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Adams State students receive real-life opportunity - Valley Courier


Valley Courier

Adams State students receive real-life opportunity
Valley Courier
ALAMOSA – Adams State University Human Performance and Physical Education Visiting Assistant Professor Dr. Michael Stocz arranged for two students to volunteer at the Gildan New Mexico Bowl in December. Samuel Bilderbeck '17 and Tyler Copeland '18 ...

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Trey McGowens gets offer from Northeast - Anderson Independent Mail


Anderson Independent Mail

Trey McGowens gets offer from Northeast
Anderson Independent Mail
Also offering are New Mexico, UNC Wilmington, Wyoming, College of Charleston, East Carolina, Winthrop, Tennessee Tech, Norfolk State, Towson, East Tennessee State, Wofford, North Carolina A&T, South Carolina State, Appalachian State, Western Carolina ...

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Former Zebra high jumper eyes new heights with Colorado State University - Cleburne Times-Review


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Former Zebra high jumper eyes new heights with Colorado State University
Cleburne Times-Review
“The biggest difference [from high school to college] would be that there is a lot more practice and a lot more track meets. Also in college you jump for your team to try and win a championship and not just for yourself.” CSU Head Assistant Track Coach ...

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Applying to a school won't lead to an offer - USA TODAY High School Sports


Applying to a school won't lead to an offer
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USA TODAY High School Sports has a weekly column on the college recruiting process. Here, you'll find practical tips and real-world advice on becoming a better recruit to maximize your opportunities to play at the college level. Kyle Winters was a ...

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Colorado Rockies Caravan rolls into the Duke City

KRQE NM Sports Feed - January 16, 2018 - 11:17pm

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Colorado Rockies Caravan rolled into Albuquerque Tuesday. A crowd of Albuquerque Isotopes season ticket holders greeted the group at Isotopes Park and were allowed to asked questions.

One of the people in the crowd asked players, all of whom has played for the Isotopes, what was their favorite moment in Albuquerque. “Playing on the fourth of July here in Albuquerque,” said Rockies pitcher Jeff Hoffman.” That’s probably my favorite memory.” Fans asked questions for nearly a half hour and seemed to express excitement about the upcoming season.

The Rockies finished third in the National League West last season and also earned a wildcard into the post season. “You know there’s been such great support in the years that we struggled and there was great support last year,” said Rockies General Manager Jeff Bridich. “I think the expectations are high and the support level will be high too.”

Players signed autographs after answering questions. Fans were excited to get close to Rockies ace and former Isotopes pitcher Jon Gray once again. Gray, like the fans, is excited about the upcoming season. The Rockies focused on shoring up the bullpen during the off season. “To know we’ve gotten better this off season is very exciting to see,” said Gray. “I’m just ecstatic and ready to get out there and play some ball with the guys.”

Isotopes pitcher Austin House was also a part of the group that also included Pat Valaika. House said it is a dream come true to play minor league ball in your hometown, but he is excited about the possibility of making the big club this upcoming season. House has received an invite to training camp, coming off a very strong  year in triple A. “I can’t make that call,” said House, about the possibility of making the Rockies this year. “You just got to do what you can do and control what you can control, keep getting guys out and hopefully it all works out.” Pitchers and catchers report for spring training in February.

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New Mexico high school implements new security measure | KRQE ... - KRQE News 13 (blog)

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New Mexico high school implements new security measure | KRQE ...
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A New Mexico high school is beefing up security by requiring everyone to wear ID badges.

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Saluki football adds 5 FBS transfers, juco quarterback for 2018 - The Southern

New Mexico HS Sports feed [External Google] - January 16, 2018 - 8:50am

The Southern

Saluki football adds 5 FBS transfers, juco quarterback for 2018
The Southern
He was a four-star recruit coming out of Grayslake North High School and earned first-team all-state honors by the Illinois Football Coaches Association. Harper comes to SIU after two years at Oklahoma State. Harper played for the Cowboys as a true ...

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Chipper Q&A, Part 1: What he's been up to, Hall of Fame outlook - MyAJC

New Mexico HS Sports feed [External Google] - January 16, 2018 - 12:43am

MyAJC

Chipper Q&A, Part 1: What he's been up to, Hall of Fame outlook
MyAJC
I think that playing a number of different sports allows them to be more well-rounded athletes. It doesn't seem like any of them -- other than my 19-year-old, Matthew, who went to Stetson and was playing baseball last year -- you know, they haven't ...

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Michigan football's tight end situation looks as promising as ever - Detroit Free Press

New Mexico HS Sports feed [External Google] - January 15, 2018 - 10:00pm

Detroit Free Press

Michigan football's tight end situation looks as promising as ever
Detroit Free Press
Eubanks might be the most intriguing prospect of all here, as the 6-5, 240-pounder is basically a high school receiver who has the body of a super athletic hybrid tight end. Michigan used him in a few different situations early this season before he ...

