Today's News

  • Work of Art: Having a Hillcrest moment

    Yippee! We’re in the money, as the old song goes. Just minutes ago I received an email. It’s informal, starts only with “Hi” and its brief message is: “A Payment may have been sent to you.” The amount: $4,392.81. The status is marked as “Approved.”

    The final sentence says, “If this email was sent to you by mistake, please ignore it.” And it ends with “Good luck.” The typed name is simply Richard L. I thank Richard for the familiarity and applaud the casual tone of somehow sending the email by mistake.

  • Cardinal Classic - Jacobs takes title at 220; several locals place

    Getting healthier — at least with a transfusion of younger, junior varsity wrestlers — Robertson placed a respectable seventh in its own Cardinal Classic this past weekend at Mike Marr Gym.

    The host team’s weekend was highlighted by an individual championship for 220-pounder Juwan Jacobs.

    Jacobs defeated Christian Sanchez of Roswell 10-4 in the title match Saturday afternoon, capping a 6-0 weekend that included four wins by fall.

  • Woods, Lawton break 25 in weekend split

    Kieran Woods made 10 of 14 shots and finished with 25 points to go with seven rebounds as the Highlands men’s basketball team beat Chadron State 85-80 to salvage a split of a weekend road trip.

    Ron Lawton and Marlon Johnson each finished two rebounds shy of double-doubles. Lawton scored 21 and Johnson 12. Johnson also blocked three shots.

  • West looks to regain footing in 2-4A

    D.J. Bustos was in full bounce-back mode Saturday night.

    The West Las Vegas senior torched visiting Pojoaque Valley for a game-high 35 points in the Dons’ 72-59 triumph at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The second District 2-4A win in a row since West was hit with a four-game penalty by the New Mexico Activities Association, it helped keep the Dons in decent overall shape with a 14-5 record and 2-1 mark in district. That doesn’t count the three other forfeits on the schedule — two against St. Michael’s and one vs. Robertson.

  • Meet Golden for NMHU tracksters

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    It was a successful weekend for the New Mexico Highlands women’s track and field squad at the Colorado School of Mines Division II Challenge in Golden, Colo.

    Newcomer Tashay Hunter won Friday’s long jump competition — topping the 2016 NCAA indoor champ in the process — with a 5.9-meter leap that ranks her fourth in the nation after the weekend.

  • Highlands pins Mines

    Highlands’ wrestling team won its second dual meet of the winter on Friday night, nipping Colorado School of Mines 18-16  at the Wilson Complex.

    The Cowboys got individual wins from Jacob España (125 lbs.), Reis Humphrey (157), Kellen Pelzel (165), Luis Terrazas (184) and Christopher Collins (197).

    Terrazas’ 6-0 shutout regained control of the dual for NMHU at 15-13, and Collins’ 6-3 verdict bought enough insurance to make it an 18-13 lead.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 1, 2017

    • Robertson girls (A,B) vs. Pojoaque Valley, TBA, Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    • Mora boys (A,B) and girls (A,B) vs. Mesa Vista, 4 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • Pecos girls and boys at Academy for Technology and the Classics, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas hosts district duals, 3 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym


  • BREAKING: West and Robertson officials submit proposal to NMAA

    There just might be a boy’s varsity basketball game between Robertson High School and West Las Vegas High School after all. On Friday afternoon, West Las Vegas Superintendent Christopher Gutierrez said officials from both West and Las Vegas City Schools are proposing to hold the originally scheduled Feb. 8 game between the two boys varsity basketball squads.

  • Half of East’s buildings empty

    Roughly 180 parents, students and community members packed the Robertson High School band room on Thursday evening to hear about the proposed right-sizing plan for Las Vegas City Schools.

  • Making a comeback - Mora school officials tout progress

    Ella Arellano saw an opportunity to make a difference, and she took it.

    Arellano has been superintendent of the Mora Independent Schools for just a few months, and she’s already having an impact.  

    Since taking the helm, Arellano has been able to bring the district back into compliance on several issues, but she would likely tell you that her greatest accomplishment so far has been putting the focus back on students.