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Today's Sports

  • Lady Dons outgun crosstown foes

    Celeste Trujillo scored 11 of her 16 points in the first half to propel West Las Vegas past Robertson 57-48 on Thursday night at Mike Marr Gym.

    The win kept West a game behind front-runner Taos in a competitive District 2-4A girls basketball race. The Lady Dons and coach Jose Medina were to host Pojoaque Valley in the finale Saturday night, while RHS was to host Taos.

    In the crosstown rivals’ first meeting this season, Robertson post Angelica Montoya dominated the paint and made life generally miserable for West on both ends of the floor.

  • STATE CHAMPIONS!

    RIO RANCHO -- If this past weekend’s state wrestling tournament was indeed Richard Martinez’s swan song as Robertson head coach, his Cardinals made sure it was a sweet symphony.

    Robertson overcame a ferocious challenge from Silver to capture the Class 4A state team championship, the program’s first since a run of four straight from 2006 to 2009. In doing so, the team advanced 10 wrestlers into the semifinals, nine to the finals, and won seven weight classes, tying a record.

  • Weekend Roundup: Dons clinch top...

    West Las Vegas’ boys will again host the district tournament final.

    The Dons (20-5 overall, 5-1 in District 2-4A) earned that privilege by beating Pojoaque Valley 52-42 on Friday night at Gillie Lopez Gym to finish the regular season atop the standings.

    Andres Gallegos torched the Elks for 20 points to lead all scorers.

    And for the second time in three nights, Adrian Valdez was perfect at the charity stripe with the game hanging in the balance.

  • Finally! Mayweather-Pacquiao...

    By Tim Dahlberg
    AP Boxing Writer

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — The Fight is finally on.

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. will meet Manny Pacquiao on May 2 in a welterweight showdown that will be boxing’s richest fight ever. Mayweather himself announced the bout Friday after months of negotiations, posting a picture of the signed contract online.

    “I promised the fans we would get this done and we did,” Mayweather said.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Feb. 23...

    Monday
    Basketball
    • District tournaments begin, TBA; Robertson boys at Pojoaque Valley, 7 p.m., Jacona
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys at Mora, 4 p.m., Mora

    Tuesday
    Basketball
    • District tournaments, TBA
    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., MMS
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys at Española, 4 p.m., Española
    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • District tournaments, TBA

  • Cowgirl track No. 4 in nation

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    The New Mexico Highlands women’s track and field team has moved up to fourth in the national poll, the program’s highest ranking in school history.

    That’s according to the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association poll released this week.

  • Dons complete sweep

    Martin “Tino” Castellano struck for four 3-point baskets in the first half and was one of three Dons guards to reach double figures in scoring Wednesday night as West Las Vegas took a hard-fought 67-62 victory at Robertson.

    West improved to 19-5 overall and 4-1 in District 2-4A with one game left in the regular season  — a home game Friday night against Pojoaque Valley. A win in that contest would clinch the best record in the district, as Pojoaque and Taos are both 3-2 as of Thursday.

  • Eyes on the prize - Cardinal...

    A number of Las Vegas-area wrestlers will be pursuing individual state championships — Robertson senior Rico Montoya is after a record fifth — this weekend at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

    The Cardinals look as strong across the lineup as they have in years and are in contention for their first team championship since 2009, the last of a four-year run at the top. Defending state champ Bloomfield and St. Michael’s, which won three state titles in the previous four years, are also leading contenders.

  • Three awards in three days for...

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    And the trio of awards is complete.

    Fifth-year senior Matthew Chavez was named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association South Central Region Player of the Week Wednesday.

    He was named New Mexico Highlands Subway Athlete of the Week on Monday and Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Week on Tuesday.

  • Boys’ teams from WLV, Mora,...

    The West Las Vegas Dons are back in the place with which they’ve been familiar almost all season — second in the Class 4A state boys’ basketball poll behind only defending state champion Hope Christian.

    West is No. 2 in the NMOTSC.com coaches’ poll released late Monday.

    In descending order, the top 10 rankings are Hope Christian, West Las Vegas, Taos, Portales, Pojoaque Valley, St. Michael’s, Cobre, Bloomfield, Silver and Kirtland Central.