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Today's Sports

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, April 6-8

    FRIDAY (April 6)
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Salt Lake Bees, 6:35 p.m., Salt Lake City
    • Luna at Clarendon College (DH), noon, Clarendon, Texas
    • NMHU vs. Adams State, 6 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.
    • Mora at Peñasco, 4 p.m., Peñasco
    • Robertson JV at Pojoaque tourney, TBA
    Softball
    • Luna vs. Frank Phillips College (DH), 1 p.m., WLV field
    • Mora at McCurdy (DH), 3 p.m., Española

  • Encore? Champs look ahead after...

    Not much rest is in store for the West Las Vegas cheer squad.

    With the confetti still settling after the team captured its third Class 1A-4A state championship in co-ed cheer, coaches and cheerleaders are looking ahead.

    Head coach Isabel Cavazos said she and her staff will be getting organized in advance of a productive offseason that will include camps and other activities such as fundraising. Tryouts will be coming up in late April or early May.

  • Prep roundup: Lady Dons sweep St...

    West Las Vegas softball posted its best weekend to date, opening district play by sweeping St. Michael’s 13-4 and 12-3 in Santa Fe.

    With wins in three of their last four games, the Lady Dons are off to a 6-5 start.

    St. Mike’s led 4-2 through the first three innings in game one, scoring all four in the third with the help of errors.

  • College roundup: Madrid,...

    Desiree Madrid belted an inside-the-park home run that dropped out of reach just inside the left-field line, and — with the game having been tied 2-2 in the bottom of the eighth — it was a walk-off winner for host New Mexico Highlands, driving in three runs for a 5-2 triumph.

    The win completed a doubleheader sweep for the Cowgirls against Black Hills State (S.D.) on Friday afternoon at Cowgirl Field. It was just the second time this season Highlands has won consecutive games and the first since the team swept Eastern New Mexico on March 6.

  • Villanova, Notre Dame take titles

    The Associated Press

    Villanova has its second national championship in three years after a 79-62 victory over Michigan on Monday night in San Antonio, Texas.

    The Wildcats went 31 years between their first title in 1985 and their second one two years ago in Houston. Coach Jay Wright and Villanova didn’t have to wait very long for another one.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, April 4-6

    WEDNESDAY (April 4)
    Baseball

    • Mora at Mesa Vista, 4 p.m., Ojo Caliente
    • Robertson JV at Pojoaque tourney, TBA, Pojoaque
    • West Las Vegas JV at Hope Christian (DH), 3 p.m., Albuquerque
    Softball
    • West Las Vegas at Hope Christian, 4 p.m., Albuquerque
    • Pecos vs.  Estancia (DH), 3 p.m., Pecos
    Track and field
    • West Las Vegas, Pecos at Santa Fe High Golden Spike, 3 p.m., Santa Fe

  • Locals earn all-state and North...

    The New Mexico High School Coaches Association has announced its all-state and North-South honorees for the recently concluded prepbasketball season.

    North-South eligibility is limited to members of each year’s graduating class, while all-state selection is open to all classes.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, April 1-4

    SUNDAY (April 1)
    No varsity sporting events scheduled

    MONDAY
    Baseball

    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Rio  Rancho, 4 p.m., WLV field
    Softball
    • Robertson JV vs. St. Michael’s (DH), 3 p.m., RHS field

  • Growing Isiaha: For onetime Dons...

    When Isaiha Gallegos was a little boy he told his grandma Josephine that one day when he grew up he was going to buy her a mansion and hire assistants to help her around the house.

    See, Isaiha Gallegos appreciates many things in life. Perhaps he appreciates his grandma and his grandfather Ruben the most. The duo raised Isaiha from the age of one. They also raised Isaiha’s older sister.

  • RHS tennis teams score key sweep...

    While their girls’ team counterparts were coasting to a 9-0 sweep, Robertson’s boys scored a confidence-boosting victory over New Mexico Military Institute in tennis action Wednesday in Las Vegas.

    NMMI’s boys, which beat Robertson the last time they played each other, are considered one of the main threats to win state in 1A-4A boys’ tennis. Thus, Wednesday’s 7-2 win was a nice coup for the host Cardinals.