Today's Sports

  • Prep Baseball: Blasting past...

    In a home doubleheader, the Mora Rangers (4-1) blasted past the Clayton Yellowjackets, winning 11–0 and 6–0 on March 28. They then defeated the Tucumcari Rattlers 8–3 and 7–3 on Monday.

    The Rangers will compete in the Santa Rosa Tournament this weekend.
    Game one against Clayton was four and a half innings, in which the Rangers added one run in the first and fourth, four in the second and five in
    the third.

    Seniors Devondre Cordova, Roddy Martinez and Conrad Romero had two runs each while five players each had one run.

  • Dons split last four games

    The West Las Vegas Dons (6–3) defeated Raton 5–4, but lost 10–9 to Ruidoso and 13–8 against East Mountain over the weekend during the Portales Tournament. On Tuesday, they opened up district play against St. Michael’s, winning 3–2.

  • Luna baseball swept in four-game...

    New Mexico Junior College continued its quest for its league baseball title at the expense of Luna over the weekend, turning the visiting Rough Riders away in a four-game series held in Hobbs.

    The Thunderbirds kept their win streak active in going to 22-9 overall, two games out of the lead. The Rough Riders fell to 3-30.

  • Softball: Lady Cardinals hold...

    In a double header against the Sandia Prep Sundevils, the Robertson Lady Cardinals swept them 19–2 and 16–0 on Friday. 

    In the first game, Robertson added two runs in the first and then Sandia Prep tied the game in the second. The Lady Cardinals went on to add three, four and 12 in the third, fourth and fifth innings, respectively.

    Seniors McKayla Encinias and MaKayla Quintana led Robertson with four runs each. Five players had two runs each and junior Kylee Moberg had one run.

  • Prep Basketball: Receiving state...

    Robertson seniors Alianza Darley and Jazmyne Jenkins and junior Tessa Ortiz were named to the All State 3A Girls Basketball team while freshman Jayden Jenkins was named to the second team. Darley and Jazmyne Jenkins were also named to the North/South large school All Team.


  • Rough Riders faced tough...

    By Dave Kavanaugh, Luna Community College

    Facing the No. 12 ranked team in the nation for a weekend series, the Luna Community College softball team found itself within a swing of the bat away from potential victory.

    In game two of the series Friday afternoon, Luna trailed just 11-9 to begin the sixth inning, looking for a big upset.

  • Basketball: Cardinals lose two...

    In the Portales Tournament, the Robertson Cardinals lost 3–0 against the Los Alamos Hilltoppers and then defeated the Taos Tigers 11–0, but fell to the Portales Rams 8–7.

    The Hilltoppers scored their first run in the third and then two in the sixth.

    Sophomore Jason Gold and junior Caleb Marrujo had one hit each for the Cardinals only hits of the game. Robertson had 26 plate appearances and 23
    at bats.

  • Track and Field: Area teams find...

    Last weekend, West Las Vegas, Mora and Robertson competed in the West Las
    Vegas Invitational at the Herrera Complex.

    West coach James Esquibel said he would like to thank all the coaches and volunteers for making the meet a success with 19 teams.

    The West Las Vegas Dons came in seventh with 20 points for the boys while the Mora Rangers placed 11th with nine points and the Robertson Cardinals tied for 13th with four points.

  • Go Fish: Friday, April 5

    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Catches of the week
    Springer Lake: Nazario Romero of Cleveland, N.M. caught a 25-inch and a 26-inch northern pike Mar. 27. He was using a crank bait.

    Fishing report, April 2

  • Cheer and Dance: Three-peat for...

    For the third consecutive year, the West Las Vegas Lady Dons are state champions in the A–3A co-ed division.

    At the end of the first day, the Lady Dons were in third place with 84.4 points.

    They then scored 76.16 on day two, almost seven points more than any other team in their division, to secure them the first place win with 160.56 total points. Hatch Valley took second at 154.57.