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  • Rico wins national title in Reno

    Ka-ching. Ka-ching.

    No gambling involved here, either.

    Rico Montoya made off like a bandit in one of the nation’s most prestigious amateur wrestling tournaments over the weekend in Reno, Nev.

    The Robertson High senior won a national title in the 132-pound weight class of the Reno Tournament of Champions on Saturday.

    Montoya defeated Juaquin Olivas of Sunnyside in the finals with a 3-2 tally.

  • Cowgirls shock CSUP

    Las Vegas Optic

    Anngelina Sanchez scored all of her 14 points in the second half as New Mexico Highlands outgunned Colorado State-Pueblo 41-28 Saturday night to grab a 64-54 upset of the visiting ThunderWolves, who’d been unbeaten through five league games.

    Jenny Johnson scored 10 and Brittany Brown 9 for the Cowgirls (4-6 overall, 3-3 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference).
    CSUP is 7-3, 5-1.

    Giulia Simioni added six assists for NMHU after notching 10 the previous night in an 84-81 loss to Colorado-Colorado Springs.

  • 2 dudes in the valley - Dons coast past Trojans

    Las Vegas Optic

    No Gillie Lopez Gym, no problem.

    Playing a home game at the Valley’s Jesus Griego Gym instead of their usual building, the West Las Vegas Dons took the change in stride Friday night, running past Wagon Mound 85-38.

    The Trojans (5-3), who play in Class 1A, were state finalists a season ago in what was then known as Class B. But they had no answer for the Dons (6-0), currently the No. 2 team in Class 4A.

  • Lobos hold on vs. Aggies

    The Associated Press

    LAS CRUCES — Deshawn Delaney scored 15 points and New Mexico held on to beat New Mexico State 69-67 on Saturday night.

    The Lobos opened the second half on a 22-13 run to stretch its lead to 52-33 with 11:23 remaining.

    The Aggies chipped away, forcing seven turnovers during a 21-8 run, capped by Pascal Siakam’s right-handed reverse dunk, to pull within 60-54 with 2:04 to play.

  • Wolves national champs

    The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Colorado State-Pueblo didn’t have a football program seven years ago.

    Now, there is none better in Division II.

    Chris Bonner threw for 191 yards and a touchdown, Cameron McDondle ran for 113 yards and the ThunderWolves relied on some stingy defense to knock off previously unbeaten Minnesota State 13-0 Saturday for their first national championship.

    CSUP is one of New Mexico Highlands’ chief rivals in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

  • NM Bowl: Ags win

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — After yet another injury, Utah State wound up needing its fifth-string quarterback. Fortunately for the Aggies, they had the Vigil brothers the whole way.

    Nick Vigil ran for a touchdown and combined with his brother to make 16 tackles as Utah State shut down UTEP 21-6 Saturday in the New Mexico Bowl.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 22, 2014

    Monday
    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    Tuesday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B) at Clayton, 3 p.m., Clayton
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B) at Clayton, 3 p.m., Clayton

    Wednesday
    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    Thursday
    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    Friday
    Basketball
    • Stu Clark Tournament (includes Robertson, West Las Vegas boys), 1 p.m., Wilson Complex

  • Daves to chair search team

    New Mexico Highlands University Regents appointed a 13-person search committee Tuesday to conduct the search for President Jim Fries’ replacement, and they tapped the head of the Highlands Foundation to head that committee.

    Doyle Daves, who has headed the foundation for the last six years, will lead the search. The foundation is the university’s fundraising arm.

  • 15 file for East, West school board

    Although school board elections are months away, the campaigning has begun. On Tuesday, 15 candidates tossed in their names for seven vacant seats on either the Las Vegas City Schools board or West Las Vegas School board.

    Veteran board members Gary Gold and Felix Alderete are not seeking re-election for their respective seats.

    Vying for Gold’s seat on the West Las Vegas board are City of Las Vegas employee Alvin Jiron, former school board member John Trujillo and Anthony Benavidez who lists an Alamo Street address.

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