons and swim baits for tiger muskie. Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, spinners and Fire Balls for trout. We had no other reports.

Rancho Grande Ponds: These are private ponds now open to the public and stocked by the Game and Fish Dept. The ponds have been stocked with rainbow trout and have a native population of bass and bluegill. There is a sign at the entrance with information regarding limits. Anglers should park at the Adobe Inn and walk in.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 1,620 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using night crawlers, liver, homemade dough bait and cut bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

Snow Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

Young Pond: Fishing was slow for catfish with just a few caught by anglers using worms. A few trout were caught by anglers using Pistol Petes under a bobber.

Southeast

Alto Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using liver and night crawlers for catfish. Fishing was very good using night crawlers, garlic PowerBait and spinners for trout. We had no other reports.

Bataan Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday was 5.5 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait and spoons for trout. Fishing was fair to good using night crawlers, blood bait and PowerBait for catfish.

Bonito Lake: Closed until further notice by the city of Alamogordo due to fire damage.

Bosque Redondo Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few catfish caught by anglers using liver.

Bottomless Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Brantley Lake: Anglers are required to catch and release all fish here as high levels of pesticides have been found in some fish. Fishing was good using crank baits, senkos, spoons, tubes, creature baits and jerk baits for a mixed bag of white bass and largemouth bass.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using chicken liver and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms and Pistol Petes for trout. Itzel Perez reported catching a a 17-inch rainbow trout while fishing for catfish. She was using a crawfish blood bait. We had no other reports.

Eunice Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was fair to good using night crawlers and homemade dough baits for catfish. We had no other reports.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was good using night crawlers and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait for trout. Fishing was fair using worms for bluegill. We had no other reports.

Jal Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Lake Van: Fishing was slow to fair using chicken liver and homemade dough bait for catfish. We had no other reports.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was fair to good using hot dogs and homemade dough bait for channel catfish. We had no other reports.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday was 116 cfs. Fishing below Sumner Lake was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait.

Perch Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. Fishing was fair using worms and hot dogs for catfish. We had no other reports.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow at Hollywood on Monday was 12 cfs. Fishing was slow to fair using salmon eggs for trout.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was very good using senkos, creature baits, tubes, jigs, jerk baits and crank baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using minnows, curly tail grubs and crank baits for walleye. Fishing was fair using small grubs, small tubes and minnows in 12 to 15 feet of water for crappie. Fishing was slow to fair using cut bait and chicken liver for catfish. We had no other reports.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was good using curly tail grubs, crank baits, bottom bouncer minnow rigs and minnows for walleye up to 21 inches. Fishing was good using crank baits, sweet beavers, tubes, worms, minnows and senkos for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using minnows and small grubs for crappie. We had no other reports.

Game Stats – 5/10/17 McCurdy Varsity at Raton Varsity

Game Stats – 5/10/17 McCurdy Varsity at Raton Varsity

Box Score


MCCURDY VARSITY (0) AT RATON VARSITY (9)

MCCURDY VARSITY      AB  R  H BI  RATON VARSITY        AB  R  H BI
A.J. Vallo            3  0  0  0  Johnathan Cabriales   4  0  0  0  
Isaiah Archuleta      3  0  0  0  Gabe Martinez         2  2  1  0  
Isaac Fresquez        3  0  0  0   Brandon Decker       1  0  0  0  
Kemmer Croff          2  0  1  0  Richie Gonzales       4  0  0  0  
Nikko Valdez          3  0  0  0  Cole Medina           3  2  1  0  
Matthew Martinez      3  0  0  0  Austin Jones          2  1  1  1  
Nicholas Croff        2  0  0  0  Dillon Lemons         2  1  0  0  
Ubaldo Barela         1  0  0  0  Trevor Portillos      2  1  2  1  
Makelis Talachy       1  0  0  0  Jason Parker          3  1  0  1  
                                  Damien Martinez       2  1  1  2  
TOTALS               21  0  1  0  TOTALS               25  9  6  5

MCCURDY VARSITY               000 000 0 -- 0  
RATON VARSITY                 200 070 x -- 9  

LOB--MCCURDY VARSITY 3, RATON VARSITY 4. ERR--Makelis
Talachy, Nikko Valdez, Matthew Martinez. 2B--Damien
Martinez. 3B--Austin Jones. HBP--Kemmer Croff. SB--Kemmer
Croff, Cole Medina, Damien Martinez, Gabe Martinez (2).

