Today's Sports

  • Dons grab district title in OT...

    For the first time in a decade, the road to the District 2-3A championship in boys’ basketball must go through Gillie Lopez Gym.

    West Las Vegas (17-6 overall, 7-0 District 2-3A) clinched the regular-season district title — its first since 2004 — and the No. 1 seed in next week’s district tournament.

  • Jr. Cardinal Classic on tap

    The Robertson High School wrestling team and coaching staff will sponsor the Junior Cardinal Classic the last week of February.

    The Cardinals are coming off a runner-up finish in this past Saturday’s district championships in Tucumcari and are preparing for this coming weekend’s state tournament in Rio Rancho.

    The Junior Cardinal Classic is open to children in kindergarten through fifth grade.

    Schedule is as follows, with all practices and the tournaments to be held at McFarland Hall on the Robertson High School campus:

  • Raton hangs on vs. Lady Cards

    Working for rebounds and playing heads-up defense, the Raton Lady Tigers scored a key district victory Saturday afternoon at Robertson, 55-45.

    With one week left in the regular season, District 2-3A squads are jockeying for position in the district tournament, which opens on Feb. 24.

    Robertson (11-14, 3-4) has been trying to keep pace with Pojoaque Valley for the No. 2 spot, but a skid could drop the team to fourth.

    A Sarandon Walton 3-pointer and a Shania Dorrance hoop provided Raton (16-8, 3-4) a 5-0 head start.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 17...

    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys at Los Alamos, 4 p.m., Los Alamos
    • LCC at Otero (DH), La Junta, Colo.
    • NMHU vs. Oklahoma Panhandle State (DH), noon, Cowgirl Field


  • Highlands can’t stop No. 2 Mesa

    At halftime Friday evening, the New Mexico Highlands women’s basketball team found itself down by just six points against the No. 2 ranked team in the nation.

    On the road, no less.

    But over the final 20 minutes, the game belonged to still-undefeated  Colorado Mesa (22-0 overall, 18-0 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference). The Lady Mavericks outshot Highlands 52 percent to 28 percent in the second half to grab a 71-52 win in Grand Junction, Colo.

    NMHU slipped to 10-12 and 6-12 heading into Saturday night’s game.

  • Riders collect first win of...

    Luna Community College

    The Luna Community College baseball team took one game from No. 16 nationally ranked Eastern Arizona Community College on the road over the weekend of Feb. 7-9.

    The Rough Riders’ lone win was the third game of the series, 7-2. They lost the second game of the doubleheader 4-1. On Friday, LCC lost 8-0 and 10-3. The Rough Riders are 1-7.

  • Wolves handle Cowboys 32-3

    Igor Gomzin’s last wrestling match at the Wilson Complex ended with the Russian’s arm raised in victory.

    Gomzin was the lone grappler from host New Mexico Highlands to break through Wednesday night in a 32-3 dual-meet loss to Colorado State-Pueblo.

    In the 184-pound weight class, with the meet’s outcome not in doubt, Gomzin carved out a 6-2 decision against Augie DeSantis.

  • WLV, Taos to square off for title

    West Las Vegas got so far in front of Raton in such a short time on Wednesday night, it was like the Dons were speedskating on an ice track in Sochi rather than simply trotting up and down the hardwood of Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The Dons (16-6 overall, 6-0 District 2-3A) scored the first 16 points of the evening and retained a double-digit advantage the rest of the way in an 86-31 romp.

  • Next stop: District
  • Mora teams get spark

    The Mora Rangerettes are closing in on another 20-win season.

    Their latest triumph came Tuesday, a 56-15 rout of district rival Monte del Sol that boosted Mora’s overall record to 18-3 under head coach Mark Cassidy, who recently passed the 300-win mark for his career.

    Brianna Pacheco and Destiny Pacheco scored 16 points apiece, and Gerty Herrera had 11 in the win.

    Monte del Sol dropped to 9-10.

    Last week, the Rangerettes blasted Pecos 68-29 to stay unbeaten in district play.