Today's Sports

  • 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

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    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.

  • Pecos boys, Robertson girls...

    It was another strong night Thursday for a couple of the premier teams in Class 4A girls’ and Class 3A boys’ basketball.

    Robertson’s Lady Cardinals (17-3 overall, 3-0 district) stayed unbeaten in District 2-4A, beating Taos 58-38 on the road.

    The Lady Tigers are 10-10 and 1-2.

    And Pecos (17-1, 3-0) cruised to a 77-44 romp against Desert Academy in Santa Fe.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 29...

    • Meadow City Madness junior wrestling torunaments, 8 a.m., Mike Marr Gym and McFarland Hall

    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at Taos, 3 p.m., Taos (MAKEUP from Jan. 24)
    • West Las Vegas boys (C) and girls (C) vs. Santa Fe Indian, 5 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls at Edgewood, 4 p.m., Edgewood

    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona

  • Dons’ appeal denied; forfeits...


    The New Mexico Activities Association on Wednesday turned away a West Las Vegas appeal of its Jan. 20 ruling, meaning the Dons varsity basketball team will have to forfeit four district games for improper filming of the Jan. 17 game between Robertson and St. Michael’s.

    The first game affected was this past Friday’s scheduled Robertson-West Las Vegas boys’ game at Mike Marr Gym. The NMAA issued its ruling just hours before that contest was to begin.

  • Lady Cards clamp down on Mora

    Three Robertson players finished in double figures Wednesday night as the Lady Cardinals detoured from the district schedule for a 45-28 road win over Mora.

    The Lady Cardinals are 16-3 this winter under Leroy Barela.

    Barela said the key quarter Wednesday was the third, when strong defensive work by his club created transition scoring chances. Robertson outscored Mora 20 to 7 in that eight-minute span to increase its lead to 41-19.