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  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Nov. 18, 2016

    Congratulations to the Mora volleyball coach Jacquelyn Sanchez and her team on capturing the Class 2A state volleyball championship over the powerful Son Blazers of Mesilla Valley Christian. The championship win brings the long-sought-after blue trophy to Mora after three decades. The last time was in 1986. And congratulations to Stacy Fulgenzi and her Lady Cardinal volleyball team on its second-place finish at the 4A state volleyball finals.


  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 18, 2016
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Kids’ lessons learned from Trump’s rise to power

    Let’s talk about the kids in the aftermath of this presidential election.

    Little pictures have big ears, and a lot of children, according to a range of reports from all over the nation, have been frightened by Donald Trump. In Albuquerque, there are reports of kids — a lot of them children of color — coming to school afraid their parents are going to be deported. Their fears, borne out of the Trump’s aggressive rhetoric, have school officials urging parents to talk with them about it.

  • Playoff time for Birds

    Ruidoso head coach Kief Johnson has said that while he credits Robertson for being a quality team, his Warriors didn’t play their best game when they lost 47-14 at Cardinal Stadium back on Sept. 16.

    Robertson opens against Ruidoso Saturday afternoon in the Class 4A state football playoffs. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. at Cardinal Stadium.

    The Cardinals (10-0 overall) are the No. 1 seed in the classification and want to return to the state title game for a second straight season.

    The Warriors (6-5) are the No. 8 seed and looking for an upset.

  • Montoya 2 for 2 for UNC

    Rico Montoya is back to doing what he got so accustomed to in high school — winning wrestling tournaments.

    Montoya, a sophomore at the University of Northern Colorado, won his second tournament title in as many events this past Sunday. The latest championship was in the 133-pound division of UNC’s own open tournament in Greeley.

    He started the tournament with a 12-1 romp against New Mexico Highlands’ Jack Gaylor.

    Then he scored a fall in 1:02 against Jared Johnshoy of Colorado Mesa.

  • Scherzer, Porcello win Cy Youngs

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK  — Max Scherzer celebrated aboard a boat off the British Virgin Islands, doused by college pals on a floating party.

    Rick Porcello enjoyed the moment at his parents’ home in New Jersey, surrounded by family, friends and a few bottles of wine.

    As for Justin Verlander, well, fuming supermodel Kate Upton brought the heat for her fiance.

    Rotation mates for five seasons in Detroit, the three right-handers topped the Cy Young Award talk Wednesday:

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 18, 2016

    • NMHU men at Western New Mexico, 6 p.m., Silver City
    • Robertson hosts Eliana Herrera Memorial Tournament (JV and frosh girls; benefits Eliana Marie Herrera Scholarship Fund), 1 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • Memorial, West Las Vegas Middle School girls at Pojoaque tournament, TBA, Jacona
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys vs. Moriarty, 3:30 p.m., WLVMS gym

    • West Las Vegas girls host preseason jam, TBA, Gillie Lopez Gym

  • Police probing suicide at jail

    A man being held at the San Miguel County Detention Center was found dead in his cell late Monday night, the apparent victim of a suicide.

    Las Vegas Police Chief Juan Montaño identified the deceased inmate as Bryan Martinez, 29. Online court records indicate that Martinez was being held on a charge of abuse of a child.

    “There’s no indication this was anything other than a suicide,” Montaño said. He said the death remains under investigation.

    Montaño said the inmate hanged himself.

  • State champs! Mora volleyball goes distance in Class 2A

    RIO RANCHO — With a couple points left to play in Saturday’s Class 2A state volleyball championship match, Mora head coach Jacquelyn Sanchez forced her gaze away from her team and looked for her father up in the stands at the Santa Ana Star Center.

    Dante Vigil somehow knew his daughter would do just that, and the two made eye contact, briefly.

    “He’s a state champ,” Sanchez said, “He won in 1979 for basketball. And in that moment I looked at him because I knew I was going to be up there too.”

  • 3 West board members to seek re-election

    Three seats on the West Las Vegas School Board will be up for grabs in February. Voters in the West district will also be asked to approve a $9.5 million general obligation bond during the Feb. 7 election.

    Current board secretary Christine Ludi will seek her fourth term on the board, while chairman David Romero also plans to run again. Both positions are for four-year terms, starting on March 1.