I Love New Mexico

About all things New Mexican

January - 6 - 2014

It’s high school basketball season again.  Finally. In New Mexico that means a lot of things.  There are gymnasiums all over the state where teams are spending at least an hour after school running laps, sprints, drills, and, best of all, plays. Somewhere tonight there’s a kid nursing a bad case of shin splints while another high fives her dad and says, “I made ten free throws in a row during practice! I really did it!” For me, it means only one thing. I’ve printed the Logan Longhorn Basketball schedule and have it on my bulletin board over my desk.  [ Read More ]

March - 11 - 2012

  I just read what I posted last Sunday, and I damn near made myself cry.  Okay, I did make myself cry.  Last week I wrote a blog post on how both our high school basketball teams were on their way to state tournament, and the last line was “Hopefully next week at this time I’ll be posting on how we won the championship games at the Pit” Well, guess what.  I’m here, after five days in Albuquerque and several heart-stopping quarters of basketball, after two meals at the Frontier and one evening at the dollar movies, after countless hugs from old friends  [ Read More ]

March - 4 - 2012

As of about 7:30 p.m. last night, it became official.  Both Logan Longhorns varsity basketball teams – boys and girls – are headed to Albuquerque next week for the State Basketball Tournament.  The girls won against Coronado Friday night and the boys beat Des Moines last night, and at the end of both games the Logan crowd flooded the court, lifting players in the air, crying, cheering.  I don’t know if this has happened before – both Logan High teams headed to State at the same time, but I do know that basketball fever has now reached its highest pitch in  [ Read More ]

January - 29 - 2012

  With all the views and comments I received on my latest post on high school basketball, it’s clear to me that folks in New Mexico LOVE their basketball.  I thought you might enjoy even more these vintage photos Janet Feerer Bradshaw brought into the office a couple of weeks ago.  The one above was taken in the old Logan High Gym. Don’t know much about the next three – It would seem to me that the girl third from the left might be a Bruhn, just because there seems to be such a strong family resemblance. I’m going to rely  [ Read More ]

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