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Today's Sports

  • RHS netters shock La Cueva

    A rare upset of Class 5A La Cueva was a prize in and of itself for the Robertson girls’ tennis team over the weekend.

    The Lady Cardinals took two singles and one doubles matches with the Bears to tally a 3-2 win as part of the Albuquerque Public Schools Duals. Juliana Guerin stopped Ali Warner 6-0, 6-1, while Miranda Garcia beat Kim Coffing 6-3, 6-2. In doubles, Victoria Gomez and Victoria Urrutia bested Ingrid Chavez and Rebecca Jenks in a tiebreaker, 6-2, 6-7, 10-8.

  • Cowgirls, Skyhawks split series

    The New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls gained some traction in its uphill battle within the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference softball standings, earning a four-game split at Fort Lewis over the weekend.

    The Cowgirls (6-19, 3-13 RMAC) lost Sunday’s opener 8-7 but closed out the set with a win.

    Game two — and the finale of the two-day series — saw the Cowgirls storm to an 8-1 win.

  • Hoops all-star teams named

    As expected, given the successes of the past season, the Meadow City dominated All-District 2-3A basketball honors for 2010-11.

    All-district lineups were announced late last week and include 13 local hoopsters — six boys and seven girls.

  • Looking ahead

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas vs. Española, 4 p.m., Española

    Golf
    • Robertson hosts RHS Invite, 10 a..m., Gene Torres Golf Course

    TUESDAY
    Baseball
    • NMHU vs. Eastern New Mexico, 2 p.m., Brandt Park

    Softball
    • NMHU vs. Eastern New Mexico (DH), 1 p.m., Cowgirl Field
    • Robertson at Española, 3 p.m., Española

  • FYI

    In conjunction with Gary Shaw and Mirabal Boxing,Crespin’s Boxing Promotions and Santa Ana Star Casino are holding a professional boxing event on Saturday, April 2, at the Santa Ana Star Casino. Eight fights, featuring Archie Ray Marquez, Arturo Crespin and Amanda Crespin, as well as Michael Coca Gallegos and others, are scheduled. Doors open at 6 p.m.; first bell is at 7. Tickets are $12.50, $22.50, $32.50, $42.50 and $52.50 and available from Carlos Crespin, 429-4068, and via the casino box office and Web site.

  • Weekend Roundup

    Justin Kaid’s two-run double in the top of the 10th inning  lifted NMHU baseball to victory in an 18-17 thriller against Colorado Christian Saturday in Lakewood, Colo.

    With an 11-2 win Friday and a 6-5 nod in Saturday’s game one, the Cowboys took a 3-0 series lead and improved to 11-8 overall and 6-5 in league.

    In Friday’s game one, Trent Evins (2-3) held the Cougars to two runs on four hits with five strikeouts in eight innings. A.J. Alexander hit 3 of 5, scored thrice and had two RBI.

  • Bradley resigns at RHS

    The Aunna Bradley era of Robertson girls’ basketball came to a close Wednesday with Bradley’s resignation from her coaching position.

    Bradley did not elaborate on why she has stepped down, but she confirmed she had submitted her resignation, ending a nearly decade-long run with the Lady Cardinals.

    Robertson’s girls earned multiple state tournament appearances under Bradley’s guidance.

  • Cage fights here Friday night

    Arturo “Tutti” Padilla, who was a multi-sport star at Robertson High in the 1990s, will headline “Vegas Fight Night,” an evening of mixed martial arts Friday at the Night Owl.

    Tickets are $20 general admission, $30 reserved and $50 cage-side; they’ll be sold at the door. For advance ticket information, fans may call 426-6191.

    Doors at the Night Owl will open at 6 p.m., with the first fights starting around 7.

    Padilla is slated to battle Fernando Rivera of Taos in the main event.

  • Lady Dons’ strong start not...

    Big hits. Solid pitching. Stingy defense.  

    West Las Vegas’ softball team seemingly had all the ingredients for an important win Tuesday at Pojoaque Valley.

    For a while, all those ingredients came together.

    Then, one by one, they dissipated — and the host Elkettes pulled out a 9-8 win to finish a 9-2 rally over the last two and a half innings.

  • Manzano, Bustos on All-Region...

    New Mexico Highlands standout Thomas Manzano and Vera Jo Bustos — an Adams State star who played her high school ball at West Las Vegas — are among the basketball players honored with selection to the All-Central Region teams for 2011
    Manzano was chosen to the Daktronics All-Central Region (NCAA Division II) second team.

    A junior at NMHU this past season, Manzano led the Cowboys to a 19-8 record and a third straight appearance in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Shootout postseason tournament.