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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY I OCTOBER 1 2010 5 Lordsbuerg Mavericks beat Hot Springs Tigers in double overtime battle By LORENZO ALBA, JR. The Lordsburg Mavericks battled 3A Hot Springs Tigers last Friday in a defensive war that would go into double overtime. The Mavericks did prevail in the end on a beautifully executed 5- yard half back pass to Boaz Sali- nas from Caesar Alv, arez and awe- some defensive play by B@ Martinez on the Hot Springs quar- terback stripping the ball for a fumble and recovered by Ernest Gallegos to seal the Mavericks third consecutive victory over a 3A school. "The game was a little of both a defensive battle as well as seeing both offenses struggle," said Mavericks Head Coach Louie Baisa. "Their size on the line really hurt us; at times we Parents&apos; night to be held Oct. 5 Parents' Night for the volleyball teams and cheerleaders parents will be held on Tuesday, October 5 at the volleyball match where the Lady Mavericks will be host- ing Mesilla Valley Christian. The JV match will begin at 5:00 P.M. and the varsity match will start immediately after at approxi-' mately 6:00 P.M. This match has been designated "Parents Night" to recognize the parents of these student athletes for all their help and support. Parents are asked to be at Maverick Gymnasium by 5:30 P.M. on Tuesday, October 5 'in order to prepare for the festivi- ties. The presentations will take place between the Varsity and JV matches. were one block away from mak- ing long gainers," added Coach Baisa. "We couldn't block their pass rush so our passing game suffered greatly. Really, I think both defenses caused most of the offenses their woes." The Mavericks went into T or C with two big wins over Cobre and Hatch Valley under their belt. And wanting to continue with momentum even after a their bye week, wit ha convincing Win over former Lordsburg coach, Travis Lee and his Hot Spring Tigers. In the first overtime, Lordsburg lost alout four yards on the first play and ended up fourth and 14. The Mavericks tried a field goal, but kicker Jonathan Murillo missed. Hot Springs then ran two plays that would put them on the one-yard line. On third down, the Mavericks Black Magic Defense held them and the Tigers decided to kick a field goal but to no avail; the Maverick's Caesar Alvarez blocked it. And the intensity thickened ! In the second overtime, the Mavericks ran the ball twice and ended up on the five-yard line. With third and five to go, Lordsburg ran a halfback pass ran to the right side where Caesar Alvarez connected with Boaz Salinas who was completely alone in the end zone for what would be the winning touchdown and Jonathan Murillo's kick was also good. No the Mavericks had to play defense with momentum on their side and the pressure on Hot Springs. On the first play, the Ti- gers ran an option to the Maverick's right side where Lordsburg's B@ Martinez tackled the tiger's quarterback; stripping the ball and with the Mavericks Ernest Gallegos recovering the fumble and securing the win. The Mavericks only offense was on the ground. They were limited to less that 3 yards per carry on the ground. They ran for a total of 145 yards on 53 carries. They were led by Caesar Alvarez with 14 carries for 74 yards and Joseph Jackson with 13 carries for 45 yards. Daniel Talavera followed with 14 carries fro 25 yards. Dominick Rodriguez and Kenny Evans were also contributors to the cause with four carries and a total of 30 yards between the both. Defensively the Mavericks were led by Linebackers Caesar Alvarez and Alex Ramirez, the combined for 10 solo tackles' and 31 assisted tackles. Chris Sanchez was very tough in the trenches with eight assisted tackles and a solo tackle and Klan Landeros had seven assisted tackles. Jo- seph Jackson had his first inter- ception of tile season. The Mavericks will play An- thony, TX this Friday night at home, game time is 7:00 p.m. "We will be ready. We are a little beat up this week as this last game was a