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Today's Sports

  • Cards nearly upset No. 2 Sandia...

    Mismatch? Maybe not.

    With exactly one minute left in Tuesday night’s game between No. 2 Sandia Prep and a rebuilding Robertson, the score was 42-42.

    Within that final minute, the visiting Sundevils found enough push to escape Mike Marr Gym with a win.

    Sandia Prep’s 6-4 forward Kody Salcido backed a defender up and caught the ball in the low post, spinning and scoring to take a two-point lead.

  • No. 2 Lady Dons take care of...

    West Las Vegas Lady Dons basketball coach Jose Medina is, as the Wide World of Sports theme once said, “covering the globe,” or in this case, covering the state and giving his team a sneak peek of some top Class 3A teams.

    On Saturday West ventured northwest to play one of the top teams in District 1-3A, Thoreau. The Lady Dons had three girls score in double figures in a 58-49 win and improve to 8-1.

    West led 13-4 at the end of the first period and got six second-period points from Geneva Rivera to increase its lead to 31-21 at the half.

  • Highlands' McPeek '...

    Luke McPeek, New Mexico Highlands' 197-pounder, came home with the Outstanding Wrestler award for upper weight divisions among non-Division I grapplers in this past weekend's Lone Star Duals in Grand Prairie, Texas.

    Nineteen schools participated in the event. Highlands, coached by Doug Moses, competed head to head against Oklahoma City College (a 32-12 loss), Central Oklahoma (a 42-6 loss) and Wisconsin-Stevens Point (a 39-9 loss).

  • Lady Cards' smart finish...

    Kim Mares converted two free throws with 13 seconds remaining and the Lady Cardinal defense stuffed the Socorro Lady Warriors to preserve a 45-42 Robertson victory in girls' basketball action Saturday afternoon at Mike Marr Gym.

    Robertson trailed 42-38 after Roxanne Silva's free throws with 2:27 left.

    Baskets by Brooke Knezevich and Kassandra Tapia and tough defense led to a tie score. After a rare miss by Silva at the free-throw line, Knezevich hit drew a foul and made one of two charity tosses with 36 seconds left to give RHS a 43-42 edge.

  • NMHU teams sweep host OPSU

    Thank you, Oklahoma Panhandle State.

    The Aggie women have represented both of the victories this season for New Mexico Highlands, which won a 68-64 overtime thriller on Friday in Goodwell, Okla., to improve to 2-10 overall.

    Oliana Seanoa scored a game-high 20 points and teammate Amanda Beauchamp recorded a double-double with 13 points (10 of which came in overtime) and 10 rebounds to pace the Cowgirls.

  • Stu Clark Tourney, day two update

    The medal round is set at the 55th Stu Clark Tournament.

    On Tuesday, Artesia ran over Shiprock 73-47 in one semifinal and Rio Grande outdueled West Las Vegas 76-65 in the other, setting up a Bulldogs vs. Ravens matchup in Wednesday night's championship game.

    Also Tuesday at New Mexico Highlands' Wilson Complex, St. Pius X beat Robertson 55-39, and Bernalillo came back from a nine-point halftime deficit to overtake Portales 56-45.

  • Stu Clark Tournament update,...

    John Martinez stepped up at the right time Monday night, and as a result his West Las Vegas Dons are moving on in the 55th Stu Clark Tournament.

    With West trailing Portales 17-8 in the opening-round game, Martinez drifted out to the left wing and nailed a three-point basket. He went on to score the next two buckets as well, sparking an 11-0 run to quickly get the Dons back in it.

  • Pecos boys fifth in Tri-City;...

    The Pecos Panthers captured fifth place in the Tri-City Tournament, with a 65-61 come-from-behind win over Cimarron on Monday.

    The Panthers trailed by as much as 13 midway through the third period before rallying for their sixth win of the season.

    The Panthers took a 15-8 lead after the first period before the Rams outscored Pecos 23-13 in the second period and took a 31-28 lead. Cimarron started the third period on a 15-5 run and a 46-33 lead.

  • Andrade honored by RMAC

    New Mexico Highlands’ Roman Andrade earned the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference West Division Player of the Week honors Dec. 22.

    Andrade is a 6-2 junior point guard from Albuquerque.

    He leads the Cowboys in scoring (20.4 points per game) and has been a key player in the team’s turnaround from a one-win 2007-08 campaign.

    The Cowboys, now 7-2 overall and 2-1 in the RMAC, play a non-league game Tuesday at West Texas A&M.

  • Dons endure a scare in Cuba

    abian Varela scored 23 points and Derek Gold had 18 to propel West Las Vegas past a spirited Cuba team 77-75 on Saturday evening.

    The Dons came up with a critical defensive stop and Gold swished two free throws with nine seconds left to put the game just out of the host Rams’ reach.

    Cuba’s Jamito Chiquito had narrowed West’s lead to 74-72 by hitting a free throw with 40 seconds remaining, and the Rams had forced several turnovers in coming back from a double-digit deficit.