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Today's News

  • Hanging on - Lady Dons edge Raton; Trujillo, Gonzales score in double figures

    Joedy Quintana milked 30 critical seconds off the clock and then — after drawing the inevitable foul — made one of two free throws to help West Las Vegas hang on in a 61-56 win over Raton on Tuesday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Raton missed a final shot with :04 left, and West’s Celeste Trujillo grabbed the defensive rebound to finish the game.

  • National honor for McPherson

    Shanice McPherson, a New Mexico Highlands freshman, was named the NCAA Division II U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Female Track and Field Athlete of the Week this past Monday.

    McPherson hit the qualification marks for the NCAA Championships in a pair of events while scoring 18 points in helping New Mexico Highlands capture the 2014 Air Force Invitational team title over the weekend in Colorado Springs.

  • No. 9 WSC rolls Cowboys

    His mane of blond curls makes Elliot Copeland a dead ringer for the character Napoleon Dynamite.

    But Copeland is a much better wrestler.

    And that left New Mexico Highlands fans saying, “Gosh!” on Wednesday night.

    Copeland, ranked No. 3 among 174-pounders in NCAA Division II wrestling, won 9-2 against Highlands’ Easton Hargrave and helped the No. 9 rated Mountaineers spoil the Cowboys’ home debut at the Wilson Complex.

  • Cardinal Classic at Marr

    Twenty-six high school wrestling teams from across New Mexico are expected in town for this weekend’s annual Cardinal Classic, which has grown into one of the bigger, better and most eagerly anticipated grappling events on the calendar.

    Day one action begins around 11 a.m. Friday at Robertson’s Mike Marr Gym and continues into the evening. The first day will see wrestlers compete in pools; their performance in pools will be one factor in seeding for the tournament brackets the following day.

  • LV fitness challenge to begin; participants invited

    Once again, the City of Las Vegas is inviting its citizens to get in shape and shed unwanted pounds before springtime.

    The Abe Montoya Recreation Center and Las Vegas Subway are co-sponsoring a six-week fitness challenge that offers participants multiple incentives and a prize for those who lose the most weight.

    The challenge runs from Feb. 2 through March 14, with an initial weigh-in period between Jan. 31 and Feb. 2 at the center.

  • Super Bowl: Lynch, Manning key

    By Barry Wilner
    AP Pro Football Writer

    Matchups for the Super Bowl on Sunday between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium:
    When the Seahawks (15-3) have the ball:

    Beast Mode. And big plays.

    That’s what got the Seahawks to the big game for the second time in eight years, although nobody is left from that team which lost to Pittsburgh.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 31, 2014

    Friday
    Baseball
    • LCC at Cisco (DH), noon, Cisco, Texas
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) at Sandia Prep, 4 p.m., Albuquerque
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C) vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Memorial Middle School boys at Los Alamos, TBA, Los Alamos
    Wrestling
    • NMHU vs. Oklahoma City, 2 p.m., Mike Marr Gym (NEW TIME & VENUE)

  • 2 arrested in bar beating

    Two men are facing a host of felony charges after they allegedly pointed a gun at one man and then attacked another man at a local bar, according to court documents.

    Robert C. Padilla, 37, of the 6200 block of Lupin Road in Rio Rancho, and Jerome J. Garcia, 40, of Albuquerque, were both booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center, where they remained on Tuesday.

    The incident occurred last Wednesday evening at Trujillo’s Package Liquor on Grand. Police received a call about a fight in progress and were also told that one of the men had a handgun.

  • Giving back - UWC students volunteer time

    Las Vegas Optic

    Roughly 200 United World College students got busy recently. The students volunteered their time to work on 10 community projects and nine on-campus projects as part of the National Day of Service.

    The students were joined by five Americacorps volunteers. The community projects included cleaning up the Beaver Creek campsite, trail repair at the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge, helping with renovations at the local senior center, and repainting of parking lines at Rio Gallinas school.

  • Man accused of soliciting 11-year old

    A 48-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested Saturday after a woman called police to report that a neighbor was sending sexually explicit texts to her 11-year-old daughter.

    Daniel Mendez, whose address in court documents is listed as the 2500 block of Dalia Street, has been charged with one count of soliciting a child under 13 by electronic communication device, a third-degree felony, and with misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.