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RHS Cheer and Dance teams Preview their State Routines

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

The RHS cheer and dance teams presented their state spirit competition routines to the public Tuesday evening at Tiger Gym.

The teams will travel Thursday to Albuquerque this weekend for a two day event at the PIT on the University of New Mexico campus. RHS Cheer will perform around 9:00 a.m. both Friday and Saturday while the dance team will perform mid afternoon after 2:00 p.m.

This year the cheer teams have a different competition with a game day routine that will include a cheer based on an announcement by an announcer for a defense or offensive routine. The cheer routines have also been extended to a three minute routine from a minute and half. Crowd participation will be a part of the scoring for Raton so they are hoping for a good loud turnout this year.

TigerCats Dance will perform a Pom routine and a Jazz dance routine. As Raton is the only class 3A team left in the state they will compete against class 4A teams. Some of the other dance teams will perform a precision drill routine as opposed to a jazz routine making it tough to compare the two routines for points.

 

RHS Cheer Game Day routine

RHS Cheer Game Day routine

 

RHS Cheer part of the Game Day Routine

RHS Cheer part of the Game Day Routine

 

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Part of the second day routine for the RHS Cheer

 

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Go Tigers as they perform their state routine in Tiger Gym

 

Second day routine for State Spirit Competition

Second day routine for State Spirit Competition

 

After the girls do their routines they are introduced and honored for the year by the parents and coaches a tradition that has been done for years

After the girls do their routines they are introduced and honored for the year by the parents and coaches a tradition that has been done for years

 

RHS TigerCats Dance team Pom routine

RHS TigerCats Dance team Pom routine

 

RHS TigerCats Dance team Pom routine

RHS TigerCats Dance team Pom routine

 

RHS TigerCats Dance team Pom routine

RHS TigerCats Dance team Pom routine

 

RHS Tiger Cats Dance team Jazz routine for the state spirit competition.

RHS Tiger Cats Dance team Jazz routine for the state spirit competition.

 

RHS Tiger Cats Dance team members were honored after their state routines

RHS Tiger Cats Dance team members were honored after their state routines

Raton Takes District Game with Pecos in Five

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

Raton hosted Pecos for an early season district game Tuesday afternoon and marked the win column in a five inning game.

Raton started the game out with a six run rally with a big hit by the first batter Jonathan Cabriales. Raton soon loaded the bases and added a run on a walk. By the end of the inning Raton had run the batting order plus three.

Pecos only score in the game came in the second inning when a throw to second to catch a steal allowed the runner at third to head home and beat the throw home. Raton added one in the second too while both teams went cold in the third. Raton then had a four run rally with a bases loaded walk for one run and a couple of hits for the other three runs.

Game Stats – 3/21/17 Pecos Varsity at Raton Varsity

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PECOS VARSITY (1) AT RATON VARSITY (11)

PECOS VARSITY        AB  R  H BI  RATON VARSITY        AB  R  H BI
Mario Archuleta       2  0  1  0  Johnathan Cabriales   4  1  3  1  
Carlos Cordova        2  0  0  0  Richie Gonzales       3  1  2  1  
Ismael Villegas       2  0  0  0  Austin Jones          2  1  0  1  
Cameron Quintana      1  1  1  0  Jason Parker          3  0  0  0  
Damian Lopez          2  0  1  0   Dante Romero         0  1  0  0  
Ricardo Teran         2  0  1  0  Robert Horner         0  2  0  0  
Ruben Maynes          2  0  0  0  Cole Medina           2  0  1  1  
Serbando Rodriguez    2  0  0  0  Mateous Samora        3  1  1  1  
Juan Varela           2  0  0  0   Gabe Martinez        1  1  0  0  
                                  Jaydon Romero         1  0  1  1  
                                  Damien Martinez       2  1  1  2  
                                  *Dustin Segura        0  1  0  0  
TOTALS               17  1  4  0  TOTALS               21 10  9  8

PECOS VARSITY                 010 00 -- 1  
RATON VARSITY                 520 4x -- 11 

LOB--PECOS VARSITY 2, RATON VARSITY 8. ERR--Damian Lopez.
2B--Damien Martinez, Richie Gonzales, Johnathan Cabriales.
HBP--Robert Horner. SB--Cameron Quintana, Mario Archuleta,
Dante Romero, Richie Gonzales, Robert Horner, Johnathan
Cabriales.

