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Renteria & Lockwood to run Estancia athletic department

The Independent of Edgewood, New Mexico

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Estancia High School's girls basketball coach Ernest Renteria, and track and crosscountry coach Laci Lockwood are now teaming up to oversee the school's athletic department.

Lockwood and Renteria replaced Glenn Bss who was the school's athletic director and varsity football coach last year.

"The district wanted someone invested in the school with knowledge in the entire athletic realm ensuring the quality of athletics for both boys and girls," Lockwood said.

Lockwood said Renteria's main focus will be the boys' programs while she'll focus on the girls' programs.

In addition to coaching track and cross-country, Lockwood has also served as an assistant coach to Renteria on the girls basketball team for the past few years and said the two work well together and share the same vision for the school's athletic programs.

"Everybody's on the same page," she said.

Lockwood said she believes having co-directors who share responsibilities will work out better than having just one.

She said if a cross-country meet happens to be on the same day as a football game, "We can now have an athletic director at each event."

Lockwood said it's important to have the athletic director at every sporting event "and by having two it makes it more realistic."

Lockwood, who also teaches New Mexico history and art and still holds the state high school record in the 800 meter said she and Renteria "are working hard for the betterment of all our athletes," stressing academics as well as sportsmanship and building pride.

"Estancia is a very prideful community," Lockwood said.

East Mountain boys soccer won its season opener Aug. 20 on the road against Socorro, 3-2. First-year coach Eric Taylor said "it was a very exciting game. "The boys beat Socorro for a second time Aug. 24 by a score of 3-0 at the Taos Tournament then lost the next day to Santa Fe 6-0.

East Mountain girls soccer lost Aug. 20 at Socorro 10-0, and lost by the same score Saturday to St. Mike's in Santa Fe.

Moriarty boys soccer lost 5-1 at Los Lunas on Aug. 23. Coach Jordan Allcorn said, "We didn't play up to our potential." The team was edged 2-1 by Deming Saturday.

Moriarty girls soccer played Tuesday against Aztec after The Independent went to print.



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Original Publication Date: August 29, 2012



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