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Today's Sports

  • Dons tame Lions

    Las Vegas Optic

    West Las Vegas picked up its second straight boys’ basketball victory on Tuesday night, beating the Santa Rosa Lions on the road 65-46.
    It’s a good win over a high-ranked Class 2A squad loaded with a half dozen seniors.

    Brandon Quintana led the Dons with 24 points despite going 4 of 9 at the line. Martin Blea had 15. T.J Esquibel added  eight and had “a solid defensive game,” said coach Morgan Montaño. “We actually went pretty deep,” he said. “We had 12 guys play good minutes.”

  • Foul shots boost Braves

    Las Vegas Optic

    A disparity in free-throw attempts and conversions proved critical in Santa Fe Indian School’s 69-58 win over visiting Robertson in boys’ basketball action Monday in Santa Fe.

    “We didn’t play very well,” said RHS head coach David Bustos. “The difference was at the free-throw line.”

    The Braves were brilliant at the stripe, sinking 28 of 31 foul shots. The Cardinals (2-2) attempted just 16 free throws, making 11.

  • Rodriguez makes all-region...

    New Mexico Highlands University women’s soccer season ended nearly a month ago, but the honors keep rolling in for Cowgirl standout Julissa Rodriguez.


    Rodriguez, a junior forward from Washington state, was named to the 2010 National Soccer Coaches Association of America-Performance Subaru Women’s NCAA Division II All-Central Region First Team. This is the first time a Cowgirl has earned the honor, which was announced late last week.

  • Manzano takes RMAC honor

    In his short time on the New Mexico Highlands University campus, Thomas Manzano has made his presence known.
    After the first Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference games of his career Manzano has been named the RMAC-Baden Player of the Week. Manzano earned the honor after his high-scoring play and tenacious defense over the Cowboys’ RMAC-opening weekend in Las Vegas.

  • Silver gloves
  • It’s official: Roanhaus out at HU

    Chad Roanhaus on Thursday made official his departure from his job as New Mexico Highlands head football coach, an announcement that came as little surprise to the campus community.


    The official word came Thursday morning in a news release from the university’s sports information office, with NMHU athletic director Ed Manzanares stating simply that Roanhaus “had resigned from his position as of (Dec. 1).”

  • Cowboys stun Metro State!

    Thomas Manzano and Mindaugas Markevicius combined for 54 points — including nine 3-point baskets — to help the New Mexico Highlands men’s basketball team upset defending Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference champion Metro State 91-78 on Friday night.


    It’s the biggest win of the young season for head coach Joe Harge and his Cowboys, and it came in what was both the home opener and the RMAC opener for NMHU.

  • Cards go 2-1 in Taos

    Robertson’s boys basketball team debuted with a 2-1 record and consolation final victory over the weekend in the Taos Invitational.


    The Cardinals, led by head coach David Bustos, lost to Class 4A power Española Valley 61-51 to begin the three-day tourney on Thursday. John Adam Dimas scored 17 and Justin Bustos 14 in the losing cause against the Sundevils.

  • Dons get first victory

    The West Las Vegas Dons earned their first victory of the season Saturday, taking seventh place in the 2010 Al Armendariz Classic with a 51-46 decision against Deming.


    Forward Stevan Gonzales led the West Las Vegas offensive effort, tallying 19 points and grabbing eight rebounds. Martin Blea had a solid all-around game with eight points, seven boards and three assists.

  • Medrano has strong start for WLV...

    Jayvis Medrano’s senior season as a West Las Vegas wrestler began with a dominant performance Saturday in Los Lunas.
    Medrano, a 171-pounder for the Dons and coach Robert Alarcon, went 4-0 in the Tiger Invitational, which served as West’s season-opening event.


    Medrano is considered a state contender and a team leader for the green and gold grapplers.