The 83rd annual Trinidad State Junior College High School Invitational Basketball Tournament is in the record books. It was three days of entertaining basketball at Scott Gym, in which teams from 10 area high schools competed. Teams representing Trinidad, Hoehne, Primero, Raton, Kim, La Junta, John Mall, Maxwell, Springer and Manzanola were all on hand to start the high school season off in style.

Once the dust settled we had a defending champion in the boy’s division, as La Junta defeated tournament newcomers Kim 63-41 in the championship game for their second title in a row. In the girl’s division it was the same two schools with the opposite result, as the Lady Mustangs from Kim claimed the title in their first ever attempt defeating the Tigers 38-25.

I would like to again thank everyone who helped put on this massive event. It was a great success and we are looking forward to the 84th annual Tournament on December 5, 6 and 7, 2019

Below are all of the awards from the tournament,

Champions – Kim (girls) and La Junta (boys)

2nd Place – La Junta (girls) and Kim (boys)

3rd Place – Raton (girls) and John Mall (boys)

Consolation – Trinidad (girls) and Primero (boys)

Sportsmanship – Springer (girls)

Coach Rich Arguello Outstanding Coach Award – Justin Winford – Kim High School

All-Tournament Team – Girls

Justis Dionisio – Trinidad

Julia Holden – Trinidad

Audriana Apodaca – Maxwell

Andie Ortega – Raton

Jadyn Walton – Raton

Mary Sanchez – La Junta

Rylee Lovato – La Junta

Talara Nittler – Kim

Tori Goode – Kim


All-Tournament Team – Boys

Michael Damelio – Primero

Antonio Cordova – Primero

Armando Ruiz – John Mall

Jaziah Sandoval – John Mall

Aden Vanderwater – Raton

Emilo Gallegos – Kim

Elijah Aragon – Kim

Chance Oquist – La Junta

Cody Schrock – La Junta


Last Week’s Results

Women’s Basketball –

Fell to Casper College 81-69

Defeated Gillette College 64-56

Fell to Laramie County 69-48

Men’s Basketball –

Defeated Lamar JV 120-64

Defeated Laramie County 81-72

This week


Women’s Basketball travels to Garden City, Kansas to take on Garden City CC

Men’s Basketball travels to Borger, Texas to take on Frank Phillips College


Women’s Basketball hosts Clarendon at 1pm in Scott Gym

Men’s Basketball hosts Air Force Prep at 3pm in Scott Gym

Student Art Show

The Student Art Show was held this week in the President’s office on the Trinidad Campus. These are the works by the students in the Art Appreciation Class taught by Ily Reiling. A majority of the artwork was done by TSJC Student Athletes including pieces by Pedro Navarrete (soccer), Jade Glasser (soccer), Meghan Gonzales (softball), Ethan Castro (baseball), and Hayley Leatherwood (soccer). The exhibit will remain up until December 7.

New signings this week

Five new Trojans committed to play at TSJC in 2019-20. This week’s new signees include – for Baseball, Aiden Hart from Red Oak, Texas. For Volleyball, Angelina Dean from Henderson, Nevada and Johanna Hoffpauir from Trinidad, Colorado, and for Softball, Gabrielle Aragon and Marissa Reyes    from Carlsbad, New Mexico.


Quote of the Week –

“For me, winning isn’t something that happens suddenly on the field when the whistle blows and the crowds roar. Winning is something that builds physically and mentally every day that you train and every night that you dream.” – Emmitt Smith

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