 PECOS VARSITY                   IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Carlos Cordova (L)             2.00    4    6    5    4    1    0
Mario Archuleta                2.00    5    4    4    4    1    0
 RATON VARSITY              
Cole Medina (W)                5.00    4    1    1    1    2    0

PB--Ricardo Teran (4), William Holland. BALK--Mario
Archuleta (2). SO--Serbando Rodriguez, Mario Archuleta, Cole
Medina, Richie Gonzales. BB--Cameron Quintana, Jason Parker,
Cole Medina, Damien Martinez, Richie Gonzales, Austin Jones
(2), Robert Horner (2).


Team 1 2 3 4 5 R H E L
Pecos Varsity 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 1 2
Raton Varsity 5 2 0 4 11 9 0 8

WP: Cole Medina, LP: Carlos Cordova, SP: –

 

William Holland makes the tag as Mario Archuleta attempts to steal home during the first district game in Raton.

William Holland makes the tag as Mario Archuleta attempts to steal home during the first district game in Raton.

 

Safe at Second calls the umpire as Jason Parker goes for the tag on Cameron Quintana Tuesday afternoon during the first district game of the season

Safe at Second calls the umpire as Jason Parker goes for the tag on Cameron Quintana Tuesday afternoon during the first district game of the season

 

Richie Gonzales steals second during the district game with Pecos Tuesday afternoon.

Richie Gonzales steals second during the district game with Pecos Tuesday afternoon.

 

Jason Parker reaches for the ball as Cameron Quintana slides on the steal to second during the district game with Pecos Tuesday afternoon

Jason Parker reaches for the ball as Cameron Quintana slides on the steal to second during the district game with Pecos Tuesday afternoon

 

Jason Parker makes the tag as Cameron Quintana slides in a cloud of dust into second base during the first district game of the season

Jason Parker makes the tag as Cameron Quintana slides in a cloud of dust into second base during the first district game of the season

 

Robert Horner makes the slide into second for the stolen base as the ball gets away from Cameron Quintana during the district game with Pecos Tuesday afternoon

Robert Horner makes the slide into second for the stolen base as the ball gets away from Cameron Quintana during the district game with Pecos Tuesday afternoon

Raton at the St. Mikes Tourney

Game Stats – 3/16/17 Raton Varsity at St. Michael’s Varsity

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RATON VARSITY (2) AT ST. MICHAEL'S VARSITY (10)

RATON VARSITY        AB  R  H BI  ST. MICHAEL'S VARSIT AB  R  H BI
Johnathan Cabriales   2  1  1  0  James Hena            4  2  0  0  
Damien Martinez       2  0  0  0  Josh Delgado          2  2  1  0  
Dillon Lemons         3  0  0  1  Sean Latham           3  1  2  3  
Robert Horner         2  1  1  0  Jonah Baca            3  0  1  0  
Jason Parker          2  0  0  0  Jason Romero          3  2  1  0  
Austin Jones          1  0  0  0  Jude Mondragon        3  0  1  1  
Cole Medina           1  0  0  0  Derek Roybal          3  0  1  1  
 Dustin Segura        1  0  0  0  Will Brandt           1  1  0  0  
Gabe Martinez         2  0  0  0  Eric Romero           3  0  1  0  
Trevor Portillos      0  0  0  0  *Curtis Rodgers       0  1  0  0  
 Mateous Samora       1  0  0  0  *Eduardo Candelas     0  1  0  0  
TOTALS               17  2  2  1  TOTALS               25 10  8  5

RATON VARSITY                 101 00 -- 2  
ST. MICHAEL'S VARSITY         400 51 -- 10 

LOB--RATON VARSITY 6, ST. MICHAEL'S VARSITY 6. ERR--Dillon
Lemons, Cole Medina, Damien Martinez (2), William Holland
(2), Jason Romero. 2B--Jason Romero, Jonah Baca. 3B--Jude
Mondragon. HBP--Robert Horner, Will Brandt. SB--Damien
Martinez, Josh Delgado (2), Jason Romero, James Hena, Will
Brandt (2).

 RATON VARSITY                   IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Dillon Lemons (L)              3.00    3    5    2    3    0    0
William Holland                1.67    5    5    0    1    0    0
 ST. MICHAEL'S VARSITY      
Eric Romero (W)                3.00    2    2    2    5    3    0
Marcos Leyba                   2.00    0    0    0    0    4    0

PB--Dillon Lemons, William Holland, Jonah Baca (2).
WP--Dillon Lemons. BALK--Eric Romero. SO--Dustin Segura,
Dillon Lemons (2), Mateous Samora, Gabe Martinez (2), Robert
Horner. BB--Jason Parker, Trevor Portillos, Damien Martinez,
Austin Jones, Johnathan Cabriales, Josh Delgado (2), Sean
Latham, Will Brandt.


