Local briefs: Bronco Men’s Tennis

Posted on 25 February 2012 .

CAPITAN — There are few certainties in life.

Death, taxes and ESPN jamming certain athletes down viewers’ throats are a few of said certainties.

During the 2011-12 high school boys basketball season, a certainty is that when Capitan and Hagerman square off, nail-biters will be left with nubs.


That was true again on Friday in the District 7-1A championship game. With the score tied at 49 with 11 seconds left in the game, Capitan’s Strait Sedillo calmly knocked down two free throws as the Tigers beat the Bobcats 51-49.

Hagerman had a chance to win it at the end, but it couldn’t get a quality look at the basket.

Bobcat coach Anthony Mestas said his team stuck to its game plan.

“You know, we did really well,” he said. “We stuck to our game plan, but Jessie (Rodriguez) and Frank (Aragonez) fouled out in the fourth quarter. So we played without two of our starters and some of the kids came off the bench and played really well.”

The loss dropped Hagerman to 17-11 and Mestas anticipates a low seed for his team in the state tournament.

“You know, we will be happy if we get in,” he said. “We are probably looking to go on the road. I am thinking we will be anywhere from a 10 to a 14 seed.”

Rodriguez led the Bobcats with 13 points, while Alejandro Ramos chipped in with 10.

Men’s tennis

Abilene Chr. 9, NMMI 0

ABILENE, Texas — NMMI fell to Abilene Christian on Friday.

Bronco coach Gene Hardman said that his team played well.

“Our best player was Jose Cobo,” he said. “He lost (6-1, 6-3) at No. 5 singles. Our No. 4 got hurt and that hurt us when he went down. (Abilene) is a Top 20 Division II team, but my kids showed up and looked good.”

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