Today's Sports

  • Lady Cards tame Lions, get to 6-0

    Filling the lane with stingy defenders, the Robertson Lady Cardinals overpowered visiting Santa Rosa 63-24 on Friday night at Marr Gym.

    Robertson is 6-0 but will see its schedule get significantly tougher this weekend, when both Portales and Hope Christian come to town.

    A day after rallying past Mora with a strong second half, the Lady Lions (3-4) struggled to break through a suffocating interior defense or to get any type of open shots in most of the first half.

    The Lady Cards pitched a shutout through the entire first quarter, going up 29-0.

  • In the Jaguars’ den

    SANTA FE — Predictably, the teams that topped the leaderboard of Saturday’s 2016 Jaguar Invitational were two squads that fielded wrestlers in all 14 weight classes.

    Los Lunas, which won the team title with 189 team points, and Volcano Vista, a runner-up with 175, benefitted from full participation.

    They were the only ones with a full 14-man roster at the Capital High event.

    The other 14 schools to score in the early-season tournament — including Robertson and West Las Vegas — had to do so considerably shorthanded.

  • Cowgirls fall in upset bid at CSU

    And now, back to your regularly scheduled RMAC women’s basketball season.

    New Mexico Highlands’ women took a quick detour from the usual grind of weekly Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference opponents to play at NCAA Division I opponent Colorado State on Sunday in Fort Collins.

    The result wasn’t pretty, as the Rams bullied their Division II foes 96-31, outshooting them 56 percent to 21 percent.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 14...

    • Pecos hosts Pecos triangular, 4 p.m., Sanchez Gym

    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. Capital, 4 p.m.
    • Mora boys and girls, Pecos boys, West Las Vegas girls at Ben Lujan tourney, TBA, Jacona
    • Mora boys JV at Peñasco tourney, TBA, Peñasco
    • Pecos girls (A,B) at Mesa Vista, 5:30 p.m., Ojo Caliente

    • NMHU women and men vs. Western State, 5 p.m., Wilson Complex

  • Perspective in the postgame
  • All-state volleyball - Three...

    Robertson’s volleyball team this past fall made its deepest foray into the state tournament since 2008, and the Lady Cardinals earned a state runner-up finish, losing to defending champ Sandia Prep.

    The team also went 17-9 overall, 6-2 in a strong District 2-4A, surprising St. Michael’s on the road in the district tournament final before taking a top-four seed in the Class 4A bracket and making its run at the title.

  • Dons wrestlers open schedule

    West Las Vegas’ wrestling team had three grapplers go 2-0 in the Rattler Duals this past Wednesday in Tucumcari.

    Karl Bazan, Isaiah Deane and Emilio Lopez all won both of their matches against host Tucumcari and Bushland, Texas.

    Matt Lujan, Josh Sandoval and Ben Young each went 1-1 in the event, which kicked off the Dons’ season, their second under head coach Juan Montaño.

    The Dons and Robertson, coached by James Mark Martinez, were to compete in the Jaguar Invitational on Saturday at Capital High School in Santa Fe.

  • Stu Clark Tourney countdown...

    Brackets have been released, and tickets are now on sale for the 63rd annual Stu Clark Tournament, one of the oldest boys’ basketball tourneys in the state.

    The Stu will run Dec. 28-30 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.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 11...

    • NMHU women at Colorado State, 2 p.m., Fort Collins, Colo.

    No varsity events scheduled

    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B) at Clayton, 5:30 p.m., Clayton
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B) vs. Portales, 3 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Mora girls (A,B) at McCurdy, 4 p.m., Española
    • Pecos girls vs. Native American Community Academy, 5 p.m., Sanchez Gym


  • Big night for Cordova

    Carlos Cordova, who’d missed the season opener, made up for lost time Wednesday night, lighting up the scoreboard at Montoya Gym for 41 points.

    That effort — which included 18 points in the third quarter alone — helped Pecos defeat Mora 95-74 and break the Rangers’ four-game winning streak in one of northern New Mexico basketball’s longest running rivalries.

    The game was tied 12-12 after one quarter and it was a slender 33-30 Pecos lead at intermission.