Team 1 2 3 4 5 R H E L
Raton Varsity 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 6 6
St. Michael’s Varsity 4 0 0 5 1 10 8 1 6

WP: Eric Romero, LP: Dillon Lemons, SP: –

Game Stats – 3/17/17 Bernalillo Varsity at Raton Varsity

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BERNALILLO VARSITY (5) AT RATON VARSITY (4)

BERNALILLO VARSITY   AB  R  H BI  RATON VARSITY        AB  R  H BI
Troy Reano            3  1  0  0  Johnathan Cabriales   3  1  1  0  
Andre Bethea          2  0  0  0  Richie Gonzales       4  1  1  1  
Daniel Gutierez       3  1  1  1  Dillon Lemons         2  1  1  0  
Carlos Duran          3  1  0  0  Jaydon Romero         1  0  0  0  
Ryan Wagner           4  1  1  0   Jason Parker         2  0  0  0  
Damian Gutierez       4  1  1  0  Gabe Martinez         3  0  1  0  
Daniel Torres         4  0  0  0  Mateous Samora        3  1  0  1  
Dominic Tenorio       3  0  1  0  Brandon Decker        1  0  0  0  
Aaron Neely           2  0  0  0  Cole Medina           1  0  0  0  
                                   Robert Horner        1  0  0  0  
                                  Austin Jones          3  0  1  1  
TOTALS               28  5  4  1  TOTALS               24  4  5  3

BERNALILLO VARSITY            004 001 0 -- 5  
RATON VARSITY                 000 400 0 -- 4  

LOB--BERNALILLO VARSITY 9, RATON VARSITY 4. ERR--Damien
Martinez, Gabe Martinez, Johnathan Cabriales. 2B--Richie
Gonzales. HBP--Aaron Neely, Robert Horner.

 BERNALILLO VARSITY              IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Daniel Torres (W)              7.00    5    4    4    4   12    0
 RATON VARSITY              
Cole Medina                    4.00    2    4    0    5    3    0
Robert Horner (L)              3.00    2    1    1    1    1    0

PB--Andre Bethea. BALK--Daniel Torres, Cole Medina (2).
SO--Troy Reano (2), Daniel Torres, Carlos Duran, Jason
Parker, Jaydon Romero, Dillon Lemons, Cole Medina, Mateous
Samora, Richie Gonzales (2), Austin Jones, Gabe Martinez
(2), Brandon Decker, Robert Horner. BB--Andre Bethea (2),
Troy Reano, Daniel Gutierez, Carlos Duran, Dominic Tenorio,
Dillon Lemons, Brandon Decker (2), Johnathan Cabriales.


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

WP: Daniel Torres, LP: Robert Horner, SP: –

 

Game Stats – 3/18/17 Espanola Valley Varsity at Raton Varsity

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RATON VARSITY (5) AT ESPANOLA VALLEY VARSITY (6)

RATON VARSITY        AB  R  H BI  ESPANOLA VALLEY VARS AB  R  H BI
Johnathan Cabriales   3  2  3  0  Sean Sandoval         2  1  0  0  
Dillon Lemons         2  0  0  0   Joe Ray Manzanares   2  0  0  0  
Austin Jones          4  1  0  3  Jose Espinoza         3  2  2  0  
Robert Horner         2  0  0  0  Marcus Griego         1  0  0  0  
 William Holland      1  0  0  0   Frisco Abeyta        3  0  2  0  
Jason Parker          3  0  1  0  Daniel Zelic          3  1  0  0  
Richie Gonzales       2  0  0  0  Chris Atencio         3  1  2  1  
 Gabe Martinez        1  0  0  0  Juan Baca             2  1  0  1  
Cole Medina           2  1  1  0  Dale Salazar          2  0  0  0  
Mateous Samora        1  0  0  0  Johnathon Sanchez     2  0  0  0  
 Dustin Segura        2  0  0  0  Aaron Garcia          2  0  0  0  
Damien Martinez       2  1  1  0                                    
 Dante Romero         1  0  0  0                                    
TOTALS               26  5  6  3  TOTALS               25  6  6  2

RATON VARSITY                 230 000 -- 5  
ESPANOLA VALLEY VARSITY       300 012 -- 6  

LOB--RATON VARSITY 7, ESPANOLA VALLEY VARSITY 9. ERR--Jason
Parker, Damien Martinez (3), Johnathan Cabriales, Frisco
Abeyta, Marcus Griego, Gabriel Herrera, Daniel Zelic, Jose
Espinoza. 2B--Chris Atencio. 3B--Cole Medina. HBP--Dale
Salazar, Jose Espinoza. SB--Damien Martinez (2), Johnathan
Cabriales (4), Aaron Garcia.

