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Today's News

  • Stu Clark under way
  • Cass RMAC Player of Week

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — New Mexico Highlands men’s basketball senior Mannie Cass was named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announced on Dec. 16.

    On the weekend of Dec. 13-14, New Mexico Highlands University (6-4 overall, 3-3 RMAC) defeated Western State 101-99 (2OT) on Friday, Dec. 13, before falling to Colorado Mesa 82-61 on Saturday, Dec. 14.

  • Lobos’ inside game overpowers Grand Canyon

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — For much of the season, New Mexico has been a three-man basketball team offensively with Kendall Williams, Cameron Bairstow and Alex Kirk carrying more than their fair share of the scoring load.

    But new options are starting to emerge for the Lobos as they try to patch the gap left by injured point guard Hugh Greenwood, who is expected back when the schedule resumes Jan. 4 with the start of Mountain West play against Colorado State.

  • Auburn’s Malzahn coach of year

    The Associated Press

    AUBURN, Ala. — Gus Malzahn inherited a demoralized Auburn team that had just gone through the program’s worst season in decades with a stagnant offense and pliant defense.

    As is his way, the coach known for fast play on offense went to work in a hurry. He led the second-ranked Tigers’ transformation into Southeastern Conference champions and has them in the national championship game Jan. 6 against No. 1 Florida State.

    Malzahn’s quick work made him The Associated Press national coach of the year.

  • Romo hurt, may be out

    The Associated Press

    IRVING, Texas — Tony Romo limped so badly on one play against Washington, he barely made it to the spot where he had to hand off.

    The obvious limp was gone by the time the Dallas quarterback moved forward in the pocket and threw a fourth-down touchdown pass to DeMarco Murray that gave Dallas a season-saving 24-23 win over the Redskins.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 27, 2013

    Friday
    Basketball
    • Sixtieth annual Stu Clark Tournament (featuring Robertson, West Las Vegas boys), games at 1, 3, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson boys (B,C) at Española tourney
    • Robertson girls at Goddard tourney, TBA, Roswell

    Saturday
    Basketball
    • Sixtieth annual Stu Clark Tournament (featuring Robertson, West Las Vegas boys), games at 11 a.m., 1, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson boys (B,C) at Española tourney

  • Playing Santa - Police deliver gifts, food to needy

    Normally when one encounters a police officer it is during an emergency type of situation, but for some children recent visits from officers brought them much needed Christmas joy. On Sunday, several officers of the Las Vegas Police Department along with volunteers spent roughly 10 hours delivering several thousands worth of toys to children around Las Vegas.

    Along with the toys, they also delivered food baskets to families in need during the holiday time. Las Vegas Police Officers Association vice-president and LVPD Sgt. Michael Lopez coordinated the event.

  • City receives 2 grants

    The city of Las Vegas has obtained a grant that will enable it to hire 23 youths and three supervisors to work on the Riverwalk.

    The $148,791 Fiscal Year 2015 grant was awarded by the state Youth Conservation Corps. The city obtained another $50,000 grant from the New Mexico Finance Authority to conduct a feasibility study on a proposed Family Fun Center in the Las Vegas area.

    The city announced the grants late last week in a news release.

  • Toys for Tots
  • Officer shortage handicapping law enforcement

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Police departments and sheriffs’ offices across New Mexico are battling shortages of officers and deputies amid retirements, low pay and a lack of qualified applicants.