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Today's Sports

  • Ruidoso rattles West LV girls

    A rocky start Monday night against Ruidoso was the determining factor in West Las Vegas’ 62-41 loss in a non-district girls’ basketball game at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The Lady Warriors limited their hosts to just six first-half points while scoring 28.

    “It was a rough game from the start,” said WLV head coach Jose Medina. “Ruidoso did what they had to do ... They pressured us a little and we panicked ... We had a lot of turnovers, and missing a lot of easy shots hurt us. We couldn’t get it done.”

  • Mora keeps rolling

    Another pair of weekend victories elevated the Mora Rangerettes’ record to 19-1 overall and 2-0 in District 2-2A.

    On Friday, Mora bullied Santa Fe Prep 62-24, rolling after going ahead 42-15 by halftime, then holding the Bluee Griffins to nine points in the second half (one in a lockdown third quarter).

    Andrea Romero (17 points, six assists, eight rebounds, five steals) had a do-it-all kind of night. Teammates Chantel Rivera (14 points), Angel Valencia (11 points, nine assists) and Destiny Pacheco (eight points) provided offensive balance.

  • Shocking the world
  • Giants exude quiet confidence

    By Tom Canavan
    AP Sports Writer

    INDIANAPOLIS  — Unlike four years ago when they dressed in black suits as a symbol of unity before facing the undefeated Patriots, the Giants returned to the Super Bowl this time with no sartorial gimmicks.

    Touching down in Indianapolis for their rematch with New England on Sunday, the Giants are simply a confident team. They believe in themselves as much as they did in 2008 when they ruined the Patriots' perfect season with a stunning 17-14 victory in Arizona.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 1...

    WEDNESDAY
    No varsity events scheduled

    THURSDAY
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys vs. Taos (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys at Raton (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Raton
    Wrestling
    • NMHU at Chadron State, 7 p.m., Chadron, Neb.
    • Robertson at Bernalillo, TBA, Bernalillo

    FRIDAY
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men at Adams State, 6 and 8 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.

  • A Classic matchup

    Robertson freshman Richard “Rico” Montoya was all business Saturday in scoring a decision over Belen’s Phillip Gonzales in the 120-pound championship match of the Cardinal Wrestling Classic at Mike Marr Gym.

    But while the unusually poised youngster may have treated it like any other match, it was actually a pretty significant moment.

  • Dons nip Santa Rosa

    Joe Ortiz turned in another big night, and Ruben Bustamante and Lucas Rodriguez shined in the backcourt for West Las Vegas in Thursday’s 60-53 victory over visiting Santa Rosa.

    Though the Lions held their own with pure hustle, Ortiz’s versatile inside-outside game tipped the advantage to West Las Vegas. Ortiz finished with 17 points; Bustamante had the hot hand with 18, and Rodriguez played well, chipping in nine.

    Josh Tenorio (13) and Marcus Lopez (12) led Santa Rosa, which brought a good crowd.

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  • HU teams cage Lions

    A convincing home sweep of Colorado State-Pueblo and Colorado-Colorado Springs has shoved the New Mexico Highlands men’s basketball team back over the .500 mark both overall and in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play.

    The Cowboys (10-9, 8-7 RMAC) outlasted CSUP 89-83 on Friday night to earn a season split with the ThunderWolves, and they followed that with an 88-71 knockout of UCCS Saturday night at the Wilson Complex
    Highlands’ women managed to split their weekend homestand, losing Friday and winning Saturday.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 30...

    MONDAY
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys vs. Santa Fe Indian (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls vs. Ruidoso (A,B,C), 3 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    TUESDAY
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls vs. Taos (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys at Los Alamos (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Los Alamos
    • West Las Vegas girls vs. Raton (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    WEDNESDAY

  • State polls: Rangers, Panthers 5...

    They’ve been close rivals all season — no surprise here — so it’s appropriate that the Mora and Pecos boys’ basketball teams are ranked closely in this week’s New Mexico High School Coaches Association poll for Class 2A boys’ hoops.

    The Rangers and head coach James Branch are ranked fifth in the poll, and coach Clyde Sanchez’s Panthers are right behind them at sixth.