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  • Lady Dons end Mora streak

    Mora’s opponents have had little answer for the Rangerettes’ overall team balance on the basketball court this winter.

    But this week at Montoya Gym, Deanna Bustos and her teammates from West Las Vegas gave them a case of the Mondays.

    West ended Mora’s 11-game unbeaten streak, 45-29. Bustos put together one of her better recent games in scoring a game-high 19 points.

    It’s the second year in a row that WLV is responsible for ending an undefeated start by Mora.

  • Dream matchups in AFC, NFC finals

    By Tim Dahlberg
    AP Sports Columnist

    Peyton Manning and Tom Brady one more time with the Super Bowl on the line would have been good enough all by itself.

    But in the embarrassment of riches that is the NFL this season, we get more. Much more.

    Two young superstar quarterbacks in the making squaring off in Seattle. Wes Welker against the team that wanted him no longer, and Anquan Boldin taking his new team on another championship run. A sideshow with Pete Carroll and Jim Harbaugh that might be worth the price of admission by itself.

  • Three times the lady

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    Senior post China Smith has been used to being honored for her defensive prowess, but her offensive effort was rewarded on Monday.

    As announced by the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference offices, Smith was named Offensive Player of the Week after recording double-doubles in two wins by New Mexico Highlands University this past weekend. The Cowgirls knocked off Fort Lewis 74-63 Friday before dominating Adams State 82-60 on Saturday.

  • Rebels outgun Lobos

    By Glen Rosales
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — As far as stats in the box score, nothing UNLV Carlos Lopez-Sosa did particularly stood out Wednesday against New Mexico.

    He missed all three of his shots, grabbed but two rebounds and had one assist in his 19 minutes off the bench.

    But he was pest in the post in helping the Runnin’ Rebels beat the Lobos 76-73.

    “I thought Carlos Lopez-Sosa was a huge factor in the game inside,” said UNLV coach Dave Rice. “He could match up.

  • Rivalries rekindled as playoffs wind down

    By Dennis Waszak Jr.
    AP Sports Writer

    Familiar foes. Rivalry showdowns.

    Talk about a couple of juicy title-game tussles.

    It’s Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady — Round 15 — in the AFC championship game Sunday, while the San Francisco 49ers square off against the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC title bout.

    Yep, here we go again. With a Super Bowl trip on the line.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 17, 2014

    Friday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men at Chadron State, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Chadron, Neb.
    • Robertson girls (A,B) vs. Mora, 5:30 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys and girls at Hope Christian tournament, TBA, Albuquerque
    Wrestling
    • NMHU at Colorado School of Mines, 7 p.m., Golden, Colo.
    • Robertson at Joe Vivian Classic, 8 a.m., Cibola High, Albuquerque

    Saturday
    Basketball

  • Mentor accused of dealing

    A man who works as a counselor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern New Mexico was arrested Friday afternoon on drug trafficking charges after a search of his home turned up cocaine and marijuana.

    Raymond J. Sanchez, 32, of the 1300 block of Second Street has been charged with trafficking cocaine, a second-degree felony, conspiracy to traffic cocaine, a third-degree felony, distribution of marijuana, a fourth-degree felony, conspiracy to commit distribution of marijuana, a fourth-degree felony and possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.

  • Middle school shooting injures two

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ROSWELL, N.M. — A student opened fire Tuesday morning at a middle school in the southeastern New Mexico city of Roswell, shooting two students before being taken into custody.

    Officials at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas, say a 14-year-old boy was flown there in critical condition and a 13-year-old girl was en route in serious condition. Information from nurses treating the boy indicates he was the shooter’s target, hospital spokesman Eric Finley said.

  • Water projects - Agency seeks millions for city

    Water issues have been at the forefront for many years for the city. On Monday, the city got some news that could greatly benefit the city if all goes as planned.

    New Mexico Environment Department General Counsel and Legislative Coordinator Jeff Kendall announced the city would be included in the department’s capital outlay funding request during the upcoming state legislative session that starts next week.

  • Ruling: Doctors can help patients die

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Aja Riggs has undergone aggressive radiation and chemotherapy treatment for advanced uterine cancer. The 49-year-old Santa Fe resident remembers the feeling of her skin burning, all the medication, the nausea and the fatigue so immense that even talking sapped too much energy.

    All she wanted was the choice to end her life if the suffering became too great.