Today's Sports

  • 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...

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

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


  • 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. 

  • Cowboys 21, Grizzlies 20

    New Mexico Highlands’ wrestling team broke through for its first dual meet win of the winter Thursday night — and it came down to the very last move of the very last match.

    With the Cowboys trailing Adams State 20-18 going into the final bout, 220-pounder Tuli Laulu scored a go-ahead takedown for the visiting Grizzlies.

    But after tying the match a couple times, Highlands’ Christopher Collins broke the stalemate with an abrupt low ankle pick for a 6-4 lead with 40 seconds left.

  • Redbird wrestlers take down...

    With wins over Taos and Trinidad (Colo.) this past week, Robertson’s wrestling team proved as adept in dual competition as they have been in tournaments.

    Winning at Taos on Tuesday was a chore, as the Tigers showed strength at multiple weights, serving notice that the district title will be no cakewalk.

    Robertson’s Andrew Trujillo, Johnathan Trujillo, Ricco Romero, Seth Ludi, Tristan Trujillo, Javier Mares, Juwan Jacobs and Babatunde Okundaye all picked up individual wins to secure a 42-33 team victory.

  • This weekend, 3 great QBs — and...

    The Associated Press
    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Matt Ryan knew the question was coming.

    There are four quarterbacks still standing in the NFL playoffs.

    Only one has failed to win a Super Bowl title.

    “Yet,” Ryan shot back, pointing toward the questioner with a big smile, breaking the room up.

    With his greatest season, Ryan has guided the Atlanta Falcons within two wins of their first Super Bowl title.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 22...

    • West Las Vegas boys (C) and girls (C) at Santa Rosa, 5 p.m., Santa Rosa
    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. Raton, 4 p.m., MMS
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls vs. Moriarty, 4 p.m., WLVMS
    • Valley Middle School boys at Peñasco, 4 p.m., Peñasco

    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Taos, 4 p.m. Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Memorial Middle School boys at Española, 4 p.m., Española


  • Bustos to host free hoops camps

    In an effort to give back to the community, West Las Vegas senior wing D.J. Bustos will be hosting three free basketball camps for children of all ages in the weeks ahead.

    The camp, which will focus on basketball fundamentals for both boys and girls, will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on each of three days — Jan. 22, Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 — at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Camp instructors will include Bustos as well as other members of the West Las Vegas High boys’ and girls’ basketball teams and other community members.