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Today's Sports

  • 2012: The year in sports

    The following is a chronological review of the year in Las Vegas-area sports for 2012.

    Robertson’s wrestling program remained a state title contender and placed in the top three again in February’s state tournaments in Rio Rancho. Freshman Rico Montoya (39-1) and junior Joe Crespin (17-3) won their weight classes.

    The Cardinals and West Las Vegas finished one-two in the district meet held at Mike Marr Gym. Eight Cardinals and two Dons earned individual titles.

  • Stu Clark Tourney days one and...

    A game-by-game summary of the 59th annual Stu Clark Tournament follows.

    DAY ONE
    St. Pius X 72, Bernalillo 59
    The disciplined Sartans did most of their damage in the first half, building a 32-20 lead by intermission. It was just about even after that.
    Micah Sanchez led St. Pius with 24 points, and Nic Stafford had 16.
    Brandon Saiz scored a game-high 28 to lead Bernalillo; Tristan Arnett added 17.

  • Last games of the year
  • Stu Clark lineup loaded with...

    Some holiday basketball tournaments are made to order affairs for the home teams, providing them with the easiest path possible to the finals.
    Not this one.
    If anything, the 59th edition of the Stu Clark Tournament brings to town a field of visiting teams that will undoubtedly strengthen Robertson and West Las Vegas — in terms of strength of schedule and just plain old December dues-paying — but will also make finals appearances hard to come by.

  • Sports 2012 - Year was painful...

    By Paul Newberry
    AP National Writer
    Good riddance, 2012.
    The year that almost was left us with a string of hideous story lines.
    From the ongoing repulsiveness of the sexual abuse scandal at Penn State to Lance Armstrong being stripped of his Tour de France titles for injecting himself with everything but the kitchen sink.

  • Prep Roundup - Cardinal...

    Richard “Rico” Montoya captured third place to lead Robertson’s effort in the Old Chicago wrestling tournament Dec. 21-22 in Greeley, Colo.

    Montoya’s record sustained the first blemish of the season in a 10-8 sudden-victory setback vs. A.J. Rees of Discovery Canyon (Colo.) during the 120-pound semifinals.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 28...

    Friday
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls at Goddard tournament, TBA, Roswell
    • Stu Clark Tournament (boys): consolation games 1 and 3 p.m., semifinals 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Tri-Cities Boys’ Basketball Tournament: consolation games 1 and 3 p.m., semifinals 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Montoya Gym, Mora
    • Robertson freshman boys at Maxwell, TBA, Maxwell
    Wrestling
    • Robertson at Silver Duals, TBA
    Saturday
    Basketball
    • NMHU men vs. Lubbock Christian, 3 p.m., Wilson Complex

  • Denver stays on top of NFL poll

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Peyton Manning and his Broncos are closing in on the playoffs as the top team in the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings.
    Denver strengthened its grip on the top spot Wednesday following its 10th win in a row, receiving nine first-place votes and 381 points in balloting by The Associated Press panel of 12 media members who regularly cover the league.

  • West girls win in nailbiter vs....

    A gritty victory over one of Class 3A’s perennial state contenders was an early Christmas present for the West Las Vegas Lady Dons.

    Make no mistake — they earned it.

    West’s Michelle Tapia took a crisp pass across the lane from Jayme Quintana and laid the ball in for the game-winning bucket in a 45-43 verdict over Portales on Saturday afternoon at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The basket came with just 16 seconds left in a game that saw six ties and a dozen lead changes — six of them in the final quarter alone.

  • Holiday tourneys on tap in Vegas...

    Merry Christmas, basketball fans of northern New Mexico.

    A souped-up Stu Clark Tournament bracket and a Tri-Cities tourney loaded with the area’s favorite small schools await.

    Both boys’ tournaments run from Thursday through Saturday.

    The Stu, in its 59th year, will be hosted at New Mexico Highlands University’s Wilson Complex. The Tri, also a longtime holiday tradition, is being held at Mora’s Montoya Gym.