Today's Sports

  • Las Vegas girls take on the...

    Two of Class 4A girls’ basketball’s premier programs — No. 1 Portales and No. 2 Hope Christian — were in town over the weekend, providing a monumental challenge for the locals.

    It was a tall order in particular for Robertson’s Lady Cardinals, who hosted Portales on Friday, then Hope on Saturday.

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    Robertson led several times and was within four points with two and a half minutes left Saturday in an eventual 39-30 defeat to the Huskies.

  • Rico wins national title in Reno

    Ka-ching. Ka-ching.

    No gambling involved here, either.

    Rico Montoya made off like a bandit in one of the nation’s most prestigious amateur wrestling tournaments over the weekend in Reno, Nev.

    The Robertson High senior won a national title in the 132-pound weight class of the Reno Tournament of Champions on Saturday.

    Montoya defeated Juaquin Olivas of Sunnyside in the finals with a 3-2 tally.

  • Cowgirls shock CSUP

    Las Vegas Optic

    Anngelina Sanchez scored all of her 14 points in the second half as New Mexico Highlands outgunned Colorado State-Pueblo 41-28 Saturday night to grab a 64-54 upset of the visiting ThunderWolves, who’d been unbeaten through five league games.

    Jenny Johnson scored 10 and Brittany Brown 9 for the Cowgirls (4-6 overall, 3-3 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference).
    CSUP is 7-3, 5-1.

    Giulia Simioni added six assists for NMHU after notching 10 the previous night in an 84-81 loss to Colorado-Colorado Springs.

  • 2 dudes in the valley - Dons...

    Las Vegas Optic

    No Gillie Lopez Gym, no problem.

    Playing a home game at the Valley’s Jesus Griego Gym instead of their usual building, the West Las Vegas Dons took the change in stride Friday night, running past Wagon Mound 85-38.

    The Trojans (5-3), who play in Class 1A, were state finalists a season ago in what was then known as Class B. But they had no answer for the Dons (6-0), currently the No. 2 team in Class 4A.

  • Lobos hold on vs. Aggies

    The Associated Press

    LAS CRUCES — Deshawn Delaney scored 15 points and New Mexico held on to beat New Mexico State 69-67 on Saturday night.

    The Lobos opened the second half on a 22-13 run to stretch its lead to 52-33 with 11:23 remaining.

    The Aggies chipped away, forcing seven turnovers during a 21-8 run, capped by Pascal Siakam’s right-handed reverse dunk, to pull within 60-54 with 2:04 to play.

  • Wolves national champs

    The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Colorado State-Pueblo didn’t have a football program seven years ago.

    Now, there is none better in Division II.

    Chris Bonner threw for 191 yards and a touchdown, Cameron McDondle ran for 113 yards and the ThunderWolves relied on some stingy defense to knock off previously unbeaten Minnesota State 13-0 Saturday for their first national championship.

    CSUP is one of New Mexico Highlands’ chief rivals in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

  • NM Bowl: Ags win

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — After yet another injury, Utah State wound up needing its fifth-string quarterback. Fortunately for the Aggies, they had the Vigil brothers the whole way.

    Nick Vigil ran for a touchdown and combined with his brother to make 16 tackles as Utah State shut down UTEP 21-6 Saturday in the New Mexico Bowl.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 22...

    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B) at Clayton, 3 p.m., Clayton
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B) at Clayton, 3 p.m., Clayton

    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    • Stu Clark Tournament (includes Robertson, West Las Vegas boys), 1 p.m., Wilson Complex

  • Winning the battle - RHS...

    Daniel Martinez says that when it’s all said and done, he wants to be remembered as a good guy and a good nurse. He is on his way to being both.

    Martinez, 22, a nursing student at Luna Community College, has accomplished quite a bit at his young age, but none bigger than overcoming testicular cancer.

    Perhaps one of the most decorated athletes in Robertson High history with 12 state championships combined in wrestling and track, Martinez was shocked to learn that he had testicular cancer. At the time he was wrestling for Doug Moses and Highlands University.

  • Four from LV on North team

    Four Meadow City football players have been honored with selection to the 2015 North All-Star team.

    Robertson’s Nathan Archuleta, Dominic Lucero and Kenneth Yara and West Las Vegas’ Jose Juan Montaño were among the Class 3A-4A North honorees announced this week by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association, the entity that oversees the North-South games each year.