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  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Dec. 2, 2016

    THUMBS UP! GET WELL SOON, MARK
    Last Sunday’s front page carried a bold headline, “The fight of his life,” referring to the valiant struggle Pecos teen Mark Archuleta Jr. waged in his strife to overcome testicular cancer. The fight also includes thousands of residents of San Miguel County, hopeful that he will remain in remission and he be able to join the basketball team on the court soon. We are also hopeful that he will be able to enjoy what remains of his senior year at Pecos High School.

    THUMBS UP! THIS IS GETTING FAMILIAR

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 2, 2016
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Definitions for our time

    Let’s define some terms, by definition and contemporary implication. With each word or phrase I’ll give at least part of its dictionary definition (according to dictionary.com), followed by a little commentary on what the word means in the here-and-now.

  • Rangers hold on

    From their tiny home gyms to the world-famous Pit, Mora and West Las Vegas boys’ basketball teams entertained diehard fans and won over some new ones in the winter of 2015-16.

    Both squads won district titles and made it to their respective state championship games — the Rangers in 2A and the Dons in 4A.

    On Tuesday night, the two teams battled it out against one another, with Mora holding on for a 65-60 verdict at Montoya Gym.

  • Lady Dons pass another test

    Annalysse Lucero scored 11 of her team-high 24 points in the final quarter Tuesday night as West Las Vegas pulled away late for a 62-53 win over Santa Fe Indian at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The Lady Dons improved to 3-0, and each of those victories has been hard-fought and dependent upon late heroics from different players.

    On Tuesday, it was Lucero and Starlin Morgan, a newcomer to the WLV varsity, who stood tall in clutch time.

  • Championship bound
  • Cowboys dispatch Mustangs

    Chris Clark led all players with 19 points and Marlon Johnson chalked up a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds Tuesday night as New Mexico Highlands cruised to an 87-73 win over Western New Mexico in men’s basketball at the Wilson Complex.

    Albuquerque native James Healy scored 11 of his 18 points in the decisive first half as the Cowboys trotted out to a 43-25 advantage.

    NMHU squared its record at 2-2 overall under third-year coach Craig Snow. The Mustangs, who play in the Lone Star Conference, dropped to 1-4.

  • Lobos stop Wildcats Lobos stop Wildcats

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Elijah Brown scored 13 with nine rebounds and New Mexico held off a late charge from Abilene Christian to win 64-55 on Wednesday night.

    Obij Aget added 12 for the Lobos, including one stretch of the first half when he had a personal 7-0 run with three dunks, to help New Mexico (5-2) build a 31-24 lead.

    Jaren Lewis and Jalone Friday each had 16 for the Wildcats (3-3).

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 2, 2016

    FRIDAY
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men at Adams State, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.
    • Robertson boys (B,C) host RHS Invite, TBA, Mike Marr Gym
    • Robertson girls at Santa Fe Indian tournament, TBA, Santa Fe
    • Mora girls at Santa Rosa tourney, TBA, Santa Rosa
    • Valley Middle School girls vs. Cariños, 4 p.m., Valley gym
    • Pecos Middle School girls vs. Mora, 4 p.m., Pecos

    SATURDAY
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men at Fort Lewis, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Durango, Colo.
    • Robertson boys (B,C) host RHS Invite, TBA, Mike Marr Gym

  • Mom jailed for driving drunk

    A Las Cruces woman spent the Thanksgiving holiday locked up at the San Miguel County Detention Center for allegedly driving while intoxicated with her two children, an 8-year-old and a 4-year-old.