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Today's Sports

  • Looking ahead - Sports

    WEDNESDAY
    Softball
    • LCC at Clarendon CC (DH), 1 p.m., Clarendon, Texas

    THURSDAY
    Softball
    • Robertson vs. Pojoaque Valley (DH), 3 p.m., RHS field
    Track and field
    • West Las Vegas at Pojoaque Valley, 3 p.m., Jacona

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • NMHU at Mesa State, 7 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.
    • Robertson vs. Lovington (DH), 3 p.m., MMS field
    Softball

  • FYI - Sports

    In conjunction with Gary Shaw and Mirabal Boxing,Crespin’s Boxing Promotions and Santa Ana Star Casino are holding a professional boxing event on Saturday, April 2, at the Santa Ana Star Casino. Eight fights, featuring Archie Ray Marquez, Arturo Crespin and Amanda Crespin, as well as Michael Coca Gallegos and others, are scheduled. Doors open at 6 p.m.; first bell is at 7. Tickets are $12.50, $22.50, $32.50, $42.50 and $52.50 and available from Carlos Crespin, 429-4068, and via the casino box office and Web site.

  • HU football opens camp

    New Mexico Highlands University’s football program kicked off its 2011 spring drills — the first for new head coach Eric Young and his staff — on Monday.

    The Cowboys will suit up for 11 practices culminating with the Spring Showcase at 2 p.m. on April 16. Young has brought in coaches who have experience at various levels, and he expresses excitement about taking the reins of the program.

  • 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.