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Today's Sports

  • 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

    MONDAY
    Basketball

    • 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
    Wrestling
    • NMHU vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 6 p.m., Wilson Complex

    TUESDAY
    Basketball

  • 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.

  • Ortiz could be dual threat for...

    A chance to compete for a meaningful role — not the mere comforts of familiar surroundings — is what drew Arjay Ortiz to choose New Mexico Highlands as he continues his education and football career.

    Ortiz, the Robertson senior who led the Cardinals to its third consecutive appearance in the Class 4A state championship game this past fall, officially signed with NMHU on Wednesday morning.

    An All-State pick in football, he is a leading scorer for the basketball team.

  • Peaceful, easy feeling: Pavlic...

    Once he visited the campus of Chadron State College, there was no turning back for Brooks Pavlic.

    The Robertson senior offensive lineman said the place just felt like home.

    On Wednesday, Pavlic made it official that he will be attending school at the Chadron, Neb., university and playing on the line for the Eagles this coming fall.

  • Highlands football adds to roster

    New Mexico Highlands Cowboy football has announced the following commitments from Wednesday’s national signing day.

  • Civil war draws even: Cards...

    For seven minutes and 25 seconds — almost long enough to play Guns n’ Roses’ “Civil War” in its entirety — the West Las Vegas Dons went cold in the Meadow City’s own civil war on Wednesday night at Mike Marr Gym.

    Whether it was knocking the ball off someone’s leg out of bounds or shooting it only to have the rim deflect the ball away or — most commonly — having a Robertson Cardinal disrupt or intercept, the Dons couldn’t get a point in that span.