Today's Sports

  • Lady Dons reach district final

    Nobody has come closer to ruining Pojoaque Valley’s perfect girls’ basketball season than the West Las Vegas Lady Dons.

    On Saturday night, the Lady Dons get another shot at being the first to beat the mighty Elkettes.

    West reached Saturday’s District 2-3A championship game by upsetting St. Michael’s 38-35 on Thursday night in Santa Fe.

  • WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Cowboys have...

    With an 84-77 win over Western State on Saturday night, the NMHU men's basketball team clinched the RMAC West regular-season title, a first-round home playoff game (Tuesday vs. Colorado Christian), and a piece of history as the all-time turnaround story.

    At 20-7 the Cowboys' record is a 19-game improvement from last season, eclipsing the previous 18-win jump shared by two teams, including NMHU. The record includes all levels of NCAA men's basketball.

  • Lady Dons outgun Robertson, face...

    For the most part, at least, Wednesday’s District 2-3A girls’ basketball showdown between third-seeded West Las Vegas and fourth-seeded Robertson was evenly matched.

    But one key stretch in the second quarter shifted momentum from the Lady Cardinals to the Lady Dons, and the home team was able to protect its lead after that en route to a 64-58 triumph.

    As a result, West is playing in tonight’s semifinal at second-seeded St. Michael’s, and RHS is left to watch and wait.

  • Cowboys eye record in weekend...

    The Highlands Cowboys are poised to become the poster boys for single-season improvement in all of college basketball.

    A win in either of two home games this weekend will give NMHU sole possession of the all-time record for turning a program around in NCAA men’s hoops. Highlands already is tied for a share of that distinction, having earned 19 wins under first-year coach Joe Harge compared to one in 2007-08.

  • RHS, WLV girls to meet Wednesday...

    Meadow City hoops fans, get ready for another East-West matchup with major postseason implications.

    Tonight at 7, West Las Vegas’ girls host Robertson in the second round of the District 2-3A tournament. The winner advances to play at second-seeded St. Michael’s on Thursday evening in Santa Fe. Then Thursday’s winner journeys to Jacona on Saturday to meet undefeated defending state champion Pojoaque Valley.

  • Rivera scores 32, Dons beat Cards

    Adrian Rivera posted another monster night, scoring 32 points to lead West Las Vegas past Robertson 76-50 in the first round of the District 2-3A boys’ basketball tournament Monday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The fourth-seeded Dons will visit third-seeded Santa Fe Indian School tonight for the right to move on to Wednesday’s semifinal at Pojoaque Valley. The Braves dropped Raton 86-59 in Monday’s other tournament opener.

  • RHS wrestling to hold clinic,...

    Young wrestlers — kindergarten through sixth grade ages — have opportunity to learn from the reigning state champs.

    The Robertson High School wrestling team, winners of four consecutive Class 3A championships, is holding the 22nd annual Cardinal Wrestling Classic for elementary schoolers in early March.

    The instructional clinic begins with registration (5:15 to 5:30 p.m.) and first practice Monday, March 2, at the McFarland Hall wrestling room.

  • WEEKEND ROUNDUP 2: Details make...

    Every point was crucial, says head coach Richard Martinez, in Robertson's 12th district wrestling championship victory.

  • Lady Dons get even at RHS

    Last time these teams met — 11 days hence, to be exact — Robertson played every bit the spoiler, hanging around all game and then grabbing a big road win in the closing seconds.

    This time around, West Las Vegas’ girls did enough to prevent a repeat of that Feb. 5 result. And the Lady Cardinals’ poor shooting certainly played a role as well.

  • Cowboy sluggers take two of...

    The New Mexico Highlands University Cowboys went 2-1 in their weekend baseball series at the University of the Southwest in Hobbs.

    Highlands won the first game 16-2, lost the second game 13-11 and closed out the series with a win of 12-1. The Cowboys are now 6-5 on the season and have yet to start Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play.


    For more on the series, please see Tuesday's print version of the Optic.