Today's Sports

  • Joe Vivian this weekend

    The Joe Vivian Classic has long been a red-letter event on the calendar for high school wrestlers in New Mexico.

    Boasting the largest turnout of any regular-season tourney and drawing most — though not all — of the state’s premier wrestling programs, the event is viewed by some as the real state tournament because it pits (many of) the best grapplers against each other, regardless of classification.

    Robertson has had a few wrestlers earn the distinction of becoming Joe Vivian champions — including Jonathan Trujillo last January.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Jan. 12-15

    FRIDAY (Jan. 12)

    • NMHU women and men at Colorado-Colorado Springs, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Colorado Springs
    • West Las Vegas boys, girls at Hope Christian tourneys, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Pecos boys (A,B) vs. Tucumcari, 5 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • Mora Middle School boys vs. McCurdy, 4 p.m., Mora
    • Robertson at Joe Vivian Classic, TBA, Cibola, Albuquerque


  • Tuesday night hoops: Locals fall...

    Scores and notes from Tuesday, Jan. 9:

    * Santa Fe Indian boys 72, West Las Vegas 71. The Braves rallied after trailing at intermission and at the end of the third, largely due to foul shooting woes by the Dons.

    * Moriarty boys 64, Robertson 28. The Cards had no answers defensively for the Pintos' prolific perimeter shooting. Robertson played without leading scorer Arjay Ortiz.

  • Frosh key in Crimson Tide victory

    By John Zenor
    The Associated Press

    ATLANTA — Alabama’s latest group of hotshot recruits delivered on college football’s biggest stage.
    And Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide needed every big play from them.

    Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa capped a second-half comeback with a 41-yard touchdown pass in overtime to fellow freshman DeVonta Smith in Monday night’s 26-23 win over Georgia to give the Tide a fifth national championship in nine years.

  • Pecos beats Mora in NRG boys...

    Back-to-back champs.

    Pecos’ Panthers just did it at the Northern Rio Grande. They hope to do the same at an even bigger tournament in March.

    Pecos defeated onetime district archrival Mora 91-54 in the NRG boys’ finale on Saturday night in Jacona.

    A frenzied second quarter, with the Panthers’ 30-point output besting a not-too-shabby 17 from Mora, made it 46-25 at halftime.

  • Streak hits five for Cowboy hoops

    Double-digit wins in a weekend homestand pushed New Mexico Highlands’ current men’s basketball win streak to five.

    The Cowboys, who have won six of their last seven, are 11-4 overall and 6-3 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

    NMHU beat Black Hills State 75-62 on Friday, then trounced South Dakota Mines 84-56 Saturday night at the Wilson Complex.

  • Prep hoops roundup: Dons tame...

    John Balizan wasn’t having a good night.

    Through the first 15 minutes of West Las Vegas’ Friday night game with Santa Rosa, he couldn’t get a single shot to fall. At the foul line he had made one in six attempts.

    But there was still a lot of basketball to be played.

    Like his Dons teammates, Balizan kept working. And coach Clyde Sanchez kept the faith, even with the Lions — a Class 3A state runner-up last year — leading much of the way.

  • West wrestling trio cracks top...

    West Las Vegas tied for 10th in this past weekend’s Al Salazar Invite at St. Michael’s in Santa Fe, but the Dons had several wrestlers make noise in their brackets.

    Joshua Sandoval (120 lbs.) went 2-1 and reached the championship match, losing to Capital’s Ryan Romero by pin at the 1:53 mark. Sandoval had beaten Brenden Fresquez of Pojoaque 7-3 and Ishya De La Torre of Cobre 6-5.

  • RHS grad Yara wins twice for...

    With help from a former Robertson High School state champ, NMHU wrestling won one of four duals to resume its schedule over the weekend at the Tracy Borah Duals in Gunnison, Colo.

    The Cowboys lost to Findlay 36-12 and Air Force 32-18 in a pair of morning duals. They rebounded to beat Simon Fraser 28-22 before closing with a 21-17 loss to Newberry.

    Jack Gaylor (125 lbs.) and Reis Humphrey (149) scored pins in the opener vs. Findlay.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Jan. 10-12

    WEDNESDAY (Jan. 10)

    • Mora boys (A,B) vs. Robertson, 5 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • Robertson girls (A,B) vs. Peñasco, 5:30 p.m., Marr Gym
    • Pecos JV boys and JV girls vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Pecos


    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas boys, girls at Hope Christian tourneys, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Pecos girls vs. Monte del Sol, TBA, Sanchez Gym