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Today's News

  • Cowgirls beat buzzer, Mesa

    Whitley Coca’s last-second three-point heave banked off the window and into the hoop, swiping a 57-56 buzzer-beating victory from Mesa State on Friday evening at the Wilson Complex.

    New Mexico Highlands’ women, which lost to Western State 85-59 in Saturday’s regular-season finale, are 12-15 overall and 7-12 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play.

  • RHS grapples to district title

    Nine Cardinal wrestlers won individual District 2 (1A-3A) championships Saturday at Gillie Lopez Gym, ushering Robertson to a team title and assuring everyone on board individual qualification for state.

    Rico Montoya (103), Charlie Armijo (119), James Gonzales (125), Jeremy Valdez (135), Johnathan Lucero (140), Troy Estrada (145), Daniel Martinez (160), Gabriel Lovato (215) and Sam Marquez (heavyweight) all took first place for coach Richard Martinez’s Redbirds. Additionally, three RHS wrestlers were runners-up and two others placed third.

  • Lady Dons rout Raton

    West Las Vegas showcased its depth Friday night in downing visiting Raton 65-36 in District 2-3A girls’ hoops.

    Cecilia Gutierrez came off the bench to score a game-high 17 points for the Lady Dons.

    Starters Briana Montaño and Miranda Martinez also scored in double figures with 16 and 11, respectively.

    It was actually a competitive first half, though, as an improved Raton team kept pace before a late WLV spurt made it a 35-26 halftime tally.

  • Allen’s foul shots deliver W

    Jamie Allen’s foul-line prowess paid off yet again for Robertson in a 42-40 thriller over Taos Friday at Mike Marr Gym.

    Allen broke a deadlock by knocking down two free throws with seven seconds left, leaving Taos to an unsuccessful possession as time ran out.

    Allen went 12 of 15 at the line and finished with 14 points and nine rebounds. Miranda Garcia, Eliana Herrera and Jolene Martinez added six points each for Robertson. Marka Garcia snared 10 boards, and Shannen Lopez stole the ball three times.

  • Redbirds drop Taos

    With one of the larger Mike Marr Gymnasium crowds of the season in attendance, the host Robertson Cardinals pulled away from Taos for a 74-67 win Saturday night, improving to 2-0 in District 2-3A.

    “I wish we would have that type of home crowd for all of our games,” said RHS coach David Bustos. “These boys really deserve the support because they work very hard.”

  • Dons fall in Raton

    Raton got even with visiting West Las Vegas Saturday, holding off the Dons for a 63-55 win.

    West, which beat Raton at home last week, kept it close throughout. After an early stalemate, the Dons trailed 31-26 at halftime and 43-39 through the third quarter.

    West nearly scored its second straight district win Thursday in a rugged 83-74 loss to Taos that required extra time.

    The Dons had beaten Raton 59-50 Feb. 7 at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    WLV hosts Robertson Tuesday, then visits the Cardinals on Thursday night.

  • Several area teams in top 10 polls

    Several area basketball teams enjoy state rankings for this past week. The New Mexico High School Coaches Association polls were released Wednesday.

  • Gas fire destroys home

    John Singletary had a rude awakening on Wednesday morning. The 73-year-old woke up to an explosion near the kitchen in his home at 1925 Church St.

    The cause of the fire is still being investigated, according to the state fire marshall’s office in Santa Fe. However, questions remain as to which side of the meter the gas that caused the fire came from.

  • UPDATE: Interstate crash stuns community

    By Dave Kavanaugh and Mercy Lopez
    Las Vegas Optic

    A community is in mourning after Fabian Trujillo, a Las Vegas school teacher, coach and father of four, died as the result of a Tuesday crash near town according to family members and school officials.

    According to New Mexico State Police Lieutenant Craig Martin, Trujillo, 50, was southbound on Interstate 25 near Exit 345 in Las Vegas on Tuesday afternoon when his Chrysler car was struck from behind by a tractor trailer.

  • Event to sport ‘Army’ attire

    Usually one hears about fashion shows in New York and Paris. This Sunday, however, there’s a one-of-a-kind fashion show right here in the Meadow City.

    The vision of Judee Williams and Anne Bradford will come to life at 3 p.m. Sunday during a fashion show in support of the Las Vegas Salvation Army. The event will take place at the Plaza Hotel ballroom.