Capital guard T.J. Sanchez, who led the Jaguars to the 5A state basketball championship game and averaged 20 points a game, has committed to New Mexico Highlands University.
• Three members of Peñasco’s girls 2A runner-up state basketball team showed they are winners off the court, as well. Ariana MacAuley, Angelina Archuleta and Adrianna Tafoya each earned scholarships from the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation, in partnership with the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund. Chosen from among more than 300 applicants, the winners were selected for excelling in academic achievement, leadership and service. MacAuley earned $6,000 for the bronze scholarship, and Archuleta and Tafoya $10,000 each for the John and Marti Browne Leadership Award.
• Several local athletes also earned scholarships through the New Mexico Activities Foundation, including MacAuley, who was the Mario Martinez Memorial scholarship recipient. Other local athletes are soccer player and golfer Krysta Cunico, Robertson, activities scholarship; cheerleader Lexi Lujan, Española Valley, El Richards/Frances Walsh Spirit scholarship; and basketball player and runner Devin Gonzales, Pecos, Santa Fe Knights of Columbus scholarship.
Two local grapplers were included in the 2020 wrestling state all-classes Dream Team: 138-pounder Isaac Beltran of Santa Fe and 145-pounder Andrew Trujillo of Robertson.
In addition to seeking a head football coach, Santa Fe Indian School also is looking for a women’s soccer coach. Those interested should send a résumé and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.