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Today's Sports

  • Looking Ahead- Sports

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Robertson vs. Espanola Valley (DH), 3 p.m., MMS field
    • Robertson JV at Hope Christian, 3 p.m., Albuquerque
    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Pojoaque (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field
    Tennis
    • Robertson at Hope Christian, 3 p.m., Albuquerque

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Eagle Ridge (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field

    Friday
    Baseball
    • LCC vs. Frank Phillips (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park

  • Cowgirls sweep in RMAC pod play

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    The Cowgirls took the lead with a three-spot in the bottom of the third in game one and never trailed the rest of the day as the New Mexico Highlands softball team (7-19, 3-14 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) knocked off Fort Lewis 5-3 (16-14, 12-8 RMAC) in game one before claiming a 2-0 win over host CSU-Pueblo (12-13, 9-5 RMAC) Sunday afternoon in the RMAC pod in Pueblo, Colo.

  • West teams defend turf to start...

    Las Vegas Optic

    Jorge Gallardo hit the baseball where he was supposed to on Monday — where the defense wasn’t.

    Gallardo was credited with an inside-the-park home run and a triple as part of the West Las Vegas baseball team’s 20-5 romp against visiting Santa Fe Indian School.

    “Everyone hit the ball,” said West coach Ryan Gabaldon. “Everyone had multiple hits.”

    The game was called in the fifth inning due to the 10-run rule.

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  • Gonzales to lead Dons football

    West Las Vegas’ search for a head football coach reached its conclusion Friday — meeting a generally favorable response from Dons faithful and those who have followed the career of Adrian Gonzales.

    Gonzales emerged as the choice at West after a round of interviews on Monday. Also in the mix were two other New Mexico candidates — including one other local — and two from out of state.

  • Cowboys rally past Mavs

    Down 11-6 midway through the eighth inning Friday against archrival Colorado Mesa, New Mexico Highlands kept plugging away, trying to make something happen.

    Then something did.

    The Cowboys cut the deficit with a three-run eighth, and after holding the Mavericks in check defensively, they put together another three-run inning in the bottom of the ninth.

    The coup de grace was Matthew Chavez’s walk-off two-run double to lift the Cowboys to a dramatic 12-11 comeback win at Brandt Park.

  • Roundup - RHS softball 4th in...

    St. Michael’s edged Robertson 11-9 in a shootout of a third-place game Saturday in the Lady Horsemen’s own tournament in Santa Fe.

    The Lady Cardinals finished the weekend 1-2 and are now 5-2 overall this season under Adrian Jaramillo.

    Robertson had reached the semifinals but lost 9-7 to Raton on Friday.

  • Lobos one and done in Big Dance...

    The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS — Another banner season for New Mexico has been tarnished by an early NCAA exit.

    The Lobos got a big game from Cameron Bairstow but never quite dug out of an early 16-point deficit, losing 58-53 to Stanford in the second round on Friday.

    “Not a lot of fun,” first-year coach Craig Neal said. “We’ve been here before.”

    Chasson Randle scored 23 points and No. 10 seed Stanford made an impression in its first NCAA appearance since 2008,

  • Mountain West: Much to prove

    By John Marshall
    AP Basketball Writer
    SAN DIEGO — Every year, it seems the NCAA selection committee is enamored with the Mountain West, giving teams from the conference high seeds in the NCAA tournament.
    Most of the time, they don’t live up to the billing.
    A year ago, third-seeded New Mexico lost to No. 14 Harvard and San Diego State was a No. 7 seed when it lost to 15th-seeded Florida Gulf Coast.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March...

    Monday
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas vs. Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., WLV field
    • Robertson JV vs. Taos (DH), 3 p.m., MMS field
    Softball
    • Robertson JV at East Mountain, 4 p.m., Albuquerque

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Taos (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field
    Softball
    • Robertson vs. McCurdy, 4 p.m., RHS field

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Robertson vs. Espanola Valley (DH), 3 p.m., MMS field

  • All-district honorees include 15...

    Fifteen Las Vegans were among those honored recently with selection to All-District 2-3A basketball teams.

    West Las Vegas boys’ head coach David Bustos and girls’ head coach Jose Medina were both crowned Coach of the Year in their respective sports after guiding their teams to regular-season championships. The Lady Dons also won the 2-3A tournament; the Dons lost in their final to Taos but made a deep run in the state tournament, losing to eventual state champ Hope Christian in the semifinals.