QHS Eagles sports year in review

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The Lady Eagles volleyball team was Quemado High School’s shining star again this year, making it to the state championship tournament for the sixth year in a row.

Submitted photos: QHS’s Darryn Lackey shoots against Pine Hill with a 14-6 lead at home this past season. QHS boys went to state in their division for the third year in a row.

The team included three all-district players and one all-state player. They had a 10-13 overall record for the season. The girls’ basketball team didn’t fare as well record-wise, but still had a good season, with a great deal of improvement, including out-rebounding all opponents. Their toughest opponent was Hondo — which made it to the state semi-finals — and they beat Quemado by only 4 points. The Lady Eagles lost only two seniors, so they stand to stay strong for next year in all sports.

The boys basketball team also did their school proud, with a 16-13 winning record, and their third consecutive trip to the state tournament. They should prove strong again in the 2013-14 season, as they only lost one teammate to graduation this May.

QHS’ newest sport drew a small but mighty team. Sarah Nowell, left and Gemma Beauchamp, cheer for the home team. The girls took their routine to state.

QHS took 11 athletes to the A-AA state track meet this spring, and all reached the finals. This included four relay teams — two each girls and boys — who all placed in the finals. In addition, Danny Yazzie finished second in the mile with a time of 4:45. There were a number of school records broken in track this year.

Danny Yazzie also shone in cross country for Quemado this year, placing third in the individual competition. The cross-country team won their district and placed fourth in the state meet.

Emily Ferranti, number 11, spikes the ball in a recent home game in Quemado. Ferranti, a senior, was one of threeall-district players from Quemado this past year.

Cheerleading was added as a sport in Quemado this year. The team was small but mighty — two cheerleaders competed in the state cheerleading competition early this spring. Officials at QHS believe the team will grow in the next year.