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Today's Sports

  • Cards, Indians meet

    Robertson football coach Richard Martinez says he’s encouraged by what he’s seeing from his team at this point in the season but still wants it to improve week by week.

    The Cardinals open the Class 3A state playoffs as the No. 6 seed, hosting 11th seeded Cobre on Saturday; kickoff is 1:30 p.m. at Cardinal Stadium.

  • Elkettes stop Lady Cards; Jal...

    The postseason is over for Robertson and Mora volleyball teams, who lost Friday in the state volleyball tournaments at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

  • Local grapplers compete in trials

    Bring on the world.

    That’s essentially what Las Vegans Marcos Martinez and Jesse Valdez said in their first real foray into higher level martial arts competition. Each of the two went 2-2 in the recent World Team Trials for Grappling in Phoenix.

    Martinez and Valdez have been training in jiu jitsu, adding to their growing martial arts repertoire based on years of collegiate wrestling.

  • RHS, Mora spikers eye state...

    For all but four area programs, the fall sports season has come to a close.

    For Robertson’s football and volleyball teams, the Mora volleyball team and one New Mexico Highlands cross country runner, potential glory still awaits.

    Raynee Gerhart’s Lady Cardinals and Leslie Vigil’s Rangerettes begin their state volleyball tournament quests on Thursday in Rio Rancho.

  • Cowgirls upset Division I NAU

    Things are looking up for the New Mexico Highlands women’s basketball team, which is coming off a major preseason upset of NCAA Division I Northern Arizona.

    The Cowgirls surprised the Lumberjills with a 66-62 victory on Friday, Nov. 6, in Flagstaff, Ariz.

    Sheena Cole, new to the lineup, led the Cowgirls with 17 points and four rebounds. Robertson High alumnus Jessica Armijo scored 13 points, including three 3-pointers, and snagged four rebounds and two steals. And Briana Gholston chipped in 9 points, nine boards and six steals.

  • Bowl Birds

    With a 43-0 beatdown of crosstown rival West Las Vegas on Saturday at Cardinal Stadium, Robertson’s football team (7-3) cleared its last hurdle before the state playoffs.

    The Dons defense held its own against the Cardinals early on, but the punishing ground game began to wear out the Westsiders. After a scoreless first quarter, RHS got its first points on a 6-yard Dalan Abreu run at the 9:58 mark of the second. That scoring opportunity was set up by a blocked punt and a Robertson recovery at the WLV 7.

  • Weekend Roundup: Pecos'...

    Pecos’ Antonio Varela won an individual state title in the state high school cross country championship meet Saturday in Rio Rancho. And roughly a thousand miles to the northeast, in Wayne, Neb., Highlands’ Nicaise Kazingo punched his ticket to the NCAA Division II nationals.

    NMAA state high school

    cross country championships

    Class 3A girls individual highlights

    1. Kate Norskog, St. Michael’s, 18:05.9

    2. Olivia Mermejo, Santa Fe Indian, 18:57.4

    3. Allycia Gashytewa, Zuni, 18:58.9

  • RHS spikers 2nd in district

    Next stop, Santa Ana Star Center.

    Robertson finished as District 2-3A runner-up in volleyball after falling in straight sets Saturday night at top-ranked Pojoaque, 25-15, 25-20, 25-11. The district tournament final also was a matchup between the top two squads in Class 3A; the Elkettes have won all four meetings this season.

    The Lady Cardinals reached the final by taking down St. Michael’s in four on Friday night, 25-22, 25-15, 21-25, 25-21.

    RHS, a state runner-up for two years’ running, begins the state tourney Thursday in Rio Rancho.

  • Raton ends run by West spikers

    Host Raton took a narrow win in a riveting game four on Wednesday night, beating West Las Vegas 3-1 in the District 2-3A volleyball tournament.

    The Tigers won 25-16, 25-19, 22-25, 28-26 to eliminate coach Brian Gurule’s club.

    A night earlier, the sixth-seeded Lady Dons had upended host Santa Fe Indian, 24-26 25-23, 26-24, 25-20.

    Robertson hosts a 7 p.m. Friday semifinal against the winner of Thursday’s Raton-St. Mike’s match. Friday’s winner moves on to play at No. 1 Pojoaque on Saturday.

  • Six run Saturday

    Cross country practice still started at the same time and same place this week at Robertson and West Las Vegas. Head coaches Fabian Trujillo and Leroy “Caro” Armijo were still on hand to issue instructions.

    But there were only three runners at each campus — junior Kaitlin Hutchinson, eighth-grader Karlene Montaño and freshman Brian Maestas at RHS and junior Amanda Ortzow and sophomores Jordan Lopez and Adrian Gallegos at WLV.