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Today's Sports

  • Carrasco sets tone as Rams...

    Shawn Carrasco outscored the Artesia Bulldogs by himself in the first quarter of Portales’ 55-48 win Monday afternoon in the opening session of the Stu Clark Tournament.

    The Rams’ 5-11 guard tallied 14 points in those first eight minutes. He scored the first five points of the contest with a layup and a three-pointer from the right wing, and he’d bookend the period with a steal and coast-to-coast layup, then a trey from the left corner off a feed from Andrew Villanueva.

  • Mora hosts Tri-Cities

    Mora High School is hosting  the 15th annual Tri-Cities Tournament, a three-day event that began Monday and wraps up today.

    Eight schools are participating. They are the Cimarron Rams, Escalante Lobos, Fort Sumner Foxes,McCurdy Bobcats, Mora Rangers, Pecos Panthers, Peñasco Panthers and Santa Rosa Lions.

    The tournament culminates with tonight’s championship game, tipping off at 7 at Montoya Gym.

    The consolation final will be at 3 p.m. today.

  • Shiprock rattles West Las Vegas

    Relentless from opening tip to final buzzer, Shiprock put West Las Vegas’ boys’ basketball team on its collective heels Monday evening en route to a 79-54 triumph in the first round of the Stu Clark Tournament.

    Showing depth and discipline along with its usual tough and scrappy play, Shiprock began to blow the game open in the third quarter, outgunning the Dons 32-16 in the period.

    The Chieftains had led a mere 30-29 at intermission.

  • Lady Dons 2nd; Rangerettes 4th

    West Las Vegas’ Lady Dons are the second-ranked girls’ basketball team in Class 3A, according to the most recent coaches’ poll published by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.

  • Stu Clark tourney under way

    An annual holiday treat for more than half a century, the 56th annual Stu Clark Tournament is tipping off today at the Wilson Complex.

    Tickets and tourney passes are available at the door and from various local merchants.

    In the opening session (1 and 3 p.m.), Stu Clark newcomer Del Norte takes on St. Pius X, and Artesia meets Portales.

    Day one’s evening session features West Las Vegas vs. Shiprock at 6 p.m., followed by Robertson vs. Bernalillo at 8.

    Monday winners play in the evening session on Tuesday; losers in the afternoon session.

  • Martinez is All-State player

    Robertson junior Daniel Martinez racked up more than 1,000 yards rushing as a quarterback for this year’s Cardinal football team.

    But it was Martinez’s defense that earned him a spot on the first team All-State as chosen by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.

    Martinez’s work as a linebacker, one of the team leaders in tackles and pass break-ups, landed him on the first team. St. Michael’s linebackers Michael Aranda and Michael Lamb were other District 2-3A first-teamers.

  • WLV third in Lujan tourney

    Overcoming an uncharacteristically sluggish start, the West Las Vegas Lady Dons cranked up the defensive heat Wednesday night in a 35-24 win over host Pojoaque Valley in the third-place game of the Ben Lujan Invitational.

    It was a significant victory for West (8-1) in that it came against a respected District 2-3A rival and defending state champion playing at home.

    From the opening tip Wednesday, defense dictated the contest. Pojoaque was a little bit stingier in controlling a 10-2 first period.

  • Stu Clark tourney opens Monday

    The 56th annual Stu Clark Tournament begins its usual three-day run in town Monday at the Wilson Complex.

    Tickets and tourney passes are available at the door and from various local merchants.

    In the opening session (1 p.m. Monday), Stu Clark newcomer Del Norte takes on St. Pius X, and Artesia meets Portales.

    Day one’s evening session features West Las Vegas vs. Shiprock at 6 p.m., followed by Robertson vs. Bernalillo.

    Monday winners play in the evening session on Tuesday; losers go to consolation bracket play 1 p.m. that day.

  • Amarillo a test for young Cards

    Looking to toughen his team, Robertson wrestling coach Richard Martinez added a duals tournament in Amarillo, Texas, to the schedule this year.

    Wins were difficult to come by in the event, held this past week, but count the Cardinals tougher for the experience.

  • Cowboy slugger Carr honored

    New Mexico Highlands University baseball standout Jason Carr has been named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association 2010 NCAA Division II Preseason All-America second team.

    Carr, a 6-5, 225-pound senior from Puyallup, Wash., was a menace in the batter’s box the entire 2009 season for the Cowboys.

    He was tied for second in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference with 15 home runs. Carr was named to the ABCA/Rawlings All Central Region team in the 2009 season. Carr was also All-RMAC first team in the 2009 season.