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Today's Sports

  • State champs! WLV cheer squad...

    On Saturday, the spotlight in The Pit belonged to West Las Vegas’ cheer squad.

    The team captured a Class 4A state championship in the co-ed cheer category with a strong routine that defeated half a dozen other schools represented.

    It’s the first time West has earned a top-three trophy at the state spirit competition since 2009, when the squad placed third. West was a state runner-up in 2007.

    “It’s been an amazing year,” said WLV head coach Isabel Cavazos. “Each of these kids are the best.”

  • Weekend Roundup: A slugfest...

    Robertson softball gained ample experience against some solid competition in one of the biggest tournaments in the region over the weekend in Rio Rancho.

    The Lady Cardinals nipped Los Alamos 9-8 in extra innings and then played Mayfield to place 21st in the 32-team Kristin Griego Invite.

    Elicia Trujillo hit three home runs in the tournament and has four total.

    RHS lost its opener to Valencia 19-11, then dug deep for a 13-12 win against Belen. Next came a 13-9 defeat vs. Bloomfield on Friday.

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  • West meet: WLV, RHS girls top 3

    West Las Vegas and Robertson finished second and third behind St. Michael’s in the girls’ team standings of Saturday’s WLV Track and Field Invitational at the Herrera Complex.

    The Lady Dons, who got individual wins in seven events, amassed 92 points. The Lady Cardinals had 77. Mora was eighth and Pecos tied for 10th. St. Mike’s won with 109 team points.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - March...

    Monday
    Softball
    • Robertson JV at Raton (DH), 3 p.m., Raton
    Track and field
    • Robertson JV hosts RHS Invite, 3 p.m., Cardinal Stadium

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Robertson at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. McCurdy, 3 p.m., WLV
    Softball
    • Robertson at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona
    Tennis
    • West Las Vegas at Raton, 3 p.m., Raton

    Wednesday
    Baseball

  • Dons spank Spartans

    Jeremy Fernandez made the Spartans remember him.

    The West Las Vegas pitcher held visiting Bernalillo to a single hit and struck out five in a complete-game 5-2 victory Tuesday evening.

    Fernandez had help behind him. The Dons defense turned four double plays to take Spartan runners off the diamond.

    “Defense was on fire ... and worked like a team,” said WLV head coach Ryan Gabaldon.

    Brian Gonzales (3 for 3, two RBI), Santiago Mondragon (two RBI) and Andy Gabaldon (1 for 1, two walks, two runs) helped provide run support.

  • North All-Stars: 7 from area

    Fresh off their run to the Class 4A state championship game, West Las Vegas’ Martin “Tino” Castellano and Andres

    Gallegos have been selected to help represent the North in the 2015 Class 3A-4A boys’ basketball all-star game.

    The game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at Volcano Vista High in Albuquerque.

    The Dons were a state runner-up this winter under head coach David Bustos, and Castellano and Gallegos both played key roles in helping them get there.

  • Bobby was LV’s super fan

    If Bobby Garcia — who died this week — wasn’t THE No. 1 sports fan in Las Vegas, he certainly was on a short list of the biggest the Meadow City has ever seen.

    Known simply as “Bobby” to most, here was a guy who loved nothing better than to talk sports, any and all, with whomever would indulge him a few minutes. It inevitably impressed me, on those occasions when I would do so, just how knowledgeable he was about the games and the players.

  • Cowgirls favored in RMAC outdoor...

    Submitted to the Optic

    COLORADO SPRINGS — The New Mexico Highlands  women’s track and field team is the favorite to win the RMAC outdoor title, according to a poll of league coaches released Wednesday.

    In addition, senior Salcia Slack was selected as the Preseason Women’s Track and Field Athlete of the Year.

  • Luna eyes booster club

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    The Luna Community College Athletic Department is looking to start a booster club. The goal is to raise funds and raise positive awareness to the athletic department and the college.

  • HU’s Brink honored by league

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    New Mexico Highlands senior softball pitcher Jessica Brink was named the RMAC Pitcher of the Week.

    The selection was announced Tuesday after a vote by the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s sports information directors

    “I am thrilled she was named RMAC pitcher of the week. Jessica pitched great in game one and came in game two to secure the win for us. She had seven strikeouts and kept us in the game all day,” head coach Karin Gadberry said.