Today's Sports

  • RHS v-ball star signs with DI...

    This week, Robertson senior Alianza Darley signed her letter of intent to continue her volleyball career at University of Texas-El Paso, which is a Division I school.

    “When I went on my visit, it felt like home,” Darley said. “El Paso is close enough to New Mexico, but far enough away. The girls’ coaching staff, everything just felt right. Going on the visit, they made me feel at home and I saw myself going there.”

    Darley said UTEP coach Ben Wallis had a big impact in the decision-making process.

  • West basketball coach decides to...

    After more than 30 years of coaching in northern New Mexico, West Las Vegas boys basketball coach Clyde Sanchez announced that he is retiring.

    Throughout his years coaching, Sanchez has coached at Pecos, Santa Fe Prep and West Las Vegas and finishes his career with a 115–117 record. He started and ended his career at West, as his first coaching job in New Mexico was at Valley Middle School in the 1981–82 season.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, March 31-...


    • NMHU at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 12 p.m., Colorado Springs, Colo.


    • NMHU vs. Chadron State College, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. Brandt Field 


    • Mora vs. Tucumcari, 3 p.m., 5 p.m, Mora Baseball Field


    • West Las Vegas at St. Michaels, TBA, Santa Fe


  • Spring 2019: Composite Sports...

    Friday, March 29

    • LCC at New Mexico Junior College, 12 p.m, 2 p.m, Hobbs
    • NMHU at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 3 p.m., Colorado Springs
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas at Portales Tournament, TBA

    • Robertson, West Las Vegas at Tucumcari Invite, 9 a.m., Tucumcari

    • LCC vs. Clarendon College, 12 p.m., 2 p.m., WLV Softball Field
    • Pecos vs. Logan (JV/V), 3 p.m., PHS Softball Field

  • A fast-pitched softball game

    The Robertson Lady Cardinals (4–7) softball team blasted past the Santa Fe High Demonettes (2–4) on Tuesday, winning 17–1 in a two and a half inning game in front of a home crowd.

    The Demonettes scored a run in the top of the first, but the Lady Cardinals responded with 12 runs of their own in the bottom of the first. Robertson then added five more in the second and after Santa Fe didn’t score in the top of the third, the game was called.

  • Prep Tennis: Fulgenzi, Sena win...

    On Tuesday, the Robertson Lady Cardinals tennis team defeated the Albuquerque Academy Chargers 5–4 while the Cardinals lost 9–0.

    At the No. 1 doubles spot, Robertson’s Lauren Fulgenzi and Miquela Sena defeated Rachel Homan and Stella Mahr 6–3 and 6–1.

  • Rugby: An Olympic contract

    Kevon Williams, in white, scores a try in a 33–19 win against Chile on March 8.

    Williams is a 2016 Highlands University graduate who currently plays on the USA Rugby men’s sevens team, the Golden Eagles, which is currently ranked No. 1 in the world.

    He is contracted to represent the USA in the 2020 Summer Olympics and then return to a career in computer science.

    During his time at Highlands, he helped the Vatos rugby club win two national titles and make it to the Final 8 multiple times.


  • Cardinals strike out against...

    The Robertson Cardinals’ (5–3) four- game winning streak was snapped on Tuesday, as they were defeated 10–0 and then 3–0 by the Roswell Coyotes (9–2) in Roswell.

    In a five-inning game, the Coyotes scored two runs in the third and fifth innings and added six in the fourth. Roswell had seven hits and no errors.

    Robertson had three hits during the game, one of which was from senior Brandon Lucero who had a double. Sophomores Isiah Ortiz and Jason Gold also had a hit.

  • Cowboys fall in extra innings

    The New Mexico Highlands baseball team had a late lead on Lubbock Christian University, but a trio of errors led to a pair of unearned runs — including one in the 10th inning — that led to a 6-5 extra-inning loss for the Cowboys on Tuesday at Hays Field.

    The Cowboys (9-16 overall) trailed 4-2 heading into sixth inning before a solo home run by Gaylan Young in the sixth, a solo homer by Jared Brown in the seventh and a solo homer by Justin DeHoog in the eighth gave NMHU a 5-4 lead on the Chaps (20-8).

  • Go Fish: Friday, March 29

    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

    Ute Lake: Trent Riley of Amarillo caught and released a 5.88-pound smallmouth bass Mar. 25.

    Fishing report, March 26