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Old Friends

June 15, 2018 by Stan Johnson (Register to contact)

I'm sailing under false colors. I registered to this site to attempt to get in touch with 2 old friends that went to Sandia. Sue and Carol Boling. I'm actually a Manzano High Class of 1966 graduate. At my 50th HS reunion I learned that 6 of my old class mates had passed from this life and many others were on Oxygen or in wheel chairs. That saddened me and got me to thinking about getting in contact with friends from the past. I would like to hear from Sue and Carol. Maybe trade stories from the last 50 years. ( I owe Sue a much overdue apology for being a real Jerk.) I sincerely hope they have been as lucky in life as I have. So if if you should see this, Sue or Carol, please get in touch. Wishfully yours, Stan Johnson

Newly published novel

December 20, 2014 by Bruce Byers (Register to contact)

In November 2014 I have published a novel - The Extraordinary Journey of Harry Forth - that describes some of my high school experiences (all characters are fictional) during my junior year at Sandia. The story also describes the cross-country journey of the protagonist Harry Forth who has been selected to participate in a summer foreign exchange student program. Harry rides a Greyhound bus from Albuquerque to Montreal, boards a ship with hundreds of other high school students and spends 10 days crossing the Atlantic to Europe. During his journey he meets some interesting strangers on the bus and many more of his peers from across the U.S. on the ship. The book is available through the publisher Author House and through Amazon and Barnes and Noble in soft cover or as an E-book. Comments and critiques are welcome. BKByers

Sandia High School News From Around The Web

Sandia High School Choir sings holiday classics  KRQE News 13

It's Christmas Day. Sandia High School choir performed two songs for KRQE's Christmas Carols and Wishes special.

High School Basketball: Metro Tournament tips off  KOB

The Metro High School Basketball Tournament tipped off Tuesday night.

Former state auditor up for Torrance County position  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Former State Auditor Wayne Johnson is being considered for the position of Torrance County manager, Johnson confirmed Monday.

Drama Troupe 879 from Sandia High School Making History  KRQE News 13

Drama troupe 879 from Sandia High School are taking their acting skills to a whole new level.

Selfless Seniors improve their communities  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The APS Education Foundation has announced its 2019 Selfless Seniors, who will be honored during a banquet and with a special ...

AHS junior guard Jude Tapia drops 56 points in a game  KRQE News 13

Albuquerque High lost in their Metro Basketball Tournament opener with Eldorado 98-86, but junior guard Jude Tapia had a career high night of 56 points.

APS fires Sandia girls soccer coach  Albuquerque Journal

Three days before the start of their 2018 season, Sandia High School fired its head girls soccer coach. Troy Wheeler was dismissed Friday. “It's a personnel ...

Students upset after local high school group not included in yearbook  KOAT Albuquerque

Students at Sandia High School are upset after their school's yearbook does not recognize a special group.

Class 5A girls soccer: Sandia wins exhausting shootout over La Cueva in final  Albuquerque Journal

SANTA ANA PUEBLO — Winning a state championship was a magnificent moment for the Sandia High School girls soccer team on Friday afternoon. Winning it ...

Fired Sandia soccer coach Wheeler expresses regrets  Albuquerque Journal

Sandia High School's recently fired varsity girls soccer coach expressed sorrow over the way his dismissal played out for the program and for himself.

High school basketball highlights on NM Gameday: 12/7/2018  KOB

The Sandia High School girl's basketball team joined Brandon Ortega on New Mexico Gameday.

Sandia girls took rocky road to state soccer tournament  Albuquerque Journal

There are six No. 2 seeds in the state soccer tournament. One could argue that none of them arrived at the postseason quite as circuitously as the Sandia High ...

Sandia football looks to improve on past seasons  KOB

The Sandia High School football team is on a mission to get back to the playoffs.

Prep basketball: Matadors survive late scare from Eldorado  Albuquerque Journal

Sapirah Broussard's 3-pointer with 1:25 remaining put the Sandia High School girls basketball team up eight on Eldorado and the visiting Matadors won their ...

