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Raton Turnovers Give Estancia Quarterfinal Win

Billy Donati

KRTN Multi-Media

On a windy night in Estancia, The Raton Tigers had a nightmare first half in the quarterfinals of the 3A NM State Football Championships, losing two fumbles and suffering three interceptions against the Bears, but the Tigers defense kept Raton in the game before the clock ran out on the game and the season as Raton suffered a 26-14 loss.

The Bears actually committed the first turnover in the game on their second possession as Raton’s Brandon Urquijo recovered after a hit by Rafael Maso.  Raton couldn’t capitalize though and punted, giving Estancia the ball.  After a short drive Cruz Moreno threw to Josh Thomas for a 35 yard scoring pass for the first score with 2:15 left in the first quarter.

Raton fumbled on the next possession and Cruz Moreno finished off the short drive with a 22-yard run and Brian Walker missed the PAT making it 13-0 with 11:34 left in the first half. Yet another fumble gave the Bears another opportunity as Josh Thomas scored his second of three TDs with a 16 yard scramble with 10:12 left in the half and it was 20-0.

The next three series were interceptions from the Bears defense, but the Raton defense kept the game close and at the end of the first half Estancia couldn’t put the Tigers away.

Raton received the second half kickoff, but couldn’t do anything with it. Again the Raton defense kept the game close when Ethan Martinez recovered a Bears fumble inside Raton’s own 10 at 1:47 left in the third.  Raton’s offense woke up, with the help of one of several personal fouls, Raton had a 4th and 5 and converted to keep the drive alive with a 7-yard completion from Dustin Segura to Nathaniel Tarbox.  Raton would continue the drive into the fourth quarter when Dustin Segura took off for a 47 yard run and with the Vanderwater PAT it was 20-7 with 10:52 left in the game.

A 33 yard TD run by Thomas was negated by offsetting penalties Raton took over with 6:54 left in the game, and fumbled the snap again with Estancia recovering and making Raton pay for the mistake with a 9 play drive, capped by a 1 yard run by Thomas and with just under three minutes left, Estancia lead 26-7.

Raton’s offense though can strike quickly and it was a 75 yard pass play from Segura to Gabe Martinez that gave Raton another ray of hope as it was 26-14 with 2:42 left in the game.

Estancia chewed time off the clock, but coughed up the football and Raton recovered on their own 25 yard line and mounted a late drive, but couldn’t convert on a fourth down to lose in the quarterfinals.

Raton ended the season with a 9 and 3 record and will lose the services of eleven seniors including Nathaniel Tarbox, Dustin Segura, Tristan Gallegos, Gabe Martinez, Christian Snyder, Rafael Maso, Cole Medina, Roy Flores, William Holland, Brandon Decker and Ethan Martinez.

Coaches for the Tigers included Head Coach Tori Giacomo and assistant coaches Justin Malano, Robby Armijo, Jeremy Topping, Monte McGowan and Richard Main.  Managers for the 2017 Tigers were Sydni Silva and Jeremy Topping.

Despite the high winds Raton's Dustin Segura had some success in the passing game during the quarterfinal state playoff game in Estancia Friday night.

Despite the high winds Raton’s Dustin Segura had some success in the passing game during the quarterfinal state playoff game in Estancia Friday night.

 

Garrett Noblitt picks off a Dustin Segura pass one of several turnovers in the state playoff game in Estancia Friday night.

Garrett Noblitt picks off a Dustin Segura pass one of several turnovers in the state playoff game in Estancia Friday night.

 

Estancia's Cruz Moreno breaks a tackle and heads up field, a scene that played out often during the state playoff game Friday night.

Estancia’s Cruz Moreno breaks a tackle and heads up field, a scene that played out often during the state playoff game Friday night.

 

Dustin Segura under pressure comes wide right for the pass Friday night in Estancia during the state playoff game.

Dustin Segura under pressure comes wide right for the pass Friday night in Estancia during the state playoff game.

 

The elusive Dustin Segura gets around this would be tackler for a good gain Friday night during the state playoff game in Estancia.

