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TigerFest 2018 adds wins for Raton and Crowns Royalty

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

TigerFest 2018, Raton’s basketball homecoming took place Saturday in Tiger Gym with a whole host of activities from basketball to cheer and dance along with the crowing of a TigerFest King and Queen.

Mom and dads received mums and arm bands from JV players Saturday before the JV teams split up and played each other with the girls going first followed by the boys. The Varsity players then presented mums and arm bands to their parents before taking on the Desert Academy girl’s Wild Wolves and boy’s Wildcats.

It didn’t take long for the Lady Tigers to break away and take command of the ball game outscoring the Wild Wolves by 15 to 3 in the first quarter. The lopsided scoring continued throughout the game putting a mark in the win column for the Lady Tigers. The Lady Tigers are tied for second place with Tierra Encantada at 5-3. The point spread, however, placed Raton in third behind Tierra Eencantada. Raton will host a district game on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.

Desert Academy  3    2   8  10  23

Raton                   15 20 16 14  64

Desert High Point

Martine Perez  10  4 of 5 free throws

Free Throws 9 of 10 attempts

Raton High Point

Camryn Mileta 12  1 of 2 free throws

Andie Ortega 13  1 of 2 free throws

Free Throws 7 of 14 attempts

The boys took to the court after TigerFest Royalty was crowned and they took the quick early lead but only briefly managed to get the point spread to get a running clock in the third quarter. The Wildcats managed to keep the scoring up to keep the point spread just under the 35 point spot. Raton brought it together and scored the needed points to keep a running clock going in the fourth quarter. Desert Academy came to Raton with only five boys on the team of which two, Cyrus Curtis and Cameron Motola, were 8th graders.

When the buzzer sounded ending the game it was a 64-23 win for Raton. Raton is second in the district behind Pecos and will host a district tourney game Thursday at 6:00 p.m.

 

Desert Academy  4   9   8  7  23

Raton                  22 17 18 8  65

Desert High Point

Damien Brown  22  9 of 14 free throws

Free throws  11 of 22 attempts

Raton High Point

Ismael Tafoya  12

Dustin Segura 11 1 of 2 free throws

Jose Archuleta 10  2x 3-pointers

Free throws 3 of 8 attempts

Between the varsity games TigerFest Royalty was presented to the large crowd as many spectators were also there for the Lil Cheer camp participants that performed during halftime. Rafael Maso and Amanda Ramirez were crowned king and queen.

 

Rafael Maso makes the face as his name was called for TigerFest king Saturday evening.

Rafael Maso makes the face as his name was called for TigerFest king Saturday evening. Rafael Junior Maso is the son of Kristy Martinez Garcia. Rafael has been involved in varsity football for 5 years, basketball for 2 years and track for 1 year. He is has made the all district football team for 3 years and the all state football team 3 years. Rafael has also been involved in Spanish Club for 1 year and after high school he plans on attending college in the fall.

 

The emotion was there as Amanda Ramirez hears her name called for TigerFest 2018 queen.

The emotion was there as Amanda Ramirez hears her name called for TigerFest 2018 queen.   Amanda Marie Ramirez, daughter of Ryan Ramirez and Veronica Bernal. Amanda has been involved in art club and basketball for 2 years.Choir, strings, softball and cheer for 1 year. After high school Amanda plans to enlist in the military and pursue a medical career.

 

The 2018 TigerFest Court Olivia Ware, Trevor Portillos; Brittany Fleming, Jesse Espinoza; Gabrielle Sanchez Darien Lewis; king Rafael Mayo and Queen Amanda Ramirez; Sydni Silva, Noah Schoonover; Sarah Valdez, Cole Medina; Brianna Marquez, Christian Snyder

The 2018 TigerFest Court Olivia Ware, Trevor Portillos; Brittany Fleming, Jesse Espinoza; Gabrielle Sanchez Darien Lewis; king Rafael Mayo and Queen Amanda Ramirez; Sydni Silva, Noah Schoonover; Sarah Valdez, Cole Medina; Brianna Marquez, Christian Snyder

 

TigerFest 2018 King Rafael Maso and Queen Amanda Ramirez

TigerFest 2018 King Rafael Maso and Queen Amanda Ramirez

 

65 little girls joined the RHS Cheer squad to perform during the TigerFest halftime.

65 little girls joined the RHS Cheer squad to perform during the TigerFest halftime.

 

65 little girls joined the RHS Cheer squad to perform during the TigerFest halftime.

65 little girls joined the RHS Cheer squad to perform during the TigerFest halftime.

 

65 little girls joined the RHS Cheer squad to perform during the TigerFest halftime.

65 little girls joined the RHS Cheer squad to perform during the TigerFest halftime.

 

The TigerCats Dance Team performed during the halftime of the girls game Saturday evening as part of the 2018 TigerFest activities.

The TigerCats Dance Team performed during the halftime of the girls game Saturday evening as part of the 2018 TigerFest activities.

 

Reyes Aragon and Seth Rubio on the floor during the JV game Saturday afternoon as part of TigerFest 2018.

Reyes Aragon and Seth Rubio on the floor during the JV game Saturday afternoon as part of TigerFest 2018.

 

Mickey Navarette drives to the basket during the JV Game as part of TigerFest 2018

Mickey Navarette drives to the basket during the JV Game as part of TigerFest 2018

 

The JV girls split up the team and played each other as part of TigerFest 2018 here Haley Martinez reaches in for the ball as Aliana Garcia heads for the basket.

The JV girls split up the team and played each other as part of TigerFest 2018 here Haley Martinez reaches in for the ball as Aliana Garcia heads for the basket.

 

The tall girls Ginger Baird and Neveah Ortiz go head to head during the JV game as part of TigerFest 2018

The tall girls Ginger Baird and Neveah Ortiz go head to head during the JV game as part of TigerFest 2018

 

Desert Academy's Kate Motola goes up against Sydni Silva during the last home game of the season and TigerFest 2018 Saturday afternoon.

