Today's Sports

  • Breakthrough victory for Cowgirls

    Nobody can fault strength of schedule for New Mexico Highlands women’s basketball team this season.

    The Cowgirls knocked off one of the region’s more solid teams, Texas-Permian Basin, in a 70-63 triumph Tuesday night at the Wilson Complex, avenging an earlier season 76-55 loss in Odessa.

    NMHU, now 1-3 under new head coach Brianna Finch, has also played then-No. 1 West Texas A&M, coming deliciously close to an upset before falling 84-73.

    Anngelina Sanchez scored a game-high 19 points on 8-for-17 shooting to lead Highlands on Tuesday.

  • A Major League hire - NMHU...

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    Former Major League Baseball player Mike Marshall, who won two World Series rings as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers, will join the coaching staff at New Mexico Highlands University this season.

    The university announced the hire on Wednesday in a news release.

    Marshall will serve as associate head coach under first-year head coach Shannon Hunt.

  • Boxing: NM Silver Gloves in town

    New Mexico State Silver Gloves is back in town this weekend, bringing three days of amateur boxing action to the Meadow City.

    First bout is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday at Crespin’s Boxing Gym, 900 West Valencia St. The tournament continues through Sunday at the venue.

    Admission is $12 adults, $8 students, and free to children younger than 5.

    For more information, those interested may contact State Silver Gloves coordinator Carlos Crespin at 429-4068 or 425-1422.

  • Lobos rally, beat Aggies

    Deshawn Delaney scored a career-high 22 points and grabbed seven boards to lead New Mexico past New Mexico State 62-47 on Wednesday night in Albuquerque.

    The Aggies (3-5) led 23-10 before UNM (4-3) mounted a 24-5 run to end the first half.

    The Lobos lead the overall series 117-96.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 5...

    • NMHU women and men vs. Colorado Christian, 5 and 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson boys (B,C) host RHS Invitational (includes RHS, WLV, others), TBA, Mike Marr Gym
    • Robertson girls at Santa Fe Indian tournament, TBA, Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas boys at Capital tournament, TBA, Santa Fe

    • NMHU women and men vs. Colorado School of Mines, 5 and 7 p.m., Wilson Complex

  • Let’s get it started

    Shaking out some opening-night kinks, the Robertson girls’ basketball team began the season — and the Leroy Barela era — with a 58-41 win over Ruidoso Monday night at Mike Marr Gym.

    Senior guard Kendall Garcia, who transferred from Class 6A Volcano Vista, was a hit in her Lady Cardinal debut. She scored a game-high 14 points and chipped in two rebounds and two steals.

    Everyone who played for the home side contributed, however, and the team’s diligence was key to getting Robertson rolling in a pivotal third quarter.

  • TCU, Baylor eye top four

    The Associated Press

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The final weekend in the Big 12 will illustrate both the risk and reward that come with the league’s decision to do away with its title game.

    The lack of a championship game might not always work out for the Big 12 in the playoff era.

    This year, it could help push Baylor and TCU into the final four.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 3...

    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls vs. Memorial (sixth grade), 4 p.m., WLV
    • West Las Vegas Middle School hosts WLVMS Jamboree (includes WLV, MMS, others), 3 p.m., WLV

    • Robertson boys (B,C) host RHS Invitational (includes RHS, WLV, others), TBA, Mike Marr Gym
    • Robertson girls at Santa Fe Indian tournament, TBA, Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas boys at Capital tournament, TBA, Santa Fe

  • Post-Thanksgiving feast

    The basketball made its descent and caught a piece of the rim, then circled and circled and circled — six times, maybe eight or nine or 10 — before deciding to drop through.

    Back in the stands, the Gillie Lopez Gym crowd cheered giddily. West Las Vegas’ D.J. Bustos had just scored his 14th, 15th and 16th points in the Dons’ eventual 72-49 win over Thoreau, and the uncertainty over whether the shooter’s roll 3-pointer from the left corner would be a make or a miss was about all the mystery left at that point, late in the third quarter.

  • Cowgirls lose at S. Utah

    Anngelina Sanchez scored a season-high 25 points Saturday in a losing cause, as New Mexico Highlands lost 82-64 at Division I Southern Utah in Cedar City, Utah.

    Sanchez scored Highlands’ first five points and went eight for 11 from the floor, sinking all eight of her attempts from the free-throw line, in hitting the quarter-century mark for the Cowgirls (0-5). She also had four rebounds, three steals, one assist and six turnovers.

    The Cowgirls committed 30 turnovers in the loss.