The elusive Dustin Segura gets around this would be tackler for a good gain Friday night during the state playoff game in Estancia.

 

As happened several times during the game Josh Thomas(3) breaks free and scampers up field for good yardage. It was often hard to tell who was the Bear quarterback as the ball was snapped to one of four different players during the state playoff game.

As happened several times during the game Josh Thomas(3) breaks free and scampers up field for good yardage. It was often hard to tell who was the Bear quarterback as the ball was snapped to one of four different players during the state playoff game.

 

Gabe Martinez grabs hold and doesn't let go of Josh Thomas despite the strong arm push by Thomas.

Gabe Martinez grabs hold and doesn’t let go of Josh Thomas despite the strong arm push by Thomas.

 

Aden Vanderwater adds the extra point to one of the two TDs Raton managed to score in the wind blown state playoff game Friday night in Estancia.

Aden Vanderwater adds the extra point to one of the two TDs Raton managed to score in the wind blown state playoff game Friday night in Estancia.

 

Josh Thomas takes the handoff from Cruz Moreno, Moreno and Thomas often lined up side by side in the backfield making the defense guess who the snap would go to during the state playoff game Friday night.

Josh Thomas takes the handoff from Cruz Moreno, Moreno and Thomas often lined up side by side in the backfield making the defense guess who the snap would go to during the state playoff game Friday night.

 

Ismael Tafoya takes the kickoff and heads up field for good yardage with a whole host of Bears closing in for the tackle.

Ismael Tafoya takes the kickoff and heads up field for good yardage with a whole host of Bears closing in for the tackle.

 

Despite the high winds Dustin Segura brings the ball up for a long pass Friday night during the state playoff game in Estancia.

Despite the high winds Dustin Segura brings the ball up for a long pass Friday night during the state playoff game in Estancia.

 

Richie Acevedo struggled to make yardage carrying the ball but made a huge impact on the defense as he was in on several tackles during he night.

Richie Acevedo struggled to make yardage carrying the ball but made a huge impact on the defense as he was in on several tackles during he night.

 

 

2017 3A State Football Brackets

2017 NMAA State Football Championships 3A

5A All-District Volleyball 2017

District 5 All-District Volleyball Team 2017

Des Moines

Nataya Archuleta

Makenna Hittson

Angie Lopez

Abigail Trujillo

Springer

Alicia Arias

Hannah Burton

Shania DeHerrera

Katy  Scott

Cimarron

Samantha Ogata

Mac Kinzie Romero

Zoe Salazar

Roy/Mosquero

Madi Turner

District 5 A Coach of the Year

Maria Gonzales, Springer

Raton Football Continues on in State Play With Win Over Cuba

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

 

Raton hosted a first round NM State 3A Football Championship playoff game with Cuba Saturday afternoon November 11th in the Jungle and easily controlled the first half before turning the reins over to the JV in the second half for the 49-24 win.

The Raton defense forced the Rams to three and out after pinning them at their three-yard line. A fake punt and incomplete pass left Raton the ball on the Ram five-yard line. Tristen Gallegos took the ball the five yards for six and Aden Vanderwater added the PAT for a 7-0 game at 10:18 in the first quarter.

Another short Ram series resulted and gave the Tigers the ball on the Raton 20. Four plays later a 35-yard pass play from Dustin Segura to Gabe Martinez put six more on the board for Raton. The PAT made it a 14-0 game.

Cuba struggled on the next series with penalties and a punt gave Raton the ball at the 46. From there Raton drove the ball to the five-yard line where Segura found Nathaniel Tarbox for six and Tristen Gallegos added the 2-point conversion for a 22-0 game with 1:31 left in the first quarter.

Ismael Tafoya picked off an AJ Segura pass and returned it over 45 yards to the Ram three. From there Richie Acevedo took it in for six more but the PAT was low and blocked for a 28-0 game at 1:04 in the first.

Another four and out for Cuba gave the Tigers the ball on the 48 but four plays later a fumble recovered by the Rams gave Cuba the ball on the Raton 23-yard line. Another four and out for Cuba who faked more punts that resulted in incomplete passes gave Raton the ball on the 24. Five plays later a pass to Aden Vanderwater resulted in another six for Raton. Vanderwater’s PAT was good for a 35-0 game.

