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Today's Sports

  • Family tradition

    When Arjay and Tessa Ortiz and their parents, Benny and April, get together with family, there’s typically some type of competition involved.

    “Any time we get together, we always play something,” said Benny. “Basketball, Ultimate frisbee. We have family in Portales and Artesia and even with April’s realtives in Wyoming, anywhere we go, we always take (sports) shoes and a frisbee.”

  • Gallegos’ late shot bounces...

    Isaiha Gallegos has hit some big shots, but none of them bigger than the one he swished on Thursday night.

    Gallegos’ three-point basket from the right wing in the final second of the game lifted West Las Vegas to a 54-51 triumph over St. Michael’s before a mostly full Gillie Lopez Gym. The Dons’ win got them into the District 2-4A boys’ tournament final Saturday night at Robertson.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 26...

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    • LCC at Otero (DH), 1 p.m., La Junta, Colo.
    Basketball
    • NMAA state tournament selection and seeding show, 6 p.m.

    MONDAY
    No local varsity sports scheduled

    TUESDAY
    Baseball
    • Luna Community College at Trinidad State Junior College, TBA, Trinidad, Colo.
    • NMHU vs. University of the Southwest (DH), noon, Brandt Park
    Softball
    • NMHU vs. Eastern New Mexico (DH), noon, Cowgirl Field

    WEDNESDAY

  • Highlands’ Gonzales RMAC Player...

    NMHU Sports Information and Optic reports

    New Mexico Highlands softball player Victoria Gonzales was named this week’s (Feb. 21) Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Week and Subway Athlete of the Week.

    The New Mexico Highlands University Cowgirls won three of four games in their home-opening series this past weekend against Oklahoma Panhandle State University.

  • East-West in tournament final

    Would the third time be a charm for St. Michael’s against West Las Vegas in their girls’ basketball series this season?
    Not hardly.

    Jenna Bustos found her shooting touch from outside and buried four three-pointers in leading the Lady Dons past St. Mike’s 50-38 in the District 2-4A tournament semifinal on Wednesday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    West (19-8) will play at regular-season district champion Robertson (20-5) at 7 p.m. Friday at Mike Marr Gym.

  • Officiating on the state level
  • Rams drop Lobos to fifth

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Gian Clavell scored 24 points and had an answer when Colorado State needed it as the Rams beat New Mexico 68-56 on Tuesday night.

    The Lobos slipped to fifth in the Mountain West chase.

    The Rams (19-9, 11-4 Mountain West) never trailed in the game. Emmanuel Omogbo added a double-double with 17 points and 14 rebounds, and Clavell had four 3-pointers, three steals and two blocks.

  • In Brief - Sports - Feb. 24, 2017

    The Associated Press
    Lakers begin overhaul
    With the Los Angeles Lakers mired in the worst years in franchise history, owner Jeanie Buss has turned to Magic Johnson to lead them back to championship contention.

    And she removed her own brother from his job to do it.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 24...

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • LCC vs. Otero (DH), 1 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU at Texas-Permian Basin (DH), noon, Odessa, Texas
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men at Colorado Mesa, 5:30 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.
    • District 2-4A tournament final: Robertson girls vs. West Las Vegas, 7 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • District 2-4A junior varsity championship: West Las Vegas girls vs. Pojoaque Valley, 5 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • District 5-2A tournament final: Mora boys vs. Escalante, 6 p.m., Montoya Gym

  • Four RHS wrestlers wrangle state...

    RIO RANCHO — A hard-fought third-place trophy was the prize after Robertson placed five wrestlers in the Class 1A-4A state wrestling finals, winning four individual championships, over the weekend at the Santa Ana Star Center.