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  • Final Four basketball updates

    CLASS 4A BOYS semifinals
    Hope Christian 66, Robertson 42, final.

    3A BOYS semifinals
    Pecos 71, Dulce 51, final. Panthers advance to state championship game vs. Santa Rosa 10 a.m. Saturday in The Pit.

    CLASS 2A BOYS semifinals
    Lordsburg 66, Mora 57, final.

    CLASS 4A GIRLS semifinals
    Shiprock 61, Robertson 56, overtime, final.

  • Nationals qualifier
  • Two RHS teams in Final Four

    Robertson punched not one but two tickets to the Final Four of the state basketball tournaments with a pair of hard-fought wins over West Las Vegas in the quarterfinals.

    Meanwhile, boys’ teams from Pecos and Mora stayed on track in their pursuit of state championships in 3A and 2A, respectively.

    Cardinals 66, Dons 54
    It was West Las Vegas that threatened to run away with the game in the early going Wednesday night at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

  • Coach: I owe career to WLV

    The West Las Vegas Dons may have lost Wednesday night, but as the program continues its quest to win a state basketball championship, they can count on Aaron Chavez to be firmly in their corner.

    Chavez, 34, is associate head coach of a successful Bakersfield (Calif.) College men’s hoops program, and he has been with the Renegades for more than a decade. He also helped coach at Bard College (N.Y.) prior to moving to the west coast.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March...

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • Luna Community College vs. Odessa College, noon, Brandt Park
    • NMHU at Metro State, 2 p.m., Denver
    • Robertson at Cobre tournament, TBA, Bayard
    Basketball
    • Class 4A boys’ state semifinals: Robertson vs. Hope Christian, 9:45 a.m., The Pit, Albuquerque
    • Class 4A girls’ state championship: teams TBA, 3:30 p.m., The Pit
    Softball
    • Luna Community College vs. Otero Junior College (DH), 1 p.m., WLV field
    • Robertson at Las Cruces tournament, TBA, Las Cruces
    Tennis
    • Robertson at Mayfield Invite, TBA, Las Cruces
    Track and field

  • State hoops updates

    TUESDAY -- GIRLS

    Class 2A quarterfinals: No. 1 Tatum 60, Mora 28, final.
    Class 4A quarterfinals: Robertson 57, West Las Vegas 52, final. Next for Lady Cardinals is 4A semifinal vs. Shiprock 11:30 a.m. Thursday at The Pit in Albuquerque.

    WEDNESDAY -- BOYS

    Class 2A quarterfinals: Mora 66, Menaul 58, final. Rangers to play Lordsburg in semifinals 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

  • Back for more - Pecos Panthers...

    As the glowing yellow digital seconds — displayed like an increasingly painful insult in the rafters above — ticked away and the chances of catching the Texico Wolverines began to dissipate before his eyes, Pecos sophomore Mario Archuleta glanced across the portable hardwood surface in the cavernous Santa Ana Star Center. His older brother Arturo, a senior, was trying to will the Panthers to victory in the Class 3A state semifinals, but the bigger, stronger, more experienced Wolverines were having none of it.

  • Off to a GOOD START - Robertson...

    Highlights from the first round of state basketball tournament games involving area teams:

    FRIDAY — GIRLS
    West Las Vegas 65, Socorro 43
    Alisson Hill scored 10 of her 14 points in the pivotal third period for West, which turned a scant 34-32 halftime edge into a 52-37 advantage by the end of the quarter. Jenna Bustos also netted 14 for the Lady Dons. West had nine players score, but the team’s defense was key, holding Socorro to 11 points in the second half. Kaylene Baca led Socorro with 10 points.

  • Splits for HU

    NMHU baseball split a four-game home series vs. Colorado School of Mines over the weekend at Brandt Park, moving to 6-9 overall.

    Highlands won games two and four, 16-10 and 10-4, losing games one and three by one-run margins, 7-6 and 8-7.

    Jeremy McCarty shined for the Cowboys. He was 2 for 4 with two RBI in game one, 4 for 5 with three RBI in game two, and 3 for 4 with three RBI in game three. He homered in going 1 for 3 with two RBI in the finale. James Cordova hit 3 of 4 with two RBI in that contest.

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  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 8...

    WEDNESDAY
    Basketball
    • Class 4A state quarterfinals: Robertson boys vs. West Las Vegas, 8:15 p.m., Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho
    • Class 3A state quarterfinals: Pecos boys vs. Eunice, 7 p.m., Rio Rancho High
    • Class 2A state quarterfinals: Mora boys vs. Menaul, 6:30 p.m., Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho
    Softball
    • Luna Community College at Adams State (DH), 3 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.
    • Robertson JV vs. St. Michael’s (DH), 3 p.m., RHS field

    THURSDAY
    Baseball