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Today's Sports

  • Bustos nets 28 in Taos

    Justin Bustos shredded Taos for 28 points Monday evening as the Robertson Cardinals won 72-65 to earn their third District 2-3A victory in as many games.

    RHS was to play at West Las Vegas on Tuesday night, with a quick rematch Thursday at Mike Marr Gym.

    Robertson led Taos 22-13 after one period, but the Tigers didn’t let things get out of control, narrowing the margin to 30-28 by halftime.

    The Cardinals padded the lead to 62-54 with approximately four minutes to go.

  • Luna softball rocks El Paso

    Luna Community College’s softball team didn’t take long to break the ice for wins in the spring campaign, just under way.

    Coach Meredith Gilpin guided her LCC softball squad to three wins in four games over the weekend at El Paso Community College in El Paso, Texas.

    The Rough Rider women split day one with a 9-2 win and an 8-0 defeat, then closed with a 9-3 and 3-0 sweep on day two.

    Coach Antonio Siqueiros and his Rough Rider baseball team, meanwhile, continue a rigorous early schedule.

  • Crespin falls in title bout

    In her short career to date as a professional boxer, Las Vegas’ Amanda Crespin has either dominated her foes with powerful combinations or pushed them to the limits in close decisions.

    This past Saturday’s match with Brittany Cruz for the Women’s International Boxing Association youth featherweight title was the latter.

    Cruz edged Crespin 59-55 in a six-round split decision at Sky Ute Casino in Ignacio, Colo.

  • Cowgirls take 1 of 5

    Highlands’ softball team came away with one victory in five games in the season-opening Desert Stinger Softball Tournament this past weekend in Las Vegas, Nev.
    The Cowgirls, led by head coach Shellie Broyles, scored a 14-8 win Saturday against Upper Iowa University.

  • Cowgirls beat buzzer, Mesa

    Whitley Coca’s last-second three-point heave banked off the window and into the hoop, swiping a 57-56 buzzer-beating victory from Mesa State on Friday evening at the Wilson Complex.

    New Mexico Highlands’ women, which lost to Western State 85-59 in Saturday’s regular-season finale, are 12-15 overall and 7-12 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play.

  • RHS grapples to district title

    Nine Cardinal wrestlers won individual District 2 (1A-3A) championships Saturday at Gillie Lopez Gym, ushering Robertson to a team title and assuring everyone on board individual qualification for state.

    Rico Montoya (103), Charlie Armijo (119), James Gonzales (125), Jeremy Valdez (135), Johnathan Lucero (140), Troy Estrada (145), Daniel Martinez (160), Gabriel Lovato (215) and Sam Marquez (heavyweight) all took first place for coach Richard Martinez’s Redbirds. Additionally, three RHS wrestlers were runners-up and two others placed third.

  • Lady Dons rout Raton

    West Las Vegas showcased its depth Friday night in downing visiting Raton 65-36 in District 2-3A girls’ hoops.

    Cecilia Gutierrez came off the bench to score a game-high 17 points for the Lady Dons.

    Starters Briana Montaño and Miranda Martinez also scored in double figures with 16 and 11, respectively.

    It was actually a competitive first half, though, as an improved Raton team kept pace before a late WLV spurt made it a 35-26 halftime tally.

  • Allen’s foul shots deliver W

    Jamie Allen’s foul-line prowess paid off yet again for Robertson in a 42-40 thriller over Taos Friday at Mike Marr Gym.

    Allen broke a deadlock by knocking down two free throws with seven seconds left, leaving Taos to an unsuccessful possession as time ran out.

    Allen went 12 of 15 at the line and finished with 14 points and nine rebounds. Miranda Garcia, Eliana Herrera and Jolene Martinez added six points each for Robertson. Marka Garcia snared 10 boards, and Shannen Lopez stole the ball three times.

  • Redbirds drop Taos

    With one of the larger Mike Marr Gymnasium crowds of the season in attendance, the host Robertson Cardinals pulled away from Taos for a 74-67 win Saturday night, improving to 2-0 in District 2-3A.

    “I wish we would have that type of home crowd for all of our games,” said RHS coach David Bustos. “These boys really deserve the support because they work very hard.”

  • Dons fall in Raton

    Raton got even with visiting West Las Vegas Saturday, holding off the Dons for a 63-55 win.

    West, which beat Raton at home last week, kept it close throughout. After an early stalemate, the Dons trailed 31-26 at halftime and 43-39 through the third quarter.

    West nearly scored its second straight district win Thursday in a rugged 83-74 loss to Taos that required extra time.

    The Dons had beaten Raton 59-50 Feb. 7 at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    WLV hosts Robertson Tuesday, then visits the Cardinals on Thursday night.