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Today's Sports

  • Locals All-RMAC

    A former Robertson High standout and a onetime West Las Vegas star have been honored with selections to the All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women’s basketball team for the 2009-10 season.

    Robertson alumnus Jessica Armijo, who led New Mexico Highlands to a 10-15 record — a seven-game improvement from a year ago — was selected to the second team All-RMAC West Division. Armijo averaged 11 points, four rebounds and nearly two assists a game.

  • Cards' memorable ride ends

    Turnovers and inaccurate shooting doomed Robertson in a 70-51 defeat to Santa Fe Indian in the Class 3A boys’ quarterfinals Wednesday night at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

    Robertson, which improved from a district also-ran to a 19-10 contender in David Bustos’ second season, figures to have much of its young team back next season.

    But on Wednesday, perhaps youthful inexperience hurt the Cardinals — which lost two key guards over the course of the campaign.

  • Outlaws in Year 3

    The Las Vegas Outlaws — a collection of local gridiron talent competing as part of the New Mexico Premier Football League — opened its third season this past Sunday, falling 6-0 to the New Mexico Wolfpack in a rugged defensive battle at Perkins Stadium.

    Doug McDaniel hit Andrew Shock for a 16-yard touchdown pass with 4:34 left, providing the only points of the blustery afternoon. The Outlaws threatened early but fumbled the ball away just a few yards from paydirt.

  • Cowgirl softball wins UCCS series

    Before this past weekend, it had been a while since the New Mexico Highlands softball team won a four-game series with Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference rivals.

    But with 7-1 and 7-5 wins in day two of a two-day, four-game set at Colorado-Colorado Springs, the Cowgirls and coach Shellie Broyles put an end to that drought.

    NMHU, now 7-6 overall and 3-1 in the RMAC, continues league play at home this weekend, hosting Colorado School of Mines on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Cowboys to face Vikings

    For the first time in school history, New Mexico Highlands University’s men’s basketball team will play in the NCAA Division II tournament this coming weekend.

    Highlands (20-10) was awarded the No. 6 seed in the Central Region and will play No. 3 seed Augustana College, S.D., in the opening round Saturday on the campus of Minnesota State-Mankato.

  • Lady Dons head to state...

    West Las Vegas is headed to the state championship game in Class 3A girls' basketball after surviving an overtime thriller against district rival St. Michael's early Thursday in The Pit.

    Miranda Martinez hit a buzzer-beating basket to lift the Lady Dons (28-5) to a 47-46 triumph over the Lady Horsemen. The Lady Dons and coach Jose Medina now prepare for tonight's title tilt against the winner of Thursday's other semifinal between Santa Fe Indian School and Lovington. Tipoff of the championship game is 6 p.m. today, also at The Pit.

  • ASC women making NCAA hoops...

    ALAMOSA, Colo. — School history was made Sunday evening as the Adams State College women's basketball team — led by former West Las Vegas standout Vera Jo Bustos — was selected to participate in the NCAA Division II Tournament for the first time.

  • Good start vs. Mavs

    Kyle Gutchewsky homered and his New Mexico Highlands teammates David Bustillos, Oscar Sigala and Troy DeAngelis each collected two hits in Friday’s 8-3 win over Mesa State College.

    But the man on the mound — Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference preseason Pitcher of the year Drew Vassil — really shined, going the distance in a nine-inning win, striking out five and allowing seven hits and no earned runs.

    A six-run fourth inning by NMHU erased the Mavericks’ 3-0 lead, and the Cowboys tacked on an insurance run in each of the next two frames.

  • Cowgirls, Mountain Lions battle...

    COLORADO SPRINGS — Kailey Hernandez hit a two-run double in the sixth inning to lift the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a 7-5 victory over the New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls and a doubleheader split Saturday afternoon at Mountain Lion Field.

    New Mexico Highlands (5-6) won the opener 13-4.

  • Lady Dons, Cardinals head to...

    Next stop: The Pit.

    West Las Vegas’ Lady Dons made their way to the Class 3A state basketball quarterfinals by doubling up Hatch Valley 60-30 on Friday before a mostly full Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The Lady Dons (25-4) will play Thoreau at 3 p.m. Tuesday, with the winner getting a semifinal date with either No. 1 Portales or No. 9 St. Michael’s on Thursday. Including Tuesday’s games, the remainder of the 3A girls’ tourney will be held at University Arena (AKA The Pit) in Albuquerque.

    Thoreau beat Hot Springs 58-47 in another Friday playoff game.