QHS Eagles sports year in review
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.
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 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.
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.