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  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - Dec. 2, 2011

    Community Calendar

    Saturday
    3 p.m.— Mora Rangers Basketball vs. Dulce, junior varsity and varsity, Home
    TBA — Mora Rangerettes Basketball at the Santa Rosa
    Tournament, away
    6:30 p.m. — Memorias de Mora Production by Mora High School students, Elementary Gym
    Sunday
    4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. — Christmas Tree Lighting Festivities, Bank of Mora
    Monday

  • Learning the ancient skill of archery

    The ancient skill of archery has become a favorite hobby for some of the Mora people and the local 4-H program is in full bloom. The school had a period of archery classes taught by the  Game and Fish Department. Now the Mora National Fish Hatchery is offering classes in archery. The hatchery held its first class in archery earlier this month.

  • The work of a ranching woman

    What do you know! A very new book just came my way. I knew a lot about it back in 1995 and then I more or less forgot about it. Now it is published and there will be a meet and greet, a book signing at Tome on the Range imminently, as in 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4. I will be there, for obvious reasons!

  • Mike Mateo Students of the Month
  • Legion Students of the Month
  • Preschooler knows the climbing ropes

    By Andi Murphy
    Las Cruces Sun-News

    LAS CRUCES — When Adlore “Addy” Lou Hamling was still in her mother’s belly, she made 15 treks up mountains and rock faces. Now that she’s 4 years old, she has climbed more times than she can remember — at least 12 times this year alone.

    “When I learned how, it’s the best thing in the universe — at least to me,” said the 4-year-old.

  • HU’s Campbell: All-Region

    Las Vegas Optic and NMHU

    Exceptional individual effort by New Mexico Highlands University football player Jordan Campbell this past season did not go unrewarded.

    Campbell, a junior linebacker, has been named to the 2011 Daktronics Super Region No. 3 First Team Defense. He led the nation in tackles for loss with 28.5, a number that set new program and conference single-season records.

  • Cowgirls down Ags in shootout

    Loaded with long-range firepower, Oklahoma Panhandle State wanted to turn Wednesday night’s women’s basketball game into a shootout.
    They did just that. But New Mexico Highlands had enough ammunition to keep up with the fire-at-will Aggies, and the host Cowgirls scored a 118-106 win at the Wilson Complex.

    Alyssa Lopez continued her hot start, leading all scorers with 33 points on 11-of-18 shooting. After a relatively quiet first couple of games, Whitley Coca delivered a breakout performance with 29 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and two steals.

  • WLV grapplers open with road win

    Brandon Chavez started the 2011-12 wrestling season like he ended the 2010-11 campaign — with a pinfall victory.

    The West Las Vegas heavyweight was one of eight Dons varsity grapplers to have their hands raised in victory on Tuesday night as WLV won a season-opening dual meet in Bernalillo.

    Chavez, who surprised Robertson’s Sam Marquez in the Class 1A-3A state final this past February in Rio Rancho, pinned his opponent in the third period Tuesday.

    Chavez is one of just a few veterans on this year’s squad.

  • Dons take venom out of Rattlers

    Jordan Lopez scored 11 of his 33 points in a 19-4 West Las Vegas run in the first half of Tuesday’s boys’ basketball game with Tucumcari, and the Dons stayed in front for good.

    West’s 72-57 victory over the Rattlers — the third-ranked team in Class 2A — pushed their record to 2-1 under new head coach Ernie Rodriguez.

    Tucumcari’s Shawn Martinez banked a three-pointer from the left corner to make it a 13-12 score with a minute and a half left in the first period.