Today's Sports

  • Rico ranked 14th

    Rico Montoya, the University of Northern Colorado’s 133-pound wrestler, is projected as the No. 14 grappler in the nation at his weight class.

    That’s according to the Tournament Power Index released this month by WIN Magazine.

    Montoya, a senior at UNC, was a five-time New Mexico state champion for Robertson High from 2011 to 2015. He is one of just seven wrestlers to have won as many state titles in the Land of Enchantment.

    UNC is ranked 42nd as a team; Penn State is No. 1.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Sept. 9-13

    SUNDAY (Sept. 9)

    • NMHU women vs. Texas-Permian Basin, 11:30 a.m., Sanchez Family Stadium
    • Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, 1:30 and 3 p.m., Herrera Complex (NEW TIMES AND LOCATION)


    • Robertson (B) vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas (B) at Santa Rosa, 4 p.m., Santa Rosa
    • West Las Vegas girls at Portales, 4 p.m., Portales

  • Viva la Fiesta ... de Golf

    Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association drew 48 golfers from 10 clubs around the state to its annual Fiesta de Golf on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the Gene Torres Golf Course.

    The tourney was a four-person ABCD scramble won by the foursome of Audrey Dolan, Denise Franken, Rita Hinds and Nancy Moore. Denise Franken took closest-to-the-pin prize for players with handicaps below 25. Lina Costilla was the above-25 handicap winner. Longest drive low-handicap prize went to Cathy Janke. Annemarie Moret took longest drive for handicaps above 25.

  • Lady Cards make stand

    Based on the Elkettes’ straight-set win over defending state champ Sandia Prep on Aug. 29, it’s clear Pojoaque volleyball is back.

    Based on the Elkettes’ subsequent 3-1 loss at Mike Marr Gym, it’s clear that Robertson is, too.

    After Pojoaque took a taut game one 25-23 on Tuesday night, the Lady Cardinals stormed back to win the next three games, 25-22, 25-12, 25-22.

  • Good win for West's Paiz

    After a stint as part of West Las Vegas cross country’s fabled “Big Three,” Isaiah Paiz is the unquestioned leader of the Dons these days.

    Paiz raced to victory in the boys’ varsity race of this past week’s Mora Invitational with a time of 19:47.

    Peñasco’s Gilbert Valdez was a distant second in 20:53, followed by four runners from Moriarty, the boys’ team champion with 27 points compared to Maxwell (86) and Mora (89).

  • Week 3 brings good tests on...

    The Dons had a little trouble with the curveball last Thursday.

    Now let’s see how they do against old-fashioned heat.

    West Las Vegas (1-1) hosts Portales (1-1), a typically big, tough, straight-forward football team in what could be a pivotal early-season game for both sides.

  • Go Fish: Friday, Sept. 7

    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

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Sept. 7-9

    FRIDAY (Sept. 7)
    Cross country

    • Robertson at Rehoboth, TBA, Gallup
    • Robertson at Santa Rosa, 7 p.m., Santa Rosa
    • West Las Vegas vs. Portales, 7 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • NMHU at Western State, 7 p.m., Gunnison, Colo.
    • Robertson (B,C) at Española JV and frosh tourney, TBA, Española
    • Wagon Mound at Santa Fe Indian tourney, TBA, Santa Fe
    • Pecos Middle School vs. Cimarron, 4 p.m., Pecos

  • Weekend roundup: Making quick...

    Stacy Fulgenzi said it was good to finally get the season opener out of the way, as her Robertson volleyball team did — in short order — with a three-game sweep of Socorro on Saturday at Mike Marr Gym.

    The Lady Cardinals (1-0) had waited longer than most fall sports teams to get started, but they will make up for it this week. They were to play resurgent Pojoaque Valley on Tuesday, then host defending state champion Sandia Prep on Thursday in a rematch of the last two years’ Class 4A finals.

  • Brown, Cowboys ground Skyhawks

    By Clayton Jones
    NMHU Sports Information

    It wasn’t just that New Mexico Highlands defensive back Malik Brown had a pair of interceptions during the Cowboys’ 45-31 win on the road Friday night at Fort Lewis. It was the timeliness of those interceptions that helped him earn recognition as Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday — the football program’s first RMAC weekly honor in nearly four years.