Today's Sports

  • BREAKING: Several local...

    RIO RANCHO -- Updates from the state wrestling tournaments at the Santa Ana Star Center, by weight class:
    106) Pecos' Francisco Martinez will be wrestling for third place; Robertson Andrew Trujillo is in the finals.
    113) Robertson's Justin Salazar is in third place match.
    120) West Las Vegas' Joshua Sandoval and Pecos' Estevan Atilano are in line for fifth.
    126) Robertson's Leon Lujan will vie for fifth.
    138) Robertson's Johnathan Trujillo will grapple for another state title, while West's Emilio Lopez seeks fifth.
    145) Robertson's Tristan Trujillo is in the final.

  • Robertson wrestlers in hunt on...

    RIO RANCHO -- With early rounds complete, the Robertson wrestling team is in the top three -- along with defending champion Cobre and Silver -- at the state wrestling tournaments at the Santa Ana Star Center.

    Eight Cardinals have made it to Saturday's semifinals and have thus guaranteed top-four placings. So have two Pecos grapplers.

    Several wrestlers from West Las Vegas, Pecos and Robertson are alive in the consolation brackets and have a shot at medals.

    Check back for more updates throughout the tournaments.

  • College Sports Schedule - Spring...

    Saturday, Feb. 18
    • Luna Community College at Trinidad State Junior College (DH), noon, Trinidad, Colo.
    • NMHU vs. Oklahoma Panhandle State (DH), noon, Cowgirl Field

    Sunday, Feb. 19
    • Luna Community College at Lamar Community College (DH), noon, Lamar, Colo.
    • Luna Community College at Lamar Junior College (DH), noon, Lamar, Colo.
    • NMHU vs. Oklahoma Panhandle State (DH), 11 a.m., Cowgirl Field

    Tuesday, Feb. 21

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 19...

    • LCC at Lamar Community College (DH), 1 p.m., Lamar, Colo.
    • LCC at Lamar Junior College (DH), noon, Lamar, Colo.
    • NMHU vs. Oklahoma Panhandle State (DH), 11 a.m., Cowgirl Field

    • District tournaments begin, TBA

    • LCC at Trinidad State Junior College, TBA, Trinidad, Colo.
    • District tournaments, TBA


  • State wrestling this weekend in...

    Wrestlers from Robertson, West Las Vegas and Pecos are in Rio Rancho this weekend, vying for team and individual titles in the state championship tournaments at the Santa Ana Star Center.

    Action begins at 9 a.m. (doors open at 8) Friday with first-round matches. Quarterfinals and consolation bracket bouts are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. On Saturday, more consolation matches and semifinals get under way at 9 a.m. The third-place and fifth-place matches are set for 1:30, with the championship finals starting at 4. Team awards presentations will follow around 7.

  • Robertson claims two district...

    Robertson clinched the regular-season District 2-4A boys’ basketball title on Tuesday night with a 56-52 thriller at Taos.

    The Cardinals (15-7 overall, 6-1 in district) will host the 2-4A tournament final on Feb. 25 at Mike Marr Gym. It’s the second consecutive regular-season title for RHS and head coach Manuel Romero.

    Kasean Pryor made a living at the line down the stretch at Taos. The RHS sophomore swished nine of 10 free throws in the fourth quarter and 10 of 12 overall to score a team-high 17 points.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 17...

    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona
    • West Las Vegas boys (B,C) at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • State tournaments, 11 a.m., Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho

    • LCC at Lamar Community College (DH), noon, Lamar, Colo.
    • NMHU women and men vs. Colorado School of Mines, 5 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson girls (A,B) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona

  • LV bodybuilder seeks votes

    Jenny Quintana, a competitive bodybuilder from Las Vegas, is asking for help as she tries to win an online contest.

    Quintana seeks votes in the Ms Health and Fitness contest and can be featured in the magazine if successful. She successfully advanced from the initial round. Voting in the current round continues for six days starting Thursday, Feb. 16.

    To vote for Quintana, follow the link https://mshealthandfitness.com/vote/jenny-quintana . Free votes are available as are donation opportunities for the Homes for Wounded Warriors benefit.

  • A night to remember - D.J....

    D.J. Bustos scored 34 points Saturday night, treating an appreciative home crowd to a slice of history.

    The West Las Vegas senior pushed his career total to 2,612, a New Mexico scoring record for boys’ basketball — although the new record soon would be temporarily shelved.

    The new figure surpassed the 2,591 points tallied by Alfred Romero of Wagon Mound as of 1977.

  • Area teams add to wins as season...

    On a night when D.J. Bustos scored 34 points, blasting through a 40-year-old state career scoring record in the process, the Taos Tigers were eager to spoil the party.

    Having won just one district game to date and playing on the road at a partisan West Las Vegas gym, Taos nonetheless gave the Dons all they could handle before falling 66-61 Saturday.