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Today's News

  • RHS exploits Socorro turnovers

    Ryan Tafoya scored 14 of his 16 points in the first quarter Saturday, setting the tone early in Robertson’s 83-61 romp over visiting Socorro.

    The Cardinals and head coach Manuel Romero were to play at St. Michael’s (4-7) on Wednesday in what figures to be an interesting non-district encounter.  

    Getting off to a good start against Socorro was mainly a product of the Cardinals’ opportunistic defense, which converted three steals directly into fast break points as RHS (3-5) raced to leads of 9-0 and 15-3.

  • Cowboys split on Denver trip

    Shooting at a 54 percent clip and holding their own on the glass helped New Mexico Highlands drop host Regis 73-61 on Saturday. It also salvaged a split of the Cowboys’ two-game stay in Denver.

    Highlands is 5-7 overall and 3-5 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. The Cowboys  were coming off their biggest test to date, Friday night’s 92-71 loss to Metro State, the No. 2 ranked team in NCAA Division II men’s basketball.

  • Lady Dons fell Moriarty

    West Las Vegas’ girls’ basketball team ran its record to 10-3 on Monday night, beating Class 4A Moriarty on the road, 53-31.

    It was a big night for the backcourt. Jayme Quintana led the Lady Dons with 16 points, while Deanna Bustos and Celeste Trujillo scored 11 apiece.

    Michelle Tapia added eight for WLV.

    Moriarty is 1-12 this season.

    The Lady Dons are scheduled to play at Lovington on Friday evening as they continue an extended road swing. West’s next home game is the District 2-3A opener Jan. 23 against Robertson.

  • NHL back in business

    By Larry Lage
    AP Hockey Writer

    The NHL appears headed toward a 48-game season for the second time in two decades.

    “I think 48 is most likely at this point, unless the players can expedite their ratification process,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly wrote in an email Monday to The Associated Press.

    The NHL shortened its 82-game slate to 48 games for the 1994-95 season after a 103-day lockout. A 301-day lockout in 2004-05 made the NHL the first major North American professional sports league to lose an entire season.

  • Messi, Wambach honored

    The Associated Press

    ZURICH — Lionel Messi became the first four-time winner of the FIFA Player of the Year award after shattering the world record with 91 goals last year for Barcelona and Argentina.

    The 25-year-old won for the fourth straight time, beating Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona teammate Andres Iniesta in voting announced Monday. His 91 goals topped Gerd Mueller’s mark of 85 for Bayern Munich and Germany in 1972.

  • Crimson Tide rolls toward BCS dynasty

    By Paul Newberry
    AP National Writer
    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla.  — The coach no longer wears houndstooth. The result is the same. Another Alabama dynasty.
    Quieting the Irish by the first play of the second quarter, Eddie Lacy, AJ McCarron and the No. 2 Crimson Tide rolled top-ranked Notre Dame 42-14 for the BCS championship Monday night, locking up a second straight national title and third in four years with another laugher of a title game.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 9, 2013

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • Mora girls (A,B) vs. Taos, 5:30 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) vs. Bernalillo, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. Taos, 4 p.m., MMS
    • Mora Middle School boys at Peñasco, 4 p.m., Peñasco

    Friday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men at Fort Lewis, 6 and 8 p.m., Durango, Colo.

  • $2.5M sought for Mora building

    With opening day of the Legislature about a week away, Mora County officials are once again gearing up to make their case for funding for the vacant and uncompleted courthouse complex.

    But this time, they’re hoping that the groundwork they’ve laid over the last several months will help convince lawmakers and the governor that they can finally turn things around and get the derailed Mora County Complex back on track.

    Paula Garcia, chairwoman of the Mora County Commission, said Thursday that the county is changing its approach somewhat.

  • Another leak
  • Luna college election set for March

    Four seats are up for grabs in the March 5 Luna Community College Board of Trustees election, and those thinking about running for the positions have less than a week to decide.

    Filing day for the positions is Jan. 16. Interested candidates must file with the San Miguel County Clerk’s Office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. in order for their names to appear on the ballot. The deadline for filing to run as a write-in candidate is 5 p.m. on Jan. 29.