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Today's Sports

  • DOMination - Eleven locals All-...

    Eight Robertson Cardinals and three West Las Vegas Dons are among the honorees named to the All-District 2-3A football team for this past fall season.

    Dominic Lucero, a Robertson junior who played both running back and linebacker, was named Most Valuable Player.

  • Super Mannie - Cass scores 41 to...

    Western State’s Jordan Adams missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer, and host New Mexico Highlands held on to a 101-99 triumph in double overtime Friday night at the Wilson Complex.

    Appropriately, Highlands’ Mannie Cass closed out the game for the Cowboys by sinking two free throws with 14 seconds left to break a 99-99 tie.

    Cass was otherworldly, pouring in 41 points on 11-of-16 shooting from the floor and a 17-for-19 job at the foul line. He also grabbed six rebounds, dished three assists, blocked three shots and stole the ball once.

  • Lucero in top 10 at national...

    The national title in team roping proved elusive this week for Las Vegas-area native Martin Lucero and partner Colby Lovell, but the pair made serious strides in the latter go-rounds.

    The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo wrapped up its weeklong run on Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

    Lovell, the header, and Lucero, the heeler, were really clicking on Thursday, completing the roping in 4.2 seconds, the fastest of Round Eight by a three-tenths of a second margin.

  • Lobos foiled by Kansas’ 2nd half...

    By Geoffrey Calvert
    The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Trailing by one at halftime, New Mexico coach Craig Neal told his team if it just got a couple of quick baskets it could put No. 13 Kansas on the ropes.

    Instead, it was the Jayhawks that went on a run.

    Kansas scored 16 of the first 20 points in the second half, and then rolled to an 80-63 victory Saturday night that ended a two-game losing streak.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 16

    Monday
    Basketball
    • Memorial Middle School girls at Mora, 4 p.m., Mora
    • West Las Vegas Middle School  girls at Raton, 4 p.m., Raton

    Tuesday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at Española Valley, 4 p.m., Española

    Wednesday
    No local varsity events scheduled

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B) vs. Clayton, 5 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at Bernalillo, 4 p.m., Bernalillo

  • Balanced effort - Lady Dons show...

    Ten West Las Vegas players scored in a high-energy girls’ basketball win over visiting Socorro on Tuesday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    West, which led by as many as 30 points, won 67-39.

    The Lady Dons improved to 3-1; Socorro fell to 0-4. WLV and Robertson are participating in the Capital City Invitational through Saturday in Santa Fe.

  • Meanwhile, in Angel Fire...
  • Lucero 12th in team roping at...

    For a second time this week, Las Vegas-area native Martin Lucero and partner Colby Lovell cracked the top six in the team roping competition of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

    Lovell, the header, and Lucero, the heeler, posted the fifth fastest time in Tuesday’s fifth go-round. They clocked in at 5.8 seconds, one second off the quickest pace for that round.

    The duo did not have a qualifying time on Wednesday.

    As of early Thursday — seven rounds deep into the 10-round competition — Lovell and Lucero ranked 12th in their event.

  • Iconic MLB managers in Hall of...

    By Howie Rumberg
    AP Sports Writer

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox, baseball’s winningest managers over the past four decades, were unanimously elected to the Hall of Fame on Monday by the expansion era committee.

    All three won more than 2,000 games and were selected on all 16 ballots when the committee met Sunday ahead of baseball’s winter meetings.

  • Brazile clinches WNFR gold buckle

    The Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Trevor Brazile secured his record-breaking 19th gold buckle when he won the all-around championship during round six on Tuesday at the National Finals Rodeo.

    Brazile, of Decatur, Texas, clinched the crown when the only other all-around competitor in contention, heeler Jade Corkill of Fallon, Nev., was unable to rope his steer with header Clay Tryan of Billings, Mont., during round six. Header Brazile and heeler Patrick Smith of Lipan, Texas, went on to win the round in a time of 4.8 seconds.