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Today's Sports

  • Outside shooting works for WLV

    Former Las Vegan Henry Gettler seemed to enjoy his return to the Meadow City over the holiday weekend, taking time to swap pleasantries with old friends.

    But Gettler’s homecoming — as head coach of the Newcomb boys’ basketball team — coincided with a tough defeat for his Skyhawks at the hands of the West Las Vegas Dons. WLV and coach Morgan Montaño debuted with a 64-39 victory Saturday at Gillie Lopez Gym.

  • Crespin to fight on Holly Holm...

    For the second time in five months, Las Vegas boxer Amanda Crespin will fight in one of the featured bouts on the undercard of a Holly Holm pro boxing headliner.

    Holm is scheduled to face Melissa Hernandez in “Bad Blood,” a Lenny Fresquez promotion Dec. 4 at Isleta Casino in Albuquerque.

    Crespin, a 126-pounder, will be making her second appearance as a professional, with Jessica Sanchez (1-1-1) her announced opponent.

    Tickets are available via Tickets.com and through the Isleta box office.

  • Armijo’s 29 lift...

    Jessica Armijo provided half of her team’s scoring offense Tuesday night, lighting up the board for 29 points and lifting New Mexico Highlands to a 58-49 win at Oklahoma Panhandle State in Goodwell, Okla.

    The Cowgirls are 2-0 as they prepare to visit University of the Southwest this Saturday in Hobbs.

  • Warriors avenge previous defeats

    The remarkable turnaround season of the 2009 Robertson football team came to a close Saturday in Socorro, with the host Warriors taking a 7-3 squeaker in the Class 3A state quarterfinals.

    Socorro QB Zach Esquivel scored the afternoon’s lone touchdown on a goal-line plunge with 3:22 left in the first half.

    Robertson’s Keen Martinez nailed a 31-yard field goal as time expired in the half.

  • NMHU wrestlers tough in Greeley

    Led by wrestlers from the lower weight classes, the New Mexico Highlands wrestling team came away with some hardware won in its second tournament of the year.

    The Old Chicago Northern Colorado Open, hosted Sunday on the University of Northern Colorado campus, featured competitors from many different collegiate levels, including the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

  • Sipapu opening ‘record...

    For the seventh consecutive year, Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort, located northwest of Las Vegas and Mora off N.M. 518, earned the title of first resort to open in New Mexico while having a record-breaking opening weekend.

    More than 700 eager skiers and snowboarders hit the slopes last weekend, which more than doubled last year’s record-breaking attendance for both opening day and opening weekend, according to a news release from the resort.

  • Cowboys hosting holiday hoops

    When you’re done with your first couple of helpings of Thanksgiving leftovers (and perhaps early Christmas shopping), coach Joe Harge and the New Mexico Highlands men’s basketball team have a holiday treat for you.

    The inaugural NMHU Thanksgiving Classic is bringing hoops to town this weekend.

    Highlands (2-1) plays Jarvis Christian on Friday and Angelo State on Saturday. Tip-off is 7 p.m. both nights at the Wilson Complex.

  • Silver Gloves in town Dec. 11-13

    Eighty to 100 young boxers from across New Mexico are expected to compete in the state Silver Gloves tournament, to be hosted Dec. 11-13 at a local gym.

    The tourney is being staged by Crespin’s Boxing Gym and sponsored by the City of Las Vegas and Crespin’s Paving with Community First Bank also listed as a contributor.

    Admission will be $12 general public, $8 students, and free to children younger than 5.

  • Warriors edge Cardinals in...

    The remarkable turnaround season of the Robertson football team came to a close Saturday in Socorro, with the host Warriors taking a 7-3 squeaker in the Class 3A state quarterfinals... Socorro QB Esquibel scored the afternoon's lone touchdown on a goal-line plunge with 3:22 left in the first half. Robertson's Keen Martinez nailed a 31-yard field goal as time expired in the half. That was all the scoring in a game dictated by big defensive stands, multiple fourth down conversion attempts, and a number of offensive penalties vs. RHS...

  • RHS soccer players, coaches...

    As expected, Robertson soccer was well represented in District 1 1A-3A honors doled out this past weekend.

    RHS boys’ skipper Clarence Montoya and girls’ mentor Ray Parks earned coach-of-the-year honors after leading their squads to division titles.