Today's Sports

  • Right on track

    Robertson’s girls’ track team made itself right at home in the West Las Vegas Invitational.

    And no, that’s not simply because the meet was held at Cardinal Stadium on Saturday.

    The RHS girls, coached by Benny Ortiz, placed second behind mighty Rio Rancho, piling up 62 points, ahead of Hope Christian (53), Pojoaque (42), Santa Rosa (34) and WLV (25), along with a dozen other schools. The Rams had 117.

  • Lady Cards rally to beat...

    Lovington's Kenzie Black had a hot hand from three-point land Tuesday morning.

    Fortunately for Robertson fans, so did Karlee Bradley, Kim Mares and Daniella Montoya.

    Each of those RHS players hit key outside baskets to keep their team in the game early on. And late in the teams' state quarterfinal matchup, the troika of Montoya, Brooke Knezevich and Kassandra Tapia led the Lady Cards back from an eight-point deficit to a 65-55 upset of the third-seeded Lady Wildcats.

  • Portales girls eliminate...

    Portales is headed to the Class 3A girls' state basketball championship game after eliminating its second opponent from Las Vegas in as many days.

    The Lady Rams got past Robertson 56-48 in a Thursday morning semifinal at The Pit in Albuquerque. They'll play the winner of a Pojoaque-St. Michael's semifinal in the championship game, set to tip off at 6 p.m. Friday.

  • Cardinals dominate Carlsbad...

    Robertson’s boys’ tennis team surprised coach Juan Carlos Fulgenzi with a first-place finish this past weekend in the Cave City Invite in Carlsbad.

    The Cardinal boys swept the top three singles flights as Kevin Keiner, Placido Gomez and Emilio Gomez overcame foes David Grege from Belen, Tyler Webb of Hobbs and Kevin Lambeth of El Paso Burgess, respectively. In doubles, they went two for three; the Gomez brothers and the combo of Keiner and Amadeo Lopez beat teams from Burgess and El Paso Austin.

  • NMHU memorial run set for April...

    It’s running season again and New Mexico Highlands University’s Exercise and Sport Sciences Club will be hosting its third annual Remembrance Run on Saturday, April 11.

    Registration will begin at 7:45 a.m. and the first race will begin at 8:30 a.m. There will be four events hosted: a Family Fun 1-Mile run/walk, 5K run, 5K walk, and half-marathon.

  • Successful ride ends for Cowboy...

    In his March 3 postgame interview with radio broadcaster Dale Turner, Highlands men’s basketball coach Joe Harge did his best to share the wealth. Turner had congratulated Harge on being named Coach of the Year in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference West, but Harge insisted that the honor belonged not only to him but to his team, the school and indeed, the entire Las Vegas community.

    Everyone, Harge said, had helped the Cowboys achieve success this season — a 19-game improvement that set a new NCAA record.

  • Rough Riders win sixth straight...

    Andrew Arellanes' double to right center in the bottom of the ninth enabled Marcos Griego to score from second base Monday, lifting Luna Community College to a walk-off 10-9 victory over Wayland Baptist's junior varsity.

    The extra-inning drama, followed by a considerably less dramatic 16-2 rout, helped Luna complete a four-game sweep of the Pioneers. Coach Peter Ortiz’s Rough Riders (15-24-1) have won six in a row, the program's longest win streak in its short history.


  • State basketball pairings out





    New Mexico state bsketball tournament selections and first-round matchups have been announced by the NMAA.

    The Mora Rangerettes, champs of District 4-2A in girls' basketball, will host District 3 runner-up McCurdy on Friday evening at Montoya Gym.

    Pecos' Lady Panthers, as runner-up to Mora, will travel to Penasco, the champion in District 3.

  • WLV, RHS, Mora girls advance

    West Las Vegas and Robertson are headed to the quarterfinals of the New Mexico girls' state basketball tournament in Class 3A. Mora is moving on to the Class 2A quarters.

    WLV, the seventh seed in the tourney, overcame a strong first half by visiting No. 10 seed Ruidoso to win 58-48. The Lady Dons will play No. 2 Portales at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at The Pit in Albuquerque. Portales breezed past No. 15 Hatch Valley 61-17.

  • Cowboys score first sweep vs. UNK

    Break out the brooms. New Mexico Highlands’ baseball team tallied its first four-game sweep of the season, taking down league opponent Nebraska-Kearney over the weekend at Brandt Park.

    Scores were 16-4 and 6-5.

    The Cowboys are 22-13 overall and 13-7 in RMAC play.

    Highlands scored in each of the first three innings to stuff an 8-0 cushion over the Lopers in Sunday’s opener en route to a 16-4 win.

    The score was 12-1 after five frames.