Desert Academy’s Kate Motola goes up against Sydni Silva during the last home game of the season and TigerFest 2018 Saturday afternoon.

 

Olivia Rigatti gets an arm and tries to tip the ball away from Sydni Silva during the district game with Desert Academy Saturday afternoon.

Olivia Rigatti gets an arm and tries to tip the ball away from Sydni Silva during the district game with Desert Academy Saturday afternoon.

 

Jadyn Walton goes up as Martine Perez gets an arm on the ball during the district game with Desert Academy Saturday afternoon.

Jadyn Walton goes up as Martine Perez gets an arm on the ball during the district game with Desert Academy Saturday afternoon.

 

Nevaeh Ortiz and Liese Rios tangle for the ball during the TigerFest game Saturday afternoon.

Nevaeh Ortiz and Liese Rios tangle for the ball during the TigerFest game Saturday afternoon.

 

Autumn Archuleta and Jadyn Taylor(25) and Caroline Kiser struggle over the ball during the game in Tiger Gym Saturday afternoon.

Autumn Archuleta and Jadyn Taylor(25) and Caroline Kiser struggle over the ball during the game in Tiger Gym Saturday afternoon.

 

Jadyn Walton struggles for control of the ball with a host of Wild Wolves gathering around during the game Saturday afternoon in Tiger Gym.

Jadyn Walton struggles for control of the ball with a host of Wild Wolves gathering around during the game Saturday afternoon in Tiger Gym.

 

Jadyn Walton drives the lane through a host of Wild Wolves Saturday afternoon during the TigerFest 2018 game.

Jadyn Walton drives the lane through a host of Wild Wolves Saturday afternoon during the TigerFest 2018 game.

 

Olivia Rigatti and Sydni Silva grab for the ball during the TigerFest 2018 game Saturday evening in Tiger Gym.

Olivia Rigatti and Sydni Silva grab for the ball during the TigerFest 2018 game Saturday evening in Tiger Gym.

 

Damien Brown(22) battles with Nathaniel Tarbox(50) and Aden Vanderwater(13) for the rebound that Tarbox knocked out of bounds during the TigerFest 2018 game in Tiger Gym.

Damien Brown(22) battles with Nathaniel Tarbox(50) and Aden Vanderwater(13) for the rebound that Tarbox knocked out of bounds during the TigerFest 2018 game in Tiger Gym.

 

Down the court Damien Brown takes the shot as Desert Academy struggle to put points on the board Saturday evening in Tiger Gym.

Down the court Damien Brown takes the shot as Desert Academy struggle to put points on the board Saturday evening in Tiger Gym.

 

Damien Brown gets a big hand on the ball as Dustin Segura goes up for the shot Saturday evening in Tiger Gym during the district game with Desert Academy.

Damien Brown gets a big hand on the ball as Dustin Segura goes up for the shot Saturday evening in Tiger Gym during the district game with Desert Academy.

 

Isaiah Samora and Damien Brown go bang as the pass comes down court during the game Saturday evening.

Isaiah Samora and Damien Brown go bang as the pass comes down court during the game Saturday evening.

 

its a scramble for the ball as Richie Acevedo got a hand on the ball to knock it loose from Simon Valenzuela Saturday evening during the TigerFest 2018 game.

its a scramble for the ball as Richie Acevedo got a hand on the ball to knock it loose from Simon Valenzuela Saturday evening during the TigerFest 2018 game.

 

Richie Acevedo takes the ball between Simon Valenzuela and Oliver Elsbrock Saturday evening.

Richie Acevedo takes the ball between Simon Valenzuela and Oliver Elsbrock Saturday evening.

 

The ball gets loose and its a scramble to gain control of that loose ball during the TigerFest 2018 ball game in Tiger Gym Saturday e evening.

The ball gets loose and its a scramble to gain control of that loose ball during the TigerFest 2018 ball game in Tiger Gym Saturday e evening.

 

Ismael Tafoya almost looses the ball as it hits Cyrus Curtis in the leg as Tafoya goes into the lane Saturday evening.

Ismael Tafoya almost looses the ball as it hits Cyrus Curtis in the leg as Tafoya goes into the lane Saturday evening.

 

New Mexico fishing and stocking reports for Feb. 13, 2018

New Mexico fishing and stocking reports for Feb. 13

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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.

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Crappie

Catches of the week

  • San Juan River: Kenny Arnett of Albuquerque caught and released a 23.75-inch 4.8-pound cutbow Feb. 7. He was fishing the Braids and using a home-tied olive bunny leech with a red annelid dropper.

The following report came in late but deserves a mention:

  • Perch Lake: Andre Martinez of Santa Rosa caught a 7-pound channel catfish Feb. 3. He was using chicken liver.

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.

Cabresto Lake

Feb. 13 

Northeast

Cabresto Lake: Trout fishing was good using ice jigs tipped with wax worms, PowerBait and meal worms. Matthew Medina reported good fishing with friends Kevin Callahan and Travis Barnes of Albuquerque on Feb. 10. They were using ice jigs tipped with meal worms and wax worms. It was Travis’s first ice fishing experience and he caught his limit. The ice thickness was about 19 to 20 inches.

Charette Lakes: Closed for the season.

Clayton Lake:  Closed for the season.

Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 1.01 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was fair using slab spoons, blade baits and jig and grub combinations fished deep for walleye and white bass. We had no other reports.

Costilla Creek: Check this one out next spring.

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

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

Eagle Nest Lake: Most of the ice has come off the lake and it is open to bank fishing but as of Monday, it was still closed to boating. We had no reports from anglers. For updated ice conditions, contact the state park office at (575) 377-1594.

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

Hopewell Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. Put this one on your list for spring fishing.

