Former Bulldog earns NSCA All-American

Former Artesia great Hannah Ballew has made her mark at the next level, earning National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) All-American honors. Ballew, was a 2011 graduate who led the Bulldogs to a 2010 4A Championship, and laid the groundwork for an Artesia repeat in 2011. After attending NMSU for a year, she found her home … Read more

Rio Rancho VolleyBash

The 2nd Annual RRHS/CHS VOLLEYBASH will be held at Rio Rancho High School on September 23-24, 2011. A field of top NM 5A/4A/3A volleyball teams will begin pool play at 10 A.M. at RRHS on Friday, September 23rd. The Gold and Silver brackets will be held at Rio Rancho High School (Silver) & Cleveland High School … Read more

How Sweet It Is

With their Gatorade Player of the Year and All American sitting in the crowd and another hitter on the bench, the Panthers managed to best the Bulldogs in five sets, with a gutsy comeback, 19-25, 22-25, 29-27, 25-22, 17-15. The championship match, pitting 2010 5A state champs against the 4A state champs, saw a tour-de-force … Read more

Artesia wins 4A championship

Artesia, a team with a mission, showed up in Rio Rancho, and executed their game almost perfectly. After a slow start and losing the first set, the Bulldogs starting clicking, beating the St. Pius Sartans, 19-25, 25-17, 25-23, 25-21. Surprising to me was the domination the Bulldog front row had at the net. The Sartans … Read more

2010 Sweet 16 quick notes

Some quick observations on the teams I saw during this years Sweet 16 tournament. Gadsden Panthers Gadsden played like the number one team in the state. There’s no official tournament MVP, but Nathalie Castellanos could easily have earned the honor. Castellanos typically is a threat, but I’ve never seen her play so consistently and dominating … Read more