Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Need a New Way To Go.(Sports)

Byline: KEN SICKENGER Of the Journal

Russ Gilmore had to stifle a yawn as he watched the fourth quarter of Tuesday night's junior varsity Hobbs-at-Eldorado boys basketball game.

It wasn't that Gilmore, Hobbs' varsity basketball coach, found the contest boring. He was tired and understandably so.

The recent schedule has been tough on Gilmore and his Eagles, who endured three district games two of them in Albuquerque in an eight-day span.

That's more than 1,200 miles on the old team bus, 600-mile Tuesday road trips on each side of a Friday night home game against Clovis.

But miles alone don't tell this adventure story. Both trips to Albuquerque came during snowstorms, lengthening the ride considerably. …

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