Lake Alice: Closed to ice fishing due to unsafe conditions. For updated ice conditions, call the state park office at (575) 445-5607.

Lake Maloya: Bank fishing in the boat ramp area was good using wooly buggers, corn and PowerBait for trout. Most of the trout caught were stocker size fish. For updates on ice conditions, call the state park office at (575) 445-5607.

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

Maxwell Lake 13: Closed for the season.

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

Morphy Lake:  Closed for the season.

Pecos River: Streamflow near Pecos on Monday was 14.6 cfs. Fishing downstream from the town of Pecos was slow to fair using salmon eggs for trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday was 39.8 cfs. Fishing was fair using salmon eggs for trout.

Red River City Ponds: Closed for the season.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 521 cfs. Fishing in the Taos area was fair using San Juan worms, bead-head pheasant tail nymphs, olive streamers and night crawlers for trout. We had no other reports.

Rio Hondo: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco was 8.83 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

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

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

Storrie Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using Fire Balls and salmon peach PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports. For updated ice conditions, call the state park office at (505) 425-7278.

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

Ute Lake: Fishing for walleye was slow with just a few caught by anglers using jigs, blade baits and slab spoons at 45 to 60 feet. Anglers fishing for walleye also caught a few white bass. We had no other reports. The surface water temp was in the low to mid 40s.

Northwest

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

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 182 cfs. Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for trout.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing in the Albuquerque, Corrales and Peralta drains was good using wooly buggers, worms, corn and salmon eggs for trout. A few carp were caught by anglers using corn and PowerBait. A few largemouth bass were caught by anglers fishing the Corrales and Peralta drains and using small plastics and black and olive wooly buggers.

Bluewater Lake: As of this past Sunday morning, the lake was clear of ice. The main boat ramp was closed but the secondary ramp was open. Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait, salmon eggs and wax worms for trout. We had no reports on other species. For updated ice conditions, call the state park office at (505) 876-2391.

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 99.8 cfs and 32.9 cfs respectively. Fishing below Abiquiu was very good using earth worms, wax worms, salmon eggs, wooly worms, small bead-head pheasant tails, zebra midges and red larva.  We had no reports from below El Vado.

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

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

Fenton Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, wax worms and salmon eggs for trout. There was some ice forming on the lake on Monday, but plenty of open water for bank fishing.  For updated conditions, contact the state park office at (575) 829-3630.

Heron Lake: Fishing from the bank was fair to good using PowerBait and corn for rainbow trout up to 20 inches. We had no other reports.

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

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 23.3 cfs. Trout fishing on the Jemez was slow to fair for anglers using worms and salmon eggs. We had no reports on other streams.

Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.

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

Lake Farmington: Fishing was slow to fair using Fire Balls and PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species.

Manzano Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

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

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 364 cfs and visibility was about 1.5 feet. Fly fishing action through the Quality waters was good using bead-head pheasant tail nymphs, Krystal Flash emergers, olive, white and black streamers, small leech patterns, red larva, egg patterns and zebra midges. Trout fishing through the bait waters was fair to good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, copper John Barrs, wooly worms and small spoons. A river enhancement project has begun and the area between the Simon Point Day-Use Area downriver to the Crusher Hole Day-Use Area is closed to boat and foot traffic until March 1, 2018. Temporary closures of multiple day-use areas are expected until April 2018.  For more information, visit nmparks.com or contact Navajo Lake State Park, (505) 632-2278.

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

Tingley Beach: Trout fishing at the Youth and Central ponds was fair using PowerBait, Zeke’s trout bait, wax worms, earth worms, small Kastmasters and Super Dupers. Dave Menicucci caught two big catfish this past week. He was using worms and fishing deep. We had no other reports.

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

Southwest

Alumni Pond: Mid week fishing was very good using yellow and green PowerBait for trout. A few were also caught by anglers using salmon eggs. Fishing slowed over the weekend.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for trout. Crappie fishing was fair using Super Dupers and small silver and silver and red Blue Fox spinners at night for crappie. We had no other reports.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was fair to good using Pistol Petes, PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing for walleye and white bass was fair using Kastmasters and jig and grub combinations. Fishing was fair using liver, stink bait and homemade dough bait for catfish. A few largemouth bass were caught by anglers using jigging spoons and small plastics. We had no reports on other species.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, Zeke’s trout bait, corn and worms for trout. Fishing was fair using stink bait, worms and PowerBait for catfish. John “Big Fish” Robinson of Socorro caught a big crappie he estimated to be in the 2 to 3-poound range Feb. 9. He was using a Panther Martin. We had no other reports.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 55.8 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using wooly buggers and wooly worms for trout. We had no other reports.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait for trout.

Lake Roberts: Fishing was good 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: We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 0.35 cfs. Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait for trout. Fishing was fair to good using liver and stink bait for catfish. Christopher Carver of Las Cruces reported catching 4 channel catfish in less than 30 minutes Feb. 11. He was puddle-jumping in the Las Cruces area and using stink bait. The catfish measured in the 15 to 18-inch range.

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

Young Pond: Fishing was good for anglers using salmon peach, yellow and green PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

Southeast

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

Bataan Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms. A few catfish were caught by anglers using worms and stink bait. We had no other reports.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday was 12.1 cfs. Fishing was good using small bead-head nymphs, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Trout fishing was very good for anglers using PowerBait and Fire Balls. We had no reports on other species.

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 trout caught by anglers using PowerBait and salmon eggs. We had no other reports.

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. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Carlsbad Municipal Lake: Fishing was good using stink bait, homemade dough bait and liver for catfish. Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, worms and Kastmasters for trout. We had no other reports.

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was fair using salmon eggs, corn and PowerBait for trout.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, Zeke’s trout bait, salmon eggs and corn for trout. We had no other reports.

Eunice Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was fair using PowerBait, homemade dough bait and salmon eggs for trout.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using worms, PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Grindstone Reservoir: Fishing was fair to good using copper John Barrs, wooly buggers, salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout.