 MCCURDY VARSITY                 IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Kemmer Croff (L)               4.67    5    4    3    3    3    0
Matthew Martinez               0.33    1    5    1    3    0    0
A.J. Vallo                     1.00    0    0    0    0    1    0
 RATON VARSITY              
Johnathan Cabriales (W)        5.00    1    0    0    1    6    0
Jason Parker                   2.00    0    0    0    1    3    0

PB--Paul Maestas (2). WP--Johnathan Cabriales. BALK--Kemmer
Croff. SO--Kemmer Croff, Isaiah Archuleta, A.J. Vallo,
Makelis Talachy, Nikko Valdez, Matthew Martinez (3),
Nicholas Croff, Dillon Lemons, Richie Gonzales, Austin
Jones, Brandon Decker. BB--Makelis Talachy, Ubaldo Barela,
Trevor Portillos, Dillon Lemons, Cole Medina, Damien
Martinez, Austin Jones, Gabe Martinez.


Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E L
McCurdy Varsity 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3
Raton Varsity 2 0 0 0 7 0 9 6 0 4

WP: Johnathan Cabriales, LP: Kemmer Croff, SP:

New Mexico fishing and stocking report for May 9, 2017

New Mexico fishing and stocking report for May 9

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This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

Check out the stocking report through May 5. Lake levels and stream flows.

Raton Girls Take 2 at NM 3A State Track Meet

Special To KRTN

By Coach Malano

The Raton lady sprinters accomplished something that has not been done since even before the Dana D. Romero and Penny Miller era.  This past Saturday the girls won the New Mexico 3A State Track Championship in the 4×100 and 4×200 meter relays. Led by seniors Estrella Vargas and Alina Pillmore, the Lady Tigers finished their first race with a time of 50.93 which was just six tenths of a second off of the NM 3A state record in the 4x100m relay (50.33) and four hundredths off of the school record (50.89) set in 1979 by Susan Mutton, Gina King, Dana D. Romero (Medina), and Penny Miller (Lopez). The girls later turned in a time of 1:48.68 in the 4x200m relay that was just shy of the school record of 1:48.10 set in 1981 by Marla Padino, Dana D. Romero, Susie Mutton, and Sara Rivera. Tellingly, the two winning times posted on Saturday were the best times of any girl’s team in the modern FAT or Fully Automatic Timing System.

The Tigers took six girls and one boy to the state meet qualifying two girl’s relays and several individual events. Ismael Vargas started the day off for the Tigers and finished 10th out of 13 competitors with a jump of 17’7.75.” The jump was just shy of Ish’s personal best but was a great showing for a young athlete competing for the first time. The girls 4×100 and 4×200 relays easily qualified for finals early on Friday and Ismael’s older sister Estrella Vargas then jumped into finals in the long jump but missed the podium by two places with a jump of 15’4.75.” Kerrigan Weese also threw her self into the discus finals with a throw of 87’2.” Kerrigan finished in 7th place and barely missed the podium.

The finals for the girl’s 4x100m relay was started by Reigan Snow who came out of the blocks clean and made up the stagger from lane 3. Snow handed off to Alina Pillmore who further closed the gap on a few more competitors and made a smooth transition to Montana Martinez who dominated the curve as usual and got the baton to anchor Estrella Vargas. The race was no longer in question as Estrella safely secured the Lady Tiger’s victory by a good 6 meter margin. Estrella and Montana had to head immediately back to the check-in to get ready for the 100m dash. Estrella finished a close second with a personal best of 12.93 and Montana finished 8th with a solid time of 13.60.

The main event came at 1:00pm on Saturday when the girls stepped on to the track with the Santa Rosa Lady Lions. The Lady Lions have the state of New Mexico’s fastest sprinter in junior Mikayla Garnand who won the 100, 200, and 400 meter dashes in class 3A. Garnand took 2nd in the long jump on Friday and was anchoring the 4x200m relay. The Lady Lions had three legs of the 4×200 that were faster than ours. The Lady Tigers posted a season best time of 1:49.35 in the prelims on Friday which was easily bested by Santa Rosa in the next heat with a time of 1:48.96. The stage was set and the girls knew that they would have to run their best race to beat the Lady Lions. The reliable Reigan Snow started the race again for the Tigers getting a big lead on the Lady Lions and making up the stagger from lane 4. Montana Martinez gave an outstanding effort to build a lead in first place and made a perfect handoff to 8th grader Baylor Walton.  Baylor got off to a strong start and was caught by Santa Rosa’s Cassandra Sisneros. Baylor gave a second effort in the last 40 meters of the third leg to keep Sisneros from moving safely into lane 1. Baylor got Estrella the baton in the first few steps of the exchange zone while Santa Rosa struggled to get their baton through the zone. Garnand was able to best Vargas in three individual events but there was no way she was going to catch “Strella” in this race. The result was another state championship and a team best time of 1:48.68. Estrella finished her day as an individual with a 3rd place finish and a time of 27.10 in the 200m dash. The Lady Tigers placed 6th overall with 29 points.

