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Today's News

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017

     Editorial cartoon, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017.

  • Pecos program awaits NMAA ruling

    The 2017-18 basketball season of Pecos senior Carlos Cordova — and possibly the Class 3A state championship the Panthers won last winter — hang in the balance, awaiting a decision from the New Mexico Activities Association.

    The NMAA Board of Directors is expected to meet Dec. 12 to consider the eligibility of Cordova and related matters, including whether Pecos will have to forfeit any or all games in which Cordova has played in the last two years. The ruling could conceivably lead to a vacation of the 2017 state title, as some have speculated.

  • Robertson's Kendra Duran goes with Yavapai

    A quick, explosive bat.

    A durable, accurate pitching arm.

    Yavapai Junior College got both in one signing, as Robertson senior Kendra Duran made her college choice official this past month.

    Robertson’s Lady Cardinals have made consistent deep runs in the state tournament throughout Duran’s prep career, the last three under coach Michael Quintana.

    Last spring, they went undefeated in district and finished 21-8 and were one of the final six teams at state.

  • West Las Vegas' Robbie Alarcon headed for Highlands

    Robbie Alarcon didn’t have far to look to find a college baseball program that inspired him.

    Just a couple of blocks northeast, as a matter of fact.

    The West Las Vegas ace, who’ll play his senior season with the green and gold this spring, has signed a letter of intent with New Mexico Highlands.

    The NCAA Division II Cowboys have long been contenders in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

    Joining that tradition appealed to Alarcon, as did the thought of continuing his baseball career and his studies in his hometown.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Dec. 3-8

    SUNDAY (Dec. 3)
    • No varsity events scheduled

    MONDAY
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas boys (B,C) at Cleveland, 5 p.m., Rio Rancho
    • Valley Middle School girls vs. Memorial, TBA
    TUESDAY
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men at Colorado State-Pueblo, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.
    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Robertson girls (A,B) at Santa Rosa, 5 p.m., Santa Rosa
    • Mora girls (A,B) vs. Pecos, 5 p.m., Montoya Gym

  • Fulgenzi earns North All-Star nod in volleyball

    Although her senior volleyball season didn’t bring a coveted state championship, Robertson’s Brandelyn Fulgenzi did earn statewide respect with her performance and leadership.

    This week Fulgenzi was named to the North All-Star volleyball roster for Class 3A-4A. The honor, bestowed by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association, is limited to outstanding members of each year’s graduating class.

  • Prep basketball: Lady Dons start off strong

    Senior forward Jenna Bustos and freshman guard Briana Marquez shared most of the scoring load Tuesday night as West Las Vegas beat Santa Fe Indian School, 53-36, on the road.

    West got out to a fast start, taking a 19-7 lead after the first quarter. It was 26-15 at halftime.

    Bustos finished two boards shy of a double-double with a game-high 23 points to go with eight rebounds and five steals.  

  • College wrestling: HU grapples in Nebraska

    NMHU Sports Information

    The New Mexico Highlands wrestling team finished the open tournament portion of the schedule at the 600-participant University of Nebraska Kearney Holiday Inn Open the week of Nov. 20. 

  • Looking Ahead, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017

    FRIDAY

    Basketball 

    • NMHU women and men vs. Adams State, 5 and 7 p.m., Wilson Complex

    • West Las Vegas boys and girls host WLV Shootout (features WLV, Mora, others), 1 p.m., Lopez Gym

  • Cards, Warriors battle for the blue

    Can the third time be the charm for the Robertson High football team?

    The Cardinals (11-1) are making their third consecutive appearance in the Class 4A state championship football game this weekend when they host Ruidoso. In the past two seasons, Robertson has come away with red runner-up trophies after making long treks to Hatch Valley and Portales.