 RATON VARSITY                   IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Richie Gonzales                1.00    1    3    1    4    0    0
Dillon Lemons                  3.00    2    0    0    0    5    0
Johnathan Cabriales            1.00    1    1    0    1    0    0
Damien Martinez (L)            0.67    2    2    1    0    1    0
 ESPANOLA VALLEY VARSITY    
Dale Salazar                   2.00    4    5    4    3    2    0
Frisco Abeyta (W)              4.00    2    0    0    1    5    0

PB--William Holland (3), Robert Horner, Frisco Abeyta,
Marcus Griego. WP--Dale Salazar. BALK--Damien Martinez.
SO--Dante Romero, Dustin Segura, Dillon Lemons, Cole Medina,
Mateous Samora, William Holland, Robert Horner, Sean
Sandoval, Aaron Garcia, Chris Atencio, Juan Baca, Daniel
Zelic (2). BB--Dillon Lemons (2), Cole Medina, Johnathan
Cabriales, Johnathon Sanchez, Aaron Garcia, Chris Atencio,
Juan Baca, Daniel Zelic.


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

WP: Frisco Abeyta, LP: Damien Martinez, SP: –

Class A District 5 All District Players

Girls

Roy/Mosquero:                                                      Cimarron:                                                 Des Moines:

Kasandra Valarde 12                                             Tiana Garcia 12                                      Alexis Wingo 12

Sherri Ray 12                                                         Angel Gonzales 10                                Makenna Hittson 11

Mya Vigil 12                                                           Zoe Salazar 9                                         Angie Lopez 10

Riley Clavel 8

 

Springer:

Alicia Arias 11

Katy Scott 11

 

Honorable Mention:

12 Bailey Smith- Roy/Mosquero

11 Samantha Ogata- Cimarron

11 Hannah Burton- Springer

 

Coach of the Year:

Amanda Boggs

 

Boys

Maxwell:                                                                     Springer:                                                   Cimarron:

Andrew Archuleta                                                  Isaiah Garcia                                            Austin Lucksich

Kolten Riggs                                                          Estevan Romero                                      Dylan Friedt

Carl Gonzales                                                       Jacob Quintana

Jeremy Archuleta                                                   Bryan Romero

 

Des Moines:                                                              Roy/Mosquero:

John Floyd                                                                  Tyler Overberger

 

Honorable Mention:

Roy:                                                                                Des Moines:                                            Cimarron:

Nathan Eggart                                                           John Miller                                               Matt Dean

Joseph Serna

 

Maxwell:                                                                     Springer:                                                  

Aaron Salazar                                                            Zach Sanchez

 

Coach of the Year:

Eloy Brazil

New Mexico fishing and stocking report for March 14, 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 stocking report through March. 10. Lake levels and stream flows.

National Archery in the Schools tournament draws big crowd

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New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866
Media contact: Karl Moffatt: (505) 476-8007
karl.moffatt@state.nm.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, March 13, 2017:

National Archery in the Schools tournament draws big crowd

ALBUQUERQUE – More than 800 archers competed at the sixth annual National Archery in the Schools (NASP) State Tournament March 11 at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

“We had a great turnout and an awesome time,” said Brian Guzman, archery coordinator for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. “Kids have really taken to this sport and our tournament is one of the best in the west.”

The tournament drew 840 archers and many friends and family that packed the convention center with close to 3,000 visitors, Guzman said.

Anne Rolsma of the Albuquerque Institute for Mathematics and Science (AIMS) scored 284 out of a possible 300 points to take first place among female high school competitors. Josiah Romero-Millowa, also of AIMS, was the top male high school archer with a score of 282.

In the middle school division, Aiden Krafft, of James Monroe Middle School, scored 287 out of 300 to lead the boys while Tanya Winters, of Los Lunas Middle School, scored 285 as the girls’ front runner.

In the elementary school division, Chloee Whitten, of Clovis Christian, was the top girls’ top scorer at 282 while Aden Berry, of Coronado Elementary School scored Score 269.

