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  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 25...

    Monday
    Basketball
    • District 2-3A girls’ tournament TBA
    • District 2-2A girls’ tournament TBA
    • Mora Middle School boys vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Mora

    Tuesday
    Basketball
    • District 2-3A boys’ tournament TBA
    • District 2-2A boys’ tournament TBA
    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. St. Mike’s, 4:30, MMS
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys vs. Española, 4 p.m., WLV

  • Lobos’ Williams burns Rams for...

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — No. 16 New Mexico ended No. 22 Colorado State’s 28-game home winning streak — the third longest at the time — thanks to a career game from guard Kendall Williams in the Lobos’ 91-82 win Saturday.

    Williams torched the Rams for 46 points, including 18 over the last nine minutes after he’d picked up his fourth personal foul.

    “Luckily, some shots went in,” said the junior from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., who almost doubled his previous career high of 24.

  • Robertson’s Aragon signs with...

    Santiago Aragon thought his football playing days were over, and he’d already turned his focus to strictly academic pursuits once he graduates from Robertson High in May.

    But Bethel College, a school in North Newton, Kan., changed things by offering Aragon a football scholarship.

    “I wasn’t expecting to play ball anymore,” he said Wednesday morning after a signing ceremony at Mike Marr Gym. “So it’s indescribable to have this chance. I don’t know what to say.”

  • RHS, WLV girls lose home finales...

    After dropping Wednesday night home games — the home finales and senior night for both schools — the Robertson and West Las Vegas girls’ basketball teams now look forward to a shot at redemption represented by the District 2-3A tournament.

    The district tourney begins Monday, with fifth-seeded WLV likely traveling to fourth-seeded Raton in what could be a make-or-break game for both teams’ state tournament aspirations.

  • Youth wrestling next week

    Robertson’s wrestling program is hosting the Junior Cardinal Classic for children in kindergarten through fifth grade beginning Monday, Feb. 25, at McFarland Hall.

    Registration ($30 first child in family, $20 additional children) will be held 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. Monday. No practice will be held then.

    Kindergarten and first-grade wrestlers will attend 4:15 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.

    Second through fifth graders will attend 4:15 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday.

  • Rangers top Peñasco

    Mora’s boys’ basketball team topped Peñasco 82-60 on Tuesday, improving to 17-8 and 5-2 with just Saturday’s finale at No. 1 ranked Pecos (7-0 after Wednesday’s win over 5-3 Santa Fe Prep) left in the regular season.

    Cody Najar (31), Lorenzo Chavez (24) and Amrick Vasquez (11) led the Rangers in scoring.

  • LV junior wrestlers wrap up...

    Submitted to the Optic

    Las Vegas Junior Wrestling took wrestlers to district and to the New Mexico Junior Wrestling State Championships held Feb. 10 in Albuquerque. The program came home with two junior state champions, as well as third- and fifth-place finishers.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 22...

    Friday
    Baseball
    • NMHU at Abilene Christian, 7 p.m., Abilene, Texas
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men at Colorado School of Mines, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Golden, Colo.
    • Pecos boys and girls (A,B) vs. Mora, 4 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at RMAC meet, TBA
    Wrestling
    • NMHU at RMAC/Super Region IV tournament, 9 a.m., Chadron, Neb.

  • Hounds take three of four at...

    Derek Crenshaw and Jacob Rodgers each went 4 for 5 with three runs batted in apiece to stake Eastern New Mexico to a 13-5 win in Sunday’s series finale at New Mexico Highlands’ Brandt Park.

    The usually sharp-hitting Cowboys were limited to six hits over nine innings, while the visiting Greyhounds notched 21.

    Highlands was trailing 7-0 when it got onto the scoreboard in the bottom of the fifth. Jordan Chavez and Jordan Goliat each scored on wild pitches, and Kyle Davis made it home on a balk, cutting the gap to 7-3.

  • Mid-school hoopsters wind down

    Boys’ basketball teams from two area middle schools went head to head Saturday in the Valley as the hoops season neared its conclusion.

    In a matchup of sixth- and seventh-graders, the visiting West Las Vegas Middle School squad won 33-13 after building upon a slim 9-8 edge through one period. The West team improved to 6-8, while the young Roadrunners remain in search of a victory.