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Today's Sports

  • Santa Fe Prep deals Dons their...

    A potential game-winning 3-pointer went awry, and so did a subsequent putback that would’ve forced overtime, leaving West Las Vegas on the short end of a 61-59 boys’ basketball tally against Santa Fe Prep on Tuesday night at the Gillie Lopez Gymnasium.

    The photo finish was in keeping with the entire game. Neither team led by more than eight points all night, and the lead changed hands 13 times.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 6

    Friday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men at Colorado Christian, 6 and 8 p.m., Lakewood, Colo.
    • Mora boys vs. Taos, 7 p.m., Taos
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) at Ruidoso, 4 p.m., Ruidoso
    • RHS Jamboree (featuring Robertson, West Las Vegas B,C boys), TBA
    • Valley Middle School girls vs. Eldorado, 4 p.m., Valley Gym
    Wrestling
    • Robertson at Rio Rancho, TBA, Rio Rancho

    Saturday
    Basketball

  • Broncos coach back to work in...

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos coach John Fox returned to work Monday, four weeks after open-heart surgery, his newfound energy matching his renowned enthusiasm.

  • RMAC hoops schedule to begin

    Las Vegas Optic and NMHU reports

    With competition again expected to be stacked atop the standings of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference men’s and women’s basketball divisions, New Mexico Highlands’ teams are hoping to start quietly and finish by making some serious noise.

    The RMAC schedule opens this weekend, with Highlands visiting Colorado Christian on Friday night in Lakewood, Colo.

    The Cowboys and Cowgirls then visit Colorado School of Mines on Saturday in Golden.

  • Highlands athletes honored for...

    It was a winning season on the pitch and in the classroom for New Mexico Highlands women’s soccer this past fall.

    The National Soccer Coaches Association of America on Nov. 21 announced NMHU as one of the national honorees of the 2012-2013 Team Academic Award on Nov. 21.  

    To qualify for the award, teams must have a 3.0 grade point average or higher, the Cowgirls earned a 3.26 GPA. This is the fourth straight year that the team has finished with above a 3.0 team GPA.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 4

    Wednesday
    Wrestling
    • West Las Vegas Middle School hosts WLV Jamboree (includes WLVMS, MMS, others), 3 p.m.

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • RHS Jamboree (featuring Robertson, West Las Vegas B,C boys), TBA
    • Memorial Middle School girls at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls vs. Pojoaque, 4 p.m., WLV

    Friday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men at Colorado Christian, 6 and 8 p.m., Lakewood, Colo.

  • On to the final!

    For the first time since 2007, the Robertson football team is in the state championship game.

    The Cardinals overcame a 10-0 deficit, then held on for a 21-16 road win Saturday at Taos in the Class 3A state semifinals. They will host Silver, a 41-28 victor over Ruidoso on the other half of the bracket, this coming Saturday afternoon at Cardinal Stadium in Las Vegas.

    Robertson’s three playoff victories have all come on the road against higher seeds, and in each case the Cardinals avenged a regular-season defeat.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 2

    Monday
    Basketball
    • Memorial Middle School girls vs. Los Alamos, 4 p.m., MMS

    Tuesday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B) vs. Santa Fe Prep, 5:30 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys (C) at Roy, 5:30 p.m., Roy
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    Wednesday
    Wrestling
    • West Las Vegas Middle School hosts WLV Jamboree (includes WLVMS, MMS, others), 3 p.m., WLV

    Thursday
    Basketball

  • Hoops: West teams off to...

    West Las Vegas’ girls’ basketball will look to pump their record up to 3-0 — all at the expense of Santa Fe teams — on Tuesday when the Lady Dons play at Santa Fe Indian School.

    The Lady Dons opened their schedule by routing Capital 75-28 this past Wednesday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The team followed that by pulling off a 51-47 overtime thriller Friday at St. Michael’s.

    Notably, all three WLV girls’ teams won at Perez-Shelley Gymnasium in Santa Fe, the frosh 37-30, the junior varsity 44-42.

  • Stirring debut for Dons

    D.J. Bustos scored nine of his game-high 20 points in the first quarter, setting the tone early in West Las Vegas’ 61-38 boys’ basketball win over visiting Santa Fe Indian.

    It was the home opener for the Dons and new head coach David Bustos in his return to the home bench at Gillie Lopez Gym. Bustos previously led West deep into the state tournament.

    Santa Fe Indian looked like a team just starting its season, committing a slew of turnovers both forced and unforced.