I would like to thank Coach Ashley Walton who has been with me for the past three years. Coach Ashley is not only the best team mom but also the voice of reason when it comes to strategy and analyzing the effort of our athletes. I would not remember my head or my sunscreen and sweat pants if it was not for Coach Ashley. I would also like to thank volunteer Coach Brock Walton who developed a sprint plan for our athletes that got them to peak at the right time and obtain personal best times. I believe we have the best conditioning plan in all of class 3A.

I would like to thank Coach Abe Elliott who volunteered time to teach our jumpers and prepare them for state. Thank you to Coach “Hunker” Main who helps every year with our throwers.  A special thanks is due to Coach Joe Giglia (formerly of the Cimarron Rams) who took the time to teach me a few things about coaching young athletes and whose relays and exchanges we have tried to model here at Raton. Coach Giglia helped me to develop a strategy that I believe gave us the best chance at state. Thank you Coach G.

I need to thank seniors Estrella Vargas and Alina Pillmore. Estrella brought leadership to the team and gave us an elite runner with the speed and power to compete at the highest level in the relays. Alina brought strength, leadership, and solidarity to our team. Alina rolled with every move I made while figuring out the sequence for the relays and found her a spot on the 4×100.  Her efforts helped us to secure the win in that relay. I believe that I can speak for Coach Ashley and Coach Brock when I say that these girls have exceeded the expectations we set for them. Thank you to all of you girls! You girls put in the work, you ran the races, and you earned your prize. Congratulations on your accomplishments and thanks for one hell of a ride!

Left to right and top to bottom: Baylor Walton, Estrella Vargas, Montana Martinez, and Reigan Snow

Left to right and top to bottom: Baylor Walton, Estrella Vargas, Montana Martinez, and Reigan Snow

 

From left to right the 4x100m champs-Montana Martinez, Estrella Vargas,  Reigan Snow, and Alina Pillmore

From left to right the 4x100m champs-Montana Martinez, Estrella Vargas,
Reigan Snow, and Alina Pillmore

It Takes Nine to Win for Raton

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

It was a cold blustery afternoon as game time approached in Raton for the first round of 3A state baseball action Wednesday afternoon as #4 ranked Raton hosted #13 ranked Eunice to see which team would advance in the the state playoffs.

These two teams met in Portales during the year at a tourney there and Raton 10 run ruled that game but as the first inning came and went with no score it was looking like a tough game was in store. Eunice scored one in the second with Raton putting a run over the plate as well. The next score came in the fifth inning as Eunice once again  got a runner around the bases followed by Raton scoring one as well.

Tied at two at the end of the seventh this game was going into extra innings. Raton held Eunice scoreless and then loaded the bases for the third time Wednesday afternoon and then went three up three down at the plate in the bottom of the eighth leaving the bases loaded. Eunice got Hayden Dean on first then he stole second. He then made it to third and the winning run was just waiting for something to happen. He didn’t have to wait to long as a wild pitch went high, Dean took the chance and made it home for the run giving Eunice a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth.

Raton then had the opportunity in the bottom of the ninth to win or loose this game and as luck would have it a bobbled ball allowed Gabe Martinez to make it to first. The tying run was on base and Martinez would soon make it across home plate for the tie. Cole Medina then made it to second on a double and the winning run was on base. Medina then headed home on another hit and the game was over with a 4-3 win by Raton to move them on to the next round of state baseball action in Albuquerque against McCurdy on Wednesday afternoon.

