Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 15...

    • Robertson girls (A,B) vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • NMHU at Eastern New Mexico (DH), noon, Portales

    • Mora boys (A,B) and girls (A,B) vs. Escalante, 3 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • Pecos girls (A,B) vs. McCurdy, 4 p.m., Sanchez Gym

    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona

  • BREAKING: Dons' forfeits...

    West Las Vegas will have to forfeit four boys' basketball games after all, according to one of the plaintiffs in a case decided in district court.

    The decision came Monday morning after a daylong hearing Friday pitted coaches David Bustos and Steve Sandoval and their players against the New Mexico Activities Association in the courtroom of Judge Abigail Aragon.

    A final hearing in the matter is set for the morning of Feb. 21, but that will be after the District 2-4A tournament is set to begin.

  • BREAKING: Bustos breaks record

    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.

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

    Bustos' milestone came as part of the Dons' 66-61 win over Taos, essential as West makes a run at the District 2-4A championship -- with up to three prescribed forfeit losses still to be determined in a Las Vegas courtroom.

  • Robertson, Pecos win district...

    Wrestling teams from Robertson and Pecos captured district championships over the weekend, and it's on to state for many of their grapplers.

    It's the first for the Panthers and coach Mel Rael since breaking off from their old district to join District 1/3-4A. Pecos won five individual weight classes, placed second in two others and third in three more. The tournament was hosted at Sanchez Gym on Friday.

  • BREAKING: Testimony wraps in WLV...

    After a full day of testimony, both sides rested Friday evening in a district court hearing to determine whether West Las Vegas boys basketball will have to forfeit games as prescribed by the New Mexico Activities Association.

    Judge Abigail Aragon was to take the weekend to render her decision, expected on Monday.

    Aragon last week issued a temporary restraining order against the NMAA, allowing for unplayed games that had originally been ruled forfeits to be played.

  • Date with history

    Unofficially, West Las Vegas senior D.J. Bustos already achieved a New Mexico state high school basketball career scoring record a few games back.

    But because of 58 points from his eighth grade season that were unable to be independently verified, Bustos’ official date with history had to be put on hold.

    Entering the weekend, Bustos was 13 points from tying the record, 14 from making it his own, with several regular-season games and one last postseason remaining in his prep career.

  • Panthers put trap on Raton

    Pecos limited Raton to 10 second-half points, showing defensive mettle to go with offensive prowess in an 80-36 win Thursday night at Sanchez Gym.

    The Panthers, No. 1 in Class 3A boys’ basketball, have won 21 straight and are 21-1 overall and 6-0 in District 2-3A this winter under Ira Harge Jr.

    Mario Archuleta (16 points), Carlos Cordova (13) and Joshua DeHerrera (12) reached double figures for Pecos.

    The Tigers were led by Jonathan Cabriales (12) and Dustin Segura (9).

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 12...

    • LCC at Western Oklahoma, TBA, Altus, Okla.
    • NMHU at Fort Hays State (DH), noon, Hays, Kans.
    • LCC at Lamar Junior College (DH), noon, Midland, Texas

    • Mora girls (A,B) vs. Questa, 4 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys (C) and girls (C) vs. Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., WLVMS gym
    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., MMS gym


  • Second half keys Dons’ victory

    For a while there, it was looking like The East-West Game That Almost Wasn’t almost wasn’t.

    The visiting Robertson boys’ varsity didn’t arrive at Gillie Lopez Gym until a couple minutes after the pregame warm-ups were supposed to begin. The Dons waited behind their team banner, a few anxious moments passing before the Cardinals made their entrance.

    But after a strong first half for the Cardinals, the host Dons used a big third quarter to pull away for a 71-56 triumph.