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Today's Sports

  • 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

  • Cardinals champs of their own...

    No, the Robertson Cardinals still don’t enjoy 100 percent health, and recent forfeits in up to four or five weight classes have limited their point-scoring potential.

    But the wrestlers these Redbirds do have available showed some of what they are capable of Friday and Saturday at Mike Marr Gym. With eight varsity men making the medal round — first through fourth place matches — Robertson clinched the team championship of its own Cardinal Classic.

  • 'Pokes rock the Hawks

    Battling to get back in the chase for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference West Division title, the New Mexico Highlands Cowboys came through with a 95-93 victory Saturday night over Fort Lewis College.

    The host Skyhawks (15-4 overall, 9-2 RMAC) entered the game as the sixth-ranked team in the region. Before Saturday, their only conference loss had come Dec. 4 at nationally ranked Metro State.

    Highlands snapped FLC’s seven-game winning streak while pumping its own record up to 12-7 overall and 6-5 in the RMAC.

  • Bustos' Grizzlies beat...

    In a head-to-head meeting of former Las Vegas high school basketball stars now plying their trade on the college hardwood, this one was a statistical toss-up.

    Jessica Armijo, Robertson High alumnus now with New Mexico Highlands, was 5 for 12 from the floor for 13 points to go with four rebounds, two assists, three steals and three turnovers in 32 minutes.

    Vera Jo Bustos, West Las Vegas alumnus now with Adams State College, was 4 of 11 for 13 points to go with eight rebounds, five assists, two blocks, one steal and nine turnovers in 35 minutes.

  • No bull: 'El Toro'...

    Friday night, Arturo "El Toro" Crespin got even.

    The Las Vegas junior middleweight avenged his only professional defeat with a four-round decision against Albuquerque’s Carlos "El Gallo" Sanchez. The bout was part of the undercard for Friday’s ShoBox event at Tingley Coliseum. Onetime Las Vegan Gary Shaw promoted the card.

    Sanchez had beaten Crespin in the WLV graduate’s third pro fight in June 2009. In a recent interview with the Optic, the 19-year-old Crespin said he was looking for “redemption” in the rematch.

  • West girls zip past St. Mike...

    West Las Vegas’ girls’ basketball team had the most memorable game — and the lone victory — in a challenging weekend for the Meadow City’s four varsity high school basketball squads.

    The Lady Dons, ranked No. 1 in Class 3A, squeaked out a 38-34 win over St. Michael’s at Perez-Shelley Gymnasium in Santa Fe on Saturday night, keeping their hold on first place in District 2-3A.