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HSHS VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL – The Hot Springs Tiger varsity boys basketball team: (managers from left) Natalia Ceniceros,
OFFENSIVE REBOUND – Hot Springs senior center K.C. Swaim (left) and senior guard Cody Danni Gallegos, Kari Aguirre, Laura Johnson; (seated) Michael Eaton (#32 junior forward), Alex Romero (#22 senior guard), Ryan
Thornton (33) go up for an offensive rebound in first half action Saturday, Nov. 22, against visiting Johnson (#33 sophomore guard), Chito Barrera (#13 junior guard), Ivan Galicia (#11 sophomore guard), David Gurule (#25 senior
Cliff. The Cowboys took a big early lead and never looked back.
forward); (standing) Darin Welty (#21 junior forward), Josh Koch (#14 senior forward), Michael Luna (#44 junior center), K.C. Swaim
(#43 senior center), Cody Thornton (#24 senior guard), Christian Hopkins (#12 senior forward) and Nick Moreno (#34 junior guard).
Not shown are head coach Gus Cardona, and assistant coaches Marcella Sandoval and Mike Potia.
HSHS Travels Well to Ruidoso,
Blown Out By Cliff in Tiger Gym
The Hot Springs varsity
boys basketball team last
week opened the season
on the road, beating host
Ruidoso and falling at home
to Cliff.
HSHS – 61
The Tigers traveled to
Ruidoso on Nov. 20, taking
on the Ruidoso Warriors.
In the first quarter, the
Warriors 19-16. In the
second quarter, the Tigers
were outscored 10-15.
The Tigers owned the
second half, outscoring the
Warriors 16-9 in the third
quarter and 16-10 in the
fourth quarter.
Cody Thornton, a senior
guard, was high scorer for
the Tigers with 18 points.
Ryan Johnson added 17,
and K.C. Swaim scored 10.
Ruidoso’s Brandon Atchey
led the Warriors with 16
“With half the team only
having three days of practice
due to the football playoffs, I
was very satisfied with what
I got to see, even though we
missed a ton of uncontested
lay-ups,” Tigers head coach
Gus Cardona said.
Cardona said his team
compensated for the missed
lay-ups with great hustle,
determined quickness to the
ball and efficient passing.
“I’m very proud of the
whole varsity,” Cardona
said. “Everyone did a
great job. We are hoping
to improve as the season
The HSHS JV boys
team fell to their Ruidoso
counterparts 56-48, and the
C-team prevailed by a 15point margin, according to
CLIFF – 74
HSHS – 39
At Tiger Gym on Saturday,
Nov. 22, in the home opener,
the game got away from the
home team in a hurry.
Cliff ran out to a 27-6 first
quarter lead, and owned
a 45-15 advantage at
The Tigers were somewhat
more competitive in the
third quarter, but were still
outscored 19-14. With the
game all but decided after
the third quarter, the teams
played to a 10-all tie in the
fourth frame.
BREAKAWAY LAYUP – Hot Springs sophomore forward Cody
Moore (15) initiates the early offense against Cliff in the season
opener at Tiger Gym. The Cowboys, however, got the best looks
at the basket, taking a 45-15 halftime lead.
2014-15 TIGER GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM – Members of the 2014-’15 HSHS Tiger girls basketball team include: Madison Smith
(10), Jasmine Sanchez (12), Baylee Henderson (20), K Rae Apodaca (22), Melene Berkstresser (23), Haley Rose (24 not in photo),
Limor Johnson (30), Maria Chavez (32), Brianna Covarrubias (34), Aubreigh Woods (42), Callie Jo Swaim (44), Paulina Ceniceros
(50), and Skylar Green (52). Coaches for the Tiger girls are Terry Taylor, and Rochelle Cano-Linson is the assistant coach.
ROUGH AND TUMBLE – Hot Springs senior guard Cody
Thornton (33) paced the Tigers with 18 points in the season
opener at Ruidoso on Thursday, but on Saturday, Nov. 22, in the
home opener at Tiger Gym, Thornton and teammates struggled
offensively against the high-scoring Cowboys.
provided by Bill Dunn and
the Department of Game
& Fish, has been generated
from the best information
available from area officers
and anglers.
Elephant Butte Lake:
Fishing was fair using
slab spoons and blade
baits for white bass and an
occasional walleye. Fishing
for largemouth bass and
smallmouth bass was slow.
Fishing for catfish was slow
with just a few caught by
anglers using liver and night
crawlers. We had no reports
on other species. The
surface water temperature
ranged from the high 50s to
the low 60s.
Rio Grande: Water flow
below Elephant Butte on
Monday was 1.5 cfs. We
had no reports from anglers
this week.
