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Today's Sports

  • Socorro comes back to beat...

    Prior to Wednesday, Robertson hadn’t lost a boys’ basketball game since Socorro stole a 49-48 nailbiter way back on Jan. 8 at Mike Marr Gym.

    The Warriors made sure the sequel — a Wednesday evening quarterfinal in the Class 3A boys’ state tournament — was every bit as painful for the boys in red and white, who finished 21-7.

    It was a bit of deja vu. Robertson controlled most of the game only to relinquish that control late, battle to regain the lead but ultimately taste defeat, 54-51.

  • Rattlers upset Mora Rangers;...

    A ferocious second-half rally wasn’t enough to rescue the Mora Rangers on Wednesday, and as a result, the seventh-seeded Tucumcari Rattlers made it to the Class 2A boys’ Final Four instead.

    Tucumcari dictated the tempo and helped clog the usually high-octane Mora offense.

    The Rattlers scored the game’s first eight points and led 12-1 after the first eight minutes.

  • Cards top Braves in shootout

    Senior first baseman Peter Campos was the start and the finish of a critical double play Tuesday afternoon as Robertson baseball made a successful home debut in beating Santa Fe Indian 15-13 at Rodriguez Park.

    Campos’ play cut short a Braves rally in the top of the sixth inning. SFIS had scored twice to get within 12-11 and had two runners on board when Campos fielded a ground ball, whipped it to short and got it back in time to beat the batter.

  • LV ref selected for state

    Going to the state high school basketball tournament — arguably the No. 1 sporting event in New Mexico in terms of popularity — is considered a major achievement for coaches and players.

    It’s also a pretty big deal for the referees, too.

    State tournament game officials are chosen only after an annual voting process designed to ensure the best-qualified referees are on the courts of The Pit and Santa Ana Star Center as championships are decided.

  • It’s Cards-Warriors II

    If their previous meeting this season is any indicator, Robertson and Socorro will give fans a treat when they battle this evening in the Class 3A boys’ state basketball tournament.

    The RHS-Socorro quarterfinal is scheduled to tip off at 4:45 p.m. at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

    The Warriors edged the Cardinals 49-48 Jan. 8 at Mike Marr Gym in Las Vegas. That game stayed tight throughout, and Robertson led late before relinquishing control in the closing seconds.

  • Sure is Monday
  • ‘Pokes get first RMAC win

    Thomas King went 3 for 5 and drove in two runs as New Mexico Highlands’ baseball team (5-6, 1-3) picked up its first Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference victory of the season Sunday at Brandt Park.

    Highlands beat Regis 10-4 in the finale of a four-game series. Regis had won 4-2 on Friday and swept a Saturday doubleheader 8-5 and 3-0.

  • Robertson boys eliminate Braves...

    Saturday night’s Robertson-Santa Fe Indian playoff game could have been a cozy reunion for two former district foes, but the No. 4 seed Cardinals were all business, disposing of the Braves 89-47 before a spirited Mike Marr Gym crowd.

    Robertson advances to the Class 3A boys’ quarterfinals and will play Socorro at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

    Dalan Abreu led Robertson with 20 points and Justin Bustos tallied 14 of his 19 in the first half as RHS ran up a 47-23 lead.

  • West Las Vegas girls cool Hot...

    Briana Montaño scored seven of her team-high 16 points in the second quarter Friday night, leading host West Las Vegas past Hot Springs 47-39 in the first round of the Class 3A girls’ state basketball tournament.

    West Las Vegas will play the tournament’s No. 1 seed, Santa Fe Indian School, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Pit in Albuquerque. Cindy Roybal’s Lady Braves dispatched Crownpoint 72-35 in another Friday game.

  • Robertson girls falter against...

    Perimeter prowess helped St. Michael’s Lady Horsemen score a crushing 52-32 upset of host Robertson on Friday evening in the first round of the Class 3A girls’ state basketball tournament.

    St. Mike’s, which came into the game as the No. 14 seed, shot its way to leads of 14-2 and 19-9 and never let up against the No. 3 Lady Cardinals.

    Brittany Quintana knocked down a couple of early threes and finished with 12 points for St. Mike’s.

    Jamie Allen, the lone Lady Cardinal in double figures, had 11, unofficially.