The Manzanola basketball team lost the conference at home on Saturday
The Manzanola women’s basketball team welcomed the Centenary to their field after a long Rams trip this weekend for a conference game.
Bobcats Emma Martínez and Heaven Martínez made the initial score with Gina Bierman, who tied the game with 6-6, as the action in the Manzanola field said on Saturday. The battle of the conference continued when Heaven took over until the beginning of the second quarter, with the Trojans slowly advancing 22-18. The Bobcats took the second eight minutes for a point and in the nacho recess, there were 34-31 visitors.
In the second half, Heaven Martinez, Emma Martinez, Hayden Pate, and Elizabeth Bierman did their part to keep the Bobcats in the mix until the end of time when the hot punches increased their lead to win 63 -52.
The Bobcats got on their bus this time to go to the road to Cheraw Wolverines last Tuesday and will welcome Lake City tomorrow.
New coach resumes La Junta athletic program
A new coach will be responsible for the athletic program at La Junta High School starting this year, under the direction of Bill Remick.
Remick is no stranger to the program, as he has been an assistant coach for several years.
I was at the intermediate level for a few years, then I was with coach Bob Hinkhouse for eight years before retiring.
The Tigers and Lady Tigers had another good participation for the 2017 season with around 50 athletes.
We have around 50 children, which is what we receive each year, “said Remick.” I am delighted because we are an extremely young team. We only have a few older adults and the rest are third-year students, second-year students, and students of the first year.
The Board has had some experience as a sprinter.
We have some good sprinters out there, Remick said. We have Apela Furtado-Tom and it looks great. I see him express himself and, I hope, get on the podium. We have a newcomer who directs the 400 in Theo Guerra. He was in Michigan last year and this year he is here to finish his last year. It will be something to watch.” There is also some experience among female sprinters.