Tucson High School Sports

Former Lancer Romeo Ballesteros to play for New Mexico State

Former Salpointe and Pima standout Romeo Ballesteros announced his commitment to play for New Mexico State. Ballesteros batted .324 with 25 RBI for the Aztecs last year.

Located in Las Cruces, the Aggies compete in the WAC. Ballesteros will join former Nogales standout Kevin Jimenez and former Sahuarita standouts Ian Mejia, Chris Barraza and Brendon Rodriguez.


Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017, a 2019 AZ Education News award winner and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling. 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. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019, became a member of the Sunnyside Los Mezquites Cross Country Hall of Fame in 2021 and he was a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee and he earned a Distinguished Service Award from Amphitheater. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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