• Stave Mackie
    for the Observer

The Rio Rancho High School bowling team won its fourth state championship at Albuquerque’s Silva Lanes in a match that went down to the last frame against five-time champion Cleveland High School last Saturday.

  • Gary Herron
    sports editor

The season became a bit more interesting for the Rio Rancho High School girls basketball team Thursday evening, after their victory at Volcano Vista High School.

  • Gary Herron
    sports editor

The second regular-season meeting between Cleveland and Rio Rancho high schools’ girls basketball teams was nothing like the first meeting, which required two four-minute overtime sessions to settle.

  • Gary Herron
    sports editor

It doesn’t get any easier than this: Winning all 10 contested matches, seven by fall, and claiming forfeits from your district foe on your way to a lopsided 76-0 victory.

  • Gary Herron
    sports editor

Of course, there is no guarantee Friday (Feb. 2)evening’s Rams-Storm boys basketball contest at the Storm Center will match the excitement of their meeting last Friday, an 85-83 Rio Rancho victory in the RAC.

  • Gary Herron
    sports editor

If you thought the first meeting of the city’s boys basketball teams at Rio Rancho High School last Friday (see story below) was exciting, you should have been in the Storm Center four nights later when Cleveland and Rio Rancho’s girls teams squared off in a District 1-6A contest.