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Lobo Men’s Basketball looks for first road win in conference at UNLV

KRQE NM Sports Feed - January 15, 2018 - 9:46pm

ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (KRQE) – The 3-3 conference Lobos have yet to win a game on the road in Mountain West play this season. They are coming off of a tough loss to Fresno State on Saturday, in a game where Head Coach Paul Weir believes the Bulldogs found a rhythm on offense.

Defense has been a key this whole season for Weir’s Lobos and Fresno State was a bad match-up for this team. Their size, speed and power really made it hard for the Lobos to defend efficiently. The defense will, of course, be a key going into their next game, which is also on the road in Las Vegas, Nevada, against a UNLV team that is 13-4 overall and 2-2 in MW play.

Coach Weir said that his team has a zero margin for error on defense, and really that can’t translate to all phases of the game for this team.

“We just talked after the Fresno State game and I said, the reality is for us to do the things that we all want to do, everyone has to play well. Whatever our top five or six things are we have to nail on all of those. To win a game at Fresno, to win a game in the Mountain West tournament, to win a game at UNLV. So, I don’t want to have to say, hey this guy is going to have to have a good game. I think we need all of them and that’s just the reality of how many bullets we have in the gun,” said Paul Weir.

This match-up will also be a reunion for Marvin Menzies and Paul Weir, as Weir assisted under Menzies at NMSU for nine years. That game will be at 8 p.m. in Las Vegas, Nevada, and will be shown on ESPN 3.

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Alex Bregman says there is no off-season for him

KRQE NM Sports Feed - January 15, 2018 - 9:37pm

ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (KRQE) – World Series Champion Alex Bregman is back in Albuquerque helping the community with various causes. On Sunday, KRQE Sports had the chance to talk with the Houston third baseman and get an update. Bregman said he had a week off after the season ended and since then he has been in the gym working on everything.

If you follow the Astro on Instagram, you can see that he really doesn’t have an off-season with how much work he is putting in.

“Working on every phase of the game, I am trying to get stronger, I’m eating healthier, I’m getting my core stronger, and hopefully I will drive the baseball more this year and hopefully hit more homers,” said Alex Bregman.

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Ken Giles is ready for a strong season

KRQE NM Sports Feed - January 15, 2018 - 9:35pm

ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (KRQE) – World Series Champion Ken Giles was in Albuquerque over the weekend helping with a local charity called “Strike out Cancer,” but while in town KRQE Sports had the chance to talk with the Houston closer and find out how his offseason is going.

“I’m a stay-at-home guy. I have a one-and-a-half-year-old now. All my time and attention goes to my family, so my wife and my kid right now. When the season starts my time is very limited with them. So, I take advantage of that,” said Ken Giles.

Ken says this offseason has been the shortest of his career, but he wouldn’t change it for the world. He is coming off of a rough postseason performance, but 100-miles Giles isn’t letting that hinder him from getting better and showing what he has next season.

“The past is the past, I mean I have to learn from my experiences. It was my first time though, I mean nothing is going to be perfect, nothing is going to be great as always, but at the very end we came up on top and that’s all that mattered. I am just going to learn from my experience and make the best out of it,” said Ken Giles.

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Streaking Española ready to tear into district competition - Santa Fe New Mexican

New Mexico HS Sports feed [External Google] - January 15, 2018 - 9:09pm

Santa Fe New Mexican

Streaking Española ready to tear into district competition
Santa Fe New Mexican
Española Valley head boys basketball coach James Branch sat calmly in Rio Rancho High School's visiting locker room Saturday, one part disappointed and one part relieved. The disappointment stemmed from the Sundevils' 86-71 loss to the Rams as Rio ...

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Wyoming men's basketball adds a pair of commits from North Carolina prep school - Casper Star-Tribune Online

New Mexico HS Sports feed [External Google] - January 15, 2018 - 8:31pm

Wyoming men's basketball adds a pair of commits from North Carolina prep school
Casper Star-Tribune Online
The Wyoming men's basketball team's Nov. 26 win against New Mexico Highlands might not have seemed especially significant at the time. The Cowboys handled their Division-II opponent as expected to improve to 5-1 on the season. But the Pokes' good ...

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World Series Champ Alex Bregman helping APS students with Autism

KRQE NM Sports Feed - January 15, 2018 - 4:17pm

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Houston Astros World Series Champ and hometown hero Alex Bregman stepped up to help students with Autism.

The Albuquerque native teamed up with Albuquerque Public Schools to hand out iPads to Autistic students from Petroglyph Elementary School.

