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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2010 5 LHS athletic constructed begin soon By MIM] MONTOYAILHS The Lordsburg High School athletics uepartment will end this school year on a very high note. Construction of a new high school football field and track has been approved A new park- ing lot to accommodate Maver- ick fans will also be bmlt. "We are currently in the planning process and preparing for demolition which will be- gin within the next 30 days," said Vance Lee Jr.. LHS Princi- pal. Although the home bleach- ers are reusable, the visitors" bleachers and the ticket booth at the northwest section of the stadium are scheduled to be de- molished. The athletic field house, concession stand, admin- istration office, enrichment cen- ter and cafeteria will not be af- fected by the construction. Th 'onstruction involving the fiek. cenovation will consist of three :qajor changes. The first includes rotanng he direcnon of the field Instead of running north and south, the field will be runmng east and west. The home bleachers will be facing north and opposing team bleach- ers facil : south. The second major change will be the parking lot. which will be built in the space be- tween the high school adminis- tration office and the cafeteria. creating about 100 parking spaces. Instead of parking in the student parking lot oehind the school, fans can park in the new lot There will be no spaces available for parking around the field. Finally, the third major change involves small details concerning the field, which will be made of synthetic, turf with the lines and logos sewn in. This synthetic turf will be economi- cally friendly by saving water. and saving on paint and fertil- izer as well. New lights will be installed with hoods, which will have little to no spillage of lights. The last addition to the stadium will be the track. "We are building a six-lane. all weather track around the field to accommodate track and field." stated Principal Lee. "'Track meets will be held here by next spring, and the track will be open to the public as well.'" These recent renovations are a direct result of the $4 mil- lion bond approved to address the Facility Industrial Arts Pro- gram, which was .passed in Feb- ruary of 2009. Further expected renovations will include an In- dustrial Arts shop edition and a baseball/sftball complex neat the LHS campus, which will be built about a year apart. "The first event to be held on the new field Will be the class of 2010 graduation." stated Lee. BYA offers cure for boredom Nothirg to do? Come to the BYA office we are open from 4pm-8pm Tues- days-Fridays and 12pm-4pm on Saturdays. Come hang out and learn some interesting facts, do crafts, and help with event plan- ning. We are located at 7th and Pyramid If you have any ques- tions feel t.o give us a call at 542- 3908. The Animas Lady Panthers with 3rd place trophy " Lady Panthers take third in Cliff Tourney By ELIZABETH RICHINS/ '. Hidalgo County Herald The Animas Lady Panthers participated in the Cliff Cowgirls' Annual Basketball Tournament this past weekend. The tourna- ment was held Thursday-Friday, January 7-9. at the Cliff High School Gym. Other particilating teams i.ncluded Cliff. Lordsburg, Ramah. Quemado. Academia Juarez. Gallup Catholic.' and Cobre In their first game. the Pan- thers were matched up against the Ramah  ady Mustangs. Animas fired al- ,d in the beginning of the game and kept the lead. win- ning 63-25. As they moved througho the next round, the Panthers were faced With Gallup Catholic The game was tough, and Aniinas fought hard. but un- fortunately lost to Gallup by only 3 points in the final seconds of the game. The Lady Panthers knew " they didn't want to leave the tour- nament in another loss. so as they went into their 3 d and final game, against the Lordsburg Lady Mav- ericks, lacy had only victory on their minds. At the end of the first ; half. the Panthers hopes of win- ning seemed to be fading, as they trailed behind the Lady Mavs. 29-44. In the 3 'd quarter, though, the Panthers showed just how much they wanted the win as they came roaring back to beat the Mavs with a final score of 78-69. Valerie Ramirez was the top scorer for the Lady Panthers in'the game, contributing 17 points to laer team. The Lady Panthers took 3 d in thetournament proudly; know- ing they fought hard and did all tliey could to capon that spot. Merrilee Richardson and Marissa Elias both made the All-Tourna- ment team. Marissa Elias and Merrilee Richardson with their All-Tourney awards Lordsburg High School Boys Basketball 2009-2010 )ate Opponent Time Thurs - Sat. Dec. 3-5 @ Cliff Round-Up (JV-V) Tues. Dec. 8 vs. San Simon (C-JV) 4:00/7:00 PM Thurs.