Today's Sports

  • State wrestling this weekend in...

    Wrestlers from Robertson, West Las Vegas and Pecos are in Rio Rancho this weekend, vying for team and individual titles in the state championship tournaments at the Santa Ana Star Center.

    Action begins at 9 a.m. (doors open at 8) Friday with first-round matches. Quarterfinals and consolation bracket bouts are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. On Saturday, more consolation matches and semifinals get under way at 9 a.m. The third-place and fifth-place matches are set for 1:30, with the championship finals starting at 4. Team awards presentations will follow around 7.

  • Robertson claims two district...

    Robertson clinched the regular-season District 2-4A boys’ basketball title on Tuesday night with a 56-52 thriller at Taos.

    The Cardinals (15-7 overall, 6-1 in district) will host the 2-4A tournament final on Feb. 25 at Mike Marr Gym. It’s the second consecutive regular-season title for RHS and head coach Manuel Romero.

    Kasean Pryor made a living at the line down the stretch at Taos. The RHS sophomore swished nine of 10 free throws in the fourth quarter and 10 of 12 overall to score a team-high 17 points.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 17...

    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona
    • West Las Vegas boys (B,C) at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • State tournaments, 11 a.m., Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho

    • LCC at Lamar Community College (DH), noon, Lamar, Colo.
    • NMHU women and men vs. Colorado School of Mines, 5 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson girls (A,B) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona

  • LV bodybuilder seeks votes

    Jenny Quintana, a competitive bodybuilder from Las Vegas, is asking for help as she tries to win an online contest.

    Quintana seeks votes in the Ms Health and Fitness contest and can be featured in the magazine if successful. She successfully advanced from the initial round. Voting in the current round continues for six days starting Thursday, Feb. 16.

    To vote for Quintana, follow the link https://mshealthandfitness.com/vote/jenny-quintana . Free votes are available as are donation opportunities for the Homes for Wounded Warriors benefit.

  • A night to remember - D.J....

    D.J. Bustos scored 34 points Saturday night, treating an appreciative home crowd to a slice of history.

    The West Las Vegas senior pushed his career total to 2,612, a New Mexico scoring record for boys’ basketball — although the new record soon would be temporarily shelved.

    The new figure surpassed the 2,591 points tallied by Alfred Romero of Wagon Mound as of 1977.

  • Area teams add to wins as season...

    On a night when D.J. Bustos scored 34 points, blasting through a 40-year-old state career scoring record in the process, the Taos Tigers were eager to spoil the party.

    Having won just one district game to date and playing on the road at a partisan West Las Vegas gym, Taos nonetheless gave the Dons all they could handle before falling 66-61 Saturday.

  • Cowboys squander lead in Utah

    New Mexico Highlands’ men (9-15, 7-12) let an 11-point lead slip through their hands Saturday night in an eventual 86-74 setback at Westminster (Utah) in Salt Lake City.

    Mangisto Deng’s three-pointer off a Kieran Woods assist put NMHU ahead 20-9 six and a half minutes into the contest before the Griffins countered with a 10-3 run. Twice the Cowboys rebuilt their lead back to 11, both after three-pointers by Ron Lawton. The Cowboys led 44-37 at halftime.

  • Cards back on top

    Winning individual titles in four weight classes and reaching the finals in four others, Robertson reclaimed the top spot in District 2/5-4A wrestling on Saturday in Taos.

    It’s the first district championship to go with coach of the year honors for second-year RHS head coach James Mark Martinez.

  • Pecos wins district title

    A change did them good.

    On Friday, the Pecos Panthers wrestling team won its first district championship upon being moved to District 1/3-4A in the offseason.

    The Panthers captured five individual titles, with two second places and three third places at the district tournament held at their own Sanchez Gym.

    Pecos, coached by Mel Rael, garnered 158 team points to hold off Shiprock (152) for first place. Wingate (94), Foothill (82), Tierra Encantada (80) and Newcomb (53) trailed those two.

  • Highlands splits two duals

    Cowboy wrestling bounced back from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tournaments by splitting a pair of dual meets, both on the road.

    Highlands beat Colorado Mesa 20-16 Friday night in Grand Junction, Colo.

    Cody Marquez (197) clinched the dual with a 5-0 shutout over George Stagg.