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Today's Sports

  • Half a dozen area basketball...

    Robertson’s defense was so dialed in Saturday night, it’s a wonder Socorro coach Lawrence Baca didn’t simply ask the Cardinals what offense he should run next.

    The host Cardinals seemed to anticipate every pass and every shot attempt in soaring to a 53-40 win in the opening round of the Class 3A boys’ state basketball tournament.

    RHS was led by Justin Bustos (14), Josh Brito (12), Ryan Tafoya (10) and Antonio Arguello (8).

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 5...

    MONDAY
    No local varsity events scheduled

    TUESDAY
    Baseball
    • Robertson vs. Santa Fe Indian (DH), 3 p.m., MMS field
    • West Las Vegas vs. Hope Christian, 3 p.m., WLV field
    Basketball
    • Class 3A girls state tournament: Robertson vs. Santa Fe Indian, 6:30 p.m., The Pit, Albuquerque (PARKING $5)
    • Class 2A girls state tournament: Mora vs. Clayton, 3 p.m., Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho

    WEDNESDAY

  • State hoops tourneys to begin

    March Madness gets under way beginning Friday and Saturday for teams playing in the New Mexico state high school basketball tournaments.

    On Friday in Class 3A girls’ hoops, Robertson’s seventh-seeded Lady Cardinals host No. 10 Hot Springs at Mike Marr Gym. Meanwhile No. 15 West Las Vegas plays at No. 2 Santa Fe Indian.

    Over in Class 2A girls, the Mora Rangerettes — having earned a lofty No. 2 seed — play host to No. 15 Jemez Valley at Montoya Gym.

  • SPRING 2012 Sports Schedule -...

    FRIDAY, MARCH 2
    Baseball
    LCC at Western Oklahoma, TBA, Altus,Okla.
    NMHU at Regis, 3 p.m., Denver
    Basketball
    Girls’ first round of state, TBA

    SATURDAY, MARCH 3
    Baseball
    LCC at Western Oklahoma (DH), TBA, Altus, Okla.
    NMHU at Regis (DH), noon, Denver
    Robertson vs. Pojoaque, 11 a.m., MMS field
    West Las Vegas vs. Socorro (DH), 11 a.m., WLV field
    Basketball
    Boys’ first round of state, TBA
    Rugby
    Vatos at Albuquerque, 2 p.m., Albuquerque

  • NMHU players earn RMAC honors

    Momcilo Latinovic and Alyssa Lopez earned selection to the All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference basketball teams for the 2011-12 campaign, which ended with Highlands’ doubleheader sweep of Western New Mexico this past Saturday.

    Latinovic, a senior forward from Belgrade, Serbia, averaged 14.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, shooting 47 percent from the floor, 44 percent from three-point range and 71 percent from the foul line.

    The Cowboys finished 12-14 overall and 10-12 in the conference under coach Joe Harge.

  • NMHU sluggers kennel Hounds

    Josh McMahon and Clay Mohr combined for four hits and seven runs batted in as New Mexico Highlands (6-1) won at Eastern New Mexico 14-10 on Wednesday; it is the Cowboys’ third win over the Greyhounds (6-4) in four meetings this season.

    McMahon hit in both his at-bats, driving in four runs, and Mohr homered in going 3 for 4 with three RBI.

    • • •

    Highlands softball took three of four games against visiting Colorado School of Mines over the weekend, winning 5-4, 4-0 and 11-10 before falling in the finale 10-1.

  • Branch: Mora will rebound

    Mora Rangers coach James Branch says his squad looks forward to the opportunity to bounce back from a hard-fought 71-69 loss to Santa Fe Prep in the District 2-2A final this past Saturday.

  • Cowgirls fourth in RMAC indoor...

    Joining the elite of the league, New Mexico Highlands’ women’s track and field team earned a fourth-place finish in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Indoor Championships over the weekend in Chadron, Neb.

    The Cowgirls compiled 102 team points, behind repeat winner Adams State (186), Nebraska-Kearney (126.5) and Western State (110) and ahead of a half dozen schools.

  • On to STATE!

    Eight area teams received the news they were hoping for on Sunday afternoon and are headed to the New Mexico state high school basketball tournaments.

  • Riders turning the corner?

    Luna Community College
    and Las Vegas Optic

    The Luna Community College baseball team followed a four-game split at Trinidad State over the weekend with a dramatic 14-13 verdict over visiting Dodge City on Monday.

    After dropping the first two games 3-1 and 7-11 on Saturday, the Rough Riders (8-13 ) bounced back on Sunday to win 14-0 and 7-3.