-Sat. Dec. 10-12 @ Tularosa Basin Tournament (V) Tuesday, Dec. 15 @ Cobre (C-JV-V) 4:00/5:30/7:00 PM Thurs. Dec. 17 vs. Animas (JV-V) 4:30/7:30 PM Fri. Dec. 18 " @ Cliff (JV-V) 5:00/6:30 PM Tues. Jan. 5 @ San Simon (C-JV) 4:00/5:30 PM Thurs.-Sat. Jan. 7-9 23 ra Kelly Saucedo Maverick Stampede (V) Sat. Jan. 9 Lordsburg JV Invitational (JV) Lordsburg, Cliff. Acad. Juarez, Duncan @ Animas (JV-V) 4:30/7:30 PM vs. Cliff (JV-V) 5:00/6:30 PM @ Duncan, AZ (JV-V) 5:30/7:00 PM @ MesillaValley Christian (JV-V)5:00/6:30 vs. Capitan (JV-V) 4:30/7:30 PM vs. Cloudcroft (JV-V) 5:00/6:30 PM vs. Cobre (C-JV-V) 4:00/5:30/7:00 PM @ Tularosa (JV.V) 5:00/6:30 PM Tues. Jar: 12 Fri. Jan. ' b Sat. Jan 16 Tues. Jan. 19 Fri. Jan. 22 Tues. Jan. 26 Friday, Jan. 29 Tues. Feb. 2 Fri. Feb. 5 Date_ Saturday, Nov. 28 Thurs - Sat. Dec. 3-5 Mon. Dec. 7 Tues. Dec. 8 Fri. Dec. 11 Sat. Dec. 12 , Tues. Dec. 15 Thurs Dec. 17 Fri. Dec. 18 Sat. Jan. 2 Tues.,Jan. 5 Thurs.-Sat. Jan. 7-9 Tues. Jan. 12 Fri. Jan. 15 Sat. Jan ,16 Tues. Jan. 19 Fri. Jan. 22 Tues. Jan. 26 Tues. Feb. 2 Fri. Feb. 5 Tues. Feb. 9" Sat. Feb. 13 Fri. Feb. 19 Tarran Trotter scores 2 for her team Gabriel Hernandezqooks to pass Panthers host Mavericks Tuesday By ELIZABETH RiCHINS/ boys' game was also close, but their al. and through all of their Hidalgo County Herald On Tuesday night. January 12. the Animas Panthers hosted the Lordsburg Mavericks in 4 very intense basketball games. All teams, from JV girls all the way ' up to Varsity boys, played tough, long games. The girls' JV teams started out the night with a really-close and evenly matched game. The "Lady Panthers played hard. but fell a little short to the Mavs. los- ing only by 4 points. The JV ended in another loss for the Pan- thers with the final score being 42-59. The Varsity girls, though, were the ones to hit a high during the night as they led the entire game against the Lady Maver- icks,. During the 4 th quarter. though, the Mavs fired ut 6 and took the lead. Back and forth went the lead between the Pan- thers and the Mars until finally at the buzzer, they were tied: over- time. The Lady Panthers gave it hustle, they pulled off the win. beating the Mavs 70-68 The Var- sity boys also had their hands full as they trailed the Mavs by just a few points the whole game. They couldn't quite, get ahead though, and lost to the Mavericks 44-56. The Panthers have extraordi- nary basketball teams and work very hard. All 4 teams will travel to Reserve this weekend to par- tic,pate in the Mountaineer Bas- ketball Tournament. LHS Cheer Sqt ]a, now considered a sport By DENETTE MORMLHS ered a sport across the state of Starting off the second so- In December 2009. cheerleading officially became a sport according to the New Mexico Activities Association leaving new expectations for the girls. "I expect cheerleading to grow because it is now consid- Lordsburg M; tverick basketball plo5 profiled By MATTHEW AGUILERA/LHS .Lady Mays Player Profile St.anding at four,feet ten inches tall is #10 Madonna Bustillos. Madonna. or as people call her "Donna." is a senior at LHS who has been playing bas- ketball since fifth grade. She plays basketball to stay in shape during school and to have fun With her teammates. She enjoys playing ball with her teammateg and having a good time laugh- ing. Her best memory of basket- ball so far is making it to the state championship game her junior year and playing in The Pit. After high school Donna plans on going to school at Pima Community College to become a registered nurse. She is exdited to leave Lordsburg and experi- ence life outside of this small town. Donna enjoys hanging out with family, friends, and