West Las Vegas senior Linda Esquibel learned this week she’s the recipient of a $2,500 scholarship from the New Mexico Activities Association.
Now she’s hoping the scholarship is a good omen for herself and her fellow Lady Dons, who open the Class 3A girls’ state tournament at home 7 p.m. Friday against Hatch Valley.
West (24-4), coached by Jose Medina and his staff, is the No. 4 seed in the tournament; Hatch the No. 13 seed. This is the teams’ first meeting this season.