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Today's Sports

  • Cards hold on, drop Warriors

    Brandon Maes’ return to the lineup gave the Robertson boys’ basketball team a boost Saturday night, and it came in handy as the Cardinals carved out a 49-44 win over Socorro at Mike Marr Gym.

    Maes scored 13 points, including six in the second quarter, when the Cardinals wrested control from the Warriors.
    Socorro came out firing freely from the perimeter, and initially that approach worked well.

  • Toppers outmuscle West girls

    Reyna Trujillo scored 10 of her team-high 13 points in the first half but couldn’t get West Las Vegas past Class 4A Los Alamos on Friday evening.

    The visiting Hilltoppers (6-6) outgunned West 18-10 in the fourth quarter to win 55-39.

    Getting assists from Celeste Trujillo and Jaylen Gutierrez, Trujillo led the Lady Dons to leads of 4-1 and 6-3. But Los Alamos began to beat West to the rebound and closed the quarter on a 10-2 run.

  • Colts rally from 28 down vs....

    The Associated Press

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts had all the Luck — at least once the second half started.

    Andrew Luck threw three touchdown passes after halftime, including a 64-yarder to a wide-open T.Y. Hilton for the go-ahead score with 4:22 left, leading the Colts from a four-TD deficit to an improbable 45-44 comeback victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in a wild-card game Saturday.

  • Last BCS title game tonight

    The Associated Press

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.  — There will be a funeral amid the celebration after the BCS championship game on Monday night.

    No. 1 Florida State or No. 2 Auburn will be the last team to hoist the $30,000 Waterford crystal football that goes to college football’s champion and has become emblematic of the Bowl Championship Series. Then the BCS will be buried in the Rose Bowl after 16 years of revolutionizing the sport — and frustrating so many of its fans and participants.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 6...

    Monday
    No local sporting events scheduled

    Tuesday
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Moriarty, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. Raton, 4 p.m., MMS gym
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys at Mora, 4 p.m., Mora
    • Valley Middle School boys vs. Santo Domingo, 4 p.m., Valley gym

    Wednesday
    Basketball

  • Tourney had solid individual...

    Although this past week’s Stu Clark Tournament didn’t bring the team finishes they might have hoped for, the West Las Vegas Dons and Robertson Cardinals did take a couple of things away.

    One is the valuable experience gained from playing some quality opponents — particularly the finalists, champion Atrisco Heritage out of Albuquerque and runner-up Central from Arizona.

    The other is the knowledge that they had some good moments themselves.

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  • Black Monday: Ax falls on 5 NFL...

    The Associated Press

    It didn’t take long.

    Barely 12 hours after the NFL’s regular season ended, five head coaches were unemployed.

    Fired on Monday were Washington’s Mike Shanahan, Detroit’s Jim Schwartz, Minnesota’s Leslie Frazier and Tampa Bay’s Greg Schiano.

    The Cleveland Browns didn’t even wait that long, dismissing Rob Chudzinski on Sunday night after just one season on the job.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 1...

    Wednesday
    No local sporting events scheduled

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • Northern Rio Grande Tournament (featuring Mora and Pecos boys and girls), TBA, Jacona
    • Robertson girls (A,B) at Clayton tourney, TBA, Clayton
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Los Alamos, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    Friday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men vs. Metro State, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Northern Rio Grande Tournament (featuring Mora and Pecos boys and girls), TBA, Jacona

  • Bombings raise Olympic concerns

    The Associated Press

    LONDON — IOC President Thomas Bach expressed full confidence Monday that Russian authorities will deliver a “safe and secure” Olympics in Sochi despite the two deadly suicide bombings in southern Russia that heightened concerns about the terrorist threat to the Winter Games.

    The International Olympic Committee said Bach wrote to Russian President Vladimir Putin to offer his condolences following the attacks on Sunday and Monday that killed more than 30 people in Volgograd.

  • Atrisco, Ortega win Stu

    One prodigal son prevailed against another in the 60th annual Stu Clark Tournament.

    Adrian Ortega, who grew up — and honed his basketball craft — in Las Vegas, guided his Atrisco Heritage Academy Jaguars to a stirring 61-54 win over Central High of Phoenix on Saturday night at the Wilson Complex. The Bobcats, a rare out-of-state team to play in the Stu, are coached by another Meadow City native, Darren Bustos.