Today's Sports

  • HU alumna appointed to Nevada...

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval named a Highlands University alumna to the Nevada State Board of Education.

    Felicia Ortiz, a Las Vegas, Nev., businesswoman who earned her B.A in business administration/accounting from Highlands in 2001, began her term of board service Feb. 29.

  • North hoops lineups out

    Can you imagine Robertson forward Francisco Arguello grabbing a rebound, handing the ball to Pecos point guard Arturo Archuleta, who dishes it to West Las Vegas shooting guard Miguel Sena for a 3-pointer?

    Or maybe Hope Christian uber-athlete Jordan Leake taking to the air for an alley-oop from Warren Fulgenzi or Sebastian Gonzales of RHS?

    Or a pick-and-roll in which Taos’ Midnight Lujan frees West’s Deanna Bustos for an open jumper?

    Those are scenarios that could play out in the North-South all-star game this summer.

  • Early tickets punched for state...

    Just a couple weeks into the high school track and field season, several Las Vegas-area athletes have already punched their tickets to May’s state championships.

    There will be ample opportunities for more qualifications in the weeks ahead, of course, including the late additions for the season-ending district meets a couple months away.

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  • Locals dig into schedules

    This time, going undefeated on the softball diamond didn’t translate into a championship trophy — which would’ve been their second in as many weekends.

    The Robertson Lady Cardinals beat Bernalillo 10-4, Española Valley 7-4 and Taos 15-0 this past Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the St. Michael’s tournament in Santa Fe.

  • Lady Cardinals second, Cards...


    Playing up against some solid competition from higher classifications, the Robertson tennis teams came away with a pair of top-three team finishes at the Carlsbad Invitational over the weekend.

    The Lady Cardinals won five of nine matches and finished six points behind Hobbs for second place.

    And the boys were third behind Hobbs and Carlsbad.

    “We beat every team,” said RHS head coach Warren Fulgenzi about his girls’ team. “If we were going head to head, we beat them.”

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March...

    •NMHU vs. Colorado Mesa, 3 p.m., Brandt Park
    •Robertson at Rio Rancho tournament, TBA, Rio Rancho
    •West Las Vegas at Hope Christian (DH), 4 p.m., Albuquerque
    •West Las Vegas at Raton, 3 p.m., Raton

    •LCC vs. Midland (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    •NMHU vs. Colorado Mesa (DH), noon, Brandt Park
    •Robertson at Portales tournament, TBA, Portales

  • Usual suspects win

    By Eric Olson
    AP Sports Writer

    The NCAA Tournament has reached the Sweet 16, and many of the usual suspects made it. There also are a few surprise teams and matchups. Don’t feel bad if you’re having trouble keeping track of it all.

  • Tough weekend on the diamond

    More tough luck was in order for the New Mexico Highlands baseball and softball teams over the weekend as Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play rolled on.

    Playing at Brandt Park in a four-game series originally scheduled for Denver, the Cowboy baseball team dropped four against Regis to see their current losing skid reach seven.

    Meanwhile, the Cowgirls were in Durango, losing three of four in RMAC pod play against host Fort Lewis and Colorado School of Mines.


  • Cobre tournament champs
  • JV Dons maintain poise

    West Las Vegas’ junior varsity boys’ basketball team has won three consecutive district championships.

    Its success and that of the varsity — Class 4A state runners-up two years running and regular-season district champs two of the last three years — may not be a coincidence.