Today's Sports

  • Cards face No. 1 Portales

    Portales is 11-0, the No. 1 ranked team in Class 4A football and already owns one regular-season win over No. 4 Robertson.

    Saturday at Cardinal Stadium, RHS will be looking to make all that irrelevant. Kickoff for their state semifinal is set for 1 p.m.


  • Slow start hurts Cowgirl...

    Giulia Simioni and Michelle Traynham scored 20 points apiece Tuesday night, but it wasn’t enough to stake New Mexico Highlands to a win over visiting Eastern New Mexico.

  • No Jackets required


    Head coach Jose Medina changed up the defense a bit in the second half. But in truth, hustle points were the biggest factor that allowed West Las Vegas to swat away a pesky Clayton Yellow Jackets team on Tuesday night in the girls’ basketball season opener at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    West won 59-38, but the game was considerably closer most of the evening. It was tied 9-9 after one quarter and West led by a single point, 26-25, at halftime.

  • Looking Ahead-Sports- Nov. 27,...

    •NMHU men at Concordia, 6 p.m., Riverside, Calif.
    •West Las Vegas hosts WLV Thanksgiving Shootout, boys’ and girls’ games TBA, Gillie Lopez Gym

    •NMHU men at Concordia, 6 p.m., Riverside, Calif.
    •West Las Vegas hosts WLV Thanksgiving Shootout, boys’ and girls’ games TBA, Gillie Lopez Gym
    •Class 4A state semifinal: Robertson vs. Portales, 1 p.m., Cardinal Stadium


  • Highlands runner 12th at...

    Collins Kurui raced his way to All-American honors by placing 12th individually in the NCAA Division II cross country championships this past Saturday in Joplin, Mo.

    The New Mexico Highlands University freshman crossed the finish line in 30 minutes and five seconds, the 12th fastest time and 41 seconds behind the 29:24 posted by national champion Alfred Chelanga of Shorter University.

  • Redbirds advance to state...

    Marc Grano took the first handoff of the game from Arjay Ortiz and looked for a hole in the Bloomfield defense.

    He got a little more than that.

    The Robertson offensive line plowed a yawning chasm in the Bobcat front, and Grano stepped through and kept running.

    Sixty-five yards later, he was in the end zone for the first of seven Cardinal touchdowns in a 49-6 romp Saturday that propelled RHS into the Class 4A state football semifinals.

  • No. 5 Buffs turn away NMHU

    The No. 5 ranked women’s basketball team in the nation, West Texas A&M, turned away New Mexico Highlands’ upset bid this past Saturday.

    The Lady Buffs improved to 4-0 with a 67-55 win on their home floor in Canyon, Texas.

    The Cowgirls fell to 2-1.

    WTAMU parlayed a fast start into a 40-21 halftime advantage.

  • West to host hoops for...

    In 2014-15 school year, the West Las Vegas’ boys’ basketball season extended all the way to mid-March and the Class 4A title game.

    It was an occasionally bumpy, sometimes exhilarating but almost always entertaining ride that fell just a few bounces short of a coveted state championship in the hallowed Pit.

    Here we go again.

  • HU wrestlers in Nebraska

    Cody Marquez placed third and Dan Gaylor fourth in the Elite brackets to lead the New Mexico Highlands wrestling team this past weekend at the Holiday Inn Invite in Kearney, Neb.

    Marquez, a 197-pounder, scored an 8-2 decision over Adams State’s Joe Bencomo in the third-place match. After having lost in the quarterfinals, Marquez won three straight to place.

  • Good vibes back in Dallas; Romo...

    By Schuyler Dixon
    AP Sports Writer

    IRVING, Texas  — Even safety Barry Church felt a boost from the return of Tony Romo as the Dallas Cowboys ended a losing streak that covered all seven games their Pro Bowl quarterback missed.

    And maybe it’s not a coincidence that a defense struggling to make big plays while Romo sat with a broken left collarbone got its first touchdown of the season on Rolando McClain’s interception return for the first points in a 24-14 win at Miami on Sunday.