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Today's Sports

  • Cowgirls beat buzzer, Mesa

    Whitley Coca’s last-second three-point heave banked off the window and into the hoop, swiping a 57-56 buzzer-beating victory from Mesa State on Friday evening at the Wilson Complex.

    New Mexico Highlands’ women, which lost to Western State 85-59 in Saturday’s regular-season finale, are 12-15 overall and 7-12 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play.

  • RHS grapples to district title

    Nine Cardinal wrestlers won individual District 2 (1A-3A) championships Saturday at Gillie Lopez Gym, ushering Robertson to a team title and assuring everyone on board individual qualification for state.

    Rico Montoya (103), Charlie Armijo (119), James Gonzales (125), Jeremy Valdez (135), Johnathan Lucero (140), Troy Estrada (145), Daniel Martinez (160), Gabriel Lovato (215) and Sam Marquez (heavyweight) all took first place for coach Richard Martinez’s Redbirds. Additionally, three RHS wrestlers were runners-up and two others placed third.

  • Lady Dons rout Raton

    West Las Vegas showcased its depth Friday night in downing visiting Raton 65-36 in District 2-3A girls’ hoops.

    Cecilia Gutierrez came off the bench to score a game-high 17 points for the Lady Dons.

    Starters Briana Montaño and Miranda Martinez also scored in double figures with 16 and 11, respectively.

    It was actually a competitive first half, though, as an improved Raton team kept pace before a late WLV spurt made it a 35-26 halftime tally.

  • Allen’s foul shots deliver W

    Jamie Allen’s foul-line prowess paid off yet again for Robertson in a 42-40 thriller over Taos Friday at Mike Marr Gym.

    Allen broke a deadlock by knocking down two free throws with seven seconds left, leaving Taos to an unsuccessful possession as time ran out.

    Allen went 12 of 15 at the line and finished with 14 points and nine rebounds. Miranda Garcia, Eliana Herrera and Jolene Martinez added six points each for Robertson. Marka Garcia snared 10 boards, and Shannen Lopez stole the ball three times.

  • Redbirds drop Taos

    With one of the larger Mike Marr Gymnasium crowds of the season in attendance, the host Robertson Cardinals pulled away from Taos for a 74-67 win Saturday night, improving to 2-0 in District 2-3A.

    “I wish we would have that type of home crowd for all of our games,” said RHS coach David Bustos. “These boys really deserve the support because they work very hard.”

  • Dons fall in Raton

    Raton got even with visiting West Las Vegas Saturday, holding off the Dons for a 63-55 win.

    West, which beat Raton at home last week, kept it close throughout. After an early stalemate, the Dons trailed 31-26 at halftime and 43-39 through the third quarter.

    West nearly scored its second straight district win Thursday in a rugged 83-74 loss to Taos that required extra time.

    The Dons had beaten Raton 59-50 Feb. 7 at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    WLV hosts Robertson Tuesday, then visits the Cardinals on Thursday night.

  • Several area teams in top 10...

    Several area basketball teams enjoy state rankings for this past week. The New Mexico High School Coaches Association polls were released Wednesday.

  • Round 1: Lady Cards

    Wednesday night’s Robertson-West Las Vegas girls’ basketball game may have been entertaining for fans, but it left both squads a little worse for wear.

    Robertson, the sixth-ranked team in Class 3A girls’ hoops, upended fourth-rated West Las Vegas 71-62  before several hundred spiritied fans at Gillie Lopez Gym. In the process, however, West’s Vanessa Lucero and Robertson’s Kassandra Tapia — both considered important team leaders — sustained injuries that cloud at least the near future for the Lady Dons and Lady Cardinals.

  • District wrestling tourney...

    With the St. Michael’s Horsemen out of the way, this year’s District 2 (1A-3A) wrestling tournament will be devoid of the red (Cardinals) vs. blue (Horsemen) finals that were plentiful for years.

    Robertson, whose streak of state wrestling dominance fell at the hands of St. Mike’s last year, figures to be the favorite Saturday at Gillie Lopez Gym, host site for this year’s district tourney. Unbeaten Daniel Martinez leads a host of strong Cardinal wrestlers. Fellow RHS seniors are Charlie Armijo, Gabe Lovato, John Pino and Jeremy Valdez.

  • Cowboys 7th in regional rankings

    Three consecutive victories — including one significant upset — propelled New Mexico Highlands up to seventh in the latest NCAA Division II Central Region men’s basketball poll.

    The Cowboys (16-5 overall) were unranked in the Feb. 2 poll but checked in at No. 7 in this week’s rankings, relayed Wednesday night by Amber Feldman, assistant coordinator for championships with the NCAA.