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Today's Sports

  • Seven area teams make state...

    State basketball tournament brackets are out, and there were few surprises for area teams, seven of which will be vying for championships starting this weekend.

    Robertson’s girls and Pecos’ boys, who lead the list of hopefuls from northeastern New Mexico, received seeds that match the poll positions they’ve held for much of the season.

    The Lady Cardinals (24-3) are a No. 2 seed in Class 4A and will host No. 15 Taos as part of a full slate of girls’ games on Friday night.

  • LaFleur, Bustos fuel Cowboy...

    Sparked by a 3-point barrage from Adrian LaFleur — with help from West Las Vegas’ own D.J. Bustos — the New Mexico Highlands men’s basketball team came from behind to rock Colorado Mesa 98-84 in the regular-season hoops finale Saturday night at the Wilson Complex.

    LaFleur made eight 3-pointers in 12 attempts and finished with a game-high 32 points. Bustos nearly matched a career high with 17 points, including five 3-pointers in eight tries.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Feb. 28-...

    WEDNESDAY (Feb. 28)
    Basketball

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

    THURSDAY
    No varsity events scheduled

    FRIDAY
    Baseball

    • NMHU at Colorado School of Mines, 5 p.m., Golden, Colo.
    Basketball
    • State tournaments, first-round girls’ games, campus sites

    SATURDAY
    Baseball

  • State basketball first-round...

    State basketball seedings and first-round matchups for area prep basketball teams, as announced by the New Mexico Activities Association on Sunday evening. 

    GIRLS — Friday, March 2

    Class 4A

    No..9. West Las Vegas visits 8. Hope Christian, 6 p.m.

    No. 15 Taos at No. 2 Robertson, 7 p.m.

    Class 3A
    No. 9 Tierra Encantada at No. 8 Pecos, 6 p.m. 

    BOYS 

    Class 4A

  • Cowgirls fourth in RMAC indoor...

    New Mexico Highlands' Tashay Hunter cleared 6 meters to capture a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference title in the long jump.

    Teammate Annie Topal led a Highlands sweep of the top three in the triple jump.

    Those performances buoyed the Cowgirls to fourth place in this past weekend's RMAC indoor track and field championships held in Golden, Colo.

    Colorado-Colorado Springs nipped Western State in a 118-117 photo finish to win the women's team title. Adams State (102) just edged Highlands (99) for third in the 13-school meet.

  • Humphrey wrestles to fourth,...

    Next stop, Cedar Rapids. New Mexico Highlands wrestler Reis Humphrey battled back from a loss in the consolation bracket to win "true fourth" and qualify for nationals March 9-10 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

    The result was a sweet end for NMHU on Saturday, day two of the 2018 NCAA Division II West super regional hosted at the Wilson Complex. Fifteen schools from across the region — including No. 4 Cal Baptist and No. 5 CSU-Pueblo and even Simon Fraser from Canada — gathered to whittle down to 40 nationals qualifiers, four for each weight class.

  • Humphrey Highlands' last...

    As a horde of top grapplers from west of the Mississippi continued to battle onward around him Friday evening at the Wilson Complex, Reis Humphrey found himself alone -- the last representative from host NMHU with a chance to earn a medal at the NCAA Division II West super regional.

    Humphrey, a senior 149-pounder, made it to the semifinals and was the lone Cowboy to do so, although four teammates managed one win apiece.

  • Rough Riders drop two in home...

    The first part of a two-day home-and-away series with Otero Junior College didn't go Luna Community College's way Friday in Las Vegas.

    Despite home runs by Eric Alvarado and Ricky Martinez, as well as three-hit efforts from Alvarado and Keaton Christy, the Rough Riders came up short 11-9 in Friday's opener at Brandt Park.

    Otero did most of its damage with an eight-run second, taking a 9-0 lead. Luna scored three in the bottom of that frame, later rallying with six runs in the sixth.

  • Lady Cards add district tourney...

    With a 51-35 win over Pojoaque Valley on Friday, the Robertson girls' basketball team added a District 2-4A tournament title to the regular-season championship secured one week earlier.

    RHS (24-3 overall) went unbeaten against district foes in the regular season, finishing 8-0 in 2-4A. Head coach Leroy Barela and his team appear to have a good shot at a No. 2 seed in the state tournament. Brackets were to be released late Sunday.

  • Postgame incident under review

    Authorities are reportedly reviewing a postgame disturbance that marred the Robertson-St. Michael's district boys' basketball semifinal Thursday night in Santa Fe.

    Police were summoned to Perez-Shelley Gym for the scuffle, which broke out shortly after the host Horsemen rallied from 11 down to edge the Cardinals 60-58. Spectators and players were involved in the incident, which spilled from the court floor out into the lobby area.