Today's Sports

  • College track: Cowgirls up to No...

    NMHU Sports Information

    Coming off an outstanding performance at this past weekend’s Martin Luther King Invite, the New Mexico Highlands University women’s track and field team moved up two spots to No. 7 in the national rankings.

    This week’s ranking marks the fifth consecutive season the Cowgirls have been ranked among the top 20 teams in the nation during the season.

  • College wrestling: Middle...

    Continuing a strong run in the middle weights, New Mexico Highlands’ wrestling team split a pair of road duals this past week.

    Head coach Doug Moses’ Cowboys doubled up Chadron State 26-13 on Wednesday night in Chadron, Neb., then came up just short in a 22-18 loss at Colorado School of Mines on Thursday in Golden, Colo.

    Cowboys 26, Eagles 13

    After Chadron’s Macus Hutcherson took a 4-2 verdict over Dominic Rivera at 125, the Cowboys went on a roll.

  • Prep cross country: Armijo...

    After guiding his runners to one of the best finishes in program history this past November, West Las Vegas cross country coach Leroy “Caro” Armijo has been honored as Coach of the Year by the New Mexico Track and Cross Country Coaches Association.

    The formal recognition came as part of a recent gathering of the organization in Albuquerque.

  • Pecos teams beat up on Desert...

    Plenty of Panthers got into the act Thursday evening as Pecos twirled past outmanned Desert Academy by a 91-13 count.

    Michael Montaño scored a game-high 22 points, and Issac Gonzales had 21 to lead Pecos to its 16th win in 19 outs this season.

    Ismael Villegas (16), Sebastien Gomez (12) and Devin Gonzales (12) also scored in double figures for the Panthers, who won their third straight game and fifth of six on the road.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Jan. 28-...

    SUNDAY (Jan. 28)

    • Knights of Columbus 804 Free Throw Contest, noon, Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Robertson hosts Cardinal Junior Wrestling Classic, 8 a.m., Mike Marr Gym


    • Las Vegas youth league girls’ games, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., Montoya Rec Center


    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Marr Gym

  • Dons outwork Taos, top district

    Looks like these West Las Vegas Dons are District 2-4A boys’ basketball contenders after all.

    On Wednesday night, they hung tough against a talented Taos squad — a team branded the early frontrunner in the district by at least one out-of-town media outlet — for a 56-51 victory at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The win elevates West to 11-9 overall and 2-0 in district under first-year head coach Clyde Sanchez. Taos fell to 11-10 and 2-1.

    The third quarter proved to be huge.

  • Lady Cards cruise past Mora

    Although Mora posted a better second half than it had in the first, the Rangerettes could do little to keep up with the host Robertson Lady Cardinals in a 50-21 score on Tuesday night at Mike Marr Gym.

    Robertson (17-3) is the No. 2 team in Class 4A girls’ basketball (and 11th best overall in New Mexico, regardless of class) according to MaxPreps’ most recent ratings.

    The Lady Cards look up only at Portales, which recently ended Moriarty’s 18-game unbeaten start.

  • Cards take down Hilltoppers

    In a de facto warm-up for this weekend’s big Cardinal Classic, the Robertson wrestling team turned away Class 5A Los Alamos in a home dual Tuesday evening at McFarland Hall.

    The Redbird grapplers won 10 weight classes, including eight via pin, one decision and one forfeit. The only match to go the distance was Andrew Trujillo’s bout. A first-period miscue nearly led to a fall and cost him near-fall points, but he battled back in the second and pulled out a 7-6 verdict.

    Seven of the eight Cardinal pins didn’t go past the first period.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Jan. 26-28

    FRIDAY (Jan. 26)

    • NMHU women and men vs. Regis, 5 and 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Lopez Gym
    • Memorial Middle School boys at Los Alamos, TBA, Los Alamos
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys at Rio Rancho, 4 p.m., Rio Rancho
    • Mora Middle School boys at Santa Rosa, 4 p.m., Santa Rosa
    Track and field

  • 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.