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  • Osweiler still starting, but...

    By Arnie Stapleton
    AP Pro Football Writer

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Peyton Manning returned to practice for the first time in a month but not to his starting job. That still belongs to Brock Osweiler, for at least another weekend.

    Coach Gary Kubiak ruled out Manning for the Denver Broncos’ showdown at Pittsburgh. But he said Manning took a “step in the right direction” in his return from a torn plantar fascia in his left foot Wednesday.

  • Two Lady Dons all-state

    West Las Vegas’ run to the regular-season District 2-4A championship and the state quarterfinals in Class 4A volleyball was fueled by a deep, hard-hitting group of attackers.

    Two of them — junior Jenika Padilla and senior Jaylen Gutierrez — were honored this past week with selection to the All-State team for Class 4A. Both were second-team selections.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 18...

    FRIDAY
    Basketball
    •NMHU women and men at Black Hills State, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Spearfish, S.D.
    •Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. Española Valley, 4 p.m., TBA
    •Robertson girls (A,B,C) at Portales, 4 p.m., Portales
    •Mora girls (A,B) vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Montoya Gym
    •Mora boys, girls at Ben Lujan tournament, TBA, Jacona
    •Mora boys JV at Peñasco tournament, TBA, Peñasco

    SATURDAY
    Basketball

  • Six locals on North team

    Six high school football seniors from the Meadow City will play at least one more game on the gridiron.

    Robertson’s Francisco Arguello, J.R. Gonzalez, Estevan Varela and Amos Rivera will join West Las Vegas’ Jordan Martinez and Miguel Sena as teammates on the North All-Stars for Class 3A-4A football.

    The New Mexico High School Coaches Association announced the annual North-South selections this week. The honor is limited to members of each year’s graduating class.

  • Cardinals third at Prep...

    Winning two of three games over the weekend, the Robertson boys’ basketball team finished a solid third in the Sandia Prep Sundevil Invitational.

    It was the first tourney of the season for head coach Manuel Romero and the Cardinals (3-1).

    “We are getting into basketball mode with just three days of practice (prior to the tournament) for the boys that were in football,” Romero said.

    Robertson defeated Mesilla Valley 65-48 on Thursday.

  • Rose bid rejected

    CINCINNATI — Pete Rose’s application for reinstatement to baseball was rejected Monday by Commissioner Rob Manfred, who concluded the career hits leader continued to gamble even while trying to end his lifetime ban and would be a risk to the sport’s integrity if allowed back in the game.

    Rose agreed to the ban in August 1989 after an investigation for Major League Baseball by lawyer John Dowd found Rose placed numerous bets on the Cincinnati Reds to win from 1985-87 while playing for and managing the team.

  • Cowboys 3-0 in RMAC play

    New Mexico Highlands’ men’s basketball is 3-0 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

    The Cowboys (4-5 overall, 3-0 RMAC) defeated Colorado State-Pueblo 93-87 on Saturday night at the Wilson Complex, completing a weekend sweep.

    Five NMHU players finished in double figures. Jonathon Mines continued a strong start with a team-best 22 points on 7-for-12 shooting that included a 4-for-6 night from long range.

    Marlon Johnson tallied a double-double with 13 points and 15 rebounds, adding two blocks.

  • Looking Ahead-Sports Dec. 16,...

    WEDNESDAY
    Basketball
    •Valley girls at Mora, 4 p.m., Mora

    THURSDAY
    Basketball
    •West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C) at Ruidoso, 3 p.m., Ruidoso
    •West Las Vegas girls at Bernalillo, 4 p.m., Bernalillo
    •Mora boys, girls at Ben Lujan tournament, TBA, Jacona
    •Memorial Middle School girls vs. Raton, 4 p.m., MMS gym
    •Valley Middle School girls vs. Pecos, 4 p.m., Valley gym
    •Mora boys JV at Peñasco tournament, TBA, Peñasco
    Wrestling

  • RHS wrestling second at Capital

    SANTA FE — Two new head wrestling coaches began their tenures at the Jaguar Invitational this past Saturday at Capital High’s Ortiz Gymnasium.

    Robertson’s James Martinez and West Las Vegas’ Juan Montaño both had their introduction to the varsity ranks in the 15-team tournament.

    The Cardinals, who fielded 11 wrestlers in 14 weight classes, earned a runner-up finish behind Class 5A Los Lunas.
    Five Robertson grapplers made it to the championship matches in their respective divisions, although none came away with titles.

  • All-district football team...

    Las Vegas Optic

    In a season that saw his team win 10 consecutive football games and reach the Class 4A state championship, Robertson’s Leroy Gonzalez was an emphatic Coach of the Year winner in District 2-4A.

    The all-district selections for football were announced this past week by 2-4A chairman Matt Martinez of Pojoaque Valley, and the list included 13 Las Vegans in all — Gonzalez and seven of his Cardinals as well as five players from West Las Vegas.