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

Lake Van: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms, salmon egg corn combinations and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday was 33.3 cfs. Fishing below Sumner Lake was fair using worms, salmon eggs and PowerBait for trout. We had no other reports.

Perch Lake: Fishing was very good using olive Pistol Petes, Fire Balls and PowerBait for trout. A few catfish were caught by anglers using liver and homemade dough bait.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow at Hollywood was 4.22 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Sumner Lake: Fishing for walleye and white bass was slow to fair using slab spoons, blade baits and worms. Fishing for catfish was slow, but there were a few caught by anglers using worms. We had no other reports.

New Mexico fishing and stocking report for Jan. 30, 2018

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Peralta drain

Catches of the week

  • Ralph Edwards Pond: Mikayla Roper, 7, of Truth or Consequences, caught a limit of trout Jan. 27. This was her first time fishing and she was using an olive Pistol Pete under a clear float.
  • Peralta Drain: Christie Fender of Los Lunas caught her first fish on a fly rod, a rainbow trout, Jan. 22. She was using a custom-tied egg pattern.

The following catches came in late but deserve a mention:

  • Pecos River: Aiden Ortiz 9, and Angelo Ortiz 4, of El Pueblo, caught their limits of trout Jan. 20. They were fishing the river at Villanueva State Park and using Fire Balls and PowerBait.

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.

Villanueva

Jan. 30 

Northeast

Charette Lakes: Closed for the season.

Clayton Lake:  Closed for the season.

Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 1.24 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Conchas Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was very light. The surface water temp was in the low 40s.

Costilla Creek: Check this one out next spring.

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

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

Eagle Nest Lake: As of this past weekend, the lake was closed to ice fishing and all other activities. For updated ice conditions, contact the state park office at (575) 377-1594. This year’s ice fishing derby has been cancelled due to the thin ice conditions.

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

Hopewell Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. Put this one on your list for spring fishing.

Lake Alice: As of Monday, the ice on the lake was about eight inches thick and the lake had reopened to ice fishing. Trout fishing was very good using ice jigs and wax worms. For updated ice conditions, call the state park office at (575) 445-5607.

Lake Maloya: The lake remains closed to fishing due to thin ice conditions. For updates on ice conditions, call the state park office at (575) 445-5607.

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

Maxwell Lake 13: Closed for the season.

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

Morphy Lake:  Closed for the season.

Pecos River: Streamflow near Pecos on Monday was 26.6 cfs. The upper river was covered with a good deal of ice. George Torres and Carol Bevel of Tijeras found a few openings in the ice at Terrero and managed to catch two brown trout and one rainbow. They were using night crawlers and Fire Balls. Fishing down in the Villanueva area was good using Fire Balls for trout.

Red River: Stream flow below the hatchery on Monday was 44.0 cfs. Fishing near the hatchery was slow to fair for anglers using Fire Balls for trout.

Red River City Ponds: Closed for the season.

Rio Grande: Stream flow on Monday at the Taos Junction Bridge was 399 cfs. Fishing in the Taos area was fair using wooly buggers, San Juan worms, small streamers and night crawlers for trout. A few northern pike have been caught and released by anglers using large streamers. We had no other reports.

Rio Hondo: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Mora: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Rio Pueblo: Stream flow near Penasco was 2.78 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

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

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

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

Storrie Lake: There was a small amount of ice along the shorelines, but plenty of open water for bank fishing. Fishing pressure was extremely light. For updated ice conditions, call the state park office at (505) 425-7278.

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

Ute Lake: Fishing for walleye was slow but a few were caught by anglers using jigging spoons and blade baits at 40 to 45 feet. We had no reports on other species. Fishing pressure was light. The surface water temp was right at 40 degrees.

Northwest

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was light.

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 247 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing in the Albuquerque, Belen and Peralta drains was rated as slow by some anglers and good by others. Those having luck were using PowerBait, Berkley trout worms, Fire Balls, San Juan worms and egg patterns for trout. A few carp were caught by anglers using corn. We had no reports on other species.

Bluewater Lake: As of this past Sunday morning, there was some open water for bank fishing, but we had no reports from anglers. The portion of the lake covered with ice was unsafe for fishing. For updated ice conditions, call the state park office at (505) 876-2391.

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 118 cfs and 52.8 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was fair using egg patterns, San Juan worms, salmon eggs and night crawlers for brown and rainbow trout. The river below Abiquiu was quite crowded and with the low water conditions, fishing was slow. There were a few trout caught by anglers using egg patterns, small midge patterns and salmon eggs. Reminder: There is a three-trout limit from Abiquiu Dam downstream 7 miles to U.S. Hwy. 84 bridge at Abiquiu.

Cochiti Lake: As of this past week, there was a considerable amount of ice on the lake and anglers were unable to launch boats.

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

Fenton Lake: The lake has been covered with ice and is currently closed to fishing. For updated conditions, contact the state park office at (575) 829-3630.

Heron Lake: Fishing from the bank was fair using roe sacs and garlic PowerBait for rainbow trout up to 21 inches. Most of the action again this past week was in the area from the dam to the La Laja boat ramp. Fishing pressure was light.

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

Jemez Waters: Stream flow on the Jemez River near Jemez Springs on Monday morning was 19.8 cfs. Trout fishing on the Jemez was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using worms. The bite was very light and much of the upper Jemez was covered with ice. We had no reports on other streams.

Laguna del Campo: Closed for the season.

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

Lake Farmington: Fishing was fair to good using Fire Balls and PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on other species.