In team standings AIMS scored highest in the high school division with a total of 3278 out of a possible 3600 points while James Monroe Middle School won their division with a score of 3172. Clovis Christian school took first place in the elementary division with a top score of 2774.

The top ten boy and girl scorers in each individual division qualify to participate in the NASP Nationals in Kentucky in May. For complete list of tournament results please visit www.nasptournaments.org.

More than 100 public schools across New Mexico participate in the National Archery in the Schools Program and more join every year. Schools receive free training for instructors and the Department of Game and Fish provides 50 percent of the funding for each school to purchase archery equipment. It costs about $3,000 to outfit a school or organization with bows, targets, backstops and other equipment to get a program started. Many schools incorporate the program into existing physical education or after-school activities.

Federal funding through the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service makes National Archery in the Schools Program possible. The Pittman-Robertson Act of 1937 dedicates federal excise taxes collected from manufacturers of firearms, ammunition and archery equipment to national wildlife restoration programs, which include hunter education, shooting and archery programs in addition to wildlife surveys, transplants, and the purchase and management of wildlife management areas.

For more information about the National Archery in the Schools Program and how your school can get involved, contact Brian Guzman, archery coordinator for the Department of Game and Fish at (505) 222-4726 or brian.guzman@state.nm.us.

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Special hunter education camp offered at Philmont Scout Ranch

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New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866
Media contact: Karl Moffatt: (505) 476-8007
karl.moffatt@state.nm.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, March 13, 2017 :

Special hunter education camp offered at Philmont Scout Ranch

CIMARRON – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is offering a special hunter education camp where youths can receive hands-on training and earn their hunter education certification.

The camp is open to youths ages 11 to 17 who are accompanied by a registered, responsible adult. It will be conducted the weekend of April 28-30, 2017 at the renowned Philmont Scout Ranch near Cimarron. Lodging and meals are free and all equipment is provided. Registration opens March 27. Participants must complete and return the registration form available at www.wildlife.state.nm.us/education/hunter-education/ by 5pm, April 7, to be eligible. Slots will be filled on a first-come basis.

The department is hosting the camp in partnership with the Philmont Scout Ranch and the Safari Club International Foundation.

Participants will learn safe and responsible firearms handling, ethical hunting behaviors, conservation, wildlife identification and basic survival skills. Participants also can test their marksmanship skills with .22 rifles, shotguns, and bows and arrows on a range under the supervision of certified hunter education instructors and department staff.

To qualify for the camp, youths must have a Customer Identification Number account with the department, register with an adult and complete a homework requirement before attending. To hunt legally in New Mexico, youth under 18 years of age must first successfully complete a hunter education course or be registered in the department’s Mentored-Youth Hunting Program.

For more information, please contact the department’s Hunter Education Office at 505-222-4731 or go online to www.wildlife.state.nm.us/education/hunter-education/.

Raton Shutout over First Year Clayton

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

Raton hosted Clayton for Clayton’s first ever softball game Tuesday afternoon and came away with a 15-0 shutout.

To start the game Raton put its first four players around the horn to make it a 4-0 ballgame while allowing only one hit in the inning for Clayton. Clayton comes into the game with almost no experience as this is the first year for the school to offer softball for the girls.

Raton freshman pitcher Crystal Ortiz went the distance with three strikeouts as Raton rallied in the second and rounded five players to make it a 9-0 ballgame. As the third inning got underway Clayton did a three and out while Raton loaded the bases and Camryn Stoeker knocked an in the park home run into deep center field. She was followed by Halle Medina who rounded the bases for the final score.

Clayton  0  0  0  0

Raton    4  5  6  15

Celeste Vigil was a number one Raton softball fan who recently passed away and to honor her Coach Tina Dorrance had her family throw out the first balls. Adelicia Salazar and Kalese Salazar threw out the balls they were watched by Nettie Trujillo, Tina Vigil, Meagan Pacheco, Adrianna Sisneros and Keilanna Sisneros

Celeste Vigil was a number one Raton softball fan who recently passed away and to honor her Coach Tina Dorrance had her family throw out the first balls. Adelicia Salazar and Kalese Salazar threw out the balls they were watched by Nettie Trujillo, Tina Vigil, Meagan Pacheco, Adrianna Sisneros and Keilanna Sisneros

 

Out at first is Bri F. of Clayton as Halle Medina easily has the ball before she reaches first base Tuesday afternoon.

Out at first is Bri F. of Clayton as Halle Medina easily has the ball before she reaches first base Tuesday afternoon.

