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Today's Sports

  • Dons grapplers back in Duke City

    Attention, prospective tourists and other visitors to Albuquerque: Need tips on the best places to stay, restaurants to dine in, sites to see while you’re in town? The West Las Vegas wrestling team may be able to point you in the right direction.

    The Dons and coach Robert Alarcon should know the Duke City just about that well by now, after having competed in tournaments there the last three weekends.

    And, Alarcon says, they’ve done quite well indeed, treating the mats of Del Norte, Highland and now Rio Grande like their own.

  • Aye, Karlee! RHS tops Mora

    Karlee Bradley scored 10 of her game-high 16 points in the opening quarter Wednesday evening, giving host Robertson (3-2) a running start against Mora.

    The Lady Cardinals went on to a 57-30 triumph in a meeting of Class 3A and Class 2A state qualifiers.

    Robertson got a major contribution from Bradley and Daniella Montoya, who did most of her damage in transition and finished with 14 points.

    Bradley, whose improved shooting touch was a major factor in Robertson’s postseason run this past March, posed a serious matchup problem for the Rangerettes.

  • No to game reductions

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --  Given the state of the economy in general and in particular the lean budget for state government, entities and agencies statewide, including school districts. are bracing for cuts.

    For now at least, it doesn’t appear that the schools are ready to apply those cuts to their varsity sports schedules.

    Representatives of New Mexico Activities Association member schools this week voted against proposed reductions in game schedules that would have applied to all NMAA schools.

  • Lady Dons rated as high as No. 1

    West Las Vegas High is enjoying a rare distinction among Meadow City sports programs -- a No. 1 statewide ranking.

    The Lady Dons girls’ basketball team is rated No. 1 in Class 3A according to the New Mexico GameDay poll conducted by Albuquerque TV station KOB. West is No. 2 in the state according to the New Mexico High School Coaches Association rankings.

  • Armijo scores 21 as Cowgirls win

    Jessica Armijo scored 12 of her game-high 21 points in the second half Monday night as New Mexico Highlands tripped up visiting Oklahoma Panhandle State 67-55.

    The Cowgirls’ 5-2 start is their best in four years, according to NMHU’s sports information office. The team hosts intrastate rival Eastern New Mexico on Thursday night at the Wilson Complex, continuing a three-night homestand and  a detour from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference schedule.

  • Mora girls NRG champs

    Sophomore guard Andrea Romero scorched Mesa Vista’s defense for 20 points this past Saturday to lead Mora’s girls’ basketball team past the Trojans in the championship game of the Northern Rio Grande Invitational.

    It’s the second straight NRG girls’ basketball title for the Rangerettes, who won in 2008 under then-head coach Mark Cassidy.

  • Martinez wins division; RHS ends...

    SANTA FE  — Daniel Martinez stayed unbeaten over the weekend, earning the 152-pound championship in Capital’s 21st annual Jaguar Invitational.

    Martinez, a Robertson junior and a three-time state champion, was honored as the tournament’s outstanding middleweight wrestler.

    The Cardinals, who’d entered Saturday’s semifinal round as the No. 3 team in the 18-team draw, wound up dropping to sixth place with 111 team points by the end of the tourney.

  • Sluggish start leads to RHS loss

    For Robertson’s Lady Cardinals, the turning point Wednesday night against visiting Taos came early.

    The Tigers took advantage of a slow start by RHS and darted out to a 14-3 first-quarter lead. The Lady Cards never quite recovered, although they outscored their guests every quarter thereafter. Final score: Taos 50, Robertson 48.

    “We gave up a lot of easy shots in that first quarter,” said RHS coach Aunna Bradley.

    “Then we got into foul trouble. Daniella (Montoya) had to sit halfway through the third.”

  • Cowboys get first RMAC win

    Roman Andrade hit five three-pointers on his way to tallying 33 points Friday night as New Mexico Highlands picked up its first league victory, a 98-82 verdict against visiting Colorado-Colorado Springs.

    Apparently eager to snap a two-game slide, the Cowboys (6-3 overall, 1-2 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) broke out to a 14-point halftime lead. The Mountain Lions (1-6, 1-1) rallied to play evenly with NMHU in the second half but never caught up; the closest second-half margin was seven points.

  • Cards third in Sandia tourney

    Enjoying the advantages of good depth and an improving offense, the Robertson boys’ basketball team punctuated its appearance in the Sandia Prep Invitational by beating Ruidoso 79-56 for third place in the eight-team bracket.

    The three-day tournament wrapped up Saturday in Albuquerque.

    In the third-place game, Robertson guard Larry Romero led four double-digit scorers by pumping in 16 points. Fabian Varela had 15, Justin Bustos added 14, and R.J. McNellis chipped in 10. Mike Martinez scored eight.