Matadors spot Storm 1 set, then roar back  Albuquerque Journal

Slow starting, fast finishing. That was the Sandia High School volleyball team on Tuesday night. The Matadors, last year's Class 6A state champions, spotted ...

NM Gameday Player of the Week: Sandia's Hannah Gallegos  KOB

Lee Faria November 13, 2018 11:23 PM. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Sandia High School soccer player Hannah Gallegos is the New Mexico Gameday Player of ...

New Mexico high school athletes sign letters of intent  KOB

Lee Faria November 14, 2018 06:54 PM. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— High school athletes in New Mexico signed letters of intent to play at schools all over the ...

Threat prompts security increase at Sandia High School  KRQE News 13

Security was increased at Sandia High School on Tuesday.

NMAA adds three members to Hall of Fame  Albuquerque Journal

The New Mexico Activities Association added three members Wednesday to its Hall of Fame. Cleveland High principal Scott Affentranger, Chama Valley School ...

5x NMAA State Champ Max Hawton Makes Verbal Pledge to Kentucky  SwimSwam

Max Hawton of Sandia High School and Charger Aquatics in Albuquerque, NM has verbally committed to the University of Kentucky.

Beloved Sandia High teacher dies after long cancer fight  KOB 4

Anyone involved in education and activism in Albuquerque knew the name Paige Galvin.

Sandia High baseball coach Gunther dies  Albuquerque Journal

The fight is over for John Gunther. Sandia High School's hugely popular and respected baseball coach died Wednesday morning after a courageous and stoic ...

Sandia High renames baseball field after beloved coach John Gunther  KRQE News 13

The Sandia High Matordors baseball team will carry the memory of their beloved fallen coach John Gunter every time they take the field.

Sandia High School students remember teen killed in crash  KRQE News 13

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Classmates honored Shaylee Boling Friday night. The 14-year-old's closest friends put on the vigil at Sandia High School.

Face to Face with Tim McCorkle: He’s ‘old school’ with heart  Albuquerque Journal

Albuquerque High Principal Tim McCorkle is retiring after 39 years as an educator, including 11 years leading the Bulldogs. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque ...

Sandia High School baseball coach and former coach are battling same opponent  Albuquerque Journal

It doesn't have to be Easter for John Gunther and Mike Robertson to find comfort in their faith. ...

APS faces lawsuit over student's drama class incident  KOB 4

Morgan Aguilar and Marian Camacho January 22, 2018 06:00 PM. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Albuquerque Public Schools is having a special board of education ...

Editorial: APS owes families truth on Jimmy Carter shake-up  Albuquerque Journal

Parents of students attending Albuquerque Public Schools' Jimmy Carter Middle School have been large ...

Legacy of former Sandia HS football player who died from cancer honored at game  KOB 4

Amid the tough competition on display at Wilson Stadium Friday evening, the Sandia High School football team and its fans took time to remember someone ...

Hawker Vanguard  KOB

KOB Web Staff October 12, 2018 11:43 AM. Hawker Vanguard is a reporter and producer. He joined KOB 4 in February of 2017, but it wasn't the first time ...

Selfless Seniors of APS  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Honoring students who give back to the community without much recognition.

Friends, coaches remember victim in deadly crash  KRQE News 13

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - Two men on the side of the I-25 were changing a tire Tuesday night when Sandoval County deputies said a drunk mother ...

APS won’t reveal details of Jimmy Carter Middle School shake-up  Albuquerque Journal

It was enough to uproot the principal and assistant principal of a local middle school during the school year. It was enough to start a hunt for a principal in…

Sandia senior takes a step back from volleyball  Navajo Times

ALBUQUERQUE. Nakooma Pelt never questioned her love for volleyball. She spent most of her young life working hard to be the best volleyball player she ...

Bio: Wayne Johnson running for New Mexico State Auditor  KRQE News 13

Wayne Johnson was appointed by Governor Susana Martinez as the New Mexico State Auditor on Dec. 1, 2017.

