In Saturday’s Class 3A football semifinal between host Lovington and Robertson, the play in question was Wildcat quarterback Jacob Jameson’s 82-yard touchdown scamper late in the first quarter.
The run and the extra point that followed gave Lovington a 21-0 cushion on the way to an eventual 42-20 final score.
How big was that play?
Miranda Martinez led all scorers with 24 points and Vanessa Lucero recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds to lead West Las Vegas over Class 4A Capital 57-46 in a girls’ basketball season opener on Nov. 23 in Santa Fe.
Saturday night was supposed to be all about the West Las Vegas boys’ basketball team and its season opener at Gillie Lopez Gym.
But Lambert Michalski turned the night into his own personal highlight reel.
Michalski scored 19 points in the first half and finished with 25 total to lead the visiting Wingate Bears to a 71-57 victory.
Michalski opened the evening’s scoring by nailing a three-point basket and he accounted for the Bears’ first seven points, as well as 11 of their 17 in the first quarter.
Mora County Sheriff Roy Cordova has a month left of his term in his post. We sure wish he would step down now.
We protested loudly when he took another job in September as a deputy sheriff in Valencia County while still collecting his paycheck of more than $40,000 a year as Mora County sheriff. With the other job, Cordova only worked about half of his 40-hour shift as sheriff.
Last week, potential school board members got some tips on what it’s like to serve on a board of education. The training was offered by a relatively new local group, the Community Committee for Better Schools.
This group deserves credit for taking positive action to make sure we get good folks on our school boards. The elections are in February.
Some people run because they’re hoping to take someone else off a board. That’s not a good reason for serving the community. One should have a genuine desire to improve our schools.
• Tierra y Montes Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its monthly board meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, at the U.S. Forest Service office, 1926 Seventh St. For more information, call 425-9088.