The Raton defense held on for a three and out and gave the offense the chance for another six when Ethan Martinez rumbled 10 yards for six more and with the PAT it was a 42-0 game with 1:42 left in the half. Ismael Tafoya intercepted an AJ Segura pass to end the half.

Second half action brought the Raton JV team to the field and while the defense did a fairly good job holding the Rams the Raton offense struggled to move the ball until the fourth quarter. Cuba however finally found the chink in the Raton defense and Orion Putman put the first points on the board when he caught an AJ Segura pass for six with only 18 seconds left in the third quarter. Miguel Madrid added the 2-point conversion to make it a 42-8 ball game.

Raton went three and out with Nathaniel Tarbox punting the ball into the end zone for the touch back. Cuba then put together another scoring drive that found Jeremy Segura all alone in the secondary with open field in front to go 65 yards for six. Again, Madrid added the 2-point conversion for a 42-16 game.

The Raton JV unable to move the ball was forced to punt where Tarbox put the ball on the Ram 10-yardline. From there Cuba once again put together a scoring drive that ended with a AJ Segura 31-yard run for six. Madrid plowed through the line for the 2-point try for a 42-24 score.

Ismael Tafoya took the kickoff 75 yards for six the PAT was good for a 49-24 score with 4:07 left on the clock.

Cuba took the ball to the 50 then a 50-yard pass play to Miguel Medina was called back for an illegal man down field penalty. Cuba would turn the ball over and Raton would end the game with a couple of knees to move on to the next round of state play in Estancia.

Raton Coach Tory Giacomo noted that the varsity boys did what he wanted by running the score to 42 then getting the JV team in for some much-needed playing time.

The Tigers are now into the quarterfinals and will travel next week to the Estancia Bears who got a fourth seed in the tourney and a bye into the second round of play.  Giacomo noted it will be a tough game that the boys will have to play their best to win.

 

Tristen Gallegos crosses the goal line for six, the first of several scores by Raton in the first half of the state playoff game against Cuba Saturday afternoon.

Tristen Gallegos crosses the goal line for six, the first of several scores by Raton in the first half of the state playoff game against Cuba Saturday afternoon.

 

Gabe Martinez makes a flying leap for the ball and the touchdown in the state playoff game with Cuba Saturday afternoon in the Jungle.

Gabe Martinez makes a flying leap for the ball and the touchdown in the state playoff game with Cuba Saturday afternoon in the Jungle.

 

Gabe Martinez makes a flying leap for the ball and the touchdown during the state playoff game with Cuba Saturday afternoon.

Gabe Martinez makes a flying leap for the ball and the touchdown during the state playoff game with Cuba Saturday afternoon.

 

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Ismael Tafoya brings in the interception during the state playoff game with Cuba Saturday afternoon in the Jungle.

 

Ritchie Acevedo pulls one down for a big gain against the Rams Saturday afternoon in the Jungle.

Ritchie Acevedo pulls one down for a big gain against the Rams Saturday afternoon in the Jungle.

 

Ethan Martinez breaks a tackle on his way to the goal line Saturday afternoon against Cuba.

Ethan Martinez breaks a tackle on his way to the goal line Saturday afternoon against Cuba.

 

Miguel Madrid takes the handoff from AJ Segura Saturday afternoon in the playoff game against Raton. Madrid was the big boy that always gained yardage for Cuba and was the go to for the 2-point conversions.

Miguel Madrid takes the handoff from AJ Segura Saturday afternoon in the playoff game against Raton. Madrid was the big boy that always gained yardage for Cuba and was the go to for the 2-point conversions.

 

Orion Putman brings down a AJ Segura pass for Cuba's first six of the day late in the third quarter of the state playoff game with Raton.

Orion Putman brings down a AJ Segura pass for Cuba’s first six of the day late in the third quarter of the state playoff game with Raton.

