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Today's Sports

  • A Thoreau beating: Dons win by 20

    Adrian Rivera was an inside AND outside threat Monday afternoon, hitting four outside shots on his way to 21 points.

    Rivera and the West Las Vegas boys’ basketball team cruised to a 74-54 win over Thoreau at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The Dons improved to 10-7 under first-year head coach David “Morgan” Montaño.in the team’s last tuneup before the onset of district play. West plays host to Santa Fe Indian on Wednesday.

  • Martinez, Diaz, Armijo lead...

    A runner-up finish by Robertson’s Daniel Martinez and third-place outcomes for Wally Diaz of RHS and John Armijo of West Las Vegas were local highlights at this past weekend’s Joe Vivian Classic in Albuquerque.

    Defending Class 5A champion Rio Rancho — a squad featuring a couple of former Las Vegans — ran away with the team championship, racking up 249 points to Class 4A champ Belen’s 153.5.

  • Rangerettes send Bears into...

    It’s on to the semifinals for the Mora Rangerettes, who defeated Hatch Valley 56-39 on Thursday in the Hope Christian Invitational.

    Mora (11-3 and ranked fourth among Class 2A girls’ teams) will play tourney host Hope at 6 p.m. Friday for a spot in the final.

    “It was another good victory for us,” said Mora head coach Mark Cassidy. “We started out very strong — it was 23-12 after the first quarter — and we just maintained and finished strong.”

  • No. 3 Lady Dons win third...

    With three blowout victories in a row and a new No. 3 state ranking, the West Las Vegas Lady Dons are on a tear as the District 2-3A portion of the schedule approaches.

    The latest win came Wednesday night, a 59-39 rout of visiting Santa Fe High.

    As with Saturday’s romp over Dexter and Tuesday’s triumph against Tucumcari, this one was decided largely in the first quarter.

    Geneva Rivera scored the first seven points of the night as part of an 11-0 West Las Vegas run to start the game.

  • Ladies' Night: WLV, RHS,...

    Controlling everything from tempo to rebounding, West Las Vegas’ girls’ basketball team had little trouble with visiting Tucumcari on Tuesday night.

    West won 63-27.

    The 10-3 Lady Dons won big for the second game in four days (after routing Dexter on Saturday). The team plays its third game in a five-day stretch tonight when Santa Fe High returns to town.

    West came out of the gates looking to seize control early and sprinted to a 31-7 first-period lead.

  • Big Monday: No. 1 Huskies over...

    Robertson’s boys’ basketball team can take some solace in the knowledge they aren’t alone.

    A number of teams have entertained hopes of beating Hope Christian — and most have gotten mauled by the No. 1 Huskies. Including some pretty good teams — like Clovis, St. Pius, Española Valley, St. Michael’s and Valley.

    Hope won 77-29 on Monday night in Albuquerque, improving to 11-3 overall; the Cardinals fell to 4-10.

  • Workin' overtime: Cowboys...

    Takin’ care of business and workin’ overtime.

    With a nod to ‘70s supergroup Bachman-Turner Overdrive, that’s what the Highlands Cowboys (10-3 overall, 4-1 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) spent the weekend doing in a two-night homestand against league foes Colorado School of Mines and Colorado Christian.

    NMHU beat CSM 93-85 on Friday night, then defeated CCU 63-58 on Saturday. Both games spilled into overtime, delighting the Wilson Complex crowds.

  • WLV wrestlers 10th in Liberal

    Highlighted by John Armijo’s close-shave runner-up finish, the West Las Vegas Dons placed 10th with a short squad in Saturday’s big Southwest Classic in Liberal, Kan.

    The Dons accumulated 57 team points, led by Armijo, who lost the 160-pound championship by one point.

  • Cardinal wrestlers second in...

    Even shorthanded, the Robertson wrestling team is a force to behold.

    The Cardinals came away with a second-place finish in the 10-team Moriarty Duals over the weekend despite missing three weight classes. They defeated Eldorado, Valley, Del Norte and Los Alamos in pool wrestling, losing only in head-to-head competition with tourney host Moriarty. And 152-pounder Daniel Martinez added to his collection of Outstanding Wrestler awards with another strong showing.

    All that said, RHS head coach Richard Martinez said his team still has to get better and stay hungry.

  • Dons rule in Roswell

    In Roswell, the Dons went into “alien” territory and came away with a sweep, beating a stubborn New Mexico Military Institute team 72-66 on Friday and getting a 68-51 win over Class 4A Goddard.

    At NMMI, the Dons erased a 16-point second-period deficit for the come-from-behind win.