 

Andie Ortega beats the ball to home plate as she slides in home on the miss by catcher Aiden A.

Andie Ortega beats the ball to home plate as she slides in home on the miss by catcher Aiden A.

 

Natausha Ortega slides into second base just ahead of the ball to Heather A. of Clayton.

Natausha Ortega slides into second base just ahead of the ball to Heather A. of Clayton.

 

Camryn Mileta makes it to third as the ball slips out of the mitt of the third baseman

Camryn Mileta makes it to third as the ball slips out of the mitt of the third baseman

 

Halle Medina makes it home to end the game with a 15-0 win in the third inning Tuesday afternoon against Clayton

Halle Medina makes it home to end the game with a 15-0 win in the third inning Tuesday afternoon against Clayton

Raton Takes Pojoaque in Double Header Saturday

Game Stats – 3/11/17 Pojoaque Valley Varsity at Raton Varsity

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POJOAQUE VALLEY VARSITY (3) AT RATON VARSITY (6)

POJOAQUE VALLEY VARS AB  R  H BI  RATON VARSITY        AB  R  H BI
J Roybal              4  0  1  0  Damien Martinez       4  1  0  0  
C Jaramillo           2  1  0  0  Richie Gonzales       3  0  2  0  
A Romero              3  0  0  0   Mateous Samora       1  0  0  0  
JP Lyons              2  0  0  0  Dillon Lemons         1  0  0  0  
Jason Quintana        3  0  0  1  Jason Parker          3  0  0  1  
Jonathan Sanchez      3  1  1  0  Austin Jones          2  1  0  0  
M Guteriz             2  0  0  0  Robert Horner         3  1  2  0  
D Rojo                2  1  0  0  Cole Medina           2  1  1  1  
 E Martinez           1  0  0  0  Trevor Portillos      3  1  1  0  
L Gallegos            3  0  1  2  Gabe Martinez         2  1  1  1  
TOTALS               25  3  3  3  TOTALS               24  6  7  3

POJOAQUE VALLEY VARSITY       110 100 0 -- 3  
RATON VARSITY                 000 600 x -- 6  

LOB--POJOAQUE VALLEY VARSITY 7, RATON VARSITY 5. ERR--M
Guteriz, Jason Parker, Damien Martinez, Richie Gonzales (3),
Austin Jones. SACB--M Guteriz. SB--Dillon Lemons, Austin
Jones (2), Gabe Martinez, Robert Horner (2).

 POJOAQUE VALLEY VARSITY         IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
C Jaramillo (L)                3.33    7    6    4    5    3    0
Jonathan Sanchez               2.67    0    0    0    0    4    0
 RATON VARSITY              
Dillon Lemons (W)              4.00    3    3    2    3    2    0
William Holland (S)            3.00    0    0    0    2    2    0

PB--Jason Quintana  (2). WP--C Jaramillo. BALK--Jonathan
Sanchez . SO--C Jaramillo, M Guteriz, J Roybal, JP Lyons,
Jason Parker, Dillon Lemons, Cole Medina, Damien Martinez,
Richie Gonzales, Austin Jones, Gabe Martinez. BB--C
Jaramillo (2), A Romero, JP Lyons (2), Dillon Lemons (2),
Cole Medina, Austin Jones, Gabe Martinez.

LOCATION: Raton

WEATHER: Cold/windy


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Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E L
Pojoaque Valley Varsity 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 3 1
Raton Varsity 0 0 0 6 0 0 6 7 6 5

WP: Dillon Lemons, LP: C Jaramillo, SP: William Holland

 

Game Stats – 3/11/17 Pojoaque Valley Varsity at Raton Varsity

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POJOAQUE VALLEY VARSITY (4) AT RATON VARSITY (9)

POJOAQUE VALLEY VARS AB  R  H BI  RATON VARSITY        AB  R  H BI
C Jaramillo           3  0  0  1  Damien Martinez       4  2  1  1  
J Roybal              4  1  1  0  Richie Gonzales       3  1  0  0  
A Romero              4  0  0  0  Dillon Lemons         3  0  2  1  
Jason Quintana        4  1  1  1  Jason Parker          2  0  1  1  
Jonathan Sanchez      3  1  2  0   Dante Romero         1  1  0  0  
JP Lyons              4  0  1  0  Austin Jones          3  1  0  0  
E Martinez            3  1  2  1   Mateous Samora       1  1  0  0  
D Vigil               2  0  0  0  Cole Medina           2  0  0  0  
L Gallegos            2  0  0  0  Trevor Portillos      3  1  2  1  
 D Rojo               1  0  1  1  Dustin Segura         4  1  1  0  
                                  Gabe Martinez         3  1  1  0  
TOTALS               30  4  8  4  TOTALS               29  9  8  4

