Today's Sports

  • Late scores save Mines

    A couple of late scores, aided by a Cowboy turnover, enabled host Colorado School of Mines to avert an upset, holding on for a 61-58 win over New Mexico Highlands Wednesday night in Golden, Colo.

    Highlands, which lost its third in a row, slid to 6-11, 4-8 RMAC. Mines is 15-3, 10-2.

    Marlon Johnson chalked up another double-double with 15 points and 16 rebounds, both team highs. Ron Lawton had 10 points, and Ramone Atkins and Kieran Woods added nine apiece.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 20...

    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • Valley Middle School boys at El Dorado, 4 p.m., Eldorado
    • NMHU at Colorado State-Pueblo, 7 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.

  • Trujillo triumphs in Joe Vivian...

    Johnathan Trujillo’s long-awaited return to the Joe Vivian Classic gave his supporters something to smile about.

    The Robertson junior went 5-0 with two victories by pin in winning the 132-pound weight division, joining an elite group of Cardinal grapplers to have come home with the coveted Joe Vivian championship medal.

    The Albuquerque tournament has long been considered the best regular-season wrestling event in the state, drawing most of the top teams in all classifications.

  • Dons reach Hope final

    Once again, West Las Vegas earned an early shot at reigning Class 4A superpower Hope Christian.

    Once again, it was the Huskies who had the upper hand.

    Hope defeated West 66-54 in the boys’ championship game of its own tournament, a three-day event that wrapped up Saturday in Albuquerque.

    It was a rematch of the last year’s Huskies tourney final as well as the last two Class 4A state title games.

  • Highlands tripped up

    Visiting Colorado-Colorado Springs and Metro State dealt Highlands’ men back-to-back double-digit losses over the weekend at the Wilson Complex.

    The Mountain Lions won 98-88 on Friday, and the Roadrunners followed suit with an 86-69 win Saturday, snapping the Cowboys’ win streak.

    Ron Lawton shined Friday with 27 points, six rebounds, four steals and two blocks for NMHU (6-10, 4-7). James Healy and Kieran Woods scored 18 each, and Marlon Johnson narrowly missed a double-double with nine points, nine boards.

  • Robertson drops Bears

    Wingate was no match for a Robertson boys’ basketball team that seems to be hitting its stride on the eve of the district opener.

    Robertson won 69-49 on Saturday at Mike Marr Gym to extend its winning streak to three games and reach 9-6 this season under coach Manuel Romero.

    It was 11-11 before Arjay Ortiz’s bucket took the lead for good. Ishmael Martinez’s foul shots and a Kasean Pryor score off a Charlie Hillis assist keyed a 20-13 tally in the first period.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 18...

    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • Pecos hosts Panther Duals, 3 p.m., Sanchez Gym

    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at Ruidoso, 4 p.m., Ruidoso
    • Mora boys (A,B) and girls (A,B) vs. Peñasco, 4 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • Pecos boys and girls vs. Tierra Encantada, 5 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • NMHU vs. Adams State, 6 p.m., Wilson Complex

  • Bern out - Lady Cards pick up...

    Jazmyne Jenkins scored a game-high 23 points to headline Robertson’s 64-26 blowout of visiting Bernalillo on Wednesday night at Mike Marr Gym.

    It was the Lady Cardinals’ 12th win in 15 games.

    Jenkins and Angelica Montoya led the way in terms of rebounding, and the entire RHS lineup contributed on the defensive end, hampering the Lady Spartans’ efforts throughout.

    In the third quarter, Robertson held Bernalillo to just two points — a bucket by Julia Beyale with 3:39 left in the period.

  • Dez to revisit no-catch opponent

    The Associated Press

    FRISCO, Texas — Dez Bryant still gets stopped all the time by people who are sure the officials blew the replay on the Dallas receiver’s famous catch that wasn’t in a playoff loss at Green Bay two years ago.

    And the 2014 All-Pro figures if the Cowboys go on to win the Super Bowl as the top seed in the NFC, that play will be what fans want to talk to him about. Even if he wins another Super Bowl next year. And so on.

  • WLV dance team raising funds

    The West Las Vegas High School dance team has been invited to compete in the Dance Team Union Nationals this February in Orlando, Florida, and is requesting the assistance of the community.

    The team is seeking any type of donations and is willing to offer community service in exchange to businesses and individuals who donate.

    A GoFundMe account has been set up online under “Donnettes trip to DTU Nationals.”