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Today's Sports

  • Ben Lujan Tournament updates

    Updates from the Ben Lujan Tournament (boys' and girls' basketball) being hosted by Pojoaque Valley Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 14-16, in Jacona:

    THURSDAY
    Pecos boys 80, Monte del Sol 37
    Bernalillo boys 81 Mora 63
    West Las Vegas girls 48, McCurdy 18
    Mora girls 50, Bernalillo 44

  • Good news for the Panthers

    Pecos boys’ basketball team celebrated a Class 3A state championship last March in The Pit.

    The team will not have to forfeit the title or any games as result of an New Mexico Activities Associaton investigation into player Carlos Cordova’s living arrangements with assistant coach Dominick Baca, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported this week.

    The NMAA probe resulted from a story in the New Mexican featuring the friendship between the two.

  • Ben Lujan tourney, Thursday...

    Schedules for the annual Ben Lujan Tournament (boys' and girls' basketball), which run Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 14-16, at Ben Lujan Gymnasium in Jacona:

    Ben Lujan Tournament (boys)

    THURSDAY

    Pecos vs. Monte del Sol, 10:30 a.m.
    Mora vs. Bernalillo, 1:30
    Peñasco vs. Santa Fe Indian, 4:30
    Pojoaque Valley vs. Desert Academy, 7:30

  • State hopefuls collide at Capital

    Returning to The Jungle (AKA Edward Ortiz Gymnasium) for the second time in four days, the Robertson wrestling team lost its first dual meet of the young season 51-24 to host Capital

    Both programs figure to be in the mix for state titles in late February — Robertson in 4A and Capital in 5A — but on Wednesday evening, the Jaguars looked the more mat-ready.

  • Redbirds pick up first hoops win

    T.J. Trujillo made the game-tying free throw with 1:23 left, then completed an old-fashioned three-point play to regain control for good, and Robertson edged Valencia 49-47 for its first boys’ basketball win of the season.

    The win came in Tuesday night’s Cardinals home opener at Mike Marr Gym.

    While the return of leading scorer Arjay Ortiz was a boon to the Robertson lineup, it was also a special night for freshman guard Caleb “Lubby” Marrujo.

  • Cardinal hoopsters pick up first...

    T.J. Trujillo made the game-tying free throw with 1:23 left, then completed an old-fashioned three-point play to regain control for good, and Robertson edged Valencia 49-47 for its first boys' basketball win of the season.

    The win came in Tuesday night's Cardinals home opener at Mike Marr Gym.

    Coach Manuel Romero's team is 1-4 as it readies for a tough road game Thursday at Capital.

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    Also Tuesday, West Las Vegas' girls fell short in their upset bid at top-rated Portales, 62-42.

    See the Optic print and online editions this week for more.

  • Lady Cards take third in Capital...

    SANTA FE — Robertson (5-1) never trailed, dominating Class 6A Santa Fe High on the Lady Demons’ home floor in taking a 43-27 win in the third-place game of the Capital City Invitational on Saturday at Toby Roybal Gym.

    Lady Cards Alianza Darley and Maria Barela were named to the all-tournament team.

    RHS played tough defense especially in the early going, taking a 14-1 lead after one period. Santa Fe didn’t make a field goal until the 4:34 mark of the second quarter.

  • Dons top Cards for seventh at...

    It was for seventh place in the Sandia Prep Sundevil Invitational, and at least a couple of leading players were missing. But any time Robertson and West Las Vegas butt heads on the basketball court, it's an occasion to pay attention.

    West (4-3) emerged from this impromptu meeting with a 63-54 victory, leading by double digits before Robertson (0-4) made a fourth-period run to get closer.

  • Cards' Andrew Trujillo...

    SANTA FE — Saturday didn’t start particularly well for Robertson junior 170-pounder Nicholas Apodaca.

    Matched up against top seed Isaiah Martinez of Santa Fe High’s resurgent wrestling program, he found himself getting pinned at the 1:02 mark and dispatched to the consolation bracket in the Jaguar Invitational.

  • Salty in Salt Lake: HU teams...

    Highlands University men’s basketball team (6-4, 1-3 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) scored 11 points in the final minute of the game, but fell just short in a 75-73 loss to the Griffins of Westminster College (7-1, 3-1 RMAC) Saturday night in Salt Lake City, Utah.