Today's Sports

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 16...

    • Mora in Class 2A state tournament, TBA, Rio Rancho
    • West Las Vegas in Class 3A state tournament, TBA, Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho

    • NMHU men vs. Iowa Wesleyan, 3 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.
    Cross country
    • NMHU’s Ismael Samano in NCAA Division II national championships, 9 a.m., Joplin, Mo.
    • Class 3A state playoffs: Robertson vs. Portales, 2 p.m., Cardinal Stadium

  • Cardinals to host Rams in opener

    Robertson is back in the Class 3A state football playoffs.

    The Cardinals on Sunday learned they will be the No. 6 seed and will host No. 11 Portales with a 2 p.m. kickoff Saturday at Cardinal Stadium.

    Tickets are $8 general admission and $5 students and seniors; only cash will be accepted on site.

    The Cardinals, who went unbeaten in the District 2-3A portion of their schedule, are 6-4 overall coming off this past Friday’s 42-26 triumph over West Las Vegas in the annual Vegas Bowl.

  • Rangers run 4th in state XC meet

    Mora’s boys’ cross country team hit the accelerator at the right time.
    And the finish line paid off with the best individual and team results ever.

    The Rangers, who finished second to archrival Pecos in the District 2-2A meet one week earlier, defeated the Panthers — and all but three fellow Class 2A boys’ outfits — in the state championships this past Saturday in Rio Rancho.

  • West, Mora spikers headed to...

    Volleyball teams from West Las Vegas (15-8) and Mora (17-5) will join other state hopefuls on Thursday, when the state championship tournaments begin in Rio Rancho.

    Tourneys begin with pool play on Thursday morning; performance in pool play will determine bracket pairings, and bracket play will commence later in the day. Pool matches are two games each, played to 25.

  • Weekend Roundup - Chavez, C de...

    Alonzo Chavez made Mora sports history Saturday by capturing an individual state championship in boys’ cross country.

    Chavez, who helped the Rangers take fourth place in the Class 2A team standings, has also won two state titles in track and field as a distance runner.

    The state meet for all classifications was held Saturday at Rio Rancho High School.

  • Super ‘Bowl’ - Strong finish...

    One of the most competitive and start-to-finish entertaining Vegas Bowls in years played out on a chilly Saturday at the Herrera Complex.

    With a 42-26 victory, the Robertson Cardinals and head coach Leroy Gonzalez wrapped up a District 2-3A championship season and solidified a seeding in the upcoming state playoffs. On the other side, West Las Vegas finished a tough season on an up note with arguably its best offensive effort under first-year head coach Robert Alarcon.

  • ‘Beastie Girls’ run ends in...

    ALBUQUERQUE — Robertson girls’ soccer made its deepest postseason run in program history over the weekend, falling to No. 1 Hope Christian 3-0 in the Class 1A-3A state semifinals Friday at the APS Soccer Complex.

    One of the most prolific scoring squads in the state all season, the Lady Cardinals (19-3) were denied a goal against the hometown Huskies, whose defense was key to a 19-win season.

  • Lady Dons move on in tourney

    Robertson put up perhaps its best fight of the season at the right time — the District 2-3A volleyball tournament.

    West Las Vegas was ready.

    The host Lady Dons (14-7)took a 3-1 victory on Wednesday night, advancing to a semifinal Friday evening in Raton. At stake in that match is a trip to the tournament championship against perennial state volleyball power Pojoaque Valley on Saturday night in Jacona.

  • End zone
  • Sides mum as NHL talks continue

    The Associated Press
    NEW YORK — Negotiations between the NHL and the locked-out players’ association ended after nearly six hours Wednesday. Just as they did a night earlier, the sides agreed to get right back to the bargaining table.
    Representatives for the owners and players were to resume talks Thursday, marking the third straight day they will meet face-to-face. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly and union special counsel Steve Fehr also met alone Saturday when in-person talks restarted for the first time since Oct. 18.