Estancia High’s football team had no trouble improving its record to 3-0 with last Friday’s 51-0 blowout over the visiting Tucumcari Rattlers.

Adam Lujan ran for two touchdowns and caught a TD pass, Moises Anaya scored a 67-yard touchdown run on the Bears’ first play of their opening drive, and Isaiah Chavez threw a pair of TD passes during the Bears’ blistering 33-0 first quarter.

Ezekiel Tapia added a 21-yard TD run, and Chavez returned a fumble 85 yards for a touchdown to hoist the Bears to a 45-0 lead at half time.

Estancia travels to Capitan Friday.

Moriarty’s Ayden Greene’s cross goal from 15 yards out in the 72nd minute lifted the boys soccer team to a 1-0 victory last Saturday over the visiting Aztec Tigers.

It was the boys soccer team’s first shutout win of the season and third victory in a row. The Pintos rolled to a 7-1 win over Belen last Thursday, two days after edging Rio Grande, 2-1. Head coach Jordan Allcorn said his team “stepped up” against Aztec, adding, “It’s definitely been a good week.”

Moriarty’s boys and girls soccer played Manzano Tuesday after The Independent went to print.

Moriarty football coach Joe Anaya said his “defense is playing really well” and had three quarterback sacks in the Pintos’ 38-12 win last Friday at Los Alamos. Santiago Mora led the team with 18 tackles; on offense Allen Michel gained 200 yards rushing and scored four touchdowns.

Moriarty volleyball picked up two wins at last weekend’s Roswell Tournament, edging Española Valley 3-2, after sweeping Carlsbad 3-0. The Lady Pintos hosted Belen Tuesday after The Independent went to print.

Manzano boys soccer beat Belen 4-0 last Saturday, the same day the Lady Monarchs settled for a 2-2 overtime tie against visiting Alamogordo.

Mountainair football picked up its first victory of the season last Friday with a 66-16 thrashing over host Alamo Navajo.

Mountainair volleyball swept Cobre 3-0, after getting swept by Lordsburg 3-0; both matches were at last weekend’s Magdalena Tournament.

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 news.ind.editor@gmail.com.