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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Lady Riders sweep!

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    The Luna Community College softball team did something it had never done before — sweep a conference opponent.

    The Lady Rough Riders swept Western Texas College 6-5, 5-3, 10-6 and 14-13 this past weekend at home in its conference opener.

  • Ortiz wins in nationals

    Elijah Ortiz could use a larger trophy case for his next birthday.

    Sooner, if you can help him out.

    The 6-year-old Las Vegas resident completed a long undefeated season in junior wrestling that began in October and concluded in March with a national championship. Ortiz is the son of Angelo and Olivia Ortiz and the brother of Noah and Jonah Ortiz.

  • Lobos all business this time

    By Glen Rosales
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — It’s a memory that everybody connected to the New Mexico basketball program is hard-pressed to forget.

    A year ago, the Lobos were media darlings. They were seeded third and were a popular pick to reach the Final Four.
    This from a program that had never won more than one game in any NCAA tournament.

    Rather that reaching the last weekend of the season, however, New Mexico fell to unheralded and 14th-seeded Harvard in the opening game.