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Today's Sports

  • Mora wins Lady Lion Classic

    In 2011-12, Mora captured an early-season championship in Santa Rosa’s Lady Lion Classic and went on to a district title and deep state tournament run.

    The Rangerettes look like they want some more where that came from.

    Mora improved to 4-0 and repeated as champions of the Lady Lion Classic over the weekend, finishing the three-day event by defeating Española Valley’s junior varsity 62-44 in the championship game on Saturday night.

  • RHS grapplers debut in SW Duals

    RIO RANCHO — Robertson’s wrestling team got most of what it was looking for in the team’s first event of the season.

    The Cardinals’ debut came at the Southwest Shootout Duals hosted by Rio Rancho High School on Friday and Saturday.

    A loaded field of teams from throughout the region took part in the event. Robertson was one of just a couple small-classification schools from New Mexico to participate.

  • Lady Dons defeat Ruidoso

    A balanced effort from the West Las Vegas Lady Dons led to a 68-42 road win at Ruidoso this past Saturday.

    West improved to 4-0 with another road trip set for Tuesday, when the Lady Dons were to visit Socorro. West Las Vegas then plays in this coming week’s Capital City Invitational.

    Briana Hidalgo delivered one of her best performances by scoring a team-high 15 points, collecting seven rebounds and five steals to lead West on Saturday.

    Hidalgo had ample help. Michelle Tapia tallied 14 points and eight boards. Jayme Quintana scored 10.

  • Mesa defends turf vs. NMHU hoops...

    Trailing by just three with 24 seconds left, the New Mexico Highlands men’s basketball team couldn’t muster any more offense in an 81-75 defeat Saturday at Colorado Mesa in Grand Junction, Colo.

    Dominick Baca’s three-pointer had reduced the deficit to 78-75, but Landon Vermeer hit two free throws for the host Mavericks on the next possession. And after a miss by Roland Fitch, Mike Melillo added an insurance free throw for the final margin.

  • Sipapu reports 14-inch snowfall

    Submitted to the Optic
    VADITO, N.M. — New Mexico’s first winter storm pounded Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort with a reported 14 inches of snow Sunday, and resort officials announced it is opening new terrain beginning this past Monday.
    Sipapu is open every day, and staff members are preparing for record-breaking attendance since it will be the only ski area open in New Mexico through Wednesday, said general manager John Paul Bradley.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 12...

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • Memorial Middle School girls vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., MMS

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • Mora boys (A,B) at Tucumcari, 5:30 p.m., Tucumcari
    • Mora girls at McCurdy, 5:30 p.m., Española
    • Robertson boys at Sandia Prep tournament, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Robertson girls, West Las Vegas girls, West Las Vegas boys at Capital City tournaments, TBA, Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas JV boys at Bernalillo JV tournament, TBA, Bernalillo

    Friday

  • Lopez’s foul shots lift Cowgirls

    Her nickname is “The Silent Assassin,” but Alyssa Lopez was anything but quiet in crunch time on Friday night in Gunnison, Colo.

    Lopez snagged a defensive rebound, drew a foul, then sank two free throws in the closing seconds to lift New Mexico Highlands’ women to a 67-65 triumph at Western State Colorado.

    She finished with a team-high 15 points to go with seven rebounds, three assists and a steal in 37 minutes of work. She was a perfect 8 for 8 at the charity stripe, offsetting a difficult night from the floor (3-for-13 shooting).

  • Rangers outgun Dons

    With Mora and West Las Vegas crowding into Gillie Lopez Gym on Friday night, the facility was stacked with green.

    And the Rangers duo of Cody Najar and Lorenzo Chavez was money.

    The Mora wings accounted for a combined 61 points as the Rangers topped WLV 83-74.

    Mora, ranked fourth among Class 2A boys’ teams, improved to 3-1; West, ninth in 3A, fell to 2-1.

  • Bradley beats buzzer, boosts ‘...

    Abbey Bradley swished a game-winning basket to beat the final buzzer on Thursday, leading the Robertson Lady Cardinals to a 50-49 squeaker over Hartley (Texas).

    The win came in the first round of a three-day tournament in Clayton and it was the season opener for RHS and head coach Rick Armijo.

    Bradley led Robertson with 16 points, and Chantel Sena had 13.

  • Together!