Today's Sports

  • Pecos boys to meet Cimarron in...

    The Pecos Panthers are scheduled to meet Cimarron today at 4 for the consolation championship of the Tri-City Tournament.

    A 24-12 third quarter sent Pecos into the loser’s bracket of the Tri-City Friday against Peñasco in a 53-50 loss.

    “They came out intense in the third quarter,” said Panther head coach Clyde Sanchez. “We didn’t respond to their halftime adjustments. We actually gave it away.”

  • WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Lady Dons make...

    In a battle of unbeatens, Saturday night’s main event saw defending state champion Pojoaque Valley (10-0) assert its dominance over West Las Vegas (7-1).

    The 63-35 romp by the Elkettes came in the final of their own Ben Lujan Invitational, an early showdown between district rivals.

    For a while, it appeared the upstart Lady Dons had a great shot at the upset. The game was knotted up at 17 and even after a Pojoaque run late in the second quarter, the margin was a manageable 27-21.

  • WLV fourth in Farmington with...

    Still five weight classes shy of a full team, the West Las Vegas wrestling squad neverthless cracked the top four in this past weekend’s Piedra Vista Panther Classic.

    John Armijo won his 171-pound class in dominant fashion and was presented with the Outstanding Wrestler award for the higher divisions.

    Armijo scored a 10-2 decision over Bayfield (Colo.) standout Jeff Huffmyer in the final.

    “He had a good showing,” said head coach Robert Alarcon. “But he’s still not there (in terms of wrestling shape). He’ll get better.”

  • Twelve locals all-district in...

    A quick-thinking, hard-hitting defensive back and lynchpin of two state championship teams, Robertson’s Nathan Abreu left an often jarring impact on a football game.

    Abreu was honored this week as District 2-3A’s Defensive Player of the Year, highlighting a strong senior season in spite of difficult circumstances for the Robertson team.

    Overall, Abreu was one of seven Cardinals named to the all-district team. Five West Las Vegas Dons also were selected to the squad, which was announced Thursday.

  • Cardinals hold on, beat Mora

    R.J. McNellis and Justin Bustos combined to hit three last-minute free throws and McNellis blocked a shot that would have tied the game, helping Robertson cling to a 73-70 win over Mora on Thursday night at Mike Marr Gym.

    The photo finish came after the visiting Rangers rallied from 19 down — they trailed 56-37 at one point — with a furious fourth quarter.

  • Tough day for Lucero, Peek in...

    It was a difficult day Thursday at the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association national finals for a couple of competitors with local ties.

    The team of JoJo LeMond and Martin Lucero slipped a bit in the team roping competition. LeMond and Lucero posted a time of 22.4 seconds, good for 14th in the round. Travis Tryan and Cory Petska won the round with a time of 3.5 seconds and picked up $16,767 each.

  • Panthers walk line to beat...

    Tim Baca turned in an exceptional night at the free-throw line, leading the Pecos Panthers to a 57-43 win over Ruidoso in the opening round of the Sandia Prep Invitational.

    Baca went 15 for 15 from the charity stripe and scored 21 points. As a team the Panthers were 25 of 29 from the free-throw line.

    Pecos led 13-9 at the end of the first period and extended the lead to 30-14 at the half. With the Panthers drawing early fouls, head coach Clyde Sanchez turned to his bench to hold the Warriors at bay.

  • NMHU posts offseason golf rates

    The Gene Torres Golf Course at New Mexico Highlands University has announced its offseason rates.

    The rates are in effect until Feb. 28, and can be viewed on the university Web site under www.nmhu.edu/golf .

    “We will be open this winter, weather permitting, and play will be on temporary greens,” said Steve Watson, Highlands University golf pro.

    The course is also selling gift certificates for instruction and play during the holiday season.

  • Dons put freeze on Ruidoso

    It didn’t take West Las Vegas Dons long to put their letdown in the Taos Invitational behind them.

    Tuesday night, the team throttled visiting Ruidoso 77-60, staying in control on both ends of the floor and improving to 2-3 overall.

    West senior Adrian Rivera led all scorers with 29 points. He has surpassed the quarter century mark in points in four of the Dons’ five games.

  • Dons fall to top-rated Sundevils...

    Española Valley outscored West Las Vegas 28-13 in the decisive second quarter to blow open a close game in the first round of Capital High’s Al Almendariz Classic Thursday in Santa Fe.

    The end result was a 77-55 win for the Sundevils, the top-ranked team in Class 4A.

    Turnovers and poor shooting — particularly at the free-throw line — hurt the Dons.