Today's Sports

  • Falcons kicker Bryant: ‘Better...

    The Associated Press

    HOUSTON — When Matt Bryant trots on the field to attempt a field goal, often with the game on the line, he wants his mind to be filled with nothing but positive vibes.

    Sometimes, he’ll imagine he’s sitting on the floor, playing with his seven children.

    “When you’re with your kids, there are no negative thoughts,” Bryant said with a wistful look. “It kind of takes the edge off the moment.”

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 3...

    • LCC at Eastern Arizona (DH), noon, Thatcher, Ariz.
    • NMHU vs. West Texas A&M, 2 p.m., Brandt Park
    • NMHU women and men vs. Fort Lewis, 5 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • Memorial, West Las Vegas, Valley Middle School boys at Taos tourney, TBA
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls at Rio Rancho tourney, TBA
    • LCC at Cowtown Classic, TBA, Fort Worth, Texas

  • BREAKING: WLV basketball...

    West Las Vegas boys' basketball team, penalized with four forfeited games for a rules violation, may have a shot at playing those games after all.

    A temporary restraining order issued late Tuesday by Fourth Judicial District Judge Abigail Aragon calls for the forfeiture to be put on hold, which in theory would allow the Dons' scheduled games vs. Robertson and St. Mike's to be played. A hearing on the matter is set for 10 a.m. Friday at the San Miguel County Courthouse.

  • Cardinal Classic - Jacobs takes...

    Getting healthier — at least with a transfusion of younger, junior varsity wrestlers — Robertson placed a respectable seventh in its own Cardinal Classic this past weekend at Mike Marr Gym.

    The host team’s weekend was highlighted by an individual championship for 220-pounder Juwan Jacobs.

    Jacobs defeated Christian Sanchez of Roswell 10-4 in the title match Saturday afternoon, capping a 6-0 weekend that included four wins by fall.

  • Woods, Lawton break 25 in...

    Kieran Woods made 10 of 14 shots and finished with 25 points to go with seven rebounds as the Highlands men’s basketball team beat Chadron State 85-80 to salvage a split of a weekend road trip.

    Ron Lawton and Marlon Johnson each finished two rebounds shy of double-doubles. Lawton scored 21 and Johnson 12. Johnson also blocked three shots.

  • West looks to regain footing in...

    D.J. Bustos was in full bounce-back mode Saturday night.

    The West Las Vegas senior torched visiting Pojoaque Valley for a game-high 35 points in the Dons’ 72-59 triumph at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The second District 2-4A win in a row since West was hit with a four-game penalty by the New Mexico Activities Association, it helped keep the Dons in decent overall shape with a 14-5 record and 2-1 mark in district. That doesn’t count the three other forfeits on the schedule — two against St. Michael’s and one vs. Robertson.

  • Meet Golden for NMHU tracksters

    NMHU Sports Information

    It was a successful weekend for the New Mexico Highlands women’s track and field squad at the Colorado School of Mines Division II Challenge in Golden, Colo.

    Newcomer Tashay Hunter won Friday’s long jump competition — topping the 2016 NCAA indoor champ in the process — with a 5.9-meter leap that ranks her fourth in the nation after the weekend.

  • Highlands pins Mines

    Highlands’ wrestling team won its second dual meet of the winter on Friday night, nipping Colorado School of Mines 18-16  at the Wilson Complex.

    The Cowboys got individual wins from Jacob España (125 lbs.), Reis Humphrey (157), Kellen Pelzel (165), Luis Terrazas (184) and Christopher Collins (197).

    Terrazas’ 6-0 shutout regained control of the dual for NMHU at 15-13, and Collins’ 6-3 verdict bought enough insurance to make it an 18-13 lead.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 1...

    • Robertson girls (A,B) vs. Pojoaque Valley, TBA, Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    • Mora boys (A,B) and girls (A,B) vs. Mesa Vista, 4 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • Pecos girls and boys at Academy for Technology and the Classics, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas hosts district duals, 3 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym


  • Down to the last match

    For the second time in as many home duals this winter, New Mexico Highlands’ wrestling team saw its fortunes come down to the final match of the evening.

    Unfortunately for Cowboys fans, the pivotal last bout went the opponents’ way this time.

    Visiting Chadron State (Neb.) scored a hard-fought 5-1 decision in the heavyweight match, as Cooper Cogdill outpointed Gabriel Escobedo, rallying the Eagles to a 19-17 team victory at the Wilson Complex.