Game Stats – 5/3/17 Eunice Varsity at Raton Varsity

Box Score


EUNICE VARSITY (3) AT RATON VARSITY (4)

EUNICE VARSITY       AB  R  H BI  RATON VARSITY        AB  R  H BI
Mason Caperton        4  0  0  0  Johnathan Cabriales   4  0  1  0  
Logan Gaskins         4  1  1  0   Dante Romero         1  1  1  0  
Frankie Solis         4  0  1  0  Gabe Martinez         5  1  1  0  
Cristian Larrea       5  0  1  0  Richie Gonzales       4  0  0  0  
Jacob Mendoza         4  0  0  0   Dustin Segura        0  0  0  0  
Cameron Santa Cruz    3  1  0  0  Cole Medina           5  1  2  0  
Jose Hernandez        3  0  1  0  Austin Jones          5  1  0  0  
Arturo Olivas         4  0  1  0  Dillon Lemons         2  0  1  0  
Hayden Dean           2  1  0  0  Trevor Portillos      1  0  0  0  
                                  Mateous Samora        4  0  2  1  
                                  Damien Martinez       4  0  0  0  
TOTALS               33  3  5  0  TOTALS               35  4  8  1

EUNICE VARSITY                010 010 001 -- 3  
RATON VARSITY                 010 010 002 -- 4  

LOB--EUNICE VARSITY 10, RATON VARSITY 12. ERR--Hayden Dean,
Frankie Solis (3), Jose Hernandez, Cristian Larrea, Cameron
Santa Cruz (2), Trevor Portillos, Damien Martinez, William
Holland, Austin Jones (2). 2B--Logan Gaskins. HBP--Hayden
Dean, Cameron Santa Cruz, Trevor Portillos, Dillon Lemons.
SACB--Jose Hernandez, Dustin Segura, Trevor Portillos.
SB--Hayden Dean, Cameron Santa Cruz, Dillon Lemons, Gabe
Martinez, Johnathan Cabriales.

 EUNICE VARSITY                  IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Logan Gaskins                  7.00    6    2    0    2    7    0
Mason Caperton (L)             1.33    2    2    0    0    3    0
 RATON VARSITY              
Dillon Lemons                  5.00    5    2    0    0    5    0
Johnathan Cabriales (W)        4.00    0    1    0    4    6    0

PB--William Holland (2). SO--Arturo Olivas (3), Logan
Gaskins, Hayden Dean, Jacob Mendoza (2), Jose Hernandez,
Cristian Larrea (2), Cameron Santa Cruz, Dillon Lemons, Cole
Medina, Mateous Samora (2), Damien Martinez (2), Richie
Gonzales, Gabe Martinez, Johnathan Cabriales (2). BB--Logan
Gaskins, Hayden Dean, Frankie Solis, Mason Caperton, Trevor
Portillos, Dillon Lemons.


Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E L
Eunice Varsity 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 5 8 10
Raton Varsity 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 4 8 5 12

WP: Johnathan Cabriales, LP: Mason Caperton, SP:

Trevor Portillos makes the catch out in center field or did he? During the 1st round of state baseball tourney action in Raton Wednesday afternoon.

Trevor Portillos makes the catch out in center field or did he? During the 1st round of state baseball tourney action in Raton Wednesday afternoon.

 

Errors like this one cost Raton a couple of runs during the first round of state baseball tourney action Wednesday afternoon as Raton hosted the Eunice Cardinals.

Errors like this one cost Raton a couple of runs during the first round of state baseball tourney action Wednesday afternoon as Raton hosted the Eunice Cardinals.

 

Dillon Lemons tries to pick off the Cardinal base runner as he makes the throw to Austin Jones at first.

Dillon Lemons tries to pick off the Cardinal base runner as he makes the throw to Austin Jones at first.

 

1st Round Raton v Eunice 5-3-17-2520

Cole Medina makes the long run and catch in right field for another out as Damien Martinez looks on form second base

 

The throw from Damien Martinez makes it in time of the force out at third.

The throw from Damien Martinez makes it in time of the force out at third.

 

Cameron Santa Cruz beats the ball to second as Gabe Martinez readies for the catch and tag Wednesday afternoon.

Cameron Santa Cruz beats the ball to second as Gabe Martinez readies for the catch and tag Wednesday afternoon.

 

Jonathan Cabriales slides wide to second base but the call is out as he is tagged by shortstop Hayden Dean

Jonathan Cabriales slides wide to second base but the call is out as he is tagged by shortstop Hayden Dean

 

This could have been the winning run for Eunice as Hayden Dean slides home after a wild pitch goes over the reach of catcher William Holland in the top of the ninth inning.

This could have been the winning run for Eunice as Hayden Dean slides home after a wild pitch goes over the reach of catcher William Holland in the top of the ninth inning.

 

Coach Mike Marez celebrates as Cole Medina slides home for the winning run Wednesday afternoon in the first round of state baseball action.

