Today's Sports

  • Spartan conditions: Bernalillo...

    Inside and out, Bernalillo emerged as the class of the 64th annual Stu Clark Tournament, held this past weekend at Highlands’ Wilson Complex.

    Luis Villegas swished three of his four 3-point baskets in the opening quarter while the combination of 6-7 Solomon Fragua and 6-4 Mariano Lobato provided a matchup nightmare in the Spartans’ 71-63 win over Robertson in Saturday night’s championship game.

  • Prep roundup: Panthers down...

    Four Panthers reached double figures in Pecos’ 62-52 triumph over host Santa Rosa to win this past weekend’s Tri-Cities Tournament.

    It was a rematch of this past March’s Class 3A state final, also won by Pecos.

    Pecos (9-2), got 15 points from Mario Archuleta, 13 from Anthony Armijo, and 11 apiece from Carlos Cordova and Omar Dominguez. The Lions were led by Stephen Sanchez (18) and Cody Schnattsneider (11).

    Mora’s boys passed a good test from McCurdy, pulling out a 74-71 win in the third-place game.

  • Highlands' men win third...

    New Mexico Highlands’ Nmmadi Okoro piled up 25 points and 13 rebounds as the Cowboys beat South Dakota School of Mines and Technology 75-67 on Saturday in Rapid City, S.D.

    The Cowboys have won three straight games and four of their last five — all on the road.

    Okoro shot 12 for 18 in collecting the double-double. Jacob Holland (18 points, four assists) and Mike Nwabuzor (20 points, including an 8-of-11 showing at the foul line) delivered out of the Highlands backcourt.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Jan. 3-6

    WEDNESDAY (Jan. 3)

    • Mora Middle School boys vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Mora
    • Triangular meet: Robertson vs. Trinidad vs. West Las Vegas, 3:30 p.m., McFarland Hall


    • Robertson girls at Sandia Prep tourney, TBA, Albuquerque
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B) vs. Clayton, 4 p.m., Lopez Gym
    • Mora and Pecos boys and girls at Northern Rio Grande Tournament, TBA, Jacona

  • Stu Clark central: Updates from...

    Scores and notes from day three of three at the 64th Stu Clark Tournament:

    Seventh place: Sandia Prep 42, Moriarty 40. Reliable Jack Henderson paced the Sundevils with 15 points. Matthew Soto scored 10 of his 17 in the fourth period but couldn't rally Moriarty all the way back.

    Fifth place: St. Pius X 61, Taos 57. More fireworks on day three in the consolation final, as the Sartans bounced back for a close win. Daniel Vigil hit four 3-pointers en route to a team-high 18, and Martin Candelaria had 17 to lead Pius.

  • Stu Clark central: Updates from...

    Scores and notes from the 64th Stu Clark Tournament, Friday, Dec. 29, at the Wilson Complex:

    Taos 59, Sandia Prep 56.

    St. Pius X 69, Moriarty 52.

  • Stu Clark central: Updates from...

    Scores and notes from the 64th Stu Clark Tournament, day one of three, Thursday, Dec. 28:

    Bernalillo 60, St. Pius X 44. The Battle of 528 turned into a one-sided affair, as Bernalillo stayed unbeaten at 12-0. Turnovers hurt the Sartans early, and the Spartans took advantage, going up 19-5 in the first quarter. Pius rallied, closing within 28-20 at the half. But another strong start to a half for Bernalillo led to a 53-25 spread going into the fourth.

  • Three from LV earn USA Today...

    This week, Robertson’s Arjay Ortiz and Darian Duran and West Las Vegas’ Cassius Trujillo each raked in one of the more high-profile honors of the prep football season.

    All three were named to the USA Today High School Sports division all-state team for New Mexico. While the New Mexico High School Coaches Association recognizes all-state teams for each school classification, the USA Today honor is for all of the state, regardless of class.

    According to USA Today, the honor is based on on-field performance for this past season.

  • Hall pass for Maestas

    Longtime Highlands professor, coach, sports official and racquetball aficionado Ron Maestas was recently honored with selection to the 2017 class of the New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame.

    Maestas led the NMHU cross country team to an NAIA national runner-up finish, and he coached several runners to All-American status in the 1980s.

    As an official, Maestas has overseen contests in baseball, softball, wrestling and cross country. In 2014, he was inducted into the New Mexico Wrestling Hall of Fame for his work in support of the sport.

  • Nine locals named all-state on...

    Las Vegas was well-represented in the state football playoffs, and the same goes for postseason honors.

    Nine student-athletes from the Meadow City have been named to all-state teams by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. The NMHSCA announced all-state honorees late this past week.