Today's Sports

  • Perspective in the postgame
  • All-state volleyball - Three...

    Robertson’s volleyball team this past fall made its deepest foray into the state tournament since 2008, and the Lady Cardinals earned a state runner-up finish, losing to defending champ Sandia Prep.

    The team also went 17-9 overall, 6-2 in a strong District 2-4A, surprising St. Michael’s on the road in the district tournament final before taking a top-four seed in the Class 4A bracket and making its run at the title.

  • Dons wrestlers open schedule

    West Las Vegas’ wrestling team had three grapplers go 2-0 in the Rattler Duals this past Wednesday in Tucumcari.

    Karl Bazan, Isaiah Deane and Emilio Lopez all won both of their matches against host Tucumcari and Bushland, Texas.

    Matt Lujan, Josh Sandoval and Ben Young each went 1-1 in the event, which kicked off the Dons’ season, their second under head coach Juan Montaño.

    The Dons and Robertson, coached by James Mark Martinez, were to compete in the Jaguar Invitational on Saturday at Capital High School in Santa Fe.

  • Stu Clark Tourney countdown...

    Brackets have been released, and tickets are now on sale for the 63rd annual Stu Clark Tournament, one of the oldest boys’ basketball tourneys in the state.

    The Stu will run Dec. 28-30 at the Wilson Complex on the New Mexico Highlands University campus.

    Tournament passes are available for $12 each from both local school districts’ athletics offices and from Stu Clark committee members.

    The tournament tips off with Atrisco Heritage and Sandia Prep at 1 p.m., followed by Moriarty vs. St. Pius X at 2:30 on Wednesday, Dec. 28.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 11...

    • NMHU women at Colorado State, 2 p.m., Fort Collins, Colo.

    No varsity events scheduled

    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B) at Clayton, 5:30 p.m., Clayton
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B) vs. Portales, 3 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Mora girls (A,B) at McCurdy, 4 p.m., Española
    • Pecos girls vs. Native American Community Academy, 5 p.m., Sanchez Gym


  • Big night for Cordova

    Carlos Cordova, who’d missed the season opener, made up for lost time Wednesday night, lighting up the scoreboard at Montoya Gym for 41 points.

    That effort — which included 18 points in the third quarter alone — helped Pecos defeat Mora 95-74 and break the Rangers’ four-game winning streak in one of northern New Mexico basketball’s longest running rivalries.

    The game was tied 12-12 after one quarter and it was a slender 33-30 Pecos lead at intermission.

  • Lady Dons run record to 4-0

    Jenika Padilla scored 10 of her team-high 18 points in the fourth quarter Tuesday night, leading West Las Vegas to a fourth victory in as many outs this young season.

    This time the victim was the Clayton Yellowjackets, tripped up 58-37 on their home court.

    Padilla — one of four seniors on the Lady Don roster — hit one two-point bucket and one three-pointer in addition to swishing all five of her free throws in the fourth quarter.

    By that time, the Lady Dons were comfortably ahead.

  • Braves nip Cardinals in double...

    Santa Fe Indian outscored Robertson 12-7 in the second overtime of a physical, foul-plagued boys’ basketball skirmish Tuesday night at Mike Marr Gym.

    The Braves won 92-87 to improve to 5-1 and spoil the Cardinals’ season debut.

    Robertson led by as many as 12 points and stayed in front for most of regulation. It was 69-60 RHS with about five minutes left when Kasean Pryor swished a three-pointer from the top of the key off an Arjay Ortiz assist.

  • No. 11 Wolves run past Cowgirls

    Colorado State-Pueblo’s women’s basketball team, ranked 11th in the country, gave a little demonstration as to why on Tuesday evening at the Wilson Complex.

    The ThunderWolves (9-0 overall, 3-0 RMAC) stormed to a 23-6 advantage after 12 minutes, a 40-15 bulge at halftime and a 64-24 cushion through three quarters en route to a 73-48 rout of host New Mexico Highlands (2-4, 1-2).

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 9...

    • NMHU women and men vs. Westminster, 5 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Sandia Prep Invite: Robertson boys vs. TBA; West Las Vegas boys vs. TBA; Albuquerque
    • Robertson girls (A,B) vs. Santa Rosa, 5 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys JV at Bernalillo tourney, TBA, Bernalillo

    • NMHU men vs. West Texas A&M, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Sandia Prep Invite: Robertson boys vs. TBA; West Las Vegas boys vs. TBA; Albuquerque