Today's Sports

  • Bowl game schedule

    Saturday, Dec. 19
    Celebration Bowl, Atlanta
    NC A&T (9-2) vs. Alcorn State (9-3), 10 a.m.

    New Mexico Bowl,
    Arizona (6-6) vs. New Mexico (7-5), noon (ESPN)

    Las Vegas Bowl
    BYU (9-3) vs. Utah (9-3), 1:30 p.m. (ABC)

    Camelia Bowl,
    Montgomery, Ala.
    Ohio (8-4) vs. Appalachian State (9-2), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

    Cure Bowl, Orlando, Fla.
    San Jose State (5-7) vs. Georgia State (6-6), 5 p.m. (CBSSN)

    New Orleans Bowl

  • Bowl season here

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year, at least if you’re a college football fan.

    And this year’s smorgasbord of bowl games will again have the University of New Mexico Lobos at the table.

    UNM will be playing a rare home game at University Stadium in Albuquerque for the 2015 New Mexico Bowl, with kickoff scheduled for noon on Saturday, Dec. 19. The Lobos (7-5 overall, 5-3 in the Mountain West Conference) will take on Arizona (6-6, 3-6 PAC-12).

  • This week’s games-NFL Special...

    •Minnesota at Arizona, late

    •Buffalo at Philadelphia, 11 a.m.
    •San Francisco at Cleveland, 11 a.m.
    •Detroit at St. Louis, 11 a.m.
    •New Orleans at Tampa Bay, 11 a.m.
    •Tennessee at N.Y. Jets, 11 a.m.
    •Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 11 a.m.
    •Indianapolis at Jacksonville, 11 a.m.
    •San Diego at Kansas City, 11 a.m.
    •Washington at Chicago, 11 a.m.
    •Atlanta at Carolina, 11 a.m.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 13...

    No local sports scheduled

    •Memorial Middle School girls at Mora, 4 p.m., Mora
    •Valley Middle School girls vs. Cariños, 4 p.m., Valley gym

    •West Las Vegas girls (A,B) vs. Clayton, 1 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    •Memorial Middle School girls vs. Pecos, 4 p.m., MMS gym
    •West Las Vegas Middle School girls vs. Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., WLVMS gym


  • Looking Back - Dec. 11, 2015

    In 1965
    Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1965 — Eighteen Las Vegas families are getting settled in recently completed units of the million dollar West Las Vegtas federal low-rent housing project. Twenty-two more units will be completed about Dec. 15 and the other 650 units in the project will be ready for occupancy after Jan. 1. The 19 unit5s which are completed are located at Church Street and New Mexico Avenue and on Hot Springs Boulevard. Those to be finished later this month and next month are on (North) Gonzales and Mills, where a major portion of the units are located.

  • Aragon takes WLV baseball job

    Ending weeks of speculation, West Las Vegas on Wednesday officially named Shannon Aragon its new head baseball coach.

    West Las Vegas athletic coordinator Richard Tripp announced the decision, filling a post that had been vacant since October.

    Aragon brings ample experience to the position. He is a former head coach for his alma mater Robertson. Four years ago, after his run at RHS came to a close, he served as an assistant to then-WLV head coach Dean Gallegos.

  • Strong start continues

    West Las Vegas head boys’ basketball coach David Bustos was able to empty his bench and get playing time for every player Tuesday night as the Dons doubled up visiting Santa Fe Prep 70-35.

    The Dons are 5-0.

    Francis Castillo y Mulert’s game-opening 3-point bucket gave the Blue Griffins the early lead, but it would be just one of two field goals they’d manage in the first quarter.

  • Stu Clark tourney bracket...

    Two weeks from Monday, the 62nd annual Stu Clark Tournament will grace the hardwood at the Wilson Complex.

    The three-day boys’ basketball tournament is a holiday tradition and one of the most anticipated of local sporting events.
    While most of the teams in the event are regulars, a couple haven’t been here in a while.

    The opening session tips off at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28, when Bernalillo plays West Mesa. Game two pits Silver against St. Pius X at 2:30 p.m.

  • LV native fighting this weekend

    Professional boxer Michael Coca Gallegos, formerly of the Meadow City is scheduled to return to the ring Saturday night as part of Chavez Promotions’ “Winter War” card.

    Gates open at 6, and first fight is at 7 at the Pat McKernan Event Center, 933 Sunset Road in Albuquerque. Tickets range from $30 general admission to $45 preferred to $70 ringside. Call Isabel Chavez, 261-1502, for ticket information in Albuquerque.

  • Grapplers to debut in Jaguar...

    Las Vegas high school wrestlers will make their season debut this coming Saturday at Capital High’s Jaguar Invitational at Edward Ortiz Gym in Santa Fe.

    Robertson and West Las Vegas are both scheduled to compete in the one-day tournament. It’s also the varsity head coaching debut for Robertson’s James Martinez and West’s Juan Montaño.