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

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

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

San Juan River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 373 cfs and visibility was about 1.5 feet. Fly fishing action through the Quality waters was good using egg patterns, desert storms, bunny leeches, disco midges, olive streamers, red larva and small bead-head pheasant tail nymphs. There was some dry fly action in the early afternoon hours. Trout fishing through the bait waters was fair to good using night crawlers, PowerBait, worms, Fire Balls and small spoons. A river enhancement project has begun and the area between the Simon Point Day-Use Area downriver to the Crusher Hole Day-Use Area is closed to boat and foot traffic until March 1, 2018. Temporary closures of multiple day-use areas are expected until April 2018.  For more information, visit nmparks.com or contact Navajo Lake State Park, (505) 632-2278.

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

Tingley Beach: Trout fishing at the Youth and Central ponds was very good using PowerBait, Fire Balls, Pistol Petes, wooly buggers, small Kastmasters and Super Dupers. Anglers using bait had the best luck fishing just off the bottom. Fishing at the Bob Gerding Catch and Release Pond was good using San Juan worms, bunny leeches and small midge patterns for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Southwest

Alumni Pond: We had no reports from anglers this week.

Bear Canyon Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for trout. We had no other reports.

Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was good using PowerBait, worms and Fire Balls for trout. A few trout were also caught by anglers using Pistol Petes. We had no other reports.

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

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using blade baits, spoons and jig and grub combinations for white bass. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the mid 40s.

Escondida Lake: Fishing was very good using PowerBait, salmon eggs and worms for trout. A few were also caught by anglers using Pistol Petes. We had no other reports.

Gila River: Stream flow on Monday morning was 54.8 cfs. Fishing was fair to good using wooly worms and small chamois leeches for trout. The water temp was in the mid to upper 40s.

Glenwood Pond: Fishing was good using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

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

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

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

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

Rio Grande: Stream flow below Elephant Butte Monday morning was 0.57 cfs. Fishing was good using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Young Pond: Fishing was very good for anglers using Velveeta cheese and assorted PowerBait. One angler reported catching and releasing several trout and one catfish while fly fishing. He was using a red ant pattern.

Southeast

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

Bataan Lake: Trout fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, worms and Pistol Petes. We had no other reports.

Black River: Stream flow at Malaga on Monday was 13.0 cfs. Fishing was fair using PowerBait and salmon eggs for trout.

Blue Hole Park Pond: Trout fishing was very good for anglers using a wide assortment of PowerBait. We had no reports on other species.

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 trout caught by anglers using spoons, salmon eggs and PowerBait.

Bottomless Lakes: Trout fishing was fair to good for anglers using PowerBait, salmon eggs and wooly worms.

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 very good using PowerBait, salmon eggs, worms and Pistol Petes for trout. We had no other reports.

Chaparral Park Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait.

El Rito Creek: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, Zeke’s trout bait, salmon eggs, small spoons and Pistol Petes for trout. We had no other reports.

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

Green Meadow Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait.

Greene Acres Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

Grindstone Reservoir: We had reports from anglers this week.

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

Lake Van: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, Zeke’s trout bait, Pistol Petes under a bubble and salmon eggs for trout. We had no other reports.

Oasis Park Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was light.

Pecos River: Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday was 22.3 cfs. Fishing was slow for all species.

Perch Lake: Fishing was very good using Pistol Petes, wooly buggers and PowerBait for trout.

Ruidoso River: Stream flow at Hollywood was 4.22 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

Santa Rosa Lake: Fishing continued to be slow for all species with light fishing pressure.

Sumner Lake: Fishing for walleye was slow with just a few caught by anglers using spoons, blade baits and bottom bouncer rigs. We had no other reports.

Marks in the Win Column for Raton Basketball Saturday Evening

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

Raton basketball marked the win column Saturday evening as both the boys and girls hosted ATC Saturday evening playing some of their better basketball in a while especially for the girls.

Coach Michelle Boone has been working to find the right combination of players for the team and may have found that as she substituted in and out with five players Saturday evening. The girls came off a 51-35 loss to district opponents Tierra Encantada on Tuesday. A sluggish season so far for the girls has pushed them to perform in district play to get things back on track to play in the district tourney coming up late next month.

The girls had also struggled in the shooting game but came out and worked the ball inside to score 22 and 21 points in the second and third quarters. The defense also did their job as they held ATC to just nine points in the second and third quarters. Raton also made it count at the free throw line as they went six of six while ATC managed a six of nine at the line.

ATC   12    2    7  9  30

Raton 14  22  21  4  61

ATC High Point

Ashley Zapata 13   1 of 4 free throws

Felicity Sealy 10  3 of 4 free throws

Free throws 6 of 9 attempts

Raton High Point

Halle Medina 11 1 of 1 free throws

Andie Ortega 9   2 of 2 free throws

Jadyn Walton 9  1 of 1 free throws

Free throws 6 of 6 attempts

The Raton boys continued the winning streak coming off a 70-40 win over Tierra Encantada and posting a 78-46 win over ATC Saturday evening in Tiger Gym. The boys started out strong taking a 22to 12 lead and never looked back. Good rebounding and shooting continued through the second quarter giving Raton a 43 to 20 halftime lead. Coach Jose Archuleta took advantage of the lead and substituted in his bench giving the boys badly needed playing time.

ATC High Point

David Prada 27   8 of 14 free throws

Free throws 9 of 19 attempts

Raton High Point

Ismael Tafoya 15

Jose Archuleta 14

Dustin Segura 11

Free throws 5 of 10 attempts

Visit https://www.facebook.com/KRTNEnchantedAirRadio/videos/1877419522329606/ to watch the boys game.

Sydni Silva with the ball tries to get it out of the traffic as Reina Rodriguez(20) and Felicity Sealy (23) close in during the district game in Tiger Gym Saturday evening.

Sydni Silva with the ball tries to get it out of the traffic as Reina Rodriguez(20) and Felicity Sealy (23) close in during the district game in Tiger Gym Saturday evening.

 

Felicity Sealy knocked ball out of Andie Ortega's bounce and Andie Ortega goes after it in the second quarter of the game with ATC Saturday evening.

