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Today's Sports

  • Rose bid rejected

    CINCINNATI — Pete Rose’s application for reinstatement to baseball was rejected Monday by Commissioner Rob Manfred, who concluded the career hits leader continued to gamble even while trying to end his lifetime ban and would be a risk to the sport’s integrity if allowed back in the game.

    Rose agreed to the ban in August 1989 after an investigation for Major League Baseball by lawyer John Dowd found Rose placed numerous bets on the Cincinnati Reds to win from 1985-87 while playing for and managing the team.

  • Cowboys 3-0 in RMAC play

    New Mexico Highlands’ men’s basketball is 3-0 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

    The Cowboys (4-5 overall, 3-0 RMAC) defeated Colorado State-Pueblo 93-87 on Saturday night at the Wilson Complex, completing a weekend sweep.

    Five NMHU players finished in double figures. Jonathon Mines continued a strong start with a team-best 22 points on 7-for-12 shooting that included a 4-for-6 night from long range.

    Marlon Johnson tallied a double-double with 13 points and 15 rebounds, adding two blocks.

  • Looking Ahead-Sports Dec. 16,...

    WEDNESDAY
    Basketball
    •Valley girls at Mora, 4 p.m., Mora

    THURSDAY
    Basketball
    •West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C) at Ruidoso, 3 p.m., Ruidoso
    •West Las Vegas girls at Bernalillo, 4 p.m., Bernalillo
    •Mora boys, girls at Ben Lujan tournament, TBA, Jacona
    •Memorial Middle School girls vs. Raton, 4 p.m., MMS gym
    •Valley Middle School girls vs. Pecos, 4 p.m., Valley gym
    •Mora boys JV at Peñasco tournament, TBA, Peñasco
    Wrestling

  • RHS wrestling second at Capital

    SANTA FE — Two new head wrestling coaches began their tenures at the Jaguar Invitational this past Saturday at Capital High’s Ortiz Gymnasium.

    Robertson’s James Martinez and West Las Vegas’ Juan Montaño both had their introduction to the varsity ranks in the 15-team tournament.

    The Cardinals, who fielded 11 wrestlers in 14 weight classes, earned a runner-up finish behind Class 5A Los Lunas.
    Five Robertson grapplers made it to the championship matches in their respective divisions, although none came away with titles.

  • All-district football team...

    Las Vegas Optic

    In a season that saw his team win 10 consecutive football games and reach the Class 4A state championship, Robertson’s Leroy Gonzalez was an emphatic Coach of the Year winner in District 2-4A.

    The all-district selections for football were announced this past week by 2-4A chairman Matt Martinez of Pojoaque Valley, and the list included 13 Las Vegans in all — Gonzalez and seven of his Cardinals as well as five players from West Las Vegas.

  • Bowl game schedule

    Saturday, Dec. 19
    Celebration Bowl, Atlanta
    NC A&T (9-2) vs. Alcorn State (9-3), 10 a.m.

    New Mexico Bowl,
    Albuquerque
    Arizona (6-6) vs. New Mexico (7-5), noon (ESPN)

    Las Vegas Bowl
    BYU (9-3) vs. Utah (9-3), 1:30 p.m. (ABC)

    Camelia Bowl,
    Montgomery, Ala.
    Ohio (8-4) vs. Appalachian State (9-2), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

    Cure Bowl, Orlando, Fla.
    San Jose State (5-7) vs. Georgia State (6-6), 5 p.m. (CBSSN)

    New Orleans Bowl

  • Bowl season here

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year, at least if you’re a college football fan.

    And this year’s smorgasbord of bowl games will again have the University of New Mexico Lobos at the table.

    UNM will be playing a rare home game at University Stadium in Albuquerque for the 2015 New Mexico Bowl, with kickoff scheduled for noon on Saturday, Dec. 19. The Lobos (7-5 overall, 5-3 in the Mountain West Conference) will take on Arizona (6-6, 3-6 PAC-12).

  • This week’s games-NFL Special...

    THURSDAY
    •Minnesota at Arizona, late

    SUNDAY
    •Buffalo at Philadelphia, 11 a.m.
    •San Francisco at Cleveland, 11 a.m.
    •Detroit at St. Louis, 11 a.m.
    •New Orleans at Tampa Bay, 11 a.m.
    •Tennessee at N.Y. Jets, 11 a.m.
    •Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 11 a.m.
    •Indianapolis at Jacksonville, 11 a.m.
    •San Diego at Kansas City, 11 a.m.
    •Washington at Chicago, 11 a.m.
    •Atlanta at Carolina, 11 a.m.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 13...

    SUNDAY
    No local sports scheduled

    MONDAY
    Basketball
    •Memorial Middle School girls at Mora, 4 p.m., Mora
    •Valley Middle School girls vs. Cariños, 4 p.m., Valley gym

    TUESDAY
    Basketball
    •West Las Vegas girls (A,B) vs. Clayton, 1 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    •Memorial Middle School girls vs. Pecos, 4 p.m., MMS gym
    •West Las Vegas Middle School girls vs. Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., WLVMS gym

    WEDNESDAY
    Basketball

  • Looking Back - Dec. 11, 2015

    In 1965
    Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1965 — Eighteen Las Vegas families are getting settled in recently completed units of the million dollar West Las Vegtas federal low-rent housing project. Twenty-two more units will be completed about Dec. 15 and the other 650 units in the project will be ready for occupancy after Jan. 1. The 19 unit5s which are completed are located at Church Street and New Mexico Avenue and on Hot Springs Boulevard. Those to be finished later this month and next month are on (North) Gonzales and Mills, where a major portion of the units are located.