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Austin Wins First District Championship Since 2007-08 Seasons
Coming into Friday night's game at Burges with a share of the District 2-5A championship on the line, 2018 co-coach of the year Eric Pichardo said, "we love being the underdogs."  The Panthers were just that coming into a hostile environment in Mustang Stadium where Burges had won 8 in a r…
Montwood Prevails Over Pebble Hills in a Thriller
The stage was set for a battle of 4-2 teams at the SAC on Friday night.  The winner, would be in the driver's seat for a potential District 1-6A crown by starting 2-0.  It would be the Rams who would go on to beat Pebble Hills 49-36 in a thrilling back-and-forth affair...
Franklin Knocks off Coronado in Annual Westside Bowl
In a rivalry game that was closer than anyone could have imagined, Franklin defeated Coronado 28-14 in the annual Westside Bowl on Thursday night.  The Cougars began the contest in a rather inauspicious manner as Coronado's Davis Burns picked off quarterback Danny Walther on their first po…
Austin Wins the 89th Battle of the Claw
On an evening with true football weather, a chill was in the air for the oldest rivalry in the city of El Paso as the Austin Panthers retained bragging rights by winning the 89th "Battle of the Claw" 40-6 over El Paso High.  The stage was set at R...
Montwood Rams Stomp the Troopers 49-30
The Montwood Rams hosted a short-handed Eastwood Troopers squad that was without star QB Chris Castaneda and prevailed in a high scoring affair 49-30.  The Rams took a 7-3 lead into the second quarter thanks in part to an 18-yard touchdown run by running back Chris Ramos...
Del Valle Destroys Canutillo in a 35-3 Route
Del Valle came into Lowenberg Stadium and stunned previously undefeated Canutillo 35-3 on Friday night, and in doing so, got their first victory of the season.  The Eagles were without star running back Carlos Amato, who is out with an undisclosed injury which he received at Bel Air back on Sep…
Eastwood Exterminates the Scorpions
On an evening where  Eastwood quaterback Chris Castaneda wore number 3 instead of his usual number 10 jersey to honor late teammate Eddie Cruz, the Troopers marched into the high desert of Horizon and throughly dominated the Scorpions 56-27...
Canutillo Tops Bel Air in an Offensive Show
In a game that saw both teams combine for more than 80-points and was filled with non-stop action, Canutillo defeated Bel Air at Highlander Stadium 53-30 to improve their mark to 2-0 on this young season.  Bel Air blinked and was down 26-7 heading into the second quarter thanks to some nifty running…
Treyvon Hughes Shines in First UTEP Win at Home in 1,008 Days
Some will argue that UTEP narrowly defeated one of the worst teams in FCS by a score of 36-34 as a 17-point favorite, but when you haven't won a game at home in 3 years, then any win is a damn nice way to start the season.  With the victory also came a stunning performance by converted senior runnin…
Parkland Wins One for the Ages Against Burges in OT
In one of the most memorable high school football games in quite some time, Parkland defeated Burges 41-40 in a wild overtime classic in our Sarah Farms game of the week on Friday night.  Some games are so special that you actually have to be in attendance to believe how they conclude, as was t…
UTEP TE Luke Laufenberg Passes Away
Miner nation was dealt sad news today, as we learned that UTEP tight end Luke Laufenberg passed away from a rare form of leukemia at the age of 21.  Luke was the son of former Cowboys quarterback Babe Laufenberg and was expected to start for the miners this fall...
Football and the Green Chile Harvest are Here!
Living in this region of the United States means that August and September are magical months as they brings some of the best green chile in the nation from the Hatch Valley.  This time of the year is also special because football is officially back too...
Kai Locksley will be the Miners' Opening Day Starter
UTEP quarterback Kai Locksley's suspension has been lifted and now fans have to be asking themselves, will he be the opening day starter? Locksley played in nine games for the Miners in 2018 with eight starts, while throwing for 937 yards and three touchdowns...
Timothy Bradley Featured Guest on Crunchtime
Boxing legend and former five-time world champion Timothy Bradley will be the featured guest on Crunchtime on Saturday at 11 am.  Bradley, who is currently a commentator/analyst for ESPN and Top Rank Boxing won titles in the welterweight and junior welterweight divisions in a memorable career t…
The Iceman's Sports Adventure Through Wisconsin and Michigan
In what could only be described as a visually stunning road trip, my brother and I took a 1,500 mile, 5-day journey of a lifetime by doing a loop through Wisconsin, Michigan and back down to Chicago.  Our trip included stops in Green Bay, Michigan's famed Upper Peninsula, Mackinac Island, …
Belmont Stakes Picks from the Iceman
The 151st running of the Belmont Stakes, known as the "test of the champion" because of its grueling 1 1/2 mile distance is this Saturday from Belmont Park in Elmont, NY and has a much smaller field at 10 horses than the Kentucky Derby and Preakness...
Pascal Siakam's Epic Game 1 Finals Performance
The Toronto Raptors are now 3-0 versus Golden State this season after a convincing 118-109 win in game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.  One of the key contributors for the Raptors was NMSU's Pascal Siakam who had an epic performance in his first ever Finals game by tallying 32 …
Preakness Stakes Predictions from the Iceman
The 144th running of the Preakness Stakes takes place on Saturday from Pimlico Racetrack in Baltimore and with fast track conditions should be a wide-open race.  Unlike the Kentucky Derby where the track was sloppy, Pimlico should be in near pristine condition and the weather forecast calls for…