Page 2-The Artesia (NM) Daily Press- October 29, 2008 Sports Bulldog Volleyball Netters battle but fall in three By BRIENNE GREEN Sports Editor with just two players having ever set foot in a varsity bring Artesia back within two, and the ‘Dogs fought the As the third seed, the ‘Dogs will be traveling to Roswell From the first game of match. Coyotes through four consec- to face the No. 2 seed. Tuesday’s District 4-AAAA Roswell went up 4-2 on the utive side-outs to maintain Whether that will be Roswell match between the Artesia Bulldogs in the early goings striking distance. High or Goddard will be Bulldogs and Roswell High of Game Two Tuesday, but With the score at 23-21 determined by Thursday’s Coyotes at Bulldog Pit, it three hard-fought service Roswell, however, a success- final regular-district match looked as though it might be points by freshman Hannah ful block by the Coyotes between the two. a long – or, technically, short Ballew pushed Artesia into ended Artesia’s final service The winner of Tuesday’s – night for the Artesia High the lead, 6-4. Ballew’s serv- and match point resulted District Tournament outing School netters. ice was marked by long vol- from a hit into the net by the between Artesia and either The ‘Dogs opened with a 3- leys between the two teams ‘Dogs. Roswell or Goddard will 0 lead on a trio of service that saw the ‘Dogs’ offense Tuesday’s loss gives the advance to the district cham- points by Andrea Madrid, but execute to a tee. Bulldogs a final regular-sea- pionship match Saturday ver- Coyote senior Mariah A side-out later, Shelby son record of 0-19, 0-4 in dis- sus the No. 1 seed. All match- Thomas answered with seven Burnett notched a kill, then trict play. Artesia will be the es will begin at 7 p.m. See straight points of her own to served up a point courtesy of third seed in this year’s D4 Friday’s edition of the Daily put Roswell on top 8-3 before a smart set-over to the back Tournament, which is set to Press for the results of the Artesia freshman Jenna corner by senior Morgan commence Tuesday, Nov. 4. Roswell-Goddard match. Elkins delivered a kill. Sanders. Another flurry of five con- The Coyotes would come This Week In Prep Football secutive Coyote service back to tie the game at eight, points midway through the and the see-saw battle contin- contest by Breanna Ramirez ued until two from the line by placed Roswell squarely in Sanders pushed the ‘Dogs the driver’s seat, and four back up by three, 15-12. more straight serves by Four straight points two O nwa rd B u l l d o g s Thomas ended the game, 25- services later by Roswell’s The Bulldog football team closed out its regular 11 in the Coyotes’ favor. Ramirez, however, put the Miscues on defense and Coyotes in control, 19-16, season Oct. 24 in Moriarty with a decisive 46-6 missed hits plagued the and Roswell High was able to victory over the Class 4A seventh-ranked Pintos. Bulldogs in the opener. And inch away from there for the Artesia is now preparing to kick off the “second the team could easily have 25-19 victory. season” of District 4-AAAA play with a 7 p.m. game Friday allowed the errors to affect Artesia again took an early against Roswell High at Bulldog Bowl. The ‘Dogs are cur- their mentality through the lead in the deciding game of rently 5-3 on the season, while the Coyotes are 2-7, 0-1 in remainder of the match. the match, 6-3 on a service As has been the case all point by Chelsea Matthews of D4 after falling to Goddard 42-0 Oct. 24. Artesians are season despite a lack of wins the Elkins kill. Roswell reminded that trick-or-treating has been moved to for the young Bulldogs, how- would knot things at seven- Saturday, so spend a howling Halloween at the Bowl! ever, the Artesia girls fought all, however, kicking off back with all they had, taking another long back-and-forth G a m e s t o Wa t c h the No. 2 team in Class 4A exchange. Alamogordo @ Las Cruces (Thurs.) ... Farmington down to the wire in both Botched serves were pre- @ Aztec ... Cloudcroft @ Capitan ... Dexter @ games two and three at the venting both teams from Eunice ... Onate vs. Mayfield ... Carlsbad @ Pit. breaking the tie that resulted Hobbs ... Abq. Academy @ Portales ... W. Las The Coyotes got the win from every other side-out, but (25-11, 25-19, 25-21) and – the Coyotes finally managed Vegas @ Raton ... Lovington @ Ruidoso ... Tucumcari @ pending the outcome of their a pair from service that gave Santa Rosa ... Hatch Valley @ Socorro ... Estancia @ Thursday match against city them the edge they needed. Texico ... Lordsburg @ Tularosa ... Eldorado @ Manzano ... rival Goddard – a shot to With Roswell up 21-17 late Volcano Vista @ St. Pius (Sat.) clinch the district. But the in the contest on two points ‘Dogs by no means handed it Brienne Green - Daily Press by Breanna Lopez, the F r o m t h e Va l l e y to them, and that shows the Shelby Burnett goes up for a hit between a pair of Roswell Bulldogs made one last The Six-Man Panthers of Lake Arthur High marked improvement of a High block attempts during the Bulldog volleyball team’s charge. Ballew notched a School defeated Hondo Valley 66-33 Oct. 24 to team that began the season match against Roswell High Tuesday at Bulldog Pit. point on a spike by Burnett to continue their perfect season (8-0, 3-0). The Panthers will host their final game of the 2008 regular season at 2 p.m. Saturday against San Jon. Lake Arthur bested San Jon 63-12 Oct. 4. The Class 1A third- ranked Hagerman Bobcats ended their regular season Oct. 24 with a 54-7 loss to top-ranked Ft. Sumner on the road to finish 6-3, 3-1 in district play. The ‘Cats will take this weekend off and await the results of the Nov. 1 eight- man/1A/2A seeding and selection meeting to see where they fall in this year’s playoffs. Class 2A second-ranked Dexter continued its flawless run (8-0, 2-0) Oct. 24 with a 50-0 thumping of Loving on the road. The Demons will close out their regular season Friday at 7 p.m. against Eunice in Eunice before discovering their playoff spot Saturday. N M H S C A Fo o t b a l l P o l l s The New Mexico High School Coaches’ Association polls are comprised of the votes of participating prep coaches and are distributed each Wednesday by the NMHSCA. CLASS 4A 6. St. Michael’s 44 5 School Pts Pvs 7. Ruidoso 38 7 T-1. Goddard (10) 136 1 8. Hatch Valley 25 8 T-1. Aztec (4) 136 2 9. Raton 23 9 3. Artesia (1) 113 3 10. Abq. Academy 8 10 Courtesy Photo 4. Belen 110 4 Others Receiving Votes: Hot Springs 7, 5. Kirtland Central 81 5 Robertson 2 Border Conference champs 6. Piedra Vista 7. Moriarty 65 40 6 7 School CLASS 2A Pts Pvs 8. Silver 38 8 1. Texico (7) 121 1 The 2008 Artesia Junior High School eighth-grade “orange” football team closed out its season Oct. 23 with a Border 9. St. Pius 29 9 2. Dexter (3) 112 2 10. Los Alamos 27 NR 3. Santa Rosa (3) 100 5 Conference championship. The Bulldogs finished out with a final record of 7-1, 6-0 in Border Conference play. Others Receiving Votes: Del Norte 21, Capital 8, 4. Lordsburg 97 3 Farmington 7, Bernalillo 7, Roswell 4, Volcano 5. Tularosa 84 4 AJH Eighth-Grade “Orange” Football Roster Vista 3 6. Estancia 62 6 CLASS 5A 7. Cloudcroft 44 8 10. Anthony Briseno 32. Jaron Halsell 49. Roman Armendariz 77. Antony Hall School Pts Pvs 8. Capitan 35 7 11. Weston Leonard 33. Hunter Boggs 50. Ty Meinke 78. Brandon Ortega 1. Las Cruces (13) 147 1 9. Tucumcari 31 9 2. Eldorado (2) 126 2 10. Laguna-Acoma 15 10 12. Zeke Montoya 34. J.C. Ruiz 51. Jose Mosqueda 79. Richard Orquiz 3. Mayfield 122 3 Others Receiving Votes: Eunice 5, NMMI 4, 13. Conner Houston 35. Dakota Mann 52. Jaeven Grado 80. Nicolas Morrison 4. Clovis 100 4 Cuba 1, Newcomb 1 15. Jonathan Guerrero 36. Mitch Cannon 53. Jonathan Lopez 81. Tyler Watts 5. Sandia 79 5 CLASS 1A 17. Savino Gurrola 37. Miguel