Canyon del Oro baseball standout Alex Bustamante signed with New Mexico Military Institute last week. Bustamante played outfield and saw some time on the mound for the Dorados. Located is Roswell, the Broncos sport several athletes from Southern Arizona including Paulo Rodriguez (Salpointe), Pablo Martinez (Rio Rico) and Gerry Lerma (Sahuarita).
Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com