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Today's Sports

  • RHS softball on hot streak

    Robertson varsity softball journeys to its third tournament in as many weekends Thursday through Saturday in Rio Rancho.

    Coach Michael Quintana said it figures to be a big test with 28 schools participating.

    The Lady Cardinals are 6-0 through their first two weeks, the last local team without a blemish on the record.

    Savannah Sanchez, who was a tournament MVP in the Cobre event two weeks ago, leads Robertson with three home runs. Kendra Duran, Ashlea Lujan and Elicia Trujillo have two homers apiece, and Makayla Quintana has one.

  • Rival Mavericks 2nd in nation

    Given their longstanding rivalry, baseball teams from New Mexico Highlands and Colorado Mesa don’t need much in the way of extra incentive to ensure their annual series is one of the most watchable on the calendar.

    But Mesa’s Mavericks are bringing some anyway — touting a No. 2 national ranking entering this weekend, when they visit Brandt Park for a four-game set with Highlands.

  • Go Fish Mar. 25, 2016

    FISHING REPORT,
    March 22

    Charette Lakes: Fishing was fair to good using salmon peach and garlic PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on perch.

    Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 5.2 cfs. Trout fishing was fair using small, bead-head, hare’s ear nymphs, small spinners. A few were also caught by anglers drifting worms and salmon eggs. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using gold spinners and worms.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March...

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    •LCC vs. Midland (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    •NMHU vs. Colorado Mesa (DH), noon, Brandt Park
    •Robertson at Portales tournament, TBA, Portales
    Softball
    •LCC vs. El Paso (DH), 1 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    •NMHU at Chadron State (DH), noon, Chadron, Neb.
    •Robertson at Rio Rancho tournament, TBA, Rio Rancho
    •West Las Vegas at Laguna Acoma (DH), 4 p.m., Laguna
    Tennis
    •Robertson at Amarillo quad, TBA
    Track and field

  • HU alumna appointed to Nevada...

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval named a Highlands University alumna to the Nevada State Board of Education.

    Felicia Ortiz, a Las Vegas, Nev., businesswoman who earned her B.A in business administration/accounting from Highlands in 2001, began her term of board service Feb. 29.

  • North hoops lineups out

    Can you imagine Robertson forward Francisco Arguello grabbing a rebound, handing the ball to Pecos point guard Arturo Archuleta, who dishes it to West Las Vegas shooting guard Miguel Sena for a 3-pointer?

    Or maybe Hope Christian uber-athlete Jordan Leake taking to the air for an alley-oop from Warren Fulgenzi or Sebastian Gonzales of RHS?

    Or a pick-and-roll in which Taos’ Midnight Lujan frees West’s Deanna Bustos for an open jumper?

    Those are scenarios that could play out in the North-South all-star game this summer.

  • Early tickets punched for state...

    Just a couple weeks into the high school track and field season, several Las Vegas-area athletes have already punched their tickets to May’s state championships.

    There will be ample opportunities for more qualifications in the weeks ahead, of course, including the late additions for the season-ending district meets a couple months away.

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  • Locals dig into schedules

    This time, going undefeated on the softball diamond didn’t translate into a championship trophy — which would’ve been their second in as many weekends.

    The Robertson Lady Cardinals beat Bernalillo 10-4, Española Valley 7-4 and Taos 15-0 this past Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the St. Michael’s tournament in Santa Fe.

  • Lady Cardinals second, Cards...

     

    Playing up against some solid competition from higher classifications, the Robertson tennis teams came away with a pair of top-three team finishes at the Carlsbad Invitational over the weekend.

    The Lady Cardinals won five of nine matches and finished six points behind Hobbs for second place.

    And the boys were third behind Hobbs and Carlsbad.

    “We beat every team,” said RHS head coach Warren Fulgenzi about his girls’ team. “If we were going head to head, we beat them.”

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March...

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    •NMHU vs. Colorado Mesa, 3 p.m., Brandt Park
    Softball
    •Robertson at Rio Rancho tournament, TBA, Rio Rancho
    •West Las Vegas at Hope Christian (DH), 4 p.m., Albuquerque
    Tennis
    •West Las Vegas at Raton, 3 p.m., Raton

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    •LCC vs. Midland (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    •NMHU vs. Colorado Mesa (DH), noon, Brandt Park
    •Robertson at Portales tournament, TBA, Portales
    Softball