Today's News

  • Grizzlies dominate the mat

    Only one pin was scored in Wednesday night’s dual meet between host New Mexico Highlands and national power Adams State, and it was Highlands’ Igor Gomzin who did the pinning.

    Gomzin, a junior from St. Petersburg, Russia, stuck Mario Garcia with 1:29 left in the first period. He’d been leading 4-0 when he turned a cross face into a cradle, rolling Garcia onto his back and firing up the Wilson Complex crowd.

    But the Grizzlies got the last laugh, cruising to a 30-12 team victory.

  • Big tourney in town
  • Second half gives Taos win at West

    A second-half slump cost West Las Vegas in Wednesday night’s District 2-3A boys’ basketball contest with visiting Taos. The Tigers won 73-56 at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Taos led by as many as 12 in the first half, but the Dons finished the second quarter on a run and cut the gap to one on Pancho Caro’s foul shots with 22 seconds left. The Tigers led 39-35 at intermission.

    West (7-13, 2-1) rebounded poorly in the third quarter and spotted Taos a 12-0 run that left the Tigers up 51-35.

  • Something’s gotta give

    By Barry Wilner
    AP Pro Football Writer

    NEW ORLEANS — The San Francisco 49ers never have tasted defeat in a Super Bowl, going 5-0. It’s the most impressive mark for any franchise in the big game.

    Baltimore also is undefeated, with the Ravens winning their only appearance, in 2001.
    Someone will have the Super Bowl blahs for the first time after Sunday’s title game in the Superdome.

  • Rocky ride of Ray Lewis comes to an end Sunday

    By Tim Dahlberg
    AP Sports Columnist

    NEW ORLEANS — A lot of this Super Bowl was going to be about Ray Lewis anyway, even before strange tales of deer-antler spray and magic hologram chips came to light. He made sure of it by starting his retirement tour early, and bringing along the dances and inspirational speeches that TV cameras eat up.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 1, 2013

    • LCC at Cisco College (DH), noon, Cisco, Texas
    • NMHU women and men at Colorado State-Pueblo, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) vs. Sandia Prep, 4 p.m., Memorial Middle School gym
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona
    • Memorial Middle School boys at Los Alamos, TBA, Los Alamos
    • Johnny Tapia Presents card featuring Amanda Crespin vs. Brenda Gonzales, TBA, Crowne Plaza, Albuquerque

  • Lobos win in Laramie

    The University of New Mexico’s Aussie connection paid dividends Wednesday.

    Australian post Cameron Bairstow scored 17 points and guard Hugh Greenwood had 13 to lead the Lobo men’s basketball team past Wyoming 62-59. The Lobos are 18-3 overall and 5-1 to lead the Mountain West.

    It was the third loss in a row for the Cowboys, whose resumé includes an upset over San Diego State.

    UNM hosts Nevada at 6 p.m. Saturday.

  • Man killed in stabbing

    One man is dead and another is recovering after he was stabbed in the neck, stomach and chest over the weekend.

    A court document identifies the man who was killed as Toby J. Armenta. Armenta’s death marks the city’s first homicide of the year.

    Two people are behind bars over the incident.

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  • City hopes to reopen skating pond

    The Montezuma Skating Pond will soon be resurrected if City Councilor Joey Herrera has his way

    The picturesque skating pond was a popular attraction for area residents, and its proponents say it also helped stimulate the economy for years by drawing out-of-town visitors. But it has been more than two decades since the skating pond has been in use.