Today's News

  • Baseball breaks ice

    NMHU baseball dropped all three games of its season-opening home series vs. West Texas A&M over the weekend at Brandt Park.

    The visiting Buffs won decisively 9-1 Friday and 21-2 Saturday, before being forced to come back in the series finale, a 9-5 tally that saw the Cowboys show some promise.

    In Sunday’s game, Highlands pinned three runs on the board in the bottom of the third to grab a 5-4 edge that lasted until the Buffs tied it in the fifth. WTAMU regained the lead for good after a three-run sixth.

  • Riders rally for split

    Brieanna McGill hit the tying run and then scored the winning run in a dramatic seventh-inning comeback as Luna softball earned a split of its home debut doubleheader vs. McCook (Neb.) on Monday at Cowgirl Field on the NMHU campus.

    McGill, a freshman from Hobbs, scored the walk-off winner when — with two outs — Cierra LaSanta sliced a shot up the middle. The 7-6 triumph came after the Rough Riders had trailed 6-3 going into their final at-bats. LaSanta is a freshman from Las Cruces.

  • Highlands, Adams State go to the wire

    James Healy and Marlon Johnson sank four huge foul shots in the closing seconds, helping Highlands’ men seal a tough 84-81 win over Adams State (10-13, 7-10 RMAC) on Saturday at the Wilson Complex.

    Ron Lawton (26 points, three three-pointers), Kieran Woods (16 points, eight rebounds, three assists), Johnson (13 points, 12 boards, five blocks) and Healy (10 points) led the Cowboys, who shot 51 percent.

  • Humphrey nabs 3rd at RMAC

    Reis Humphrey captured third place to highlight New Mexico Highlands’ weekend at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference wrestling championships in Colorado Springs.

    Humphrey (157 lbs.) opened with a 9-4 win over Landon Myers of San Francisco State. But he lost 6-2 in the semifinals to eventual champ Payton Tawater of Colorado Mesa. He then defeated Greg Gaxiola of California Baptist by a 7-5 tally in the consolation bracket. In the third-place bout, he edged Myers 3-2.

  • Gallegos cracks top 10 nationally

    NMHU Sports Information

    The NMHU women’s track and field team put another athlete and a relay into the national top 10 with their performances at the New Mexico Classic this past weekend at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 8, 2017

    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C) vs. Robertson, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Mora girls (A,B) at Questa, 5 p.m., Questa

    • Mora boys (A,B) at Questa, 5 p.m., Questa
    • Pecos girls and boys vs. Raton, 4 p.m., Sanchez Gym

    • LCC at Western Oklahoma, TBA, Altus, Okla.
    • NMHU at Fort Hays State, 2 p.m., Hays, Kans.
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    • LCC at Midland Classic, TBA, Midland, Texas
    • NMHU at Colorado Mesa, 6 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.

  • East-West games this week

    A pair of East-West basketball games are in store this coming week.
    The Robertson-West Las Vegas girls' game has been moved up from Tuesday to Monday due to the school board election Tuesday at Mike Marr Gym. Action begins with junior varsity at 5:30.
    In light of Friday's district court ruling, Wednesday's WLV-RHS boys' game is a go. Advance tickets will be sold Tuesday from 11-2 and Wednesday from 10-1 at Gillie Lopez Gym.
    Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.
    There will be a limit of four per sale.
    Doors will open at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

  • Dons score small court victory

    Games on.

    At least two of them, at least for now.

    District Judge Abigail Aragon on Friday ordered that two remaining West Las Vegas boys basketball games vs. Robertson and at St. Michael’s be played as scheduled.

    The fate of two other WLV-RHS and WLV-St.Mike’s games will hinge on either an out-of-court agreement among the affected schools and the New Mexico Activities Association or a Feb. 10 hearing back in district court.

    The judge’s ruling came in front of a capacity crowd in a San Miguel County Courthouse courtroom.

  • Dream Come True - Rociada native to perform at NHCC

    Reynaldo Maestas will soon experience a dream come true. Maestas, a native of Rociada, will headline a Valentines show on 2 p.m. next Sunday at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque.

    “I’ve always wanted to have my own show there,” Maestas said. “I’ve performed as a guest on-stage, but I have never had my own show. There aren’t enough words on what this means to me.”

    Maestas, who works at New Mexico Tech, has had music figuratively running through his blood since before he was born.

  • Wagon Mound board member disqualified

    Debbie Coca’s tenure on the Wagon Mound School Board will soon come to an end.

    Coca, who was appointed by the board this past summer to fill a vacant position, was not allowed to run for the seat in Tuesday’s school board election. The former Mora County clerk determined she wasn’t eligible because she resides in Watrous.

    Watrous, a small town off Interstate 25, is part of the Las Vegas City Schools district.