Caballo Lake: Fishing was
slow for all species with the
exception of a few catfish
caught by anglers using
stink baits. The water was
Percha Dam: Fishing was
slow for all species.
Glenwood Pond: Fishing
was good using salmon eggs
and Power Bait for trout.
Bear Canyon: We had no
reports from anglers this
Bill Evans Lake: Trout
fishing was slow to fair
using Power Bait and
salmon eggs. We had no
reports on other species.
Escondida Lake: Fishing
was very good using orange,
red, green and chartreuse
Power Bait for trout. A few
were also caught by anglers
using Pistol Petes. We had
no reports on other species.
Gila River: Water flow on
the Gila as of Monday was
83 cfs. We had no reports
from anglers this week.
Lake Roberts: We had no
reports from anglers this
Quemado Lake: Fishing
was slow for all species.
Snow Lake: We had no
reports from anglers this
Young Pond: Fishing was
very good using Power Bait
and salmon eggs for trout.
We had no reports on other
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Tooley, ENMU Greyhounds
Earn Line of the Week Honors
Former Tiger Standout Also Lands on All-Conference Team
HSHS JUNIOR VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL – The Hot Springs Tiger junior varsity boys
basketball team: (managers from left) Natalia Ceniceros, Danni Gallegos, Laura Johnson, Kari
Aguirre; (seated) James Stevenson (#23), Miguel Miyamoto (#15), Angel Nava (#10), Juan Ortiz
(#22), Armando Mosqueda (#13), Kade Hopkins (#31); (standing) Isaac Childress (#12), Chuy
Avalos (#21), James Aguirre (#11), Ricardo Sanchez (#24) and Teryn Roberts (#25).
HSHS C-TEAM BOYS BASKETBALL – The Hot Springs Tiger C-Team boys basketball team:
(managers from left) Natalia Ceniceros, Danni Gallegos, Laura Johnson, Kari Aguirre; (seated)
James Stevenson (#23), Miguel Miyamoto (#15), Angel Nava (#10), Ricardo Sanchez (#24), Victor
Garcia (#12); (standing) Jose Gutierrez (#15), Shane Holman (#14), Seth Coulter (#23), Logan
Cummins (#30), Aidan Aguirre (#13) and Chris Kopet (#10).
Lady Tigers Take Big Halftime Lead,
Survive Furious Comeback By Cliff
By Tony A. Archuleta
HERALD Reporter
The Hot Springs varsity
girls basketball team won its
home opener Saturday, Nov.
22, in Tiger Gym, defeating
visiting Cliff 47-44.
Cliff, which has been
mostly dominant against the
Lady Tigers in recent years,
found itself in uncharted
territory, as the Tigers took a
32-15 lead into the halftime
locker room.
The Tigers were still
leading 42-32 after the third
quarter, and in the fourth
quarter, the Cowgirls made
a series of comebacks, but
never managed to tie or lead
the game.
When Cliff came within
44-41 at the three-minute
mark, junior guard Madison
Smith drove the baseline
and scored on a reverse layup to give the Tigers a fivepoint lead.
Both teams struggled in
the turnover and free-throw
shooting departments late in
the game.
Hot Springs could have
sealed the win in the final
minutes, but two misfires
on the front end of one-andones gave Cliff a chance.
Forced to foul, the
Cowgirls, trailing 46-44,
sent senior guard Maria
Chavez to the free-throw
line. She made her second
free-throw to give the Tigers
a three-point lead with 11.9
showing on the clock.
Cliff called a timeout with
8.4 seconds left, and drew
up a play for a three-point
shot to tie the game.
from three-point range hit
Evan Tooley (#86-TE)
and Eastern New Mexico’s
offensive line bulldozed
their way to NCAA Division
II Offensive Line of the
Week honors on Nov. 10.
ENMU’s running game was
the key to their dominating
61-7 victory over Texas
line cleared the way for
492 rushing yards, and
eight scores on the ground.
They also kept quarterback
getting sacked.
Tooley is a 2010 Hot
graduate and four-year Tiger
football standout.
“Evan is a heady football
player and brings a lot of
physicality to the offensive
line,” said ENMU offensive
coordinator Kelly Lee.
ENMU (7-4) finished
their regular season Nov.
15, at Blackwater Draw
in Portales with a big win
over Lone Star Conference
rival West Texas A&M. The
Greyhounds defeated the
Buffaloes 55-45 in an LCS
playoff game.
The Greyhounds posted
the first 400-point season
in team history and finished
the regular season with 437
Eastern eclipsed the team
single-season rushing record
(3,444 in 2007) with 3,602
yards. ENMU leads the
nation in time of possession
and is fifth in the country in
rushing offense.
