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Today's Sports

  • Pius smashes debuting Del Norte

    The Knights didn’t get to play in the nights at all in their first Stu Clark Tournament.

    Del Norte, the lone newcomer in this year’s tournament field, got to open the first afternoon session of the Meadow City’s 56th annual holiday hoops showcase on Monday. Trouble is, they had to face a restless bunch from St. Pius X eager to trade daylight basketball for prime time.

    Putting on a clinic of fundamental hoop skills, Damian Segura’s Pius team was a runaway winner 63-25.

  • Cards take contentious opener

    Sure, we’ve all seen plenty of three-point plays and the occasional four-point play on the basketball court.

    How about a five-point play?

    The Robertson Cardinals had a shot at one Monday night in their 88-73 win over Bernalillo on day one of the 56th Stu Clark Tournament.

    And though they got three points of the potential five, the play not only allowed RHS to overtake the Spartans for control of the game, it put the Cardinals in front for good in a contentious battle that saw both sides hit with technical fouls.

  • STU CLARK TOURNEY CENTRAL

    UPDATES from the 56th annual Stu Clark Boys' Basketball Tournament being held Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 28-30, in Las Vegas:

    MONDAY

    Game one: St. Pius X 63, Del Norte 25 ... Game two: Portales 55, Artesia 48 ... Game three: Shiprock 79, WLV 54 ... Game four: Robertson 88, Bernalillo 73.

    TUESDAY

  • Carrasco sets tone as Rams...

    Shawn Carrasco outscored the Artesia Bulldogs by himself in the first quarter of Portales’ 55-48 win Monday afternoon in the opening session of the Stu Clark Tournament.

    The Rams’ 5-11 guard tallied 14 points in those first eight minutes. He scored the first five points of the contest with a layup and a three-pointer from the right wing, and he’d bookend the period with a steal and coast-to-coast layup, then a trey from the left corner off a feed from Andrew Villanueva.

  • Mora hosts Tri-Cities

    Mora High School is hosting  the 15th annual Tri-Cities Tournament, a three-day event that began Monday and wraps up today.

    Eight schools are participating. They are the Cimarron Rams, Escalante Lobos, Fort Sumner Foxes,McCurdy Bobcats, Mora Rangers, Pecos Panthers, Peñasco Panthers and Santa Rosa Lions.

    The tournament culminates with tonight’s championship game, tipping off at 7 at Montoya Gym.

    The consolation final will be at 3 p.m. today.

  • Shiprock rattles West Las Vegas

    Relentless from opening tip to final buzzer, Shiprock put West Las Vegas’ boys’ basketball team on its collective heels Monday evening en route to a 79-54 triumph in the first round of the Stu Clark Tournament.

    Showing depth and discipline along with its usual tough and scrappy play, Shiprock began to blow the game open in the third quarter, outgunning the Dons 32-16 in the period.

    The Chieftains had led a mere 30-29 at intermission.

  • Lady Dons 2nd; Rangerettes 4th

    West Las Vegas’ Lady Dons are the second-ranked girls’ basketball team in Class 3A, according to the most recent coaches’ poll published by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.

  • Stu Clark tourney under way

    An annual holiday treat for more than half a century, the 56th annual Stu Clark Tournament is tipping off today at the Wilson Complex.

    Tickets and tourney passes are available at the door and from various local merchants.

    In the opening session (1 and 3 p.m.), Stu Clark newcomer Del Norte takes on St. Pius X, and Artesia meets Portales.

    Day one’s evening session features West Las Vegas vs. Shiprock at 6 p.m., followed by Robertson vs. Bernalillo at 8.

    Monday winners play in the evening session on Tuesday; losers in the afternoon session.

  • Martinez is All-State player

    Robertson junior Daniel Martinez racked up more than 1,000 yards rushing as a quarterback for this year’s Cardinal football team.

    But it was Martinez’s defense that earned him a spot on the first team All-State as chosen by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.

    Martinez’s work as a linebacker, one of the team leaders in tackles and pass break-ups, landed him on the first team. St. Michael’s linebackers Michael Aranda and Michael Lamb were other District 2-3A first-teamers.

  • WLV third in Lujan tourney

    Overcoming an uncharacteristically sluggish start, the West Las Vegas Lady Dons cranked up the defensive heat Wednesday night in a 35-24 win over host Pojoaque Valley in the third-place game of the Ben Lujan Invitational.

    It was a significant victory for West (8-1) in that it came against a respected District 2-3A rival and defending state champion playing at home.

    From the opening tip Wednesday, defense dictated the contest. Pojoaque was a little bit stingier in controlling a 10-2 first period.