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Today's Sports

  • NMHU big man fourth in Wyoming

    New Mexico Highlands heavyweight Jesse Boggs — a national qualifier in 2008-09 — started his senior campaign right. Boggs finished fourth in the elite division of Saturday’s University of Wyoming Open in Laramie, Wyo.

    Boggs went 3-2 to lead the NMHU wrestling team’s effort in its season debut.

  • Lady Card spikers denied

    The postseason is over for Robertson and Mora volleyball teams, who lost Friday in the state volleyball tournaments at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

    Robertson (16-7) fell to a familiar nemesis — District 2-3A foe Pojoaque Valley, who  went on to win the Class 3A state title Saturday.

    The Elkettes, ranked No. 1  through much of the season, eliminated RHS 25-16, 25-17 and 26-24 in one of two Class 3A semifinals Friday night.

  • Las Vegas YAFL teams at state...

    At least in Las Vegas Young American Football League, the 49ers and Raiders are championship-caliber teams.

    The Niners — 6-0 and champs of the city’s junior division — and the Raiders, who won the senior division title by going 4-2, will play in the state YAFL tourney on Saturday and Sunday at Bullhead Park in Albuquerque.

  • Cards, Indians meet

    Robertson football coach Richard Martinez says he’s encouraged by what he’s seeing from his team at this point in the season but still wants it to improve week by week.

    The Cardinals open the Class 3A state playoffs as the No. 6 seed, hosting 11th seeded Cobre on Saturday; kickoff is 1:30 p.m. at Cardinal Stadium.

  • Elkettes stop Lady Cards; Jal...

    The postseason is over for Robertson and Mora volleyball teams, who lost Friday in the state volleyball tournaments at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

  • Local grapplers compete in trials

    Bring on the world.

    That’s essentially what Las Vegans Marcos Martinez and Jesse Valdez said in their first real foray into higher level martial arts competition. Each of the two went 2-2 in the recent World Team Trials for Grappling in Phoenix.

    Martinez and Valdez have been training in jiu jitsu, adding to their growing martial arts repertoire based on years of collegiate wrestling.

  • RHS, Mora spikers eye state...

    For all but four area programs, the fall sports season has come to a close.

    For Robertson’s football and volleyball teams, the Mora volleyball team and one New Mexico Highlands cross country runner, potential glory still awaits.

    Raynee Gerhart’s Lady Cardinals and Leslie Vigil’s Rangerettes begin their state volleyball tournament quests on Thursday in Rio Rancho.

  • Cowgirls upset Division I NAU

    Things are looking up for the New Mexico Highlands women’s basketball team, which is coming off a major preseason upset of NCAA Division I Northern Arizona.

    The Cowgirls surprised the Lumberjills with a 66-62 victory on Friday, Nov. 6, in Flagstaff, Ariz.

    Sheena Cole, new to the lineup, led the Cowgirls with 17 points and four rebounds. Robertson High alumnus Jessica Armijo scored 13 points, including three 3-pointers, and snagged four rebounds and two steals. And Briana Gholston chipped in 9 points, nine boards and six steals.

  • Bowl Birds

    With a 43-0 beatdown of crosstown rival West Las Vegas on Saturday at Cardinal Stadium, Robertson’s football team (7-3) cleared its last hurdle before the state playoffs.

    The Dons defense held its own against the Cardinals early on, but the punishing ground game began to wear out the Westsiders. After a scoreless first quarter, RHS got its first points on a 6-yard Dalan Abreu run at the 9:58 mark of the second. That scoring opportunity was set up by a blocked punt and a Robertson recovery at the WLV 7.

  • Weekend Roundup: Pecos'...

    Pecos’ Antonio Varela won an individual state title in the state high school cross country championship meet Saturday in Rio Rancho. And roughly a thousand miles to the northeast, in Wayne, Neb., Highlands’ Nicaise Kazingo punched his ticket to the NCAA Division II nationals.

    NMAA state high school

    cross country championships

    Class 3A girls individual highlights

    1. Kate Norskog, St. Michael’s, 18:05.9

    2. Olivia Mermejo, Santa Fe Indian, 18:57.4

    3. Allycia Gashytewa, Zuni, 18:58.9