The men’s and women’s golf team are having a phenomenal season. They competed in the Dona Ana Classic on April 1 and April 2 it was a two day tournament where they competed on two different gold courses which were at the Sonoma Ranch Golf Course and the NMSU Golf Course. During these 2 days the men’s and women’s took first place. For the men’s team Nemo Perales placed 1st, Jordan Caballero placed 3rd and for the women’s Presley Jackson placed 1st and Mona Magana took 4th. They will compete in the Ruidoso Invite on April 8-9.
The Ladycats faced the Las Cruces Bulldogs at the Field of Dreams. The cats stuck with the defending state champions until the end of the 3rd inning where the dogs then rallied and brought 8 runs to the plate. The ladycats combined for 6 hits. the ending score was 15-5.
The Wildcat Baseball team had their first game on Tuesday where they stomped on the Silver High Colts 10-0. “This is the best season opener that the Cats have had in a while” said Head Coach Holguin. The team combined for 13 hits in only 4 ½ innings of play. Pitcher Fernie Munoz started the game and had 5 strikeouts in only 2 innings of play, James Palomarez had 4 strikeouts while pitching 2 innings, and Creighton Apodaca had 2 strikeouts during the last inning. The DHS Baseball team has a great bullpen with good arms. Apodaca and Munoz both drove home a pair of runs. The Wildcats will head to Santa Teresa on Friday where they will be looking to improve their record to 2-0.
Deming High ESports
ESports has grown a lot in the past 10 years and is now the number one paying sport in the world. With this much money being made from playing games why wouldn’t you want into the gaming business. With the growth of the industry there is no suprie that the NMAA (New Mexico Athletes Association) has now added gaming or ESports to the list of school sports. The games that New Mexico offers are League of Legends, Smite, and Rocket League. The DHS ESports team has 10 players and have had 2 matches already. The game they played was rocket league and lost 40-7 against Onate. Sponsor Jaramillo says the Onate team has experience with the game and is nothing the team should be ashamed about. Gaming is a lot more than just playing the game but they will have to work together, strategize, and after matches they will watch film to see how they could improve. Students can actually get scholarships for ESports with 2 universities in New Mexico, which are NMSU and UNM.
‘Cats Winless in Artesia
By Isaiah Chavez
The Wildcats have extended their losing streak to 6 games. During the tournament they played Roswell in the opening round and lost 4-3. They then played Lovington where they lost 5-3. They also lost a close game to Moriarty where the ending score was 5-6. The ‘Cats out hit every team in the tournament but just couldn’t find their groove. The Boys open up district on Tuesday where they play the Las Cruces Bulldogs home at 6pm.