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  • In Brief - Education - Jan. 24, 2014

    The Associated Press

    WNMU facing layoffs, cuts
    ALBUQUERQUE — Western New Mexico University is facing layoffs, higher tuition and consolidation of classes amid a budget crunch.
    The Albuquerque Journal reports that the Silver City-based university plans to slash spending by 4 percent and eliminate less popular courses.

  • Cold temps force school closures

    The Associated Press

    DAYTON, Ohio — Ohio schools have canceled classes this week amid another round of extreme cold, pushing some past the number of days students are allowed to miss without having to attend makeup days at the end of the year.

    Like many other districts in Ohio, most schools in the Dayton region have reached their maximum number of five calamity days, the Dayton Daily News  reported. More than 15 schools in the region missed at least six days because of the weather.

  • Rivalry week begins with Robertson road upset

    Robertson has been making strides throughout this girls’ basketball season.

    But even the West Las Vegas Lady Dons weren’t quite prepared for just how improved their crosstown rivals were on Wednesday night.

    Before a raucous bipartisan crowd at Gillie Lopez Gym, the visiting Lady Cardinals got out in front late in the first period and never looked back, taking a 55-43 verdict in the District 2-3A opener for both schools.

  • Cards take two in OT

    Clutch performance is becoming a strength for the Robertson boys’ basketball team.

    Flying under the radar most of this season of rebuilding, the Cardinals have quietly built a modest win streak thanks to riveting back-to-back overtime wins. The Cardinals defeated Mora 79-73 on the road Tuesday night to follow up on a 76-71 OT triumph over Penasco on Saturday afternoon at Mike Marr Gym.

  • Pro Bowl goes fantasy

    By Oskar Garcia
    The Associated Press

    KAPOLEI, Hawaii — NFL great Deion Sanders took quarterback Andrew Luck and Cam Newton with his first skill position picks in the Pro Bowl draft Wednesday, moving for passers early before focusing on defense in building a team for one win.

    Jerry Rice took New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham then Philadelphia running back LeSean McCoy with his first two picks, giving active player captain Drew Brees his top target early to go along with two Saints offensive linemen picked Tuesday.

  • Cowgirls move to .500, rout Eagles

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    The Cowgirls led from the start for the fourth time on the season as New Mexico Highlands (8-8) knocked off Northern New Mexico (5-13) 86-62 Tuesday night at the Wilson Complex.

    The Cowgirls scored the first five points of the game and never led by less than three the rest of the way. Off an offensive rebound, senior Alyssa Lopez buried a triple 1:31 into the game. Off another miss from beyond the arc by Lopez, senior China Smith grabbed the offensive board and found junior Jenny Johnson underneath the hoop.

  • Busy week under way for HU wrestlers

    By Vincent Nolasco
    NMHU Sports Information

    The New Mexico Highlands University Cowboy wrestling team (3-1, 1-1 conference) starts its second week of duals matches in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and will be on the road this week.

    The Cowboys’ first dual was scheduled against the Grizzlies of Adams State University (1-2, in the RMAC and 3-3 overall) on Thursday in Alamosa, Colo. The second dual is against the Mavericks of Colorado Mesa University (0-0, in the RMAC and 5-3 overall) at 7 p.m. Friday in Grand Junction, Colo.

  • NFL readies for chilly Bowl

    By Tom Canavan
    AP Sports Writer

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.  — The NFL and personnel at MetLife Stadium had a Super Bowl pop quiz on snow removal less than two weeks before the title game between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks.

    The league and stadium officials decided to use a winter storm that dumped a foot or more of snow in the New York City metropolitan area Tuesday as somewhat of a dress rehearsal to see how quickly they could clean the 80,000-seat facility that will hold the first outdoor Super Bowl in cold weather.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 24, 2014

    Wednesday
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at Air Force, TBA, Colorado Springs
    Wrestling
    • NMHU at Adams State, 7 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.

    Friday
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B) at Raton, 5:30 p.m., Raton
    Wrestling
    • NMHU at Colorado Mesa, 7 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.

    Saturday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men at Western New Mexico, 2 and 4 p.m., Silver City

  • Mora hit with 2nd lawsuit

    A Houston company has filed suit against Mora county and its three commissioners, alleging that the community rights ordinance adopted by the county last April violates the constitution and should be struck down.

    The ordinance seeks to prohibit corporations from engaging in any oil and gas extraction in the county.