Daily Dig – Sep 9

Roswell's Marika Trujillo
Roswell's Marika Trujillo

Polls are out

New Mexico High School Coaches Association polls are out, check ’em out here. Agree? Disagree? Indifferent? Share your thoughts.

My thoughts: Nice three-way tie for second in 2A right behind Texico. 5A doesn’t look quite right, especially in relation to the southern teams–time will tell.

Metro Tourney going on

The APS Metro Championship begins its bracket play today: Academy vs. Manzano, Albuquerque High vs. Valley, Hope vs. Volcano Vista and Cibola vs. Rio Grande at 4:30 p.m.; La Cueva vs. Atrisco Heritage, St. Pius vs. West Mesa, Sandia vs. Del Norte and Eldorado vs. Highland at 6:30 p.m.

Journal looks at contenders

The Journal published an article on the volleyball contenders in NM with a cursory glance at Las Cruces, Mayfield and Gadsden. The Journal talks to Toby Manzanares and Sandia coach Megan McCarthy. Subscription required.

Better late than never…

My personal mantra…Gadsden over El Paso High Lady Tigers Tuesday night, in three, easy sets: 25-21, 25-13, 25-14. Reporting the scores from Gadsden is the perfect segue for…

Gadsden’s Castellaños featured in Las Cruces Sun-News

Nice job, eh? I’m getting the hang of this. The Sun-News talk to Nathalie, her role on the team as a captain, and her choice to give up basketball to further her volleyball career. Read about Nathalie in the Sun-News.

Ellen Miks updates her blog

Head on over to BleedCrimson.net to check out NMSU libero Ellen Miks’ latest blog entry. As you’ll read, no one is safe, not even the assistant coaches.

Daily Dig Player of the Day

“What’s with the pictures of random players on these articles?” you ask? I pick a NM or El Paso player to feature on the Daily Dig articles to recognize their hard work and commitment to the game; they deserve it.

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