ABQ native bankrolled online data mining firm  Albuquerque Journal

WASHINGTON – A powerful but previously obscure online data mining firm bankrolled by Albuquerque native Robert Mercer has been thrust into the national ...

Tuesday Night Lights: APD officers coach freshman football teams  KOB

Albuquerque police weren't just protecting and serving Duke City residents Tuesday, they were also coaching two high school football teams at Wilson stadium.

Bomb threat prompts lockdown at Sandia High  KOAT Albuquerque

Sandia High School was placed on lockdown Monday afternoon due to a bomb threat at a nearby apartment complex.

Santa Fe couple donates trumpet to teen whose instrument was stolen  KRQE News 13

A Santa Fe couple has donated a trumpet to an Albuquerque teen who got his stolen.

Jimmy Carter Middle School principals reassigned  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Move follows probe into teacher's conduct.

APS settles with basketball coach allegedly framed by athletic director  KRQE News 13

KRQE News 13 now knows how much Albuquerque Public Schools had to pay for a scandal involving a high school athletic director accused of trying to frame a ...

Sandia High AD on leave in pot pipe probe  Albuquerque Journal

Campus police at Sandia High School, escorted by Athletics Director Tom Knauber, found drug paraphernalia in the office of basketball coach Alvin Broussard.

CHS principal enters NMAA Hall of Fame | Education  Rio Rancho Observer

Even before Cleveland High School gained its name, Scott Affentranger was named as its first — and, so far, only — principal.

Sandia's libero learns to lead, practices team unity  Navajo Times

FRUITLAND. Nakooma Pelt has found her place on the Sandia volleyball team. Pelt, a junior, worked her way to the varsity as a sophomore but it wasn't until ...

Athletes sign letters to play in college  KOB 4

UNM head coach Davie signed 10 players -- five high schoolers and five junior college players. They get added to the other 12 he landed on the Dec. 20 signing ...

Police report: APS sub gave sex toy, pot to students  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A former Albuquerque Public Schools substitute teacher is accused of giving a sex toy to a teen and smoking weed with students.

APS won't press charges against former Sandia High athletic director in alleged pot ploy  KOAT Albuquerque

The school district is deciding not to pursue charges in an investigation into an athletic director suspected of planting drug paraphernalia in a coach's office at ...

Sandia’s Gunther relishes the time he has left  Albuquerque Journal

Sitting in the shade in front of the concession stand along the first-base line at the Sandia High School baseball field, John Gunther is a man finding his peace.

Influential conservative is Sandia, UNM grad  Albuquerque Journal

He's one of America's richest men – a massive fundraiser for President Donald Trump, a close confidant of Steve Bannon, and, at least until last week, a primary ...

Ricky Apodaca is headed to the "MLB Dream Series" this weekend  KRQE News 13

ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (KRQE) - Ricky Apodaca is a 6-foot-1 senior at Sandia High School. The left-handed pitcher is now gearing up to head out to Tempe, ...

Soon-to-be groom and friend die fixing tire  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — They were heading to Nevada for wedding when tragedy struck.

Baseball roots run deep in the North Valley  KRQE News 13

In the North Valley of Albuquerque, baseball is almost like family. People from the community have created very deep roots from the sport, and that was very ...

Prep roundup: La Cueva baseball team makes long day count  Albuquerque Journal

La Cueva baseball coach Gerard Pineda said it best: It felt like an aluminum bat kind of day at Sandia High School on Saturday. The visiting and top-ranked ...

New Sandia baseball coach thanks Huitt, Gunther  Albuquerque Journal

As Chris Eaton moves over to Sandia High School, he had two men very much on his mind when he became the Matadors new baseball coach last week.

Teen accused of making threats with machete arrested again  KRQE News 13

The teen accused of threatening people at an Albuquerque grocery store with a machete has been arrested again, according to juvenile detention center ...

Matadors pelt Centennial for the championship – Navajo Times  Navajo Times

RIO RANCHO. Player prepares to hit ball. Navajo Times | Ravonelle Yazzie Sandia Matador Nakooma Pelt (5) prepares to hit the volleyball at this year's New ...

