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i ?' HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY MAY 14, 2010 5 Recreation improvements funded through the ARRA to occur on Wilderness Ranger District -, Submitted by GNFISilver City" ," The American Recovery -;' and Reinvestment Act is fund- .... . ing numerous recreation im- provement projects on the Wil- " derness Ranger District of the ': Gila National Forest at the Lake " Roberts Recreation Area and ' near the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. A local '" contractor has been awarded the bid for this work. ,,' Improvements to the Lake Roberts Upper End Camp- ground and Picnic 'Area began the week of May 3, 2010. The improvements will include in- stallation of new picnic tables, and grills at all campsites in the 'Upper End Campground. The Lake Roberts Picnic Area will receive new grills. The camp- ground and picnic area will re- main open during this phase of work. On May 17, reconstruction Little League getting underway in Lordsburg and Animas , Lordsburg Lordsburg Little League has announced open sign ups for T- Ball, Coach-Pitch and Major Division baseball. The last day to regis- Ii ter is May 24, 2010. Forms are available at'the Special Events Center or contact Kim Cuevas at 575-590-2618. Additionally, the newly selected Board of Directors is seeking volunteers for coaches and umpires. All interested parties should contact Penny Driscoll at 575- 494-3126. Anirnas Little League registration sign up dates will be at the Animas Community Center on Friday, May 14, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and on Monday, May 17, 2010 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. : Applications are available at Bootheel Grocery and Rodeo Grocery. Volunteers are also needed for umpires. For more information contact Wanda Offutt at 575-546-3700. of the entrance road to Upper End Campground will begin. The campground will be tem- porarily closed for approxi- matelY 5 days during the recon- struction to.provide for public safety during this phase of work. The reconstruction will improve drainage on the road and provide for less rainwater runoff accumulating in the campsites. Near the Gila Cliff Dwell- ings, new metal campfire rings and bulletin boards will be in- stalled at the Upper and Lower Scorpion, Grapevine and Forks Campgrounds. In addition to this, Lower Scorpion Camp- ground will receive implcmen= tation Of a handicapped acces- sible site. The improvements should all be completed bythe end of this summer. The Grape- vine, Forks and Upper and Lower Scorpion Campgrounds will remain open during the improvement projects. "This is a great opportunity to get some much needed rec- reation site improvements ac- complished along with provid- ing jobs for local contractors," added Wilderness District Ranger, A1 Koss. Five represent LHS at State Track Meet By LORENZO ALBA, JR. The Lordsburg, High School Track and Field Teams took five student athletes to the A-AA State Track Meet held at Univer- sity of New Mexico Track and Field Facility in Albu- querque, NM. There Were three females, Seniors Heather Meza and Serena Sanders as well as Freshman Selina Mufioz. The two males were, Juniors Boaz Sali- nas and Abel Lara. The meet took place on May 5 and May 6 and proved to : be a great experience for these young ath- letes and a last hurrah . :pr ,tl. seniors. ........ :. , Senior Serena ;e . - ' .. Sanders quahfied in the Shot put after winning. %, , district and finished in , ninth place with a toss Y of 26 feet and 11 inches. Senior Heather Meza quali- i fled in the 400-meter open, 300- . meter hurdles and the 100-meter :,.. hurdles. She finished in tenth .. place in the 400; ninth place in ?',: the 300 with a time of 54.05 sec- "" onds and she medaled in the 100- ; "meter hurdles taking fifth place i with a time of 17.82 seconds. k I r Y I Freshman Selina Mufioz qualified for 100-meter hurdles and the long jump. She was dis- trict champion in both events. In the Long jump she took ninth place with a 13 foot 3 inch jump. She medaled in the 100-meter hurdles taking fourth place just a little ahead of teammate Heather Meza and just missing a third place finish with a time of 17.69 seconds. The third place winner's time was 17.62 seconds. Mufioz was the only freshman in this fi- nals event. Junior Boaz Salinas quali- R.E Do .0, A,7. el, g SALE '2 %= fied in the 1600-meter open com- ing off of his second place medal in district. He had a good show- ing and definitely has