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Today's Sports

  • Redbirds rolling

    Adrian Jaramillo notched two pitching wins — both in relief — and popped a couple home runs to help Robertson go 3-0 and run away with the Socorro Invitational championship over the weekend.

  • RHS tennis team second in Roswell

    Loaded with young and untested players to start this season, the Robertson boys’ tennis team opened with a second-place finish in this past weekend’s Roswell tournament.

    Roswell’s Goddard High edged Robertson for the event title, although the teams split their head-to-head matchup.

    “We had kind of a newer team,” said coach Juan Carlos Fulgenzi, noting eighth-grader David Romero and freshmen Charlie Linder, Nick Newman and Lucas Vigil are on the varsity.

    Junior Emilio Gomez went 5-0 in the No. 1 singles flight.

  • Young Vatos dig into spring slate

    The NMHU Vatos have opened the spring rugby season with a modest but hopeful start for a very young team at 1-2.

    After narrowly losing on the road to improving Clovis-Cannon AFB 14-7 (a squad boasting many Air Force Academy graduates) and an experienced El Paso 14-8, a 28-0 win over the hapless University of Chihuahua, Mexico, seemed bittersweet last weekend in El Paso.

  • Cold won't stop them

    Three local athletes covering a spectrum of age groups continue to represent the Meadow City in a series of area distance running events.

    Tony Gallegos and Howard Dunbar braved cold temperatures, high winds, and a sandy course at the 10-mile portion of the Shamrock Shuffle held Sunday morning in Rio Rancho. Gallegos covered  the course in a time of 1:18:04, which was good for an overall 17th place and fifth in his age group. Dunbar finished in 1:35:58 to finish 53rd overall and third in his age group.

  • Cardinals champs of Socorro...

    Robertson baseball kept its strong start going Saturday with a resounding 20-7 win over Socorro in the championship game of the Warriors’ own invitational.

    The Cardinals, who placed third in the season-opening Cobre Invite, are 7-1 under first-year head coach Shannon Aragon.

    In other diamond action over the weekend, West Las Vegas opened its home baseball schedule with 4-0 and 11-0 losses to Valencia; NMHU baseball won two of its first three with Metro State (8-12, 8-4, 4-1); and NMHU softball split at Colorado Mines (6-3, 7-2, 1-5, 8-9).

  • Unforgettable!

    Even before tipoff Friday night, this already was a season for the history books as far as West Las Vegas girls’ basketball is concerned.

    But with a gritty overtime finish in the state championship game, the Lady Dons and rival Santa Fe Indian School ensured the last game of 2009-10 is one that fans are unlikely to forget.

    SFIS came out on top 56-50 after outscoring West 11-5 in the extra period Friday, claiming a state title in Class 3A.

  • Vikings 'tougher team...

    The learning curve was harsh Saturday for the New Mexico Highlands Cowboys in their first-ever NCAA postseason appearance.

    After a promising start in the Central Regional opener against Augustana (S.D.), Highlands fell into a shooting funk midway through the first half and couldn’t recover. Final score: Vikings 87, Cowboys 73.

  • Wright a national champ!

    New Mexico Highlands University athletes Seth Wright and Angella Graham have made the most of their time in the national spotlight.

    Wright became the school’s first NCAA Division II national champion in any sport, after winning the 125-pound tournament over the weekend in Omaha, Neb.

  • Rangers, Lady Panthers make it...

    Northeastern New Mexico carved out its corner of the Class 2A state basketball tournaments this past week, with the Mora Rangers and the Pecos’ Lady Panthers both advancing to the round of eight in their respective brackets.

    Alas, that’s where their runs would end, with neither team reaching the semifinals.

    Pecos lost 57-8 to Texico, the top-ranked team in the classification.

    The Wolverines joined Peñasco, Navajo Pine and Santa Rosa in the 2A girls’ Final Four.

  • BREAKING/ONLINE: Lady Dons state...

    Santa Fe Indian School has defeated West Las Vegas 56-50 in overtime for the Class 3A girls' state basketball championship; the title game, held Friday night at The Pit, was the second overtime contest in as many days for the Lady Dons and coach Jose Medina, and it was a rematch of the District 2-3A tournament final won by WLV. 

    The state runner-up finish is the highest ever for a West Las Vegas girls' basketball program that has fielded some strong teams over the years.