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Today's Sports

  • WLV, Taos to square off for title

    West Las Vegas got so far in front of Raton in such a short time on Wednesday night, it was like the Dons were speedskating on an ice track in Sochi rather than simply trotting up and down the hardwood of Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The Dons (16-6 overall, 6-0 District 2-3A) scored the first 16 points of the evening and retained a double-digit advantage the rest of the way in an 86-31 romp.

  • Next stop: District
  • Mora teams get spark

    The Mora Rangerettes are closing in on another 20-win season.

    Their latest triumph came Tuesday, a 56-15 rout of district rival Monte del Sol that boosted Mora’s overall record to 18-3 under head coach Mark Cassidy, who recently passed the 300-win mark for his career.

    Brianna Pacheco and Destiny Pacheco scored 16 points apiece, and Gerty Herrera had 11 in the win.

    Monte del Sol dropped to 9-10.

    Last week, the Rangerettes blasted Pecos 68-29 to stay unbeaten in district play.

  • Boise State snaps Lobo win streak

    The Associated Press

    BOISE, Idaho  — Derrick Marks hit two free throws with 13.4 seconds left to lift Boise State to a 71-70 victory over New Mexico Wednesday.

    Anthony Drmic scored 18 points and Thomas Bropleh scored all of his 14 in the second half for the Broncos (16-9, 6-6 Mountain West). Ryan Watkins added 12 points and Marks had 11.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 14...

    Friday
    Baseball
    • LCC at Western Oklahoma (DH), noon, Altus, Okla.
    • NMHU at Eastern New Mexico, 2 p.m., Portales
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men at Colorado Mesa, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.
    • Robertson boys (A,B) at Raton, 4 p.m., Raton
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C), vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys vs. Valley, 4 p.m., TBA
    Softball

  • Lady Dons smother Ruidoso

    As West Las Vegas girls’ basketball program paid tribute to its parents on Monday night, the evening felt a lot like homecoming.

    The Lady Dons feasted on overmatched Ruidoso 70-39 to wrap up their home schedule.

    The non-district Lady Warriors hung around and stayed closer than expected before West hit the accelerator and pulled away down the stretch.

    WLV’s lead was a modest 17-10 after eight minutes.

  • Next stop: District
  • Germany’s Hoefl-Riesch defends...

    The Associated Press
    SOCHI, Russia — Different American, same result for Maria Hoefl-Riesch — another Olympic gold in the super-combined.

    Just as she did four years ago at the Vancouver Games, Hoefl-Riesch found herself trailing an American after the downhill leg before using her slalom skills to vault into first place and successfully defend her Olympic title in the dual-run event.

  • Slack leads NCAA II in 2 events

    NMHU Sports Information

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico Highlands University junior Salcia Slack, who is already tops in the nation in the pentathlon, took over the NCAA Division II lead in the triple jump while senior Cici Cordova narrowly missed qualification in the pole vault to lead the Cowgirls in the final day of the 2014 New Mexico Collegiate Classic this past Saturday in Albuquerque.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 12...

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) at Socorro, 4 p.m., Socorro
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B) vs. Raton, 5:30 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    Softball
    • LCC at Lamar (DH), 9 a.m., Lamar, Colo.
    Wrestling
    • NMHU vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • West Las Vegas at Foothill, 3 p.m., Albuquerque

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • LCC at Western Oklahoma, noon, Altus, Okla.
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B) at Raton, 5:30 p.m., Raton