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Today's Sports

  • Routs mark Thursday hoops slate

    Three District 2-3A boys’ basketball games.

    Three lopsided final scores.

    Thursday night’s most compelling game in the snoozefest took place at Mike Marr Gym, where 2-3A leader St. Michael’s — the No. 2 ranked team in the state at 16-7 overall and 7-0 in district — methodically blew open a close game with a big fourth quarter to defeat Robertson 43-30.

  • Win slips away from RHS girls

    Jamie Velasquez stole the ball from Daniella Montoya, darted up the floor and nailed a layup with 12 seconds left. Then 6-3 Sarah Hattis blocked Kassandra Tapia’s shot at the buzzer.

    And that’s how visiting St. Michael’s snatched victory away from Robertson on Wednesday night at Mike Marr Gym.

    The loss severely damages the Lady Cardinals’ hopes of catching one of the top three spots in District 2-3A. Robertson has lost two in a row to slip to 11-12 and 3-4 in district.

  • Cowboys' turnaround hits 15...

    The New Mexico Highlands University men’s basketball team has set a lot of records this season and the Cowboys notched one more honor to their belts as they have broken the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference All-Time Best Turnaround record .

    That mark was previously held by the 1986-87 Western State College basketball team. The 1986-87 Mountaineers improved upon their 1985-86 record of 5-21 to 19-13 the very next season (14 games).

  • WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Luna softball...

    There’s a first time for everything.

    Luna Community College’s newborn softball team enjoyed a day of firsts on Friday: first pitch, first hit, first run, first loss, and yes, a first win.

    The Rough Riders lost their inaugural game 11-3, watching a 3-2 contest go haywire in the seventh inning against visiting Frank Phillips College. Then LCC recovered for a 15-4 victory to go 1-1 on its opening weekend under head coach Dawnette Garcia.

  • Panthers 3-0 after spanking Prep

    Pecos improved to 3-0 in district play with a 70-57 win over Santa Fe Prep Wednesday night in the City Different.

    Senior guard Tim Baca got the Panthers off and running with eight of his game-high 23 points in the opening period as Pecos led 14-11 after one. The Panthers built a 30-25 advantage at intermission and Joseph Gonzales scored six of his 17 points in the third period as Pecos led 47-35 at the end of three quarters.

  • Lady Cards leapfrog WLV in...

    With a performance that revived its own ambitions, the Robertson girls’ basketball team surprised host West Las Vegas 58-53 on Thursday night in front of a rowdy crowd at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Both sides played inspired ball in a contest that was tied 13-13 after one quarter, 23-23 at halftime and 43-43 through three full quarters.

    Really, in a game as competitive as Thursday’s, the significance of every play was magnified.

  • Rivera controls lane as Dons...

    By Dave Kavanaugh

    Las Vegas Optic

    While Robertson’s strength this season has usually been its defense, the Cardinals had no answer Wednesday night for Adrian Rivera.

    Rivera owned the paint at Mike Marr Gym, scoring most of his game-high 27 points by driving to the basket. The West Las Vegas senior post led the Dons to a 64-52 win in the first all-Meadow City clash of the basketball season.

  • Rough Riders walk off winners in...

    Isaiah Dominguez rocked a walk-off home run in the bottom of the eighth inning Thursday, boosting the Luna Community College Rough Riders to a 10-7 victory over Frank Phillips College in their home debut.

    Luna had to rally from a 7-4 deficit going into the bottom of the seventh, the last at-bats for the Rough Riders. But they manufactured three runs to force extra innings, and after shutting down FPC in the top of the eighth, the Riders went to work.

  • Grizzly grapplers nip Highlands

    New Mexico Highlands’ wrestling team won four of 10 matches Thursday night and fell one maneuver short of another against a solid Adams State squad.

    The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference dual meet was only the second home event of the season for NMHU and one of only four overall to be held at the Wilson Complex.

    Coach Doug Moses’ Cowboys  (3-9-1, 1-4-1 RMAC) host Chadron State (6-3, 3-0) on Friday night at 7. After that, the last chance to see the NMHU grapplers in Las Vegas will be Feb. 14, when Colorado State-Pueblo comes to town.

  • Cowboys take lead in RMAC West

    Guess who’s No. 1 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference West men’s basketball race?

    Under coach Joe Harge, the Cowboys are 15-5 overall and 9-3 in the RMAC, rivaling the better starts the team made two decades ago under then-coach Henry Sanchez.

    The latest triumph came Tuesday night, a 90-67 rout of Colorado State-Pueblo (9-11, 6-6).

    A 23-3 Cowboy run midway through the first half turned a one-point deficit into a 39-20 lead. Highlands held on to that lead, which reached a 20-point margin — 53-33 — by halftime.