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Today's Sports

  • RHS to face Hatch in state...

    New Mexico Military Institute had little answer for Hatch Valley’s ground attack Friday, and the Bears rumbled to a 27-10 win in the first round of the Class 4A state football playoffs.

    The No. 8 seeded Bears roll into the quarterfinals against No. 1 Robertson this coming weekend. As of press time, the game was tentatively set for a 1 p.m. Saturday kickoff at Cardinal Stadium.

    Robertson (10-0) and Hatch (8-3) have not met this season.

  • Shakeup atop college football...

    The Associated Press

    There will be a new No. 1 when the College Football Playoff rankings come on this week.

    It might just be Alabama — and the Crimson Tide’s gain might work out just fine for the Southeastern Conference in the long run.

    The Crimson Tide (9-1), fifth in the latest top 25 put out by the selection committee, handed Dak Prescott and No 1. Mississippi State their first loss of the season on Saturday and made a case to be called the best team in the country.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Nov. 17...

    Monday
    Basketball
    • Memorial Middle School girls vs. Española, 4 p.m., MMS gym
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls at Los Alamos, 4 p.m., Los Alamos

    Tuesday
    Basketball
    • Memorial Middle School girls vs. Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., MMS
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls at Memorial (sixth grade), 4 p.m., TBA
    Wrestling
    • Memorial, West Las Vegas Middle School at Los Alamos Quad, 3 p.m., Los Alamos

    Wednesday
    Basketball

  • FYI - Sports - Nov. 17

    La Plaza annual meeting
    La Plaza Little League will be having a meeting to elect board members on Nov. 24. The meeting will be at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center at 6 p.m.

    Badminton players wanted
    Are you interested in learning or playing badminton?  New badminton players are invited to come to the Abe Montoya Rec Center every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. to learn and play badminton. No experience in badminton necessary.
     

  • Cowboys finish with league champs

    Perhaps the biggest challenge of the season for New Mexico Highlands’ football team is on tap this weekend when the Cowboys visit Colorado State-Pueblo.

    Entering the game with a record of 3-7 overall and 3-5 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Highlands will be playing its season finale. For the ThunderWolves (9-1, 7-1), it’ll be just a prelude to another national playoff run.

  • HU baseball’s Hunt tapped to...

    NMHU Sports Information

    Shannon Hunt is the new head baseball coach at New Mexico Highlands University, Athletic Director Jeff Falkner announced this past week.

    Hunt is in his second stint and third season with Highlands and served as the associate head baseball coach in both the 2005 and 2014 seasons.

  • State playoffs to kick off

    Robertson will be one of four Class 4A football teams who’ll get to sit out the first round of the state playoffs and wait for the outcome of this weekend’s games.

    The Cardinals are the defending state champions and No. 1 seed, having wrapped up an undefeated regular season (and District 2-4A title) with a 10-0 record. Coach Leroy Gonzalez’s team will host a quarterfinal against the winner of Friday night’s Hatch Valley-New Mexico Military contest.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Nov. 14...

    Friday
    Basketball
    • NMHU men at Tarleton State, 6 p.m., Stephenville, Texas
    • Memorial Middle School girls at Los Alamos tournament, TBA, Los Alamos
    Volleyball
    • Class 4A state tournament quarterfinals and semifinals, TBA, Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho
    • Class 2A state tournament quarterfinals and semifinals, TBA, Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho

    Saturday
    Basketball
    • NMHU men vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, 1 p.m., Stephenville, Texas

  • Mid-school hoops
  • Vegas Bowl 2014

    A near-capacity crowd jammed the Frank Herrera Complex for the annual East-West football game on Nov. 8.

    Visiting Robertson, the defending state champion and No. 1 ranked team in Class 4A, completed an undefeated regular season and clinched the district title with a 41-0 win.

    Joseph Paul Griego rushed for three touchdowns, Dominic Lucero ran for two and Marcelo Cedillo scored one for Leroy Gonzalez’s Cardinals (10-0).

    West Las Vegas finished 3-7 in Adrian Gonzales’ first season at the helm.