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Today's Sports

  • Hoops: West teams off to...

    West Las Vegas’ girls’ basketball will look to pump their record up to 3-0 — all at the expense of Santa Fe teams — on Tuesday when the Lady Dons play at Santa Fe Indian School.

    The Lady Dons opened their schedule by routing Capital 75-28 this past Wednesday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The team followed that by pulling off a 51-47 overtime thriller Friday at St. Michael’s.

    Notably, all three WLV girls’ teams won at Perez-Shelley Gymnasium in Santa Fe, the frosh 37-30, the junior varsity 44-42.

  • Stirring debut for Dons

    D.J. Bustos scored nine of his game-high 20 points in the first quarter, setting the tone early in West Las Vegas’ 61-38 boys’ basketball win over visiting Santa Fe Indian.

    It was the home opener for the Dons and new head coach David Bustos in his return to the home bench at Gillie Lopez Gym. Bustos previously led West deep into the state tournament.

    Santa Fe Indian looked like a team just starting its season, committing a slew of turnovers both forced and unforced.

  • Nationals qualifiers
  • Cards-Tigers in semifinal

    Only the Taos Tigers stand between Robertson and what would be a stunning return to the Class 3A state championship football game.

    Taos (11-1) hosts Robertson (7-5) at 1 p.m. Saturday in the state semifinals. In the weekend’s other semifinal, Ruidoso hosts Silver on Friday night in a matchup of the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds.

  • MLB Hall ballots released

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Four-time Cy Young Award winner Greg Maddux, two-time winner Tom Glavine and two-time AL MVP Frank Thomas are among 19 newcomers on this year’s Hall of Fame ballot, joining steroid-tainted holdovers Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.

    Mike Mussina, Hideo Nomo, Kenny Rogers, Jeff Kent, Moises Alou and Luis Gonzalez also are among the players eligible to be voted on for the first time by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 29...

    Friday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B) at Mora, 5 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    Saturday
    Wrestling
    • Memorial Middle School at Taos, 8 a.m., Taos

    Sunday
    No local sporting events scheduled
    Monday
    Basketball
    • Memorial Middle School girls vs. Los Alamos, 4 p.m., MMS

  • Net Gains - Bustos and WLV...

    Caelin Bustos was admittedly ambivalent — at least at first — about the prospect of making the Class 2A-3A North All-Stars in volleyball.

    The untimely death of her mother (and her head coach at West Las Vegas), Mary Bustos, changed her perspective a bit.

  • Bradley learned lessons from...

    Even the most trying of seasons can  bring valuable rewards — though they may not be the type of rewards measured in the win column or marked by any tangible trophy.

    Abbey Bradley has learned this first hand.

    The Robertson senior inherited her volleyball team’s primary on-court leadership role this past offseason. As the veteran presence amid a team of less experienced players, Bradley had to step up in a different role with a different dynamic than any she’d experienced before.

  • RHS coach on late WLV...

    On this Thanksgiving holiday, Judith Trujillo says she is grateful for the opportunity to have learned from Mary Bustos.

    Even if Bustos’ Lady Dons didn’t give up a set to Trujillo’s Lady Cardinals on the volleyball court this fall.

    Trujillo said her players, faced with their impromptu matchup against West Las Vegas in the first round of the state tournament just hours removed from the loss of Bustos, wondered aloud how to approach the match.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 27...

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Capital, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    Thursday
    No local sporting events scheduled

    Friday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B) at Mora, 5 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    Saturday
    Wrestling
    • Memorial Middle School at Taos, 8 a.m., Taos

    Sunday
    No local sporting events scheduled