Today's Sports

  • Luna sluggers beat ENMU JV,...

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    The Luna Community College baseball team took three of four games against Eastern New Mexico junior varsity over the weekend in Portales.

    The Rough Riders (4-4) won the first three games 6-1, 24-5, 17-5 and lost the series finale 9-7.
    Fabian Reyes, James Ramos and Ivan Varela were on the winning pitching side. Jason Solis was tagged with the loss.

    In the first game of the series, Eric Alvarado went 3 for 4 with four RBI and one triple.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Feb. 16-19

    FRIDAY (Feb. 16)

    • NMHU vs. Fort Hays State, 1 p.m., Brandt Park
    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C) vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Lopez Gym
    • State championship tournaments, 9 a.m., Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho


    • Luna vs. Western Oklahoma State, 2 p.m., Portales

  • Grapplers ready for state

    Capturing six individual titles and placing each of its 14 wrestlers among the top five, Robertson will have the luxury of a full squad representing the school at this week’s state tournaments in Rio Rancho.

  • Better late than never

    Although the Highlands wrestling team has been toiling in tournaments and dual meets since November, the squad didn’t get a home event until this past Friday’s dual with Colorado Mesa.

    Head coach Doug Moses and his team got right to work, putting a scare into the Mavericks before losing 23-18.

    Then, on Monday, the Cowboys dominated Colorado State-Pueblo in a 40-3 beatdown that showcased an improved program that recently placed sixth in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championships.

  • Buffs stuff Cowboys

    West Texas A&M turned away visiting New Mexico Highlands without giving up a win in a three-game baseball series over the weekend in Canyon, Texas.

    The Buffs had to sweat out the opener before pulling out a 4-3 verdict, but they followed that with 12-3 and 11-1 wins.

    NMHU (2-5) will open its home schedule Friday through Sunday with a series against onetime league rival Fort Hays State.

    The Cowboys led 3-0 in the opener and starter Dakota Pacheco had a shutout intact through five innings.

  • District hoops picture gains...

    Taos and Robertson have just about written their names onto the District 2-4A basketball championship banners for boys’ and girls’ hoops, respectively.

    As for the rest of the pack — especially in the crowded middle of the boys’ division?

    Stay tuned. It’s going to be a wild final week of the regular season.

    Taos zeroed in on the regular-season District 2-4A boys’ basketball championship Saturday night, beating West Las Vegas — its closest competitor much of the season — in a 68-38 romp at home.

  • Weekend sports update: District...

    Taos zeroed in on the regular-season District 2-4A boys' basketball championship Saturday night, beating West Las Vegas -- its closest competitor much of the season -- in a 68-38 romp.

    Most district teams have just a couple of games left this week to wrap up the regular season. District tournaments are the following week.

    Also this weekend:

    Mora boys defeated Questa 98-21, Mora girls beat Questa 55-52 before falling to Coronado 51-38, Pecos boys beat Desert Academy 88-22, and Pecos girls topped Desert Academy 60-6.

  • Area wrestlers win 13 district...

    Las Vegas-area wrestlers captured a total of 13 individual district championships on Saturday, and 34 will advance to the state tournaments Feb. 16-17.

    At the District 2&5 4A tourney in Tucumcari, Robertson won titles in six weight classes and -- by virtue of placing in the top five -- had all 14 varsity grapplers earn a trip to state. The district champs are Justin Salazar, Andrew Trujillo, Leon Lujan, Jonathan Trujillo, Tristan Trujillo and Darian Duran.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Feb. 11-17

    SUNDAY (Feb. 11) 
    No varsity events scheduled


    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Lopez Gym (RESCHEDULED from Friday, Feb. 9)
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys vs. Los Alamos, 3:30 p.m., WLV
    • Las Vegas youth league girls’ games, 5:30 p.m., Rec
    • NMHU vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 6 p.m., Wilson Complex


  • Roundup: Foul trouble hampers...

    Foul trouble slowed NMHU’s men in a 90-82 loss to Westminster (Utah) on Thursday night at the Wilson Complex.
    Jacob Holland fouled out, and three other key players had four fouls apiece by game’s end.

    Both sides had a good shooting game, and the Cowboys made 15 3-pointers, with Adrian LaFleur swishing five treys in six attempts and finishing with a team-high 18 points.