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Today's Sports

  • Lucero, Cardinals frustrate...

    Twice, the St. Michael’s Horsemen threatened to steal control — of the game and the District 2-4A baseball title — in Saturday’s game one of a baseball doubleheader at Robertson.

    Twice, they maneuvered baserunners into scoring position.

    Twice, Cardinal ace Brandon Lucero sent them away frustrated.

  • Headed to NMMI: Jenese Fulgenzi...

    Four straight Class 1A-4A state tennis championships for the Robertson girls’ program — and Jenese Fulgenzi has been on board for all of them.

    It’s probably not a coincidence.

    Fulgenzi has been integral in the state team competitions throughout the four-year run. In the individual portion of the state tourneys, she has been an especially tough doubles player. She and sister Jaci teamed to win state in doubles in 2015, then finished as runners-up the following season in an all-RHS final vs. their first cousins Brandelyn and Lauren.

  • Redbirds seek tennis repeat

    Robertson’s tennis teams like the view from the top.

    They plan to stay there a while longer.

    They’ll get their chance to defend their dual state team championships this week. The team brackets will play out Friday and Saturday at Albuquerque Academy, where the Lady Cardinals will look to make it five titles in a row and the Cardinal boys seek a repeat.

    But first up are the individual state championships Wednesday and Thursday at Jerry Cline Complex.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, May 2-4

    WEDNESDAY (May 2)
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 8:05 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.
    • Little League games TBA, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park
    Tennis
    • State championships (individuals) begin, TBA, Albuquerque

    THURSDAY
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 8:05 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.
    • Little League games TBA, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park
    Softball

  • Cards, Dons, Panthers: On to...

    Baseball teams from Robertson, West Las Vegas and Pecos are headed to state. The locals learned their postseason matchups on Sunday afternoon.

    Higher seeded teams in Class 4A will host best-of-three first-round series this Friday and Saturday. In 3A, higher seeds will host single-elimination first-rounders on Wednesday.

  • Robertson teams clinch district...

    A pair of dominant pitching performances a couple of miles apart led to dual District 2-4A championships for Robertson High on Saturday.

    Brandon Lucero struck out 10 and escaped two jams to lead the Cardinal baseball team to a 2-1 win over St. Mike's in game one of a doubleheader at Memorial Middle School's Whorton Field.

    The title is the Cardinals' first in four years.

    St. Mike's came back to win game two 17-5 but finished second in 2-4A at 16-10, 9-3. The Cards are 21-4, 10-2, and ranked No. 1 in 4A baseball.

  • Fighting spirit: Sidelined from...

    Luna Community College

    Jeramiah Gouin was a longtime bullfighter. Today he is simply a fighter — not a put-up-your-dukes type of fighter, rather an everyday fighter overcoming the struggles of being confined to a wheelchair.

    Gouin, a freshman and general studies major at Luna Community College, vaguely remembers May 30, 2016. That was the day he got a spinal cord injury.

    “I just remember falling down,” says Gouin. “A bull hit me in one of my legs. I was at a rodeo in Maxwell.”

  • Prep roundup: Lady Dons pitch...

    With one game left in the regular season, the West Las Vegas softball team looked strong again, shutting out St. Michael’s 10-0 in six innings this past Tuesday.

    The Lady Dons, who started Jade Ulibarri in the pitcher’s circle, held the visitors to six hits with four strikeouts in six innings.
    Ulibarri helped her own cause with two singles and two runs batted in.

    Breeanna Graston got West going by drawing a walk and then scoring after a Maddie Griego hit in the second inning.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, April 29-...

    SUNDAY (April 29)
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, 12:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque  
    • NMHU at Adams State, noon, Alamosa, Colo.
    Soccer
    • Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, 1 p.m., UWC campus, Montezuma
    Softball
    • NMHU vs. Regis (DH), 11 a.m., Cowgirl Field
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at RMAC outdoor meet, TBA, Golden, Colo.

    MONDAY
    Baseball

  • Double duty: Montoya to continue...

    As she signed her national letter of intent to play not one but two sports at New Mexico Highlands University in 2018-19, Robertson senior Angelica Montoya had a special message for those who doubted her: "Thank you."

    “All through elementary school I was teased a lot,” she recalled. “Everyone would tell me I would never amount to anything. It motivated me to keep going.”