All Star Extravaganza Wraps Up High School Season

by Editor / Jun 06, 2018 / 0 comments
Pojoaque Valley's Analisa Lovato was selected as an All-Star in two sports. She will play in the Class 3A-4A volleyball game and play in the Class 1A-4A All-Star softball game

 

All-Star Extravaganza Wraps Up High School Season

Graduating seniors of local high schools will get one more chance to represent their schools at the New Mexico High School Coaches Association All-Star Extravaganza this week. Selected by committee, players will participate in baseball, basketball, football, softball and volleyball games held Thursday (6/7) through Saturday at various locations throughout Albuquerque. There will be a North team and a South team.

Volleyball kicks off the All-Star game schedule with all games being played at La Cueva High School Thursday (6/7) in Albuquerque.

The Class 1A-2A game will start at 4 p.m. District 5-2A will be well-represented on the North squad. Escalante High School’s Makeely Garcia, Sarah Hurd and Rikki Rivas will represent the Lady Lobos. Questa High School’s Larissa Passino and Arianna Spears will be the Lady Wildcats’ representatives for the North.

Magdalena High School, Santa Fe Waldorf School and Springer High School each have two players on the North team. Des Moines High School has one player.

The Class 3A-4A game will start at 6 p.m. Pojoaque Valley High School’s Analisa Lovato will represent the Elkettes. Lovato, a libero, is the last of four sisters who played volleyball at Pojoaque. Monica Lovato, Miquella Lovato and Amber Lovato all played and graduated from Pojoaque. Miquella Lovato went on to play four years as a libero at the University of New Mexico., earning all-conference honors.

Two-time defending Class 4A state-champion Sandia Prep High School landed four players on the North team. Santa Fe Indian School and Santa Fe Prep School each have two players for the North. Navajo Prep School, Raton High School and Robertson High School each have one player.

There were no local players selected for the North team in the Class 5A-6A game, which will be played at 8 p.m.

The schedule really heats up Friday, with baseball, girls basketball, football and softball being played.

Escalante's Anthony Paul Martinez will play in the 6 man-2A All-Star football game.

The Class 6 man-2A football game kicks off the action 10 a.m. at Community Stadium in Albuquerque. Escalante High School could almost field a full team all by itself on the North squad. The Lobos landed 10 players on the North team. Ryan Allison, TJ Cooper, Sebastian Cordova, Bryan Maestas, Anthony Paul Martinez, Jesus Martinez, Andres Martinez, Cody Russom, Johnny Samora and Jacob Serna were selected to play for the North.

Questa High School landed five players on the North team. Jeremiah Blanco, Antonio Chavez, Antonio Garcia, Jonathan Rivera and Zachary Vallo will represent the Wildcats.

Class 2A state champion Fort Sumner High School, who defeated Escalante in the state championship game, has five players on the North team. Alamo Navajo High School, Shiprock Northwest High School and Pine Hill High School each have two players. Magdalena High School, Menaul High School and Springer High School each have one player.

As well-represented on the North team in the  Class 6 man-2A game as local high schools are, there is a dearth of players on the North team in the Class 3A-4A football game, which will be played at 5 p.m. at Community Stadium. Only McCurdy Charter School’s Ace Gabrentina will be playing for the North. St. Michael’s High School has eight players on the North team. Taos High School has five players. Robertson High School and West Las Vegas High School each have three players. Estancia High School and Thoreau High School each have two players. Bernalillo High School, Crownpoint High School, Cuba High School, Newcomb High School, Shiprock High School and Tohatchi High School each have one player.

There were no local players selected for the Class 5A-6A football game, which will be played at 8 p.m. at Community Stadium.

The Class 1A-2A girls basketball game gets the ball bouncing for the hoopsters Friday at 1 p.m. at Albuquerque High School. . Coronado High School’s Alia Vigil and Soledad (Sol) Vigil will represent the Lady Leopards. Escalante sends Sarah Hurd and Tanisha Torrez to represent the Lady Lobos for the North. Mesa Vista’s Maryssa Martin stood out despite a dismal season for the Lady Trojans.

Springer High School sends two players, as does Magdalena. Tohajiilee High School, Des Moines and Tse Yi Gai High School each have one player.

​Pojoaque Valley's Shania Thronas will play in the Class 3A-4A All-Star basketball game.

The Class 3A-4A game will be played Friday at 6 p.m. at Albuquerque High School. Shania Thronas of Pojoaque Valley will suit up for the North. Robertson High School and Shiprock High School have two players each on the North team. Bernalillo, Tohatchi, Navajo Prep, Taos, West Las Vegas and Zuni High school each have one player.

The Class 5A-6A game will be played at 8 p.m. at Albuquerque High. There were no local players chosen for this game.

The first of the three-game baseball and softball all-star series will be played Friday.

The Class 1A-4A softball games will be played at the Lobo Softball Field. The first game will be Friday  at 2 p.m. McCurdy Charter School’s Maria DeVargas and Zoey Serrano will play for the North. Pojoaque Valley sends catcher Kaylene Jacquez and Pitcher/shortstop Analisa Lovato. Lovato will be participating in her second sport as an all-star.

Robertson will have five players on the North softball team. Bernalillo will have three players, while Raton and Santa Fe Indian will each have two players. Rehoboth, Sandia Prep and Wingate each have one player.

A Home Run Derby will be held at 6 p.m. at Lobo Softball Field. It will be followed by the second game of the Class 1A-4A softball series at 8 p.m. The third game of the series will be played Saturday at 12 p.m.

The first game of the Class 5A-6A softball series will be played Friday at 4 p.m. The second and third games will be played at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m, respectively. There were no local players selected to the North Class 5A-6A all-star softball team.

Baseball starts with a Home Run Derby Friday at 4 p.m. at the Santa Ana Star Field. It will be followed by the first game of the Class 1A-4A baseball series at 7 p.m. Mora High School, the Class 2A state champions, will be represented by Alonzo Aragon and Javier Branch on the North team. Santa Fe Indian School will have four players on the North team. Robertson, Shiprock and St. Michaels will each have three players. Bernalillo, Laguna-Acoma and West Las Vegas will have two players. Estancia, Taos and Wingate will each have one player on the North team.

Boys basketball, the premier high school sport in New Mexico, will wrap up the All-Star Extravaganza Saturday. All the games will be played at Albuquerque High School. The Class 1A-2A game will start at 4 p.m.

Mesa Vista's Xavier Varela will play in the 1A-2A All-Star basketball game.

Xavier Varela of Mesa Vista and Escalante’s Justin Garcia will finish their careers as teammates on the North team. Magdalena and Evangel Christian School will each have two players on the North squad. Mora, Tse Yi Gai, Tohajiilee, Springer, Maxwell and Navajo Pine will each have one player.

Only Justin Phone of Dulce High School was slected to play for the North in the Class 3A-4A game. It will be played at 6 p.m. Two-time defending Class 3A state champion Pecos will send Mario Archuleta, Carlos Cordova and Josh DeHerrera to represent the Panthers for the North. Bernalillo, West Las Vegas, Shiprock, St. Michael’s, Sandia Prep, Newcomb, Robertson and Santa Fe Prep will each have one player on the North team.

The Class 5A-6A game will be played at 8 p.m. there were no local players selecte to the North tea, which is surprising given that Espanola Valley High School was ranked number one most of the season and finished as runnerup in Class 5A. With the exception of one player from Class 6A Clovis High School, all the players on the North team are from Class 6A high schools in Albuquerque.