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Today's Sports

  • Weekend sports updates: East...

    Saturday in Las Vegas-area sports:

    NMHU men 96, Colorado Christian 61.

    Colorado Christian women 75, NMHU 46.

    Robertson girls basketball 66, West Las Vegas 50.

    Pecos boys 76, Raton 28.

    Pecos girls 69, Raton 31.

    Mora boys 93, Questa 26.

    Questa girls 47, Mora 36.

  • Locals key in NM wrestling...

    Junior wrestling programs on both sides of town helped fuel a dramatic triumph for New Mexico in the recent New Mexico National Showdown.

    Forty-nine wrestlers from the West Las Vegas, Cardinal and St. Jude Fire wrestling clubs joined forces under the banner of New Mexico Gold and captured first place as a team. The tournament drew more than 1,000 young grapplers in 96 teams representing 11 states, according to Matthew Probst, one of the volunteer coaches.

  • Roundup: Runaway win for Lady...

    Once Briana Marquez got the basketball in her hands and found open court in front of her, she was gone.

    And so were Ruidoso’s chances of catching her and the West Las Vegas Lady Dons, who won 79-34 on Thursday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.

  • Eagles' O meets Vikes...

    By Rob Maaddi
    The Associated Press

    PHILADELPHIA — Nick Foles threw a deep pass into the wind on the first play from scrimmage against the Falcons, LeGarrette Blount scored the only touchdown on fourth down and wide receiver Nelson Agholor ran 21 yards on a new play.

    The Philadelphia Eagles (14-3) are aggressive no matter what.

    They’ll need that approach when they face the Minnesota Vikings (14-3) and their top-ranked defense in the NFC title game Sunday.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Jan. 22-24

    MONDAY (Jan. 22)
    Basketball

    • West Las Vegas boys (B,C) vs. Santa Rosa, 5 p.m., Lopez Gym
    • Valley Middle School boys at Peñasco, 4 p.m., Peñasco
    • Las Vegas youth league girls’ games, 5:30 p.m., Rec

    TUESDAY
    Basketball

    • Robertson girls (A,B) vs. Mora, 5:30 p.m., Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    • Memorial Middle School boys at Española, 4 p.m., Española

  • West wrestlers earn split...

    Field enough of a team, and you give yourself a chance.

    That’s the lesson West Las Vegas’ wrestling program is learning this season.

    The Dons grapplers split a pair of duals on Wednesday evening, beating St. Michael’s and losing to triangular host Taos. They were missing wrestlers in five weight classes, meaning they gave up 30 points in forfeits in each dual.

  • East-West matchups on tap this...

    District games have arrived, and this weekend will feature a pair of East-West basketball matchups for local fans to enjoy.

    On Friday night, West Las Vegas hosts Robertson in boys’ hoops, beginning with the C-team game at 4 p.m. at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    It’ll be the second varsity meeting of the year for the crosstown rivals. West won a competitive battle 63-54 in the third round of the Sandia Prep tournament back on Dec. 9 in Albuquerque.

  • Hoops roundup: Lady Cards win...

    Alianza Darley, Maria Barela, Angelica Montoya, Jazmyne Jenkins and Brianna Roybal all scored in Robertson’s 22-6 first quarter Wednesday at St. Mike’s.

    The Lady Cardinals never looked back, hammering their district foes in an eventual 62-17 road rout.
    Robertson — ranked in the top three of Class 4A in both major ratings — improved to 15-3 going into the weekend.

    Tessa Ortiz’s bucket pushed the RHS lead to the quarter-century mark at 35-10, and it was 35-12 at the half.

  • Rangers' tough slate...

    There may be no shame in losing to Class 3A state champion Pecos, but that doesn’t mean it stings any less if you’re a basketball player from Mora, a community with its own storied hoops tradition, not to mention a lingering rivalry with the Panthers.

    So bouncing back from a loss to Pecos in the Northern Rio Grande finals was a must.

    The Rangers got that bounce-back game in a 76-61 victory over visiting Robertson on Jan. 10.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Jan. 19-22

    FRIDAY (Jan. 19)
    Basketball

    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C) vs. Robertson, 4 p.m., Lopez Gym
    • Valley boys vs. El Dorado, 4 p.m., Valley gym
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at UNM, TBA, Albuquerque

    SATURDAY
    Basketball

    • NMHU women and men at Colorado Christian, 5 and 7 p.m., Lakewood, Colo.
    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. Thoreau, TBA, Marr Gym
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Marr Gym