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Today's Sports

  • Primos

    A year ago, they were rivals, wearing different colors, battling it out for a district championship.

    This spring, they are the most successful doubles partnership in New Mexico high school tennis.

    Cousins David Romero and Amadeo Lopez mowed through the opposition in the Class 1A-3A boys’ doubles bracket over the weekend in Albuquerque to add a state championship to the district title they’d won a week earlier in Taos.

  • All-RMAC baseball: Six from NMHU

    Six New Mexico Highlands University baseball players were selected to the All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference teams this year.  

    The Cowboys, led by head coach Steve Jones, finished the season with a 29-24 record. As a No. 3 seed in the 2013 RMAC Tournament, they went 1-2, losing to eventual runner-up and national powerhouse Colorado Mesa in an elimination game Saturday.

  • State golf: Quintana on edge of...

    Several of the usual suspects were chipping about on the upper half of the leaderboard as day one of the Class 1A-3A state golf tournaments drew to a close Monday evening at New Mexico Tech in Socorro.

    Kristen Cline of hometown school Socorro High held a one-stroke lead atop the girls’ standings with a first-round 75.

    Nipping at her heels were Sandia Prep’s Klara Castillo and Socorro teammate Shania Berger, tied for second with a 76, and Socorro’s Mia Salome, fourth with a 78.

  • Amezaga boosts ‘Topes past 51s

    Solid pitching, including three shutout innings by the bullpen, aided Albuquerque in a 5-2 win Monday night at Las Vegas, Nev.

    The victory allowed the Isotopes to climb back to .500 at 19-19 overall. The Isotopes and 51s were to play once more Tuesday.

    A four-run outburst by the Isotopes in the top of the seventh inning went unanswered and swung control to the visiting team. Alfredo Amezaga drove in three runs with a double to left field.

  • Little League - May 15, 2013

    Las Vegas Little League’s upcoming games are as follows. All LVLL games are played at Keyes Park.

    MAJORS DIVISION
    Wednesday games: Cardinals vs. Red Sox, 5:30 p.m.; Mariners vs. Angels, 7:30 p.m.
    Friday games: Red Sox vs. Orioles, 5:30 p.m.; Reds vs. Cardinals, 7:30 p.m.

    MINORS DIVISION
    Wednesday games: Thunder vs. Rivercats, 6:15 p.m.; Owlz vs. Paw Sox, 7:45 p.m.
    Thursday games: Sandgnats vs. Bats, 6:15 p.m.; Red Wings vs. Threshers, 7:45 p.m.

    SOFTBALL DIVISION

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 17...

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Roswell, 7 p.m., Roswell
    • Class 2A state tournament quarterfinal: Pecos vs. Cobre, 1 p.m., Cleveland High, Rio Rancho
    • La Plaza Little League games
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    Softball
    • Class 2A state tournament quarterfinals: Mora vs. Estancia, 10 a.m., Rio Rancho field 3; Pecos vs. Cobre, noon, Rio Rancho field 4
    Tee-ball
    • La Plaza Little League games
    • Las Vegas Little League games

    Thursday

  • Three RHS netters take state

    Add some more names to that championship wall adorning the LeRoy Fulgenzi tennis complex at Robertson High.

    Juliana Guerin won her second consecutive (and third overall) Class 1A-3A state girls’ singles championship this past Thursday at Jerry Cline Complex in Albuquerque.

    Meanwhile, the Cardinals’ David Romero and Amadeo Lopez paired up to win the boys’ doubles title.

    Guerin outgunned friendly nemesis Paloma Gomez of St. Michael’s in a 6-2, 6-3, final match Thursday evening to wrap a dominant two-day run.

  • All Alonzo - Mora runner...

    Good things came in threes for Mora senior distance runner Alonzo Chavez over the weekend at the Class 1A-2A state track and field championships.

    Chavez went three for three, racing to state championships in the 800-meter run, the 1,600-meter run and the 3,200-meter run, capping a history-making prep career with the Rangers.

    Going into the meet, Texico senior Colton Hollis loomed as Chavez’s main competition. But while Hollis did provide a challenge, the Mora star had the superior kick each time.

  • Archrivals eliminate Cowboys

    After No. 2 nationally ranked Colorado Mesa and archrival New Mexico Highlands suffered first-round upsets in this past week’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference baseball tournament, both teams were in do-or-die territory when they met Saturday afternoon.

    While Highlands has gotten a share of memorable postseason surges over the years under Steve Jones, this one belonged squarely to the Mavericks, who won 11-2 to eliminate the Cowboys (28-23).

  • Lady Cards surge to district...

    Buoyed by four individual event wins and nine runner-up finishes, the Robertson girls’ track and field team claimed victory in the District 2-3A meet Saturday at the Herrera Complex.

    Coached by Mike Maldonado, the Lady Cards (139 team points) bested Taos (124), West Las Vegas (90), Pojoaque (47), Raton (32).

    On the boys’ side, Coach Benny Mitchell’s Taos Tigers won nine events and took the team title with 156 points. West (99), Robertson (69), Pojoaque (64) and Raton (22) rounded out the scoring.