Felicity Sealy knocked ball out of Andie Ortega’s bounce and Andie Ortega goes after it in the second quarter of the game with ATC Saturday evening.

 

Halle Medina comes down with the rebound as Reina Rodriguez gets a hand on the ball to knock it loose during the district game with ATC Saturday evening in Tiger Gym.

Halle Medina comes down with the rebound as Reina Rodriguez gets a hand on the ball to knock it loose during the district game with ATC Saturday evening in Tiger Gym.

 

Halle Medina reaches up for the rebound as she did several times during the game Saturday evening in Tiger Gym.

Halle Medina reaches up for the rebound as she did several times during the game Saturday evening in Tiger Gym.

Pecos Dominates District Games

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

The Raton varsity girls took to the court on Saturday, January 20th as one of four district games at Tiger gym including the JVs. The Lady Tigers did a good job handling the Lady Panthers taking the lead for most of the first quarter before a very aggressive team woke up and began putting the pressure on to disrupt the Raton rhythm. Down by three the Lady Tigers continued to battle but and stay close going into half time down by six.

The third quarter was the Lady Tiger’s undoing as Pecos put on the pressure and a very aggressive style of play forced the turnovers and missed shots. Pecos outscored Raton 22 to seven in the third quarter to put the game out of reach. The Lady Panthers continued to force the turnovers which often times resulted in points. At the final buzzer it was Pecos 70 to 45.

Pecos  18  14  22  16 70

Raton  15  11   7   12  45

Pecos High Point

Trinity Herrera 16  4 of 9 free throws

Destiny Romero 10  2 of 2 free throws

Cassie Muller  21  3 of 6 free throws

Free Throws 20 of 36 attempts

Raton High Point 

Camryn Mileta 9  3 of 5 free throws

Andie Ortega 12

Kerrigan Weese 8  0 for 1 free throws

Free throws 6 of 9 attempts

The varsity boys game went much like the JV boys game did with Pecos playing an aggressive style of ball putting the pressure on early. Pecos forced several turnovers and held Raton at bay allowing only six points to their 26 in the first quarter.  Pecos continued their style of play into the second quarter again forcing turnovers and keeping Raton from shooting the good shots.

Raton scored double digits in the third quarter but found it tough to even get to the bucket in the fourth with Darien Lewis scoring the only two points of the quarter on a short turn around jumper in front of the goal. At the buzzer it was a 76 to 28 win for Pecos who continues their dominance in 3A basketball.

Pecos  26  15  16  19  76

Raton    6    8   11   2   28

Pecos High Point

Mario Archuleta  19    3 of 4 free throws

Xavier Padilla 12        3 of 5 free throws

Ismael Villegas  10

Free Throws 10 of 16 attempts

Raton High Point

Richie Acevedo  8

Nathaniel Tarbox  8

Free throws 0 of 4 attempts

The JV girls took to the court first Saturday afternoon and had the best game of the day for Raton as they came from behind and ended the game down by one.

The Lady Tigers trailed all the of the game at times by as much as 12 points but they continued to work at and in the fourth quarter began to close the gap on the Lady Panthers. With a little pressure and some good shooting it came down to the end as the last shot up brought Raton to within one. The final buzzer sounded to end the game as ball was airborne but fell short had the shot made it in Raton would have won the game.

Pecos 41

Raton 40

The JV Boys game was a totally different game as Pecos put the press on to begin the game and didn’t let Raton past half court for the first two minutes of the first quarter. By the end of the first quarter it was a 25-4 ball game, a shell shocked Raton JV team never could recover and ended the game 69-31.

Pecos 69

Raton 31

Neveah Ortiz gets tied up in the crowd as she tried to go up for the shot, Savanah Ortiz (44) got both hands on the ball.

Neveah Ortiz gets tied up in the crowd as she tried to go up for the shot, Savanah Ortiz (44) got both hands on the ball.

 

Dominique Salinas (34) goes up with Ginger Baird (0) as she drives the lane for the shot during the district game with Pecos Saturday afternoon.

Dominique Salinas (34) goes up with Ginger Baird (0) as she drives the lane for the shot during the district game with Pecos Saturday afternoon.

 

Raton's John Ware meets up with Devin Gonzales and Juan Varela as he tries to go for the basket during the district game in Raton Saturday evening.

Raton’s John Ware meets up with Devin Gonzales and Juan Varela as he tries to go for the basket during the district game in Raton Saturday evening.

 

Halle Medina goes for the rebound as Trinity Herrera gets a finger on the ball to disrupt the rebound during the varsity district game in Tiger Gym Saturday evening.

Halle Medina goes for the rebound as Trinity Herrera gets a finger on the ball to disrupt the rebound during the varsity district game in Tiger Gym Saturday evening.

 

Jadyn Walton and Faith Flores struggle for the ball during the district game in Tiger Gym Saturday evening.

Jadyn Walton and Faith Flores struggle for the ball during the district game in Tiger Gym Saturday evening.

 

Sydni Silva and Faith Flores go to the floor in the struggle for the ball during the district game in Tiger Gym Saturday evening.

Sydni Silva and Faith Flores go to the floor in the struggle for the ball during the district game in Tiger Gym Saturday evening.

 

Andie Ortega drives the baseline trying to get around Reyna Perez as the girls struggle late in the game to get inside for the shot.

Andie Ortega drives the baseline trying to get around Reyna Perez as the girls struggle late in the game to get inside for the shot.

Close Games in Cimarron

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

The Raton basketball teams split with Cimarron as both won a couple and lost couple of games in action of Thursday night in Cimarron.

The varsity girls game stayed close with Raton taking the early lead and staying in front for most of the first half. Cimarron outscored Raton (18-12) in the second quarter as they applied the press that seemed to throw off the Lady Tigers rhythm. Going into the locker room the Lady Rams held a 29-24 lead.