very physical game by both teams," said Coach Baisa. "We will be working very hard on special teams and with the offensive line blocking, es- .pecially pass blocking. Our of- fensive line has been working very hard all year to improve ev- ery game," said Baisa. "The3T are a very hard working unit on this team," he added. "Anthony is always good. They have speed in their backs and do a good job of running the ball and they are a hard-nosed defensive team as well. We need to improve on offense and con- tinue to play great defense," con- cluded Baisa. The AHS Varsity Volleyball team (3rd place) Lady Panthers take third place in Capitan Classic Volleyball Tournament By ELIZABETH RICHINSl Hidalgo County Herald The Animas Panther Volley- ball team took part in the Capitan Classic Volleyball Tournament this past weekend, Friday, Sep- tember 24, through Saturday, Sep- tember 25. Other than the Pan- thers, other teams who played in the tournament were Capitan, Tatum, Mescalero, Cloudcroft, Elida, Fort Sumner, and Carrizozo. Pool play was on Friday, and there were 2 different pools. Pool A consisted of Animas, Capitan, Carrizozo, and Cloudcroft. Pool B held Elida, Fort Sumner, Tatum, and Mescalero. Animas placed 1 "t in their pool, beating both Carrizozo and Cloudcroft, while splitting with Capitan. This put them up against the #4 seeded team in Pool B for the first round of bracket play, which was AHS Panthers fall short to Mescalero. Animas took the game eas- ily, winning in 3 matches. This was just the beginning, though, as the win put them up against the former state champions, the Tatum Coyotes. This game was tough, but the Panthers started out with a bang and took the first 2 matches, winning both with close scores. Tile 3 rd game is where the Panthers luck turned on them, though. The score was 24-19 in the 3 rd match, and Animas was up. They needed one point to win, but unfortunately couldn't hold onto the lead and the Coyotes came back to take the 3 rd match, as well as the 4 th and 5 m matches. With the devastating loss, the Panthers picked themselves back up as they still had one more game. They played Elida for 3 rd place, and took the game in 3 matches. Though the Panthers were upset about their loss to Tatum, t,hey were still proud. They played amazing games all weekend, and representedtheir school Well. Along with 3 rd place, the Panthers also received the Sportsmanship trophy for the tournament. Kayla Shelton, a se- nior, was awarded with a plaque for. making the All Tournament team. Erika Mendoza with a kill in pool play against Cloudcroft Warriors Merrilee Richardson with a kill Karina Sarellano sets the ball over the net AHS volleyball hosts Duncan-Wildkats By ELIZABETH RICHINS/ Hidalgo County Herald Animas volleyball is going strong! Both JV and Varsity teams hosted the Duncan Wildkats on Tuesday, September 21, and both teams played extremely well. The JV girls started out fir- ing, and won the 1 s' match 25-21. The 2 " match was tougher, though, and the Panthers fell short, 19-25. It was up to the 3 'd match to finalize the winner, and the game was a very close one. Though Animas played hard, they couldn't quite pull off the win, and lost 11-15. The Varsity game was excit- ing as well, and the Panthers won in 3 matches. Scores of the games were 25-16, 25-19, and 25-13. Merrilee Richardson contributed 3 kills, while Erika Mendoza and Karina Sarellano each had 2. The Lady Panthers will play again on Friday, October 1 +', as they will host Carrizozo. Then the Panthers will travel to Reserve on Saturday to take on the Lady Mountaineers. By ELIZABETH RICHINS! Hidalgo County Herald This past weekend, the Animas Panther football team hosted a game against the Gate- way Warriors. The game was held on Friday night, September 24, at the Billy Henson Stadium in Animas. It was a tough game, but the Panthers fell a little short to the Warriors. The final score was 30-38. The game started out slow for the Panthers, but after the half, they came back firing. Just as Animas was making a comeback, time ran