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Today's Sports

  • Ortiz back at Luna

    After roughly a month off, Luna Community College head baseball coach Peter Ortiz is back on the job, the school reports.

    “Peter Ortiz has been reinstated as baseball coach at Luna Community College,” said Jesse Gallegos, LCC’s public information officer, in a written statement issued late last week. “He had been on administrative leave. Additional steps are being taken to improve our athletic programs.”

  • Field Day: West Invitational

    The Frank Herrera Complex officially unveiled its new all-weather track for a first competition on Saturday.  As it turned out, the “all-weather” part was put to an immediate test. Saturday saw brisk breezes chill the early morning, when the West Las Vegas Track and Field Invitational began. This was followed by smatterings of light rain and even snowfall, interspersed with fleeting periods of sunshine and relative warmth.

  • Highlands' teams split

    New Mexico Highlands split the first half of a series in baseball and softball over the weekend in Nebraska. Friday at Nebraska-Kearney, Jason Carr smashed two home runs to help the 12th-ranked Cowboys (19-6, 9-3) break the host Lopers’ eight-game win streak 9-6.

  • Cardinal netters take Carlsbad

    Youth hasn’t hurt Robertson’s tennis teams too much this year. The Cardinal boys followed a 6-3 win at New Mexico Military with a tournament title in Carlsbad over the weekend. And the Lady Cards placed third in the Carlsbad event after also beating NMMI in Roswell. Coach Juan Carlos Fulgenzi’s bunch edged El Paso Jefferson 52 points to 50 for first place in an eight-team tourney.  Amadeo Lopez won at No. 3 singles, beating Donnie Rodriguez of Carlsbad 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 in the final. The Cards also got a title at No.

  • West Las Vegas Invitational team...

    Boys 1. Hope  Christian 2. Robertson 3. Tucumcari 3. St. Mike’s 5. Santa Rosa 6. Taos 7. West Las Vegas 8. Raton 9. Peñasco 10. Springer 11. Pecos 12. Mora 13. Roy 14. McCurdy 15. Logan 16. Maxwell 16. Mesa Vista   Girls 1. Hope  Christian 2. Robertson 3. St.

  • Montoya moving on

    Daniella Montoya isn’t afraid of uphill battles.

    When Montoya first joined the Robertson High School varsity volleyball team five years ago as an eighth-grader, the squad was “a long way from being a contender,” as she put it.

    But before her high school volleyball days were over, the Lady Cardinals had twice made it to the Class 3A state championship match (and were a semifinalist this past season).

  • West notches 15 hits at SFIS

    West Las Vegas’ baseball players picked the right time to get their offense on track — the start of the District 2-3A schedule.

    The Dons amassed a season-high 15 hits on Tuesday in a 9-7 win at Santa Fe Indian School. It was the second win in eight games to date.

    “We hit the ball well,” said WLV head coach Dean Gallegos. “We had been swinging the bats well (this season), but we were hitting the ball right at people. We started that way (on Tuesday). But we started finding holes (in the defense). Even our outs were hit hard.”

  • Redbirds rally to stop Taos

    Twice on Tuesday, Robertson and Taos met in varsity baseball action at Memorial Middle School’s Whorton Field.

    Twice, the Tigers got the upper hand and looked to lock up a win.

    Twice, the Cardinals came back and stole control in the late innings.

    RHS is 7-1 overall pending resolution of the second game, which was called due to darkness with the Cardinals ahead 5-2.

    In the opener, Taos carried an 8-6 advantage into the final inning but Robertson rallied with three runs in its final at-bats.

  • Cowgirl track picked third

    With All-American Angella Graham leading the charge, New Mexico Highlands University’s women’s track and field program is gaining new respect within the ranks of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

    NMHU was picked to finish third in the preseason RMAC women’s outdoor track and field poll, released Wednesday by the league’s Colorado Springs office.

    Adams State College was the coaches’ choice to repeat as league champion and received nine first-place votes. Nebraska-Kearney is predicted to finish second in the 10-team league.

  • Hounds muzzled

    David Bustillos broke loose for six hits, four runs and three runs batted in Tuesday as host New Mexico Highlands bombarded Eastern New Mexico 21-0 at Brandt Park.

    The Cowboys (18-5), who outhit the Greyhounds 29-4, scored four runs in each of the first three innings.

    Steven Becerra (1-1) earned his first win of the season after allowing one hit in his four innings of work, and the Cowboy bullpen kept the shutout intact.