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Today's Sports

  • Coach: I owe career to WLV

    The West Las Vegas Dons may have lost Wednesday night, but as the program continues its quest to win a state basketball championship, they can count on Aaron Chavez to be firmly in their corner.

    Chavez, 34, is associate head coach of a successful Bakersfield (Calif.) College men’s hoops program, and he has been with the Renegades for more than a decade. He also helped coach at Bard College (N.Y.) prior to moving to the west coast.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March...

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • Luna Community College vs. Odessa College, noon, Brandt Park
    • NMHU at Metro State, 2 p.m., Denver
    • Robertson at Cobre tournament, TBA, Bayard
    Basketball
    • Class 4A boys’ state semifinals: Robertson vs. Hope Christian, 9:45 a.m., The Pit, Albuquerque
    • Class 4A girls’ state championship: teams TBA, 3:30 p.m., The Pit
    Softball
    • Luna Community College vs. Otero Junior College (DH), 1 p.m., WLV field
    • Robertson at Las Cruces tournament, TBA, Las Cruces
    Tennis
    • Robertson at Mayfield Invite, TBA, Las Cruces
    Track and field

  • State hoops updates

    TUESDAY -- GIRLS

    Class 2A quarterfinals: No. 1 Tatum 60, Mora 28, final.
    Class 4A quarterfinals: Robertson 57, West Las Vegas 52, final. Next for Lady Cardinals is 4A semifinal vs. Shiprock 11:30 a.m. Thursday at The Pit in Albuquerque.

    WEDNESDAY -- BOYS

    Class 2A quarterfinals: Mora 66, Menaul 58, final. Rangers to play Lordsburg in semifinals 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

  • Back for more - Pecos Panthers...

    As the glowing yellow digital seconds — displayed like an increasingly painful insult in the rafters above — ticked away and the chances of catching the Texico Wolverines began to dissipate before his eyes, Pecos sophomore Mario Archuleta glanced across the portable hardwood surface in the cavernous Santa Ana Star Center. His older brother Arturo, a senior, was trying to will the Panthers to victory in the Class 3A state semifinals, but the bigger, stronger, more experienced Wolverines were having none of it.

  • Off to a GOOD START - Robertson...

    Highlights from the first round of state basketball tournament games involving area teams:

    FRIDAY — GIRLS
    West Las Vegas 65, Socorro 43
    Alisson Hill scored 10 of her 14 points in the pivotal third period for West, which turned a scant 34-32 halftime edge into a 52-37 advantage by the end of the quarter. Jenna Bustos also netted 14 for the Lady Dons. West had nine players score, but the team’s defense was key, holding Socorro to 11 points in the second half. Kaylene Baca led Socorro with 10 points.

  • Splits for HU

    NMHU baseball split a four-game home series vs. Colorado School of Mines over the weekend at Brandt Park, moving to 6-9 overall.

    Highlands won games two and four, 16-10 and 10-4, losing games one and three by one-run margins, 7-6 and 8-7.

    Jeremy McCarty shined for the Cowboys. He was 2 for 4 with two RBI in game one, 4 for 5 with three RBI in game two, and 3 for 4 with three RBI in game three. He homered in going 1 for 3 with two RBI in the finale. James Cordova hit 3 of 4 with two RBI in that contest.

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  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 8...

    WEDNESDAY
    Basketball
    • Class 4A state quarterfinals: Robertson boys vs. West Las Vegas, 8:15 p.m., Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho
    • Class 3A state quarterfinals: Pecos boys vs. Eunice, 7 p.m., Rio Rancho High
    • Class 2A state quarterfinals: Mora boys vs. Menaul, 6:30 p.m., Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho
    Softball
    • Luna Community College at Adams State (DH), 3 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.
    • Robertson JV vs. St. Michael’s (DH), 3 p.m., RHS field

    THURSDAY
    Baseball

  • State hoops updates

    Updates from the state basketball tournaments:

    FRIDAY
    West Las Vegas girls 65, Socorro 43, final. Lady Dons play Robertson 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Pit in 4A quarterfinals.
    Robertson girls 51, St. Mike's 36, final. Lady Cardinals play West Las Vegas 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Pit in 4A quarterfinals.
    Pecos girls 48, Loving 65, final. Lady Panthers eliminated, finish 20-8.
    Mora girls 52, Ramah 36, final. Rangerettes play top-ranked Tatum 4:45 p.m. Tuesday at Bernalillo High in 2A quarterfinals.

    SATURDAY

  • Nationals bound - Quintana...

    Next stop: Birmingham.

    Jayme Quintana, a senior on the New Mexico Highlands women’s track and field team and a West Las Vegas graduate, has qualified for the NCAA Division II indoor nationals in the 800-meter run.

    Nationals are set for this coming week, March 9-11, in Birmingham, Ala.

  • prep sports schedule - Spring...

    Friday, March 3
    TENNIS
     • Robertson at Roswell Invite, TBA, Roswell

    Saturday, March 4
    BASEBALL
     • Robertson vs. Capital (DH), noon, MMS field
    TENNIS
     • Robertson at Roswell Invite, TBA, Roswell

    Monday, March 6
    BASEBALL
     • Robertson JV at Pojoaque Valley (DH), 3 p.m., Jacona
    SOFTBALL
     • Robertson JV vs. Pojoaque Valley (DH), 3 p.m., RHS field

    Wednesday, March 8
    SOFTBALL