SonBlazers blank Magdalena
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#1 Oct 24, 2010
Good job MVCS, the best school in town.
#2 Oct 24, 2010
why does MVCS play class A in football? they compete a class up in other sports. let's be honest, poor little Magdalena is one of the poorest areas in the United States with barely enough kids to field a team. Same thing with Mescalero. When you are drawing from a metro area of around 100,000 people and you are a private school, you usually play up. Just wondering.
#3 Oct 24, 2010
We play where NMAA assigns us. We are a big 1A, small 2A school. Why does Tularosa continue to play 2A when they are larger than many 3A schools? Just wondering.
#4 Oct 24, 2010
Grecianformula, I do believe the NMAA is looking into private schools in the state and where they should be placed. Number of schools and size of state do play a part into their decision making process.
Mr Fri, Please look at student numbers before you start questioning other schools (specifically Tularosa) placement in the states classification.
Second, getting some kids that transfer to MVCS from 5A, or even 3A programs does have a place for questioning. The school will grow, kids will transfer to, teams will win and lose, but please oh please do not ask for sympathy from other communities you are facing.
Support the yth that participate and remember you are the ADULT and the christian (sorry just had to, i've been in that gym during a heated hoops contest, WOW).........
No need to wonder
#5 Oct 25, 2010
Why should income have any part in where a school is placed? KNOWLEDGEABLE: Since you've been in our gym, you know we have by far the worst facilities of any school in southern New Mexico. Gadsden, a "poor community" has a turf field and a pool. We play at a mid-school field. Not complaining, just letting you know that the state works to level all the playing fields.
What part of my comment was unbecoming an adult OR a Christian? It's a well known fact amongst those in the know that Tulie has been suspect in terms of enrollment. They are a great athletic school, no question and would probably dominate most sports at the 3A level. I have no beef with them.
What 5A transfer students have made their way to MVCS? I haven't seen any. One 3A student was run out of his last school and enrolled here. He is no longer at the school.
Why do some folks feel that private schools need to move up in classification? We live in TitleTown NM, home to Mayfield and Las Cruces High. Kids grow up wanting to be a Bulldawg or Trojan. We are the new kids in town and are working hard to make a name for ourselves in small school football. Why hate these youth that you say need supporting. Just wondering.....
#6 Oct 25, 2010
Enrollment for the following schools, grades 9-12:
Capitan High- 194
Mesilla Valley High-167
I checked my facts and stand by my earlier statement.
#7 Oct 25, 2010
Never one mentioned income...???... Just said the state office is concidering options with public and private schools in your state.
Your gymnasium gripe doesnt fly. Almost all small schools in NM have that homecrowd feeling. The floor is nice and the rims and backboard are level. The middle school field you currently play at is in better shape than GHS ftball field was previously. And most other fields other public school kids are playing at this year.
Tularosa "Suspect in enrollment", good one. I am sure they fudge their numbers so they can be succssful in sports and get less funding for their entire school district. Nice try?? And they are not larger than most 3A schools (FACT)
I also agree that they should NOT be moved up but there needs to be some type of buffer in place. NM does not have the numbers to dictate this at this time. Texas, Arizona, Colorado to name a few that have separate divisions.
#8 Oct 25, 2010
A bit inflated but close
the closest schools in 3A that I heard had the option to play at AA or AAA, Raton 389 & Dexter 322
So to say larger than most 3A, INCORRECT. Dont stand by incorrect information.....
just your district rival and you dont care for them...
#9 Oct 25, 2010
I didn't say larger than most 3A schools. That would be silly. My point is that MVCS, like all private schools, get little or no funding from the state. They fund out of their own pockets, not the state's. This is a huge financial disadvantage. Public school backers feel that private schools get the kids and some type of financial backing from some unknown source. One of the earlier posters used the phrase "poor little" when talking about Magdelena and Mescalero. They're comperable in size to MVCS, especially when compared to Tularosa, which is double our size(Depending on whose numbers you look at)
I don't hold any grudge towards Tularosa. They have great sports and I'm sure they have great people in their community. I should have never used them as my example, but they are a huge 2A school, at least compared to those around them.
Sorry to get people up in arms. But I can't stand by while people degrade my school just because it isn't a public school. Keep standards uniform across the board, regardless of public or private designation. The common thread is that they are both places where KIDS can go learn, compete, and succeed if they want to.
#10 Oct 26, 2010
Knowledgable, hop off your tulie power trip, no wonder you think the Mesilla Valley basketball gym is so rough to play in, you've never won in there. lol
#11 Nov 1, 2010
District champs in their first eligible year, many games ending in the third quarter my mercy rule, more total offensive yards per game on average than any other 2010 high school team in Las Cruces. So many reasons for this Cinderella story to make the newspaper. But let's see what kind of print coverage the Sonblazers get week in and week out from the Sun News. The truth is, not much coverage. If the Sun News would provide the print coverage, this young team could have an encouraging groundswell of community support and Las Cruces fans might turn out on game day for some fantastic football entertainment.
#12 Nov 9, 2010
This is a bit late in the discussion-
but Tularosa has a max enrollment this year in the very low 300's.
300-315 depending on here you look.
Do keep in mind they do play bigger schools as well as smaller. They defeated a few 3A teams rather handily.
but also keep in mind that Tularosa has more than paid its dues. between 1970-1982 they were one of the smallest 3A schools in the state when there were only A,AA, AAA, and AAAA classifications.
They were a perennial power back then (in football) dominating district 3AAA, playing schools like 4A EP Riverside, scrimmaging Alamogordo (4A), playing Artesia twice and losing to them by a total of about 5-6 points. They played Gadsden and Portales on a regular basis. They never ever played a "smaller" school with the exception of a scrimmage at Dexter in 1976.
So today, if they play schools that are bit smaller in terms of enrollment, its okay. Its all relative. They've been there and done that. I feel your pain, but that's how the football bounces sometimes.
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