Today's News

  • Successful ride ends for Cowboy hoops

    In his March 3 postgame interview with radio broadcaster Dale Turner, Highlands men’s basketball coach Joe Harge did his best to share the wealth. Turner had congratulated Harge on being named Coach of the Year in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference West, but Harge insisted that the honor belonged not only to him but to his team, the school and indeed, the entire Las Vegas community.

    Everyone, Harge said, had helped the Cowboys achieve success this season — a 19-game improvement that set a new NCAA record.

  • Rough Riders win sixth straight, a program record

    Andrew Arellanes' double to right center in the bottom of the ninth enabled Marcos Griego to score from second base Monday, lifting Luna Community College to a walk-off 10-9 victory over Wayland Baptist's junior varsity.

    The extra-inning drama, followed by a considerably less dramatic 16-2 rout, helped Luna complete a four-game sweep of the Pioneers. Coach Peter Ortiz’s Rough Riders (15-24-1) have won six in a row, the program's longest win streak in its short history.


  • State basketball pairings out





    New Mexico state bsketball tournament selections and first-round matchups have been announced by the NMAA.

    The Mora Rangerettes, champs of District 4-2A in girls' basketball, will host District 3 runner-up McCurdy on Friday evening at Montoya Gym.

    Pecos' Lady Panthers, as runner-up to Mora, will travel to Penasco, the champion in District 3.

  • WLV, RHS, Mora girls advance

    West Las Vegas and Robertson are headed to the quarterfinals of the New Mexico girls' state basketball tournament in Class 3A. Mora is moving on to the Class 2A quarters.

    WLV, the seventh seed in the tourney, overcame a strong first half by visiting No. 10 seed Ruidoso to win 58-48. The Lady Dons will play No. 2 Portales at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at The Pit in Albuquerque. Portales breezed past No. 15 Hatch Valley 61-17.

  • Cowboys score first sweep vs. UNK

    Break out the brooms. New Mexico Highlands’ baseball team tallied its first four-game sweep of the season, taking down league opponent Nebraska-Kearney over the weekend at Brandt Park.

    Scores were 16-4 and 6-5.

    The Cowboys are 22-13 overall and 13-7 in RMAC play.

    Highlands scored in each of the first three innings to stuff an 8-0 cushion over the Lopers in Sunday’s opener en route to a 16-4 win.

    The score was 12-1 after five frames.


  • RHS wins another state wrestling title

    Joseph Dominguez , Wally Diaz , Daniel Martinez and Dmitri Almanzar have won individual state championships for the Robertson wrestling program Saturday (Feb. 21) in Rio Rancho.... RHS held an 11-point team poitns lead over Bloomfield and St. Mike's going into the championship round ... West Las Vegas' John Armijo ended his prep wrestling career with a state championship at 171, edging Jake Winter of St. Mike's 4-2 in the final...

  • WLV honors state champ baseball teams of '68, '78

    With Bruce Springsteen’s  blue-collar jock anthem  “Glory Days” cranked up on the public address system, the new faces of West Las Vegas baseball paid tribute to the program’s standard-bearers on a sunny, muddy Saturday at Dons Field.

    Current WLV coach Dean Gallegos and his team invited members of the 1968 and 1978 teams to take a bow and be recognized before Saturday’s home-opening doubleheader with Miyamura.

  • RHS golfer already in mix for state

    Jayme Quintana shot a 95 on March 16 at the Chamisa Hills Country Club in Rio Rancho, completing her final “leg” needed to qualify individually for the state golf tournament.

    The Robertson standout led the Lady Cardinals to a second-place team finish in the tournament, which opened the spring season for the golf program.

    The girls’ team posted an overall score of 430. 

    Quintana had a strong fall, earning the first two “legs” of qualification. 

  • Dons sweep snow, young Miyamura

    “Stop the bleeding! Stop the bleeding now!”

    His objections aside, West Las Vegas baseball coach Dean Gallegos watched his team squander all of a six-run lead against a young Miyamura club — then come up with the plays necessary to pull ahead once more, this time for keeps.

    And so the Dons won 9-7 to complete a doubleheader sweep in its home opener Saturday. The close shave decision was a contrast to West’s methodical 10-0 shutout in game one, but taken together, the wins improve the Dons to 4-6 overall.

  • Sundevils scorch Dons in boys' quarterfinals

    Sandia Prep stood tall everywhere, including the free throw line, on Wednesday, eliminating West Las Vegas from the Class 3A boys' state basketball tournament 56-48.

    Outmatched in height and overall playoff experience, the Dons stayed close and held the lead a couple times through the middle of the third period. That's when Sandia Prep began to pull away behind a big effort from Kody Salcido, who finished with 20 points.