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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Lobo baseball camp coming to LV

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The University of New Mexico will soon enter its final round of winter baseball camps before the start of the 2010 season, and the Meadow City is scheduled to be one of the camp sites.

    Players age 7-13 are advised to hurry to secure their spot in the final two camps, to be held on Jan. 17 in Las Vegas, N.M., and on Jan. 30 in Albuquerque at the West Mesa Little League Park. Cost is $100 per camper.

  • Dunn's return shot in arm...

    As the leading rebounder and one of the leading scorers of last season’s record turnaround team, New Mexico Highlands post Chris Dunn made a major impact on the Cowboys’ fortunes in 2008-09.

    On Saturday, Dunn picked up where he left off. The athletic, rambunctious forward tallied 14 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks to lead the Cowboys to a 76-60 win over Carroll College, an NAIA school from Montana, on a neutral court in Denver.

  • Making a splash

    Miranda Martinez and Vanessa Lucero led an effective outside-inside punch, scoring 17 points apiece Monday afternoon in a 69-51 win over Grants in the first round of the Ben Lujan Invitational on the campus of Pojoaque High School.

    West (7-0) was to play Española (8-2) in one of two semifinals Tuesday night. The Lady Sundevils bullied Class 2A Peñasco 48-36 on Monday. In the other semifinal, host Pojoaque, a 32-28 winner over Cimarron, was to match up with Socorro, a 67-44 victor over Taos.

  • Dons 2-0 at home after rocking...

    West Las Vegas boys’ basketball team has yet to win a game away from home this season. But the Dons have yet to lose in front of the home crowd at the Gillie Lopez Gym.

    WLV (2-5) held off a late surge by Ruidoso on Monday to prevail 63-58 on its home floor.

    Ryan Aragon scored seven of his 14 points in the opening quarter as the Dons took a 15-7 advantage. Aragon slashed to the hoop, drew a foul and completed a three-point play to make it 5-2. He then scored on a fast break, and took a pass from Anthony Madrid for another score the next time down.

  • Cards stay on a roll

    Robertson’s boys’ basketball team played the role of road warriors this past week, capping a three-city tour Saturday with a 70-55 victory at Ruidoso.

    Coach David Bustos’ bunch improved to 8-2 overall heading into a break before the Stu Clark Tournament.

    Fabian Varela led Robertson with 19 points. Justin Bustos scored 18. And the soccer star duo of R.J. McNellis and Clint Brayfield again shined, adding 16 and 10 points, respectively.

  • Cowgirls cruise

    On an afternoon where a number of Cowgirls beefed up their statistics at the expense of struggling NAIA school Northern New Mexico College, the most significant stat of all was six.

    As in six wins, NMHU’s total to date, in nine games played.

    Saturday’s 112-44 blowout of the fledgling Eagles gave Highlands a 6-3 record, the best in several years for a program that had fallen on hard times since it last won the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference West division a decade ago.

    Some other numbers from Saturday:

  • Dons grapplers back in Duke City

    Attention, prospective tourists and other visitors to Albuquerque: Need tips on the best places to stay, restaurants to dine in, sites to see while you’re in town? The West Las Vegas wrestling team may be able to point you in the right direction.

    The Dons and coach Robert Alarcon should know the Duke City just about that well by now, after having competed in tournaments there the last three weekends.

    And, Alarcon says, they’ve done quite well indeed, treating the mats of Del Norte, Highland and now Rio Grande like their own.

  • Aye, Karlee! RHS tops Mora

    Karlee Bradley scored 10 of her game-high 16 points in the opening quarter Wednesday evening, giving host Robertson (3-2) a running start against Mora.

    The Lady Cardinals went on to a 57-30 triumph in a meeting of Class 3A and Class 2A state qualifiers.

    Robertson got a major contribution from Bradley and Daniella Montoya, who did most of her damage in transition and finished with 14 points.

    Bradley, whose improved shooting touch was a major factor in Robertson’s postseason run this past March, posed a serious matchup problem for the Rangerettes.