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Cuba tops Shiprock, FHS cross-country teams dominate Aztec Invite


FARMINGTON − The Cuba High School football team jumped out to a quick early lead and earned their second win of the season, going on the road to beat Shiprock.

Meantime, the Monument Valley High School volleyball team scored an impressive win over Farmington to take the crown in the Four Corners Honors Tournament, held over the weekend at Scorpion Arena.

And the Farmington High School cross-country teams ran past their competition over the weekend in an early season meet at the Tiger Sports Complex.

Here's a look back at some of this weekend's prep sports action.

Football

CUBA 29, Shiprock 12

The Cuba High School football team wasted little time at Shiprock High School getting out to an early lead on their way to a 29-12 victory Saturday afternoon over the Chieftains.

Cuba led the game 22-0 at the end of the first quarter before letting the Chieftains work their way back into the game, leading 22-12 at halftime.

Both teams stiffened a bit offensively in the second half, but the Rams were never seriously threatened, improving their record on the season to 2-1.

The loss drops Shiprock's record to 1-2 on the season. Last week, the Chieftains earned their first win of the season, knocking off Crownpoint by a final of 28-14. Shiprock will be home Friday at 7 p.m. to face Monument Valley, Utah (0-2). The Cougars have been outscored by a combined margin of 126-8 in those two losses.

Volleyball

Monument Valley, Arizona 3, Farmington 1

The Monument Valley (Ariz.) High School volleyball team took home top prize over the weekend, winning the Four Corners Honors tournament with a three games to one victory in the championship match over Farmington.

The Lady Mustangs earned their way to the championship match after beating Aztec, while Farmington worked their way through the tournament, getting to the championship by beating Piedra Vista.

Monument Valley won the first set of the championship match 25-19 before dropping the second set 25-22. The Lady Mustangs closed out the match with 25-19 and 25-22 victories in the third and fourth set to earn the trophy.

The Lady Scorpions will be back in action Tuesday at 6 p.m. when they host Bloomfield.

Cross-Country

Farmington High School's Madison Germaine and Palmer Bentley each took home first place awards in the Aztec Tigers Cross Country Invitational last weekend at the Tiger Sports Complex.

Germaine won the girls varsity 5000 meter run, besting Autumn Villanueva from Aztec with a final time of 22 minutes, 34.26 seconds, 11 seconds ahead of Villanueva. Aztec's Alisia Valerio finished third in the race, with Farmington's Logan Webb finishing fourth.

Germaine's win allowed the Scorpions to win the girls team title ahead of Aztec, with Piedra Vista finishing fourth led by Lorena Ramos.

In the boys varsity division, Bentley won his 5000 meter race, crossing the finish line with a time of 20 minutes, 6.4 seconds, nearly 10 seconds ahead of Bloomfield's Jayvn Frank. Farmington won the boys team title as well, with third place finisher Caleb Allred and sixth place finisher Kolton Jones leading the charge. The Scorpions beat Bloomfield for the team title with the Bobcats being led by fifth place finisher Isaac Valdez and seventh place finisher Adan Benevidez.