A quick rundown of some of 2011’s top local sports stories:
Fabian Trujillo, an All-American runner for Highlands and a mentor to fellow runners and basketball players in the community, died in a car crash early in the year. At the time of his death, he had been Robertson’s cross country coach.
Henry O. Sanchez, former mayor and longtime basketball coach, died of a heart attack in September.
Former NMHU football coach Fred Bleil lost a battle with cancer in September.