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  • West girls tame Lions

    West Las Vegas had turnover problems early, but superior depth helped the Lady Dons in an otherwise steady effort Tuesday night against Santa Rosa; the home team won 59-44 at the Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Vanessa Lucero scored 11 first-half points and finished with 17. Miranda Martinez, held to two points in the first half, hit two three-point baskets in the second half and finished with 11 points.

  • Lady Dons 5th, Lady Cards 7th in...

    Robertson’s upset of top-rated Lovington has shaken up the rankings of Class 3A girls’ basketball in New Mexico.

    The Lady Cardinals, playing smart defense and drawing several significant offensive fouls late in the game, pulled out a 33-31 victory over the Wildcat girls in Lovington.

  • RHS grapplers 2nd in Moriarty

    Short several wrestlers due to illness and injuries, Robertson nevertheless went 4-1 and captured second place in this past weekend’s Moriarty Duals.

    Robertson 145-pounder Troy Estrada, one of two Cardinals who went 5-0, was named to the all-tournament team, the lone wrestler from Class 3A to earn that distinction in an event chock full of big-school mat talent.

  • Dons’ rally falls short at...

    West Las Vegas chopped Pojoaque’s 20-point lead down to a few possessions’ difference Monday night, but the rally came too late and the host Elks won 57-45 at Ben Lujan Gymnasium.

    The meeting of former district enemies pumped Pojoaque’s record to 9-6 while dropping West to 4-9.

    “Too many empty possessions and turnovers,” said WLV coach Morgan Montaño. “We played a hard fourth (quarter), but they held the ball and we couldn’t finish.”

  • New HU coach takes to the air

    Promising changes and progress, newly hired New Mexico Highlands football coach Eric Young introduced himself to the community Monday evening via KMDZ radio’s weekly sports talk show.

    “Turning around a team in a year is not that big a deal to me,” said Young, who said the seven years he spent in the junior college ranks has helped him become accustomed to relatively rapid building projects. “What’s more exciting to me is being able to build over three or four years.”

  • Dons wrestlers 3rd at St. Mike’s

    Six West Las Vegas wrestlers placed in the top four of their divisions to lead the Dons to a third-place finish Saturday at the St. Michael’s tournament.

    The team finish is the highest at least in recent memory for West Las Vegas. Thirteen teams participated in the two-day event held at Perez-Shelley Gymnasium in Santa Fe.

    Host St. Mike’s won the tourney, followed by Roswell Goddard, WLV and Tucumcari.

    Brandon Maddux (112 lbs.) and Jayvis Medrano (171) both went 3-1 and didn’t lose until the finals.

  • Final play sinks Redbirds

    James Thornton scored five points in the final minute — including an old-fashioned three-point play with 10 seconds remaining — to lift Socorro past No. 4 Robertson 49-48 on Saturday night at Mike Marr Gym.

    The Cardinals, playing in their home gym for the first time this season, found themselves playing catch-up throughout, thanks to a first-half barrage of three-point baskets by Warrior guards Zach Esquivel and Jared Marquez.

    Socorro led 22-15 through one period after going up by as much as nine.

  • No. 3 FLC grounds Cowgirls

    Highlands hung in there a while, playing close with the undefeated, No. 3 nationally ranked Fort Lewis College women’s basketball team for most of the first half Friday evening in Durango, Colo.

    Then the Skyhawk women (13-0, 8-0) took flight in doubling their visitors up 66-33.
    NMHU (5-11, 2-8) led twice, 2-0 and 4-3, and as late as the 5:58 mark in the first half, the Cowgirls trailed by a mere single-digit margin. China Smith’s fast break layup made it a 20-14 game with 7:27 to go before halftime.

  • Lady Cards win one for Pete

    It probably wasn’t easy for the Robertson girls’ basketball team to play on Saturday night.

    That day, Pete Garcia — a longtime Las Vegas City Schools technician, Cardinal supporter and father to Lady Cardinal senior Marka Garcia — succumbed to his battle with cancer.

    Coach Aunna Bradley said he’d accompanied the team on the road trip to No. 1 Lovington.

    Heavy hearts and all, Robertson went on to a stirring 33-31 upset victory.