Today's Sports

  • Mat time at premium

    A couple of close calls separated the Robertson wrestling team from a 3-0 streak in Saturday’s Pinto Duals in Moriarty.

    With vacancies in three weight classes, the Cardinals were just six points — potentially one match — shy against a solid Los Lunas team. And the difference was a mere point in a loss to El Paso Hanks High.

    On the flip side, an undermanned Albuquerque High squad surrendered too many forfeit points in a one-sided loss to the Redbirds.

  • Roundup - Mixed results in...

    West Las Vegas pulled out a double-overtime boys’ basketball victory 70-69 over Clayton on Saturday afternoon in second-day action at the Portales Shootout.

    Dons sophomore D.J. Bustos clinched the win with a clutch foul shot in the closing seconds.

    That was a fitting highlight to the two-day round-robin event. The Dons had endured a sobering 85-71 upset to the host Rams on Friday and avoided a second consecutive defeat. The Yellow Jackets gave West a valiant battle Dec. 23 in Clayton before losing a close game.

  • Highlands grapplers pass the Gut...

    New Mexico Highlands wrestling team made a clean sweep of the weekend’s trip to the Gut Check Duals in Olympia, Wash., winning five duals to improve to 6-0 on the winter.

    The Cowboys on Friday picked up wins against Pacific (Ore.) 47-6, Warner Pacific 36-6 and at Highline Community College in the nightcap, 33-12.

    Then on Saturday, the Cowboys routed South Puget Sound Community College in an exhibition before punctuating the weekend with a 33-9 triumph against the Canadian school Simon Fraser (B.C.).

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 12...

    • Memorial Middle School boys at Mora, 4 p.m., Mora
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys at Taos, 10 a.m., Taos (RESCHEDULED)

    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B) vs. Mora, 5 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Pecos girls (A,B) vs. McCurdy, 5:30 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. Los Alamos, 4 p.m., MMS

    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., WLV

  • Close call in Cruces

    Kendrick Nichols smiled like a kid on Christmas morning as soon as his shot ripped neatly through the twine, then trotted gingerly upcourt, the infectious grin impossible to remove.

  • St. Mike’s too much for RHS

    Continuing a hearty non-district schedule, the Robertson girls’ basketball team fell at St. Michael’s 52-30 on Tuesday night in Santa Fe.

    The Lady Horsemen, off to an 11-2 start and riding an 11-game win streak, limited Robertson to four points in the first quarter and one on a single free throw in the third.

    St. Mike’s led 16-4 after one period and 26-14 at halftime as RHS battled back for an evenly played quarter. But the home side outscored the Lady Cards 16-1 in the third period to grab a 42-15 lead.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Jan. 9...

    • NMHU women and men at Fort Lewis, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Durango, Colo.
    • Robertson boys, girls, West Las Vegas boys at Portales Shootout, TBA, Portales
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B) at Lovington, 5 p.m., Lovington
    • NMHU at Gut Check Duals, TBA, Olympia, Wash.

  • Cards win Silver event

    Three Robertson wrestlers compiled undefeated records in this past weekend’s Silver City Duals, leading the team to its first tournament championship of the young season.

    But head coach Richard Martinez said the entire squad delivered performances worthy of praise.

    “The team win was a total team effort from the smallest weight class to the heaviest,” Martinez said. “Every wrestler contributed to the tournament win. I was pleased with the team’s performance. It is a long, hard tournament and the boys stepped up.”

  • Highlands grapplers stun NAIA...

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    ALBUQUERQUE — The Cowboys wrestling team kicked off the dual season in dominating fashion by claiming the first 26 points of the match as New Mexico Highlands knocked off the NAIA’s No. 19 nationally ranked Wayland Baptist 35-15 Sunday afternoon in the Northwestern Mutual “Border War” Dual.

    “We put in a hard week of workouts coming off the holidays and it paid off for us,” head coach Doug Moses explained.

  • Dallas win mired in controversy

    By Noah Trister
    The Associated Press

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. — The disputed call in the fourth quarter of Detroit’s playoff loss at Dallas was not subject to a replay review.

    Lions coach Jim Caldwell wonders if it’s time to change that.