Coach Mike Marez celebrates as Cole Medina slides home for the winning run Wednesday afternoon in the first round of state baseball action.

 

Cole Medina jumps up to celebrate after sliding home and Jonathan Cabriales heads for the the field as the boys clear the bench with a nine inning 4-3 win over Eunice Wednesday evening.

Cole Medina jumps up to celebrate after sliding home and Jonathan Cabriales heads for the the field as the boys clear the bench with a nine inning 4-3 win over Eunice Wednesday evening.

 

They clear the bench as Raton starts the march to further state playoff action next week in Albuquerque

They clear the bench as Raton starts the march to further state playoff action next week in Albuquerque

 

Jonathan Cabriales and Austin Jones celebrate as the other Raton players head out on the field after a nine inning 3-4 win over Eunice Wednesday evening.

Jonathan Cabriales and Austin Jones celebrate as the other Raton players head out on the field after a nine inning 3-4 win over Eunice Wednesday evening.

 

The celebration continues on the infield as Raton takes a 3-4 win over Eunice in a nine inning game Wednesday afternoon.

The celebration continues on the infield as Raton takes a 3-4 win over Eunice in a nine inning game Wednesday afternoon.

 

2017 State Baseball and Softball brackets

2017 U.S. Bank State Baseball Championships 3A Baseball

2017 Melloy Nissan State Softball Championships Class A/3A

 

Raton Track District Qualification Results

Raton High District Track Results 2017

Raton High Boys District Track Results 2017

Raton High Track Team for 2017

Raton High Track Team for 2017

4/27/17 Trinidad Varsity at Raton Varsity

Game Stats – 4/27/17 Trinidad Varsity at Raton Varsity

Box Score


TRINIDAD VARSITY (5) AT RATON VARSITY (11)

TRINIDAD VARSITY     AB  R  H BI  RATON VARSITY        AB  R  H BI
JT Valasquez          3  2  0  0  Johnathan Cabriales   4  1  2  2  
Dylan Solano          4  1  2  0  Mateous Samora        4  0  0  0  
Vance Ferraro         3  1  3  2  Richie Gonzales       4  0  1  1  
Jeremiah Montoya      3  0  0  1  Austin Jones          1  1  0  0  
Dylan Armijo          4  0  1  0  Dillon Lemons         4  1  1  0  
Brett Santistevan     4  0  1  0  Trevor Portillos      1  2  0  0  
Calvin Duran          2  0  0  0  Jason Parker          2  2  0  0  
Abe Serna             4  0  2  0   Isaiah Samora        1  0  0  0  
Jesse Solano          1  0  0  0  Gabe Martinez         3  2  2  2  
 Patrick Sandoval     2  1  0  0  Damien Martinez       3  2  1  2  
TOTALS               30  5  9  3  TOTALS               27 11  7  7

TRINIDAD VARSITY              101 201 0 -- 5  
RATON VARSITY                 053 111 x -- 11 

LOB--TRINIDAD VARSITY 11, RATON VARSITY 9. ERR--Abe Serna,
Jesse Solano (3), Dylan Solano, Trevor Portillos, Dillon
Lemons, Richie Gonzales. 2B--Johnathan Cabriales. 3B--Vance
Ferraro, Dillon Lemons, Damien Martinez. HBP--Trevor
Portillos. SB--JT Valasquez, Jeremiah Montoya, Vance
Ferraro, Patrick Sandoval, Trevor Portillos.

 TRINIDAD VARSITY                IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Vance Ferraro (L)              4.00    4    9    5    7    6    0
Dylan Armijo                   2.00    3    2    2    3    1    0
 RATON VARSITY              
Johnathan Cabriales (W)        5.00    8    4    2    5    5    0
Jaydon Romero                  1.00    1    1    1    1    1    0
Jason Parker                   1.00    0    0    0    1    2    0

PB--Jeremiah Montoya (2), William Holland (2), Brandon
Decker. WP--Vance Ferraro. BALK--Vance Ferraro. SO--Brett
Santistevan, Abe Serna, JT Valasquez, Jeremiah Montoya (2),
Patrick Sandoval, Jesse Solano, Dylan Armijo, Dillon Lemons
(2), Mateous Samora, Richie Gonzales, Austin Jones, Gabe
Martinez, Johnathan Cabriales. BB--JT Valasquez (2),
Jeremiah Montoya, Vance Ferraro, Patrick Sandoval, Calvin
Duran (2), Jason Parker, Trevor Portillos (2), Mateous
Samora, Damien Martinez, Austin Jones (3), Gabe Martinez,
Johnathan Cabriales.


Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E L
Trinidad Varsity 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 5 9 5 11
Raton Varsity 0 5 3 1 1 1 11 7 3 9

WP: Johnathan Cabriales, LP: Vance Ferraro, SP:

Game Stats – 4/27/17 Trinidad Varsity at Raton Varsity

Box Score


TRINIDAD VARSITY (1) AT RATON VARSITY (11)

TRINIDAD VARSITY     AB  R  H BI  RATON VARSITY        AB  R  H BI
Dylan Armijo          2  0  0  0  Johnathan Cabriales   3  2  2  2  
 Justin Sintas        1  0  0  0  Gabe Martinez         4  2  2  0  
JT Valasquez          3  0  0  0  Austin Jones          3  1  0  0  
Vance Ferraro         3  1  2  0   Jaydon Romero        1  0  0  0  
Colton Grable         3  0  0  0  Dillon Lemons         3  0  1  1  
Calvin Duran          2  0  0  0   Dante Romero         0  1  0  0  
Jeremiah Montoya      1  0  0  0  Brandon Decker        4  0  0  0  
Dylan Solano          2  0  0  0  Trevor Portillos      3  0  0  0  
Wyatt Weinning        2  0  0  0   Mateous Samora       0  0  0  0  
Patrick Sandoval      2  0  0  0  Jason Parker          3  0  0  0  
                                   Richie Gonzales      1  0  0  0  
                                  Dustin Segura         3  2  2  1  
                                  Damien Martinez       2  2  1  1  
                                   William Holland      1  0  0  1  
                                  *Isaiah Samora        0  1  0  0  
TOTALS               21  1  2  0  TOTALS               31 11  8  6

TRINIDAD VARSITY              100 000 -- 1  
RATON VARSITY                 252 002 -- 11 

LOB--TRINIDAD VARSITY 3, RATON VARSITY 8. ERR--Wyatt
Weinning (2), Jeremiah Montoya (3), Dylan Solano (2), Dylan
Armijo, Colton Grable (2), Dustin Segura (2). 2B--Dustin
Segura, Damien Martinez. 3B--Vance Ferraro, Johnathan
Cabriales. HBP--Jeremiah Montoya, Johnathan Cabriales.
SB--Gabe Martinez, Johnathan Cabriales.

 TRINIDAD VARSITY                IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Dylan Solano                   5.00    8   10    7    2   10    0
Jesse Solano                   0.67    0    1    0    2    1    0
 RATON VARSITY              
Dillon Lemons                  6.00    2    1    0    0    7    0

PB--Wyatt Weinning (4). SO--Justin Sintas, Wyatt Weinning
(2), Patrick Sandoval, Dylan Solano, Calvin Duran, Colton
Grable, Jason Parker, Jaydon Romero, Dustin Segura, Trevor
Portillos (3), Dillon Lemons (2), Richie Gonzales, Austin
Jones, Brandon Decker. BB--Dante Romero, Dustin Segura,
Mateous Samora, Damien Martinez.


Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E L
Trinidad Varsity 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 11 3
Raton Varsity 2 5 2 0 0 2 11 8 2 8

WP: -, LP: -, SP:

 

Rain Ends Game After Inning and a Half

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

It started to precipitate just as the game got underway Tuesday afternoon as Raton hosted Tucumcari for a Varsity and JV game at Jim Wade Field.

Despite the rain the Raton girls connected and rounded the bases with five runs holding Tucumcari scoreless for two innings before the rain called the game.

Camryn Mileta makes contact ands sends the ball sailing into left center field Tuesday afternoon before  the skies open up and cancel the rest of the game with Tucumcari

Camryn Mileta makes contact ands sends the ball sailing into left center field Tuesday afternoon before the skies open up and cancel the rest of the game with Tucumcari

 

First base sits alone in the rain and sleet Tuesday afternoon during a brief stoppage in play.

First base sits alone in the rain and sleet Tuesday afternoon during a brief stoppage in play.

 

As Crystal Ortiz tries to dry the ball for the last pitch before the game with Tucumcari was called Tuesday afternoon due to rain in the top of the second inning.

As Crystal Ortiz tries to dry the ball for the last pitch before the game with Tucumcari was called Tuesday afternoon due to rain in the top of the second inning.

New Mexico fishing and stocking report for April 25, 2017

New Mexico fishing and stocking report for April 25

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This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

Check out the stocking report through April 21. Lake levels and stream flows.