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Recent Tournaments for the Demons…












Santa Fe had one pretty spectacular run in the late 1970s when the Demons and Demonettes claimed state titles in basketball, volleyball, baseball and football.

Read about that and more in the Roll Call of State Championships…


1996…A perfect 20-0 season for the Demonettes and coach Mike Thompson after Santa Fe sweeps Farmington in a three-game Class 4A finale

1994…Santa Fe High moves to the top run in 4A following a 3-1 victory over West Mesa to cap 19-4 campaign

1983…Coached by Nancy Mike, Demonettes run the table with a 19-0 season. In championship, Santa Fe takes care of Roswell 2-1

1979…Santa Fe High, led by coach Lenny Roybal, edges Roswell 2-1 to claim first state title in volleyball

1979…Santa Fe reigns supreme in Class 4A after 13-1 season that ends with a 19-15 championship game victory over Eldorado

Boys Basketball
1978…It’s the glory road for Santa Fe in basketball when Demons and coach Lenny Roybal pull out 50-47 victory over Albuquerque High in Class 4A final

Girls Basketball
1988…Demonettes garner Class 4A title with a 20-6 season for coach Mike Walker, which ends with a 63-59 win over Los Alamos

The Demons twice have had wrestlers win three-straight state individual tournaments in their respective weight classes: Put your hands together for Javier Posa (1988-90) and Jason Tapia (1996-98).

1977…Success on the diamond is part of the late-70s success picture for Santa Fe when Demonettes and coach Joe Jerry Martinez claim Class 4A crown

You might not think that Santa Fe’s elevation and more extended days with snow on the ground would be conducive to tennis success, but Demons and Demonettes have won individual state tournaments. Santa Fe High’s Adrienne Mechem took consecutive girls singles crowns in 1974 and 1975. In boys play, Ivan Zinn (1992), Bobby Bull (1991) and Ray Martinez (1982) have emerged as the top player when bracket competition was over.



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“Ole!” greets drive-through customers from the speaker box.
If that’s the case, it can only be one business: Taco Box.
From frijole burritos to Spanish fries to pig-in-a-panchos, and quite nearly everything in-between, the restaurant has been serving up its eclectic menu for 40 years.
According to owner Tom Martin, the number one seller is the simple-and-tasty frijole burrito while tacos, chalupas and cheese sticks follow closely in popularity.
A popular side item are Spanish fries, a Taco Box-invented title for another potato-based munchie (any guesses?). Martin says his restaurant has only occasionally ventured into making regular french fries and the attempts have ultimately always been futile with the Taco Box customer base.
“I always joke that I don’t make french fries so I can help keep McDonald’s in business,” Martin says.
Other items also remain popular to an extent even though not officially on the menu board anymore – a testament to the loyalty of the typical Taco Box consumer.
The Mexi-Burger was on the menu back in the early 1980s and still gets ordered today. By those in the know, at any rate.
“There’s probably at least a dozen different items over the years like that,” Martin says. “We took it off, just because of space, but we still make ’em. We probably sell as many as we did when they were on the menu.”
Martin lists breakfast tacos, frijole tacos, guacamole tacos as other such “underground” items. And that’s not to mention the vast array of drink combinations, utilizing the different soft drinks and flavorings, that have actually never been listed on the big board at Taco Box.
Martin, raised in Cleveland and a graduate from Cornell University in New York, ventured west after college and tried his hand with the Taco Box brand. He took over Taco Box on June 1, 1970.
Remembering his first foray into Mexican food, Martin has an oft-repeated story with some variation or another.
“I never had a taco until I was 21. I remember having a mild green chile taco and I thought I was going to die,” Martin recalls.
After having a tastebud-adjustment and following countless tacos served to his customers at Taco Box, it’s safe to say one thing about the guy who originally thought he’d be in the Land of Enchantment  for “a couple of years.”
Well Tom, you’re a New Mexican now.

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