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					Page 2-The Artesia (NM) Daily Press- October 29, 2008



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                                                                                        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


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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.

				
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