The Lady Tigers came out strong in the third quarter and put the press on the Lady Rams but couldn’t keep them from getting to the bucket. Once again Cimarron outscored the Lady Tigers by two (12-10) in the third. The fourth quarter saw both teams put the ball in the bucket as each team scored 19 points with help from the free throw line as Raton went five of eight at the line and Cimarron sunk six of 10 shots. By the final buzzer Cimarron’s second quarter had made the difference as the put one in the win column 60-53.

Raton      12  12  10  19  53

Cimarron 11  18  12  19  60

Raton High Point 

Andie Ortega 19              6 of 7 free throws

Jadyn Walton 14              4 of 6 free throws

Free throws 12 of 21 attempts

Cimarron High Point 

Reina Arguello 22           2 of 2 free throws

Angel Gonzales 21

Zoe Salazar 11              5 of 8 free throws

Free Throws 7 of 15 attempts

The Raton boys took a quick lead with four 3-pointers that gave Raton the 20-12 lead at the end of the first. Second quarter action however saw the Rams defense wake up and keep it close scoring 12 to Raton’s 11 points to go into half time with Raton up 31-24.

Cimarron scored another 12 in the third while holding Raton to nine, so the Raton lead was only four going into the final period. The Rams big boys Dylan Friedt and Matthew Dean kept the Rams hopes alive with solid rebounding, and as Cimarron continued to battle back from a deficit that was as much as 12, Raton went cold only scoring nine to allow the Rams to tie the game with seconds remaining on the clock. Raton took the timeout with seven seconds on the clock but couldn’t get a shot off before the buzzer sounded to end regulation play.

In overtime the Rams took advantage of the free throws going four of four but Raton scored first in the quarter with a Jose Archuleta three and with time running out Dustin Segura drove the basket and then dished to Ismael Tafoya who calmly dropped in the game winner with a short jumper in the paint. Cimarron Rams coach Daniel Vigil called a quick timeout and three seconds was put back on the clock, but a 1/2 court desperation shot wasn’t meant to be and Raton survived with the 55 – 53 win in OT.

Raton      20  11    9    9  6    55

Cimarron 12  12  12  13  4    53

Raton High Point

Aden Vanderwater 15              2 of 2 free throws

Ismael Tafoya 12                    1 of 3 free throws

Nathaniel Tarbox 8

Free throws 3 of 7 attempts

Cimarron High Point

Dylan Friedt 19       10 of 11 free throws

Matthew Dean 18     3 of 4 free throws

Noah McDonald 8

Free throws 15 of 20 attempts

The JV girls games was a close one for most all of the game as Raton would pull away and Cimarron would battle back. The Lady Tigers however fought off a last minute run by the Lady Rams that closed the game to two and ended the game with a win by seven 33-26.

The boys JV game however was a different story with Cimarron taking the lead and never looking back. At the buzzer the final score was Cimarron 54 Raton 39.

From the opening jump ball the game was never very far out of reach as Raton took the early lead and led most of the game Thursday evening in Cimarron. Nathaniel Tarbox just control the jump ball as he gets fingers above Matthew Dean.

From the opening jump ball the game was never very far out of reach as Raton took the early lead and led most of the game Thursday evening in Cimarron. Nathaniel Tarbox just controlled the jump ball as he gets fingers above Matthew Dean.

 

Nathaniel Tarbox holds up short as Dylan Friedt flies by on the attempted block Thursday evening in Cimarron.

Nathaniel Tarbox holds up short as Dylan Friedt flies by on the attempted block Thursday evening in Cimarron.

 

Richie Acevedo and Anthony Waggoner struggle for the ball during the first half of the game in Cimarron Thursday evening.

Richie Acevedo and Anthony Waggoner struggle for the ball during the first half of the game in Cimarron Thursday evening.

 

Nathaniel Tarbox and Noah McDonald go for the rebound Thursday evening in Cimarron.

Nathaniel Tarbox and Noah McDonald go for the rebound Thursday evening in Cimarron.

 

Darien Lewis goes up for the shot as Austin Vargas gets a hand on the ball to disrupt the shot Thursday evening in Cimarron.

Darien Lewis goes up for the shot as Austin Vargas gets a hand on the ball to disrupt the shot Thursday evening in Cimarron.

 

Dylan Friedt gets the block as Ismael Tafoya puts it up Thursday evening in Cimarron.

Dylan Friedt gets the block as Ismael Tafoya puts it up Thursday evening in Cimarron.

Maxwell’s Eloy Brazil Named a National Coach of the Year

Coach Brazil named a National Coach of the Year

Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

The National Federation of High School Coaches Association announced on January 11, 2018 that it has named Maxwell Bear’s head coach Eloy Brazil as one of its 2017 National Coaches of the Year.

Coach Brazil has been a fixture in Northeastern New Mexico Basketball for over 39 years having coached in Cimarron, Springer and Maxwell. He spent 17 years in the Cimarron Schools where took the Rams to their only state title. He spent 16 years with the Springer Red Devils taking them to state several times and bringing home two of their three state championships. Brazil has been at the Maxwell Schools now for six years where he took the boys to the 2017 state game and brought home their only state title so far. NMAA reports Brazil’s record going into the 2017-2018 season was 558-313.

Brazil’s career has spanned many years with winning seasons, he now is looking at going for 600 wins and is now ranked as the 6th all-time winningest coach in New Mexico basketball.

 

Coach Brazil in the Pit as the Maxwell Bears were about to win their first state championship game.

Coach Brazil in the Pit as the Maxwell Bears were about to win their first state championship game.

 

Coach Brazil celebrates one of his state titles with the boys.

Coach Brazil celebrates one of his state titles with the boys.

 

Coach Eloy Brazil with his boys who won the 2017 Cowbell championship.

Coach Eloy Brazil with his boys who won the 2017 Cowbell championship.

