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  • Rangers rally, brand Steers 13...

    After lightning delayed the action, the Magdalena Steers delivered more electricity to the Class 1A-2A state baseball tournament on Wednesday night.

    Then Mora brought even more.

    Magdalena scored four runs in the first and five more in the second off 11 hits against ace Kenny Martinez to grab control of its quarterfinal with Mora.

    But the Rangers proved resilient, overcoming a 12-2 deficit with 11 unanswered runs for a 13-12 instant classic that didn’t end until after 11.

  • Robertson girls making deep run

    On a mission to reach the Class 4A state softball title game, Robertson (21-6) made quick work of Santa Fe Indian School on Wednesday in the second round of the state tournament.

    While the second-seeded Lady Cardinals sat idle with a bye through the play-in round, SFIS was enduring a rugged battle with West Las Vegas on Wednesday morning. That game went back and forth before requiring extra innings, and in the eighth, the Lady Braves overcame a 7-6 deficit with two runs in the final at-bats for an 8-7 verdict.

  • Isotopes fall against 51s

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Amed Rosario, Dominic Smith and Josh Rodriguez each drove home three runs, as the Las Vegas 51s beat the Albuquerque Isotopes 12-9 on Tuesday.

    Smith doubled twice and singled twice, scoring three runs while also driving in three.

    Las Vegas started the scoring in the first inning when Smith hit an RBI double and then scored on a single by Rodriguez.

    Albuquerque answered in the bottom of the inning when Noel Cuevas hit an RBI single, scoring Raimel Tapia to cut the deficit to one.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 12...

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • Class 1A-2A state tournament quarterfinals, 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m., Rio Rancho High, Rio Rancho
    • LVLL games, starting 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games, starting 5:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Class 4A state tournament games, 10:30 a.m., Cleveland High, Rio Rancho
    Tee-ball
    • LVLL games starting 5:15 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games starting 5:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    THURSDAY
    Baseball

  • State tourney: Mora sluggers...

    After lightning delayed the action, the Magdalena Steers delivered more electricity to the Class 1A-2A state baseball tournament on Wednesday night in Rio Rancho.
    Then Mora brought even more.
    Magdalena scored four runs in the first and five more in the second off 11 hits against ace Kenny Martinez to grab control of its quarterfinal with Mora.
    But the Rangers proved resilient, overcoming a 12-2 deficit with 11 unanswered runs for a 13-12 instant classic that didn’t end until after 11 p.m.

  • State champs! RHS girls win...

    Dynasty? You know it.

    For the fourth consecutive year — and the fifth time overall — the Robertson girls’ tennis team captured a state championship this past weekend in Albuquerque.

    The Lady Cardinals beat Mesilla Valley Christian for the second year in a row in the finals. This time it was a 5-2 tally, and Robertson had the trophy in hand after singles with five wins.

  • Marrujo, Garcia race to titles

    Mora’s Natalia Marrujo and Pecos’ Julian Garcia took home two state championships apiece from this past weekend’s Class 2A-3A state track and field championships hosted by UNM Track and Soccer Complex in Albuquerque.

    Marrujo ran first in both the 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter runs and was 1.01 seconds behind the winner of the 800-meter run, finishing second in that race. The two state titles go with the individual Class 1A-2A state cross country championship she won in November.

  • Dons, Cards out

    Mora is the Las Vegas area’s last hope for a state baseball championship this spring.

    The Rangers, who play in the Class 1A-2A quarterfinals on Wednesday in Rio Rancho, have a solid chance as a projected top-four seed under coach Manuel Benavidez.

    Pecos, a state runner-up in 3A last May, and both Las Vegas teams were eliminated in their respective first-round contests this past week.

    The No. 8 seed Panthers lost 17-3 to visiting Tularosa this past Wednesday in Pecos.

  • Late push yields state tickets

    Sidelined and frustrated most of the spring due to a broken bone in her foot suffered late in the Lady Cardinals’ basketball season, defending state discus champion Angelica Montoya has finally gotten back to track and field.

    Has she ever.

    Montoya won District 2-4A titles in the discus and shot put with ease and scored points by placing fourth in the javelin Saturday at the Herrera Complex. The Robertson junior thus qualifies for a return trip to the state meet coming this Friday and Saturday at UNM Track and Soccer Complex in Albuquerque.

  • Riders’ run ends

    In the NJCAA Region V West Tournament in Lubbock Texas, Luna Community College softball team opened with an 8-7 win over Clarendon College (30-28) on Friday, May 5.

    Later in the day, however, the Lady Rough Riders lost 11-0 to Howard (44-12), and in the playback bracket, Luna lost 14-10 to Western Texas (24-32) on Saturday, May 6.

    That defeat eliminates Luna from the postseason and ends the Lady Rough Rider season.