Post by Carlos Montoya
18 June 2014
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2014 Championship Hoop Action





There were five “new” boys state basketball champions among the six crowned at The Pit in March, when only Class 3A Hope Christian – squaring off against St. Michael’s in the title tilt for the third year in a row – emerged as a repeat winner from 2013.


It was the 12th title won by Huskies coach Jim Murphy, tying him with the legendary Ralph Tasker, who won a title with Lovington before leading Hobbs to 11 championships.


In addition to the top-seeded Huskies, who beat the No. 2 Horsemen 55-34 for their fifth championship in the last six years, other championship game scores (and team seeds) for the boys were:


Class B (final season): No. 1 Hondo 58, No. 3 Quemado 41.


Class 1A: No. 3 Hagerman 56, No. 5 Escalante 41. (Escalante knocked off No. 1 seed Cliff, 69-64, in a semifinal game.)


Class 2A: No. 2 Dexter 61, No. 4 Texico 51.


Class 4A: No. 1 Roswell 56, No. 2 Los Lunas 41.


Class 5A: No. 1 Valley 56, No. 3 Atrisco Heritage Academy 42 (A memorable game featuring District -5A rivals.)


Post by Carlos Montoya
18 June 2014
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New Mexico State Cup 2014



ABQSports June2014 State soccer

A full year of year of training has culminated in weeks of state championship play.  Countless hours of conditioning - foot skills, cardio, strengthening, stamina.  Mental focus and fortitude.  The ability to BELIEVE that no opponent - whether larger in size or in reputation, will beat you.

The hopes and skills of thousands of youth soccer players took to the windy, lush green fields of the Bernalillo soccer complex as the facility played host again to this year's state club soccer championships. There were few blowout championship games.  And while soccer can at times be a subjective sport, there were a lot of good plays and good sportsmanship.

ABQ Sports congratulations all of this year's State Cup Champions and will follow their progress at Regionals, being held in New Mexico later this month.

08 June 2014
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Rustam Khabilov vs Benson Henderson

Benson Henderson should be nominated for Comeback-of-the-year.

After three disappointing rounds of being taken down over and over again by Dagestani Rustam Khabilov,

Henderson never gave up but dug deep and pulled out a stunning right uppercut and left cross that dropped Khabilov.

Immediately, Henderson applied a rear naked choke, and Khabilov tapped at 1:16 of the 4th round.

08 June 2014
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After three bloody, back-and-forth rounds, New Mexico's own Diego "The Dream" Sanchez brought home the win for his hometown.

The judges scored the rounds 30-27 Pearson, 30-27 Sanchez and 29-28 Sanchez for the split decision win for The Dream.

08 June 2014
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John "The Magician" Dodson vs. John Moraga
Dodson showed his hometown crowd just why he is the number one contender for the UFC Flyweight Title, with a dominant performance over John Moraga.
A brutal knee to the face of Moraga appears to have broken the nose of Moraga.
Based on the cage doctor's advice, after the second round, the referee called a stop to the fight, giving Dodson the win by TKO!