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Today's Sports

  • Rangers reap recognition

    Three Mora Ranger boys’ basketball players recently brought home medals recognizing both on- and off-court accomplishment.

    Tyler Martinez was named to the all-tournament team of the 62nd annual Northern Rio Grande Tournament hosted by Pojoaque Valley High School in Jacona. The Rangers, coached by Hank Laumbach, finished sixth in the tournament.

    Additionally, Leo Paul Pacheco was among those honored for outstanding sportsmanship qualities, and Joshua D. Garcia was saluted for his academic work.

  • One step back, one step forward

    Maybe games on back-to-back days isn’t such a bad idea, at least not when the first one doesn’t go your way.

    On Saturday, the West Las Vegas Lady Dons picked up some quick redemption, ending a two-game slide in the District 2-3A schedule with a 48-35 victory over crosstown rival Robertson at Mike Marr Gym.

  • Weekend Roundup: Cowboys,...

    Robertson alumnus Justin “Mayo” Montoya scored 12 points in 17 minutes Saturday, becoming one of six Cowboys in double figures for a 103-88 men’s basketball rout of Western New Mexico.

    Highlands (14-7, 8-5 RMAC) has won five in a row.

    Other Cowboys in doubles: Kelvin Franklin (16), Chop Tang and Mindaugas Markevicius (13 each), Chris Dunn (12) and Roman Andrade (10).

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    Jessica Armijo’s only point of the evening wound up a game-winner Saturday as NMHU’s women held on to beat WNMU 76-75.

  • Lady Dons stay No. 1 in state...

    West Las Vegas’ girls’ basketball endured a tough loss to district rival Pojoaque this past week but still held on to the No. 1 ranking in Class 3A.

    Wednesday’s New Mexico High School Coaches Association poll has the Lady Dons and coach Jose Medina holding the top spot with 79 points. Lovington, the only 3A team close to WLV in terms of win-loss record, is second with 63 points, followed by Socorro with 54.

  • Yup, baseball, softball have...

    Keep the shorts and sunflower seeds in storage for the time being. Ski parkas and hot cocoa might be more in order.

    But yes, baseball and softball season is officially under way even amid the blizzard conditions that are still slamming the region.

    New Mexico Highlands’ softball team broke the ice — literally, sort of — on Tuesday by splitting a doubleheader with Eastern New Mexico, losing 15-6 but taking game two 7-0.

  • Cowboys dominate Wolfpack

    Roman Andrade scored 28 points to lead four Cowboys in double digits as New Mexico Highlands won its fourth straight Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference game Tuesday night at Colorado State-Pueblo.

    A strong second half keyed Highlands’ 88-75 win. The Cowboys warmed up considerably from the floor after intermission, sinking 59 percent of their field-goal attempts in the second half after leading 36-31 at the break.

  • West comes up short vs. Elkettes

    The state’s No. 1 ranking can be as much pain as pleasure — a bullseye and a source of pressures internal as well as external.

    The Pojoaque Elkettes know something about that, having achieved the glory of the state championship in recent years. And now the West Las Vegas Lady Dons know the feeling, too.

    In Monday night’s matchup between these two District 2-3A (and state) contenders, it was Pojoaque that played with the right mix of urgency and the relaxation of an underdog playing the top-rated club in the state.

  • BREAKING/ONLINE: Weather...

    Due to a winter storm, officials have cancelled Wednesday's girls' basketball between Robertson and West Las Vegas. Three games, beginning with freshmen at 4 p.m., had been slated at Marr Gym. A makeup date will be announced later. The RHS-WLV boys' games are set for Thursday evening at Gillie Lopez Gym, weather permitting.

  • Lady Cards get it done at Raton

    Karlee Bradley led all scorers with 20 points and Kassandra Tapia turned out another double-double Monday night for Robertson in a 55-41 win at Raton.

    Bradley, who’d fouled out of the Lady Cardinals’ shorthanded loss at Santa Fe Indian School on Saturday,, provided offense to spare on Monday. Tapia recorded 12 points and 12 rebounds, Daniella Montoya had 16 points and Miranda Garcia grabbed eight boards for Robertson.

  • Locals shine in Cardinal Classic

    Highlights from this past weekend’s Cardinal Wrestling Classic, hosted by Robertson at Mike Marr Gym:

    Team scores

    Robertson, 337 points

    Aztec, 301.5

    Hobbs, 257.5

    Belen, 229

    Roswell, 195

    Los Lunas, 190.5

    Española valley, 183

    Goddard, 165

    Moriarty, 146.5

    Bernalillo, 145

    West Las Vegas, 142.5

    Santa Fe, 118.5

    Taos, 115

    Robertson JV, 108

    Albuquerque Academy, 106

    Capital, 86

    Los Alamos, 79

    Pecos, 68

    Aztec JV, 52