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Today's Sports

  • ‘El Toro’ fights Friday

    Arturo “El Toro” Crespin faces one of his biggest tests to date this Friday, when he fights Janks Trotter as part of an eight-bout professional boxing card at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix.

    Trotter, 27, is the No. 4 Canadian boxer in his weight class and is 4-0 with four knockouts. His latest fight was a first-round KO of John Hoffman on Nov. 12 before a hometown crowd in Calgary, Alberta.

    Crespin is 6-1 with two KO wins. Most recently, he took an eight-round unanimous decision over Charles Alderete on Nov. 13 in Las Vegas.

  • Cards 3rd in Socorro tournament

    With wins over Española and Hatch Valley to follow an opening loss to Lordsburg, the Robertson baseball team collected a third-place finish over the weekend in the Socorro Wood Bat Invitational.

    Lordsburg, aided by a two-hour time limit, won 11-5 on Thursday.

    Robertson’s Dominic Yara belted a three-RBI double in the second inning.

    Miclo Allen was tagged with the loss.

    The Cardinals bounced back to bump Española 11-3 on Friday.

  • Unstoppa-bulls!
  • Cowboys sweep Lopers on Saturday

    J.P. Hollywood scored on a Clay Mohr single down the left field line, breaking a scoreless stalemate with a walk-off winner in the first of two wins Saturday by New Mexico Highlands against Nebraska-Kearney.

    Highlands also won the nightcap, 4-2, to take a 2-1 lead in the weekend Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference baseball series at Brandt Park.

    The Lopers (9-5, 5-2 RMAC) had prevailed 14-4 on Friday, spoiling a three-run homer by Highlands’ Michael Garcia.
    Kyle Sayers, who pitched seven innings and limited the Lopers to five hits and three

  • No. 1 SFIS deals Lady Dons a...

    Before Tuesday night’s quarterfinal matchup with West Las Vegas, Cindy Roybal said she couldn’t see anyone beating her Santa Fe Indian School Lady Braves except themselves.

    Roybal’s prediction held true against the Lady Dons, as the No. 1 seed SFIS girls rolled their former district rivals 71-45 in the Class 3A girls’ state tournament at The Pit in Albuquerque.

  • Socorro comes back to beat...

    Prior to Wednesday, Robertson hadn’t lost a boys’ basketball game since Socorro stole a 49-48 nailbiter way back on Jan. 8 at Mike Marr Gym.

    The Warriors made sure the sequel — a Wednesday evening quarterfinal in the Class 3A boys’ state tournament — was every bit as painful for the boys in red and white, who finished 21-7.

    It was a bit of deja vu. Robertson controlled most of the game only to relinquish that control late, battle to regain the lead but ultimately taste defeat, 54-51.

  • Rattlers upset Mora Rangers;...

    A ferocious second-half rally wasn’t enough to rescue the Mora Rangers on Wednesday, and as a result, the seventh-seeded Tucumcari Rattlers made it to the Class 2A boys’ Final Four instead.

    Tucumcari dictated the tempo and helped clog the usually high-octane Mora offense.

    The Rattlers scored the game’s first eight points and led 12-1 after the first eight minutes.

  • Cards top Braves in shootout

    Senior first baseman Peter Campos was the start and the finish of a critical double play Tuesday afternoon as Robertson baseball made a successful home debut in beating Santa Fe Indian 15-13 at Rodriguez Park.

    Campos’ play cut short a Braves rally in the top of the sixth inning. SFIS had scored twice to get within 12-11 and had two runners on board when Campos fielded a ground ball, whipped it to short and got it back in time to beat the batter.

  • LV ref selected for state

    Going to the state high school basketball tournament — arguably the No. 1 sporting event in New Mexico in terms of popularity — is considered a major achievement for coaches and players.

    It’s also a pretty big deal for the referees, too.

    State tournament game officials are chosen only after an annual voting process designed to ensure the best-qualified referees are on the courts of The Pit and Santa Ana Star Center as championships are decided.

  • It’s Cards-Warriors II

    If their previous meeting this season is any indicator, Robertson and Socorro will give fans a treat when they battle this evening in the Class 3A boys’ state basketball tournament.

    The RHS-Socorro quarterfinal is scheduled to tip off at 4:45 p.m. at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

    The Warriors edged the Cardinals 49-48 Jan. 8 at Mike Marr Gym in Las Vegas. That game stayed tight throughout, and Robertson led late before relinquishing control in the closing seconds.