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Today's Sports

  • Looking Ahead-Sports Jan. 13,...

    WEDNESDAY
    Basketball
    •West Las Vegas Middle School boys at Los Alamos, 3:30 p.m.

    THURSDAY
    Basketball
    •Robertson boys at St. Michael’s tournament, TBA, Santa Fe
    •West Las Vegas boys and girls at Hope Christian tournaments, TBA, Albuquerque
    •Robertson girls (A,B,C) vs. Los Alamos, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    •Memorial Middle School boys vs. Pecos, 4 p.m., MMS gym

    FRIDAY
    Basketball
    •NMHU women and men vs. Chadron State, 5 and 7 p.m., Wilson Complex

  • Cardinal wrestlers ride high in...

    Three Robertson grapplers earned Outstanding Wrestler honors after going undefeated and helping lead the Cardinals to four team wins in this past weekend’s Pinto Duals in Moriarty.

    Bradlee Jordan (126 lbs.) pinned all five of his opponents in Saturday’s event. Joseph Paul Griego (145) also went 5-0, pinning two foes and taking a win via forfeit. And Amos Rivera (160) pinned two opponents and won three by forfeit to also finish 5-0.

  • Outlaws in Florida
  • Mora, Pecos rock in NRG boys’...

    Arturo Archuleta led Pecos with 15 points, and the Panthers cruised to victory over Questa this past Thursday to open the Northern Rio Grande Tournament at Ben Lujan Gym in Jacona.

    Coupled with Mora’s win over McCurdy, it meant another winning weekend for both longtime rivals.

    Pecos (9-4 going into the weekend) torched the Wildcats for 35 points in the third quarter to put the game out of reach after taking a modest 34-29 halftime lead.

    The Panthers advanced to play Mesa Vista, which upset Dulce 58-56.

  • Fond memories of Clemson days...

    When Clemson kicks off the national championship game with Alabama on Monday night, the Tigers will have a loud cheering section at Ed Abreu’s house.

    Abreu, a native of Las Vegas and lifelong resident of northern New Mexico, played tight end for Clemson in his college days. He played as part of the team that won the Atlantic Coast Conference title and went on to beat Ohio State in the 1978 Gator Bowl.

  • This week’s NFL games - Jan. 10

    SATURDAY
    • Kansas City at Houston, 2:20 p.m.
    • Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 6:15 p.m.

    SUNDAY
    • Seattle at Minnesota, 11 a.m.
    • Green Bay at Washington, 2:40 p.m.

    All times Mountain.

    DAVE’S GAME
    OF THE WEEK

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Jan. 10...

    SUNDAY
    Wrestling
    • NMHU vs. Wayland Baptist, 4 p.m., Cleveland High, Rio Rancho

    MONDAY
    Basketball
    • Mora Middle School boys vs. Memorial, 4 p.m., Mora
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • West Las Vegas freshman boys at Santa Rosa, 5 p.m., Santa Rosa

  • Lady Cards nip St. Mike’s

    Samantha Montaño picked the right time for a breakout type of game.

    The Robertson junior sank two 3-point baskets — including the game-winner — and finished with a team-high 15 points to emerge as the standout in a gritty 31-30 triumph over St. Michael’s on Tuesday night at Mike Marr Gym.

    Coach Leroy Barela’s Lady Cardinals have won three in a row to improve to 4-7. Topping St. Mike’s is always welcome for RHS, but with the Lady Horsemen having won seven of 12 coming in, it was an important non-district victory.

  • Dons rally to defeat Horsemen

    It wasn’t just another night at the office for the West Las Vegas boys’ basketball team on Tuesday.
    Against St. Michael’s, it never is.

    The schools’ long-standing hoops rivalry aside, Tuesday saw the Dons face unusual circumstances — falling behind early and being forced to overcome an off-night shooting performance.

    But West finished better than it started and took a 63-56 victory, rising to 11-1 overall.

    D.J. Bustos, held to one field goal and five points by halftime, finished with a game-high 20.

  • Double feature

    The defending Class 1A-4A state champion Robertson wrestling team and the only college wrestling program in New Mexico shared the stage Wednesday, with both squads making a long-awaited home debut.

    New Mexico Highlands and head coach Doug Moses hosted the grappling double feature at the Wilson Complex, drawing a couple hundred fans. 

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    Robertson, wrestling in a rare dual meet, dominated Trinidad (Colo.) 76-6 in the Cardinals’ first mat action since they competed in a Tucumcari tournament on Dec. 19.