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Today's Sports

  • Public invited to meet Luna...

    Believe it or not, but college baseball and softball season is mere days away, and Luna Community College’s Rough Rider teams are opening in grand style this year.

    Community members are invited to join the LCC players and coaches for a meet-and-greet starting at 7 p.m. this coming Wednesday, Feb. 1, at J.C.’s New York Pizza on the Plaza.

  • Grappling grabs focus

    Wrestling takes the spotlight this weekend in town.

    Starting around 11 a.m. Friday, Robertson hosts the 30-team Cardinal Classic at Mike Marr Gym. The two-day event begins with pool wrestling into the early evening, then resumes with bracket competition 9 a.m. Saturday.

    Also Friday night, New Mexico Highlands hosts Colorado School of Mines for a 6 p.m. dual meet at the Wilson Complex.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 27...

    FRIDAY
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men at Regis, 5 p.m., Denver
    • Robertson girls (A,B) at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona
    • Memorial Middle School boys at Los Alamos tourney
    Wrestling
    • NMHU vs. Colorado Mines, 6 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson hosts Cardinal Classic, 11 a.m., Mike Marr Gym

  • Quintana wins 800 for Highlands

    NMHU Sports Information
    Collegiate champs at the Air Force Invitational receive silver AFA watches for winning an event. In a meet loaded with Division I teams, two Highlands Cowgirls brought home the highly coveted awards.

    Senior Jayme Quintana (800 meters) and freshman Janell Fullerton (pentathlon) took top honors in their events and helped the Cowgirls emerge as the top Division II team in the 11-team meet.

    Quintana is a West Las Vegas graduate.

  • East girls prevail

    Whether she was altering shots, snagging rebounds or powering through the lane for baskets, Angelica Montoya set the tone early for Robertson’s 57-46 win at West Las Vegas on Saturday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Montoya scored 12 first-half points and finished with 13 as the Lady Cardinals (15-3) took possession of first place in the young District 2-4A race.

    Recent shooting woes continued for the Lady Dons (13-6), who fell behind 12-5 and trailed by as much as 15 points before retreating to the locker room down 28-15 at halftime.

  • Trujillo a champ again

    Johnathan Trujillo grappled to another individual championship this past Saturday in the Gene Gagliardi Invitational in Trinidad, Colo.

    The Robertson junior, who pinned all four of his opponents, led the Cardinal wrestling team to ninth place in the 21-team event.

    Two other Cardinals placed in the event. Andrew Trujillo (106 lbs.) went 3-1 and finished second. Pete Aragon (182 lbs.) was 4-2 in finishing fifth. Only seven RHS wrestlers — half of the 14 on a full varsity — competed, but the team amassed 83 points. Dumas (Texas) won with 235.5.

  • Johnson helps ‘Pokes to split

    The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s leading rebounder, Marlon Johnson added to his resumé with another RMAC Defensive Player of the Week honor.

    Johnson notched his seventh double-double of the season as New Mexico Highlands’ men split this past week’s games, falling at Colorado School of Mines 61-58 on Tuesday and then beating Colorado Christian 95-84 on Saturday.

  • Red-hot Falcons must solve more...

    The Associated Press

    There’s no stopping Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons.

    After piling up 540 points in the regular season, the NFL’s highest-scoring offense has been even better in the playoffs.

    The Falcons scored 36 points against Seattle last week and 44 more against Green Bay in a lopsided NFC championship game.

    Next up are the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 25...

    WEDNESDAY
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C) at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    • Mora girls (A,B) vs. Robertson, 5 p.m., Montoya Gym
    Wrestling
    • Robertson triangular featuring West Las Vegas, St. Michael’s, 3 p.m., Mike Marr Gym

    THURSDAY
    Basketball
    • Pecos boys and girls at Desert Academy, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys at Pojoaque, 4 p.m., Pojoaque
    Wrestling
    • NMHU vs. Chadron State, 6 p.m., Wilson Complex

    FRIDAY

  • BREAKING : East-West game...

    The Robertson-West Las Vegas boys basketball game scheduled for Friday night has been cancelled, according to school officials. 

    The cancellation comes as result of a ruling by the New Mexico Activities Association, according to reports. A call seeking clarification from the NMAA had not been returned as of this post.

    It is unknown as to whether the game will be rescheduled. 

    The East-West girls' game is on as scheduled Saturday, with the junior varsity starting at 4 p.m. at Gillie Lopez Gym.