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Today's Sports

  • Robertson girls falter against...

    Perimeter prowess helped St. Michael’s Lady Horsemen score a crushing 52-32 upset of host Robertson on Friday evening in the first round of the Class 3A girls’ state basketball tournament.

    St. Mike’s, which came into the game as the No. 14 seed, shot its way to leads of 14-2 and 19-9 and never let up against the No. 3 Lady Cardinals.

    Brittany Quintana knocked down a couple of early threes and finished with 12 points for St. Mike’s.

    Jamie Allen, the lone Lady Cardinal in double figures, had 11, unofficially.

  • Mora boys roll into quarters

    High-scoring Mora suffered no first-round hiccups Saturday, blowing past Laguna-Acoma 86-63 in the Class 2A boys’ opener at Montoya Gym.

    The second-seeded Rangers play No. 7 Tucumcari at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Santa Ana Star Center. The Rattlers defeated Navajo Pine 63-53.

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    In one of a few first-round upsets in the 2A girls’ bracket, Pecos’ Lady Panthers (No. 10) nipped No. 7 Clayton on the road Friday 39-35, advancing to a Tuesday quarterfinal with district rival Peñasco, a No. 2 seed.

  • Regis stumps Cowboys

    New Mexico Highlands’ baseball team (4-6, 0-3) couldn’t find an answer for the Regis Rangers in their first three games over the weekend, falling 4-2 on Friday and 8-5 and 3-0 on Saturday.

    Jarod Robinette was the lone Cowboy to collect multiple hits Friday, going 2 for 3 with a double and one RBI. Trent Evins (1-2) struck out seven and held the Rangers (5-4, 3-0) to six hits and two earned runs through six innings but never got the run support he needed to pull out the pitching win.

  • Dons sluggers sweep Socorro;...

    Strong hitting throughout the lineup enabled West Las Vegas to sweep Socorro in a Saturday baseball doubleheader.

    The Dons (3-0) won 20-10 and 18-11, with Nicholas Aragon and Stephen Montaño earning pitching triumphs. West hosts Hope Christian at Rodriguez Park on Monday, with first pitch set for 3 p.m.

    “We banged out the hits,” said WLV coach Dean Gallegos. “We had a lot of kids with multiple hits.”

  • Let the Madness begin!

    As Gillie Lopez Gym public-address announcer John Baca would say, “Let’s get ready for some HOOOOOOOPS!”

    High school basketball teams across the state, including  Robertson’s boys and girls, West Las Vegas’ girls, Mora’s boys and girls, and Pecos’ girls  open their state tournament quests this weekend.

  • Grizzlies end Cowboys’ season in...

    Adams State outscored New Mexico Highlands 14-6 in the second overtime period late Tuesday, pulling away for a 106-98 win in the opening round of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Shootout.

    It was a war of attrition, as five Cowboys and four Grizzlies fouled out of the game. Highlands’ leading scorer Thomas Manzano was among the casualties, fouling out early in the final overtime period.

  • Dons sluggers bully Braves

    The most promising Dons baseball season in recent memory took off on the right foot Tuesday, with West Las Vegas overpowering Santa Fe Indian School 15-6 in a two-hour, 45-minute game that defied sundown at WLV Field.

    Nicholas Aragón’s debut in green and gold (after transferring from Robertson over the summer) was a success. He filled in at second base and went 3 for 3 at the plate, with a walk, a steal and two runs batted in.

    Corey Archibeque went 2 for 3 with a double and a walk and drove in three runs.

  • Crespins to highlight April 2...

    Las Vegas’ professional boxing siblings Arturo and Amanda Crespin will be among the featured fighters in “Rising Stars: Battle at the Bosque,” a card set for Saturday, April 2, at Santa Ana Star Casino in Bernalillo.

  • Aragón picked for Puerto Rico...

    Submitted to the Las Vegas Optic

    Baseball has provided some great opportunities for some players in the Las Vegas area.  Recently, local high school senior Nicholas Aragón has been asked by Coast to Coast Baseball to travel to Puerto Rico in June and July as a member of a U.S.A. team.  

  • State hoops brackets set

    Selection Sunday — the New Mexico Activities Association’s official announcement of state tournament brackets in all classifications — brought some smiles, a few frowns and maybe some sighs of relief to prep basketball fans around the state.

    Six Las Vegas-area teams — Robertson’s boys and girls, West Las Vegas’ girls, Mora’s boys and girls, and Pecos’ girls — got the green light for their state tournament appearances.