Today's Sports

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Feb. 7-11

    WEDNESDAY (Feb. 7)

    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Marr Gym
    • Las Vegas youth league girls’ games, 5:30 p.m., Rec


    • NMHU women and men vs. Westminster, 5 and 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Mora boys (A,B) and girls (A,B) vs. Questa, 3:30 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • Pecos girls and boys vs. Raton, 5:30 and 7 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. Pojoaque, 4 p.m., TBA

  • Urlacher, other marquee players...

    By Josh Dubow
    The Associated Press

    MINNEAPOLIS — Ray Lewis and former Lovington and University of New Mexico star Brian Urlacher terrorized opposing offenses from the middle of the field. Randy Moss and Terrell Owens did the same to defenses on the outside.

  • Pecos, Mora look strong in...

    The Pecos Panthers’ sprint toward another district championship in boys’ basketball took another couple of lengths down the track Thursday night.

    Pecos beat up Academy for Technology and the Classics 80-22 in Santa Fe, rising to 18-3 overall and 4-0 in District 3-3A.

    Coach Ira Harge’s team led 31-5 after the first eight minutes and 55-10 at halftime. ATC’s best quarter was the third, and it was 74-18 after that one.

  • WLV runners All-Harrier medal...

    West Las Vegas cross country runners Miguel Coca and J.J. Esquibel were recognized with “All Harrier” medals before Tuesday night’s Lady Dons-St. Michael’s girls’ basketball game.

    Coca and Esquibel received the accolades from the New Mexico Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for outstanding performance regardless of school classification this past fall.

  • Feature back missing from Super...

    By Rob Maaddi
    The Associated Press

    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — The Tom Brady-Bill Belichick dynasty actually lacks something: a 100-yard rusher in the Super Bowl for the New England Patriots.

    Perhaps that’s the best way to explain why it’s been a decade since a title game winner reached a mark often reserved for Super Bowl MVPs. It also illustrates how the game has changed since Hall of Famers Emmitt Smith and Terrell Davis were carrying the Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos to championships.

  • Eagles latest to wear underdog...

    The Associated Press

    BLOOMINGTON, Minn.  — America loves comeback stories, the last-to-first variety that features new stars, big plays and a monumental triumph at the end.

    That would be the tale of the Philadelphia Eagles if they win Sunday’s Super Bowl.

    The oddsmakers don’t see it happening and have installed the New England Patriots — yes, them again — as 4½-point favorites.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Feb. 4-7

    SUNDAY (Feb. 4)

    • NMHU vs. University of the Southwest (DH), 1 p.m., Albuquerque Sports Complex
    • NMHU vs. Western New Mexico, 12:30 p.m., Cleveland High, Rio Rancho


    • Las Vegas youth league girls’ games, 5:30 p.m., Rec


    • NMHU women and men vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 5 and 7 p.m., Wilson Complex

  • RHS girls all alone atop 2-4A

    Alianza Darley got into a little early foul trouble, but not before the Robertson standout could impose her will on the Pojoaque Elkettes on Wednesday night at Ben Lujan Gymnasium in Jacona.

    Darley and the Lady Cardinals grabbed sole possession of first place in the District 2-4A standings by beating Pojoaque 56-39. Both teams went into Wednesday’s game 3-0 in district play; now it’s RHS alone at the top at 4-0 in district and 19-3 overall.

  • Boys roundup: Dons stumble in OT...

    An untimely scoring drought led West Las Vegas to overtime and an eventual 50-48 loss at St. Michael’s on Tuesday night in Santa Fe.

    As a result, the Dons (12-10, 3-1) now share the top spot in District 2-4A with the Horsemen (10-12, 3-1) and Taos (12-10, 3-1).

    Diego Gonzales scored a game-high 16 and John Balizan had 11 in defeat.

    The game was tied 43-43 at the end of regulation after West missed from the foul line in the final minute.

  • Cardinal juniors win own event

    Cardinal Junior Wrestling put up a strong effort on its home mats, capturing first place as a team in the Cardinal Junior Wrestling Classic Sunday at Mike Marr Gym.

    CJW amassed 287.5 team points, topping a list of 31 teams with more than 400 wrestlers from around the state who participated, according to Lucinda Martinez, one of the event organizers.

    Age groups ranged from 6 and younger up to 15.