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  • FFA takes top spot in tournament

    By Allison Martinez
    Las Vegas FFA Reporter

    Two of the Las Vegas FFA Parliamentary Procedure teams recently traveled to Phoenix to compete at the Josh Morgan Memorial Parliamentary Procedure Tournament.

    The Las Vegas FFA senior team placed first at the tournament. The team consisted of Luke Romero, Clay Prieskorn, Manny Villanueva, Ramos Aragon, Tabitha Sanchez and Sharissa Higgins.

  • LCC students make vice president’s honor roll

    Submitted to the Optic

    Luna Community College announced its Fall 2012 Vice President’s Honor Roll.  Inclusion on the Vice President’s Honor Roll requires students to successfully complete, without incomplete grades included, a minimum of 12 graded credit hours with at least a 3.660 GPA. Graded credit hours do not include S/U graded courses, audits or credit by exam.  

    The 2012 Vice President’s Honor Roll students are:

  • Highlands baseball debuts this weekend

    One of New Mexico Highlands’ consistently competitive programs, Cowboy baseball could be poised to achieve a number of milestones this spring.

    And it all begins with a four-game home series vs. Eastern New Mexico Friday through Sunday.

    Head coach Steve Jones needs just 11 wins to hit the mythical 500-victory mark for his career. Jones is 489-349 in 16 seasons.

  • RHS girls outlast Socorro

    Outscoring their visitors 17-10 in the final quarter Tuesday night, the Robertson Lady Cardinals  dispatched Socorro 68-55 in non-district girls’ basketball action.

    Robertson improved to 10-10 overall; Socorro fell to 11-12.

    The final score was hardly indicative of a game with six ties and eight lead changes. The Lady Cards were up only four early in the fourth quarter before making a 10-4 run to go ahead by double digits.

  • Mora teams confound SF Prep

    Tuesday’s twin victories over Santa Fe Prep meant plenty for both Mora boys’ and girls’ basketball squads.

    For the Rangers and coach James Branch, beating the Blue Griffins gave them some serious momentum in the District 2-2A chase.

    For the Rangerettes and coach Mark Cassidy, the win was No. 21 in what has been another dream season.

  • Dons complete sweep of Raton

    Eleven West Las Vegas players got into the act scoring against overmatched Raton on Wednesday in a 79-47 road romp.

    Joe Ortiz led the way with 24 points, and Andres Gallegos had 10 for Ernie Rodriguez’s Dons, who completed a sweep of the regular-season series with the Tigers.

    After a road game in Taos on Friday, West (8-15, 3-3 DIstrict 2-3A) wraps up the regular season with a home game vs. Pojoaque Valley on Thursday, Feb. 21. Taos is sixth and Pojoaque seventh in the MaxPreps rankings of Class 3A.

  • NMHU wrestlers go winless at Western State

    Points, much less victories, were difficult to come by for the New Mexico Highlands wrestling team in its trip to Gunnison, Colo., on Tuesday night.

    The host Western State Colorado swept all 10 weight classes in the final dual meet of the season to take a 38-0 win.

    Four matches almost went the Cowboys’ way, and NMHU heavyweight Robert Rockhill took Kyle Graulus to overtime before losing via sudden victory, 2-1.

  • No. 19 Lobos rally past Fresno

    Kendall Williams’ buzzer-beating dunk capped a University of New Mexico rally from an 11-point halftime deficit as the No. 19 Lobos won 54-48 at Fresno State on Wednesday night.

    Williams finished with 13 points; Alex Kirk had 10 points, nine rebounds and six blocks for UNM (21-4, 8-2 Mountain West). The Bulldogs led 31-20 at halftime.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 15, 2013

    Friday
    Baseball
    • LCC at Western Oklahoma, noon, Altus, Okla.
    • NMHU vs. Eastern New Mexico, 2 p.m., Brandt Park
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men vs. Colorado Mesa, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson boys (A,B) vs. Raton, 5:30 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • Wagon Mound boys at Maxwell, 6:30 p.m., Maxwell
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C) at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    Softball
    • LCC in Midland Classic, TBA, Midland, Texas

    Saturday
    Baseball

  • Ballpark beer sales proposed

    The city is moving forward with plans to allow beer to be served at Rodriguez Park complex during professional baseball games, carrying through with one of the prerequisites for getting the Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs to field a team in Las Vegas.

    The City Council tonight is slated to vote on whether to publish a revamped drinking in public ordinance that would allow beer to be served and consumed at Rodriguez Park.