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  • West softball benefits from veteran presence

    Boasting a half dozen seniors and another quarter of juniors, the West Las Vegas softball team may be one of the more promising programs in Class 3A this spring.

    Coach Lucas Griego’s Lady Dons have split two contests with Lovington and enjoyed a 20-2 romp against Ruidoso in compiling an early 2-3 record, not including games early this week against Santa Fe Indian and Hope Christian.

    With a returning senior at every corner of the infield, West should have a strong defense.

    The catcher is Montanna Martinez, who has proven sturdy behind the plate.

  • Robertson softball going through growing pains

    In its season opener against Zuni, the Robertson softball team shook off an early case of nerves to pull off a 12-8 victory.

    RHS second-year head coach Adrian Jaramillo can only hope that will be the rule rather than the exception this spring.

    The Lady Cardinals lack a lot of upperclassmen in charge, and that means less experienced players will need to step up on the varsity level.

    “We’re fairly young, with only two seniors,” Jaramillo noted, “but we do have a lot of girls returning.”

  • Mora softball has intriguing debut at St. Mike’s

    Mora is keeping things interesting as its softball season gets under way.

    The Rangerettes, coached by Josh Garcia, managed a split of its season-opening doubleheader Monday at the St. Michael’s junior varsity in Santa Fe.

    In game one, the Lady Horsemen escaped with an 18-17 verdict decided in the last at-bats.

    “Game one was a real close one, a real nailbiter,” Garcia said.

    It didn’t start out that way. St. Mike’s ran up an 8-0 cushion and made Mora play catch-up.

  • Cowgirls go 1-3 vs. Metro

    The New Mexico Highlands softball team only managed to get one win from their four-game home series against the Roadrunners of Metro State College, on Saturday and Sunday.  

    The Roadrunners won both games Saturday, 8-2 and 6-3. On Sunday, Metro took a 3-0 victory in game one, but the Cowgirls rallied back in game two for a 4-3 win.  

    NMHU is now 16-14 overall and 11-9 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 21, 2012

    • LCC at Mesa CC, 11 a.m., Mesa, Ariz.

    • LCC at Mesa CC (DH), 11 a.m., Mesa, Ariz.
    • Robertson at Santa Fe Indian (DH), 3 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas at St. Michael’s Invitational, TBA, Santa Fe

  • 3 seek re-election to county posts

    Two of the three San Miguel County commissioners whose terms expire at the end of the year plan to seek re-election while the third commissioner cannot run again because of term limits.

    Commissioners Nicolas Leger and Marcellino Ortiz, both Democrats, said they would seek a second term. Leger represents District 5 and Ortiz represents District 2. David Salazar, meanwhile, is nearing the end of his second term as the District 4 commissioner and cannot seek re-election.

  • Man rescued after 6 days in mountains

    A Tennessee man spent six days lost in the mountains of San Miguel and Guadalupe counties before finding an abandoned cabin, getting in and dialing 911 last Tuesday.

    An ambulance crew rescued Edward Flores near Trementina in eastern San Miguel County. He was transported to Alta Vista Regional Hospital, where he was treated for dehydration and minor injuries.

    “As I prayed, I asked, ‘Is this how I’m going to end my life?’” he said. “Then I heard (one of) my son’s voice.’”

  • Paying it Forward

    They could have spent their spring break kicking back, enjoying a weeklong break from the stress of college classes. Instead, 40 students from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities opted to spend the free time doing service projects and giving back to various communities around the country.

    On Tuesday, the group stopped in the Meadow City as part of its “Pay it Forward” tour. They spent their time here cleaning up debris and picking up unsightly trash along the city’s River Walk.

  • West board takes up team names

    A proposal to change the Lady Dons mascot to the “Donettes” received a cold reception from the West Las Vegas School board on Thursday evening, but the board did agree to change the mascots of the Middle School teams.

    One of the agenda items was a discussion on the naming of all in-town athletic teams as “Dons” and “Donettes.” Currently the West Las Vegas Middle School girls’ teams are known as the Lady Gents and the boys’ teams are known as the Gents.

  • NM Tourism ad seeks ‘light-skinned’ Hispanics

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s new tourism ad isn’t done yet, but it’s already creating quite a buzz.