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Today's Sports

  • East-West hoops tonight and...

    Rivalry week is here for Meadow City basketball.

    Robertson’s boys’ basketball team hosts West Las Vegas this evening at Mike Marr Gym. Action tips off with the freshman game at 4 p.m., followed by the junior varsity and varsity, the latter tipping off sometime after 7.

    The Cardinals, coached by David Bustos, are 5-14 overall and 1-3 in District 2-3A. Most recently, the Cards lost 76-59 to Santa Fe Indian.

    The Dons and Morgan Montaño are 12-8 and 2-2 coming off a 58-46 loss at St. Mike’s.

  • WEEKEND ROUNDUP 2: Three local...

    Robertson’s wrestling team, missing grapplers at several weight classes, earned an 11th place finish in this past weekend’s annual Cardinal Classic, which brought 21 out-of-town schools to town for the two-day event.

    The host Cardinals amassed 163.5 team points, getting edged out by Hobbs (173) and Santa Fe High (167) on the second day. West Las Vegas finshed 14th in the 24-team affair with 111.5 team points. The RHS junior varsity took 17th with 81 points, and Pecos was 20th with 43.

  • Pecos boys rip Monte del Sol to...

    Pecos started off District 4-2A in grand style with an 81-54 win over Monte del Sol Tuesday night.

    Tim Baca led the charge, scoring 17 of his game-high 33 points in the third period to break open a close game.

    The Panthers and Dragons played to an 11-all tie in the first period. Pecos led 33-25 at intermission and then outscored the Dragons 29-7 in the third period. 

    Del Gonzales added 16 points and Joseph Gonzales chipped in with 10. Point guard Darren Villanueva distributed eight assists.

  • WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Cowboys rise in...

    The Highlands Cowboys overthrew the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference West Division leaders and then punctuated the weekend with another victory against a divisional rival.

    On Friday night, NMHU (13-5, 8-3 RMAC) dominated visiting Fort Lewis by a 93-80 count.

  • Elks sink Dons in OT thrill ride...

    Tom Nakotte swished a three-pointer with three seconds left in overtime Thursday night, nudging Pojoaque Valley past West Las Vegas 59-57.

    The rematch of last season’s Class 3A boys’ basketball state finalists was marked by strong runs and wild swings of momentum.

    On back-to-back threes by Adrian Rivera, the Dons closed the first quarter with an 8-0 run to go up 14-8. Rivera would finish with 26.

  • Fourth-ranked Lopers drop...

    Facing the fourth-ranked wrestling team in the nation (NCAA Division II), the Highlands Cowboys took their lumps on Thursday evening in Kearney, Neb.

    No. 4 Nebraska-Kearney prevailed 41-9, with the Cowboys’ only wins at 197 and heavyweight. Luke McPeek pinned eighth-ranked Matt Farrell in 48 seconds, turning a reversal into a fall. Farrell led 4-1 when he took McPeek down with 2:18 left in the opening period. But McPeek reversed and got the Loper onto his back.

  • No. 1 over No. 2, just barely

    A dream matchup between the top two Class 3A girls’ basketball teams lived up to its billing Wednesday night in Jacona.

    Top-ranked Pojoaque Valley (19-0, 3-0) clung to its perch in a 53-50 thriller against visiting West Las Vegas (13-6, 1-2).

    But Coach Jose Medina’s Lady Dons came closer than any team has this season to beating the Elkettes. Pojoaque had defeated every foe by 11 points or more prior to Wednesday night.

    The Elkettes are defending state champions under Lanse Carter.

  • Lopsided win for Robertson girls

    Eleven players got into the scorebook for host Robertson on Wednesday night as the Lady Cardinals coasted to a 59-20 win over Raton.

    It was the first District 2-3A victory for Robertson in three tries. Raton rremains winless in district play.

    Brooke Knezevich nearly matched the Lady Tigers’ point production by herself, tallying 17 to lead the Lady Cards.

  • Rangerettes own OT vs. McCurdy

    Amanda Padilla knocked down five three-pointers on her way to 21 points Wednesday night, leading Mora to a 57-51 overtime triumph over McCurdy.

    But it was Angelica Abeyta’s short-range bucket that saved the day for the Rangerettes. Mora trailed 43-41 with two seconds left in regulation when Abeyta scored to tie the game and force overtime.

    Mora owned the extra session, outgunning the Bobcats 14-8 for a key non-district win.

  • Hernandez makes Centennial team

    Hector Hernandez, who captured an NAIA national heavyweight championship for New Mexico Highlands in 1987, has been named to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Centennial Team in wrestling.

    The list of a dozen elite wrestlers in the 100-year history of the RMAC was announced Wednesday by the league office in Colorado Springs, Colo.

    The RMAC is the fourth oldest conference in the country, and the most historic in the western U.S.