Hope Christian searching for redemption in this year's Class 4A State Baseball Tournament  KRQE News 13

For a second consecutive year the Hope Christian Baseball team earned the top seed in the Class 4A State Baseball Tournament. The Huskies were heavy ...

UCAM's Steve Carr honored for lifetime achievement  UNM Newsroom

Beneath Steve Carr's journalistic glare and nose for a good story, is a heart of gold with a work ethic to match. Now, his dedication to *service* is being recognized ...

NM town stops badge program  Albuquerque Journal

The tiny New Mexico town that handed out police badges to dozens of out-of-towners, including New Mexico native and New York hedge fund manager Robert ...

Nonprofit's mission is to make clean water, sanitation available in Latin America  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two Albuquerque residents are part of project to help 3 villages in Honduras.

Couple caught breaking into truck, arrested at crowded Albuquerque pool  KRQE News 13

Two suspected car thieves created a dangerous situation last week and ultimately tried to make a getaway at a crowded public pool.

Sandia coach still running at the age of 49  Albuquerque Journal

Running marathons has filled much of the adult life of Mbarak Hussein.But life is its ...

New city rules aim to stop front yard parking at Albuquerque homes  KRQE News 13

Albuquerque drivers may soon have to think twice about where they park their cars in front of their homes.

Urban Conservation Corps creates opportunities for young workers  Albuquerque Journal

CORRALES – Swallowed up by dense stands of willows, the young members of the Urban Conservation Corps become muffled, disembodied voices as they dig ...

APS settles suit with ex-assistant principal  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque Public Schools has reached a settlement with former Sandia High School assistant princip ...

Sustainable Albuquerque schools featured in public tour  KRQE News 13

Saturday was a chance for the public to check out some of Albuquerque Public School's most sustainable schools.

Rio Rancho boys rule Metro tournament  Albuquerque Journal

This time, there was no magic for an 11 seed. Defending Class 6A boys state basketball champion Rio Rancho — gaining momentum with every win since the ...

Court order between high schoolers sparks students' rights debate  KRQE News 13

It's a question of protecting a student's rights, whether that student is a potential victim or a potential perpetrator. That difficult question is playing out at one ...

One-on-One with Kurt Browning  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — It's not what some people would expect from a guy who's big into sports, but Kurt Browning is unabashed when it comes to confessing ...

Fall 2018 High School All-America Teams announced (Girls)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Via United Soccer Coaches) – United Soccer Coaches announced on Monday the association's High School Boys and Girls All-America ...

Coach Betsy Patterson, ‘The epitome of strength,’ dies at 53  Albuquerque Journal

There was no intimidating Coach Betsy. Teaching thousands of children to swim – be it an eventual state champion or a wheelchair-bound special needs child ...

Honoring the memory of a beloved Albuquerque swim coach  KRQE News 13

She coached for more than 20 years, touching the lives of hundreds of people in Albuquerque, before a battle with breast cancer took her life.

Hilltoppers, Chargers Battle In Albuquerque  Los Alamos Daily Post

Frosh runners Katie Wingo and Jalyn Gould lead a pack of LAHS runners in the C-team Girls race. Photo by Blake Wood. Freshman Jerome Martinez outsprints ...

10 ABQ students to join Federal Reserve program  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Denver Branch has accepted 10 Albuquerque high school students for the 2016-17 ...

“You've come a long way, baby.” | News  Rio Rancho Observer

Prior to 1870, activities for women were recreational rather than sport-specific in nature.

Signing Day: New Mexico athletes sign letters of intent  KOAT Albuquerque

The national signing period began Nov. 12 and high school athletes from around the country made it official by signing letters of intent to play at the next level.

Signing day has arrived  KOB 4

Wednesday is the first official day of the signing period. Here's a growing list of some of the student athletes expected to sing their National Letters of Intent.

UNM pharmacy students declare October 20 Community Outreach Day  HSC Newsbeat

More than 200 UNM College of Pharmacy (COP) students will be at 35 sites in 10 communities across New Mexico Friday, October 20, to provide immunizations ...

