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  • Noticias - Jan. 1, 2017

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    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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  • Dons make it to Stu final

    West Las Vegas head coach David Bustos is well familiar with the feeling of playing in the Stu Clark Tournament championship.

    He’s been there enough.

    Bustos — who’s led teams to three Stu titles and two runner-up finishes — and his Dons (9-2) earned a spot in the 2016 final with a hard-fought victory over Class 5A St. Pius  in Thursday’s semifinals at the Wilson Complex.

  • Panthers keep momentum rolling in Tri

    Extending its winning streak to eight consecutive games, the Pecos Panthers doubled up East Mountain 71-34 in the semifinals of the Tri-Cities Tournament on Thursday night at Sanchez Gym.

    The Panthers and coach Ira Harge advanced to Friday’s championship game with Santa Rosa, played after this issue had gone to press. (See the Optic website, www.lasvegasoptic.com, for updates.)

  • RHS girls shine in Texico

    Five different Lady Cardinals scored in the fourth quarter Thursday as Robertson pulled out a 38-36 nailbiter at Texico in the Citizens Bank Tournament.

    Robertson (9-1) was to play Farwell (Texas) in Friday’s final. Farwell advanced with a 66-57 win over Eunice.

  • Lady Dons edge SFHS

    West Las Vegas’ girls punctuated 2016 with a 57-52 triumph over Class 6A Santa Fe High on Thursday at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Again a hot start keyed the WLV win. The Lady Dons outscored the Demonettes 19-11 in the first period.

    It was 31-28 at intermission and 44-37 going into the final frame.

    Jenika Padilla’s 24-point afternoon highlighted the Lady Don win.

    WLV scoring: Jenika Padilla, 24; Analysse Lucero, 10; Jenna Bustos, 8; Tiffany Encinias, 6; Alisson Hill, 5; Jasmine Montaño, 4.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 1, 2017

    SUNDAY
    • No local varsity events scheduled

    MONDAY
    • No local varsity events scheduled

    TUESDAY
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys (A,B) at Peñasco, 5 p.m., Peñasco
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B) vs. Ruidoso, 3 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at Moriarty, 4 p.m., Moriarty
    • Memorial Middle School boys at Raton, 4 p.m., Raton

    WEDNESDAY
    Basketball

  • Stu Clark Day Two: Dons back in final

    West Las Vegas head coach David Bustos is well familiar with the feeling of playing in the Stu Clark Tournament championship.
    He’s been there enough.
    Bustos — who’s led teams to three Stu titles and two runner-up finishes — and his Dons (9-2) earned a spot in the 2016 final with a hard-fought victory over Class 5A St. Pius  in Thursday’s semifinals at the Wilson Complex.

  • DA: Fatal shooting justified

    The Associated Press

    The Santa Fe District Attorney’s Office has cleared four officers of wrongdoing in connection to the fatal shooting of a 30-year-old suspect.

    District Attorney Jennifer Padgett on Tuesday sent a letter to State Police Chief Pete Kassetas stating that the four officers will not face charges for the August 2015 death of Marvin Maestas, The Albuquerque Journal reported.

  • Three-quarters of a century: KFUN celebrates 75th

    For Joseph and Loretta Baca, 2016 will go down as a milestone as they celebrate one of their radio stations turning 75.  

    KFUN hit the airwaves in the Meadow City on Christmas Day 1941 under the ownership of visionaries Ernie and Dorothy Thwaites.

    The anniversary is particularly meaningful for Joseph Baca, who worked for KFUN for many years.  

    “It is gratifying and humbling...,” Joseph Baca said. “Now, we are part of KFUN’s history and birthday.”

  • Fraud cases against Trujillo moving forward

    The three criminal cases against the former chief of the state Public Education Department’s Professional Licensure Bureau — who is accused of fraud, forgery and other crimes — are back on track.

    All three cases against Charles Trujillo were placed on hold in September after a potential conflict of interest arose due to the fact that Trujillo’s attorney, Sam Bregman, previously represented one of the state’s witnesses in an employment matter.