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  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 29...

    WEDNESDAY
    No local varsity events scheduled

    THURSDAY
    No local varsity events scheduled

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • LCCat Western Oklahoma, TBA, Altus, Okla.
    • NMHU at Regis, 3 p.m., Denver
    Basketball
    • Class 3A girls’ state tournament: Robertson vs. Hot Springs, TBA, Mike Marr Gym
    • Class 2A girls’ state tournament: Mora vs. Jemez Valley, TBA, Montoy Gym; Pecos at Texico, TBA, Texico

  • RHS, Mora girls win district...

    It was the girls’ night out Saturday in district basketball tournaments across New Mexico, and Robertson and Mora both stepped up in the spotlight, winning district championships.

    Chantel Sena sank two clutch free throws with just a couple seconds left to clinch a 50-47 Robertson victory over Taos in the District 2-3A girls’ final at Mike Marr Gym.

    “It was a great team effort,” said Robertson coach Rick Armijo, who led the Lady Cardinals to dual regular-season and tournament titles in his first year back at the helm of the program.

  • SPRING 2012 - Sports Schedule

    MONDAY, FEB. 27
    Baseball
    LCC vs. Dodge City, 1 p.m., Brandt Park

    TUESDAY, FEB. 28
    Baseball
    NMHU at Eastern New Mexico, 2 p.m., Portales
    West Las Vegas at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    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.

  • RMAC meet time for wrestling,...

    It’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championship time this weekend for a couple of New Mexico Highlands teams.

    NMHU’s wrestling team competes in the RMAC tournaments, which double as the NCAA Division II Western Regionals, on Saturday and Sunday in Hays, Kans., on the campus of Fort Hays State University.

    Coach Doug Moses will try to guide each of his Cowboys into the top four of their weight classes; top four at regionals advance to the national meet March 9-10 in Pueblo, Colo.

  • Cards KO Raton

    Ryan Tafoya scored.

    Ryan Tafoya blocked a shot.

    Ryan Tafoya grabbed the rebound.

    Ryan Tafoya got the ball back on the other end of the court and put it in the hoop for two more points.

    It was that kind of night for Tafoya and the Robertson Cardinals, who steamrolled visiting Raton 75-40 Wednesday in the semifinal game of the District 2-3A boys’ basketball tournament.

  • Lady Dons let one get by

    West Las Vegas was held to two points over the last four minutes and change of regulation Tuesday night, and Raton came up with the big shots needed to steal a 57-53 upset in the District 2-3A girls’ basketball tournament.

    The third-seeded Lady Dons led most of the evening — by as many as 12 points — and enjoyed a 51-46 edge midway through the fourth quarter, following a Jaymee Quintana basket off a Celeste Trujillo assist.

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  • NMHU contingent conquers Mount...

    Submitted to the Optic

    New Mexico Highlands University was well represented at the prestigious 29th Annual Mount Taylor Winter Quadrathlon this past Saturday in Grants.

    Drawing more than 400 contestants, the challenging 43-mile round-trip race is from downtown Grants to the summit of 11,103-foot Mt. Taylor and back. It includes 26 miles biking, 10 miles running, 5 miles skiing, and 2 miles snowshoeing.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 24...

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • LCC at Trinidad State JC (DH), 12:30 p.m., Trinidad, Colo.
    Basketball
    • District 2-3A tournament final: Robertson boys at Taos, 7 p.m., Taos
    • District 2-2A tournament final: Mora boys vs. Santa Fe Prep, 6:30 p.m., Montoya Gym
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at RMAC Indoor Championships, Kearney, Neb.

    SATURDAY
    Baseball
    • LCC at Trinidad State JC (DH), 12:30 p.m., Trinidad, Colo.

  • FYI - Sports - Feb. 24, 2012

    This is the last week of registration for Las Vegas Youth Soccer League spring 2012 season. Registration will be held through Feb. 25 only, waiting list basis. Absolutely no late registrations will be accepted. To register, visit the league Web site http://clubs.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?alias=clubs.bluesombrero.com%... for online registration or stop by Desert Gate Internet on Bridge Street in Las Vegas.