POJOAQUE VALLEY VARSITY       000 004 0 -- 4  
RATON VARSITY                 001 080 x -- 9  

LOB--POJOAQUE VALLEY VARSITY 8, RATON VARSITY 9. ERR--C
Jaramillo, A Romero, J Roybal, Jason Quintana , Damien
Martinez (2). 2B--J Roybal, E Martinez. HBP--D Vigil, Jason
Parker, Gabe Martinez. SB--Trevor Portillos, Dillon Lemons,
Damien Martinez, Richie Gonzales.

 POJOAQUE VALLEY VARSITY         IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
A Romero                       3.00    3    1    1    2    5    0
J Roybal (L)                   1.33    3    6    4    2    2    0
M Guteriz                      1.67    2    2    0    1    2    0
 RATON VARSITY              
Cole Medina (W)                5.33    5    3    1    1    3    0
Robert Horner                  1.67    3    1    1    1    1    0

PB--Jason Quintana  (2), Brandon Decker. WP--M Guteriz, Cole
Medina. BALK--M Guteriz (2), A Romero. SO--L Gallegos (2),
JP Lyons (2), Jason Parker, Dante Romero, Dillon Lemons,
Cole Medina, Damien Martinez (2), Richie Gonzales, Austin
Jones, Gabe Martinez. BB--C Jaramillo, Jonathan Sanchez ,
Trevor Portillos, Dillon Lemons, Cole Medina (2), Richie
Gonzales.

LOCATION: Raton

WEATHER: Cold


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Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E L
Pojoaque Valley Varsity 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 8 5
Raton Varsity 0 0 1 0 8 0 9 8 2 9

WP: Cole Medina, LP: J Roybal, SP: –

Maxwell Bears Win First-Ever State Title Over Springer

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media –

It was a long time coming.  57 years in the making, noted Coach Eloy Brazil in the post- game interview, as the Maxwell Bears came from behind to take the lead and hold off an early fourth quarter rally by Springer to capture the Boys NM State Class A Championship trophy, with a 63 to 53 win.  The first-ever state trophy for the Maxwell Bears, came in an early Saturday morning showdown, March 11th at the Pit in Albuquerque.

These two teams had met five times already this season with Maxwell coming out on top in the most important one that also included a district tie breaker and a 5A district championship game. During the selection process for the state tourney Isaiah Garcia noted only one coach gave Springer the credit they deserve and quipped about it saying it could be a blue devil holding the trophy at the end of the year.

Both teams knew it would be a tough game and they didn’t disappoint as both Coach Brazil and Coach Johnny Chavez mentioned later that they came into the game knowing how the other team played and what to expect. Chavez told KRTN that in the third quarter they had several shots that simply rolled around and out which cost Springer dearly.  Maxwell’s  Aaron Salazar hit six of six from the free throw line that Brazil said kept them in the game.

Hundreds of Northern New Mexico fans poured into the Pit and saw Springer start the scoring off early with a 3-pointer by Estevan Romero and then turned up the heat for the rest of the first quarter. As Andrew Archuleta of Maxwell later noted, the nerves were there for the Bears as this was the first time for them to play in the PIT.  But, as Springer extended their lead, the nerves began to settle for Maxwell and shots started falling. By late in the second quarter Maxwell had come back from a 10 point deficit to tie the game at 23 and again at 27. As the halftime buzzer blew in Wise Pies Arena, Springer held a two point lead 33-31.

As the third period got underway, those errant roll-around-the-rim balls by Springer left Maxwell with a growing lead and Springer being outscored 18-6 in the pivotal quarter.  Maxwell took a 12 point lead at one point, but Springer is never out of a game as they proved in the quarter-finals against Hondo Valley. In the Hondo Valley game, Springer came back from an 11 point deficit with under three minutes left to tie at the end of regulation and win in OT.  They then beat #1 seed Quemado in the semis to make it to their second consecutive NM State  Championship.  So it was no surprise when Springer mounted a comeback in Saturday’s Championship and brought the score to within one.

Soon the momentum once again fell to Maxwell as they managed to add 10 points at the free throw line in the fourth and pull away.  The crowd cheers grew as they knew Maxwell had wrapped this one up and secured a Class A title 63-53.

