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Today's Sports

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March...

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Santo Domingo (DH), 3 p.m., Santo Domingo Pueblo
    Basketball
    • Class B state tournament boys’ quarterfinals, beginning 8 a.m., Bernalillo
    • Class 2A state tournament boys’ quarterfinal: Pecos vs. Mesilla Valley, Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho
    Softball
    • NMHU at Oklahoma Panhandle State (DH), 1 p.m., Stilwell, Okla.

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas at Questa, 4 p.m., Questa
    Basketball
    • Class 2A state tournament boys’ semifinals, TBA, Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho

  • Highlands athletes invade...

    Three noted New Mexico Highlands University athletes joined counterparts from around the country for national championship competition over the weekend in Birmingham, Ala.

    Birmingham was the host site for both the NCAA Division II indoor track and field and wrestling nationals.

    Highlands’ Jillisa Grant and Danisha Phipps made the trip for the Cowgirl track and field team. Unofficially, their efforts landed NMHU a 26th place team finish in the indoor nationals.

  • One and done for Vegas teams

    The Pecos Panthers will be going to the Santa Ana Star Center for this week’s state basketball quarterfinals.

    So will the Mora Rangerettes.

    And count the defending state champion (Class B) Wagon Mound Trojans in for their quarters, which play out at Bernalillo High School.

    But no teams from Las Vegas proper will join them, having been eliminated in games over the past weekend.

    CLASS 2A BOYS
    No. 2 seed Pecos throttled No. 15 New Mexico Military Institute by a 90-70 count on Saturday evening at Sanchez Gym.

  • RHS, WLV softball teams unbeaten

    Robertson softball got off to a promising start by winning a season-opening tournament at Sandia Prep in Albuquerque over the weekend.

    The Lady Cardinals went 3-0 over the weekend, defeating Estancia, Sandia Prep and Rehoboth by scores of 12-0, 25-7 and 8-3.

    RHS returns to action in the St. Michael’s tourney March 21-23 in Santa Fe.

    • • •

    West Las Vegas softball also had a good weekend, sweeping Lovington on the road.
    Game scores were 16-5 and 11-6.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March...

    Monday
    Softball
    • NMHU vs. Colorado Christian (DH), 11 a.m., Cowgirl Field

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Robertson at Santa Fe Indian (DH), 3 p.m., Santa Fe
    • NMHU vs. Eastern New Mexico, 2 p.m., Brandt Park
    Basketball
    • Class B state tournament girls’ quarterfinals, beginning 8 a.m., Bernalillo
    • Class 2A state tournament girls’ quarterfinal: Mora vs. Clayton, Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho
    Wednesday
    Baseball

  • Madness on: State hoops begins

    Hoop dreams for eight Las Vegas-area high school teams begin in earnest this weekend with first-round state tournament games across New Mexico.

    Friday is ladies’ night, as girls’ basketball teams play at various campus sites.

    Lady Cardinals
    In Class 3A girls’ hoops, Rick Armijo’s Robertson Lady Cardinals (11-14) earned a No. 8 seed and host No. 9 Socorro.

    Robertson owns a regular-season win over the Lady Warriors (15-12), having prevailed 68-55 on Feb. 12 at Mike Marr Gym.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 8...

    Friday
    Baseball
    • LCC vs. Odessa (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU at Colorado State-Pueblo, 3 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.
    Basketball
    • RMAC Shootout semifinals, teams, times and site TBA
    • Class 2A girls’ state tournament: Mora vs. Rehoboth, 5:30 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • Class 3A girls’ state tournament: Robertson vs. Socorro, 7 p.m., Mike Marr Gym; West Las Vegas at Shiprock, 6 p.m., Shiprock

    Softball
    • LCC at Western Texas (DH), 1 p.m., Snyder, Texas

  • RMAC Shootout: Cowboys’ season...

    First-half shooting woes doomed the New Mexico Highlands men’s basketball team in a first-round Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Shootout loss at Adams State Tuesday night in Alamosa, Colo.

    The Cowboys and head coach Joe Harge finish the season 13-14 overall and 11-11 in RMAC games.

    Highlands shot just 24 percent in the first half, making only six field goals over the first 20 minutes and falling behind 51-26 by halftime.

  • No. 12 Lobos top Wolfpack in Reno

    RENO, Nev. — Tony Snell scored 25 points and Cameron Bairstow and Alex Kirk added double-doubles Wednesday night to lead No. 12 New Mexico to its sixth straight victory, 75-62 over Nevada.

    Bairstow had 15 points and 10 rebounds and Kirk had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Lobos (26-4, 13-2 Mountain West).

  • State tournament brackets set

    Deliberations on the various state high school basketball tournament brackets consumed the better part of Sunday, as seeding committee members debated the most important rankings of hoops season — the  ones that decide who makes state and who plays whom in the tournaments that begin this weekend.

    The announcement of the New Mexico Activities Association’s seedings, which trickled out one bracket at a time Sunday afternoon, did not go by without some controversy.