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  • Dispatch New Mexico - Reviewing past predictions, laying out new ones

    Last year about this time, I made some predictions for 2016. Turns out, I was right, wrong and a little in between, with observations both on and off the mark.

    A quick review, and some new predictions:

  • State preview? Lady Dons take Moriarty to limit on road

    One point was all that separated Moriarty and West Las Vegas on Tuesday night in a classic matchup of Class 4A girls’ basketball state tournament hopefuls.

    The host Pintos withstood their guests’ steady fourth-quarter rally to escape with a 46-45 win.

    The Pintos, whose only blemish thus far has been a loss to one of Class 5A’s better teams, St. Pius X, improved to 10-1.

    The Lady Dons are 8-3.

  • Redbirds challenge 5A champs

    Robertson’s boys provided a serious test to the reigning Class 5A state champion Española Valley Sundevils on Wednesday night, coming up short 67-59 on the Sundevils’ home floor.

    Española led 35-26 at halftime.

    It was Robertson’s second road game in as many days. The Cardinals routed Peñasco 58-21 on Tuesday, sending the Panthers to a 4-5 record.

    The Redbirds and head coach Manuel Romero are 6-6 overall.

  • Dons roar past Warriors

    A Ruidoso defender barreled into Moses Esquibel’s path, smashing into the West Las Vegas junior’s slender frame.

    No matter. Not this night.

    Esquibel absorbed the hit and dropped his jump shot cleanly into the hoop. As an official signaled for a foul and counted the basket, Esquibel hopped into the air, pumping his fists, growling and defiant.

  • Rodgers on roll as wildcard weekend arrives

    The Associated Press

    GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers backed up his confidence-boosting “run-the-table” statement with a remarkable six-game run of quarterback play that helped get the Green Bay Packers in the playoffs.

    In the locker room, or on sideline conversations in practice, Rodgers’ attitude didn’t change. He remained steady, and believed in his teammates whether they were two games under .500 or NFC North champions.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 6, 2017

    • NMHU women and men at Black Hills State, 5:30 p.m., Spearfish, S.D.
    • Robertson boys at Portales Shootout, TBA, Portales
    • Robertson girls at Sandia Prep tourney, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Mora boys, girls, Pecos boys, girls at Northern Rio Grande Tournaments, TBA, Jacona
    • Mora boys JV, girls JV at Raton tourneys, TBA, Raton
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys at Taos, 3 p.m., Taos
    • Valley Middle School boys vs. Tierra Encantada, 4 p.m., Griego Gym

  • Woman charged with murder

    A prominent El Pueblo businessman and cattle rancher was brutally murdered in his home last Wednesday, and state police have arrested his daughter-in-law for the crime.

    Arthur Rivera, 81, was stabbed multiple times in the torso and face and died at his home on 580 N.M. 3 in Ribera.

    Ruth Rivera, 52, his caretaker and daughter-in-law, was arrested and charged  with first-degree murder and tampering with evidence late Friday. She was booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center on Saturday  and remained there as of Tuesday.

  • New Years’ plunge into frigid water
  • Protection sought for Valles Caldera

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    Underground pockets of boiling water and steam in a northern New Mexico national preserve that represent the heart of an ancient collapsed volcano could get extra federal protection under a proposal by the National Park Service to limit or prevent any negative effects from tapping geothermal energy on neighboring land.

  • Backtracking, GOP won’t gut ethics office

    By Erica Werner
    AP Congressional Correspondent

    WASHINGTON — House Republicans abruptly reversed themselves Tuesday under pressure from President-elect Donald Trump and dropped plans to gut an independent congressional ethics board.