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  • Final Four: Syracuse, Oklahoma,...

    By Kristie Rieken
    AP Sports Writer

    HOUSTON — Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim isn’t surprised that No. 2 seeds Oklahoma and Villanova knocked off top seeds to join No. 1 seed North Carolina in the Final Four.

    He is, however, a bit taken aback that the other team in the field managed to do so.

    “I’m probably surprised at the other guys — that we’re there,” Boeheim said of his team. “I shouldn’t say that, but I am a little surprised.”

  • Cold shot, baby

    The hits keep on coming for the Robertson softball team, battle hardened through three tournaments, including this past weekend’s Kristin Griego Invitational in Rio Rancho.

    The Lady Cardinals are now 10-1 to start the season, and it’s more a product of the size of the last two tournaments they’ve entered that they placed third and ninth at St. Mike’s and Rio Rancho, respectively.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March...

    •Robertson JV vs. Pecos (DH), 3 p.m., MMS field
    •West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Taos, 3 p.m., WLV field
    •NMHU vs. Eastern New Mexico (DH), noon, Cowgirl Field
    •West Las Vegas at Laguna Acoma (DH), 3 p.m., Laguna
    •West Las Vegas JV vs. Robertson (DH), 3 p.m., TBA
    •West Las Vegas JV vs. Mora, 3:30 p.m., WLV field
    •Robertson vs. Hope Christian, 3 p.m., RHS

  • UConn women in familiar position

    The Associated Press

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Breanna Stewart said that when she was a freshman her goal at UConn was to win four national championships.

    The Huskies’ star senior stands two victories away from backing up that statement as the Huskies are back in the Final Four for a ninth straight season.

    That’s no surprise the way they’ve run through the season, winning all 36 of their games by double digits. Two more wins will give UConn an unprecedented feat with a fourth consecutive title.

  • National power Mavs sweep Cowboys

    Colorado Mesa, ranked as high as No. 2 in NCAA Division II baseball, asserted its dominance with a four-game sweep of longtime nemesis New Mexico Highlands over the weekend at Brandt Park.

    The hard-luck Cowboys, who opened a 12-game homestand with a win over Colorado State-Pueblo on March 11, have lost 11 in a row since then, dropping to 5-24 overall and 2-14 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

  • RHS softball on hot streak

    Robertson varsity softball journeys to its third tournament in as many weekends Thursday through Saturday in Rio Rancho.

    Coach Michael Quintana said it figures to be a big test with 28 schools participating.

    The Lady Cardinals are 6-0 through their first two weeks, the last local team without a blemish on the record.

    Savannah Sanchez, who was a tournament MVP in the Cobre event two weeks ago, leads Robertson with three home runs. Kendra Duran, Ashlea Lujan and Elicia Trujillo have two homers apiece, and Makayla Quintana has one.

  • Rival Mavericks 2nd in nation

    Given their longstanding rivalry, baseball teams from New Mexico Highlands and Colorado Mesa don’t need much in the way of extra incentive to ensure their annual series is one of the most watchable on the calendar.

    But Mesa’s Mavericks are bringing some anyway — touting a No. 2 national ranking entering this weekend, when they visit Brandt Park for a four-game set with Highlands.

  • Go Fish Mar. 25, 2016

    March 22

    Charette Lakes: Fishing was fair to good using salmon peach and garlic PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on perch.

    Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 5.2 cfs. Trout fishing was fair using small, bead-head, hare’s ear nymphs, small spinners. A few were also caught by anglers drifting worms and salmon eggs. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using gold spinners and worms.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March...

    •LCC vs. Midland (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    •NMHU vs. Colorado Mesa (DH), noon, Brandt Park
    •Robertson at Portales tournament, TBA, Portales
    •LCC vs. El Paso (DH), 1 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    •NMHU at Chadron State (DH), noon, Chadron, Neb.
    •Robertson at Rio Rancho tournament, TBA, Rio Rancho
    •West Las Vegas at Laguna Acoma (DH), 4 p.m., Laguna
    •Robertson at Amarillo quad, TBA
    Track and field

  • 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.