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Colts fall to Huskies on the road

Arturo Cuen rushes the ball in the second half of the game. Cuen led NMMI with 4.2 rushing yards per carry.

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The New Mexico Military Institute Colt football team was defeated by the Hope Christian Huskies 31-0 at Milne Stadium in Albuquerque, NM.

Jasper Best boots one of his seven punts on the night.

During the Colts first drive of the game was a 12 play drive that ultimately ended in a turnover on downs after the Colts had gotten the ball down to the Husky 23 yard line from their own 35. The drive for the Colts lasted 5:14. On the next perusing drive from the Huskies they scored a touchdown on a nine play drive going 77 yards to give them a 7-0 lead. The Huskies would score another touchdown before the quarter was out to give them a 14-0 lead after the first quarter.

In the second quarter the Huskies scored a touchdown with 5:43 left to give them a 21-0 lead. The Colt defense stood strong after a blocked punt to give the Huskies the ball on the Colt 18 yard line. Hope Christian got a first down at the one yard line where the Colts stopped them from getting into the end zone four times before time expired in the half.

Only a field goal was scored by the Huskies in the third quarter as the Colt defense showed momentum from the stand on the goal line before the first half for the Huskies to go up 24-0 at the end of the quarter.

Charles Lewis jukes to the outside to avoid a Husky defender.

The last score for Hope Christian was on a pass play from 18 yards out with three minutes left in the game for them to win 31-0.

Head Colt Football coach Randy Montoya praised his defense. “Our defense kept us in the game. Hope Christian is a great football team there is no doubt about it.”

NMMI’s defense allowed 10 points to the Huskies in the second half and held them under 125 yards total offense in the second half.

Arturo Cuen led the Colts with a rushing average of 4.2 yards per carry during the game.

NMMI will play their first district game against Dexter High School. This will be NMMI’s last regular season home game of the year. Game time is at 7 PM on October 19th.



NMMI defeats East Mountain 5-1 to open district play

Andres Bleizeffer scores his second of two goals against East Mountain High School

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Frank Olcott dribbles the ball towards the net in the first half of the match.

The New Mexico Military Institute Colt soccer team defeated the East Mountain High School Timberwolves 5-1 on Thursday at NMMI to open district play.

The Colts scored first in the 3rd minute on a Jose Segovia goal for the Colts to give them a 1-0 lead. A couple minutes after the goal by Segovia the game was delayed due to lightning in the area. After the lightning surpassed the Colts got on the board again shortly after on a strike by Andres Bleizeffer  to take the score to 2-0. East Mountain would get a goal three minutes after the Colts second goal to narrow the gap to a 2-1 deficit going into the half.

Francisco Vazquez  scored the next goal for the colts to give them a 3-1 lead. Later in the half Alejandro Barcenas scored and to cap off the offensive night for the Colts Bleizeffer scored his second goal of the match to give the Colts a 5-1 victory.

Head Colt Soccer coach John Barbour was happy his players found the back of the net. “The guys work really well. We practiced our strategy earlier in the week and the guys executed it to perfection.”

Jose Segovia takes a shot on goal in the first half.

Coach Barbour also credited some players who did not show up on the score sheet who played well.

“I think this was Luis Tzintzun’s best game of the year. He created multiple scoring chances for us and did what he needed to defensively.”

Tzintzun had a game high two assists for the Colts during today’s match with the other assist going to Mario Camou.

The Colts will face Socorro High School next on Saturday Oct. 6th at 3 PM. Due to weather the varsity game might get moved up to 1 PM to find out exactly what time the game will be later in the week be sure to visit for all details.


Colts fall 2-1 to Wildcats in OT

Francisco Vasquez dribbling towards the goal in the second half.

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The New Mexico Military Institute Colt soccer team fell to the Lovington Wildcats 2-1 in overtime.

Luis Tzintzun gets ready to take a shot on goal in the first half.

The first half was 0-0 with opportunities for both teams that did not go into the back of the net. In the second half the Colts scored first on a goal by Francisco Vazquez to give the Colts a 1-0 lead.

Lovington answered back on a hand ball in the box by NMMI. The Wildcats scored on the penalty kick to tie the match 1-1. In overtime the Wildcats got the golden goal to win the match 2-1.

Jordanyol Bayonne-Kenol makes a finesse move against the Lovington defense.

Head Colt soccer coach John Barbour liked the effort from his team, but emphasized capitalizing on scoring opportunities.

Coach Barbour said, “We did really well. We should have put this game away in the first half. We had multiple scoring opportunities that did not find the net. We let the Wildcats back into the game and they won.”

The next match for NMMI will be against East Mountain in Sandia Park, NM on October 4th at 1:00 PM.

Coach Barbour said, “We need to finish scoring opportunities. We need to take care of them against East Mountain if we want to win.”

Lady Colts win final home match of the regular season

Rilan Maloney goes up for the block during the match.

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The New Mexico Military Institute lady Colt volleyball team defeated the Vaughn lady Eagles in three straight sets 25-8, 25-5, 25-8 on Thursday in Godfrey Athletic Center.

The lady Colts had 20 service aces during the match as 12 of them came in set number two. One of the standout players for NMMI was Casey Day who had five service aces and seven kills during the match.

Head lady Colt volleyball coach Stephanie Schooley saw a lot of progression with her team today.

Coach Schooley said, “We had a lot of effort practices this week. We put the score so they are under pressure to finish and we finished today.”

NMMI will play their final game of the regular season in Dexter at 6 PM.

Colts Rushing attack takes down Tigers

Charles Lewis breaks a tackle in route to one of his two touchdowns on the night.

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Jalil Brown stiff arms a Tiger to find open space for a big gain.

The New Mexico Military Institute Colt football team defeated Hot Springs High School 34-12 on Friday at Colt Field on the campus of NMMI.

The Colts scored at the 10:40 mark of the first quarter of the game on a 46 yard rush by Charles Lewis to give the Colts a 7-0 lead. Hot Springs were pinned to their one yard line when they fumbled the ball and it was recovered by Roberto Laporte in the end zone for a touchdown with 6:09 left to go in the first quarter.

The Tigers got a touchdown in the second quarter, but the Colts answered back on a Jalil Brown reverse for 36 yards for the score. And the 21-6 lead at the half.

Charles Lewis scored his second touchdown in the third quarter on a 38 yard scamper to give the Colts a 28-12 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

NMMI was the only team to score in the fourth as Daniel Xibille rushed in a score from 30 yards away to give NMMI a 34-12 victory.

The Colts had 389 yards on the ground for the game while combining 400 plus yards on offense for the game.  The Colts had an average of 10.1 yards

Jasper Best had 13 carries for 92 yards on the night.

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Charles Lewis ran the ball eight times for 163 yards and two touchdowns. Jasper Best had 92 yards on 13 rushing attempts and Jalil Brown carried eight times for 84 yards and a touchdown.

Head Colt Football coach Randy Montoya was pleased with the team after the game.

Coach Montoya said, “The kids ran and blocked hard. It was a team effort and we played a quality opponent in our classification. Brown and Lewis made some highlight reel plays out there for us tonight, but it all starts with the offensive line they did a great job tonight.”

The Colts play the Loving Falcons in loving next Friday on the 28th of September at 7:00 PM.

Montoya said, “If we keep running the ball like we have been we have a shoot to win, but we will look at Loving and see what they are all about in the next week.”