Rio Rancho Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Sue Cleveland on challenges and what works  Albuquerque Business First

Dr. Sue Cleveland has been the superintendent of Rio Rancho Public schools since 1994 when the district opened.

Selfless Seniors: APS Education Foundation honors students  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — 14 students recognized for putting others first.

Matadors learning to cope after death of coach Gunther  Albuquerque Journal

It is inordinately complicated, to say the least, to be in Robert Gunther's shoes these days. "There's no template," he said. Since his father's death on March 15, ...

Metal master: John 5 & The Creatures blend a variety of styles into hard rock  Albuquerque Journal

Becoming famous was not on John 5's agenda when he started playing guitar. The guitarist began gaining renown after working with metal heavy hitter Rob ...

The tale of a stolen letter jacket  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Tim Brennan, a 6-foot-5 senior at Sandia High School who plays forward on the varsity basketball team and is a football wide receiver, ...

Skate park clash erupts in gunfire  Albuquerque Journal

A large crowd gathers across the street from the Los Altos Skate Park where a 17-year-old boy was shot Sunday evening. (Roberto E. Rosales/Journal).

Food Truck Challenge a unique school program  KOAT Albuquerque

It's a unique program that's giving kids some food for thought. KOAT Action 7 News reporter Megan Cruz takes us inside Sandia High where students are ...

Budding artists win trip to NYC school of art  Navajo Times

WINDOW ROCK. Maiyah King was just a toddler when she first started drawing with her grandmother. “She always wanted me to draw elephants,” said Lori ...

Teen volunteers get down, dirty to help the Rio Grande  Albuquerque Journal

Dozens of high school students partnered with young military veterans and others on a beautiful recent fall day to plant cottonwood trees and hundreds of ...

Company agrees to settlement over fatal crash that killed mother and daughter  KRQE News 13

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - The electrical company that left a van running, that was then stolen and ended up in a deadly crash that killed a teen and her ...

New Mexico teens take 'unique' trip to Cuba  KRQE News 13

A group of New Mexico high school students went on a unique trip to a country that's been off-limits to most for decades.

Albuquerque teen killed in stolen vehicle crash, suspects sought  KRQE News 13

Police are still looking for the two thieves who stole a van and slammed into a family's car while trying to dodge police.

New Mexico’s 2017 National Merit Semifinalists  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico has produced 89 National Merit Semifinalists who will compete nationwide to become finali ...

Lawsuit against APS likely headed to trial  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A nearly four-year-old lawsuit claiming Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent Winston Brooks unjustly retaliated against two ...

Longtime civil rights activist leaving post  Albuquerque Journal

Copyright © 2017 Albuquerque Journal. Born in 1932 and raised on a small farm in Monroe, La., Jewel L. Hall didn't think there was anything unusual about ...

Wells Fargo gets new NM region bank president  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Lisa Riley, Wells Fargo's regional president for New Mexico and El Paso for nearly eight years, has moved on to a new leadership ...

Former student remembers woman who died after crash caused by accused thieves  KRQE News 13

Almost two weeks after 14-year-old Shaylee Boling was killed by a pair of suspected car thieves, KRQE News 13 has learned her mother, who was in critical ...

APS superintendent names six new administrators  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Five of the vacancies are filled from within district.

Police arrest teen responsible for threatening Albertson's employees with machete  KRQE News 13

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - Albuquerque Police have arrested the teen they say is responsible for pulling a machete on employees at an Albertson's.

Steve Shirley still involved in the game he loves  Rio Rancho Observer

Sometimes, things really do come full circle. And here's an example of that; it's a story that starts more than 40 years ago. It was 1974, and the Los Angeles ...

Suspects arrested for carjacking, assaulting North Valley homeowner  KRQE News 13

North Valley residents were shocked to hear their neighbor was assaulted and car jacked outside his home.

Lobo coach’s wife, principal settle lawsuit after altercation  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The wife of the Lobo men's basketball coach and a former Eldorado High School vice principal have reached a confidential settlement, ...

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