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Today's Sports

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 4...

    Friday
    Baseball
    • LCC vs. New Mexico Junior College (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU vs. Regis, 3 p.m., Brandt Park
    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Robertson (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field
    Softball
    • LCC at Odessa (DH), noon, Odessa, Texas
    • West Las Vegas vs. Ruidoso (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field
    • West Las Vegas JV at Rio Rancho tourney, Rio Rancho
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at Air Force, Colorado Springs
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas at Santa Fe Indian, 3 p.m., Santa Fe

  • Montoya pins down national title

    Robertson junior Rico Montoya became the first local grappler to win a national title in the National High School Coaches Association wrestling championships over the weekend in Virginia Beach, Va.

    Montoya, a four-time state champion in New Mexico, went 7-0 in the three-day tournament, one of the largest and most prestigious wrestling events in the country. He won the 126-pound championship in the Junior Division.

  • Solid work by locals in meet

    Results from Saturday’s West Las Vegas Track & Field Invitational held at the Herrera Complex:
     
    BOYS’ TEAM STANDINGS

    1. St. Michael’s, 93 points
    2. West Las Vegas, 66 points
    3. Clayton, 63 points
    3. Santa Rosa, 63 points
    5. Cimarron, 24 points
    6. Robertson, 20 points
    7. Santa Fe Prep, 19 points
    8. Española Valley, 18 points
    9. Tucumcari, 17 points
    10. Peñasco, 16 points
    11. Santa Fe Indian, 9 points
    12. Raton, 7 points

  • Cowgirls win seventh straight

    It’s official,
    New Mexico Highlands softball is on a winning streak.

    The Cowgirls (11-19 overall, 7-14 in league) swept Black Hills State on the road all the way north in Spearfish, S.D., over the weekend to extend their number of consecutive wins to seven.

    “We played great this weekend,” said head coach Karin Gadberry in a news release from NMHU. “Anytime you can get a sweep, especially on the road, is great.”

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 2...

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Robertson JV vs. Pecos (DH), 3 p.m., MMS field
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Santa Fe Indian (DH), 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    Softball
    • NMHU at Eastern New Mexico (DH), 1 p.m., Portales
    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Robertson (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field
    Tennis
    • Robertson boys at Bosque, 3 p.m., Albuquerque
    • Robertson girls vs. Bosque, 3 p.m., Albuquerque

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Robertson at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

  • Back on track - West Las Vegas...

    Moises Coca swept to victories in all three distance running events Saturday in the West Las Vegas Invitational, leading the Dons to a runner-up finish in the boys’ team standings.

    Coca said that while the meet titles were nice, he’d rather have another prize.

    “I’d rather qualify for state,” he said.

    That doesn’t seem like it’s going to be a problem.

  • Roundup - Ulibarri silences T-...

    Jake Ulibarri served up a no-hitter in a 4-0 shutout of East Mountain on Saturday to punctuate a successful weekend for West Las Vegas baseball.

    The Dons took two of three games over the weekend in the Portales tournament.

    “The boys stepped it up,” said WLV head coach Ryan Gabaldon. “Most of them were very sick but played with heart. I’m so proud of my boys.”

    West opened the tourney with a 13-5 romp against Eunice, then lost to host Portales by a 12-7 count.

  • Unionization of college athletes...

    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — The five-member regulatory board that will ultimately decide if Northwestern University football players can unionize has itself been in the middle of a firestorm.

    The very makeup of the National Labor Relations Board has been challenged in a case now before the Supreme Court. And Republicans contend the agency has being overly friendly to organized labor.

  • Gators take chomp out of...

    By Teresa M. Walker
    The Associated Press

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — First yet again this season, the Florida Gators want more. Much more.

    Try a national championship.

    Scottie Wilbekin scored 23 points and Florida became the first team to advance to the Final Four with a 62-52 win Saturday night over the 11th-seeded Dayton Flyers in the South Region final.

  • Wisconsin nips Arizona to reach...

    ANAHEIM, Calif. — Wisconsin bumped and grinded its way into the Final Four.

    Frank Kaminsky had 28 points and 11 rebounds for Wisconsin, rallying the Badgers to a 64-63 overtime victory against Arizona in the West Region final Saturday night.

    The Badgers (30-7) advanced to their first Final Four appearance since 2000 on Saturday night, and first for 69-year-old coach Bo Ryan, who earned his 704th career victory.