out on the clock. Scor- ing for the Panthers were Gabriel Hernandez, Brennik Payne, Michael Evans, and Erik Ram@; each scoring one touchdown for the team. Also, along with their TD's, Hernandez, Payne, and Ram@ each scored a 2 point con- version for the Panthers. The Panthers will be back in action on Friday, October P', as they host the Academia Juarez Lobos. Game time will be at 7 pm at the Billy Henson Stadium in Animas. Right: Seniors- Nidia Nieblas, Elizabeth Rlchins, Kayla Shelton, Merrilee Richardson Animas High School 20iOVolleyball Date ODoonent August 20 Scrimmage 4 PM August 31- @ San Simon 6 PM September 10 @ Duncan 5/6 PM September 11 @ Morenci Tournament TBA September 14 Lordsburg 5/6 PM September 21 Duncan 5/6 PM September 24-25 @CapitanTournament TBA September 28 @ Lordsburg 5/6 PM October 1 Carrizozo 4/5 PM October 2 @ Reserve 1/2/3 PM October 9 @ Quemado 2/3/4 PM October 14 Reserve 4/5/6 PM October 21 @ Carrizozo 1/2 PM October 23 Quemado 2/3/4 PM District TBA 1st Round of State TBA November 11-13 State TBA o/ 00ai,00bow 5k Run, 1 Mde Run e,!r,y. 2 Milk Walk ;'< L00.I" Sunday, Oot. 2:3 .-, 9:00 AM x St,,.m. W *Hosted byL.-ordsburg Runners, Procceds go towa, rds o ars pS: THE FOLLOWING BUSINESSES & IHI)IVIDU/d.S/die SUPPORTERS OF 1HE LORlUURG POLK| A1HLETIC L00UE (PAl.) 2010 LORDSBURG HIGH SCHOOL MAVERICK FOOTBALL  ]]ME Thursday, September 23 JV vs. Doming 9th 5':00 PM Friday, September 24 @ Hot Spdngs 7:00 PM Saturday, September 25 JV vs. Hot Springs 11:00 AM Friday;October 1 @ Anthony. TX 7:00 PM Ramono's Umphres Propane CBA Construction orse Construction 2010 LORDSBURG HIGH SCHOOL _ PNM MAVERICK VOLLEYBALL - " - Lve's Truck Sto p z OPPONEm Z Lordsburg Cycle Works Fr& Sat. August 20,21 Magdalene Tourney(VNN) "[BA .'l B _.+ Ilul J-+ Ip & Tues., Auguet 24 San Simon (JV-V) 5:00:00 PM , wto eg,ono meu,ca, ,.emer Thurs. August 26 @ Cobre (C-JV-V) 4:00/5:00/6:00 PM Canon Stevens Tues. August 31 @ Duncan, AZ (JV-V) 5:00/6:00 PM | == Turner Truck Service Sat. Sept. 11 @ Morsnci Tournament  ,jerry Tues. Sept. 14 vs. Animes (,.IV-V) 5:00/6:00  DeLaGarza Carpet Cleaning Thurs. Sept 16 @ San Simon (JV-V) 5:00/6:00 PM mdt TUES. Sept. 21 vs. Cobre (C-JV-V " 4:00/5:00/6:00 PM Abeyta Physlcal Therapy Tues Sept. 28 @ Aoimas (JV-V) 5:00/6:00 PM Darr Shannon dba Short Co. Friday, October 8 vs. Ruidoso 7:00 PM ' Tues. October 5 vs. Mesilla Valley Christian (dV-V) Friday, October 15 vs. Laguna Acoma 7:00 PM 5:00/6:30 PM Triple T Plumbing Friday, October 22 @tEstancia 7:00 PM I Sat. October 9 @ Tularosa (C-JV-V) 1 :O0/2:oo/3:O0 PM Smith Ford Friday, October 29 @ Tularosa 7:00 PM & Sat. October 16 vs. Cloudcroff (JV-V) 2:00/3:00 PM Saturday, November 13 Stale Quader-finals TBA Saturday, November 20 Stale Semi-finals TBA i Saturday, November 27 State Championship TBA Pal & Robert Swann American Legion . ,,r.. | will ho00t ,00Xkt,l 4 MILITARY NIGHT+'II00 PAL S ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8  Oct, 2 Upper Maverick Dog Tags and American - LOWI Flags will be given away Flag While Supplies Last! Sat.October23 vs Tularosa(C-JV-V) 1:00/2:00/3:00PM Ibarra Family Tues. October 26 @ MesiUs Valley Christian (JV-V) Western Bank Sat, October 30 @ Cloudcroff (JV-V) PAL Man. November 1 Distdct Tournament (V) Cottage House Tues. November 2 District Tournament (V) ThUrS. November 4 Distn.'ctToumament w) Hidalgo County Herald Set, November 6 Distriot Championship (V) Soucedo's Supermarket Thurs.-Sat. Nov. 11-13 StteTournament (V) Days Inn PAL SCHEDULE: Circle H HMS Lower L0rdsburg D.awg G.one Plumbing & Heating 9:00 AM ' L0rdsburg 5:00/6:30 PM 2:00/3:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM T.B.A, Havericksvs, Cardinals 1:00 PH L0rdsburg Mavericks vs, Jaguars 10:30 PH Mavericks vs. Cubs HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY I OCTOBER 1 2010 5 Lordsbuerg Mavericks beat Hot Springs Tigers in double overtime battle By LORENZO ALBA, JR. The Lordsburg Mavericks battled 3A Hot Springs Tigers last Friday in a defensive war that would go into double overtime. The Mavericks did