Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Unbeaten Carolina’s pass rush...

    By Steve Reed
    AP Sports Writer

    CHARLOTTE, N.C.  — The unbeaten Carolina Panthers already have one of the best pass rushes in the NFL — and more help is on the way.

    The Panthers plan to activate defensive end Charles Johnson from short-term injured reserve on Tuesday. Coach Ron Rivera said he expects Johnson will play on Thanksgiving Day against the Dallas Cowboys.

  • Defense leads Detroit’s...

    By Noah Trister
    AP Sports Writer

    ALLEN PARK, Mich.  — Jim Caldwell’s demeanor rarely changed much when his team was losing game after game, so now that Detroit has won two in a row, he has nothing earth shattering to offer about how the Lions have become stronger defensively.

  • Eagles look for a quick rebound

    By Rob Maaddi
    AP Sports Writer

    PHILADELPHIA — A short week gives the Philadelphia Eagles no time to dwell on a bad loss, and little time to figure out their problems.

    The Eagles (4-6) were back on the practice field Monday preparing to play at Detroit (3-7) on Thanksgiving Day. They’re still reeling from a 45-17 loss to the Buccaneers, but must rebound quickly.

  • Packers-Bears rivalry hits prime...

    The Associated Press

    GREEN BAY, Wis.  — The Packers celebrated the end of their three-game losing streak and return to the top of the NFC North on the flight home from Minnesota.

    Then the reality set in of having to turn around quickly to prepare for another game on Thursday.

    A Thanksgiving night game at Lambeau Field against the Chicago Bears awaits coach Mike McCarthy.