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Back To School ... Sports Schedule! August 22 - 28

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August 22, 2015

GHS VB @ Grants (Scrimmage), 10

GHS XC  @ McGaffey Scrimmage, 9

MHS BS @ Aztec Tournament, TBA

MHS GS @ Aztec Tournament, TBA

MHS VB vs. Tohatchi/Newcomb (Scrimmage), TBA

MHS XC @ McGaffey Scrimmage, 9

RCHS GS @ Round Valley Scrimmage, Noon

RCHS VB @ Bloomfield Scrimmage, TBA

RCHS XC @ McGaffey...

UNM Shuts Out Grand Canyon 3-0

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Men’s Soccer

ALBUQUERQUE – The University of New Mexico men’s soccer team defeated Grand Canyon University 3-0 in its second exhibition match of the season Wednesday night.Chris Wehan opened the scoring in the eighth minute with a perfect free kick just beyond the edge of the box for the only tally of the first half.

“I think we were just a little but casual in the first half,” UNM head coach Jeremy Fishbein said, “but I thought our response was really good in the second half. We scored some nice goals, had a little bit more energy and played in the other team’s half.

Wehan created the second goal with some nifty ballwork in the box in the second half. With his back to...

The Art of the Schedule

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One of the most important, but usually overlooked, jobs in high school is the scheduling of games on the assigned nights. Not only do the Athletic Directors who perform these seemingly menial and vital tasks accomplish them in an artful manner, but coaches, fans, players, and spectators seldom appreciate the intricacies involved in this mind-boggling aspect of their work.

Most people think it is an easy job. They are wrong!

The A.D. must follow the regulations of the district their schools compete against, and also the rules of the state-wide governing body, the NM Activities Association. That can be a difficult situation, especially where the distance between the home...

The Art of Judo

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The martial arts all have a dual purpose in their practice, as defined in the very name. On one hand they may be used in both aggressive and defensive ways, but the movements are an art form, more closely related to dance than to fighting.

Sensei Miguel Garcia has been operating the Gallup Judo Club for the past three years, building up a clientele of interested students who are excelling at their own pace in the practice of this ancient form.

Located at 230 W. Coal, next to and upstairs from City Electric Shoe Shop, the normally quiet Club becomes a beehive of activity when the students show up for the next session. At every age, they congregate, don their gi’s for the...

Lobo men’s soccer tabbed second in C-USA

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ALBUQUERQUE  – The University of New Mexico men’s soccer team has been picked second in Conference USA’s preseason poll done by the league’s coaches. The Lobos received one first-place vote and finished behind Charlotte, which received six.

Juniors Niko Hansen and Chris Wehan were also honored by being voted to the Preseason All-Conference Team. The duo finished one-two in scoring for the Lobos last season, with Wehan leading the way with 10 goals, two assists and 22 points. Hansen added five goals and three assists for 13 points.

Earlier Wednesday Wehan was named to the MAC Hermann Trophy watch list, while Hansen is currently at the U.S. Men’s National Team collegiate...

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