Last season, Tooley’s
contribution helped the
Greyhounds to their first
Lone Star Conference title
since 1991. The team went
on a six-game winning
streak to end the 2013
season with an 8-3 record.
The ENMU Greyhounds
have played three games in
AT&T Stadium in Arlington,
Texas, in the Lone Star
Football Festival.
After high school, Evan
Evan Tooley
started his collegiate career
at New Mexico Military
Institute in Roswell, where
he was red-shirted his
freshmen year. In 2011,
Tooley started as tight end
for NMMI. The Broncos
were ranked as high as
sixth in the nation for junior
colleges, and concluded
the season (9-2) at the
CHAMPS Heart of Texas
Bowl in Copperas Cove,
Tooley then transferred
to ENMU to join his head
coach from NMMI, Josh
Lynn, who took over the
head coaching reins of the
Greyhounds in 2012. Also,
joining the staff that year
were Kelly Lee and his
father, Travis Lee.
Kelly Lee is the OC and
Travis Lee is running backs
coach. Both Lees coached
Tooley during their years
at Truth or Consequences
Middle School and Hot
Springs High School.
Evan will graduate in
December from ENMU,
graduate school at Eastern,
and become part of the
coaching staff next fall as
a graduate assistant for the
Tooley is pursuing a
master’s degree in sports
Evan’s parents, Paul and
Lee Ann Tooley of Truth or
Consequences, are doubly
proud ENMU parents as
daughter, Karah Tooley, is
also excelling at ENMU,
including as captain of the
Greyhounds cheerleading
Karah, who is majoring in
speech language pathology
and who is on track to
graduate next Dec., also
serves as a university
playing a key role in
showcasing the school
to prospective students
interested in attending
the 14th fastest-growing
university in the nation.
The Lone Star Conference,
on Nov. 20, announced that
Tooley has been named to
the Second Team All-Star
Conference team as TE.
“Tooley earned his first
selection to the All-LSC
team, and has been a
standout blocking tight end
for ENMU over the last few
season,” the LSC said in a
release. “His performance
helped the ’Hounds finish
fifth in the nation, first in
the league in rushing yards
and set a single-season team
In 11 games this season,
the Greyhounds averaged
327.5 rushing yards per
game, with at least seven
rushing touchdowns in two
of their senior pointguard
Bailey Henderson, who
along with her teammates,
wasn’t shy about driving
toward the basket and going
up for shots in the lane.
The Lady Tigers (1-0) are at
the Lordsburg Tournament
on Dec. 4-5.
KEY SCORE – Hot Springs junior guard Madison Smith (10)
drove the baseline effectively against visiting Cliff in the season
opener Saturday, Nov. 22, in Tiger Gym. Smith scored on a nifty SETTING UP – Hot Springs senior guard Maria Chavez (32) brings the ball down the floor in thirdbaseline drive with reverse lay-up to keep a surging Cliff at bay quarter action against the Cliff Cowgirls. Chavez hit a critical free throw with 11 seconds left to
midway through the fourth quarter. The Tigers won 47-44.
give the Tigers a three-point lead, forcing Cliff to try a long and unsuccessful try to tie it at the final
the front iron, took one
suspenseful bounce upward
and fell away as time
While this was an
uncharacteristically young
and small Cliff Cowgirls
team, the Lady Tigers not
only earned the all-important
season opening win at home,
but also showed some early
season promise.
Some of the team’s
Chavez, Limor Johnson,
Callie Swaim and Melene
recently coming off the
volleyball season.
For second-year head Lady
Tigers head coach Terry
Taylor, keeping turnovers to
a minimum will continue to
be an area of focus, but other
aspects of the Tigers’ game
looked up to par, including
defending, rebounding and
The Tigers did a good job of
putting the ball in the hands
By Howie Tucker
TorC Muni PGA Pro
Come out to the going out
of business sale at the Truth
or Consequences Municipal
Golf Course Shop.
Saturday, Nov. 22, with 40
players. Shot at the turkeys
and no one hit anything.
Results: 1. (57) Carl
Bonner, Viv Bonner, Trent
Ziegler, Brad Parks; 2.
Bobby Brewster, Jimmy
Brewster, Drake Wehrs,
M.A. Weaver; 3. Ed
LeBlanc, Harvey Ruff,
White; 4. Les Dufour,
Manny Sanchez, D. Shuler,
Dustin Wehrs.
Everybody received a
turkey and had a good lunch
along with a wonderful day
on the links. Thanks for
playing and have a great
Thanksgiving with family
and friends.