East Mountain Little League and East Mountain Soccer are back in action after canceling their 2020 seasons due to Covid-19. East Mountain Little League has 200 players registered in five baseball divisions for the season that runs through the end of June. East Mountain Soccer has 125 players for the spring season that goes to June 15. East Mountain Soccer is the only AYSO program in the Albuquerque metro area playing a spring season, EM Soccer’s regional commissioner, James Dominguez, said.
The New Mexico High School Coaches Association released its All-State Soccer Teams with several area student-athletes making the First Teams or Second Teams:
East Mountain High’s Kaylee Baker, Sierra Larson, and Hannah Shirley were all named to the Class 3A girls First Team. Baker made the First Team selection as a defender; Larson as a forward/striker; and Shirley as goalkeeper. Delilah Chavez was named to the 3A Second Team as a mid-fielder.
Moriarty’s Naomi Hernandez was named to the Class 4A girls Second Team as a forward/striker.
Moriarty’s Isaac Dominguez made the 4A boys Second Team as goalkeeper.
Manzano’s Brianna Johnson, an East Mountain resident, made the 5A girls Second Team as a mid-fielder.
East Mountain softball improved to 5-2 after picking up a doubleheader sweep May 25 at Santa Rosa. The Lady Timberwolves beat the Lady Lions 12-5 in the first game; Olivia Ford and Shandi Gonzales both hit home runs in the second game to help lift the Lady T’Wolves to a 12-0 mercy-ruled win in five innings.
Moriarty baseball got edged 7-6 at Española Valley on May 26. The Pintos dropped a doubleheader, 9-5, 6-2 at Pojoaque Valley on May 22.
Moriarty softball lost 15-2 at Española Valley on May 26.