Today's Sports

  • Dons complete sweep

    Martin “Tino” Castellano struck for four 3-point baskets in the first half and was one of three Dons guards to reach double figures in scoring Wednesday night as West Las Vegas took a hard-fought 67-62 victory at Robertson.

    West improved to 19-5 overall and 4-1 in District 2-4A with one game left in the regular season  — a home game Friday night against Pojoaque Valley. A win in that contest would clinch the best record in the district, as Pojoaque and Taos are both 3-2 as of Thursday.

  • Eyes on the prize - Cardinal...

    A number of Las Vegas-area wrestlers will be pursuing individual state championships — Robertson senior Rico Montoya is after a record fifth — this weekend at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

    The Cardinals look as strong across the lineup as they have in years and are in contention for their first team championship since 2009, the last of a four-year run at the top. Defending state champ Bloomfield and St. Michael’s, which won three state titles in the previous four years, are also leading contenders.

  • Three awards in three days for...

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    And the trio of awards is complete.

    Fifth-year senior Matthew Chavez was named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association South Central Region Player of the Week Wednesday.

    He was named New Mexico Highlands Subway Athlete of the Week on Monday and Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Week on Tuesday.

  • Boys’ teams from WLV, Mora,...

    The West Las Vegas Dons are back in the place with which they’ve been familiar almost all season — second in the Class 4A state boys’ basketball poll behind only defending state champion Hope Christian.

    West is No. 2 in the NMOTSC.com coaches’ poll released late Monday.

    In descending order, the top 10 rankings are Hope Christian, West Las Vegas, Taos, Portales, Pojoaque Valley, St. Michael’s, Cobre, Bloomfield, Silver and Kirtland Central.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Feb. 20...

    • LCC vs. Trinidad State JC (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU vs. West Texas A&M (DH), 11 a.m., Brandt Park (NEW TIME)
    • NMHU women and men at Colorado School of Mines, 6 and 8 p.m., Golden, Colo.
    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C) vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • State tournaments, 9 a.m., Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho (NEW TIME)


  • Cowboys, Chavez pound Hounds

    Momentum swung Highlands’ way, then to Eastern New Mexico, then back to the host Cowboys on Sunday as NMHU took a 10-8 win in the finale of a four-game baseball series at Brandt Park.

    Highlands and first-year head coach Shannon Hunt won the series three games to one.

    NMHU (4-3) hosts West Texas A&M from the Lone Star Conference for a three-game set that begins at 1 p.m. Friday.

    The Buffs are 7-2, and one of the losses came against then-No. 9 Southern Arkansas.

  • Another big week for HU track

    ALBUQUERQUE — After a successful Friday night at the Don Kirby New Mexico Elite Invitational, it could not get much better on Saturday for New Mexico Highlands women’s track and field.

    However, the sprinters took over to provisionally qualify multiple athletes in multiple events for the Cowgirls.

    “I don’t dare say ‘mission accomplished’ as we have a lot of work to do heading into the RMAC championships, but what a weekend for our athletes,” head coach Bob DeVries said.

  • Riders on the road

    Luna Community College baseball dropped three games at Western Oklahoma State College over the weekend in Altus, Okla. The host Pioneers prevailed 4-3, 14-3 and 16-10.

    Luna catcher Bronson Pulgados starred in Friday’s 4-3 nailbiter, going 3 for 5 with one double and scoring twice. Right fielder Brian Chaparro hit 2 for 4, both doubles.

  • Junior wrestling camp opens Feb...

    Area youngsters are invited to participate in the upcoming Junior Cardinal Classic Wrestling Camp, slated for Feb. 23-28 at Robertson’s McFarland Hall.

    Children of ages ranging from kindergarten through fifth grade are eligible to participate. The camp and tournament will be overseen by Robertson coaches and wrestlers, who’ll be fresh off their state tourney.

    Cost is $25 per wrestler; families with multiple participants will receive a discount for each additional child. The fee covers instruction, tournament entry and a camp T-shirt.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Feb. 18...

    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys vs. Los Alamos, 4 p.m., WLV
    • NMHU at Eastern New Mexico (DH), noon, Portales

    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym