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Today's Sports

  • Highlands athletes reap honors

    NMHU and Optic reports

    Reis and Tre Humphrey gave opponents double trouble this season on behalf of the New Mexico Highlands wrestling team.

    This week, both brothers were recognized with selection to the All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference team.

    Reis Humphrey, who competed in the 149-pound division, compiled a record of 18-8 with two pins and three major decisions. He was named to the All-RMAC first team.

    Tre Humphrey went 11-6 at 133 lbs., pinning three foes and taking two major decisions. He was named honorable mention all-conference.

  • Riders split with Trinidad

    The Luna Community College baseball team got offensive last weekend and took two games from visiting Trinidad State.

    The Rough Riders won the first and third games of the four-game series 8-4 and 14-1 and lost the second and fourth games 13-12 and 6-4.

    The Rough Riders are now 3-8 on the year. The 14-1 win was called after five innings.

  • State Wrestling - One for the...

    RIO RANCHO — Wrestling is the consummate individual sport, but there was a definite feeling of team synergy this past Saturday afternoon as Robertson’s finalists — all nine of them, out of 14 weight classes — gathered to warm up for the championship round at Santa Ana Star Center.

  • District basketball tourneys...

    West Las Vegas will host Taos in the District 2-4A boys’ basketball championship game at 7 p.m. Friday at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The Dons are regular-season champs in the district for the second consecutive season and hope to avoid a misstep like 2014’s loss to runner-up Taos in the title tilt.

  • Boise State snipers drop Lobo men

    By Mike Sullivan
    The Associated Press

    BOISE, Idaho  — Derrick Marks scored 30 points and Nick Duncan added a career-best 26 as Boise State defeated New Mexico 76-65 on Tuesday night.

    Duncan made a career-high eight 3-pointers while Marks added five as the Broncos (21-7, 11-4 Mountain West) made a season-high 15 from behind the arc — one shy of tying the single-game school record.

    James Webb III collected 11 rebounds for Boise State, which has won 11 of its past 12 games.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Feb. 27...

    Friday
    Basketball
    • District tournaments, TBA; West Las Vegas boys host championship, 7 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • District JV boys’ championship game: West Las Vegas vs. Pojoaque, 5 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys at Pojoaque tournament, TBA, Pojoaque
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at RMAC indoor championships, TBA, Gunnison, Colo.
    Wrestling
    • NCAA Western Regional/RMAC championships, TBA, Pueblo, Colo.

    Saturday
    Baseball

  • District tournaments - Redbirds...

    Through six winless District 2-4A games this past regular season, Robertson’s boys’ basketball team was snakebit, losing by margins as large as 20 or as small as a single point (twice).

    But the young Cardinals never quite gave up on themselves.

    On Monday night, the attitude and effort paid off.

    Visiting No. 5 ranked Pojoaque Valley in the first game of the district tournament, the Cardinals pulled off a 69-64 upset in a wild double-overtime carnival ride of a contest.

  • Cowboys stop No. 10 Buffs, take...

    Cowboy baseball won its second consecutive series over the past weekend, and this one was a signature victory — against No. 10 nationally ranked West Texas A&M.

    Having split a doubleheader  with WTAMU the previous day, New Mexico Highlands took a dramatic 2-1 win in 10 innings on Saturday at Brandt Park.

    Second baseman Nick Gonzales drove a double to left centerfield on the second pitch he saw from reliever Sean Michel.

    The extra-base hit allowed Colby Wilmer to dash home for the walk-off winner.

  • Storm strands HU track

    NMHU Sports Information

    GOLDEN, Colo. — The New Mexico Highlands express (the track and field vans) got snowed in coming home, but not before the Cowgirls set two career-best marks in an abbreviated Joe Davies Tune-Up meet at Colorado School of Mines.

  • Little drama in Daytona

    By Jenna Fryer
    AP Auto Racing Writer

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.  — It was a bumpy buildup to the Daytona 500, which for days was overshadowed by disputes, drama, an injury to Kyle Busch and the suspension of his older brother, Kurt.

    Dozens of cars were wrecked, and on the morning of NASCAR’s season-opening showcase, reigning series champion Kevin Harvick warned “we’re going to tear up some (more).”

    So there was every reason to feel anxious going into “The Great American Race.”