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  • Area teams add to wins as season winds down

    On a night when D.J. Bustos scored 34 points, blasting through a 40-year-old state career scoring record in the process, the Taos Tigers were eager to spoil the party.

    Having won just one district game to date and playing on the road at a partisan West Las Vegas gym, Taos nonetheless gave the Dons all they could handle before falling 66-61 Saturday.

  • Cowboys squander lead in Utah

    New Mexico Highlands’ men (9-15, 7-12) let an 11-point lead slip through their hands Saturday night in an eventual 86-74 setback at Westminster (Utah) in Salt Lake City.

    Mangisto Deng’s three-pointer off a Kieran Woods assist put NMHU ahead 20-9 six and a half minutes into the contest before the Griffins countered with a 10-3 run. Twice the Cowboys rebuilt their lead back to 11, both after three-pointers by Ron Lawton. The Cowboys led 44-37 at halftime.

  • Cards back on top

    Winning individual titles in four weight classes and reaching the finals in four others, Robertson reclaimed the top spot in District 2/5-4A wrestling on Saturday in Taos.

    It’s the first district championship to go with coach of the year honors for second-year RHS head coach James Mark Martinez.

  • Pecos wins district title

    A change did them good.

    On Friday, the Pecos Panthers wrestling team won its first district championship upon being moved to District 1/3-4A in the offseason.

    The Panthers captured five individual titles, with two second places and three third places at the district tournament held at their own Sanchez Gym.

    Pecos, coached by Mel Rael, garnered 158 team points to hold off Shiprock (152) for first place. Wingate (94), Foothill (82), Tierra Encantada (80) and Newcomb (53) trailed those two.

  • Highlands splits two duals

    Cowboy wrestling bounced back from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tournaments by splitting a pair of dual meets, both on the road.

    Highlands beat Colorado Mesa 20-16 Friday night in Grand Junction, Colo.

    Cody Marquez (197) clinched the dual with a 5-0 shutout over George Stagg.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 15, 2017

    • Robertson girls (A,B) vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • NMHU at Eastern New Mexico (DH), noon, Portales

    • Mora boys (A,B) and girls (A,B) vs. Escalante, 3 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • Pecos girls (A,B) vs. McCurdy, 4 p.m., Sanchez Gym

    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona

  • BREAKING: Dons' forfeits upheld

    West Las Vegas will have to forfeit four boys' basketball games after all, according to one of the plaintiffs in a case decided in district court.

    The decision came Monday morning after a daylong hearing Friday pitted coaches David Bustos and Steve Sandoval and their players against the New Mexico Activities Association in the courtroom of Judge Abigail Aragon.

    A final hearing in the matter is set for the morning of Feb. 21, but that will be after the District 2-4A tournament is set to begin.

  • BREAKING: Bustos breaks record

    D.J. Bustos scored 34 points Saturday night, treating an appreciative home crowd to a slice of history. The West Las Vegas senior pushed his career total to 2,612, a New Mexico scoring record for boys' basketball.

    The new figure surpasses the 2,591 points tallied by Alfred Romero of Wagon Mound as of 1977.

    Bustos' milestone came as part of the Dons' 66-61 win over Taos, essential as West makes a run at the District 2-4A championship -- with up to three prescribed forfeit losses still to be determined in a Las Vegas courtroom.

  • Robertson, Pecos win district wrestling titles

    Wrestling teams from Robertson and Pecos captured district championships over the weekend, and it's on to state for many of their grapplers.

    It's the first for the Panthers and coach Mel Rael since breaking off from their old district to join District 1/3-4A. Pecos won five individual weight classes, placed second in two others and third in three more. The tournament was hosted at Sanchez Gym on Friday.

  • BREAKING: Testimony wraps in WLV basketball hearing

    After a full day of testimony, both sides rested Friday evening in a district court hearing to determine whether West Las Vegas boys basketball will have to forfeit games as prescribed by the New Mexico Activities Association.

    Judge Abigail Aragon was to take the weekend to render her decision, expected on Monday.

    Aragon last week issued a temporary restraining order against the NMAA, allowing for unplayed games that had originally been ruled forfeits to be played.