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Today's Sports

  • Six Cowgirls win events in...

    New Mexico Highlands athletes won six events in the 39th annual Ray Vaughn Track Classic this past Saturday in Oklahoma City on the campus of Oklahoma Christian University.

    Cowgirl standout Angella Graham again led the way, capturing first place in the 100-meter hurdles and the long jump. Nancy Anel won the steeplechase; Patricia Lewis the 400-meter hurdles; Shayla Flores the javelin; and Rashan Guillory the triple jump.

  • Martinez ranked in national...

    It’s no picnic being a coach’s son. Ask Daniel Martinez.

    “I tell him he needs to work twice as hard as everybody because I am the coach,” said Richard Martinez, who now heads the Robertson football team as well as the school’s championship wrestling program.

    “He tells me, ‘You gotta work your butt off,’” Daniel himself agreed.

  • Dream season for Diaz

    As head coach of the Robertson wrestling team, Richard Martinez has congratulated more than his share of Cardinal grapplers for winning a state title.

    But being able to embrace Wally Diaz after the RHS senior won at 145 lbs. meant added emotion.

    “It was special,” Martinez said. “Wally’s like a son to me ... He’s a great kid; he deserves it.  ... I’m gonna miss Wally. He’s a stud. He’s tough.”

  • Cheer, drill teams back from...

    West Las Vegas’ co-ed cheer team placed third among Class 3A teams with 619 points at this past weekend’s NMAA State Spirit Competition in Rio Rancho.

    The WLV squad accumulated 336 points on the first day, tied for second, and then tallied 283 on day two. Hope Christian and Bloomfield finished first and second with 696 and 652 points, respectively.

    Robertson’s co-ed cheer squad was fifth with 554 points, just behind Raton (576).

  • Full speed ahead for Card netters

    With the past weekend’s Cardinal Invitational largely about jockeying for position in terms of state seeding, the Robertson boys’ team achieved its mission.

    The Cardinals defeated Sandia Prep 5-4 in the boys’ finals Saturday afternoon after earning wins over two other state contenders, Lovington and St. Michael’s.

    RHS coach Juan Carlos Fulgenzi said he was pleased overall with the outcome and its likely impact on his team’s path through the postseason later this spring.

  • Cardinals, Dons battle to a split

    Saturday’s East-West baseball doubleheader gave fans of both teams something to smile about.

    Robertson overcame a 3-0 deficit to win the opening game 16-6.

    Then in game two, West Las Vegas scored the first six runs, this time holding on to the lead for a 16-2 triumph.

  • Right on track

    Robertson’s girls’ track team made itself right at home in the West Las Vegas Invitational.

    And no, that’s not simply because the meet was held at Cardinal Stadium on Saturday.

    The RHS girls, coached by Benny Ortiz, placed second behind mighty Rio Rancho, piling up 62 points, ahead of Hope Christian (53), Pojoaque (42), Santa Rosa (34) and WLV (25), along with a dozen other schools. The Rams had 117.

  • Lady Cards rally to beat...

    Lovington's Kenzie Black had a hot hand from three-point land Tuesday morning.

    Fortunately for Robertson fans, so did Karlee Bradley, Kim Mares and Daniella Montoya.

    Each of those RHS players hit key outside baskets to keep their team in the game early on. And late in the teams' state quarterfinal matchup, the troika of Montoya, Brooke Knezevich and Kassandra Tapia led the Lady Cards back from an eight-point deficit to a 65-55 upset of the third-seeded Lady Wildcats.

  • Portales girls eliminate...

    Portales is headed to the Class 3A girls' state basketball championship game after eliminating its second opponent from Las Vegas in as many days.

    The Lady Rams got past Robertson 56-48 in a Thursday morning semifinal at The Pit in Albuquerque. They'll play the winner of a Pojoaque-St. Michael's semifinal in the championship game, set to tip off at 6 p.m. Friday.

  • Cardinals dominate Carlsbad...

    Robertson’s boys’ tennis team surprised coach Juan Carlos Fulgenzi with a first-place finish this past weekend in the Cave City Invite in Carlsbad.

    The Cardinal boys swept the top three singles flights as Kevin Keiner, Placido Gomez and Emilio Gomez overcame foes David Grege from Belen, Tyler Webb of Hobbs and Kevin Lambeth of El Paso Burgess, respectively. In doubles, they went two for three; the Gomez brothers and the combo of Keiner and Amadeo Lopez beat teams from Burgess and El Paso Austin.