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Today's Sports

  • 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)
    Baseball

    • 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
    Softball
    • Robertson vs. Kirtland Central (DH), 3 p.m., RHS field
    • Pecos at Jemez Valley (DH), 3 p.m., Jemez Pueblo

    THURSDAY
    Baseball

  • 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)
    Baseball

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

    MONDAY
    Baseball

    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Pojoaque Valley, TBA, WLV field
    Golf
    • West Las Vegas hosts WLV Invite, 9 a.m., Gene Torres Golf Course
    Softball
    • 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.

  • Spring 2018 prep sports schedule

    Friday, March 16

    BASEBALL
    • Pecos at Santa Fe Indian tournament, TBA, Santa Fe

    SOFTBALL
    • Robertson at Cobre tournament, TBA, Bayard
    • Mora, Pecos at Santa Rosa Lady Lion Invite, Santa Rosa

    TENNIS
    • Robertson at Carlsbad Invite, TBA, Carlsbad

    TRACK AND FIELD
    • Mora Middle School, Memorial Middle School, Valley Middle School at ATC/SFIS meet, 3 p.m., Santa Fe

    Saturday, March 17

    BASEBALL

  • Riders split softball series —...

    On the eve of its four-game weekend series against Dawson Community College, the Luna Community College softball team found itself without a coach.

    Head coach Lucas Griego continues to be on paid administrative leave while the school investigates allegations of a potential conflict of interest, according to LCC President Ricky Serna.

    And assistant coach Roy Sanchez, Griego’s second in command, had requested time off this past weekend, Serna said Monday afternoon.