It’s part of his foundation “AB for Auds.” Teachers say the technology helps kids with Autism in the classroom.

“I think being able to reach out and get people to donate, to get people to be aware of what’s going on is going to be big for us, and I think you have to do it when you have this kind of platform,” Alex Bregman said.

Bregman says he’ll also host an APS student with Autism, along with their family, at a Houston Astros game this summer.

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Stunner: Keenum-Diggs TD sends Vikings past Saints 29-24

KRQE NM Sports Feed - January 15, 2018 - 12:02pm

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As Case Keenum convened the Minnesota huddle with 10 seconds left, the situation staring down the Vikings was as simple as it was daunting.

With the go-ahead field goal by the New Orleans Saints that silenced this deafening stadium still fresh in the air, the Vikings were well beyond any moment of anxiety. All that was left for Keenum to do on that last snap was to throw the ball up like he used to do in his Texas backyards and hope for the best.

Keenum completed his last-ditch heave near the sideline Sunday on the game’s final play to Stefon Diggs, who slithered away from the Saints for a 61-yard touchdown to give the Vikings a 29-24 victory and a spot in the NFC championship game at Philadelphia.

“At that point, I’m just a kid throwing a football to another big kid,” Keenum said with a smile, “and he just runs and scores.”

One more win, against the Eagles, and the Vikings will become the first team to play in a Super Bowl on their home turf. Instead of the usual win-or-go-home stakes, they’re in a win-and-go-home situation.

“It never ends that way,” Diggs said. “Usually, it’s reality. It’s life. So things go and you walk home and worry it about tomorrow.”

Instead, Drew Brees and the Saints were the ones trudging off the field in defeat.

“We’re still a bit shell-shocked after what happened there at the end,” said Brees, who steered the Saints in position for Wil Lutz’s 43-yard kick with 25 seconds remaining that punctuating a forceful rally from a 17-point deficit that stood until 1:16 was left in the third quarter.

The field goal was set up by a fourth-and-10 completion by Brees to Willie Snead for 13 yards to the Minnesota 33 with 40 seconds left. Brees connected with Michael Thomas for two of his three touchdown passes in a span of 3:09 that spilled into the fourth quarter. The second score was set up at the Minnesota 40 by an interception by Marcus Williams, when an off-balance throw into traffic by Keenum served as his one costly moment of recklessness, a “bonehead play,” as he put it.

Keenum settled back in. He guided the Vikings to two more field goals by Kai Forbath, including a 53-yarder with 1:29 left that was his third of the game against his former team and gave them their lead back after a blocked punt by George Johnson had set up the Saints for a touchdown pass by Brees to Alvin Kamara.

Then came the play that put Keenum and Diggs in permanent rotation on the NFL’s all-time highlight reels.

“We knew there was still a possibility, still some hope,” Keenum said.

This wasn’t quite Franco Harris and the Immaculate Reception for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1972 playoffs, but these Vikings are on some kind of special path after turning to Keenum in the second game of the season after original starter Sam Bradford was sidelined by a knee injury.

The Vikings were out of timeouts and nearly out of options when Keenum dropped back from his 39 and threw high into a crowd. Diggs jumped in front of Williams, who rolled awkwardly underneath Diggs during an ill-fated attempt at making a low tackle.

Devastatingly for the Saints, nobody was behind him in the secondary, as Diggs made sure to note right before he made the break on his route during the play the Vikings, believe it or not, call “Seven Heaven.”

Diggs kept his balance as he landed, kept his feet in bounds and kept on running untouched into the end zone as the crowd at U.S. Bank Stadium erupted with euphoria. Keenum raced around the field, looking for anyone to hug.

“I’m shocked. I don’t know what else to say. This is the first time ever I’m out of words,” Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen said.

Keenum, the undrafted and undersized all-time leading passer in NCAA history who was making his first career playoff start and has long looked up to Brees, was having a hard time finding the words to describe the experience. He finished with 318 yards, going 25 for 40, with Diggs catching 137 yards on six catches.

“A heck of a game, wasn’t it?” head coach Mike Zimmer said. “And the good guys won.”

Diggs was still in full uniform when he took the podium for his postgame interview, the ball from the winning catch resting safely in front of him on the lectern.

“It’s plays like this that you dream about your whole life,” he said, “and it finally happens.”

PICKED OFF

Brees saw his 13th career postseason game end in a crushing final moment, his 25-for-40 performance for 294 yards tainted a bit by two interceptions before halftime. One came on a leaping grab by safety Andrew Sendejo , the other off a tip by Griffen that landed in Anthony Barr’s arms at the Minnesota 10-yard line midway through the third quarter.

