Today's Sports

  • Hey Mr. D.J. — West’s Bustos...

    How important was D.J. Bustos to the West Las Vegas boys’ basketball team this past season?

    Certainly, the Dons got big performances in both leading and supporting roles across the lineup as they matched the deepest postseason run in school history.

    But make no mistake — Bustos was big.

    As the team’s leading scorer and most consistent playmaker, the sophomore wing provided leadership in more ways than one throughout the season.

  • Luna teams rock El Paso

    Luna Community College prevailed in its weekend baseball series with visiting El Paso Community College, taking three of four games at Rodriguez Park.

    The Rough Riders swept Friday’s twinbill 5-1 and 9-1, then won Saturday’s opener 12-5 before losing in a wild finale, 27-25.

    Luna is 10-21 overall and 5-11 in league play.

  • Softball: Zias, Cowgirls split

    NMHU Sports Information

    The Cowgirls raced to a 4-1 lead in game one and held on for the 4-3 win, but the Zias took game two, 5-2, as New Mexico Highlands (13-19) split with visiting Eastern New Mexico (16-18) Wednesday afternoon.

  • Final Four features 3 No. 1 seeds

    By Jim O’Connell
    AP Basketball Writer

    If you liked the look of last year’s Final Four, you will love the 2015 edition.

    One game — Kentucky vs. Wisconsin — is not only a matchup of two No. 1 seeds, it’s a replay of last year’s semifinal won by Kentucky, 74-73.

    Seventh-seeded Michigan State will face Duke, a four-time national champion led by coach Mike Krzyzewski, who is in his 12th Final Four, tying the legendary John Wooden.

  • Go Fish - April 3

    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Catch of the Week
    If you have a catch of the week story or just want to tell us about your latest New Mexico fishing experience, send it to us at fishforfun2@hotmail.com. We may include your story in our next report.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - April 3...

    • LCC at Western Texas (DH), noon, Snyder, Texas
    • NMHU at Metro State (DH), 1 p.m., Denver
    • Robertson JV vs. West Las Vegas, 3 p.m., TBA
    • LCC at Midland (DH), 1 p.m., Midland, Texas
    • NMHU vs. Adams State (DH), noon, Cowgirl Field
    • West Las Vegas JV at Rio Rancho tourney, TBA, Rio Rancho

    • LCC at Western Texas (DH), noon, Snyder, Texas
    • NMHU at Metro State, noon, Denver

  • Cowboys get offensive in sweep

    Morgan McCasland smashed a home run and a double to fuel New Mexico Highlands’ 8-5 win over Colorado School of Mines in Sunday’s finale of a weekend baseball series at Brandt Park.

    The Cowboys completed a four-game sweep of the Orediggers and climbed to the .500 mark at 13-13 overall. NMHU is 7-9 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Mines is 9-14, 4-12.

    Coming on in relief, pitcher Mike Chavez limited the Orediggers to one earned run on two hits and one walk in four and two-thirds innings. Chavez is 2-0.

  • WLV Invite: Area athletes win 13...

    The following are results of this past Saturday’s West Las Vegas Track and Field Invitational held at the Herrera Complex.

     1. St. Michael’s, 103.5
     2. Española Valley, 76
     3. Santa Rosa, 56
     4. Pecos, 53
     5. West Las Vegas, 51
     6. Santa Fe Prep, 36
     7. Robertson, 28.5
     8. Santa Fe Indian, 19
     9. Taos, 6
    10. Mora, 2


  • State champs! WLV cheer squad...

    On Saturday, the spotlight in The Pit belonged to West Las Vegas’ cheer squad.

    The team captured a Class 4A state championship in the co-ed cheer category with a strong routine that defeated half a dozen other schools represented.

    It’s the first time West has earned a top-three trophy at the state spirit competition since 2009, when the squad placed third. West was a state runner-up in 2007.

    “It’s been an amazing year,” said WLV head coach Isabel Cavazos. “Each of these kids are the best.”

  • Weekend Roundup: A slugfest...

    Robertson softball gained ample experience against some solid competition in one of the biggest tournaments in the region over the weekend in Rio Rancho.

    The Lady Cardinals nipped Los Alamos 9-8 in extra innings and then played Mayfield to place 21st in the 32-team Kristin Griego Invite.

    Elicia Trujillo hit three home runs in the tournament and has four total.

    RHS lost its opener to Valencia 19-11, then dug deep for a 13-12 win against Belen. Next came a 13-9 defeat vs. Bloomfield on Friday.

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