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Today's Sports

  • 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...

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

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

  • 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.

    BASEBALL

  • 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.

  • Stunners in round 1

    The Associated Press

    PROVIDENCE, R.I.  — The Ivy League has produced its share of surprise winners in the NCAA Tournament. It can add Yale to that list of bracket spoilers.

    Makai Mason had a career-high 31 points, including six of Yale’s final nine points, and the No. 12 seed Bulldogs held on to upset No. 5 seed Baylor 79-75 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday.

    Yale (23-6) earns its first NCAA Tournament victory. It comes in its first appearance since 1962.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - March...

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    •NMHU at Regis, noon, Denver
    Softball
    •NMHU vs. Fort Lewis and Colorado School of Mines, 10 a.m. and noon, Durango, Colo.

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    •Robertson vs. Socorro (DH), 3 p.m., MMS field
    •West Las Vegas at Raton (DH), 3 p.m., Raton
    TUESDAY
    Baseball
    •West Las Vegas at Bernalillo, 4 p.m., Bernalillo
    Softball
    •LCC vs. Adams State JV (DH), 3 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    WEDNESDAY