http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sports/rss.xml en RHS wrestler, coach on Dream Team http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/rhs-wrestler-coach-dream-team <img src="http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/3.06_ricoandrichard.jpg" alt="Rico Montoya gets a congratulatory hug from coach Richard Martinez after winning his fifth state championship Feb. 28." title="Rico Montoya gets a congratulatory hug from coach Richard Martinez after winning his fifth state championship Feb. 28." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Las Vegas Optic</p> <p> It was a dream season for Robertson wrestling senior Rico Montoya and his coach, Richard Martinez.</p> <p> Now both are on the Dream Team, too.</p> <p> The New Mexico Dream Team, coordinated by the National Wrestling Coaches Association, is the sport&rsquo;s version of the all-state teams recognized in other sports. One wrestler per each of the 14 weight classes is honored for excellence that season, and the NWCA also recognizes an overall Wrestler of the Year and Coach of the Year.</p> District champs! Dons add tourney title to regular-season championship in 2-4A http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/district-champs-dons-add-tourney-title-regular-season-championship-2-4a <img src="http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/3.06_donsdistrictchamps.jpg" alt="Head coach David Bustos (far left) and the West Las Vegas boys’ basketball team celebrate their District 2-4A tournament win on Tuesday night at Gillie Lopez Gym. Players pictured include Jose Juan Montaño, Nick Gurule, Miguel Sena, Anthony Medina, Adrian Valdez, Andres Gallegos, D.J. Bustos, Tino Castellano. Also pictured are WLVS Superintendent Gene Parson and Dons assistant coaches Steve Sandoval, Ryan Aragon (with son E.J.) and Herm Young. " title="Head coach David Bustos (far left) and the West Las Vegas boys’ basketball team celebrate their District 2-4A tournament win on Tuesday night at Gillie Lopez Gym. Players pictured include Jose Juan Montaño, Nick Gurule, Miguel Sena, Anthony Medina, Adrian Valdez, Andres Gallegos, D.J. Bustos, Tino Castellano. Also pictured are WLVS Superintendent Gene Parson and Dons assistant coaches Steve Sandoval, Ryan Aragon (with son E.J.) and Herm Young. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> West Las Vegas captured the district banner in boys&rsquo; basketball for the first time in a decade Tuesday night, adding the 2-4A tournament title to the team&rsquo;s regular-season championship by beating Taos 64-47.</p> <p> A packed house at Gillie Lopez Gymnasium was on hand to welcome D.J. Bustos back to the Dons lineup; the West scoring leader had been sidelined with injury for more than two weeks but appeared healthy again and ready for the postseason crunch time.</p> State hoops brackets released http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/state-hoops-brackets-released <img src="http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/3.06_wagonmoundboys.jpg" alt="Wagon Mound head coach Danny Gray addresses his players during a timeout in a recent game. The Trojans begin the state tournament on Saturday at San Jon. " title="Wagon Mound head coach Danny Gray addresses his players during a timeout in a recent game. The Trojans begin the state tournament on Saturday at San Jon. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The road to the state championship is clear.</p> <p> West Las Vegas&rsquo; boys&rsquo; basketball team (21-5) is the No. 2 seed in the Class 4A state tournament and will host No. 15 Bosque (12-14) at 5 p.m. Saturday at Gillie Lopez Gym.</p> Ranked 3rd in nation, Vatos head to playoff as top seed http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/ranked-3rd-nation-vatos-head-playoff-top-seed <p> Submitted to the Optic</p> <p> &ldquo;Saturday is a rugby day,&rdquo; and nationally ranked No. 3 New Mexico Highlands University Vatos rugby club stayed true to that tradition on Saturday, Feb. 21, in their latest test against a rowdy Colorado Mesa side.</p> <p> The Vatos, looking to demonstrate they are a disciplined, industrious and competitive squad, imposed their will on Mesa in a 51-10 victory.</p> Slack earns national kudos http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/slack-earns-national-kudos <p> NMHU and Optic reports</p> <p> New Mexico Highlands University&rsquo;s Salcia Slack won her second NCAA Division II Field Athlete of the Week honor after an outstanding performance at the 2015 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships this past weekend.</p> <p> Slack received the honor Tuesday in an announcement by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.</p> Luna gets one in Midland http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/luna-gets-one-midland <p> By Jesse Gallegos<br /> Luna Community College</p> <p> Luna Community College freshman pitcher Tyler McDaugle and the Rough Riders defense held Western Junior College Athletic Conference opponent Howard College to one run in game three of a four-game series on Tuesday.</p> <p> The 3-1 victory was the lone win for the Rough Riders. They lost 5-0 in the opener, 16-1 in the second game and 8-1 in game four.</p> <p> The games were originally scheduled to be played in Big Springs, Texas, but were played in Midland due to weather conditions.</p> Isotopes tickets on sale Saturday http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/isotopes-tickets-sale-saturday <p> Submitted to the Optic</p> <p> Tickets for individual Albuquerque Isotopes games will go on sale to the public 10 a.m. Saturday at the Isotopes Park Box Office and online at abqisotopes.com.</p> <p> Ticket prices remain unchanged for the 2015 season and the full promotional schedule is available on the team Web site.</p> <p> Beginning promptly at 10 a.m., individual game tickets will be available for purchase at the Isotopes Park Box Office, at Ticketmaster outlets, through Ticketmaster by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at abqisotopes.com.</p> Looking ahead - Sports - March 6, 2015 http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/looking-ahead-sports-march-6-2015 <p> Friday<br /> Baseball<br /> &bull; LCC vs. Odessa JC (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park<br /> &bull; NMHU at Colorado State-Pueblo, 3 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.<br /> &bull; West Las Vegas at Los Lunas tourney, TBA, Los Lunas<br /> Basketball<br /> &bull; Girls&rsquo; state tournament first-round games: West Las Vegas at Taos, 7 p.m., Taos; Robertson at St. Michael&rsquo;s, 6 p.m., Santa Fe; Mora vs. Mountainair, 6 p.m., Montoya Gym; Pecos vs. Santa Rosa, 6 p.m., Sanchez Gym<br /> Softball<br /> &bull; LCC at. Odessa JC (DH), 1 p.m., Odessa, Texas<br /> <br /> Saturday<br />