 

Des Moines Lady Demons Make it to the Semis

The Des Moines Lady Demons made a strong run at a 2017 NM Class A State Volleyball Championship, making it all the way to the Semifinals before falling to #1 seed Elida, 25 -19, 25-19, 25-14.

The Lady Demons seeded #4, finished first in their pool on Thursday morning and then had to expend a tremendous amount of energy in the quarterfinals to win in five games over Coronado. 21-25,24-26, 25-22, 25-22, 15-9.

Des Moines finished the year 19-3 and were a perfect 7-0 in district play under coach Jarrod Archuleta.  Archuleta can look forward to some good years as the Lady Demons only graduated two seniors, Makenna Hittson and Abigail Trujillo. The lone junior on the squad was Angie Lopez  with sophomores Grace Hall, Alison Guerrero and Ali Sanchez. A quartet of freshman Taya Archuleta, Kye Gates, Natashia McDonald, and Sydney Turner and 8th graders Hadley Miller and Jacee Sumpter rounded out the 2017 Lady Demons.

Assistant coach was Jennifer Roark with Annalisa Miller and Paiton Owensby handling the duties of managers.

Raton Lady Tigers Season Ends in State Quarterfinals

The Raton Lady Tigers 2017 volleyball season was an unqualified success. The team finished with a 19-4 record, a regular season district championship, a #5 seed in the State Tournament and advanced to the quarterfinals by winning three straight, two in come-from-behind fashion.  But then the Lady Tigers ran into the defending state champion Texico Lady Wolverines, and their season ended as the Wolverines played like a champion in winning three straight 25-17, 25-12, 25-14.

The Lady Tigers did not give the match away, the Lady Wolverines took it with strong net play and solid defense.

The Wolverines under coach Kristen Scanlon have won three straight  3A NM State Championships and Scanlon has been impressive since taking over in 2008, she has won a total of seven state titles and finished runner-up in another.  After the match with Raton, Texico qualified for another title game with a three game sweep of Estancia in the 2017 semifinals.

Coached by Tinabeth Dorrance, the Lady Tigers have six seniors on the squad including; Autumn Archuleta, Hallie Medina, Camryn Mileta, Natasha Ortega, Marklyn Pacheco, and Camryn Stoecker. Juniors; Rebecca Muniz, Andie Ortega, Jadyn Walton and Kerrigan Weese. Ginger Baird was the lone sophomore and Crystal Ortiz the freshman on the team with Madisyn Mileta and Jose Archuleta serving as managers for the team.

Congratulations Lady Tigers and thanks for a great season!

Lady Tigers Fight Their Way Into NM 3A Quarterfinals

The Raton Lady Tiger volleyball team had an excellent regular season this year, and came into the state playoffs as the number 5 seed in the tournament.  But, after a disappointing third place finish in pool play on Thursday, November 9th, at Rio Rancho High School, they headed on the bus to Cleveland High School for the must win play-in game on Thursday afternoon against the Dulce Lady Hawks.

The Lady Tigers played as if there were no tomorrow and there wasn’t.  If you lose, you’re out, if you win, you make Friday’s quarterfinals. The Tigers started strong and lead by as many as eight late in the first game before giving up some ground to the Lady Hawks, but then finished the job with a 25-20 victory.

The second game had Dulce leading the entire way, but Raton was not to be denied with a strong team effort, took the lead for the first time at 21-20 and then outlasted Dulce 27 -25 in overtime.

The third game was just as dramatic as the Lady Tigers were behind most of the game, but hung close and came on with a late surge to win 25-23, and earned the right to play the number one seed Texico Lady Wolverines on Friday, November 10th at 11:30 am at the Santa Ana Star Center.

 

New Mexico fishing and stocking reports for Nov. 7, 2017

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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 latest stocking report.

Matthew Deeds

Catches of the week

  • Elephant Butte Lake: Scott Perkins, 16, of El Paso, Texas, caught his first white bass Nov. 4. He was fishing from shore by the Dam Site Marina and using a silver spoon. Tim LeMaster of Rio Rancho caught and released a 4.30-pound largemouth bass Nov.5. He was using a senko.
  • Rio Grande River: Waylon Lowe, 9, of Albuquerque, caught a carp while fishing at the Alameda Bridge in Albuquerque. He was using a night crawler.
  • Ute Lake: Stephen White of Dalhart, Texas caught and released a 6.42-pound largemouth bass Nov. 6. Tabatha Wieberger of Clovis caught and released a 4.64-pound smallmouth bass.

