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Today's News

  • Cowboys take Mines to brink

    Brian Muller sank two clutch free throws with 16 seconds left in overtime Saturday to help Colorado School of Mines (4-2, 1-1 RMAC) avoid an upset at New Mexico Highlands (3-2, 1-1).

  • Rivera nets 25 as Mora girls defeat Rattlers

    Chantel Rivera scored a game-high 25 points to lead the Mora Rangerettes to a 50-33 romp in the girls’ basketball season opener against visiting Tucumcari this past Friday at Montoya Gym.

    Gerty Herrera and Destiny Pacheco added 10 points apiece for Mora (1-0). Tucumcari’s Brianna Molinas and Esperanza Moncayo tallied 10 each for the Rattlers (1-1).

    Mora started strong defensively and took a 13-5 lead after one period.

    Tucumcari hit some shots in the second quarter and narrowed the margin to 23-19 at intermission.

  • Rangers take 3rd in Taos tourney

    Submitted to the Optic

    In a Taos tourney field dominated by 3A and 4A competition, the Mora Rangers started their 2012-13 season with a third-place finish, defeating Wingate 62-59 Saturday night in Otero Gymnasium.

  • Tourney champ
  • Boxing tourney starts Friday at Crespin’s

    Several locals are slated to fight in this coming weekend’s New Mexico State Silver Gloves boxing tournament at Crespin’s Gym.

    Mateo Gold will be competing in one of the brackets, said promoter and Silver Gloves coordinator Carlos Crespin. And locals Wally Diaz, Justin Saiz and Savanna Trujillo of Mora may be boxing in show bouts, he noted.

    First bout starts 6 p.m. Friday at the gym, located at 900 West Valencia St. The event resumes Saturday and Sunday.

  • Heisman finalists named

    The Associated Press
    NEW YORK — Johnny Manziel and Manti Te’o are in position to make Heisman Trophy history.
    Manziel, the redshirt freshman quarterback from Texas A&M, and Te’o, Notre Dame’s star linebacker, along with Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein, were invited Monday to attend the Heisman presentation ceremony.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 5, 2012

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls (6) at Springer, 4:30 p.m., Springer
    Wrestling
    • WLVMS Jamboree (includes WLV, RHS, Mora), 3 p.m., WLV

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • Mora girls (A,B) at Lady Lion Classic, TBA, Santa Rosa
    • Robertson girls (A,B) at Clayton tournament, TBA, Clayton
    • Memorial Middle School girls vs. St. Michael’s, 4:30 p.m., MMS
    • Mora Middle School girls at Dulce, 4 p.m., Dulce

  • Man sentenced to 6 years

    The Los Lunas man who walked into a local physician’s home in February and demanded money and guns and who then attempted to gain entry into another woman’s home by pretending to be a police officer has been sentenced to six years in prison.

    Lupe Chavez, 44, was sentenced by District Judge Matthew Sandoval on Nov. 19.

    Assistant District Attorney Joseph Gonzales argued for the maximum sentence at the hearing, and Sandoval agreed.

  • Winter Wonderland
  • $2,500 stolen from East AD’s office

    Las Vegas Police are investigating the reported theft of $2,500 from an office at Robertson High School.

    Las Vegas City Schools Co-Curricular Director Juan Carlos Fulgenzi, who also serves as the district’s athletics director, reported last week that someone had entered his office, pried open a file cabinet in the office and walked away with $2,500 in cash.