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Today's Sports

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 30...

    FRIDAY
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men vs. South Dakota Mines and Technology, 1 and 3 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Stu Clark Tournament: seventh-place game TBA, 9:30 a.m.; fifth-place game TBA, 11 a.m.; third-place game TBA, 6 p.m.; championship game TBA, 7:30 p.m.; all games at Wilson Complex
    • Robertson girls at Texico Citizens Bank tourney, TBA, Texico
    • Tri-Cities tourney: seventh-place game TBA, noon; fifth-place game TBA, 2 p.m.; third-place game TBA, 4 p.m; championship game TBA, 6 p.m.; Sanchez Gym

  • Stu Clark Day One: Cards, Dons...

    West Las Vegas and Robertson will stay in prime time this Stu Clark Tournament, thank you very much.
    Both local boys’ hoops teams earned lopsided wins Wednesday to begin the 63rd edition of the tourney at the Wilson Complex.
    The Cardinals never trailed in routing Cobre 68-36 in the first evening game. Then, the Dons used a 21-9 surge in the opening period to take control en route to a 87-51 romp against Bernalillo in the nightcap of day one.
    Robertson 68, Cobre 36

  • Homecoming 63 - Stu Clark...

    The last three teams to win the Stu Clark Tournament are back for more as the fabled holiday event, which turns 63 this winter, tips off Wednesday at Highlands’ Wilson Complex.

    Passes are $12 each and will be available at the door. The tournament runs through Friday.

    Four Stu Clark participants from last year — hometown teams Robertson and West Las Vegas plus mainstays Bernalillo and St. Pius X — are joined by Atrisco Heritage, Cobre, Moriarty and Sandia Prep for the three-day boys’ basketball tourney.

  • Pecos hosting Tri-Cities

    After meeting in the championship games of the major regular-season tournaments in 2015-16, the Mora Rangers and Pecos Panthers could be headed to another trophy showdown in this year’s Tri-Cities Tournament.

    Pecos is hosting the Tri this time, with action beginning Wednesday at Sanchez Gym.

    As fate would have it, Mora (6-3) and Pecos (6-1) are on opposite halves of the bracket, meaning they could meet in Friday’s title game.

  • Michigan settles for the Orange

    By Ralph D. Russo
    The Associated Press

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 28...

    WEDNESDAY
    Basketball
    • Stu Clark Tournament: Atrisco Heritage vs. Sandia Prep, 1 p.m.; Moriarty vs. St. Pius X, 2:30 p.m.; Robertson vs. Cobre, 6 p.m.; West Las Vegas vs. Bernalillo, 7:30 p.m.; all games at Wilson Complex
    • Robertson girls at Texico Citizens Bank tourney, TBA, Texico
    • Pecos boys host Tri-Cities tourney (including Pecos, Mora), TBA, Sanchez Gym
    • Pecos girls at St. Mike’s tourney, TBA, Santa Fe
    Wrestling
    • Robertson at Sierra Nevada Classic, TBA, Reno, Nev.

  • All-state football: Postseason...

    You might say these guys earned these particular early Christmas presents.

    Five Robertson players and one from West Las Vegas were among those named all-state in football for this past season.
    Cardinals Darian Duran, Joseph Paul Griego, Connor Houdek, Babatunde Okundaye and Arjay Ortiz, along with Don Cassius Trujillo received word of the recognition by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.

    Additionally, five local members of the senior class of 2017 were selected to the Class 3A-4A North All-Stars in football.

  • Montaño to play college softball

    For eight years, Michael Quintana has been counting on Samantha Montaño.

    For eight years, she has delivered.

    The dependability of the Robertson senior shortstop was cited as a major factor in an offer to continue her softball career (and education) at Dodge City Community College in 2017. Montaño on Dec. 2 signed a letter of intent, with a purple Conquistadors jersey and balloons in the school colors of purple and gold nearby.

    “I visited the campus, and I liked it,” Montaño said. “It’s a small town.”

  • Former NMHU coach in spotlight

    John Fassel, who served as head coach at New Mexico Highlands in 2003-04, has found himself in charge of the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams.

    Fassel, previously the team’s special teams coordinator, was promoted to the head coaching post on an interim basis to finish the season, which wraps up on New Year’s Day.

    The move was made after the Rams fired Jeff Fisher after a Dec. 12 loss to Atlanta, dipping the team to 4-9 in its first year back in L.A. Fisher was 31-45-1 in five years as head coach of the Rams.

  • Stu Clark Tourney this week

    Here comes the 63rd annual Stu Clark Tournament.

    One of the longest-running tourneys in the state, the Stu will run Wednesday through Friday at the Wilson Complex on the New Mexico Highlands University campus.

    Tournament passes are available for $12 each from both local school districts’ athletics offices and from Stu Clark committee members.

    The tournament tips off with Atrisco Heritage and Sandia Prep at 1 p.m., followed by Moriarty vs. St. Pius X at 2:30 on Wednesday, Dec. 28.