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  • West wrestlers earn split...

    Field enough of a team, and you give yourself a chance.

    That’s the lesson West Las Vegas’ wrestling program is learning this season.

    The Dons grapplers split a pair of duals on Wednesday evening, beating St. Michael’s and losing to triangular host Taos. They were missing wrestlers in five weight classes, meaning they gave up 30 points in forfeits in each dual.

  • East-West matchups on tap this...

    District games have arrived, and this weekend will feature a pair of East-West basketball matchups for local fans to enjoy.

    On Friday night, West Las Vegas hosts Robertson in boys’ hoops, beginning with the C-team game at 4 p.m. at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    It’ll be the second varsity meeting of the year for the crosstown rivals. West won a competitive battle 63-54 in the third round of the Sandia Prep tournament back on Dec. 9 in Albuquerque.

  • Hoops roundup: Lady Cards win...

    Alianza Darley, Maria Barela, Angelica Montoya, Jazmyne Jenkins and Brianna Roybal all scored in Robertson’s 22-6 first quarter Wednesday at St. Mike’s.

    The Lady Cardinals never looked back, hammering their district foes in an eventual 62-17 road rout.
    Robertson — ranked in the top three of Class 4A in both major ratings — improved to 15-3 going into the weekend.

    Tessa Ortiz’s bucket pushed the RHS lead to the quarter-century mark at 35-10, and it was 35-12 at the half.

  • Rangers' tough slate...

    There may be no shame in losing to Class 3A state champion Pecos, but that doesn’t mean it stings any less if you’re a basketball player from Mora, a community with its own storied hoops tradition, not to mention a lingering rivalry with the Panthers.

    So bouncing back from a loss to Pecos in the Northern Rio Grande finals was a must.

    The Rangers got that bounce-back game in a 76-61 victory over visiting Robertson on Jan. 10.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Jan. 19-22

    FRIDAY (Jan. 19)
    Basketball

    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C) vs. Robertson, 4 p.m., Lopez Gym
    • Valley boys vs. El Dorado, 4 p.m., Valley gym
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at UNM, TBA, Albuquerque

    SATURDAY
    Basketball

    • NMHU women and men at Colorado Christian, 5 and 7 p.m., Lakewood, Colo.
    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. Thoreau, TBA, Marr Gym
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Marr Gym

  • Two Redbirds win at Joe Vivian...

    Two Robertson wrestlers earned coveted championships over the weekend in the annual Joe Vivian Classic held at Albuquerque’s Cibola High School.

    Jonathan Trujillo (138 lbs.) triumphed at the Joe for a second year in a row. This time, he had company in the finals from RHS teammate Tristan Trujillo (160), no relation.

    It was a strong overall showing for the Cardinals and head coach James Mark Martinez, who finished 10th (104 points) out of nearly three dozen teams.

  • Lady Cards all business vs. CHS

    Robertson’s girls ran their record to 14-3 with a 54-15 romp against visiting Capital on Saturday night at Mike Marr Gym.

    It was the fourth straight win for Robertson — all by double-digit margins — and the second this season against Capital.

    The Lady Cardinals led 41-4 at the break and had a running clock in effect through the second half.

  • Highlands tripped up in Colorado

    Field goals were hard to come by for the New Mexico Highlands Cowboys, who shot just 29 percent from the floor in a 73-41 setback at Metro State on Saturday night.

    Mike Nwabuzor (15 points on 4-of-10 shooting) was the lone player to reach double digits for the Cowboys (11-6, 6-5 RMAC).

    Nwabuzor made all seven of his free throws, but the Cowboys got just nine total attempts at the foul line compared to 32 for the Roadrunners, who made 23 of them. Nwabuzor and Nmamdi Okoro both fouled out, and two other Cowboys were saddled with foul trouble.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Jan. 17-19

    WEDNESDAY (Jan.  17)
    Basketball

    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys at Pecos, 4 p.m., Pecos
    • Valley Middle School boys at Wagon Mound, 4 p.m., Wagon Mound
    Wrestling
    • West Las Vegas at Taos quadrangular, 4 p.m., Taos
    • Pecos hosts Panther Duals, 3 p.m., Sanchez Gym

    THURSDAY
    Basketball

  • Saturday sports updates: RHS...

    This weekend in sporting events involving Las Vegas-area teams:

    * West Las Vegas' girls basketball defeated Taos 59-46 in the consolation final (fifth place) of the Hope Christian tournament Saturday in Albuquerque.

    In a meeting of district rivals, the Lady Dons dominated but had to hold off a fourth-quarter rally from the Lady Tigers, who trailed 51-28 going into the fourth period. West led 39-20 at the halfway point.

    Cameron Sandoval of West was named to the all-tournament team.