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  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 19, 2012

    WEDNESDAY
    Cross country
    • Valley Middle School, West Las Vegas Middle School at Los Alamos, TBA, Los Alamos
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona
    • Robertson girls at Pojoaque Valley, 6 p.m., Jacona

    THURSDAY
    Football
    • Memorial Middle School at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls (A,B) vs. Capital, 3:30 p.m., RHS field
    Volleyball

  • Touchdown!
  • NMHU runners in NCAA Preview: Chavez, Samano cross finish line first

    Highlands teammates Henrique Chavez and Ismael Samano ran to a photo finish at the front of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s NCAA Preview Cross Country Meet on Monday.

    Notably, the one-two finish by Chavez and Samano bested the runners fielded by perennial national juggernaut Adams State.

    The course was a longer-than-usual 10-kilometer path hosted by RMAC school Regis University at the Willis Case Golf Course in Denver.

  • West teams sixth, seventh at Jemez

    Leroy “Caro” Armijo has gotten to like exposing his West Las Vegas cross country teams to the course at the annual Jemez Valley Invitational each fall.

    “Our times were different this week,” he said. “But it’s a different course. It’s rugged. A lot of hills.”

    “There’s one big hill, and if you don’t get out in front of it, you’ll get behind, and I don’t mean 100 yards behind. If you end up behind a slow runner, you end up losing a lot of time.”

  • Picks cost Manning, Broncos

    By Paul Newberry
    AP Sports Writer

    ATLANTA  — Matt Ryan made sure he threw the ball to his teammates.
    That was more than Peyton Manning could say.

    During a stunning first quarter, Manning was picked off once, then twice, then a third time.

    Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons seized on all the mistakes, building a big lead before halftime and holding off the Denver Broncos for a 27-21 victory Monday night.

  • Coach: Vilma had $10K bounty on Favre

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — The NFL presented Jonathan Vilma and his attorney with a sworn statement from former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams saying the linebacker placed a $10,000 bounty on Brett Favre.

    Vilma met with Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday in New York about his suspension, which has been temporarily lifted. Attorney Peter Ginsberg said they were given an affidavit at the meeting.

  • Tragedy strikes Vatos

    By Martín Salazar and Dave Kavanaugh
    Las Vegas Optic

    A member of the Highlands University Vatos Rugby club was killed and four others were injured in a single vehicle rollover on Interstate 25 just east of Santa Fe Saturday evening.

    The accident resulted in a portion of I-25 being closed for more than six hours as the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office investigated the accident.

    It occurred at 7:14 p.m. on northbound Interstate 25 near the Lamy exit.

  • Parson tapped to be West chief

    A familiar face is now heading the West Las Vegas School District.

    During a school board meeting on Thursday evening, the board unanimously approved Gene Parson as superintendent for the district.

    He had been the district associate superintendent.

    He replaces Ruben Cordova who submitted his 30-day resignation letter late last month. Parson’s appointment will run through June 30 at the salary of $95,000. Cordova was making $100,000 a year. Cordova served as district superintendent since May 2010.

  • Making the Grade

    PECOS — Less than three years ago the Pecos Independent School District earned the dubious distinction of having two of its three schools on a list of the state’s worst performing schools.

    District officials said that was their turning point.

    In February 2010, Pecos Middle as well at the district’s high school were named 12th and 24th respectively in a list of the 35  worst performing schools throughout the state. The ranking was publicized in an Albuquerque Journal article.

  • Residents cry foul over forest decision

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE — A state senator and a coalition of rural residents from northern New Mexico are fighting a decision by the Santa Fe National Forest to allow four-wheelers and other backcountry vehicles on Glorieta Mesa, an area where Hispanics have been ranching and collecting firewood and pinon for centuries.

    They say the plan, which was years in the making and is now the subject of more than 20 appeals, is racially biased and threatens their culture and tradition.