Herb Stinson
Herb Stinson Born: March 30, 1952 in Farmington, New MexicoHigh School: Aztec High School (1970)College: Dixie College (Utah) 1971, Southern Utah University 1971-1975 High School: • Nine varsity letters – 4 year in football, 3 years in wrestling and 2 years in track• During sophomore year, the wrestling coach, Jerry Parker to come out for
Emanuel “Manny” Smith
Emanuel “Manny” Smith In the 1950s and 60s, handball was king among Albuquerque’s elite athletic circles.  And Emanuel “Manny” Smith was the king of Albuquerque handball courts. Smith was the dean of Duke City handball, having won 11 consecutive Albuquerque city titles (1957-67) and nine straight New Mexico state crowns (1958-66) both still records to
Bill Gracey
William “Bill” Gracey Born: May 8, 1953 Denver, ColoradoHigh School: West Mesa High School 1971College: University of New Mexico Bachelor of Science in Physical Education 1976 High School• Lettered in football 2 years and baseball 3 years• 1971 West Mesa High School’s Outstanding Athlete of the Year• 1971 All-District and All-City in both baseball (centerfielder)
Lou Pierotti
Luigi “Lou” Gustavo Pierotti Born: June 7, 1920, rural community near Walsenburg, Colorado Death: March 21, 2015 (Los Alamos, New Mexico) High School: Huerfano County High School (Walsenburg, Colorado) College: None Louis “Lou” lived in New Mexico for 74 years. Throughout his life, Lou helped Northern New Mexico grow its sports footprint and provided support for charitable causes throughout
Gene Torres Sr.
GENE “THE ROCK or La PIEDRA” TORRES Born: September 9, 1937 in Trinidad, ColoradoDied: June 12, 2005 in Las Vegas, New MexicoHigh School – Trinidad High School – Trinidad, Colorado (1956)College – Adams State University (1957)United States Navy – 1958 – 1961 – Served aboard USS Shrangi-La Aircraft CarrierNew Mexico Highlands University – 1962 –