prevail in the end on a beautifully executed 5- yard half back pass to Boaz Sali- nas from Caesar Alv, arez and awe- some defensive play by B@ Martinez on the Hot Springs quar- terback stripping the ball for a fumble and recovered by Ernest Gallegos to seal the Mavericks third consecutive victory over a 3A school. "The game was a little of both a defensive battle as well as seeing both offenses struggle," said Mavericks Head Coach Louie Baisa. "Their size on the line really hurt us; at times we Parents' night to be held Oct. 5 Parents' Night for the volleyball teams and cheerleaders parents will be held on Tuesday, October 5 at the volleyball match where the Lady Mavericks will be host- ing Mesilla Valley Christian. The JV match will begin at 5:00 P.M. and the varsity match will start immediately after at approxi-' mately 6:00 P.M. This match has been designated "Parents Night" to recognize the parents of these student athletes for all their help and support. Parents are asked to be at Maverick Gymnasium by 5:30 P.M. on Tuesday, October 5 'in order to prepare for the festivi- ties. The presentations will take place between the Varsity and JV matches. were one block away from mak- ing long gainers," added Coach Baisa. "We couldn't block their pass rush so our passing game suffered greatly. Really, I think both defenses caused most of the offenses their woes." The Mavericks went into T or C with two big wins over Cobre and Hatch Valley under their belt. And wanting to continue with momentum even after a their bye week, wit ha convincing Win over former Lordsburg coach, Travis Lee and his Hot Spring Tigers. In the first overtime, Lordsburg lost alout four yards on the first play and ended up fourth and 14. The Mavericks tried a field goal, but kicker Jonathan Murillo missed. Hot Springs then ran two plays that would put them on the one-yard line. On third down, the Mavericks Black Magic Defense held them and the Tigers decided to kick a field goal but to no avail; the Maverick's Caesar Alvarez blocked it. And the intensity thickened ! In the second overtime, the Mavericks ran the ball twice and ended up on the five-yard line. With third and five to go, Lordsburg ran a halfback pass ran to the right side where Caesar Alvarez connected with Boaz Salinas who was completely alone in the end zone for what would be the winning touchdown and Jonathan Murillo's kick was also good. No the Mavericks had to play defense with momentum on their side and the pressure on Hot Springs. On the first play, the Ti- gers ran an option to the Maverick's right side where Lordsburg's B@ Martinez tackled the tiger's quarterback; stripping the ball and with the Mavericks Ernest Gallegos recovering the fumble and securing the win. The Mavericks only offense was on the ground. They were limited to less that 3 yards per carry on the ground. They ran for a total of 145 yards on 53 carries. They were led by Caesar Alvarez with 14 carries for 74 yards and Joseph Jackson with 13 carries for 45 yards. Daniel Talavera followed with 14 carries fro 25 yards. Dominick Rodriguez and Kenny Evans were also contributors to the cause with four carries and a total of 30 yards between the both. Defensively the Mavericks were led by Linebackers Caesar Alvarez and Alex Ramirez, the combined for 10 solo tackles' and 31 assisted tackles. Chris Sanchez was very tough in the trenches with eight assisted tackles and a solo tackle and Klan Landeros had seven assisted tackles. Jo- seph Jackson had his first inter- ception of tile season. The Mavericks will play An- thony, TX this Friday night at home, game time is 7:00 p.m. "We will be ready. We are a little beat up this week as this last game was a very physical game by both teams," said Coach Baisa. "We will be working very hard on special teams and with the offensive line blocking, es- .pecially pass blocking. Our of- fensive line has been working very hard all year to improve ev- ery game," said Baisa. "The3T are a very hard working unit on this team," he added. "Anthony is always good. They have speed