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Today's News

  • Lady Cards silence visiting Rattlers

    Coach Rick Armijo says he likes seeing a balanced team effort from his Robertson Lady Cardinals.

    He got all of that and then some Monday evening as the Lady Cards dismantled Tucumcari 85-29 at Mike Marr Gym.

    Ten Robertson players scored and everyone who played contributed in the rout of the Class 2A Lady Rattlers.

  • West LV wrestlers 5th in St. Mike’s tournament

    Brandon Maddux got the breakout performance he’d been looking for over the weekend, advancing to the 120-pound championship match of the Al Salazar Memorial Invitational, St. Michael’s annual wrestling tournament at Perez-Shelley Gym in Santa Fe.

    Maddux, one of West Las Vegas’ team leaders, lost in the final but his second-place finish helped the Dons take fifth place in the team standings. It’s the second straight year West has wrangled a top-five finish in the event.

  • Mora unbeaten at 12-0

    A decisive win over McCurdy and routs of Dulce and Springer have pumped the Mora girls’ basketball record to 12-0 overall.

    Mora and coach Mark Cassidy were to play at Coronado on Wednesday and at Tucumcari on Friday.

    Andrea Romero and Aubrey Rubin led Mora with 10 apiece, Angel Valencia had eight and Chantel Rivera and Destiny Pacheco six each in beating McCurdy (7-6) 46 to 31. The Rangerettes got off to a fast start, leading 16-5 after one, 26-10 at half, and 37-14 through three.

  • Tide is No. 1

    The Associated Press

    NEW ORLEANS  — Alabama split the games and swept the titles.

    The Crimson Tide was voted No. 1 in the final Associated Press poll for the eighth time, tying Notre Dame for the most of any team in college football, after winning a rematch with LSU in the BCS championship on Monday.

    Alabama’s 21-0 victory easily offset the Tigers’ 9-6 win on Nov. 5 in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and gave it the top spot in the AP ranking to go along with the No. 1 ranking in the USA Today coaches’ poll.

  • Pojoaque transition game tires Dons

    Fresher legs usually win basketball games that turn into track meets, and that seemed to be the case Monday night as Pojoaque overtook West Las Vegas 51-38 at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The visiting Elks, who trailed 13-8 after one quarter, gradually overtook the Dons, outrebounding and outrunning their hosts with a relentless transition game.

    To its credit, West Las Vegas had few defensive lapses in the half-court sets and at least through the first half the Dons protected the ball fairly well.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 11, 2012

    THURSDAY
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas boys, girls at Hope Christian tournaments, TBA, Albuquerque

    FRIDAY
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men at Chadron State, 5 and 7 p.m., Chadron, Neb.
    • Robertson girls at Bernalillo (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Bernalillo
    • West Las Vegas boys, girls at Hope Christian tournaments, TBA, Albuquerque
    Wrestling
    • NMHU at Mile Hugh Duals, 3 p.m., Prescott, Ariz.

  • Benavidez gets life for murder

    The Las Vegas man convicted in the 2009 slaying of another man was sentenced Friday to life in prison.

    Louis “Louie” Benavidez, 57, was convicted in December of first-degree murder and tampering with evidence in the case.

    District Judge Eugenio Mathis sentenced Benavidez on Friday to life in prison on the murder conviction and to an additional three years on the tampering charge.

    District Attorney Richard Flores said that under state law, Benavidez will not be eligible for parole until he serves a minimum of 30 years.

  • Celebrating the Centennial
  • Sidewalk project starts this week

    The city of Las Vegas has hired a contractor to replace the sidewalk on the north side of Douglas Avenue between Seventh and Eight Streets.

    Crespin’s Paving and Concrete was scheduled to begin the sidewalk work on Monday. According to the city, the project is expected to be completed by Jan. 25.

    In preparation for the project, the city had two silver aspen tress cut down, a move that generated criticism from some in the community.

    City Manager Timothy Dodge said the city received a number of complaints about the decision to cut them down.

  • N.M. to be more urban, Hispanic

    By Kate Nash
    Santa Fe New Mexican

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s Hispanic population over the next 100 years will grow to be the majority ethnic group, regardless of federal immigration policy, a local researcher and pollster predicts.

    At the same time, the number of senior citizens in the state who depend on government services will increase, as budgets for programs to help them will shrink.