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  • Isotopes’ Cardullo gets call

    Stephen Cardullo kept working hard and never lost sight of his dream, no matter how improbable.

    On Friday, the dream became reality.

    Cardullo, 28, became the latest Albuquerque Isotope to be called up to the Colorado Rockies. Though he’s played primarily in the outfield this summer, he was tabbed for a start at first base and batted second in the Rockies’ lineup for his Major League Baseball debut at Washington.

    On Monday, he collected his first hit and first run as a major leaguer, helping the Rockies beat the Dodgers.

  • Strong start for runners in...

    Makayla Quintana picked up where she left off last cross country season, racing to a second-place individual finish in this past weekend’s Del Valdez Invitational hosted by Española Valley.

    The Robertson sophomore crossed the finish line in 21 minutes, 31 seconds, trailing just Elizabeth Reyes of Taos (20:38) and leading the Lady Cardinals to a third-place team finish.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 31...

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Salt Lake City, Utah
    Football
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Santa Rosa, 5 p.m., Herrera Complex
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys vs. Desert Academy, 4 p.m., RHS field
    Volleyball
    • Pecos Middle School vs. Mora, 4 p.m., Pecos

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Salt Lake City, Utah
    Football
    • NMHU at Dixie State, 7 p.m., St. George, Utah

  • Cardinals, Dons triumph in close...

    Prep football kicked off Friday night with two clutch victories for Robertson and West Las Vegas. 

    The Cardinals, ranked as high as No. 1 in Class 4A preseason polls, won a marquee matchup with Class 3A's top team, defending state champion Estancia, 27-26.

    In doing so, Robertson snapped the visiting Bears' 17-game winning streak that dated back to October 2014. The Bears went 13-0 last fall.

    Up north in Clayton, the Dons scored twice in the second half after a 0-0 deadlock in the first half hour of game time, holding on for a 14-8 win.

  • Beasties back - RHS girls shut...

    It took all of 30 seconds Thursday afternoon for the Beastie Girls to strike.

    Victoria Valdez, one of just a couple seniors on Robertson’s girls’ varsity soccer team, got the ball shortly after kickoff and drove 30 yards for a rapid-fire goal against Santa Fe Indian School.

    It was just the start, not only to a 10-0 shutout but to a season that the team hopes will end deep into the state tournament in November.

    Sierra Atencio netted a hat trick with three goals in the game, and Valdez and Maricela Montoya scored two apiece.

  • Mora rallies back against Lady...

    When these two teams were last in action, it was on the floor of the Santa Ana Star Center, deep in separate state volleyball tournaments.

    On Thursday, Mora and West Las Vegas served up a contest worthy of that big stage.

    The Rangerettes (1-0) rallied from a two-games-to-none deficit with three straight sets to prevail 3-2 over the visiting Lady Dons at Montoya Gym.

    West showed poise in holding on to tight wins in the first two sets, 25-22 and 26-24.

    Facing a sweep on its home floor, Mora came right back, taking game three 25-18.

  • Dream on - 1992 U.S. hoops team...

    The greatest basketball team ever assembled still has no match.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 28...

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. El Paso Chihuahuas, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Salt Lake City, Utah
    Football
    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Herrera Complex

    TUESDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Salt Lake City, Utah
    Football
    • Robertson JV at Pojoaque, 4 p.m., Jacona
    Soccer

  • Hungry for more - After coming...

    Just a few proverbial bounces of the ball separated Robertson from its fourth state football championship this past December in Hatch.

    That defeat lingers in the minds of RHS head coach Leroy Gonzalez and his players as they get ready to open the 2016 slate Friday night against visiting Estancia.

    “It’s a bad taste in our mouths,” he said. “You’re right there — and it just doesn’t happen. Sure (it’s a motivator). It’s our goal to win our last game.”

  • Seeking the right balance

    Over the past two decades, West Las Vegas football fans have grown accustomed to a pass-heavy attack that has produced varying degrees of success.

    Expect that to change some this fall.

    “I expect us to be more balanced on offense,” predicted Dons head coach Adrian Gonzales, in the middle of a week preparing for his squad’s season-opening trip to Clayton. (Kickoff is 7 p.m. Friday.)

    “We’re going to have more of a run game than we’ve had in years past.”