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Today's Sports

  • West Las Vegas Track and Field...

    BOYS’ TEAM RESULTS
    1. Robertson, 84
    2. St. Michael’s, 62
    3. Hope Christian, 51
    4. West Las Vegas, 44
    4. Peñasco, 44
    6. Tucumcari, 30
    7. Roy, 25
    8. Mora, 19
    9. Springer, 15
    10. Mesa Vista, 11
    11. Pecos, 10
    12. Santa Rosa, 6
    13. McCurdy, 4
    14. Raton, 3
    15. Maxwell, 0
    15. Taos, 0

    GIRLS’ TEAM RESULTS
    1. Hope Christian, 121
    2. St. Michael’s, 86

  • Lady Cards topple Carlsbad

    With first-place finishes in six of nine spots on the lineup, the Robertson girls’ tennis team won the championship of this past weekend’s Carlsbad Invitational.

    In doing so, the Lady Cardinals surprised one of the elite programs in the state — Class 5A’s five-time defending state champion Carlsbad, the tournament host.

    It’s believed to be the first title in that particular tournament won by a Robertson girls’ team.

  • Weekend Roundup

    West Las Vegas’ softball team took Albuquerque Academy to extra innings Saturday before falling 8-7 in the fifth-place game of the St. Michael’s tournament in Santa Fe.

    Pitcher Marissa Cordova had one of her better games for coach Lucas Griego’s club before the Duke City team won the chess match in 10 frames.

    Bernalillo defeated West 8-3 in Thursday’s opener but the Lady Dons broke into the win column the next day, routing Española 18-4.

    West is 1-6.

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  • Ready for takeoff

    Already a lock for the Class 2A state meet, Pecos’ Yeshemabet Turner swept the three girls’ jump competitions in the West Las Vegas Invitational on Saturday at the Herrera Complex.

    It’s going to be a busy week for the Lady Panthers senior standout, who plans to reveal her college choice in a signing ceremony on Friday, her coach told the Optic.

    Turner, who excels in the classroom and takes college courses in addition to the usual high school curriculum, has starred in multiple sports for Pecos.

  • Looking ahead - sports

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • NMHU vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 3 p.m., Brandt Park
    • West Las Vegas at Portales, 5 p.m., Portales
    Softball
    • West Las Vegas at St. Michael’s Invite, TBA, Santa Fe
    Tennis
    • Robertson at Carlsbad Invite, 7:30 a.m., Carlsbad

    SATURDAY
    Baseball
    • NMHU vs. Colorado State-Pueblo (DH), noon, Brandt Park

  • FYI - Sports

    La Plaza Little League will have one final registration day from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at La Plaza fields. Ongoing registration is still available through Robert Alarcon (429-0963), Art Mondragon (617-5851), and Ernest Mondragon (429-0537).

  • WLV track meet is Saturday

    Track and field season returns to the Meadow City on Saturday morning with West Las Vegas High’s home invitational.

    Recent WLV home meets have had athletes brave cold temperatures and chilly winds, but they’ve also produced some state-qualifying times for participants.

    While Saturday’s forecast at the Herrera Complex is partly cloudy with a high of 62, teams are hoping for more of those strong performances, regardless of conditions.

  • Cowgirls hang tough but fall to...

    Eastern New Mexico’s softball team had just a little more Tuesday in a non-conference doubleheader sweep of New Mexico Highlands at Cowgirl Field.

    The Zias improved to 8-20, while their instate rivals fell to 6-21.

    ENMU pitchers Erin Roufosse and Amanda Lale combined to hold Highlands to seven hits in an 8-4 win in Tuesday’s game one.

    NMHU didn’t let the game get away, answering every Zia charge except the last — three unanswered runs in the top of the sixth inning.

  • RMAC honors Cowboy pitchers

    Three times this season, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference has honored a New Mexico Highlands athlete as its RMAC Pitcher of the Week.

    Kyle Sayers became the latest following his role in a 1-0 shutout of Nebraska-Kearney on March 12. Sayers handcuffed the Lopers to the tune of five hits and three walks, striking out five, over seven innings of shutout ball.

    Trent Evins and Jason Sirak are other Cowboy hurlers who have earned the RMAC Pitcher of the Week honor to date.

  • Sports Roundup

    Luna Community College softball hopped back over the .500 mark Wednesday with a road sweep of Adams State’s junior varsity, 16-11 and 11-8. Meredith Gilpin’s team is 12-11 overall.

    LCC baseball came close to its fourth win in a week Wednesday, falling at Trinidad State 7-6 in extra innings. TSJC won game one 8-1.

    Robertson softball improved to 3-3 Monday, defeating Española 7-5 on the road.

    Also in Española, West Las Vegas’ baseball team (6-4 overall) lost to the Sundevils 6-2.