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Today's Sports

  • Three from LV earn USA Today...

    This week, Robertson’s Arjay Ortiz and Darian Duran and West Las Vegas’ Cassius Trujillo each raked in one of the more high-profile honors of the prep football season.

    All three were named to the USA Today High School Sports division all-state team for New Mexico. While the New Mexico High School Coaches Association recognizes all-state teams for each school classification, the USA Today honor is for all of the state, regardless of class.

    According to USA Today, the honor is based on on-field performance for this past season.

  • Hall pass for Maestas

    Longtime Highlands professor, coach, sports official and racquetball aficionado Ron Maestas was recently honored with selection to the 2017 class of the New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame.

    Maestas led the NMHU cross country team to an NAIA national runner-up finish, and he coached several runners to All-American status in the 1980s.

    As an official, Maestas has overseen contests in baseball, softball, wrestling and cross country. In 2014, he was inducted into the New Mexico Wrestling Hall of Fame for his work in support of the sport.

  • Nine locals named all-state on...

    Las Vegas was well-represented in the state football playoffs, and the same goes for postseason honors.

    Nine student-athletes from the Meadow City have been named to all-state teams by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. The NMHSCA announced all-state honorees late this past week.

  • Holiday Stu: Spartans look like...

    “Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m 64”
    — The Beatles

    The 64th annual Stu Clark Tournament tips off at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Wilson Complex, bringing a hearty helping of holiday hoops to the Meadow City.

    A full-tournament pass can be had for $15; alternately, individual session tickets will be sold for $5 ($3 children younger than 6) at the door.

    The tourney runs through Saturday evening.

  • Tri-Cities on tap in Santa Rosa

    Two of the top three boys’ basketball teams in Class 3A could be on a collision course in this weekend’s annual Tri-Cities Tournament in Santa Rosa.

    Pecos (6-2), No. 2 in the classification, plays Mesa Vista at 4 p.m. Thursday on day one of the tourney.

  • Aggies reach Diamond Head final...

    By The Associated Press

    HONOLULU — Bennie Boatwright drained a long 3-pointer with 4.1 seconds left and Southern California held off New Mexico State 77-72 in the title game of the Diamond Head Classic Monday.

    The Trojans (9-4) won the tournament for the second time in program history with their third consecutive win. They also won the inaugural tournament in 2009.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Dec. 27-30

    WEDNESDAY (Dec. 27)
    Basketball
    • Las Vegas YABL games, 5:30 p.m., Abe Montoya Recreation Center

    THURSDAY
    Basketball
    • Stu Clark Tournament: Bernalillo vs. St. Pius X, 1 p.m.; Del Norte vs. Sandia Prep, 2:30 p.m.; West Las Vegas vs. Moriarty, 6 p.m.; Robertson vs. Taos, 7:30 p.m., TBA, Wilson Complex
    • Tri-Cities Tournament (featuring Mora, Pecos boys), Santa Rosa
    • Robertson girls at Texico Invite, TBA, Texico

  • Cards cage Lions

    Robertson seniors Arjay Ortiz and Ishmael Martinez combined for 35 points and Emiliano Berged was a force on the boards as the Cardinals caged the Santa Rosa Lions 54-42 on Thursday night at Mike Marr Gym.

    The win was big for a Cardinal squad seeking positive momentum going into this coming week’s Stu Clark Tournament, and it came against last year’s Class 3A state runner-up.

  • Six locals on North football...

    Six Meadow City football players have been selected to help represent the North in the annual Class 3A-4A North-South football game this June in Albuquerque.

    Darian Duran, Arjay Ortiz and Brooks Pavlic of Robertson, along with Gabriel Duran, Steven Sandoval and Cassius Trujillo of West Las Vegas, were among those named to the North roster this week by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.

  • All-state volleyball splash

    One more set of accolades arrived like a Christmas present for the Robertson volleyball program, which made it to the Class 4A state championship match a second year in a row this past November.

    Four Lady Cardinals — Alianza Darley, Brandelyn Fulgenzi, Lauren Fulgenzi and Ashlea Lujan — were named all-state players by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association this week.