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  • Wrestlers to vie for RMAC titles

    Submitted to the Optic

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The first Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Wrestling Championships in 20 years are set for Sunday at the U.S. Olympic Complex in Colorado Springs.

    The event, which will feature all nine RMAC wrestling schools, is set to begin at 9 a.m. on Sunday. The second session is slated for 3:30 p.m., while the finals, which will be broadcast live on Comcast Entertainment Television, are set for a 5 p.m. start.

  • Meet the Cowboys

    Las Vegas Optic

    New Mexico Highlands University’s likely wrestling lineup, by weight class:

    125 lbs.) Jacob España, redshirt junior, Albuquerque (Volcano Vista High). España is 14-11 overall with one pin, six technical falls, three major decisions.

    125) Trevor Perez, redshirt freshman, Las Vegas, Nev. Perez is 2-3 with one pin.

    133) Trey Humphrey, redshirt senior, Overland Park, Kans. Humphrey is 6-5 with two pins.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Jan. 31...

    SUNDAY
    Wrestling
    •NMHU at RMAC championships, TBA, Colorado Springs

    MONDAY
    Basketball
    8Pecos boys (A,B), girls (A,B) at Monte del Sol, 3 p.m., Santa Fe
    •West Las Vegas freshman boys vs. Santa Rosa, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    TUESDAY
    Basketball
    •Robertson boys (A,B) vs. Peñasco, 5 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    •Robertson girls (A,B,C) at Socorro, 4 p.m., Socorro
    •Mora boys (A,B), girls (A,B) at Questa, 3:30 p.m., Questa

  • Quintana sets marks for Cowgirls

    Las Vegas Optic

    Jayme Quintana, who once starred for West Las Vegas in golf and basketball as well as track and field, broke new ground in her collegiate career this past weekend.

    Quintana reportedly set a school record for New Mexico Highlands University’s women in the 600-meter run as part of the Cherry & Silver Invitational hosted by the University of New Mexico at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

    Quintana finished 10th individually with a time of 1:38.3. That time eclipsed M.J. Oheue’s record set in 2014, according to the school.

  • Cardinal Classic in town

    Finally, the Robertson wrestling team will be competing on its own mats this weekend.

    The annual Cardinal Classic gets under way early Friday, and the two-day tournament should wrap up late Saturday afternoon at Mike Marr Gym.

    More than two dozen teams from across New Mexico are expected to vie for championships and log ample mat time in one of the last grappling events of the regular season.

  • Going long

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice — or maybe three times or six — and it’s shame on me.

    Robertson’s Samantha Montaño found an open shot in 3-point range along the right wing early in Wednesday night’s basketball game with visiting Mora. She stopped her dribble and fired.

    Swish.

  • Looking Ahead-Sports Jan. 29,...

    FRIDAY
    Basketball

  • Cowgirls win first RMAC game

    Michelle Traynham swished two go-ahead free throws with three seconds left to lift New Mexico Highlands to a 51-49 verdict over Adams State Friday night in Alamosa, Colo.

    The clutch foul shots helped the Cowgirls snap a losing skid that had reached 14 games, and it gave them their first win in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference this winter.

  • Redbirds fourth in Trinidad...

    With Johnathan Trujillo and Bradlee Jordan winning their weight classes and Joseph Paul Griego also reaching the finals, Robertson came away with fourth place in this past Saturday’s Gene Gagliardi Invitational in Trinidad, Colo.

    West Las Vegas and Pecos finished 14th and 16th, respectively, out of the 21 schools represented in the tournament.

    Coming up on Friday and Saturday is the Cardinal Classic, which draws many of the state’s wrestling teams to Mike Marr Gym for one of the last grappling events of the regular season.

  • Three straight for RHS girls,...

    Jazmine Jenkins led three Robertson girls in double figure scoring Saturday as the Lady Cardinals won a matinee game with Thoreau.

    Jenkins scored 20 of her 26 points in the second half as Robertson turned a 34-33 halftime deficit into an 80-65 victory at Mike Marr Gym.

    Samantha Montaño (20 points) and Alianza Darley (15) joined Jenkins in double digits. Angelica Montoya had 8, Rachele Portillo 5, Hannah Lopez 4 and Brandee Fulgenzi 2.