something to look forward to next year. Junior Abel Lara qualified in the 110-meter hurdles and triple jump. Lara took sec- ond in the hurdles at dis- trict and was district cham- pion in the triple jump. At state; he just missed medaling in the hurdles; he took seventh. Coach DJ Saucedo said the team was small but had excellent showings at state. "The good thing is that I will get most of the athletes back from this year's team," said Saucedo. "The young ones will only get better," he added. The track team 'is looking forward to the new track currently being built at the high school. AHS State Track Meet participants. AHS participates in State Track Meet By ELIZABETH RICHINSI Hidalgo County Herald The AHS Varsity Track team traveled to Albuquerque last week, May 5-6, to participate in the State Track Meet. The meet was held at the UNM track and both A and AA hig.h schools from around the state participated. Members of the Animas Track Team who participated at the State Meet were Michael Barentine, Katherine Cavaliere, Kayla Shelton, Merrilee Richardson, Elizabeth Richins, Sky Daven- port, "Peyton Downs, Stacie Shelton, and Cassandra Graham. AHS Track manager was Tarran Trotter and the coach was Mr. Tyke Trotter. At the state meet, the athletes participated in both individual and team events. Merrilee Richardson placed 6 h in the state in the discus throw and Cassandra Graham got 8 th in the high jtmp. Michael Barentine finished 9 h in the 300 hurdles, just missing a qualifying spot for finals. The girls' relay teams also did well, with the 4xl team placing 4 th in the state, the 4x2 relay placing,, LHS to hold 8 'h, and the medley relay placing performed really well at the state 5 'h. Members of the relay teams level. The team's seniors included were Katherine Cavaliere, Peyton Michael Barentine, Gerardo Downs, Sky Davenport, Stacie Reyes, Heri Bajo, Jaime Robles, Shelton, and Elizabeth Richins. Katherine Cavaliere, and Tarran The team did a fantastic job and Trotter. Spring Sports M' !Ii Coa; Tyke Trotter and Elizabeth Richins. jtlmpbyltakingHedidmeda] Awards ,00ly rl in glven Fighting in=:ith,,;tr:iple : ..: . ?1 ' i= .!,' i .....  :. Lordsburg High School Rich sixth, host the Spring Sports and End of Year Athletic Awards program on Monday, May 17, 2010 at 6:00 H p.m. at theLHS Cafetorium. The!l l awards program will honor the ' student-athleteS who participated in track, softball, and baseball this spring. Team awards, certifi- cates for lettering and participa- tion will be presented. The Pete Maxwell Award and the Maver- ick Boy and Girl of the Year Award will also be presented. The public is invited to attend. eart Track Award The Animas Lady Panther Fighting Heart Track Award was something very special this year, when the recipient was awarded a 32-year old State Track Medal. The medal was originally won by Coach Tyke Trotter in the Mile Relay of 1978. Thirty-two. years later, Coach presented that cherished medal to a member of his current AHS track team who demonstrated a true fighting heart at the 2010 State Track Meet. The 2010 girls 4x2 relay team was in 3rd place when Elizabeth Richins took the baton for the last leg. As she rounded the turn to- ward the finish line, Richins suf- fered a devastating hamstring in- jury. Coach Trotter and her team- mates watched laelplessly as she Refusing to fall, she forced her- self to finish the race despite the pain. The injury prevented her from running in the medley relay that followed, and another team- mate took her place. The team placed fifth, and her teammates were awarded medals. In recognition of Richins' fighting heart, Coach Trotter wanted her to also have a State Track Medal--so much so, that he gave her one of his own trea- sured medals from the past. Par- ents and athletes in attendance at the Awards Assembly were touched by the emotional presen- tation, and saw athletics, excel- lence and honor at its finest. Thank you, Coach Trotter, for .your dedication to our young athletes. Crimen... Los laboratorios de meth, ademfis de la venta de la droga, generan crimen, incluyndo el robo de pertenencias o de identidad, violencia dom6stica, y hasta asesinato. Los adolescents y adultos adictos a la droga pueden robar cosas de valor de sus amigos y familias para pagar por su adicci6n. E1 crimen ligado aI meth require mis atenci6n por parte de las fuerzas del orden, y los usios de meth a menudo son violentos, sumando un riesgo adicional a la policia local. 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