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Today's News

  • Cowgirls RMAC track runners-up

    Fueled by winning individual performances in the long jump and indoor pentathlon, the New Mexico Highlands women’s track and field team captured second place in this past weekend’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Indoor Championships.

    It’s the best team finish in program history under head coach Bob DeVries, who has overseen the team since its inception.

  • Rico rules — again

    Robertson sophomore Rico Montoya has had his arm raised in victory 45 times this wrestling season.

    On Saturday night, the 45th time came after he’d coasted to a 10-0 major decision over Cobre junior Daniel Soliz in the Class 1A-3A state championship match at 120 lbs.

    Montoya has won three state titles in a row, and this one was a quick clinic.

    In the first period, Montoya scooted around for a takedown and a 2-0 lead 20 seconds in. He hung on, preventing a strong escape attempt by Soliz.

  • Cowboy wrestlers 11th in regional

    New Mexico Highlands wrestling team competed in this past weekend’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championships, an event that doubles as the Super Region IV qualifier for the NCAA Division II national tournaments. Unofficially they finished 11th.

  • Mora girls, Pecos boys clinch titles; tourneys this week

    Mora’s Rangerettes and Pecos’ Panthers brought an end to the regular season on Friday, each putting a bow on a regular-season District 2-2A title.

    The Rangerettes clobbered Pecos’ girls 56-17 after trailing 7-6 in the first period.

    Mora (24-2 overall, 8-0 district) will host the district tournament final on Friday. It’s the second straight regular-season title and 24-win campaign for Mark Cassidy’s team.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 25, 2013

    Monday
    Basketball
    • District 2-3A girls’ tournament TBA
    • District 2-2A girls’ tournament TBA
    • Mora Middle School boys vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Mora

    Tuesday
    Basketball
    • District 2-3A boys’ tournament TBA
    • District 2-2A boys’ tournament TBA
    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. St. Mike’s, 4:30, MMS
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys vs. Española, 4 p.m., WLV

  • Lobos’ Williams burns Rams for 46 points

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — No. 16 New Mexico ended No. 22 Colorado State’s 28-game home winning streak — the third longest at the time — thanks to a career game from guard Kendall Williams in the Lobos’ 91-82 win Saturday.

    Williams torched the Rams for 46 points, including 18 over the last nine minutes after he’d picked up his fourth personal foul.

    “Luckily, some shots went in,” said the junior from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., who almost doubled his previous career high of 24.

  • Escape prompts policy change

    The DWI and child abuse charges were bad enough. But it’s what authorities say 36-year-old Torrey Ramirez did while locked up in a holding cell at the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Department on Saturday that has him in even hotter water.

  • Montoya: Chairman is bilking taxpayers

    Less than two weeks before Luna Community College’s Board of Trustees election, two incumbents are trading verbal jabs, one accusing the other of unnecessarily padding his pockets at the expense of taxpayers, among other things, and the other saying he did nothing wrong and calling his critic a “liar.”

    The drama played out at Wednesday evening’s Board of Trustees meeting, with Abelino Montoya Jr. making the accusations and calling for Board Chairman Jerry Maestas to resign.

  • Museum goal met - Group raises $100K for museum

    In the fall of 2007, the Friends of the City of Las Vegas Museum and Rough Rider Memorial Collection set a big fundraising goal which they have recently met.

    They wanted to raise $100,000 within five years for the museum’s endowment. They met that goal through raffles and donations. The funds are used for public programs, educational exhibits, scholarly publications, publicity and care of the historical artifacts in the museum’s collections.

  • Ranch supply store open for business

    The wait is over.

    The sprawling farm and ranch supply store built on NM 518 north of Walmart opened for business last week. The grand opening celebration for Tractor Supply Company  kicked off Thursday and will run through Sunday.

    That’s good news for many area ranchers, some of whom were driving all the way to Alamosa, Colo., to pick up such specialty supplies as bailing wire.