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Today's News

  • Comeback Cardinals

    Congratulations to the Robertson High School Cardinal football team and coach Leroy Gonzalez for an amazing end to what started off as a difficult season.

    The team began the season as an underdog, suffering a bruising 50-0 loss to St. Mike’s, and losses to Portales and Taos. Indeed, the Cards entered the playoffs with a No. 9 seed and a 5-5 record.

    In short, Robertson wasn’t expected to get very far in the playoffs, and it certainly wasn’t predicted to walk away with the Class 3A state championship.

  • Where’s the tree?

    It’s two weeks before Christmas and there’s still no tree at the old Safeway parking lot. What gives?

    In years past, the city had the tree up before Thanksgiving. This year the city appears to be in no hurry to put it up, and that’s disappointing because the tree had become a tradition and something many of us look forward to.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 11, 2013
  • Work of Art — Sleeping through English class

    Pop Quiz: Who can name all 10 reindeer? Yes, 10 of them. I’m sure most people will come up with Dasher and Dancer, Hansel and Gretel, Comet and Cupid, Sleepy and Bashful, but there is a tenth whose name will appear at the end.

  • What cold?
  • Lucero in hunt for national title

    Las Vegas-area native Martin Lucero and partner Colby Lovell have found themselves sitting in 11th place overall among team roping duos in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

    The National Finals Rodeo runs through Dec. 14 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev. In team roping, 15 teams are vying for a championship and prize money through 10 go-rounds of competition.

    Lucero, a heeler, and Lovell, a header, posted a time of 9.9 in the fourth round of the competition Sunday, while the top time was a 4.2.

  • No. 19 Gonzaga pulls away from NMSU

    By Nicholas K. Geranios
    The Associated Press

    SPOKANE, Wash.  — New Mexico State did a good job defending No. 19 Gonzaga and only trailed by one point at halftime.

    Then the Zags found their shooting touch in the second half and continued a strong rebounding effort to defeat New Mexico State 80-68.

    “I’m proud of the way my guys played,” New Mexico State coach Marvin Menzies said. “We had a game plan that gave us a chance to win the game.”

  • HU wrestlers rack up more top-4 finishes

    By Vincent Nolasco
    NMHU Sports Information

    HAYS, Kan. — The New Mexico Highlands University wrestling team garnered a pair of top-four finishes in the competitive Bob Smith Open at Fort Hays State University on Saturday.

    Erick Rangel led the Cowboy charge as he finished the day on the mat with an overall record of 5-1 to finish third at 125 pounds. Assisting the Cowboy charge at 184 pounds was Igor Gomzin, finishing the day on the mat with an overall record of 3-2 to take fourth place.

  • Cowgirls bounce back vs. Mines

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    GOLDEN, Colo. — For the second-straight contest, the New Mexico Highlands women’s basketball team fell behind by a pair at halftime. Unlike Friday night, the Cowgirls defense took over for the victory.

    NMHU (4-1, 1-1 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) held Colorado School of Mines (2-4, 1-1 RMAC) to only 26 points in the second half, outscoring the Orediggers by eight en route to a 65-59 win Saturday night.

  • It’s Rams vs. Cougars in NM Bowl

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Colorado State will play Washington State in the New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 21.

    The Mountain West Conference’s Rams (7-6) also played in the 2008 New Mexico Bowl, which was the team’s last trip to the postseason. The Rams defeated Fresno State 40-35.