Today's Sports

  • Penn State tops list of stories

    By Rachel Cohen
    AP Sports Writer

    NEW YORK — The Penn State child sex abuse scandal was selected as the sports story of the year by U.S. editors and news directors in an annual vote conducted by The Associated Press.
    The news broke in November 2011, with a grand jury report outlining charges against Jerry Sandusky, and the outrage that followed led to the firing of Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno. But the aftershocks were felt long into 2012: Sandusky was convicted in June of assaulting 10 boys, and the NCAA handed down brutal sanctions in July.

  • Olympians Phelps, Douglas shined

    By Paul Newberry
    AP National Writer
    Now that he’s away from the pool, Michael Phelps can reflect — really reflect — on what he accomplished.
    Pretty amazing stuff.
    “It’s kind of nuts to think about everything I’ve gone through,” Phelps said. “I’ve finally had time to myself, to sit back and say, ‘... that really happened?’ It’s kind of shocking at times.”
    Not that his career needed a capper, but Phelps added one more honor to his staggering list of accomplishments Thursday — The Associated Press male athlete of the year.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 31...

    No local sporting events scheduled

    No local sporting events scheduled

    • Mora boys and girls at Northern Rio Grande tournament, TBA, Jacona
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at Los Alamos, 4 p.m., Los Alamos
    • Mora boys and girls at Northern Rio Grande tournament, TBA, Jacona

    • NMHU women and men at Metro State, 5 and 7 p.m., Denver
    • Mora boys and girls at Northern Rio Grande tournament, TBA, Jacona
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) vs. Ruidoso, 1 p.m., Mike Marr Gym

  • In Brief - Sports - Dec. 31, 2012

    Boys’ basketball:

    Pecos defeated Escalante 62-18 in the opening round of the Tri-Cities tournament. The Panthers’ blazing start was key as they sprinted to a 27-2 first-period lead and made it 45-10 by halftime... Pecos went on to beat Santa Rosa 67-41 in Friday’s semifinal to advance to the championship game against tournament host Mora.

    Girls’ basketball:
    West Las Vegas took care of visiting Wingate 86-61 on Thursday ... Pecos girls nipped Santa Rosa 36-34 Thursday to reach the consolation final a day after falling to 3A St. Mike’s 51-35 in the Lady Horsemen’s holiday tourney.

  • 2012: The year in sports

    The following is a chronological review of the year in Las Vegas-area sports for 2012.

    Robertson’s wrestling program remained a state title contender and placed in the top three again in February’s state tournaments in Rio Rancho. Freshman Rico Montoya (39-1) and junior Joe Crespin (17-3) won their weight classes.

    The Cardinals and West Las Vegas finished one-two in the district meet held at Mike Marr Gym. Eight Cardinals and two Dons earned individual titles.

  • Stu Clark Tourney days one and...

    A game-by-game summary of the 59th annual Stu Clark Tournament follows.

    St. Pius X 72, Bernalillo 59
    The disciplined Sartans did most of their damage in the first half, building a 32-20 lead by intermission. It was just about even after that.
    Micah Sanchez led St. Pius with 24 points, and Nic Stafford had 16.
    Brandon Saiz scored a game-high 28 to lead Bernalillo; Tristan Arnett added 17.

  • Last games of the year
  • Stu Clark lineup loaded with...

    Some holiday basketball tournaments are made to order affairs for the home teams, providing them with the easiest path possible to the finals.
    Not this one.
    If anything, the 59th edition of the Stu Clark Tournament brings to town a field of visiting teams that will undoubtedly strengthen Robertson and West Las Vegas — in terms of strength of schedule and just plain old December dues-paying — but will also make finals appearances hard to come by.

  • Sports 2012 - Year was painful...

    By Paul Newberry
    AP National Writer
    Good riddance, 2012.
    The year that almost was left us with a string of hideous story lines.
    From the ongoing repulsiveness of the sexual abuse scandal at Penn State to Lance Armstrong being stripped of his Tour de France titles for injecting himself with everything but the kitchen sink.

  • Prep Roundup - Cardinal...

    Richard “Rico” Montoya captured third place to lead Robertson’s effort in the Old Chicago wrestling tournament Dec. 21-22 in Greeley, Colo.

    Montoya’s record sustained the first blemish of the season in a 10-8 sudden-victory setback vs. A.J. Rees of Discovery Canyon (Colo.) during the 120-pound semifinals.