Today's Sports

  • Cards' Andrew Trujillo...

    SANTA FE — Saturday didn’t start particularly well for Robertson junior 170-pounder Nicholas Apodaca.

    Matched up against top seed Isaiah Martinez of Santa Fe High’s resurgent wrestling program, he found himself getting pinned at the 1:02 mark and dispatched to the consolation bracket in the Jaguar Invitational.

  • Salty in Salt Lake: HU teams...

    Highlands University men’s basketball team (6-4, 1-3 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) scored 11 points in the final minute of the game, but fell just short in a 75-73 loss to the Griffins of Westminster College (7-1, 3-1 RMAC) Saturday night in Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • Lady Cards third in Capital City...

    SANTA FE -- Robertson (4-1) never trailed, dominating Class 6A Santa Fe High on the Lady Demons' home floor in taking a 43-27 win in the third-place game of the Capital City Invitational on Saturday at Toby Roybal Gym.

    Lady Cards Alianza Darley and Maria Barela were named to the all-tournament team. RHS played tough defense especially in the early going, taking a 14-1 lead after one period. Santa Fe didn't make a field goal until the 4:34 mark of the second quarter.

  • Dons beat Cards for 7th in...

    West Las Vegas salvaged seventh place in the Sundevil Invitational, beating Robertson 63-54 Saturday morning in Albuquerque.

    The Dons (4-3) controlled much of the game, leading 12-6 after one quarter and 28-21 at halftime. It was 45-32 at the end of the third before the Cardinals (0-4) made headway late in the contest.

    It was the first East-West boys' basketball game since the teams met in the Class 4A state quarterfinals in March.

  • Early East-West basketball game...

    Robertson and West Las Vegas boys' basketball teams weren't supposed to play each other until mid-January, but they will meet for the first time on Saturday morning in Albuquerque.

    The Cardinals (0-3) and Dons (3-3) will play for seventh place in the Sundevil Invitational hosted by Sandia Prep; tip-off is set for 10 a.m. Robertson lost to Silver 69-37, and West lost to Valencia 67-56 in consolation bracket play Friday to set up their impromptu matchup this weekend.

  • Stu Clark scheduled Dec. 28-30

    The Stu Clark Tournament still has plenty of love for the Duke City.

    Counting Bernalillo, half of the field of teams in this year’s version of the annual holiday boys’ basketball shindig are from the Albuquerque area.

    The three-day tournament — one of the biggest annual fixtures on the Meadow City calendar in terms of sports or special events in general — is set for Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 28-30, at the Wilson Complex.

  • NMHU's Erskine: One to watch

    New Mexico Highlands University senior Osheen Erskine has been named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Preseason Athlete of the Year in a vote of conference coaches released last week.

  • Mixed results in hoops tourneys

    Outgunning Capital’s Lady Jaguars in every period, the Robertson girls’ basketball team rolled to a 73-38 win to open play in the Capital City Invite on Thursday in Santa Fe.

    The Lady Cardinals (4-0) led 37-16 at the half. They were to play Portales in the semifinals Friday afternoon. The Bobby Rodriguez Capital City Invite was to run through Saturday at Toby Roybal Gymnasium on the Santa Fe High campus.

  • Girls' YABL coming up

    Now it’s the girls’ turn.

    The City of Las Vegas Recreation Department is inviting local girls in grades three through seven to participate in the Young American Basketball League.

    The season will run from January through March, with each team scheduled to play 10 games. There will be two divisions — one for third and fourth grades, one for fifth, sixth and seventh grades. Teams of up to 10 players will be formed for each division.

    The registration fee is $40 per player and includes team jersey.

  • Elks Hoop Shoot contest Sunday

    Sunday is the day for area youngsters to test their free-throw shooting ability for a chance to compete at regional and national levels.

    The Elks National Hoop Shoot, a free-throw shooting contest, will take place at noon Sunday at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Registration starts at 11 a.m.

    The contest is open to children who will be age 8 to 13 (as of April 1, 2008).

    For more information, those interested may call event director Robert Duran, 505-718-9087.