Thursday, May 15, 2008

Gadsden sports news

Gadsden's Liz Castellanos signs with NMMI
By Felix Chavez
Sun-News reporter
LAS CRUCES - Gadsden High volleyball player Liz Castellanos was one of the top outside hitters in Class 5A during her junior and senior seasons.
Now the talented outside hitter will taker her talents to New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell beginning in the fall.
"I really liked the program," said Castellanos, who helped lead the Panthers to the state playoffs last season. "I'm glad for the chance to play at the next level."
Castellanos was an All-District 3-5A selection, as well as a Class 5A All-State, first-team pick and she will play in the North-South All-Star game in July in Albuquerque.
"Liz went up there and got to play with some of the other team members and she did really good," Gadsden head coach Al Rosen said. "Liz is a very good athlete and I'm glad she decided to keep playing. She didn't play club volleyball, but she kept working out with our program and she was coaching some of the younger players. Liz can step in next year and help NMMI out and she'll have a chance to go to a four-year school down the road."
Castellanos helped lead Gadsden to a share of the regular season district title as a senior.

The start of Gadsden's Class 5A first round baseball series against Albuquerque Valley was pushed back to today. The series was scheduled to start Thursday at noon with a doubleheader in the best 2-of-3 format, but rain postponed the two games.
Gadsden and Valley will try and play two today with a third game scheduled for Saturday if necessary.
Gadsden is seeded No. 12 and Valley is No. 5.

Felix Chavez can be reached at fchavez@lcsun-news.com