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Today's Sports

  • Prep roundup: Dons, Lady Cards...

    In a game of runs, the host West Las Vegas boys’ basketball team outlasted visiting Robertson, 70-52, on Friday night in front of a capacity crowd of 3,000 at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The lead changed hands a half dozen times in the first half, and it was primarily Steven Sandoval’s labor inside the lane that kept the Dons in the game. A breakaway one-handed dunk by Arjay Ortiz put an exclamation point on the half.

  • Free throw contest on tap Sunday

    Boys and girls age 9-14 are invited to showcase their foul shooting ability this coming Sunday at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The Knights of Columbus Las Vegas Council 804 is hosting its annual free throw contest beginning at 1 p.m. Registration opens at noon.

    Parents and guardians are asked to bring their child’s birth certificate on the day of the competition.

    Those needing further information may call Ben Maynes, 575-545-3378; Benny Garcia, 505-617-1857; or Raymond Lujan, 505-429-0532.

  • NMHU roundup: Topal takes RMAC...

    With her main competition in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference — teammate Tashay Hunter — not competing, Highlands’ Annie Topal swiped the league’s best triple jump mark over the weekend at UNM’s Martin Luther King Invite.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Jan. 24-27

    WEDNESDAY (Jan. 24)
    Basketball

    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C) vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Lopez Gym
    • Valley Middle School boys  vs. Academy for Technology and the Classics, 4 p.m., Valley gym
    Wrestling
    • NMHU at Chadron State, 7 p.m., Chadron, Neb.
    • West Las Vegas, Pecos at Moriarty, 3 p.m., Moriarty

  • 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.