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Today's News

  • Romero signs with NMMI

    Once the summer rolls around, David Romero will have time to fully focus on the next step in his education and tennis career — a trek to Roswell and New Mexico Military Institute.

    For now, his sights are set on making a run at the state championship in Class 3A boys’ singles. And, of course, graduating from Robertson High School.

    Romero teamed with cousin Amadeo Lopez to pursue the state title in boys’ doubles last spring, and the two cousins came away with that championship trophy.

  • LV junior wrestlers rock mats

    Submitted to the Optic

    Eight local grapplers brought home medals from the New Mexico Junior Wrestling State Tournaments this past month.

    Las Vegas Junior Wrestling took wrestlers to District the first week of February and to the NMJW State Championships that  wrapped up Feb. 9 in Moriarty.

    “We are proud to say that we came home with two junior state champions, two third place, two fourth place, one fifth, one sixth,” the local club said through a news release.

  • Luna teams pick up wins; softball home at last

    Luna Community College

    The Luna Community College softball team got back to its winning ways on Saturday after beating Trinidad State 9-4. The game was played in Trinidad, Colo.

    The win puts the Lady Rough Riders at 4-7 on the year.

    They will begin their conference season at home this Friday and Saturday as they take on Western Texas College. Two doubleheaders are scheduled for each day beginning at noon.

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  • All China - Highlands’ Smith named Defensive Player of Year

    NMHU Sports Information

    In a vote by the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference head coaches, senior China Smith has been named the 2013-14 Co-Defensive Player of the Year as well as First Team All-Conference, announced the RMAC offices Wednesday.

    Senior Alyssa Lopez became an All-Conference honoree for the third time when she was named to the Third Team for the season.

  • Lobos ground Falcons, set up showdown with Aztecs

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Seniors Cameron Bairstow and Kendall Williams put on a show in their final home game for No. 21 New Mexico, combining for 34 points Wednesday night to lead the Lobos to an 80-52 victory over Air Force.

    Bairstow finished with 21 points and seven rebounds and Williams had 13 points for New Mexico (24-5, 15-2 Mountain West).

    Leading 27-20, the Lobos closed the first half on a 7-0 run capped by a buzzer-beating dunk from Alex Kirk on an inbounds play for a 34-20 lead.

  • Go Fish - March 7

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Fishing report, March 4:
    Charette Lakes: Opened for the season March 1.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 7, 2014

    Friday
    Baseball
    • LCC at Odessa (DH), noon, Odessa, Texas
    • NMHU vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 3 p.m., Brandt Park
    • Robertson at Cobre tournament, TBA
    Basketball
    • Class 2A girls’ state tournament: Mora vs. Tohatchi, 6 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • Class 3A girls’ state tournament: Robertson vs. Silver, 6 p.m., Mike Marr Gym; West Las Vegas vs. Thoreau, 7 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    Softball
    • LCC vs. Western Texas (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    Tennis

  • Trujillo fends off challenge

    Incumbent Eddie Trujillo handily defeated his two challengers to win another term as the city of Las Vegas municipal judge.

    In the Ward 4 City Council race, Councilman David Romero was re-elected to a second term, receiving 22 more votes than challenger Michael Espinoza.

    The Ward 1 race, meanwhile, will be decided by a runoff election within 45 days because none of the three candidates garnered more than 50 percent of the vote. Councilwoman Tonita Gurule-Giron and Oliver L’Esperance were the top two vote-getters in that race.

  • Two Vegas men facing DWI charges

    Las Vegas police arrested two men on drunk driving charges in recent days, one after he allegedly crashed his motorcycle Friday and the other after someone called to report that he was passed out inside a running vehicle at about 2 a.m. Sunday.

    Gabriel Garcia, 24, of Las Vegas, the man arrested early Sunday morning, was charged with driving while under the influence, fourth offense, which is a fourth-degree felony. He was also charged with a misdemeanor count of driving with a revoked license.

  • Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss