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  • Library awarded humanities grant

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands’ Donnelly Library was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities grant that includes the Muslim Journeys collection of materials.

    Highlands was the only university in the state to receive the collection of 25 books, four films, and other   resources that introduce the public to the complex history and culture of Muslims in the United States and globally.

    The NEH developed Muslims Journeys in collaboration with the American Library Association.

  • In Brief - Education - March 15, 2013

    From The Associated Press

    Panel OKs book memorial

    SANTA FE — The House Education Committee has approved a measure aimed at encouraging diversity when it comes to book choices for New Mexico schools.
    The nonbinding memorial got the OK on Wednesday. Earlier this week, it was the focus of a debate between sponsor Democrat Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas of Albuquerque and Republican Rep. Nora Espinoza of Roswell.

  • MWC: Lobos bounce Wyoming

    By Adam Soboleski
    The Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Tony Snell scored 15 points and No. 15 New Mexico led from start to finish, beating Wyoming 59-46 Wednesday night in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference tournament.

    Cameron Bairstow added 14 and eight rebounds for top-seeded New Mexico (27-5), which will play either Boise State or San Diego State in the semifinals Friday.

  • Three NMHU hoopsters are All-RMAC

    Three New Mexico Highlands baseketball players were among the All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference honorees for 2012-13 announced recently.  

    Cowgirl Alyssa Lopez was selected to the All-RMAC First Team in women’s basketball.

    Cowboys Lavell McDade and Mannie Cass were selected to the All-RMAC Second Team on the men’s side. The awards are nominated and voted on by the head coaches in the RMAC.

  • Rangerettes, Panthers ousted

    Kelsey Blanks’ free throws with three seconds remaining proved to be the daggers that finished off the Mora Rangerettes on Tuesday morning at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

    Blanks went two for two at the line to make it a three-point lead for No. 12 seed Clayton, and as the clock ticked away, Mora couldn’t get off a clean shot at tying the game, one of four Class 2A girls’ basketball quarterfinals.

    Final score: Clayton 39, Mora 36.

    Mora, the No. 4 seed, finished 26-3 overall under Mark Cassidy.

  • Cowboys rally past Hounds

    Surging New Mexico Highlands had to rally for three runs in the seventh inning to steal an 11-10 win Tuesday over visiting Eastern New Mexico.

    It was Highlands’ 10th consecutive victory and elevates the Cowboys to 12-5 overall. Head coach Steve Jones, who won his 500th career coaching victory on Sunday, moves to 501-354.

    ENMU fell to 11-6.

    Jarod Jamerson drove in five runs and went 2 for 4 with a home run and a triple to lead the Cowboys at the plate.

    Jordan Goliat, Jordan Chavez and Chris Pile each had two hits for Highlands.

  • Three-on-three: Luna hosts hoops for community

    Submitted to the Optic

    Basketball is coming to Luna Community College in the form of intramurals.

    The Luna Wellness Center staff will be starting a basketball intramural program for both LCC students and community members.

    The goal is to hold three-on-three competition three days out of the week. There will be maximum of five players per team.

  • West LV sluggers tie with Moriarty

    West Las Vegas’ baseball team battled to an 8-8 stalemate with host Moriarty on Tuesday evening, with the game being called due to darkness.

    The Class 4A Pintos were a late addition to the Dons’ schedule. West had been originally slated to play at Class 1A Questa on Thursday, but when that fell through, Moriarty agreed to a game.

    Jorge Gallardo paced the West Las Vegas offense, going 2 for 3 and scoring three runs.

  • Go Fish - March 15, 2013

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    CATCHES OF THE WEEK:

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 15, 2013

    Friday
    Baseball
    • LCC vs. Clarendon College (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU vs. Metro State, 3 p.m., Brandt Park
    Basketball
    • State tournaments, TBA
    Softball
    • LCC at Adams State JV (DH), 3 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.
    Tennis
    • Robertson at Santa Fe High quad, 7:30 a.m., Santa Fe
    Saturday
    Baseball
    • LCC vs. Clarendon College (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU vs. Metro State (DH), noon, Brandt Park
    Basketball