Today's Sports

  • Panthers put trap on Raton

    Pecos limited Raton to 10 second-half points, showing defensive mettle to go with offensive prowess in an 80-36 win Thursday night at Sanchez Gym.

    The Panthers, No. 1 in Class 3A boys’ basketball, have won 21 straight and are 21-1 overall and 6-0 in District 2-3A this winter under Ira Harge Jr.

    Mario Archuleta (16 points), Carlos Cordova (13) and Joshua DeHerrera (12) reached double figures for Pecos.

    The Tigers were led by Jonathan Cabriales (12) and Dustin Segura (9).

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 12...

    • LCC at Western Oklahoma, TBA, Altus, Okla.
    • NMHU at Fort Hays State (DH), noon, Hays, Kans.
    • LCC at Lamar Junior College (DH), noon, Midland, Texas

    • Mora girls (A,B) vs. Questa, 4 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys (C) and girls (C) vs. Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., WLVMS gym
    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., MMS gym


  • Second half keys Dons’ victory

    For a while there, it was looking like The East-West Game That Almost Wasn’t almost wasn’t.

    The visiting Robertson boys’ varsity didn’t arrive at Gillie Lopez Gym until a couple minutes after the pregame warm-ups were supposed to begin. The Dons waited behind their team banner, a few anxious moments passing before the Cardinals made their entrance.

    But after a strong first half for the Cardinals, the host Dons used a big third quarter to pull away for a 71-56 triumph.

  • Little Leagues, LVYSL signing up

    Youngsters looking to participate in Little League baseball, softball and tee-ball or in recreational soccer, take note.

  • Holm headlines UFC 208 card

    By Dan Gelston
    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Anderson Silva strode onto the stage toward his opponent, extended his hand and went for the hearty shake. He flashed a wide smile and threw his arm around Derek Brunson. Brunson slapped Silva on the back, they laughed, hugged and mugged for the cameras.

    Silva and Brunson seemed more amped for a night on the town than a few rounds in the cage.

    Where was the chair swinging? Where were the fur coats? The fighters storming off stage?

  • No. 3 Wolves too much for...

    Trying to break a losing skid on the road against the No. 3 team in the nation is a tall order indeed.

    Unfortunately for Cowgirls fans, it was too tall an order Tuesday night.

    Colorado State-Pueblo’s women remained undefeated, their 69-45 win pushing their record to 24-0 overall and 18-0 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 10...

    • LCC at Western Oklahoma, TBA, Altus, Okla.
    • NMHU at Fort Hays State, 2 p.m., Hays, Kans.
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    • LCC at Midland Classic, TBA, Midland, Texas
    • NMHU at Colorado Mesa, 6 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.
    • Pecos hosts District 2-3A tournaments, 3 p.m., Sanchez Gym

    • LCC at Western Oklahoma (DH), TBA, Altus, Okla.

  • Lady Cards sweep WLV

    Alianza Darley and the Robertson Lady Cardinals found the best way to put their first District 2-4A loss behind them.

    Beat crosstown rival West Las Vegas.

    That’s what they did Monday night at Mike Marr Gym, confounding the Lady Dons with their usual 2-3 zone and setting up plenty of whirlwind drives for Darley and her mates.

    Robertson won 60-47 to complete a sweep of the regular-season series and solidify their hold on first place.

  • Late putback lifts RHS boys past...

    Arjay Ortiz’s tip-in with two seconds left lifted Robertson to a 36-34 victory over visiting St. Michael’s on Friday night at Mike Marr Gym.

    St. Mike’s led 32-29 after baskets by Adam Tupler and L Archuleta. Then Kasean Pryor popped in a three-pointer from the left wing to tie the game at the 3:51 mark in the fourth quarter.

  • Baseball breaks ice

    NMHU baseball dropped all three games of its season-opening home series vs. West Texas A&M over the weekend at Brandt Park.

    The visiting Buffs won decisively 9-1 Friday and 21-2 Saturday, before being forced to come back in the series finale, a 9-5 tally that saw the Cowboys show some promise.

    In Sunday’s game, Highlands pinned three runs on the board in the bottom of the third to grab a 5-4 edge that lasted until the Buffs tied it in the fifth. WTAMU regained the lead for good after a three-run sixth.