in their backs and do a good job of running the ball and they are a hard-nosed defensive team as well. We need to improve on offense and con- tinue to play great defense," con- cluded Baisa. The AHS Varsity Volleyball team (3rd place) Lady Panthers take third place in Capitan Classic Volleyball Tournament By ELIZABETH RICHINSl Hidalgo County Herald The Animas Panther Volley- ball team took part in the Capitan Classic Volleyball Tournament this past weekend, Friday, Sep- tember 24, through Saturday, Sep- tember 25. Other than the Pan- thers, other teams who played in the tournament were Capitan, Tatum, Mescalero, Cloudcroft, Elida, Fort Sumner, and Carrizozo. Pool play was on Friday, and there were 2 different pools. Pool A consisted of Animas, Capitan, Carrizozo, and Cloudcroft. Pool B held Elida, Fort Sumner, Tatum, and Mescalero. Animas placed 1 "t in their pool, beating both Carrizozo and Cloudcroft, while splitting with Capitan. This put them up against the #4 seeded team in Pool B for the first round of bracket play, which was AHS Panthers fall short to Mescalero. Animas took the game eas- ily, winning in 3 matches. This was just the beginning, though, as the win put them up against the former state champions, the Tatum Coyotes. This game was tough, but the Panthers started out with a bang and took the first 2 matches, winning both with close scores. Tile 3 rd game is where the Panthers luck turned on them, though. The score was 24-19 in the 3 rd match, and Animas was up. They needed one point to win, but unfortunately couldn't hold onto the lead and the Coyotes came back to take the 3 rd match, as well as the 4 th and 5 m matches. With the devastating loss, the Panthers picked themselves back up as they still had one more game. They played Elida for 3 rd place, and took the game in 3 matches. Though the Panthers were upset about their loss to Tatum, t,hey were still proud. They played amazing games all weekend, and representedtheir school Well. Along with 3 rd place, the Panthers also received the Sportsmanship trophy for the tournament. Kayla Shelton, a se- nior, was awarded with a plaque for. making the All Tournament team. Erika Mendoza with a kill in pool play against Cloudcroft Warriors Merrilee Richardson with a kill Karina Sarellano sets the ball over the net AHS volleyball hosts Duncan-Wildkats By ELIZABETH RICHINS/ Hidalgo County Herald Animas volleyball is going strong! Both JV and Varsity teams hosted the Duncan Wildkats on Tuesday, September 21, and both teams played extremely well. The JV girls started out fir- ing, and won the 1 s' match 25-21. The 2 " match was tougher, though, and the Panthers fell short, 19-25. It was up to the 3 'd match to finalize the winner, and the game was a very close one. Though Animas played hard, they couldn't quite pull off the win, and lost 11-15. The Varsity game was excit- ing as well, and the Panthers won in 3 matches. Scores of the games were 25-16, 25-19, and 25-13. Merrilee Richardson contributed 3 kills, while Erika Mendoza and Karina Sarellano each had 2. The Lady Panthers will play again on Friday, October 1 +', as they will host Carrizozo. Then the Panthers will travel to Reserve on Saturday to take on the Lady Mountaineers. By ELIZABETH RICHINS! Hidalgo County Herald This past weekend, the Animas Panther football team hosted a game against the Gate- way Warriors. The game was held on Friday night, September 24, at the Billy Henson Stadium in Animas. It was a tough game, but the Panthers fell a little short to the Warriors. The final score was 30-38. The game started out slow for the Panthers, but after the half, they came back firing. Just as Animas was making a comeback, time ran out on the clock. Scor- ing for the Panthers were Gabriel Hernandez, Brennik Payne, Michael Evans, and Erik Ram@; each scoring one touchdown for the team. Also, along with their TD's, Hernandez, Payne, and Ram@ each scored a 2 point con- version for the Panthers. The Panthers will be back in action on Friday, October P', as they host the Academia Juarez Lobos. Game