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Today's Sports

  • Cards win Stu

    Warren Fulgenzi’s clutch 3-pointer, followed by a defensive stop and a pair of free throws from Diego Chavez came at the perfect time Wednesday night, buying Robertson some insurance late in a 63-59 win over Bernalillo in the 62nd Stu Clark Tournament championship game.

    It’s the Cardinals’ first Stu title since 2009 and their sixth in the history of the tournament, the longest running in New Mexico prep basketball.

  • Lady Dons rout Socorro

    Las Vegas Optic

    Playing at the Valley Middle School gym, West Las Vegas’ girls had little trouble in a 76-34 romp against visiting Socorro on Wednesday afternoon.

    A 24-6 disparity in the first quarter set the tone. Jenika Padilla outscored the Warriors with seven of her game-high 16 points in the first period.

    Jenna Bustos (15), Deanna Bustos (14), Kerstin Morgan (14) and Jaylen Gutierrez (11) also reached doubles.

  • This week’s games-NFL Special...

    SUNDAY
    •N.Y. Jets at Buffalo, 11 a.m.
    •New England at Miami, 11 a.m.
    •New Orleans at Atlanta, 11 a.m.
    •Baltimore at Cincinnati, 11 a.m.
    •Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 11 a.m.
    •Jacksonville at Houston, 11 a.m.
    •Tennessee at Indianapolis, 11 a.m.

  • Cards reach Stu Clark final

    By Dave Kavanaugh
    Las Vegas Optic

    Making 17 of 17 free throws down the stretch in the fourth quarter, Robertson demonstrated clutch play in defeating Silver 62-55 Tuesday night to reach the Stu Clark Tournament championship.

    It’s the first title appearance for the Cardinals since they made a three-year run from 2009 to 2011, winning once and finishing as runner-up the next two years.

  • Bowl slate winds down

    The Associated Press
    Previews of Saturday’s college bowl games:
    OUTBACK BOWL: Two teams riding five-game winning streaks will meet in the Outback Bowl.
    No. 12 Northwestern (10-2, No. 13 CFP) and Tennessee (8-4, No. 23 CFP) will play for the second time on New Year’s Day. The Volunteers won the previous meeting in 1997.
    Four of the Wildcats’ five straight wins have been decided by seven points of less.

  • Record breaker
  • Looking Ahead-Sports Jan. 1, 2015

    FRIDAY
    Basketball
    •NMHU women and men vs. Colorado Christian, 5 and 7 p.m., Wilson Complex

    SATURDAY
    Basketball
    •NMHU women and men vs. Colorado School of Mines, 5 and 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    •Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. Socorro, 1 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    •West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C) at Thoreau, 1 p.m., Thoreau
    •West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Ruidoso, 1 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    SUNDAY
    Wrestling
    •NMHU vs. Wayland Baptist, 1 p.m., Albuquerque

  • RHS cheer squad sends six to...

    Las Vegas Optic

    Six Robertson High School cheer squad members will be ringing in the new year in London.

    Aaron Campbell, Arianna Garcia, Rhyanne Martinez, Madeline Morse, Chey Osage and Estevan Varela, who were recently selected to the All-American Cheer Team, will participate in the London New Year’s Day parade.

    The team arrived in London on Dec. 26 and will be there through Jan. 3.

  • Playoff semifinals Thursday

    Associatiated Press

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.  — On a balmy morning in south Florida, Baker Mayfield and his Oklahoma teammates goofed around beneath the swaying palms as they posed for a picture in front of the Orange Bowl logo, their tight bond forged by the ups and downs of a long season — the grueling practices, the lonely hours in the weight room, the incessant scrutiny that comes with playing in a high-profile program.

    For the Sooners, though, it goes deeper than that.

  • Stu: Locals advance to semis

    No “Sunshine League” for Las Vegas’ two boys’ high school basketball teams in this year’s Stu Clark Tournament. 

    West Las Vegas and Robertson both advanced to the semifinals of the 62nd annual holiday tourney by dispatching Kirtland Central and Miyamura, respectively, in Monday’s opening round at the Wilson Complex.

    Joining them in the championship bracket were Bernalillo and Silver, who defeated West Mesa and defending champion St. Pius X in Monday’s matinee matchups.

    West Las Vegas 86,