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Today's News

  • Lady Dons take St. Mike’s title

    Marrisa Cordova and the West Las Vegas defense handcuffed tournament host St. Michael’s in Saturday afternoon’s championship game, staging a 9-1 victory in Santa Fe.

    Cordova was credited with nine strikeouts in the Lady Dons’ commanding effort against one of their primary softball rivals.

    West (7-3) opened strong and didn’t slow down, exploiting Lady Horsemen miscues en route to an 8-1 advantage through three innings of play.

  • Pecos’ Varela leads list of state qualifiers

    The high school track and field season is just a few weeks old, and Pecos senior Antonio Varela has already qualified for the New Mexico state championship meet.

    He’s not alone. A number of others, including several from the Las Vegas area, have also punched their tickets to May’s big competitions at Great Friends of UNM Track Stadium.

  • Cardinals edge Dons 8-7

    Mike Salazar caught Jose Juan Montaño’s potential game-tying or game-winning shot to shallow center field on Saturday afternoon, sealing an exciting 8-7 win for Robertson over West Las Vegas at the WLV diamond.

    The game brought a close to a two-day round-robin quadrangular hosted on both sides of Cinder Road.

    Robertson led since the first inning, when it took a 4-0 head start. But the Dons kept chipping away at the lead and had it down to a single run with two runners on and two out in the bottom of the seventh.

  • Cowboys fall in Pueblo

    The No. 18 New Mexico Highlands Cowboys (18-6, 11-4) crashed to earth over the weekend, dropping the first three games of a road series at Colorado State-Pueblo.

    CSUP won 8-4 on Friday and swept Saturday’s twinbill 10-3 and 7-0.

    Eric Maupin led the Cowboys offensively in game one, going 3 of 5 with a double;. Clay Mohr was 2 for 3 with a triple and one run batted in.

    In game two of the series, NMHU’s Kyle Davis hit a solo home run that would hold as the team’s lone extra-base hit.

  • Louisville back in the Final Four

    The Associated Press

    PHOENIX — Once upon a time, Billy Donovan took Rick Pitino on an improbable ride to the Final Four.

    Twenty-five years later, Pitino is heading back after another unbelievable run — one capped with an amazing late-game rally that left his old protege wondering what the heck happened.

    Freshman forward Chane Behanan made the go-ahead basket with 1:06 left Saturday and Pitino’s fourth-seeded Louisville Cardinals outscored Florida by 15 points over the final 10 minutes for a 72-68 victory in the West Regional final.

  • Buckeyes advance, eliminate No. 1 seed Syracuse

    The Associated Press

    BOSTON  — Ohio State coach Thad Matta sized up his team in the middle of the season and had it figured for an early loss when the NCAA tournament came around.

    The final weekend of March Madness is next, and the Buckeyes will be there.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 26, 2012

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas vs. Santa Rosa, 3 p.m., WLV field

    TUESDAY
    Baseball
    • Robertson vs. Capital, 5:30 p.m., MMS field
    Softball
    • Robertson vs. Pojoaque Valley (DH), 3 p.m., RHS field
    Tennis
    • Robertson vs. Hope Christian, 3 p.m., RHS complex

    WEDNESDAY
    Softball
    • LCC at Clarendon CC (DH), 1 p.m., Clarendon, Texas

  • Parent blasts Mora principal

    A parent is criticizing Mora Elementary School principal LeeEtte Quintana for taking her husband with her to a school activity while he awaits trial on charges that he had sex with a former student.

    Jay Quintana accompanied his wife to an after-school activity for Mora Elementary students held at the school’s library last week.

    LeeEtte Quintana is the principal of the elementary school. Jay Quintana is awaiting trial on multiple sex charges stemming from allegations that he carried on a sexual relationship with a student.

  • Candidates file for area positions

    San Miguel County Clerk Melanie Rivera, District 2 Commissioner Marcellino Ortiz and District Attorney Richard Flores are all but guaranteed four additional years in office.

    Tuesday was filing day for county and statewide races, and those three elected officials drew no opponents. That means the three Democrats will be elected to another term in office, unless an independent or third party candidate decides to jump into the race later this year and prevails in the November general election.

  • Gettysburg of the West

    In 1862, Confederate and Union soldiers battled in what scholars call the “Gettysburg of the West.”

    The 150th anniversary of the Battle of the Glorieta Pass, which represented a turning point in the war, will be commemorated this weekend at the Pecos National Historical Park, located off Interstate 25. Those attending should take the Rowe exit.

    The three-day battle was fought from March 26 to March 28.