Today's Sports

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 29...

    • Meadow City Madness junior wrestling torunaments, 8 a.m., Mike Marr Gym and McFarland Hall

    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at Taos, 3 p.m., Taos (MAKEUP from Jan. 24)
    • West Las Vegas boys (C) and girls (C) vs. Santa Fe Indian, 5 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls at Edgewood, 4 p.m., Edgewood

    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona

  • Dons’ appeal denied; forfeits...


    The New Mexico Activities Association on Wednesday turned away a West Las Vegas appeal of its Jan. 20 ruling, meaning the Dons varsity basketball team will have to forfeit four district games for improper filming of the Jan. 17 game between Robertson and St. Michael’s.

    The first game affected was this past Friday’s scheduled Robertson-West Las Vegas boys’ game at Mike Marr Gym. The NMAA issued its ruling just hours before that contest was to begin.

  • Lady Cards clamp down on Mora

    Three Robertson players finished in double figures Wednesday night as the Lady Cardinals detoured from the district schedule for a 45-28 road win over Mora.

    The Lady Cardinals are 16-3 this winter under Leroy Barela.

    Barela said the key quarter Wednesday was the third, when strong defensive work by his club created transition scoring chances. Robertson outscored Mora 20 to 7 in that eight-minute span to increase its lead to 41-19.

  • Short work - District wrestling...

    Injuries, illnesses and other factors have ravaged many a prep wrestling roster this winter.

    That was evident Wednesday afternoon as West Las Vegas and St. Michael’s visited Robertson for a pair of short-handed dual meets at McFarland Hall.

    Each of the three teams gave up multiple weight classes due to forfeits, with the Horsemen probably the hardest hit.

    St. Mike’s won three of four contested matches with West but lost the dual 30-28 by virtue of the number of forfeits surrendered.

  • 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...

    • 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
    • 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.