Rodriguez 54. Drew Grantham 82. Jose Ramos 6. La Cueva 78 6 School Pts Pvs 7. Manzano 64 7 1. Ft. Sumner (3) 15 1 19. Armando Perez 38. Dakota Garthwaite 55. Giovanni Molina 83. Michael Velasquez 8. Rio Rancho 50 8 2. Clayton 11 3 20. Trey Craft 39. Seth Thompson 56. Shadow Orosco 84. Garrett Brown 9. Cibola 26 10 3. Hagerman 10 2 21. Tyler Dudley 40. Trey Yates 57. Sean Imparato 85. Estevan Velo T-10. Alamogordo 9 NR 4. McCurdy 5 4 T-10. Onate 9 9 5. Carrizozo 3 5 22. Derek Chase 41. Dalton Truog 59. Demitri Valenzuela 86. Monty Wilson Others Receiving Votes: Carlsbad 8, Hobbs 4, Others Receiving Votes: Escalante 2 24. Gus Gerace 42. Jaylen Fuentes 60. Elias Soto 87. Jonathon Berdoza Santa Fe 1, Highland 1, Rio Grande 1 EIGHT-MAN 25. Jeremy Montoya 43. Raymond Vigar 61. Bobby Crouch 88. Pedro Gutierrez CLASS 3A School Pts Pvs School Pts Pvs 1. Melrose (6) 30 - 27. Seth Faries 44. Donovan Orosco 66. Daniel Salinas Coaches: Lee Johnson, Scott 1. Lovington (4) 85 3 2. Animas 21 - 28. Neal Smith 45. Abram Mendoza 67. Brett DeLong Simer, Eric McCaleb, Larry 2. Bloomfield (5) 84 2 3. Gateway Christian 20 - 29. Zach Ayers 46. Aldo Rayos 68. Daniel Laman Combs 3. Portales 67 1 4. Floyd 18 - 4. Socorro 55 6 5. Mountainair 3 - 30. Josh Gonzalez 47. Ryan Hagedorn 72. Drew Houghtaling Managers: Dylan Pinson, Ty 5. Cobre 51 4 Others Receiving Votes: Magdalena 2, Tatum 2 31. Gus Harlow 48. Isaac Hall 75. Alex Donaghe Campbell, Ty Meinke Banner No. 17, win No. 1 for defending champion Celtics BOSTON (AP) — Celtics coach Doc Rivers two free throws in the last 11 seconds. among all the others. fans before the game, and they also saw former spent all summer trying to get ready for the sea- It was the Celtics’ first game since beating the “It’s moments like these that you cherish. stars Havlicek, Bob Cousy and Tommy son opener and everything that went with it. Los Angeles Lakers to clinch their record 17th Whenever you can raise that banner and grab Heinsohn get their rings between the first and When he finally received his championship NBA title, and they honored the 2007-08 team that ring, and be there in front of the people second quarters, along with Randy Auerbach, ring, he was unprepared. with a 20-minute ceremony that brought Pierce closest to you, it’s very emotional,” said Pierce, the daughter of late Celtics patriarch Red “I didn’t know what to do with it when they to tears. The Celtics captain — and the longest- who scored 11 in the third quarter, when Boston Auerbach. handed it to me,” Rivers said. “The thing’s too tenured member of the team — choked up when turned a seven-point deficit into a four-point “We congratulate them. They had a great sea- big to coach with.” he was handed the championship trophy by Hall lead. “I’m just glad I pulled together in time so son and we’re happy for them,” Cavs forward NBA finals MVP Paul Pierce scored 27 points of Famer John Havlicek, and again when he we could come out and play the game.” Anderson Varejao said. “Seeing that makes us and the defending champions followed the emo- received his ring from owner Wyc Grousbeck. The Cavaliers chose to return to their locker hungry to go out and get a ring of our own.” tional ring ceremony and banner-raising with a Once all the players had received their gaudy room rather than watch, having been deprived There were two other games on the league’s 90-85 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on diamond and emerald baubles, Pierce took the of a chance for their first title when Boston opening night, with Chicago beating Milwaukee Tuesday night. LeBron James scored 22, but he lead in pulling the ropes that slid the “2008 eliminated them. But the Cleveland players 108-95 and the Los Angeles Lakers downing missed a driving layup with 41 seconds left and World Champions” banner into the rafters were on the bench when Pierce addressed the Portland 96-76.