Below is the press release from the NFHS

2016-17 National Coaches of the Year Selected by NFHS Coaches Association

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (January 11, 2018)— Twenty-three high school coaches from across the country have been selected as 2017 National Coaches of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Association.

The NFHS, which has been recognizing coaches through an awards program since 1982, honors coaches in the top 10 girls sports and top 10 boys sports (by participation numbers), and in two “other” sports – one for boys and one for girls – that are not included in the top 10 listings. The NFHS also recognizes a spirit coach as a separate award category. Winners of NFHS awards must be active coaches during the year for which they receive their award. This year’s awards recognize coaches for the 2016-17 school year.

Recipients of this year’s national awards for boys sports are: Eloy Brazil, basketball, Maxwell (New Mexico) Municipal Schools; Eric Cummings, cross country, Greer (South Carolina) Riverside High School; Don Fosselman, soccer, Parkersburg (West Virginia) High School; Thomas Gladd, golf, Voorheesville (New York) Clayton A. Bouton High School; Robert Gonzales, wrestling, Manhattan (Kansas) High School; Thomas Loy, track and field – outdoor, East Canton (Ohio) High School; Charles Nelson, tennis, Florence (South Carolina) West Florence High School; Butch Pedersen, football (11-

player), West Branch (Iowa) High School; Craig Phillips, baseball, Fort Plain (New York) Central School; and Michael Venos, swimming and diving, Bloomfield Hills (Michigan) Brother Rice High School.

The recipients of the 2017 NFHS national awards for girls sports are: Michael Ahrens, swimming and diving, Bettendorf (Iowa) High School; Bruce Cooper, golf, Hoisington (Kansas) High School; Janet Frazier, volleyball, Elizabeth (West Virginia) Wirt County High School; Johnette Goldman, cross country, Heber Springs (Arkansas) High School; Gwyneth Pinta, lacrosse, Columbus (Ohio) Upper Arlington High School; David Rosenthal, soccer, Iowa City (Iowa) Iowa City West High School; Kevin Ryan, track and field – outdoor, Bellingham (Washington) Sehome High School; Karen Self, basketball, Chandler (Arizona) Seton Catholic Prep; Kristie Stevens, tennis, Tucson (Arizona) Catalina Foothills High School; and Gene Victor, softball – fast pitch, Albuquerque (New Mexico) Cibola High School.

The recipient of the National Coach of the Year Award for spirit is Jeffrey Siegal of Buffalo Grove (Illinois) High School. John Todd, a lacrosse coach at Hingham (Massachusetts) High School, was chosen in the “other” category for boys sports, and Ann Naughton, a field hockey coach at Saint James (New York) Smithtown High School East was chosen in the “other” category for girls sports.

The NFHS has a contact in each state who is responsible for selecting deserving coach award recipients. This person often works with the state coaches’ association in his or her respective state. He or she contacts the potential state award recipients to complete a coach profile form that requests information regarding the coach’s record, membership in and affiliation with coaching and other professional organizations, involvement with other school and community activities and programs, and coaching philosophy. To be approved as an award recipient and considered for sectional and national coach of the year consideration, this profile form must be completed by the coach or designee and then approved by the executive director (or designee) of the state athletic/activities association.

The next award level after state coach of the year is sectional coach of the year. The NFHS is divided into eight geographical sections.

The NFHS Coaches Association has an advisory committee composed of a chair and eight sectional representatives. The sectional committee representatives evaluate the state award recipients from the states in their respective sections and select the best candidates for the sectional award in each sport category. The NFHS Coaches Association Advisory Committee then considers the sectional candidates in each sport, ranks them according to a point system, and determines a national winner for each of the 20 sport categories, the spirit category and two “other” categories.

A total of 667 coaches will be recognized this year with state, sectional and national awards.

This press release was written by Hannah Wishart, Coordinator of Educational Services with the NFHS who works with the NFHS Coaches Association and the NFHS Coach Education Program.

 

Applications open for 2018-19 draw hunt licenses

Applications open for 2018-19 draw hunt licenses

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New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866
Media contact: Dan Williams: (505) 476-8004
dan.williams@state.nm.us 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JAN. 10, 2018:

2018-19 draw hunt application opens Wednesday

SANTA FE – The Department of Game and Fish will begin accepting applications for 2018-19 big-game and turkey licenses and permits at 10 a.m. Wednesday, online and over the telephone.

Information about rules, seasons, fees and more is available in the 2018-19 Hunting Rules & Information booklet online now at www.wildlife.state.nm.us and available in print soon at license vendors and department offices. Hunters are encouraged to review season dates, application deadlines and other information before applying for licenses or going afield.

Hunters this year are especially encouraged to review new rules regarding tagging their harvested game. A separate tag will be required in addition to the printed license, and all big game and turkeys must be tagged at the time of harvest. Tags will be mailed to all successful draw hunt applicants and will be available at all license vendors and department offices for over-the-counter licenses. Some restrictions may apply for online big game license purchases to accommodate mailing of tags.

Complete information about the new tagging requirements is available on the department website and in the Hunting Rules & Information booklet. Read more about tagging here.

The application deadline for bear and turkey permits is 5 p.m. Feb. 7. The application deadline for big-game licenses is 5 p.m. March 21. Hunters need to file all mandatory harvest reports from last season’s hunts to be eligible for the 2018-2019 draw. See the Hunting Rules and Information booklet for reporting deadlines.

Hunters can apply for licenses and permits by signing on or creating an online account at http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/.

Application assistance also is available at the department Information Center, toll-free (888) 248-6866. The center is open year-round, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (except holidays) to answer your questions and assist with license issues and harvest reporting. Extended hours are March 10–March 20, Monday–Friday from 8 a.m.–8 p.m. and Saturdays from noon–5 p.m. Please have your hunt choices ready if applying for draw hunts by phone. The Information Center will close at 4:30 p.m. March 21.

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