her boy- friend. Due to her height, she doesn't look up to anyone m par- ticular,she looks up to everyone! She can't wait to graduate and knows that will be her best memory of high school, Madolna's advice to younger kids is. "Have as much fun as you can when you're youhg. The road only gets harder as you go on." Maverick Player Profile Wearing number 34 for the Mavericks is senior Javier Acosta Dominguez. "Javi" has played basketball all four years of his high school career. Standing six Lordsbdrg High School Girls Basketball 2009-2010 Opponent Time Scrimmage vs. 14 tn Lady Maverick Fiesta (V) T.B.A. @ Silver (JV-V) 5:30/7:00 PM vs. San Simon, AZ (JV) 5:30 PM vs. Duncan, AZ. (JV-V) 5:30/7:00 PM @ Cobre (JV-V) 5:00/6:30 PM vs. Silver (JV-V) 5:30/7:00 PM vs. Animas (JV-V) 3:00/6:00 PM vs. Cliff (JV-.V) 5:00/6:30 PM .vs. Cobre (JV-V) 5:00/6:30 PM @ San Simon, AZ (JV) 7:00 PM @ Cliff-Cowgirl Tournament (V) @ Animas (JV-V) @ Cliff (JV-V) vs. Santa Rosa @ MVC vs. Mesilla ValleyChristian vs. Capitan (JV-V) @ Cloudcroft (JV-V) vs. Tularosa (JV-V) @ Capitan (JV-V) @ MesillaValley Chr (JV-V) vs. Cloudcroff (JV-V) @ Tularosa (JV-V) Head Coach: Rodney Plowman Assistant Coach: Priscilla Maxwell TBA 3:00/6:00 PM 5:00/6:30 PM 1:30/3:00 PM 5/6:30 3:00/6:00 PM 5:00/6:30 PM 5:00/6:30 PM 3:00/4:30 PM 5:00/6:30 PM 5:00/6:30 PM 5:00/6:30 PM New Mexico". said Stewart. mester, the LHS Cheer squad has Typically, cheer has been pared down from twenty-four to viewed as a "'girly-girl" activity, fifteen members. The girls are This squad is trying to change that now spending practices working perception, and hopes that in- on routines for state competition stead, they have made a new inApril, and using games as prac- name for cheerleading as a sport, rice. highlighting their athleticism. The cheerleaders will travel to Albuquerque for the state com- petition. They will be performing two routines and competing against a minimum of ten to twenty squads. I am excited that we will be attending the State Competition feet tall. he plays because it's fun in April and believe that our C squad will be very competitive", and he is a competitor artd enjoys the .o,mietitio,,   -gti"EIlS Cheer-Coach ]obbie .............. " ......  td' ."We have the girls. We games. His best memory tt far is making varsity and win- ning the District Championship his freshman year. After high school Javi is gomg to college, but is Unde- cided on where he wants to go, Javi has a strong passmn for sports and would love to con- tinue playing. His best memory of high school is being part o[ a state championship team his freshman year. He enjoys riding quads with his friends, playing sports, and watching different movies and shows. Althdugh Javi seems "'quiet." he is really an out-go- ing person who likes to make jokes. Most people don't knov that he is a nice person. :'Play hard and stay eli- gible.'" Javi advised younger players have the talent, and we have the drive to be very competitive." Have somethln to say? 3 heherald @aznex .net Animas High School 2009-2010 Boys Basketball ,Schedule Dec. 1 @ Valley Union 4:00/7:00 Dec. 3-.5 @ Cliff Tournament TBA Dec, 8 @ Clifton 4:00 Dec. 10-12 @Mountain Top Tournament TBA Dec. 17 @ Lordsburg 4:30/7:30 Jan. 5 vs. Duncan 4:30/7:30 Jan, 7-9 @ Maverick Stampede TBA Jan. 12 vs. Lordsburg 4:30/7:30 Jan 14-16 @ Reserve Tournament. TBA Jan, 23 vs, San Simon 4:00/7:00 Jan 28 @ San Simon -4:00/7:00 Jan. 30 @ Reserve 1:00/4:00 Feb. 4 @ Quernado 4:00/7:00 Feb. 5 vs. Cliff 2:30/5:30 Feb, 9 vs, Reserve 4:00/7:00 Feb. 13 @ Cliff 2:30/5:30 Feb. 18 vs, Quemado 4:00/7:00 Feb. 23-27 District Tournament TBA Animas High School 2009-2010 Girls Volleyball Schedule Dec, 1 @ Valley Union "2:30/5:30 Dec. 3-5 @Lad Mav,-Fiesta TBA Dec. 8 vs, Mesilla Valley 4:30/6:30 Dec 10-12 @Mountain Top Tournament TBA Dec. 17 : @ Lordsburg 3:00/6:00 Jan. 5 vs. Duncan 3:00/6:00 Jan. 7-9 @ Cliff Tournament TBA Jan. 12 vs; Lordsburg 3:00/6:00 Jan. 14-16 @Reserve Tournament TBA Jan. 23 vs. San Simon 5:30 Jan, 28 @ Sam Simon 5:30 Jan. 30 @ Reserve . 2:30 Feb, 4 @ Quemado 5:30 Feb. 6 vs, Cliff 1:00/4:00 Feb. 9 vs, Reserve 5:30 Feb. t3 @ Cliff 1:00/4:00 Feb. 18 vs. Quemado 5:30 Feb. 22-26 District Tournament TBA