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Today's Sports

  • Bustos nabs RMAC honor

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    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Former West Las Vegas star Vera Jo Bustos was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Preseason Player of the Year and her Grizzlies, coming off the program’s first trip to the NCAA Division II National Tournament, were picked to win the league, according to the 2010-11 preseason coaches’ poll released by conference officials on Monday.  

     

  • Big sports week begins
  • Mora XC teams make state cut

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    Pecos and Mora will be among the teams vying for state cross country titles this Saturday in Rio Rancho after strong efforts in the District 2 1A-2A meet on Friday in Pojoaque.


    Both Mora boys’ and girls’ teams qualified for the state meet by picking up dual fourth-place finishes in the 13-team district meet.

    Top five make the cut for state, noted second-year head coach Mark Cassidy.


    For the Rangerette runners, the team qualification is a first, Cassidy said.

  • Vatos make semis in Classic

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    After beating Adams State College in Alamosa 50-12 on Oct. 9, the Vatos rugby club reached the semifinals in the 39th annual High Desert Classic Oct. 16-17 in Albuquerque.

  • LV ropers taste victory

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    Oklahoma City, Okla. — Local team ropers Travis Regensberg and Kenny Zamora of Las Vegas were big winners Tuesday at the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping, which wrapped up Sunday in Oklahoma City.  


    Produced by the United States Team Roping Championships, the National Finals of Team Roping is the premier event of team roping and hosted more than 6,700 teams from across the United  States, Canada, Mexico, Australia and South America.

  • Gents gallop to big win

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    West Las Vegas Middle School’s football team finished with a flourish this past week, stomping Raton 52-0.


    The Gents, coached by Robert Alarcon, concluded the season with a 6-1 record, the lone defeat coming against crosstown rival Memorial Middle School. MMS went 7-0 this season.


    This past week’s game reached the breaking point with 2:48 left in the second quarter.

  • Mora football goes 5-0

    Football is back on the radar in Mora.
    The fledgling Ranger football team ended its short season undefeated at 5-0.

  • Lady Cardinals fall in another...

    As far as the Robertson girls’ soccer team is concerned, their playoff meeting Saturday with Portales was every bit as exciting — though nowhere near as fulfilling — as the teams’ last encounter, a 3-2 overtime stunner for RHS on Oct. 14.


    This time, the score also was 3-2 and it was also decided in overtime. But this time, the seventh-seeded Rams came out on top, ending a strong campaign by the 10th seeded Lady Cardinals.

  • Victory is hers

    Kaitlyn Hutchinson breezed to a District 2-3A girls’ cross country title and led the Robertson girls to a team championship on Saturday morning in Taos.

    Now, RHS coach Fabian Trujillo is eyeing what he hopes will be a top-three finish at the state meet Saturday in Rio Rancho.
    “We’ve got a good chance of placing in the top three,” Trujillo said. “Times alone, we should be top three.”

    The Lady Cardinals placed five in the top eight to capture the girls’ team title, beating runner-up West Las Vegas and host Taos. In the boys’ race, Taos won, followed by WLV and RHS.

  • State awaits RHS girls

    Robertson is the 10th seeded team in the Class 1A-3A state girls' soccer tournament and will play at No. 7 Portales at noon Saturday. The winner advances to a quarterfinal with No. 2 Hope Christian on Nov. 4 in Rio Rancho.


    It’s an interesting matchup, given that the Lady Cardinals and Rams played twice in the regular season, with each winning once. The Rams cruised to a 3-0 shutout in the season opener back on Aug. 28 in Las Vegas. But the Lady Cardinals exacted a measure of revenge in a 3-2 victory Oct. 14 in Portales.