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Today's Sports

  • Cardinals top 10 in Joe Vivian...

    Rico Montoya pinned three opponents and gave up a mere two points all tournament in compiling a 5-0 record over the weekend at the Joe Vivian Classic, the premier high school wrestling event in New Mexico.

    Montoya and Joe Crespin — who reached the finals before falling in ultimate overtime — led Robertson to a ninth-place team finish.

    “We continue to make progress every week,” said RHS head coach Richard Martinez. “I am satisfied with the ninth-place finish.”

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  • WLV teams third in Hope tourneys

    A roundup of basketball scores from the past weekend:

    • West Las Vegas: Dual third-place trophies were the reward for West’s hoops efforts over the weekend in Albuquerque.

    The Lady Dons captured third place in the Hope Christian Classic, beating Hatch Valley 43-34 on Saturday. They had won 61-37 over Hot Springs on day one but lost in the semifinals to top-ranked Hope 73-29 on Friday.

    Meanwhile, the Dons rocked Socorro 77-60, lost a close semifinal to district foe Taos 60-55 and routed Rehoboth 75-52 for third place.

  • Former Isotopes tabbed for World...

    By Laura Verillo
    Albuquerque Isotopes

    Provisional rosters for the 2013 World Baseball Classic have been announced, and six former Isotopes are among those chosen to play for four different teams in the tournament, which runs from March 2-19 in Japan, Taiwan, Puerto Rico and the U.S.

    In addition, six current Dodgers are among the Classic’s provisional participants: Ronaldo Belisario (Venezuela), Luis Cruz (Mexico), Adrian Gonzalez (Mexico), Hanley Ramirez (Dominican Republic), Nick Punto (Italy) and Paco Rodriguez (Spain).

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 23...

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • Valley Middle School boys vs. Memorial, 4 p.m., Valley gym

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) at Santa Rosa, 4 p.m., Santa Rosa
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C) vs. Raton, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at Air Force, 8 a.m., Colorado Springs, Colo.

    Friday
    Basketball

  • No. 2 Laguna-Acoma topples No....

    If it’s true that Friday night’s Pecos-Laguna-Acoma matchup was a preview of the Class 2A boys’ state championship, the Panthers have some work ahead between now and March.

    Laguna-Acoma (14-1), which entered the weekend ranked No. 2 in the classification, dictated the tempo and held on to beat No. 1 Pecos 73-68 in front of a capacity crowd at Sanchez Gym.

    The visiting Hawks were hot to start, pushing the ball inside and taking a 24-12 lead. Laguna led 43-23 early in the third.

  • Cowboys, Eagles battle to...

    Bonus basketball was in order Friday night, as New Mexico Highlands and Chadron State went into double overtime at the Wilson Complex.

    Highlands won 89-86 aided by Lavell McDade’s free throw with five seconds to go. Chadron’s David Downey missed a three at the buzzer.

    The score was knotted up at 69-69 at the end of regulation and 79-79 after one overtime session.

    Highlands slipped to 5-9 overall and 3-7 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

  • WLV, Trinidad go to the limit in...

    Trinidad (Colo.) gave up three weight classes via forfeit on Friday afternoon; host West Las Vegas gave up four.

    There wasn’t much difference otherwise in a competitive dual meet between the Miners and Dons. Trinidad took a 48-36 verdict in the team scoring before a crowd of more than a hundred fans at West Las Vegas Middle School.

    While most wrestling events’ focus is on the individual matches, the team scoring had a drama all its own in a back-and-forth battle.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 21...

    Monday
    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    Tuesday
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys (A,B) vs. Mora, 5:30 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys at Capshaw, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • Valley Middle School boys vs. Memorial, 4 p.m., Valley gym

    Thursday
    Basketball

  • Another loss to another top club

    For the second night in a row, the New Mexico Highlands men’s basketball team played at a Top 25 opponent.

    For the second night in a row, the Cowboys didn’t have enough to pull off the upset.
    Adams State (11-1, 9-0), the No. 18 club in NCAA Division II according to a National Association of Basketball Coaches poll, held on for a 92-77 win.

    Highlands slipped to 5-9 overall and 3-7 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.