The following reports came in late but deserve a mention:

  • Bluewater Lake: John Gibbs of Tijeras caught a 42-inch tiger muskie Oct. 29. He was using a 4-inch split back Rapala.
  • Chama River: Matthew Deeds, 11, of Albuquerque caught an 18.5-inch brown trout Oct. 28. He was fishing below El Vado and using a spinner.
  • Elephant Butte Lake: Lloyd White of Las Cruces caught a 21-pound striped bass Oct. 29. He was fishing just south of Kettle Top and using a white Bomber crank bait.

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.

John Gibbs

Nov. 7

Northeast

Charette Lakes: Closed for the season.

Clayton Lake:  Closed for the season.

Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron on Monday was 1.74 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was slow to fairusing jig and minnow combinations, spoons and blade baits for walleye and white bass. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was slow with a few caught by anglers using jigs, senkos and creature baits. We had no other reports.

Costilla Creek: Stream flow on Monday below Costilla Dam was 1.23 cfs. Check this one out next spring.

Cowles Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Coyote Creek: Fishing was slow to fair using Fire Balls for trout.

Eagle Rock Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using worms, PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout.

Eagle Nest Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait for rainbow trout. Anglers using spinners also caught a few. Hunter Pritchett-Armijo and Val Armijo of Albuquerque caught several rainbow trout in the 15 to 18 inch range this past week. They were fishing from the bank and using PowerBait. Fishing was good using worms for perch. Fishing was good using large streamers, spinners and spoons for northern pike. Kokanee snagging was slow. Fishing pressure was light due to windy conditions.

Gallinas River: Fishing was slow to fair using salmon eggs and worms for trout.

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

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

Lake Maloya: Trout fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, Pistol Petes and wooly buggers.

Los Pinos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Maxwell Lake 13: Closed for the season.

Monastery Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, marshmallows and salmon eggs for trout.

Morphy Lake:  Closed for the season.

Pecos River: Streamflow near Pecos on Monday was 58.5 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using copper John Barrs, prince nymphs, San Juan worms, PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for brown and rainbow trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday was 60.8 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, worms, salmon eggs, copper John Barrs and wooly buggers for trout.

Red River City Ponds: Large pond closed to fishing.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 423 cfs. Fishing was very good using prince nymphs, crane flies, wooly buggers, small mayfly nymphs, Panther Martins, Kastmasters and salmon eggs for brown and rainbow trout. We had no reports on other species.

Rio Hondo: Stream flow near Valdez on Monday was 17.2 cfs. We had no reports from anglers.

Rio Mora: As of Monday, stream flow near Terrero was 16.4 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco on Monday was 19.6 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Cruz Reservoir: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Shuree Ponds:  Fishing was fair to good using Pistol Petes under a bubble for trout.

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

Storrie Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Ute Lake: Fishing for walleye was good for anglers using blade baits and spoons at 30 to 45 feet. Fishing for white bass was a bit sporadic but we did receive some good reports from anglers using jigging spoons and blade baits at 30 to 35 feet. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was fair for anglers using creature baits, Ned rigs, senkos and crank baits. We had no other reports. The surface water temp was in the high 50s and the water was murky.

Northwest

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was fair using jigging spoons and blade baits at 15 to 30 feet for walleye. Anglers using crank baits also caught a few. Fishing for smallmouth bass was fair to good using tubes, senkos and shakey head jigs in 15 to 20 feet of water. We had no other reports.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 260 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bluewater Lake: Fishing for tiger muskies was slow for some but good for others this past week. Anglers did best using large streamers, chatter baits, swim baits and crank baits. We had no other reports.

Brazos River: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Canjilon Lakes: Closed by the U.S. Forest Service until further notice.

Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 396 cfs and 480 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was fair using bead-head wooly buggers, spinners, night crawlers and Fire Balls for brown and rainbow trout. Fishing below Abiquiu was slow. 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. The kokanee snagging season opened October 1 from El Vado Lake to the west boundary of the Rio Chama Wildlife and Fishing Area.

Cochiti Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, senkos, plastic worms and jigs for smallmouth bass. We had no other reports.

El Vado Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. 

Fenton Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using Panther Martin spinners and PowerBait.

Heron Lake: Fishing was fair to good using Fire Balls and PowerBait from the bank for rainbow trout. We had no other reports. The lake and Willow Creek are closed to kokanee snagging October 1-November 9 and no kokanee may be in possession while fishing during this period.

Jackson Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 24.0 cfs. Fishing on the Jemez was slow to fair using salmon eggs and copper John Barrs for trout. We had no other reports.

Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.

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

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

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

Navajo Lake: Fishing was fair using creature baits, jigs, spinners, tubes, plastic worms and senkos for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using swim baits, chatter baits and crank baits for northern pike. Fishing was fair using worms and grubs for perch. Kokanee snagging was slow. We had no other reports. The surface water temp ranged from the mid 50s to the low 60s.

San Gregorio Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 540 cfs and will be reduced to 400 cfs on Wednesday, November 8 as a result of higher flows in the San Juan river basin. Fly fishing action through the Quality waters was good for anglers using fore and afts, comparaduns, foam wing emergers, red larva, small zebra midges, dead chickens, parachute adams and small bead-head pheasant tail nymphs. There were some decent midge and BWO hatches coming off from mid-morning through early afternoon hours. Trout fishing through the bait waters was fair to good using PowerBait, wooly worms, parachute adams, copper John Barrs, bead-head pheasant tail nymphs and jerk baits.

Seven Springs Brood Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Tingley Beach: Fishing at the Youth and Central ponds was very good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, worms, Pistol Petes and bead-head nymphs for trout. Lalo Lopez of Albuquerque reported excellent trout fishing this past week at the Central Pond. He was using rainbow PowerBait, white power worms and white jigs. We had no other reports.

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

Southwest

Alumni Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

Bear Canyon Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Caballo Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was good using crank baits, jigging spoons, blade baits and live bait for white bass and an occasional walleye and striped bass. Fishing was fair using live bait, jigs, senkos, tubes and creature baits for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing was good using night crawlers, liver and homemade dough baits for catfish. We had no other reports. The surface water temp was in the low to mid 60s.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and homemade baits for trout. We had no other reports.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 46.0 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 fair using PowerBait, worms and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Quemado Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Rancho Grande Ponds: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 0.00 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Young Pond: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Southeast

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

Bataan Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday was 15.8 cfs. Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and copper John Barrs for trout. We had no other reports.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Bosque Redondo Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bottomless Lakes: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait for trout.

Brantley Lake: Anglers are required to catch and release all fish here as high levels of pesticides have been found in some fish. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for trout. Anglers using worms also caught a few panfish.

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was fair to good using Fire Balls and PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was fair to good using Fire Balls, worms and PowerBait for rainbow trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

Lake Van: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, Fire Balls and Pistol Petes under a bubble for trout. We had no other reports.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday was 0.36 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Ruidoso River: Stream flow at Hollywood was 7.14 cfs. Trout fishing was slow.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing continued to be slow for all species with just a few smallmouth and largemouth bass caught by anglers using jigs and creature baits. The surface water temp ranged from the high 50s to the low 60s.

Sumner Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Lady Demons Take District Championship in Four over Lady Red Devils

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

As a district championship match should be it was a close one as the Lady Demons of Des Moines and the Lady Red Devils of Springer met in Des Moines Saturday evening to determine who would own the District 1A championship title for the 2017 volleyball season.

Des Moines came into the title match 18-2 overall with a district record of 7-0. Springer’s record overall was 11-11 with a district record of 5-3.