time will be at 7 pm at the Billy Henson Stadium in Animas. Right: Seniors- Nidia Nieblas, Elizabeth Rlchins, Kayla Shelton, Merrilee Richardson Animas High School 20iOVolleyball Date ODoonent August 20 Scrimmage 4 PM August 31- @ San Simon 6 PM September 10 @ Duncan 5/6 PM September 11 @ Morenci Tournament TBA September 14 Lordsburg 5/6 PM September 21 Duncan 5/6 PM September 24-25 @CapitanTournament TBA September 28 @ Lordsburg 5/6 PM October 1 Carrizozo 4/5 PM October 2 @ Reserve 1/2/3 PM October 9 @ Quemado 2/3/4 PM October 14 Reserve 4/5/6 PM October 21 @ Carrizozo 1/2 PM October 23 Quemado 2/3/4 PM District TBA 1st Round of State TBA November 11-13 State TBA o/ 00ai,00bow 5k Run, 1 Mde Run e,!r,y. 2 Milk Walk ;'< L00.I" Sunday, Oot. 2:3 .-, 9:00 AM x St,,.m. W *Hosted byL.-ordsburg Runners, Procceds go towa, rds o ars pS: THE FOLLOWING BUSINESSES & IHI)IVIDU/d.S/die SUPPORTERS OF 1HE LORlUURG POLK| A1HLETIC L00UE (PAl.) 2010 LORDSBURG HIGH SCHOOL MAVERICK FOOTBALL  ]]ME Thursday, September 23 JV vs. Doming 9th 5':00 PM Friday, September 24 @ Hot Spdngs 7:00 PM Saturday, September 25 JV vs. Hot Springs 11:00 AM Friday;October 1 @ Anthony. TX 7:00 PM Ramono's Umphres Propane CBA Construction orse Construction 2010 LORDSBURG HIGH SCHOOL _ PNM MAVERICK VOLLEYBALL - " - Lve's Truck Sto p z OPPONEm Z Lordsburg Cycle Works Fr& Sat. August 20,21 Magdalene Tourney(VNN) "[BA .'l B _.+ Ilul J-+ Ip & Tues., Auguet 24 San Simon (JV-V) 5:00:00 PM , wto eg,ono meu,ca, ,.emer Thurs. August 26 @ Cobre (C-JV-V) 4:00/5:00/6:00 PM Canon Stevens Tues. August 31 @ Duncan, AZ (JV-V) 5:00/6:00 PM | == Turner Truck Service Sat. Sept. 11 @ Morsnci Tournament  ,jerry Tues. Sept. 14 vs. Animes (,.IV-V) 5:00/6:00  DeLaGarza Carpet Cleaning Thurs. Sept 16 @ San Simon (JV-V) 5:00/6:00 PM mdt TUES. Sept. 21 vs. Cobre (C-JV-V " 4:00/5:00/6:00 PM Abeyta Physlcal Therapy Tues Sept. 28 @ Aoimas (JV-V) 5:00/6:00 PM Darr Shannon dba Short Co. Friday, October 8 vs. Ruidoso 7:00 PM ' Tues. October 5 vs. Mesilla Valley Christian (dV-V) Friday, October 15 vs. Laguna Acoma 7:00 PM 5:00/6:30 PM Triple T Plumbing Friday, October 22 @tEstancia 7:00 PM I Sat. October 9 @ Tularosa (C-JV-V) 1 :O0/2:oo/3:O0 PM Smith Ford Friday, October 29 @ Tularosa 7:00 PM & Sat. October 16 vs. Cloudcroff (JV-V) 2:00/3:00 PM Saturday, November 13 Stale Quader-finals TBA Saturday, November 20 Stale Semi-finals TBA i Saturday, November 27 State Championship TBA Pal & Robert Swann American Legion . ,,r.. | will ho00t ,00Xkt,l 4 MILITARY NIGHT+'II00 PAL S ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8  Oct, 2 Upper Maverick Dog Tags and American - LOWI Flags will be given away Flag While Supplies Last! Sat.October23 vs Tularosa(C-JV-V) 1:00/2:00/3:00PM Ibarra Family Tues. October 26 @ MesiUs Valley Christian (JV-V) Western Bank Sat, October 30 @ Cloudcroff (JV-V) PAL Man. November 1 Distdct Tournament (V) Cottage House Tues. November 2 District Tournament (V) ThUrS. November 4 Distn.'ctToumament w) Hidalgo County Herald Set, November 6 Distriot Championship (V) Soucedo's Supermarket Thurs.-Sat. Nov. 11-13 StteTournament (V) Days Inn PAL SCHEDULE: Circle H HMS Lower L0rdsburg D.awg G.one Plumbing & Heating 9:00 AM ' L0rdsburg 5:00/6:30 PM 2:00/3:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM T.B.A, Havericksvs, Cardinals 1:00 PH L0rdsburg Mavericks vs, Jaguars 10:30 PH Mavericks vs. Cubs 'MAGE SMALLIOW"PAPERS '"0 ALL 00"IE"I 0OPR'G"IE0 ALL R'G"IS RESERVE HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY1 OCTOBER lr 2010 5 Lordsbuerg Mavericks beat Hot Springs Tigers in double overtime battle By LORENZO ALBA, JR. The Lordsburg Mavericks battled 3A Hot Spfings Tigers last Friday in a defensive war that would go into double overtime. The Mavericks did pvail in the end on a beaotifuDy executed 5 yard half back pass to Bog Sail nas from Caesar Alarez d awe- some defensive play by Bo MarDnez on the Hot Springs qu rerback stripping the ball for a fumble and recovered by Ernest Gallegos to seal the Mavericks third consebutive victory over a 3A