Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Pecos program awaits NMAA ruling

    The 2017-18 basketball season of Pecos senior Carlos Cordova — and possibly the Class 3A state championship the Panthers won last winter — hang in the balance, awaiting a decision from the New Mexico Activities Association.

    The NMAA Board of Directors is expected to meet Dec. 12 to consider the eligibility of Cordova and related matters, including whether Pecos will have to forfeit any or all games in which Cordova has played in the last two years. The ruling could conceivably lead to a vacation of the 2017 state title, as some have speculated.

  • Robertson's Kendra Duran...

    A quick, explosive bat.

    A durable, accurate pitching arm.

    Yavapai Junior College got both in one signing, as Robertson senior Kendra Duran made her college choice official this past month.

    Robertson’s Lady Cardinals have made consistent deep runs in the state tournament throughout Duran’s prep career, the last three under coach Michael Quintana.

    Last spring, they went undefeated in district and finished 21-8 and were one of the final six teams at state.

  • West Las Vegas' Robbie...

    Robbie Alarcon didn’t have far to look to find a college baseball program that inspired him.

    Just a couple of blocks northeast, as a matter of fact.

    The West Las Vegas ace, who’ll play his senior season with the green and gold this spring, has signed a letter of intent with New Mexico Highlands.

    The NCAA Division II Cowboys have long been contenders in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

    Joining that tradition appealed to Alarcon, as did the thought of continuing his baseball career and his studies in his hometown.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Dec. 3-8

    SUNDAY (Dec. 3)
    • No varsity events scheduled

    • West Las Vegas boys (B,C) at Cleveland, 5 p.m., Rio Rancho
    • Valley Middle School girls vs. Memorial, TBA
    • NMHU women and men at Colorado State-Pueblo, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.
    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Robertson girls (A,B) at Santa Rosa, 5 p.m., Santa Rosa
    • Mora girls (A,B) vs. Pecos, 5 p.m., Montoya Gym

  • Fulgenzi earns North All-Star...

    Although her senior volleyball season didn’t bring a coveted state championship, Robertson’s Brandelyn Fulgenzi did earn statewide respect with her performance and leadership.

    This week Fulgenzi was named to the North All-Star volleyball roster for Class 3A-4A. The honor, bestowed by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association, is limited to outstanding members of each year’s graduating class.

  • Prep basketball: Lady Dons start...

    Senior forward Jenna Bustos and freshman guard Briana Marquez shared most of the scoring load Tuesday night as West Las Vegas beat Santa Fe Indian School, 53-36, on the road.

    West got out to a fast start, taking a 19-7 lead after the first quarter. It was 26-15 at halftime.

    Bustos finished two boards shy of a double-double with a game-high 23 points to go with eight rebounds and five steals.  

  • College wrestling: HU grapples...

    NMHU Sports Information

    The New Mexico Highlands wrestling team finished the open tournament portion of the schedule at the 600-participant University of Nebraska Kearney Holiday Inn Open the week of Nov. 20. 

  • Gonzalez sets wins record as...

    Few situations would have marked the occasion any better.

    To beat defending state champion Portales, one of Robertson’s most persistent postseason rivals, for the win that put him at the top of the all-time list for RHS football coaching career victories? And to do it in the state semifinals, thereby punching a ticket to the Class 4A championship game for the third year in a row?

  • Cowboys take on Cowboys

    Division II New Mexico Highlands got within single digits of Division I Wyoming several times over the course of their men’s basketball exhibition Sunday in Laramie, Wyo.

    But the Mountain West contenders, now 5-1, held on for an 83-70 win.

    Deion Bauman scored a team-high 16 points off the bench for NMHU (5-2), while Nmamdi Okoro netted a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Jacob Holland chipped in 13, D.J. Bustos and Mike Nwabuzor eight apiece.