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Today's Sports

  • This weekend, 3 great QBs — and...

    The Associated Press
    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Matt Ryan knew the question was coming.

    There are four quarterbacks still standing in the NFL playoffs.

    Only one has failed to win a Super Bowl title.

    “Yet,” Ryan shot back, pointing toward the questioner with a big smile, breaking the room up.

    With his greatest season, Ryan has guided the Atlanta Falcons within two wins of their first Super Bowl title.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 22...

    MONDAY
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas boys (C) and girls (C) at Santa Rosa, 5 p.m., Santa Rosa
    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. Raton, 4 p.m., MMS
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls vs. Moriarty, 4 p.m., WLVMS
    • Valley Middle School boys at Peñasco, 4 p.m., Peñasco

    TUESDAY
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Taos, 4 p.m. Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Memorial Middle School boys at Española, 4 p.m., Española

    WEDNESDAY

  • Bustos to host free hoops camps

    In an effort to give back to the community, West Las Vegas senior wing D.J. Bustos will be hosting three free basketball camps for children of all ages in the weeks ahead.

    The camp, which will focus on basketball fundamentals for both boys and girls, will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on each of three days — Jan. 22, Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 — at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Camp instructors will include Bustos as well as other members of the West Las Vegas High boys’ and girls’ basketball teams and other community members.

  • Close calls - Robertson opens...

    St. Michael’s head girls’ basketball coach Martin Romero got the inbounds play he wanted, with a curl route and then a pass to the corner for a go-ahead shot.

    But when Alicia Alvarez’s shot missed, Robertson’s eighth-grade point guard Maria Barela was there to grab the ball. It hadn’t been the best of nights for her or her teammates, but she stormed straight down the floor, drawing enough attention in the lane to get Jazmyne Jenkins free for a pass to the left baseline.

  • Meadow City Madness set for Jan...

    Las Vegas Junior Wrestling announces Meadow City Madness, a major youth tournament and state-qualifying event, will take place Sunday, Jan. 29, at Mike Marr Gym.

    The tournament is open to children up to 15 years of age. Registration cost is $11 per New Mexico Junior Wrestling member and $25 per non-member.

  • Pudge in, first try

    By Ronald Blum
    The Associated Press  

    NEW YORK  — Bags and Rock and Pudge are heading to Cooperstown.

    After a vote that could prove to be a turning point how Steroids Era stars are viewed, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens could be joining them in the next few years.

    Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez were elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame on Wednesday, earning the honor as Trevor Hoffman and Vladimir Guerrero fell just short of the necessary 75 percent.

  • 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...

    FRIDAY
    Basketball
    • 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
    Wrestling
    • 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.