Today's Sports

  • Final Four teams have history in...

    The Associated Press

    The invitation to this year’s Final Four seemed to have specific rules: No upstarts or Cinderellas. Big boys only.

    Yes, we’re well aware that Kentucky was a No. 8 seed and UConn was a 7. But c’mon. These are two power programs with storied histories, each with a championship under their belt within the past four seasons.

    Following a string of NCAA tournaments with mid-major party crashers, the Final Four is going back to the big time with Florida and Wisconsin joining the Wildcats and Huskies in North Texas.

  • Youth Soccer - April 4

    The following are this coming weekend’s scheduled Las Vegas Youth Soccer League matches:

    All U6 matches are played at 8:45 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.
    Peru vs. Chile, Field 1
    Russia vs. Mexico, Field 2
    USA vs. Italy, Field 3
    Croatia vs. Greece, Field 4

    All U8 matches are played at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.
    Spain vs. Belgium, Field 1
    Switzerland vs. Portugal, Field 2
    Colombia vs. Germany, Field 3

  • Go Fish - April 4

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Fishing report, April 1:
    Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was rated as sporadic but there were a few good-sized trout caught by anglers using Power Bait and marshmallows.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 4...

    • LCC vs. New Mexico Junior College (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU vs. Regis, 3 p.m., Brandt Park
    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Robertson (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field
    • LCC at Odessa (DH), noon, Odessa, Texas
    • West Las Vegas vs. Ruidoso (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field
    • West Las Vegas JV at Rio Rancho tourney, Rio Rancho
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at Air Force, Colorado Springs
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas at Santa Fe Indian, 3 p.m., Santa Fe

  • Montoya pins down national title

    Robertson junior Rico Montoya became the first local grappler to win a national title in the National High School Coaches Association wrestling championships over the weekend in Virginia Beach, Va.

    Montoya, a four-time state champion in New Mexico, went 7-0 in the three-day tournament, one of the largest and most prestigious wrestling events in the country. He won the 126-pound championship in the Junior Division.

  • Solid work by locals in meet

    Results from Saturday’s West Las Vegas Track & Field Invitational held at the Herrera Complex:

    1. St. Michael’s, 93 points
    2. West Las Vegas, 66 points
    3. Clayton, 63 points
    3. Santa Rosa, 63 points
    5. Cimarron, 24 points
    6. Robertson, 20 points
    7. Santa Fe Prep, 19 points
    8. Española Valley, 18 points
    9. Tucumcari, 17 points
    10. Peñasco, 16 points
    11. Santa Fe Indian, 9 points
    12. Raton, 7 points

  • Cowgirls win seventh straight

    It’s official,
    New Mexico Highlands softball is on a winning streak.

    The Cowgirls (11-19 overall, 7-14 in league) swept Black Hills State on the road all the way north in Spearfish, S.D., over the weekend to extend their number of consecutive wins to seven.

    “We played great this weekend,” said head coach Karin Gadberry in a news release from NMHU. “Anytime you can get a sweep, especially on the road, is great.”

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 2...

    • Robertson JV vs. Pecos (DH), 3 p.m., MMS field
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Santa Fe Indian (DH), 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • NMHU at Eastern New Mexico (DH), 1 p.m., Portales
    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Robertson (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field
    • Robertson boys at Bosque, 3 p.m., Albuquerque
    • Robertson girls vs. Bosque, 3 p.m., Albuquerque

    • Robertson at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

  • Back on track - West Las Vegas...

    Moises Coca swept to victories in all three distance running events Saturday in the West Las Vegas Invitational, leading the Dons to a runner-up finish in the boys’ team standings.

    Coca said that while the meet titles were nice, he’d rather have another prize.

    “I’d rather qualify for state,” he said.

    That doesn’t seem like it’s going to be a problem.

  • Roundup - Ulibarri silences T-...

    Jake Ulibarri served up a no-hitter in a 4-0 shutout of East Mountain on Saturday to punctuate a successful weekend for West Las Vegas baseball.

    The Dons took two of three games over the weekend in the Portales tournament.

    “The boys stepped it up,” said WLV head coach Ryan Gabaldon. “Most of them were very sick but played with heart. I’m so proud of my boys.”

    West opened the tourney with a 13-5 romp against Eunice, then lost to host Portales by a 12-7 count.