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  • BREAKING : Robertson falls to...
  • BREAKING: Robertson trails Hatch...

    HATCH, NM -- After a defense-dominated 24 minutes, Hatch Valley leads Robertson 3-0 at intermission in the Class 4A state football championship game. The Bears broke a scoreless stalemate with a 24-yard field goal with 7 seconds left in the second quarter. 

  • Cardinal fans converge in Hatch

    HATCH, NM -- A large handmade banner at the entrance to the Hatch Valley campus warns visitors they're entering Bear Country. Get beyond the bear tracks a couple hundred yards, however, and you find yourself in the middle of maybe a couple hundred Robertson High fans adorned in red and black Cardinal gear, their vehicles shoe-polished with GO CARDS and TAKE STATE.

  • Mora, Pecos tip off year

    Las Vegas Optic

    Mora’s Rangerettes tipped off their season this past week with a 43-41 loss to Tucumcari in the opening game of the Santa Rosa tournament.

    The tournament was to conclude on Saturday.

    Mora and head coach Frank Romero have an experienced team this winter, led by senior forwards Brianna Pacheco and Carmelita Padilla. Six juniors and two sophomores round out the lineup.

  • Cowboys toughen up early

    An early-season schedule that has included trips to NCAA Division I schools like Grand Canyon, Nevada-Las Vegas and Wyoming, plus the No. 4 nationally ranked Division II club, California Baptist, hasn’t given New Mexico Highlands much chance to load up on wins.

    But head coach Craig Snow is betting that those early opponents have toughened his Cowboys as they dig into the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference portion of the schedule.

  • Outlaws seek help

    Las Vegas Optic

    Several players from the Las Vegas Outlaws youth football team are seeking community support as they prepare to play in an invitation-only event.

    C.J. Perea, Tony Rubin, Orlando Romero and DeMario Gallegos are raising money to defray travel expenses for a trip to Daytona Beach for the All-American Offense-Defense Bowl Dec. 28 through Jan. 5.

    Outlaws head coach Carlos Perea was also selected to coach two games during the event, he said.

  • This week’s games Dec. 6, 2015

    THURSDAY
    •Green Bay 27, Detroit 23

    SUNDAY
    •N.Y. Jets at N.Y. Giants, 11 a.m.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 4...

    SUNDAY
    Wrestling
    •NMHU hosts intrasquad duel, 1 p.m., Wilson Complex

    MONDAY
    Basketball
    •West Las Vegas boys (B,C) at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    •Mora Middle School girls at Questa, 4 p.m., Questa

  • Robertson one win away

    Arjay Ortiz doesn’t seem too nervous.

    Never mind that he’s still early in his sophomore year of high school and getting ready to play quarterback in the biggest football game of the year, Saturday’s Class 4A state championship at undefeated Hatch Valley.

    \But he does admit to being in awe of the situation. A little bit, anyway.

  • League opener for NMHU teams Sat.

    New Mexico Highlands’ women’s basketball team is off to a solid start with a .500 record.
    The men’s team has endured one of its most challenging early schedules and is ready to play its long-awaited home opener.

    It all adds up to a promising tip-off to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference slate Saturday at the Wilson Complex. NMHU will host instate rival Western New Mexico for a doubleheader at 2 p.m.