Today's Sports

  • A Trojan epic

    ALBUQUERQUE — Before Friday, the last time a Wagon Mound boys’ basketball team hoisted a state championship trophy, the Four Seasons were topping the pop charts with their ode to “December 1963 (Oh What A Night).”

    On Friday, the Trojans and longtime coach Bobby Clouthier might have been inspired to sing their own version of that happy tune.

  • Cards just shy against St. Mike’s

    ALBUQUERQUE — Justin Bustos launched his jump shot, this one from three-point territory on the far right corner, and watched it arc high in the air like so many thousands of others he’d put up over the years. The ball rotated rhythmically and sliced crisply into the middle of the hoop, pulling the nylon strings slightly taut. Nearby, a referee extended both arms to signal a three-point basket.

    The buzzer sounded on the hallowed floor of The Pit.

  • Rangerettes fall in semis

    A valiant 28-point, 14-rebound effort by Andrea Romero and a spirited comeback by the Mora Rangerettes weren’t enough to get them past defending state champion Navajo Pine in the Class 2A girls’ state tournament semifinals this past Thursday at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

    Navajo Pine, the No. 6 seed and eventual state runner-up, outscored Mora 6-3 in overtime to pull off a 46-43 win, ending a historic Rangerettes season that saw them set a new school record for wins with 28 (with just three losses).

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March...

    Track and field
    • NMHU at NCAA Indoor Nationals, TBA, Mankato, Minn.

    • West Las Vegas at Pojoaque Valley (DH), 3 p.m., Jacona
    • West Las Vegas at Española Valley, 4 p.m., Española

    • NMHU at Western New Mexico (DH), noon, Silver City


  • Colts, Manning go separate ways

    By Michael Marot
    AP Sports Writer

    INDIANAPOLIS — Peyton Manning is getting an early glimpse into life as a free agent.

    Hours after a tearful, trying farewell news conference in Indianapolis, Manning flew back to his home in Miami and was immediately peppered with questions about his next landing spot. He’d better get used to it. The scene is likely to play out at every destination he visits until he decides where to play next season.

  • Cards make Final Four

    Justin Bustos shredded the Shiprock Chieftains for three dozen points — including a whopping 16 in the first quarter alone — and led Robertson to a 95-63 triumph over Shiprock on Wednesday night at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 9...

    • NMHU at Nebraska-Kearney, 3 p.m., Kearney, Neb.
    • Robertson at Socorro tournament, TBA, Socorro
    • Class 3A boys’ state tournament semifinal: Robertson vs. St. Michael’s, 9:45 a.m., The Pit, Albuquerque
    • Class 2A girls’ state tournament final: Mora-Navajo Pine winner vs. Texico-Navajo Prep winner, 6 p.m., The Pit, Albuquerque

  • Wrestling Mania


  • Mora girls survive

    A couple of consecutive three-pointers by Angel Valencia and a go-ahead bucket by Andrea Romero with just a couple seconds left propelled the Mora Rangerettes past a well-prepared Clayton team 47-45 in the quarterfinals of the Class 2A girls’ state basketball tournament on Tuesday afternoon in Rio Rancho.

  • Lady Cards rally not enough vs....

    Falling behind by 14 points at halftime, the Robertson Lady Cardinals chopped all but five points off that lead late in the third quarter — only to see Santa Fe Indian pull away again.

    The final result? The defending state champions broke free with a 68-47 win Tuesday night, eliminating Robertson from the Class 3A girls’ state basketball tournament.