Prep notes: Basketball and wrestling tournaments upcoming

Jan. 17—Hope Christian's boys and girls are hosting their annual basketball tournaments this weekend, and is one of the last regular-season events of the season.

Each has an eight-team field.

The Hope girls are in the first game Thursday, 9 a.m. against Hot Springs. The other first-rounders are Taos-Bloomfield (noon), Los Lunas-Artesia (3 p.m.) and St. Pius-West Las Vegas (6 p.m.)

The boys times Thursday are 10:30 a.m. (Hope-Shiprock) 1:30 p.m. (Taos-Hot Springs), 4:30 p.m. (Bloomfield-Artesia) and 7:30 p.m. (St. Pius-WLV).

The finals are Saturday at 5 p.m. (girls) and 7 p.m. (boys).

WRESTLING: An impressive field of schools will be at Cibola on Friday and Saturday for the annual Joe Vivian Classic.

That list includes Volcano Vista and La Cueva. All 13 APS programs are entered in the meet. Defending 4A state champ Belen also is in the field.

The finals are slated early afternoon on Saturday, although organizers did not yet have a firm time scheduled.