Today's Sports

  • Saturday sports updates: RHS...

    This weekend in sporting events involving Las Vegas-area teams:

    * West Las Vegas' girls basketball defeated Taos 59-46 in the consolation final (fifth place) of the Hope Christian tournament Saturday in Albuquerque.

    In a meeting of district rivals, the Lady Dons dominated but had to hold off a fourth-quarter rally from the Lady Tigers, who trailed 51-28 going into the fourth period. West led 39-20 at the halfway point.

    Cameron Sandoval of West was named to the all-tournament team.

  • Close call goes to Dons

    The West Las Vegas boys’ basketball team has played a few close games this season, developing valuable experience in clutch situations.

    That education came in handy Thursday as the Dons opened the Hope Christian Invitational with a surprising Socorro team.

    The Warriors played close most of the way before West took a 59-54 verdict.

    It was 25-25 at halftime and the Dons led just 40-37 going into the fourth period.

    The game stayed tight the rest of the quarter, with one or two possessions separating the teams.

  • Local duo plays in All-American...

    Two Meadow City youngsters — both members of the state champion Las Vegas Outlaws 9-10 youth football team — participated in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowls Dec. 26-31 in New Orleans.

     C.J. Perea and Tony Rubin both played for the American team No. 8 and went 1-1 in games against the Nationals teams 7 and 9.

    Perea played receiver, catching five balls for 65 yards in the two games.

    Rubin started at left tackle, anchoring the offensive line for the team.

  • Brown back for Steelers

    By Will Graves
    The Associated Press

    PITTSBURGH — Even as he sat in the back of a police car sprinting to the hospital to get a precise prognosis on his injured left calf while the Pittsburgh Steelers played on without him during a loss to New England three weeks ago, Antonio Brown always believed he’d be back.

    He just needed time.

    When his teammates provided it by assuring the AFC North champions of a first-round bye, Brown pushed his rehab.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Jan. 15-18

    MONDAY (Jan. 15)

    • Memorial Middle School at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe


    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. St. Michael’s, TBA, Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Hope Christian, 4 p.m., Lopez Gym
    • Mora boys (A,B) at Tucumcari, 5 p.m., Tucumcari
    • Pecos boys (A,B) and girls (A,B) at Estancia, 5 p.m., Estancia
    • West Las Vegas boys (B,C) at Rio Rancho, 5 p.m., Rio Rancho

  • Thursday night hoops: Dons...

    Thursday at the Hope Christian basketball tournaments in Albuquerque:
    * Bloomfield girls 62, West Las Vegas 46. Bloomfield led 15-7, 32-14 and 45-30. The Lady Dons were to play Valley in the consolation bracket on Friday. Valley lost to Los Lunas 70-34 in another first-round game.
    * West Las Vegas boys 59, Socorro 54; Dons advance to semifinals vs. Bloomfield, a 62-42 winner over Zuni, on Friday. The Dons led 40-37 going into the final frame after being tied 25-25 through one half of play.

    Also Thursday:
    * Robertson girls 65, Santa Fe Indian 41. Lady Cards led 16-11, 30-22, 52-28.

  • Home sweet home: Fifteen games...

    Better late than never.

    Fifteen games into the schedule, the Robertson girls’ basketball team finally got to play at its home gym Wednesday night.

    The Lady Cardinals (12-3) made a successful homecoming of it, dashing to an 82-44 victory against Peñasco.

    “Last season we played a lot at home,” said RHS post Angelica Montoya. “So this year we’re on the road a lot. It doesn’t matter; we just have to play like we know how.”

    They did just that Wednesday.

  • Highlands' Lewis is RMAC...

    With five double-doubles this season, Chris Lewis is one of the best in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in that category.

    He’s one reason the New Mexico Highlands men’s basketball team (11-4, 6-3) has exceeded expectations this winter and is currently on track to get back to the postseason.

    The 6-8 senior forward, a native of Philadelphia, was honored as the RMAC Defensive Player of the Week on Monday.

  • Joe Vivian this weekend

    The Joe Vivian Classic has long been a red-letter event on the calendar for high school wrestlers in New Mexico.

    Boasting the largest turnout of any regular-season tourney and drawing most — though not all — of the state’s premier wrestling programs, the event is viewed by some as the real state tournament because it pits (many of) the best grapplers against each other, regardless of classification.

    Robertson has had a few wrestlers earn the distinction of becoming Joe Vivian champions — including Jonathan Trujillo last January.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Jan. 12-15

    FRIDAY (Jan. 12)

    • NMHU women and men at Colorado-Colorado Springs, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Colorado Springs
    • West Las Vegas boys, girls at Hope Christian tourneys, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Pecos boys (A,B) vs. Tucumcari, 5 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • Mora Middle School boys vs. McCurdy, 4 p.m., Mora
    • Robertson at Joe Vivian Classic, TBA, Cibola, Albuquerque