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  • Eighteen from Vegas make all-...

    Eight girls and eight boys, along with two coaches, from the Meadow City have been honored with selection to the All-District 2-4A basketball teams for 2017.

    The honorees were announced after the district tournament championship games held last week, Feb. 24 and 25, at Mike Marr Gym.

    ALL-DISTRICT 2-4A BOYS

  • Johnson, Lawton earn RMAC acclaim

    Marlon Johnson didn’t simply lead the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and his New Mexico Highlands men’s basketball team in double-doubles this winter.

    He averaged a double-double all season, exceeding the threshold 13 times in 27 games played.

    Johnson, a 6-10 senior forward from Joliet, Ill., averaged 14.4 points and 10.3 rebounds a game. He also had 2.6 assists and 1.6 blocks per outing, leading the Cowboys in both categories.

  • Eastern takes two

    Errors proved costly for the Highlands Cowgirls on Wednesday afternoon, as visiting Eastern New Mexico took both games of a non-conference softball doubleheader at Cowgirl Field.

    NMHU (4-13 overall) committed six errors in game one and lost 9-7.

    Christian Bobian (3 for 5, four RBI) and Monica Caporal (3 of 4, one triple, one stolen base, three runs) shined for the Cowgirls. Highlands outhit Eastern 12-9, but the cause was hurt by untimely outs that stranded baserunners.

  • Champions
  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 3...

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • NMHU vs. Colorado School of Mines, 2 p.m., Brandt Park
    Basketball
    • Class 4A state tournament: Robertson girls vs. St. Michael’s, 6 p.m., Mike Marr Gym; West Las Vegas girls vs. Socorro, 5:30 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Class 3A state tournament: Pecos girls vs. Loving, 6 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • Class 2A state tournament: Mora girls at Ramah, 6 p.m., Ramah
    Tennis
    • Robertson at Roswell Invite, TBA, Roswell

  • West world - Late three-pointer...

    John Balizan has found his happy place.

    It’s a little area near the far right corner, just beyond the three-point line. It’s where Balizan struck with an epic long-range basket for the second time this winter.

    This time the shot came with less than 10 seconds left in regulation on the biggest stage yet this basketball season – the District 2-4A boys’ tournament final Saturday night at Mike Marr Gym, with thousands in attendance.

  • Lady Dons upset Lady Cards to...

    For the 10th time in Jose Medina’s 15-year tenure as West Las Vegas girls’ basketball coach, the Lady Dons reached the district tournament final.

    For the eighth time in that span, the Lady Dons emerged victorious.

    West upset host Robertson, the regular-season champ, 40-37 on Friday night at Mike Marr Gym.

    While the Lady Cardinals and coach Leroy Barela went on to receive the higher seed in the upcoming state tournament because of that regular season, the 2-4A banner and a measure of bragging rights went to their crosstown rivals.

  • State brackets out: Panthers a...

    No mystery here. The Pecos Panthers, riding a 25-game win streak and unbeaten this year against fellow Class 3A boys’ basketball teams, are the No. 1 seed in that state tournament.

    Brackets for all classifications were released late Sunday by the New Mexico Activities Association. State tournament play begins Friday for girls and Saturday for boys across the state. First-round games will be hosted by higher seeds at their home campuses. Then the tournaments will shift to neutral sites for subsequent rounds March 7-11.

  • Locals help Cowgirls to 4th

    NMHU women’s track and field earned a fourth place finish at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference indoor championships hosted by Black Hills State in Spearfish, S.D., over the weekend.

    Two of the Meadow City’s own homegrown stars helped the Cowgirls conquer the 1,600-meter relay in the meet.

    Robertson alumnus Kristen Montaño and West Las Vegas’ Jayme Quintana teamed with Tashay Hunter and Elicia Gallegos to set a facility record in a winning time of 3:51.36.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 1...

    WEDNESDAY
    Softball
    • NMHU vs. Eastern New Mexico (DH), noon, Cowgirl Field

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • NMHU vs. Colorado School of MInes, 2 p.m., Brandt Park
    Basketball
    • Class 4A state tournament: Robertson girls vs. St. Michael’s, 6 p.m., Mike Marr Gym; West Las Vegas girls vs. Socorro, 5:30 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Class 3A state tournament: Pecos girls vs. Loving, 6 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • Class 2A state tournament: Mora girls at Ramah, TBA, Ramah
    Tennis