Today's Sports

  • Pecos thunders past Mora

    Former longtime district archrivals Pecos and Mora have engaged in many close battles on the basketball hardwood over the years.

    Wednesday night’s game was not one of those.

    Four Panthers scored in double figures and dealt the young Rangers an 89-49 defeat at Sanchez Gymnasium in Pecos.

    It was the first loss for Mora (2-1) under first-year head coach Carlos Arellano; the Rangers had won against Cuba and Tierra Encantada in this past weekend’s Brian Gallegos Memorial Shootout at West Las Vegas.

  • Outlaws sending five to All-...

    Five members of the Las Vegas Outlaws traveling youth football team have been selected Youth All-Americans by the Offense-Defense Sports organization.

    The youngsters  — C.J. Perea, Tony Rubin, Ethan Tafoya, Patrick Rodriguez Jr. and David Olivarez — are slated to participate in the Offense-Defense Bowl week Dec. 26-31 at Victory Field and Joe W. Brown Memorial Stadium in New Orleans.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Dec. 8-11

    FRIDAY (Dec. 8)
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas boys at Sandia Prep tourney, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Robertson girls at Capital City tourney, TBA, Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas JV boys at Bernalillo tourney, TBA, Bernalillo
    • West Las Vegas freshman girls host WLV Shootout, TBA
    • Memorial Middle School girls at Taos tourney, TBA, Taos
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls at Edgewood, 4 p.m., Edgewood


  • Tuesday night hoops: Lady Cards...

    Alianza Darley and No. 1 ranked Robertson played Lion tamer Tuesday night, routing Santa Rosa 76-34.

    It was the third straight road win for the Lady Cardinals, who got 26 points from Darley and a double-double (12 points, 11 assists) from Maria Barela.

    Tessa Ortiz and Jazmyne Jenkins added 11 and 10 points, respectively, and Angelica Montoya blocked eight shots.

    The Lady Cards led 18-7 after eight minutes and 41-16 at the half after breaking the game open with 23 points in the second quarter. It was 56-24 going into the fourth period.

  • West's Sandoval tops 4A in...

    Steven Sandoval knows defense.

    The West Las Vegas senior racked up 147 total tackles this past football season, ranking first in Class 4A and second among players in all classifications.

    The only player with more? Santa Rosa’s Darren Chavez, with 148.

    “It means a lot,” said Sandoval, who has moved on from the gridiron to his last basketball season. “Every year since I was a freshman, I’ve been top five. So it’s nice to finish No. 1.”

  • West, Mora teams shine in...

    Although Robertson’s good fortune didn’t carry over to the following day’s football game between the schools, the Lady Cardinal basketball team got the weekend off to a strong start by vanquishing Ruidoso 75-28 Friday evening.

    The road win, Robertson’s second in as many games this young season, moved the team to 2-0 going into a scheduled Tuesday game at Class 3A Santa Rosa.

    Alianza Darley scored 13 of her team-high 24 points in the second quarter as the Lady Cardinals grew a 19-5 advantage to a 47-20 halftime cushion.

  • College basketball: Highlands...

    Five Cowboys scored in double digits Saturday night as New Mexico Highlands fell 91-79 against nationally ranked Fort Lewis at the Wilson Complex. The Cowboys, who lost the previous night to Adams State, fell to 5-3 overall and 0-2 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

    Jordan Jones led Highlands against the Skyhawks with 17 points, and Chris Lewis had 15. Nmamdi Okoro (12), Mike Nwabuzor (11) and Jacob Holland (11) also scored in doubles.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Dec. 6-8

    WEDNESDAY (Dec. 6)
    • Pecos boys (A,B) vs. Mora, 5:30 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls vs. Memorial, 4 p.m., WLV
    • Valley Middle School girls vs. Tierra Encantada, 4 p.m., Valley

    • Robertson, West Las Vegas boys at Sandia Prep tourney, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Robertson girls at Capital City tourney, TBA, Santa Fe
    • Pecos girls vs. Mesa Vista, 6:30 p.m., Sanchez Gym

  • Heartbreak in Cardinal country:...


    One minute and seven seconds.

    That’s how much time it took to turn elation to heartbreak for Robertson football fans on Saturday at Cardinal Stadium, where the visiting Ruidoso Warriors pulled out a 57-54 win in the Class 4A state championship game.

  • Hoops: Mora wins opener

    Getting solid play from their bigs, the Mora Rangers prevailed against Cuba 73-68 in a close contest Friday as part of the Brian Gallegos Memorial Shootout hosted by West Las Vegas.

    It was a successful debut for Mora coach Carlos Arellano.

    Later Friday, West Las Vegas' Lady Dons doubled up Wingate 72-36, with Briana Marquez leading the double-digit scorers.

    West's boys also won their home debut, routing Wingate 70-51 in the nightcap. The Dons, playing just their third game under new head coach Clyde Sanchez, shot well from distance and led by as much as 36.