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Today's News

  • Georgia, Alabama prevail in semis

    By Ralph D. Russo
    The Associated Press

    S-E-C! S-E-C!

    Alabama and Georgia won their College Football Playoff semifinals on Monday and will meet in the national championship next week in Atlanta, the home of the Southeastern Conference title game.

  • Spartan conditions: Bernalillo's inside-outside punch too much for RHS

    Inside and out, Bernalillo emerged as the class of the 64th annual Stu Clark Tournament, held this past weekend at Highlands’ Wilson Complex.

    Luis Villegas swished three of his four 3-point baskets in the opening quarter while the combination of 6-7 Solomon Fragua and 6-4 Mariano Lobato provided a matchup nightmare in the Spartans’ 71-63 win over Robertson in Saturday night’s championship game.

  • Prep roundup: Panthers down Lions in state final rematch

    Four Panthers reached double figures in Pecos’ 62-52 triumph over host Santa Rosa to win this past weekend’s Tri-Cities Tournament.

    It was a rematch of this past March’s Class 3A state final, also won by Pecos.

    Pecos (9-2), got 15 points from Mario Archuleta, 13 from Anthony Armijo, and 11 apiece from Carlos Cordova and Omar Dominguez. The Lions were led by Stephen Sanchez (18) and Cody Schnattsneider (11).

    Mora’s boys passed a good test from McCurdy, pulling out a 74-71 win in the third-place game.

  • Highlands' men win third straight road game

    New Mexico Highlands’ Nmmadi Okoro piled up 25 points and 13 rebounds as the Cowboys beat South Dakota School of Mines and Technology 75-67 on Saturday in Rapid City, S.D.

    The Cowboys have won three straight games and four of their last five — all on the road.

    Okoro shot 12 for 18 in collecting the double-double. Jacob Holland (18 points, four assists) and Mike Nwabuzor (20 points, including an 8-of-11 showing at the foul line) delivered out of the Highlands backcourt.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Jan. 3-6

    WEDNESDAY (Jan. 3)
    Basketball

    • Mora Middle School boys vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Mora
    Wrestling
    • Triangular meet: Robertson vs. Trinidad vs. West Las Vegas, 3:30 p.m., McFarland Hall

    THURSDAY
    Basketball

    • Robertson girls at Sandia Prep tourney, TBA, Albuquerque
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B) vs. Clayton, 4 p.m., Lopez Gym
    • Mora and Pecos boys and girls at Northern Rio Grande Tournament, TBA, Jacona

  • Steve Pearce says governor's job is not all on the fourth floor

     Steve Pearce says “fixing” Santa Fe is about bridging divides.

  • Man, 19, arrested on several alcohol-related charges

    A 19-year-old man was arrested and booked into San Miguel County Detention on several alcohol-related charges after a recent traffic stop in Pecos.

  • Stu Clark central: Updates from Saturday, Dec. 30

    Scores and notes from day three of three at the 64th Stu Clark Tournament:

    Seventh place: Sandia Prep 42, Moriarty 40. Reliable Jack Henderson paced the Sundevils with 15 points. Matthew Soto scored 10 of his 17 in the fourth period but couldn't rally Moriarty all the way back.

    Fifth place: St. Pius X 61, Taos 57. More fireworks on day three in the consolation final, as the Sartans bounced back for a close win. Daniel Vigil hit four 3-pointers en route to a team-high 18, and Martin Candelaria had 17 to lead Pius.

  • Regents would be selected in new way under proposal

    By Morgan Lee, The Associated Press
    SANTA FE  — New Mexico would change the selection process for regents who oversee the state’s public universities and flagship medical center under a newly proposed constitutional amendment.
    Democratic Sen. Jeff Steinborn of Las Cruces and Republican Sen. Mark Moores of Albuquerque hope to ensure a broader initial search for qualified and energetic candidates to oversee the state’s major public universities by creating bipartisan nomination committees.

  • Don Cecilio — Nov. 2017 Students of the Month

    Here are the Don Cecilio Martinez Elementary studens of the momth for November 2017. They are Arianna Lesperance, D’Anza Ruiz, Adriana Tavares, Cesar Montoya and Angelo Salazar Letisha Romero, Andres Sena, Alexander Padilla and Alex Valdez.