This was Coach Brazil’s fifth year at Maxwell and he is one of the few who have coached three different schools to championships. Ironically, the previous title before today’s was at Springer where he won the 2004 and 2002 Championships.  He also hoisted the Championship banner while coaching Cimarron in 1979.

Springer  18  15   6  14    53

Maxwell  16  15  18  14    63

Link to Class A State Championship Game Stats

 

Zack Sanchez goes up for the shot as Kolton Riggs attempts the block during the state Championship game in the PIT in Albuquerque Saturday morning.

Zack Sanchez goes up for the shot as Kolton Riggs attempts the block during the state Championship game in the PIT in Albuquerque Saturday morning.

 

Isaiah Garcia takes the shot as Kolton Riggs attempts the block, Garcia put in 12 points for the Red Devils.

Isaiah Garcia takes the shot as Kolton Riggs attempts the block, Garcia put in 12 points for the Red Devils.

 

Gabriel Garcia steals the shot by Carl Gonzales in the third quarter of the state championship game in the PIT in Albuquerque Saturday morning.

Gabriel Garcia steals the shot by Carl Gonzales in the third quarter of the state championship game in the PIT in Albuquerque Saturday morning.

 

State Championship Springer v Maxwell 3-11-17-0869

The two bigs guys battle it out with Kolton Riggs getting the short end and the foul as Zac Caldwell drives down the lane for the shot during the state title game Saturday morning in Albuquerque

 

Estevan Romero flies by Andrew Archuleta who holds up his shot just long enough for romero to clear and puts it in for another two during the state title game in Albuquerque Saturday morning.

Estevan Romero flies by Andrew Archuleta who holds up his shot just long enough for romero to clear and puts it in for another two during the state title game in Albuquerque Saturday morning.

 

Kolton Riggs, Isaiah Garcia and Zac Caldwell struggle for the ball before the refs finally call a tie ball as both boys head for the floor Saturday morning in Wise Pies Arena

Kolton Riggs, Isaiah Garcia and Zac Caldwell struggle for the ball before the refs finally call a tie ball as both boys head for the floor Saturday morning in Wise Pies Arena

 

Zac Caldwell (32) goes up for the block as Carl Gonzales (5) takes the hook shot late in the third quarter of the state title game Saturday in Wise Pies Arena

Zac Caldwell (32) goes up for the block as Carl Gonzales (5) takes the hook shot late in the third quarter of the state title game Saturday in Wise Pies Arena

 

This time Zac Caldwell gets the block as Carl Gonzales makes contact with Caldwell Saturday morning in Albuquerque

This time Zac Caldwell gets the block as Carl Gonzales makes contact with Caldwell Saturday morning in Albuquerque

 

It was 57 years in the making as Maxwell not only puts a team in the state tourney but takes the state title.

It was 57 years in the making as Maxwell not only puts a team in the state tourney but takes the state title.

 

The State Runner Up Springer Red Devils Zack Sanchez, Chris Casias, Colton Shaw, Damien Blaubach, Isaiah Garcia, Jacob Qunitana, Estevan Romero, Gabriel Garcia, Bryan Romero, Sac Caldwell, Jose Urquijo, Chase Casias, Owen Burton, Ryan Gallegos, Coach Johnny Chavez and Manager Isaiah Vigil

The State Runner Up Springer Red Devils
Zack Sanchez, Chris Casias, Colton Shaw, Damien Blaubach, Isaiah Garcia, Jacob Qunitana, Estevan Romero, Gabriel Garcia, Bryan Romero, Sac Caldwell, Jose Urquijo, Chase Casias, Owen Burton, Ryan Gallegos, Coach Johnny Chavez and Manager Isaiah Vigil

 

The State Champion Maxwell Bears Coach Mike Glassman, Caden Floyd, Ricci Molina, Kaden Riggs, Devon Cruz, Kolton Riggs, Jeremy Archuleta, Andrew Archuleta, Aaron Salazar, Carl Gonzales, Amadeo Soto, Wesley Jeffery, Alyssa Archuleta, Coach Eloy Brazil, Coach Joe Mitchell

The State Champion Maxwell Bears
Coach Mike Glassman, Caden Floyd, Ricci Molina, Kaden Riggs, Devon Cruz, Kolton Riggs, Jeremy Archuleta, Andrew Archuleta, Aaron Salazar, Carl Gonzales, Amadeo Soto, Wesley Jeffery, Alyssa Archuleta, Coach Eloy Brazil, Coach Joe Mitchell