“It was a great game for the fans,” Northern Coach Ryan Cordova said. “We had fun. I’ve been telling them don’t put so much pressure on yourselves. We want to get better each game and we did tonight.”
The Pojoaque Valley volleyball team bounced back from their loss to Los Alamos High School with a 25-23, 25-18, 25-23 victory over Espanola Valley High School Oct. 17 at Pojoaque. Ashten Martinez led Pojoaque with 11 kills. Alicia Quintana and Espe Torres each had 10 kills for the Elkettes. Pojoaque is in second place in District 2-4A with a 4-1 record. First place is on the line in district play and may come down to one match this week. The Elkettes host Moriarty on Wednesday at 6:00 P.M. and travel to Los Alamos for final district match showdown, game time is scheduled for 6:00 P.M.
Espanola faces Taos High School Oct. 31 at Espanola in their final regular season game. The Sundevils defeated the Tigers 3-0 Oct. 15 for their lone district win.
The Pojoaque Valley High School boys and girls cross country teams both finished sixth in the team standings at the John Grimley Memorial cross country meet Oct. 5 at San Felipe Pueblo. The Elks and Elkettes will be competing at the Northern Challenge cross country meet Saturday at the Pojoaque Wellness Center.
Josephine (Jojo) Sanchez is now McCurdy Charter School’s volleyball coach, taking over the team from Christian Lopez. Sanchez is a 2003 graduate of Penasco High School She played volleyball and ran cross country for the Lady Panthers.
“They want structure and discipline,” Sanchez said. “As coach I have to give that to them because they want it. A coach has to inspire their players. That’s my job. I believe in them. That’s why I’m here.”