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Today's Sports

  • Good start for HU track

    NMHU Sports Information

    LUBBOCK, Texas — The New Mexico Highlands women’s track and field team, ranked ninth in the country, finished a successful opening weekend at the Texas Tech Open with eight NCAA qualifiers and a win from senior Elizabeth Robertson in the weight throw.

    “This was a good opening meet. We had some very good performances and we also had an opportunity to assess what we have to work on,” head coach Bob DeVries explained.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Jan. 21...

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) vs. Española Valley, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys (B,C) at Pecos, 6 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls (C) at Pecos, 3 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • Valley Middle School boys vs. Memorial, 4 p.m., Valley
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys vs. Pecos, 4 p.m., WLV
    Thursday
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) at Santa Rosa, 4 p.m., Santa Rosa
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B) vs. Raton, 5 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

  • Hope-WLV: Clash of the Titans

    If Saturday night’s marquee matchup between No. 1 Hope Christian and No. 2 West Las Vegas is any indication of things to come, this March’s state tournament should be a treat.

    The Huskies prevailed 73-68 in the championship game of Hope’s three-day boys’ tourney in Albuquerque.

    The two teams battled to a 17-all stalemate after one period, with Hope pulling ahead 31-28 by halftime. It was 48-42 going into the final period.

    Jordan Leake led the defending champs with 24 points. Dedric Milford had 22.

  • Shorthanded Lady Cards find a way

    With a sideline that bore a strong resemblance to a MASH unit, the Robertson girls’ basketball team needed a big game out of the healthy players it had available Thursday night against visiting Bernalillo.

    It got that.

  • LV wrestlers take titles

    This time, Rico had some company.

    Robertson senior Rico Montoya on Saturday night added to his collection of championship hardware with a 138-pound weight class title at the Joe Vivian Classic.

    Montoya (31-0) pinned Isaac Lopez of Rio Grande at the 5:01 mark for his fifth fall in as many matches over the two-day event, held at Albuquerque’s Cibola High School.

    Teammate Diego Trujillo joined him in victory, taking the title at 170 with a 4-3 thriller against Manzano’s Travis Decker.

  • Buzzer beater lifts Cowboys

    Las Vegas Optic

    Highlands’ Jonathon Mines racked up 27 points Friday night, but none were sweeter than the last three.

    Mines’ 3-pointer with 0.9 on the clock lifted the Cowboys past visiting Chadron State 98-95 for NMHU’s second victory of the winter under Craig Snow.

    Kendrick Nichols led all players with 30 points. Ricky Norris had 15 points, 10 boards, three assists.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Jan. 19

    Monday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C)  vs. Ruidoso, 3 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    Tuesday
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys (A,B) vs. Mora, 5:30 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Grants, 3 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

  • Veteran coach killed in crash

    The Associated Press

    CLOVIS, N.M. — A longtime basketball coach in eastern New Mexico is dead after a traffic accident north of Clovis.

    Curry County Sheriff’s officials say 52-year-old J.D. Isler died Sunday after his pickup truck collided with a semi-truck. He was declared dead at the scene.

    Isler was in his first season at Elida High School, following a two-year absence from coaching.

  • Going green - West Las Vegas...

    Maria Garcia slapped her hands in frustration on the hardwood at midcourt of the Gillie Lopez Gymnasium.

    “Ugh!”

    Two seconds earlier, she’d had the basketball in her hands, seemingly ready to orchestrate a scoring play for her Mora girls’ squad.

    But West Las Vegas’ Kyanna Spaulding had come up from behind and picked her pocket, and Garcia had tumbled to the floor after trying in vain to regain possession. Spaulding wound up dashing to the hoop for a layup after the steal.

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