Pojoaque Survives Scare From Socorro To Face Silver Wednesday


The Pojoaque Valley High School boys basketball team could breathe a little easier and look forward to a quarterfinal game in the Class 4A state basketball tournament after surviving a scare from upset-minded Socorro High School to take a 50-46 victory in the opening-round game March 5 at Pojoaque…

Pojoaque Defends Home Court, Beats Las Vegas Robertson

The Pojoaque Valley High School boys basketball team faced a tough opener in District 2AAAA, hosting the red hot Robertson High School Cardinals Feb. 3 at Ben Lujan Gym. The 18-3 Cardinals came to town riding a 13-game winning streak and were ranked second in Class 4A.

The Elks were up to the challenge and took a 58-52 victory, defending their home…

Elkettes take third place at St. Michael’s


It’s a different Pojoaque Valley High School girls basketball team this season. After a disappointing 7-20 record and ending last season not going to the Class 4A state tournament, the Elkettes are a team that fights to the end.

“We’re not giving up,” senior Aaliyah Casados said. “We’re playing hard, playing good and trying to compete.”

Lady Sundevils Take First At St. Michael’s Tournament

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The Española Valley High School Lady Sundevils won their second tournament championship so far this season, knocking off host St. Michael’s High School 51-33 in the championship game of the Lady Horsemen Tournament  Dec. 30 in Santa Fe. Española had taken first place in the Jaguar Invitational  Tournament Dec. 5 in Santa Fe.

Elkettes Fall To St. Mike’s In Tournament Championship

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The Pojoaque Valley High School Elkettes had no trouble scoring points in the first two rounds of the Ben Lujan Tournament at Pojoaque, beating Socorro High School by nearly 40 points 56-17 in the opening round Dec. 17 and then defeating Wingate High School 59-39 in the semifinals Dec. 18 to advance to the championship game Dec. 19 against St. Michael’s High School.

Pojoaque improves to 3-0

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The Pojoaque Valley High School Elks improved to 3-0 on the season with a solid 68-45 victory over the Kirtland Central High School Broncos Dec. 4 at Pojoaque. Pojoaque ran off 10 unanswered points to start the game and the Broncos never recovered...

Herrera Leads Pojoaque Elkets To Trophy At State


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Pojoaque Valley High School junior Megan Herrera has been opening eyes ever since she surprised everyone by taking second place at the 2012 State cross country meet competing in Class 3A for the Elkettes. Just an eighth-grader, the precocious Herrera had started the season still deciding whether she wanted to compete on the cross country team or continue to play volleyball…

Man Arrested For Firing Gun Near Pojoaque Campus

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After school let out Wednesday afternoon and the sports teams were outside practicing, gunshots were heard.  Around 4 p.m. school staff heard shots being fired east and up-behind the elementary school.  Staff reacted quickly, bringing all student athletes and other students still on campus inside…

Cross Country Meet On The Hill

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Both the Espanola Sundevils and the Pojoaque Elks cross country teams traveled to Los Alamos on Oct. 23 for one of the largest and most important races of the season. The Los Alamos invitational draws schools from around the state in what is considered one of the important test races just before going to District and State. This year the high altitude race challenged teams from 15 schools not only with a mountain run, but…

Pojoaque Soccer Highlights


Pojoaque’s Elias Martinez competes with Taos player Tyler MacHardy for control of the ball. Courtesy photo Pojoaque Soccer Highlights The Pojoaque girls soccer game against Taos, played was played Monday, Oct. 5. The Pojoaque girls team played very inspired and took the Tigers to overtime, before falling, 3-2. Pojoaque goalie Poekwin Garcia was tough on […]