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  • Slack wins 2 national titles

    Las Vegas Optic

    Salcia Slack has added two more national championship medals to her collection of accolades.

    The New Mexico Highlands University graduate student led the Cowgirls to an eighth place team finish at the NCAA Division II indoor track and field championship meet over the weekend in Pittsburg, Kan.

    Slack won in the indoor pentathlon with 4,172 points, 21 shy of a record. And she won another title in the triple jump after clearing 12.88 meters.

  • Lady Cards earn Cobre crown

    A 9-7 triumph over tournament host Cobre capped a successful two-day run for the debuting Robertson softball team this past weekend in Bayard.

    It was the first event for the Lady Cardinals under first-year head coach Michael Quintana, although he has coached much of the squad for years in various incarnations as the Las Vegas juniors and the Xplosion traveling team.

    Over the course of the tourney, Robertson combined for 49 runs and limited foes to seven.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March...

    WEDNESDAY
    •No local varsity events scheduled  

    THURSDAY
    Baseball

  • B.J. Gonzales tournament set...

    Hoops aficionados, take heart.

    Yes, the most memorable set of state high school tournaments in years is behind us.
    But there’s more of your favorite sport on tap in the days to come. There’s the whole March Madness college basketball thing — albeit without Lobos or Aggies in the mix — getting under way this week.

    And there’s the annual B.J. Gonzales Memorial Tournament, coming Friday through Sunday at the Gillie Lopez Gym on the West Las Vegas campus.

  • Highlands' Slack wins two...

    Salcia Slack has added two more national championship medals to her collection of accolades. 

    The New Mexico Highlands University senior led the Cowgirls to an eighth place team finish at the NCAA Division II indoor track and field championship meet over the weekend in Pittsburg, Kansas. 

    Slack won in the indoor pentathlon with 4,172 points, 21 shy of a record. And she won another title in the triple jump after clearing 12.88 meters. 

  • Dons, Rangers take runner-up...

    It was a bittersweet championship Saturday for West Las Vegas and Mora boys' basketball teams, as both took red runner-up trophies after reaching the title games in 4A and 2A, respectively. 

    In a high noon showdown, West lost to top-ranked Hope Christian 67-42, and the Huskies celebrated a four-peat as well as the program's seventh state title in eight years. The game was a rematch of last year's final.

  • Spring 2016

    SUNDAY, MARCH 13
    BASEBALL
    • NMHU vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, noon, Brandt Park
    SOFTBALL
    • LCC at North Platte, TBA
    • NMHU at Western New Mexico (DH), 11 a.m., Silver City

    MONDAY, MARCH 14
    BASEBALL
    • West Las Vegas at Raton, 3 p.m., Raton
    SOFTBALL
    • LCC at Western Nebraska, TBA

    TUESDAY, MARCH 15
    BASEBALL
    • Robertson at Ruidoso (DH), 3 p.m., Ruidoso
    • West Las Vegas vs. East Mountain, 4 p.m., WLV field
    TENNIS

  • BREAKING : Dons triumphant

    ALBUQUERQUE -- West Las Vegas has advanced to the Class 4A state championship game with a 64-55 win over crosstown rival Robertson. 

    The Dons will face top-ranked and defending champion Hope Christian at noon on Saturday in a rematch of the 2015 final.

    Check back for updates. 

  • BREAKING : Mora Rangers advance...

    RIO RANCHO - Mora is heading back to the state championship in boys' basketball. 

    The Rangers avenged last year's playoff loss to Magdalena with a 60-33 romp Thursday night at the Santa Ana Star Center. Casimiro Fresquez scored 23 to pace the Mora effort. 

    No. 2 Mora will face top seeded Melrose at 6 p.m. Saturday at The Pit. 

    Pecos, the No. 3 seed in 3A, lost its semifinal with No. 2 Texico, 79-57.

  • Final Four (x4)

    By Dave Kavanaugh
    Las Vegas Optic

    How about a fifth East-West boys’ basketball game this season?

    And this time, it’s got a place in the state championship as a prize.

    No. 2 seed Robertson and No. 3 West Las Vegas both punched their tickets to the Class 4A boys’ Final Four by winning quarterfinals on Wednesday at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho. They will meet at 9:45 a.m. Friday in The Pit for a semifinal that guarantees the Meadow City will be represented in the title game for the second consecutive season.