Today's Sports

  • Former AD, coach Singleton dies...

    Joe Singleton, who coached at Robertson High School in the 1960s and returned to town as athletic director at his alma mater New Mexico Highlands in the late 1990s, has died.

    Singleton, 82, was residing in his longtime hometown of Davis, Calif., at the time of his death this past Tuesday, March 14. He is survived by wife Corrine and their five children and several grandchildren.

  • Montoya finishes 2-2 in D-I...

    Robertson alumnus Rico Montoya came within one match of the quarterfinals before losing in the NCAA Division I national wrestling championship tournament this past weekend in Cleveland, Ohio.

    Montoya, who competed in the 133-pound weight class, compiled a 2-2 record in the tournament.

    He helped the University of Northern Colorado to a tie for 38th place in the team standings among 72 schools represented.

    Montoya opened the three-day tournament by stunning No. 12 seed Josh Terao of American University, doubing him up 10-5.

  • Difficult series for collegians

    Howard College brought the No. 1 softball team in the region to town for its conference opener over the weekend, and the Hawks demonstrated their full array of weapons in a four-game sweep of Luna Community College.

    Scores were 14-0 and 12-4 on Friday, 11-0 and 18-1 Saturday.

    As it did the previous weekend, Luna played without its usual coaching staff, relying on a couple of volunteers from players’ families.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, March 21-...

    WEDNESDAY (March 21)

    • Mora at Peñasco, 4 p.m., Peñasco
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Estancia (DH), 3:30 p.m., WLV field
    Cheer and dance
    • West Las Vegas community performance, 6 p.m., Lopez Gym
    • Robertson vs. Kirtland Central (DH), 3 p.m., RHS field
    • Pecos at Jemez Valley (DH), 3 p.m., Jemez Pueblo


  • Tall order

    The Robertson cheer squad and other squads in the area — including state-champion groups from West Las Vegas and Pecos — are preparing for the state spirit competition the weekend of March 23-24 in The Pit.

  • Aggies coach among first-timers

    The Associated Press

    Fifteen teams are being led by first-time NCAA Tournament head coaches. All but one is a double-digit seed, so let’s just say a run to the championship is improbable.

    Just don’t say impossible.

  • For the love of rugby

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    Ever since Donavan Kandjii set foot on a rugby field as a 10-year-old in Namibia, Africa, he said he felt the joy of the game surge through his body. Now the standout rugby player is looking to help the New Mexico Highlands Vatos rugby club win more national championships.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, March 18-...

    SUNDAY (March 18)

    • NMHU at Colorado State-Pueblo, noon, Pueblo, Colo.
    • NMHU at Adams State (DH), noon, Alamosa, Colo.


    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Pojoaque Valley, TBA, WLV field
    • West Las Vegas hosts WLV Invite, 9 a.m., Gene Torres Golf Course
    • Mora at Taos (DH), 3 p.m., Taos

  • B.J. Gonzales hoops tourney this...

    The biggest pickup basketball games of the year in the Meadow City are on tap for this weekend, and you’re invited to check out all the action.

    The 16th annual B.J. Gonzales Memorial Tournament will take place Friday through Sunday at Gillie Lopez Gymnasium on the West Las Vegas campus. Tickets start at $3.

    Proceeds benefit the B.J. Gonzales Scholarship Fund, which honors the memory of a former WLV and Pecos alumnus who died in a motor vehicle accident in the early 2000s.

  • Roundup: Vegas sluggers win

    Robertson baseball continued its strong start, winning big at Ruidoso on Tuesday.

    Zach Jordan drove in three runs and was one of three Cardinals to record two hits in a 19-4 game-one triumph.Brandon Lucero and Caleb Marrujo also had two hits.

    RHS scored once in each of the first four innings and twice in the sixth. But the Cardinals blew the game wide open in the top of the seventh, scoring 13 runs.