News HeadlinesSandia High News

Sandia High School News Submitted by Alumni

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

State records broken at high school track and field meet  KOB

Sandia High School's Adriana Tatum broke the Girls 5A 100m state record with the time of 11:69.

NM Gameday Player of the Week: Jordan Martinez  KOB

Jordan Martinez has burst onto the scene for the Matadors. In his freshman season at Sandia High School, he's become a go-to player at third base.

Sports Desk: Alvin Broussard leaving Sandia, New Mexico boxer wins national title  KRQE News 13

On the Sports Desk Wednesday, Alvin Broussard decides to step down as head boys' basketball coach at Sandia High School. After 11 years—nine as head ...

Pre-K program canceled at Sandia High School  Albuquerque Journal

SANTA FE, N.M. — Students are pushing back against major changes at Sandia High School's Working with Young Children Program. The program, an elective ...

Students walk out for change in climate policy  Albuquerque Journal

Demonstration part of 'National School Strike for Climate Action'

Former Ram to lead the Sartans; man she replaces heads to the Cleveland Storm  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — A former Ram has a new head coaching job, thanks to a Rio Ranchoan leaving that post — but taking a new one here in Rio Rancho, ...

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.

Joy of teaching earns 2 educators a cruise  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Pair were among 30 nationwide honored.

Sandia High students compete in annual Food Truck Challenge  KRQE News 13

A group of high schoolers battled it out to see who could run the best food truck.

Deming High student athletic trainers placed 3rd at state competition in Albuquerque, NM  Deming Headlight

DEMING – Deming High student athletic trainers took a giant leap at the State Athletic Training Challenge, hurdling from fifth place a year ago to third place on ...

Changes coming for a high school pre-K program  KOAT New Mexico

Albuquerque high school students thought their preschool learning program was on the chopping block, but the district decided to keep it.

Sandia HS baseball coach's legacy continues with memorial 5K  KRQE News 13

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - An Albuquerque high school still isn't quite the same after its head baseball coach lost a battle with cancer two years ago.

Sports Desk: Volcano Vista, Cleveland will play for 5A baseball championship  KRQE News 13

On the Sports Desk Friday, the Volcano Vista Hawks and Cleveland Storm punch their tickets to the Class 5A championship game. The Hawks did it by turning ...

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.

Parents track down stolen phones in cell phone ATM  KRQE News 13

A pair of Albuquerque high schoolers and their moms took matters into their own hands when the girls' cell phones were stolen at school. They tracked the ...

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.

Skyway author selected as prestigious Colorado Book Award finalist  Colorado Springs Gazette

A Skyway resident has been named a finalist in what is regarded as the state's most coveted book award competition.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 dis ...

High School Basketball: Metro Tournament tips off  KOB

The Metro High School Basketball Tournament tipped off Tuesday night.

Brittany Alert issued for Albuquerque teen  KRQE News 13

Albuquerque Police are asking for help finding a missing teen with development disabilities.

Burglars in NE Albuquerque may be using peanuts to see if people are home  KOB

People who live near Sandia High School in northeast Albuquerque believe burglars are leaving peanuts on their property.

Threat prompts security increase at Sandia High School  KRQE News 13

Security was increased at Sandia High School on Tuesday.

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 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 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.

Here’s how APS Metro brackets look for Rio Rancho’s four teams  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — The 11th annual Albuquerque Metro Championships have had the boys' and girls' brackets seeded for the tournaments, held in various ...

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.

Eldorado High swim team missing district meet over missed deadline  KRQE News 13

A high school swim team will have to sit out the district meet this weekend, because their coach dropped the ball.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

Local high schoolers compete in 'Food Truck Challenge'  KRQE News 13

Some local high school students are taking part in a special challenge.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Sandia High School Boys Soccer Fundraiser at Flying Star Café, Albuquerque (Midtown)  Weekly Alibi

Help support the Sandia High School Boys Soccer Team on Thursday, September 7th at Flying Star Cafe on Menaul. We're donating 10% of our sales between ...

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 ...

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 ...

17-year-old with special needs still missing  KOB 4

It's been days since 17-year-old Rae'Qkwon Daniels went missing from just outside his northeast Albuquerque home, and officials believe he is endangered and ...

March in support of a dream  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Hundreds participated in Saturday morning's annual MLK Jr. March down the avenue named in his honor. ...

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.

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 ...

These are the best ABQ neighborhoods for climbing the economic ladder  Albuquerque Business First

New data shows the best Albuquerque neighborhoods for climbing the economic ladder.

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.

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.

Prep Football Roundup | Sports  Valencia County News Bulletin

Los Lunas High School (3-0) beat 6A Sandia High School (1-2) in a 26-10 game which didn't end until after 11 p.m.. The Tigers' homecoming was almost ...

Newscity: Republican Candidate Calls for “Transparency”  Weekly Alibi

The Republican candidate for New Mexico State Auditor is incumbent Wayne Johnson, who was appointed to the position in December 2017 by Governor ...

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.

Selfless Seniors of APS  Albuquerque Journal

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Kids lead protest in Santa Fe against climate change  Santa Fe New Mexican

It is not unusual for political demonstrations to be staged at the Santa Fe Plaza. But rarely has a protest been populated — let alone led — by people so young.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Short players, long shadows: Members of famed 1960s 'Mighty Midgets' gather to reminisce  Santa Fe New Mexican

Almost 57 years have passed since St. Michael's made its mark in the state's basketball lexicon when a group of players, almost all of whom were shorter than ...

Former Homeland Security chief analyzes nation’s security risks  Albuquerque Journal

The effects of climate change and cyberattacks from foreign countries are a greater threat to national security than illegal immigration, former Secretary of ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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…

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Jimmy Carter Middle School principals reassigned  Albuquerque Journal

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

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 ...

Funds from spending bill go towards helping ABQ homeless population  New Mexico Political Report

It started with a break up. About four years ago, James Moyer's girlfriend and mother of his children kicked him out of her home. Moyer worked at a major retail ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Selfless Seniors: APS Education Foundation honors students  Albuquerque Journal

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

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.

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 ...

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

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

Friends, coaches remember victim in deadly crash  KRQE News 13

Two men on the side of the I-25 were changing a tire Tuesday night when Sandoval County deputies said a drunk mother veered off the interstate, striking and ...

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).

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 ...

Men’s soccer players hope program will return to UNM  Albuquerque Journal

As a mechanical engineer major at the University of New Mexico, Anthony Munoz is virtually consumed ...

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.

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 ...

Learning at Del Norte — then and now  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Del Norte High School opened its doors in 1964. It was the brand-spanking new Albuquerque high school modeled on the open-air ...

UNM'S BA/MD Program graduates 14 new docs in 2015  HSC Newsbeat

UNM's Bachelor of Arts to Medical Doctor, or BA/MD, program saw 14 UNM School of Medicine students cross the stage as new physicians this month. To date ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

On the Colorado River, will New Mexico be left in the dust?  New Mexico Political Report

The Colorado River supplies water for more than 36 million people in two countries and seven states, including New Mexico. As river flows and reservoir levels ...

14-year-old with cancer thanks police friends  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A 14-year-old boy with stage 4 cancer and his parents gathered at sheriff's and police headquarters Tuesday afternoon to thank two ...

News headlines by Google News for Sandia High School Albuquerque NM

We have listed the latest news headlines that include Sandia High . This site has been created to offer a place for SHS alumni to reconnect and share memories.

In addition to these news headlines, you may also want to join the Sandia High alumni directory and check out the yearbook listings.