Six area girls basketball players have been to the Texas Girls Coaches Association Academic All-State girls basketball teams.
Student-athletes must have at least a 94 GPA and have to be seniors to qualify for the TGCA Academic All-State teams.
Coronado's Samantha Cooney, Franklin's Blair Robalin and Franklin's Amber Williams were all named to the TGCA Class 5A Academic All-State Girls Basketball Team while Jefferson's Nakedra Burke and Jefferson's Oksana Fierro were named to the Class 4A Academic All-State Girls Basketball Team.
Boys 2013-2014 1-5A All District MVP - Daniel Amigo - Coronado - Sr 1st Team Josh Gallegos - Bel Air - Jr Jordan Enriquez - Bel Air -Jr Sam Haven - Coronado - Sr Daniel Gutierrez - Franklin - Sr Sammy Dominguez - Montwood - Sr Diego Reyes - El Dorado - Jr Tristan Licon - Americas - So Kevin vicencio - Bel Air - Sr 2nd Team Abraham Gamboa - Coronado - Jr Adam Tavizon - Coronado - Sr Victor Loya - Franklin - Sr Jay Workman - Coronado - So Jose Hernandez - Socorro - Sr Sebastian Baraza - Eastwood - Sr Chrisrian Gutierrez - El Dorado - Sr Steve Ortiz - Americas - So All Defensive Team De’Prynx Johnson –Bel Air-Sr Josh Gallegos-Bel Air- Jr Ji’Vryon Workman-Coronado –Soph Daniel Amigo-Coronado-Sr Tony Chidiac-Coronado-Sr Warren Reddix-Sr-Montwood Estephan Calderon-Franklin-Soph Christian Guiterrez-El Dorado-Sr Jose Hernandez-Socorro- Jr Kevin Guereque- Eastwood- Jr Honorable Mention De’Prynx Johnson - Bel Air - Sr Jonathan Marcel - El Dorado Jacob Lopez - El Dorado Justin Martinez - Socorro Christian Mitchell - Americas - Sr Kevin Boone -Coronado - Sr Chuck Luevano - Montwood - Sr Juan Sedillo - Bel Air - Sr Baylor Romney - Franklin - Jr Heber Ovalles Eastwood – So
Franklin's Paulo Benavides pole vaulted 17 feet 1 inch at the UTEP Spring Meet Saturday. He No. 1 ranked vaulter in the United States in high school and No. 1 in the world for his age (16). He's headed to the Texas Relays next.
Faith Christian boys hoops players Kevin Vasquez and Jose Martinez named to TCAl All-State 2nd team. Martinez averaged 11.3 points and 8.7 boards per game. Vasquez averaged 10.7 points and 6.0 rebounds per game.
The San Elizario Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the contract for Socorro offensive coordinator Jose Nieves to become the Eagles' new football coach, SEISD Athletic Director Peter Morales confirmed Wednesday night.
The Eagles went 1-9 overall last season and 0-8 in District 2-4A. San Elizario's only win by was forfeit over Chaparral. However, the Eagles are dropping down a class to the new Class 4A (formerly Class 3A) next school year and will be in District 2-4A Division I with Clint, Mountain View, Fabens and Andrews for football.
San Elizario is looking for its first winning season since 1999, which was also the school's last playoff appearance in football.
Sal Aguirre had been the Eagles the past two seasons.
Franklin guard Laneah Bryan committed to play basketball for the University of New Mexico Wednesday night, according to Cougars coach Marlee Webb.
Bryan also had an offer from the Air Force Academy.
The 5-foot-6 Bryan was a standout for two years at Franklin and was one of the best players in the city. She averaged 20.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 3.5 steals per game this season in leading the Cougars to a 21-5 record and to a District 1-5A championship with a 13-1 district record.
Bryan was named the El Paso Times' All-City MVP for the 2012-13 season and was named District 1-5A MVP this season. Before transferring to Franklin, she led Albuquerque Volcano Vista to a New Mexico Class 5A state championship in 2012 as a sophomore.
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