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Fishing Report March 26

Fishing Report March 26, 2019

By George Morse

With apricot trees blooming all over the Espanola Valley, spring is definitely here. People with allergies are starting to suffer as juniper pollen fills the air. The spring winds are starting to blow and the snow is starting to melt. The lower elevation snowpack is disappearing rapidly. A lot of snow still remains at high elevations thanks to our wet winter. Rivers are beginning to rise and soon some spring flowers like daffodils and tulips will begin to bloom if they haven’t already.

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Fishing Report March 19

Fishing Report March 19

By George Morse

Spring officially begins in just a couple of days and the weather has turned more like spring recently. Temperatures in Northern New Mexico are in the 50’s and 60’s. There are still some lakes that are closed to fishing due to unsafe ice conditions, but it shouldn’t be long before most of the lakes are free of ice and open to fishing. Some of the higher small lakes above 9,000 feet will remain frozen until April and even into May.

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Lady Sundevils upset Hornets, Can’t Break Broncos

Lady Sundevils Upset Hornets, Can’t Break Broncos

By George Morse

The Española Valley High School Lady Sundevils were bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in the media interview room despite having just played a basketball game at the early hour of 8 a.m. in the quarterfinals of the Class 4A state basketball tournament March 12 at The Pit in Albuquerque. Kaylee Chavez, Anita DeAguero and Destiny Valdez had reason to smile because the 13th-seeded Sundevils had just pulled off a 54-44 upset win over the fifth-seeded Highland High School Lady Hornets at The Pit.

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Bobcats Beat Escalante, Lose to Skyhawks

McCurdy Defeats Escalante, Can’t Stop Skyhawks

By George Morse

McCurdy Charter School’s run in the Class 2A state basketball tournament came to an end March 13 in the quarterfinals at the Santa Ana Star Center. The Newcomb High School Skyhawks defeated McCurdy 55-41 to end the Bobcats season. After turning in one of their best games of the season when they defeated long-time rival Escalante High School 63-38 in the opening round of the state tournament March 9 at McCurdy, the Bobcats struggled to establish any kind of rhythm against the Skyhawks.

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Knights Knock Off Sundevils

Knights Knock Off Sundevils

By George Morse

There’s something about Española Valley High School’s Edward Medina Gym when it’s packed to near capacity with Española ’s dedicated fans. The electrifying atmosphere inspires the home team to play their hearts out. Lately, however, it seems to be inspiring the visiting teams as well. Just a week ago, Taos High School shot the lights out against the Sundevils and won the District 2-4A tournament championship game 86-83 March 1 at Española .

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Sundevils Shoot Down Elkettes

Lady Sundevils Shoot Down Elkettes

 By George Morse

The Española Valley High School Lady Sundevils have lived and died by the three-point basket all season long. When the shots are falling, Española’s offense is clicking. The Sundevils will live to fight another day after pouring in 11 three-pointers against the Pojoaque Valley High School Elkettes in a 67-57 victory in the opening round of the Class 4A State Basketball Tournament March 8 at Pojoaque’s Ben Lujan Gym.