• Photo by Todd Fuqua Mescalero football players work on their foot speed and balance, Aug. 3, during the first official day of practice, under the watchful eye of coach Leonard Velasquez.

    New look at Mescalero

    MESCALERO – Sports have taken a radical new direction at Mescalero. Since last season, four of five varsity coaching positions and the athletic director’s job changed [...]
  • Photo by Todd Fuqua Ruidoso football players go through a play during the first day of practice, Aug. 3, at RHS. The Warriors are the defending Class 4A state champions.

    Gunning for the title again

    RUIDOSO – In high school football, talk of “rebuilding” usually comes around about every four years for some programs. For Ruidoso High School coach Kief Johnson, [...]
  • Photo by Todd Fuqua Capitan football coach James Weems instructs the team during practice. The Tigers have experience for such a young squad, and Weems and company are ready to lead them into the season.

    Tigers young, but experienced

    CAPITAN – Entering a year in which they’ll have their fourth head coach in four years, the Capitan Tiger football team is just hoping to get through the upcoming season [...]

Fifth time a charm for Carrizozo?

by Todd Fuqua in Carrizozo

CARRIZOZO – When the Carrizozo volleyball team takes the court Aug. 28 in the Santa Fe tournament, they’ll be starting a journey that they hope will be a familiar one – [...]


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Fall 2015 Preview


Tuesday, Aug. 25

Hondo d. NMMI, 3-0
Roswell d. Ruidoso, 3-0
Boys soccer
Goddard 5, Ruidoso 2
Girls soccer
Goddard 8, Ruidoso 0
Thursday, Aug. 27

Ruidoso JV d. Mescalero, 2-1
Corona d. NMMI, 3-0
Girls soccer
Artesia 3, Ruidoso 1
Friday, Aug. 28

Roswell at Ruidoso, 7 p.m.
Hagerman at Capitan, 7 p.m.
Carrizozo at Ramah, 7 p.m.
Eunice Lady Cardinal Invitational
Pool B

Capitan vs. Loving, 2:30 p.m.
Capitan vs. Mesilla Valley, 3:30 p.m.
Capitan vs. Elida, 4 p.m.
Wolf Tournament at Santa Fe
Pool play

Carrizozo vs. San Jon, 1 p.m.
Springer vs. Carrizozo, 4 p.m.
Carrizozo vs. Waldorf, 5 p.m.
Cross country
Ruidoso at Clovis Invite, 3 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 29

Jemez Valley at Mescalero, 1:30 p.m.
Capitan at Eunice Lady Cardinal Invite, TBA
Carrizozo at Santa Fe Wolf Tournament, TBA
Boys soccer
Lovington at Ruidoso, 1 p.m.
Girls soccer
Centennial JV at Ruidoso, 11 a.m.