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Today's Sports

  • Six Cards all-state in football

    Reflecting the team’s strong late-season and postseason, six Robertson players were named to the New Mexico High School Coaches Association Class 3A All-State Football Team.

    Robertson’s Dominic Lucero (junior, running back), Kenny Yara (junior, linebacker) and Joe Armijo (senior, defensive back) were named to the first team.

    James Gonzales (senior, running back), Diego Trujillo (junior, offensive lineman) and Francisco “Coco” Arguello (sophomore, linebacker) were tabbed to the second team.

  • 9 former Chiefs players join...

    By Bill Draper
    The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — Hall of Famers Albert Lewis and Art Still are among nine former Kansas City Chiefs players who have joined a lawsuit that contends the team hid the risks of permanent brain injuries from repeated concussions.
    The concussions happened between late 1987 and early 1993 when there was no NFL collective bargaining agreement in place.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 25

    Wednesday
    No local sporting events scheduled

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • Sixtieth annual Stu Clark Tournament (featuring Robertson, West Las Vegas boys), Moriarty vs. St. Pius X, 1 p.m., Capital vs. Central (Ariz.), 3 p.m., West Las Vegas vs. Bernalillo, 6 p.m., Robertson vs. Atrisco Heritage, 8 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson boys (B,C) at Española tourney
    • Robertson girls at Goddard tourney, TBA, Roswell

    Friday
    Basketball

  • Montoya triumphs in Greeley

    His decision to go conservative cost Rico Montoya a point but it ultimately helped him secure victory in the third period of Saturday’s 126-pound championship match at the Old Chicago Open in Greeley, Colo.

    The Robertson junior and three-time state champion had built a two-point lead against Mitch Finesilver of Denver’s Cherry Creek High going into that final period.

    “He was real tall and lanky, and I didn’t want (to make a mistake), so I got defensive,” Montoya explained.

  • Weekend Roundup - Young...

    Giving the home fans more than a glimpse of their collective potential, the Robertson Cardinals led a strong Española Valley club by as much as 14 points Friday night in their home opener at Mike Marr Gym.

    But the savvier Sundevils didn’t get rattled, ending the first half on a 17-6 run and then taking control after intermission en route to a 76-66 victory.

    Richard Martinez’s Sundevils improved to 7-1 while Manuel Romero’s young Cardinals slid to 1-6 with the 60th annual Stu Clark Tournament on tap later this week.

  • Red and Green
  • Rams rally to victory in wild...

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — With less than 2 minutes to play and Colorado State down by eight points, Shaquil Barrett knew the Rams needed the ball back quickly to finish an improbable comeback against Washington State.

    Once down by 22 points in the New Mexico Bowl, the Rams got their chance when Cougars running back Jeremiah Laufasa came barreling toward Barrett.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 23

    Monday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas boys (C) at Pecos tournament, TBA, Sanchez Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls (C) at Pecos tournament, TBA, Sanchez Gym

    Tuesday
    No local sporting events scheduled

    Wednesday
    No local sporting events scheduled

    Thursday
    Basketball

  • Stu Clark tickets on sale

    Advance tickets for the 60th annual Stu Clark Tournament are now on sale, and the tournament lineup has been released to the public.

    The tourney runs from Thursday, Dec. 26, to Saturday, Dec. 28, at New Mexico Highlands University’s Wilson Complex.

    Last year’s champions, the Capital High Jaguars of Santa Fe, and the runner-up Central High Bobcats from the Phoenix area, will have a rematch in the first round of the Stu to highlight the first day of games. That contest is scheduled as part of the opening session on Thursday the 26th.

  • NM Bowl kicks off full slate

    The Associated Press

    SPOKANE, Wash.  — Washington State coach Mike Leach disputes the notion that running backs are under-utilized in his Air Raid offense.

    Washington State may run the ball less than half as much as the Cougars’ opponents, but the running backs catch a lot of passes.

    “They are the best athletes out there, with rare exceptions,” Leach said this week as Washington State (6-6) prepared to face Colorado State (7-6) in Saturday’s New Mexico Bowl. “You have to get running backs the football.”