In game one it was close until something happened after a tie at five. Des Moines quickly made the plays that scored the points. Before long Des Moines was up 12-6. Des Moines continued their domination as McKenna Hittson went to the net for the kill or the block. At the net she often met Springer’s Katy Scott. The two would battle at the net several times during the championship match. Des Moines soon widened the score spread 20-11.  At the end of the game Des Moines put on in the win column with a 25-15 score.

Game two started out close as well. Katy Scott was at the net for the block often for Springer to keep this game even closer than game one while the other Lady Red Devils like Alicia Arias kept the ball in play. 15-15 was the score midway through before Des Moines managed to make the plays work and pull out to a 25-20 win.

Game three saw the Lady Red Devils take control and while the Lady Demons made the kills it would be a Lady Red Devil win as the girls played the ball well making long volleys and working for the point. At the end of the game it was a Red Devil win 25-17.

In game four the Lady Demons found the groove they lost in game three and pulled out in front quickly. The Lady Red Devils played the ball to keep the score close until midway through the game when Des Moines widened the point spread going up 20-14. Des Moines went on to win the game and match to take the district title.

Both teams can now look forward to the state tourney to be held in Rio Rancho beginning Thursday with pool play.

Katy Scott slams one over the net as McKenna Hittson goes up for the block a scene that would play out several times as the two often battled at the net during the District 1A championship match in Des Moines.

Katy Scott slams one over the net as McKenna Hittson goes up for the block a scene that would play out several times as the two often battled at the net during the District 1A championship match in Des Moines.

 

McKenna Hittson(4) spikes the ball as Katy Scott(11) goes for the block during the District Championship match in Des Moines Saturday evening.

McKenna Hittson(4) spikes the ball as Katy Scott(11) goes for the block during the District Championship match in Des Moines Saturday evening.

 

Natashia McDonald(7) and Katy Scott(11) meet at the net during the District 1A Championship match in Des Moines Saturday evening.

Natashia McDonald(7) and Katy Scott(11) meet at the net during the District 1A Championship match in Des Moines Saturday evening.

 

Katy Scott and McKenna Hittson meet at the net once again as the two battled during the District Championship Match in Des Moines Saturday evening.

Katy Scott and McKenna Hittson meet at the net once again as the two battled during the District Championship Match in Des Moines Saturday evening.

 

McKenna Hittson won this volley as she slams the ball right back down after Katy Scott tips it over the net.

McKenna Hittson won this volley as she slams the ball right back down after Katy Scott tips it over the net.

 

Katy Scott and Natashia McDonald meet at the net during the District Championship Match in Des Moines Saturday evening.

Katy Scott and Natashia McDonald meet at the net during the District Championship Match in Des Moines Saturday evening.

 

The District 1A Runner Up Springer Lady Red Devils 2 Elena Maestas;4 Kirsten Gurule; 5 Ashley Saenz; 6 Katie Shubert; 8 Hannah Burton; 9 Audrie Ritchie; 10 Shylow Saenz; 11Katy Scott; 12 Shania De Herrera; 15 Alicia Arias; Emma Sandlin

The District 1A Runner Up Springer Lady Red Devils
2 Elena Maestas; 4 Kirsten Gurule; 5 Ashley Saenz; 6 Katie Shubert; 8 Hannah Burton; 9 Audrie Ritchie; 10 Shylow Saenz; 11Katy Scott; 12 Shania De Herrera; 15 Alicia Arias; Emma Sandlin

 

District 1A District Champions Des Moines Lady Demons 1 Kye Gates; 2 Sydney Turner; 4 Makenna Hittson; 5 Grace Hall; 6 Hadley Miller; 7 Natashia McDonald; 8 Allison Guerrero; 9 Taya Archuleta; 10 Angie Lopez; 11 Jacee Sumpter; 12Abigail Trujillo; 15 Ali Sanchez;

District 1A District Champions Des Moines Lady Demons
1 Kye Gates; 2 Sydney Turner; 4 Makenna Hittson; 5 Grace Hall; 6 Hadley Miller; 7 Natashia McDonald; 8 Allison Guerrero; 9 Taya Archuleta; 10 Angie Lopez; 11 Jacee Sumpter; 12 Abigail Trujillo; 15 Ali Sanchez;