Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Eagles having fun in lead-up to...

    The Associated Press

    BLOOMINGTON, Minn.  — Wrestling masks have replaced the dog masks.

    The underdog Philadelphia Eagles are having fun with the media frenzy leading up to the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots. They’re staying relaxed, loose and won’t be intimidated by their opponent’s incredible success.

  • 2018 Cardinal Classic final team...

    2018 Cardinal Classic
    final team standings

    1. Piedra Vista, 588 team points
    2. Silver, 561.5
    3. Farmington, 446.5
    4. Taos, 406
    5. Cobre, 401
    6. Robertson, 372.5
    7. Roswell, 320
    8. Albuquerque Academy, 313
    9. Valencia, 308
    10. Los Lunas, 288.5
    11. Tucumcari, 267
    12. Kirtland Central, 264
    13. Capital, 253.5
    14. Los Alamos, 251.5
    15. Moriarty, 197.5
    16. St. Michael’s, 181
    17. Trinidad (Colo.), 150.5
    18. Grants, 144.5

  • Classic showdowns on mat

    Jonathan Trujillo apparently wasn’t content with trying to win his weight class at this past weekend’s Cardinal Classic.

    He has been doing that with regularity this winter, including a championship in the prestigious Joe Vivian Classic earlier this month.

    So he set his sights elsewhere over the weekend, targeting an unbeaten three-time defending state champion Nick Rino from Class 5A Piedra Vista. In doing so, Trujillo would have to move up a weight class from 138 to 145.

  • Nwabuzor clutch in Cowboy win

    Be like Mike.

    Mike Nwabuzor accounted for eight consecutive Cowboy points, swishing clutch free throws in the closing seconds, to help Highlands’ men edge Chadron State 69-67 Saturday night at the Wilson Complex.

    Nwabuzor finished the game 11-for-11 at the foul line, scoring a team-high 17 points in all. Desmond Carpenter (13) and Jordan Jones (10) also reached double digits for NMHU.

    The win salvaged a weekend split for the Cowboys, who’d lost to Regis the previous evening 76-66.

  • RHS, Pojoaque girls set up clash...

    Making chess moves on boards miles apart, Robertson and Pojoaque Valley girls’ basketball teams both swept to 3-0 records in District 2-4A this past Friday night.

    Now they’ll go head to head to determine which is No. 1 in the district. Tip-off is around 7 p.m. Wednesday at Ben Lujan Gym in Jacona.

    The Lady Cardinals (18-3 overall) did their part by putting Taos in checkmate early Friday 57-16.

  • Weekend sports updates: Cardinal...

    Highlights of the weekend in area sports:


    Regis women 100, NMHU 52.

    Regis men 76, NMHU 66.

    Robertson girls 57, Taos 16.

    Pojoaque girls 60, West Las Vegas 52.


    West Las Vegas boys 63, Pojoaque 45. Dons 3-0 in District 2-4A.

    Taos boys 79, Robertson 60.

    Pecos boys 70, Laguna Acoma 37.

    Mora boys 72, Escalante 69. Rangers deal Lobos first district loss.

    Escalante girls 54, Mora 41.

    NMHU men 69, Chadron State 67.

    Chadron State women 66, NMHU 57.