On November 23, our swim team had their first meet at Albuquerque Academy. Here are several highlights from the meet.
Max '23 placed 6th in the 50m freestyle with a time of 28.42 (beating his personal time by 4 tenths of a second), which is a lot for a short race! Max also placed 4th in the 100m freestyle with a time of 1:05.12.
Mattie '25 achieved state qualifying times in the 100m freestyle and 100m backstroke. They took 1st place in the 100m freestyle with a time of 57.49 and 3rd place in the 100m backstroke setting a school record-shattering time (by nearly 3 full seconds) of 1:03.33!
Rayne '22 placed 7th in the 100m freestyle with a personal best time of 1:11.
Steven '25 placed 12th and posted a nice time of 46.38 in the 50m freestyle in his very first-ever swim meet!
All of these great accomplishments were cheered on by our most excellent cheering section, Mychal '23, Sophie '27, Rainey '27, Maggie '28, Deku '28, and Jorge '28! Great job, Bobcats!
Luke ‘22, Felix ‘23, and Amanda ‘23 are leading the boys and girls bowling teams. Both teams are having a great time and are working hard at their new home bowling alley, Ten Pins, in Rio Rancho. With the first two tournaments in the books, these bowlers are having a blast learning every day, including the new style of two-handed spins. Thanks to Coach Mark Williams for bringing bowling back to Bosque after a three-year hiatus!
US Girls Basketball
Kicking off the season with a road trip to Estancia, the varsity girls had an amazing 54-48 win with senior point guard Katia ‘22 leading with six super assists, ten key points, and four powerful rebounds. Other key starters—Sofia ‘23, Raila ‘22, Emma ‘23, and Lena ‘24—contributed to a rousing first win! This season, interest in girls basketball was so strong that we were able to create a girls JV team for the first time in eight years. With the West Las Vegas tournament in the books, the girls are looking forward to the Ben Lujan Tournament at the beginning of the holiday break.
US Boys Basketball
There are a lot of young players on this team which is led by five-year varsity players Anthony ‘22 and Everett ‘22. The varsity boys team went 3-0 in the West Las Vegas Shootout as the back-to-back champions! The boys are led by Kyle ‘24 with 24 points per game, six rebounds, and four assists, and by Cooper ‘24 who is second in scoring with 17 points per game and first in rebounds with nine per game. Ezra ‘24 is third in scoring with 7.3 points per game. Oliver ‘25 is the defensive force for the team, having to match up with the other teams' best post-player every game. Currently ranked #1 in the MaxPreps 3A rankings, the team is working hard to hold that spot all year long.
MS Flag Football
Flag football returned to Bosque School this year! After seven years without a flag football team, Bosque School fielded one coed team of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. As the #2 seed in the postseason tournament, the team finished the regular season with six wins and two losses. They advanced to the final with a marvelous semifinal win of 20-13 after trailing by 13 at the half. They lost in a close game for the championship, but it was a fantastic season for the team! It was also an incredible inaugural season for our Bobcats with coaches Curt Bland and Nick Bland as the only father-son coach combo at Bosque School! What an inspirational duo to coach our student-athletes with their passion and commitment making this a most memorable season.
Coach Curt summed up the season, “I'm so happy and proud to be a part of bringing flag football back to Bosque School. The players were motivated, talented and fun! It was great to work with them and see them succeed. Having my son as my assistant coach was also a special experience that I will never forget!” Coach Nick also chimed in, “It was an honor to coach next to my amazing dad who used to coach me in flag football. How cool is that? The kids were always enthusiastic and made our season lots of fun.”
MS Girls Basketball
With more middle school girls playing basketball than ever, our two teams have battled in the very competitive Albuquerque Parochial and Independent Athletic League. Team 2 had the likes of basketball powerhouses—Hope, Albuquerque Academy, and St Thomas Aquinas—to contend with and played with a lot of heart.
Coach Chris Alvarez summed up the season, "I was so psyched about how you all have played, able to set screens/picks for one another, driving into the paint, and putting up shots. Your individual and team skills are just rising up every day!" Team 1, led by Coach Brigitte Foster, upset Albuquerque Academy in the quarterfinal playoff game going to the semifinal game. Coach Brigitte says, "I'm so proud of our whole team, able to step up and pull out a W in our quarterfinal playoff game, even without some key players. That shows you the kind of depth and teamwork we have. Our team is led by captain Mariah Sanchez who is our go-to player, steering our team with motivation and leadership."