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Today's Sports

  • Redbirds handle West LV

    Justin Bustos scored 11 of his game-high 20 points in the first half as Robertson overcame a brassy charge by West Las Vegas 48-38 on Tuesday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The two Meadow City rivals were to meet in a rematch Thursday night at Mike Marr Gym in a game played after this issue went to press.

    The Dons missed leading scorer Jordan Lopez for Tuesday’s game but seemed to pull together as a team against the fourth-ranked Cardinals. (To be fair, RHS has been without key playmaker Fabian Varela for several contests, including the Tuesday game.)

  • The Drive for Five

    Only a couple of wrestlers in the history of New Mexico high school athletics have won five individual state championships.

    This weekend, Robertson senior Daniel Martinez will attempt to join that exclusive club.

    It’s been a long time coming.

  • Evins honored by RMAC

    New Mexico Highlands University’s Trent Evins has been named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and Rawlings Pitcher of the Week.

    The RMAC's Preseason Pitcher of the Year earned the honor after a lights-out performance for the Cowboys on  Feb. 11 as he threw six no-hit innings against in-state rival Eastern New Mexico in the Cowboys’ opening game of the 2011 season, part of a tournament in Odessa, Texas.

    Evins allowed no hits and no runs while striking out six ENMU batters in his six innings on the mound for the Cowboys.

  • NMHU softball sweeps Aggies

    The New Mexico Highlands University Cowgirls improved to 3-4 after sweeping their non-conference doubleheader against Oklahoma Panhandle State University on Wednesday in Goodwell, Okla.

    The Cowgirls won the first game 10-2 in five innings behind the pitching of Ashley Paiz. The Cowgirls then turned around and won the second game 4-2 on the strength of pitcher Melissa Martinez' seven complete innings of work.

  • Cowboy sluggers open 3-1

    ODESSA, TEXAS — The New Mexico Highlands baseball team wrapped up the University of Texas-Permian Basin tournament on Sunday, going 2-1 with wins over Colorado School of Mines (11-7) and tournament host UTPB (4-0).

    The Cowboys fell in their final game against Wayland Baptist University 14-5. With the conclusion of the tournament, the Cowboys are now 3-1 overall in their young season.

  • No doubting Thomas
  • WLV girls tame Taos foes

    West Las Vegas welcomed Vanessa Lucero back to the lineup Monday night in a home game against Taos, and she didn’t disappoint.

    Lucero scored seven of her 10 points in the first half as the Lady Dons opened a 20-point lead. Then she added a three-pointer to punctuate the third quarter. She also  rebounded and altered plenty of Tiger shots in West’s 53-41 victory.

    The outcome helps West keep pace with red-hot Robertson as the Meadow City schools prepare for their rematch Friday at Mike Marr Gym.

  • 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.