FIRST-HALF FORCE

The Vikings came roaring out of their first-round bye, forcing punts by the Saints on their first three possessions and moving 55 yards in eight plays for a touchdown run by Jerick McKinnon on their first drive. Aided by two pass interference calls on Ken Crawley for 54 yards, the Vikings reached the 1-yard line before settling for a short field goal on the next possession. They pushed the lead to 17-0 early in the second quarter when Latavius Murray plowed in from the 1-yard line.

“The Vikings had a phenomenal game plan,” Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan said.

The only other time the Saints went scoreless in the first half of a postseason game was five years ago. They fell behind 16-0 at Seattle in the divisional round and lost 23-15 to the eventual Super Bowl champions.

SENDEJO DOWN

The first touchdown to Thomas came one play after he leveled Sendejo with a jarring blindside block, sending Sendejo to the sideline for concussion evaluation and reigniting the crowd when the flag that was initially thrown was waved off.

UP NEXT

Saints: head home with a 1-5 record on the road in the playoffs under Payton, with a promising group of young players but some uncertainty around how much longer Brees, who will turn 39 on Monday, will stick around.

“I’m more toward the end of my career than I am at the beginning, I know that,” Brees said. “That’s all I’ll divulge.”

Vikings: move on to Philadelphia for the 10th championship game appearance in franchise history, the fifth in the last 30 years. They won the first four, losing in the Super Bowl each time.

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QB battle in store for Herd this spring - Beckley Register-Herald

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Beckley Register-Herald

QB battle in store for Herd this spring
Beckley Register-Herald
“When I was in high school, I thought I was bigger than the schools that were talking to me,” Litton told the Tampa Bay Times in 2015. “I wasn't showing them any love and I burned a lot of bridges. Sometimes, your eyes need to be opened. “This is a ...
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Local Professional Baseball players hold camp Hitting for A Cure

KRQE NM Sports Feed - January 14, 2018 - 11:04pm

ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (KRQE)- The Albuquerque Baseball Academy held a baseball camp at their new facility on Sunday for a good cause. It was a skills camp for the local youth to come and learn from some of the local pros.

Houston Astro Alex Bregman, Boston Red Sock Blake Swihart, Minnesota Twin Mitch Garver, and Albuquerque Isotope Austin House were all helping at the camp on Sunday, and with all the money raised going to local families in need as well as spend time with the kids, it was a win-win.

“I mean it’s for a great cause and the kids are learning something, and you make a lot of friends along the way. You know, everyone that we have helped out we are close with. So, now you just build friendships and help kids learn the game of baseball”, said Blake Swihart.

Over $40,000 dollars was raised at this year’s camps, one in Farmington and the other in Albuquerque, and while World Series Champ Alex Bregman couldn’t make it to the Farmington camp. Bregman boarded a 4 a.m. flight on Sunday morning to make it to the camp in Albuquerque.

“We got on a flight early this morning from Houston leaving fan fest and I had to get out here to Albuquerque to put this camp on and it’s very special to us. I am really pleased with the turnout today, it’s going to raise a lot of money”, said Alex Bregman.

To find out more on the camps, Albuquerque Baseball Academy, and how you can help the multiple families in need and their full story, Contact Albuquerque Baseball Academy at: 505-856-2255.

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Chester’s Pick 6: The Top 6 Plays or Players from the Week

KRQE NM Sports Feed - January 14, 2018 - 11:00pm

ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (KRQE)- This week’s edition of the Pick 6 features great plays and players from the high school, collegiate and professional level. Basketball as well as baseball are showcased this week. Here is the list:

  1. Ken Giles
  2. Jaisa Nunn
  3. Antino Jackson
  4. Cherise Beynon
  5. Isaiah Dockery
  6. Kayla Martinez
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Cerrone’s BMF Ranch and Gym are growing

KRQE NM Sports Feed - January 14, 2018 - 10:58pm

ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (KRQE)- Donald Cowboy Cerrone is gearing up to end his 3 fight losing streak on February 18th in Austin Texas, but while KRQE Sports was in Edgewood interviewing the Cowboy, they couldn’t help but notice how much bigger his BMF Ranch is getting.

Cerrone added on to his gym at his ranch in Edgewood, NM, and more people were in the gym training. Cerrone is happy with the growth of his ranch and wants it to grow even more, as the Cowboy is very proud of what he is building.

“If you build it they will come and look we probably have a couple hundred years of knowledge standing on the deck right there. so it’s cool man just show those guys the way to go, how to train, how to screw off, you know what I mean, how to enjoy their time off. All of that takes knowledge and someone telling you how to do it. So, a lot guys come here they learn how to build, they learn how to live, and they learn how to fight”, said Donald Cerrone.

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