Today's Sports

  • Robertson, Pecos win district...

    Wrestling teams from Robertson and Pecos captured district championships over the weekend, and it's on to state for many of their grapplers.

    It's the first for the Panthers and coach Mel Rael since breaking off from their old district to join District 1/3-4A. Pecos won five individual weight classes, placed second in two others and third in three more. The tournament was hosted at Sanchez Gym on Friday.

  • BREAKING: Testimony wraps in WLV...

    After a full day of testimony, both sides rested Friday evening in a district court hearing to determine whether West Las Vegas boys basketball will have to forfeit games as prescribed by the New Mexico Activities Association.

    Judge Abigail Aragon was to take the weekend to render her decision, expected on Monday.

    Aragon last week issued a temporary restraining order against the NMAA, allowing for unplayed games that had originally been ruled forfeits to be played.

  • Date with history

    Unofficially, West Las Vegas senior D.J. Bustos already achieved a New Mexico state high school basketball career scoring record a few games back.

    But because of 58 points from his eighth grade season that were unable to be independently verified, Bustos’ official date with history had to be put on hold.

    Entering the weekend, Bustos was 13 points from tying the record, 14 from making it his own, with several regular-season games and one last postseason remaining in his prep career.

  • Panthers put trap on Raton

    Pecos limited Raton to 10 second-half points, showing defensive mettle to go with offensive prowess in an 80-36 win Thursday night at Sanchez Gym.

    The Panthers, No. 1 in Class 3A boys’ basketball, have won 21 straight and are 21-1 overall and 6-0 in District 2-3A this winter under Ira Harge Jr.

    Mario Archuleta (16 points), Carlos Cordova (13) and Joshua DeHerrera (12) reached double figures for Pecos.

    The Tigers were led by Jonathan Cabriales (12) and Dustin Segura (9).

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 12...

    • LCC at Western Oklahoma, TBA, Altus, Okla.
    • NMHU at Fort Hays State (DH), noon, Hays, Kans.
    • LCC at Lamar Junior College (DH), noon, Midland, Texas

    • Mora girls (A,B) vs. Questa, 4 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys (C) and girls (C) vs. Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., WLVMS gym
    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., MMS gym


  • Second half keys Dons’ victory

    For a while there, it was looking like The East-West Game That Almost Wasn’t almost wasn’t.

    The visiting Robertson boys’ varsity didn’t arrive at Gillie Lopez Gym until a couple minutes after the pregame warm-ups were supposed to begin. The Dons waited behind their team banner, a few anxious moments passing before the Cardinals made their entrance.

    But after a strong first half for the Cardinals, the host Dons used a big third quarter to pull away for a 71-56 triumph.

  • Little Leagues, LVYSL signing up

    Youngsters looking to participate in Little League baseball, softball and tee-ball or in recreational soccer, take note.

  • Holm headlines UFC 208 card

    By Dan Gelston
    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Anderson Silva strode onto the stage toward his opponent, extended his hand and went for the hearty shake. He flashed a wide smile and threw his arm around Derek Brunson. Brunson slapped Silva on the back, they laughed, hugged and mugged for the cameras.

    Silva and Brunson seemed more amped for a night on the town than a few rounds in the cage.

    Where was the chair swinging? Where were the fur coats? The fighters storming off stage?

  • No. 3 Wolves too much for...

    Trying to break a losing skid on the road against the No. 3 team in the nation is a tall order indeed.

    Unfortunately for Cowgirls fans, it was too tall an order Tuesday night.

    Colorado State-Pueblo’s women remained undefeated, their 69-45 win pushing their record to 24-0 overall and 18-0 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 10...

    • LCC at Western Oklahoma, TBA, Altus, Okla.
    • NMHU at Fort Hays State, 2 p.m., Hays, Kans.
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    • LCC at Midland Classic, TBA, Midland, Texas
    • NMHU at Colorado Mesa, 6 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.
    • Pecos hosts District 2-3A tournaments, 3 p.m., Sanchez Gym

    • LCC at Western Oklahoma (DH), TBA, Altus, Okla.