school. "The game was a little of both a defensive battle as well seeing both offenses struggle," said Mavericks Head Coach Louie Balsa. "Their size on the line really hurt us; at times we Parents' night to be held Oct. 5 Parents' Night for the volleyball teams and cheerleaders parents will be held on Tuesday, October 5 at the volleyball match where the Lady Mavericks will be host- ing Meallla Valley Christian. The JV match will begin at 5:00 P.M. and the varsity match will start immediately after at approxi- mately 6:00 PM. This match has been designated "Parents Night" to recognize the parents of thee student athletes for all their help and support. Parents are asked to be at Maverick Gymnasium by 5:30 P.M. on Tuesday. October 5 in order to ppare for the festivi- ties. The presentations will take place between the Varsity and JV nlatches. were one block away from mak ing long gainers," added Coach Balsa, "We couldn't block their pass rush so our passing game suffered greatly. Really, ] think both defenses caused most of the offenses their woes." The Mavericks went into T or C with two big wins over Cobre and Hatch Valley under their belt. And wanting to continue with momentum even after a tbei- bye week, wit ha convincing Win over former Lordsburg coach, Travis Lee and his Hot Spring Tigers In the first overtime, Lordsburg lost affout four yards on the first play and ended up fourth and 14. The Mavericks tried a field goal, but kicker Jonathan Murillo missed. Not Springs then ran two plays that would put them on the one-yard line. On third down. the Mavericks Black Magic Defense held them and the Tigers dided to kick a field goal but to no avail; the Maverick's Caesar Alvarez blocked it. And the intensity thickened In the second overtime, the Mavericks ran the ball twice and ended up on the five-yard line. With third and five to go, Lordsburg r a halfback pass ran to the right side where Caesar Alvarez connected with Boaz Salinas who was completely alone in the end zone for what would be the winning touchdown and Jonathan Murillo's kick was also good. No the Mavericks had to play defense with momentum on their side and the pressure on Hot Springs. On the first play, the Ti- gers ran an option to the Maverick's right side where Lordsburg's Bo Marlinez tackled the tiger's quarterback; stripping the ball and with the Mavericks Ernest Gallegos recovering the fumble and securing the win. The Mavericks only offense was on the ground. They were limited to less that 3 yards per carry on the ground. They ran for a total of 145 yds on 53 carries. They were led by Caesar Alvarez with 14 cames for 74 yards and Joseph Jackson with 13 calnes for 45 yards. Daniel Talavera followed with 14 carries fro 25 yards. Dominick Rodriguez and Kenny Evans were also contributors to the cause with four eies and a total of 30 yards between the both. Defensively the Mavericks were led by Linebackers Caesar Alvarez and Alex Ramirez. the combined for 10 solo tackles and 31 assisted tackles. Chris Sanchez was very tough in the trenches with eight assisted tackles and a solo tackle and Aqan Landeros had seven assisted tackles. Jo- seph Jackson had his fist inter- ception of the season. The Mavericks will play An- thony, TX this Friday night at home. game time is 7:00 p.m. "We will be ready. We are a little beat up tNs week as this last game was a very physical game by both teams," said Coach Balsa. "We will be working very hard on special teams and with the offensive llne blking, es- pecially pass blocking. Our of- fensive line has been working very hard all ye to improve ev- ery game," said Balsa. 'qhey" are a very hard working unit on this team," he added. "Anthony is always good. They have speed in their backs d do a good job of running the ball and they are a hard-nosed defensive team as well. We need to improve on offense and con- tinue to play great defense," con- cluded Balsa. Merrllee Rlchardsoh with a kill Kadna Sarsllano sets the ball over the net AHS volleyball hosts Duncan Wildkats By ELIZABETH RICHINS/ though, and the Panthers fell were 25 16. 