Today's Sports

  • HU scares nationally ranked Metro

    Three points. Four points.

    That’s all that separated New Mexico Highlands from nationally ranked Metro State (women and men, respectively) on Saturday night at the Wilson Complex.

    Upsets would’ve been just what the doctor ordered for Highlands teams fighting for their playoff lives as the regular season winds down.

  • East-West sequel more sedate

    This time, all the drama was in the actual basketball.

    Robertson rolled past West Las Vegas 82-65 on Thursday at Mike Marr Gym, and unlike the crosstown rivals’ first meeting, this contest remained civil throughout.

    After a close first half, the Cardinals broke the game open after intermission, using a run of 17 uninterrupted points to put things out of reach.

  • Mora, RHS top districts

    The Mora Rangers clinched the District 2-2A regular-season title and the No. 1 seed in this week’s district tournament on Saturday by beating Peñasco 84-64 at Montoya Gym in Mora.

    Mora, which got 33 points from Tim Romero, improved to 23-3 overall and 7-1 in district.

    Coach James Branch and his team join the Robertson Lady Cardinals and their mentor Rick Armijo and the Wagon Mound Trojans and coach Bobby Clouthier as area teams who have claimed outright district championships in recent days.

  • Wrestlers Montoya, Crespin take...

    Freshman Rico Montoya now has two individual state wrestling championships to his credit, and he still has three years left to compete for the Robertson Cardinals.

    Montoya was one of two local grapplers — the other was fellow Cardinal Joe Crespin — to bring home state titles from this past weekend’s state tournaments at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho. In Saturday’s 120-pound final, he took a 6-1 decision over Anthony Bernal of eventual team champ St. Michael’s.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 20...

    • District tournaments, TBA
    • District 2-3A playoff: Robertson boys vs. Taos, TBA, Santa Fe (SFIS)
    • District 2-2A playoff: Mora girls vs. Peñasco, TBA

    • District tournaments, TBA
    • LCC vs. Otero JC (DH), 1 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    • District tournaments, TBA

  • RHS girls hold on, beat WLV

    Jamie’s got a gun.

    Whether banking perimeter shots off the window or slicing to the rim for layups, Jamie Allen shot with precision and led by example in Robertson’s 53-49 victory over West Las Vegas on Tuesday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Allen scored 15 of her game-high 18 points in the first half, including nine in the opening quarter as the Lady Cardinals closed in on a District 2-3A regular season championship.

    The district tournaments for prep hoop teams across the state get under way early next week.

  • On to State

    St. Michael’s is the heavy favorite to win a second state wrestling championship in three years this coming weekend.

    A Valencia County News-Bulletin statewide wrestling coaches poll tabbed the Horsemen No. 1 in Class 1A-3A, and the Santa Fe school garnered 12 first-place votes.

    The only other first-place ballot went to Robertson, which was picked second just ahead of defending champ Silver. Cobre and West Las Vegas rounded out the top five in the poll. RHS lost to Silver 218.5 to 217 last year.

  • Lady Cards take district

    Robertson’s girls basketball team has wrapped up a regular-season district championship. Several other area teams look to do the same in the days ahead.

    Mora Rangers

    Mora’s boys (22-3 overall) defeated Monte del Sol 90-71 on Wednesday, improving to 6-1 in District 2-2A with one game — against Peñasco Saturday night at Montoya Gym — left to play. A win in that game would give the Rangers and head coach James Branch the regular-season district title.

  • RHS juniors camp next week

    The Robertson High School wrestling team and coaching staff will sponsor the Junior Cardinal Classic this coming week, Feb. 20- 25 on the Robertson campus.

    Children in kindergarten through fifth grade are eligible to participate.

    Camp cost is $25 ($15 for second child from same family) and includes a T-shirt and tournament entry with medal.

    Schedule is as follows.

    Monday: Registration from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at McFarland Hall. Wrestlers will not practice on this day but will be weighed for grouping so they should be present.

  • Pitchers star as Highlands teams...

    New Mexico Highlands University

    Pitchers for New Mexico Highlands University’s baseball and softball teams are in the spotlight as the Cowboys and Cowgirls opened their seasons in road tournaments this past weekend.

    Greg Fowler, a senior from Bakersfield, Calif., was named National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Regional Pitcher of the Week after his performance against Tarleton State University on Feb. 10.