Estancia football rolled to a 54-0 rout last Friday at home over Laguna-Acoma, winning its ninth-straight game and nailing down the top-seed in the upcoming Class 3A state playoffs for the second-consecutive year. The Bears earned a first-round bye and automatically advance to next week’s quarterfinals to face the winner of this week’s first-round matchup between Crownpoint and McCurdy.

Estancia volleyball fell 3-2 to Laguna-Acoma in last Saturday’s district championship but still secured the fifth seed in the upcoming 3A state championship tournament that kicks off Thursday.

Moriarty football cruised to a 50-13 victory over Ruidoso last Friday earning the Pintos the No. 3 spot in the Class 4A playoffs. The Pintos get a bye in the first round and advance to next week’s quarterfinals to play the winner of the West Las Vegas-St. Mike’s matchup.

Moriarty volleyball won its district championship with last Saturday’s 3-1 victory over Hope Christian. The Lady Pintos got the ninth seed in the upcoming 4A state championship tournament.

Manzano football dismantled the Sandia Matadors 42-7 last Friday to claim the fifth seed in the upcoming Class 6A state playoffs; the Monarchs will host No. 12 Atrisco Heritage Academy Friday at 7 p.m.

Mountainair’s fifth-seeded football team trounced No. 12 Logan 50-8 last Friday at home in the first round of the 8-man state playoffs.

The Mustangs advance to Friday’s quarterfinals to face No. 4 Mesilla Valley Christian at Onate High School’s JV field in Las Cruces.

Leota Harriman
Leota Harriman

Leota started working for The Independent in 2006, working her way up through the ranks. An employee buyout in 2010 led to her ownership of the newspaper. Leota has served on the board of the N.M. Press Association, and is currently its First Vice President. She is passionate about health and wellness, especially mental health, and loves making art. She can be reached at [email protected]