25-19, and 25-13. Hidalgo County Herald short, ] 9-25. It was up to the 3 rd Me.lice Richardson contributed Animas volleyball is going tch to finalize the winner, and 3 kills, while Erika Mendoza d strong! Both JV dVarsity teams the game was a very close one. Kadna Sarellano each had 2. hosted the Duncan Wildkats on Though Animas played hard. they The Lady Panthers will play Tuesday. September 21, and both couldn't quite pull off the win, again on Friday, October 1 ', as teams played extremely well, and lost 11-15. they will host Carrizozo. Then the The JV girls started out fir- The Varsity game was exeit- Panthers will travel to Reserve on ing, and won the I' match 25-21. ing as well. and the Panthers won Saturday to take on the Lady The 2 a match was tougher, in 3 matches. Scores of the games Mountaineers. The AHS Varsity Volleyball team (3rd place) Lady Panthers take third place in Capitan Classic Volleyball Tournament By ELIZABETH RICHINS/ Mescalero. school Well. Along with 3 'd place. Hidalgo County Herald The Animas Panther Volley- ball ream tk part in the Capitan Classic Volleyball Tournament this past weekend, Friday. Sep- tember 24. through Saturday, Sep- tember 25. Other than the Pan- thers, other teams who played in the tournament were Capitan, Tatum, Mescalero, Cloudcroft. Elida, Fort Sumner, and Carrizozo. PI play was on Friday, and the we 2 diffent pools. Pool A consisted of Animas. Capita.. Carrizozo, and Cloudcroft. Pool B held Elida, Fort Sumner, Tatum, and Mescalero, Animas plied P' in their pool, beating both Crizozo and Cloudcrofi, while splitting with Capitan. This put them up against the #4 seeded team in Pool B for the fit round of bracket play, which was AHS Panthers fall short to Warriors By ELIZABETH RICHINS/ Hidalgo County Herald This past weekend, the Animas Panther football team hosted a game against the Gate- way Warriors The gle was held on Friday night, September 24, at the Billy Henson Stadium in Animas. It was a tough ge. but the Panthers fell a little short to the Wriors. The final sco was 30-38. The game started out slow for the Panther. but after the half, they came back firing. Just as Animas was making a comebk. time ran out on the clock. Scor- ing for the Panthers were Gabriel Hernandez, Brennik Payne, Michael Evans, and Erik Romo; each scoring one touchdown for the team. Also, along with their TD's, Hernandez, Payne, and Romo each scored a 2 point con version for the Panthers. The Panthers will be back in action on Friday, October 1', as they host the Academia Juarez Lobos. Game time will be at 7 pm at the Billy Henson Stadium in Animas. Animas took the game eas- ily, winning in 3 nlatehes. This was just the beginning, though, as the win put them up against the former state champions, the Tatum Coyotes. This game was tough, but the Panthers started out with a bang and took the first 2 matches, winning both with close scores. Tile 3  game is where the Panthers luck turned on them, though. The score was 24-19 in the 3  match, d Animas was up. Tley needed one point to win. but unfortunately couldn't hold onto the lead a,d the Coyotes came back to take the 3 'J match, as well as the 4  and 5  matches. with the devastating loss, the Panthers picked themselves back up as they still had one more game. They played Elida for 3  place, and took the game in 3 matches. Though the Panthers were upset about their loss to Tatum, they were still proud. They played amazing games all weekend, and represented their the Panthers also received the Sportsmanship trophy for the tournament Kayla Shehon, a se- nior, was awarded with a plaque foL making the All Tournament team. Edka Mendoza with a kill in pool play against Cloudcredt Right: Seniors- N4dla Nleblas, Elizabeth Rlchins, Kayla Shelton, Merrgee Richardson I or mt t0mml00 00ltt Alatnlt trout (pAt) ...i., ..... I o,o,o,,o,o,, 111E I.ttlllG IUSlIIE$$E$ & IIIDWIIMS  SURIII ,.=.,.| Date Onnonent Umphres Pr= August 20 Scrimmage ll" ii! I Cgi Cmetmttie. 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