Today's Sports

  • Riders rally for split

    Brieanna McGill hit the tying run and then scored the winning run in a dramatic seventh-inning comeback as Luna softball earned a split of its home debut doubleheader vs. McCook (Neb.) on Monday at Cowgirl Field on the NMHU campus.

    McGill, a freshman from Hobbs, scored the walk-off winner when — with two outs — Cierra LaSanta sliced a shot up the middle. The 7-6 triumph came after the Rough Riders had trailed 6-3 going into their final at-bats. LaSanta is a freshman from Las Cruces.

  • Highlands, Adams State go to the...

    James Healy and Marlon Johnson sank four huge foul shots in the closing seconds, helping Highlands’ men seal a tough 84-81 win over Adams State (10-13, 7-10 RMAC) on Saturday at the Wilson Complex.

    Ron Lawton (26 points, three three-pointers), Kieran Woods (16 points, eight rebounds, three assists), Johnson (13 points, 12 boards, five blocks) and Healy (10 points) led the Cowboys, who shot 51 percent.

  • Humphrey nabs 3rd at RMAC

    Reis Humphrey captured third place to highlight New Mexico Highlands’ weekend at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference wrestling championships in Colorado Springs.

    Humphrey (157 lbs.) opened with a 9-4 win over Landon Myers of San Francisco State. But he lost 6-2 in the semifinals to eventual champ Payton Tawater of Colorado Mesa. He then defeated Greg Gaxiola of California Baptist by a 7-5 tally in the consolation bracket. In the third-place bout, he edged Myers 3-2.

  • Gallegos cracks top 10 nationally

    NMHU Sports Information

    The NMHU women’s track and field team put another athlete and a relay into the national top 10 with their performances at the New Mexico Classic this past weekend at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 8...

    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C) vs. Robertson, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Mora girls (A,B) at Questa, 5 p.m., Questa

    • Mora boys (A,B) at Questa, 5 p.m., Questa
    • Pecos girls and boys vs. Raton, 4 p.m., Sanchez Gym

    • LCC at Western Oklahoma, TBA, Altus, Okla.
    • NMHU at Fort Hays State, 2 p.m., Hays, Kans.
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    • LCC at Midland Classic, TBA, Midland, Texas
    • NMHU at Colorado Mesa, 6 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.

  • East-West games this week

    A pair of East-West basketball games are in store this coming week.
    The Robertson-West Las Vegas girls' game has been moved up from Tuesday to Monday due to the school board election Tuesday at Mike Marr Gym. Action begins with junior varsity at 5:30.
    In light of Friday's district court ruling, Wednesday's WLV-RHS boys' game is a go. Advance tickets will be sold Tuesday from 11-2 and Wednesday from 10-1 at Gillie Lopez Gym.
    Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.
    There will be a limit of four per sale.
    Doors will open at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

  • District duals: RHS solid

    Robertson has returned to its position atop the mountain in District 2 wrestling.

    The Cardinals claimed the district championship on Thursday evening, emerging with the best record in head-to-head duals. The event was hosted at West Las Vegas’ Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Just one event is left before the state tournaments. Taos will host the individual district tourneys  this coming weekend.

    From there, the top five wrestlers in each weight class earn spots at state, Feb. 17-18 at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

  • Atlanta RBs see each other as...

    The Associated Press
    HOUSTON — Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman are so interchangeable in the Atlanta Falcons backfield, Matt Ryan gets a little mixed up at times.

    “He doesn’t even know who’s in the game,” Coleman said, breaking into a huge smile.

    Quite a 1-2 punch, these two are.

    It really doesn’t matter who you put at “1’’ and who goes at “2.”

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 5...

    • NMHU vs. West Texas A&M, noon, Brandt Park
    • NMHU at Texas Woman’s University, 3 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.

    • LCC vs. McCook College (DH), 1 p.m., WLV softball field

  • Luna sluggers kick off in style

    Dozens of fans packed JC’s New York Pizza on Wednesday night for a chance to meet Luna Community College’s baseball and softball players and coaches.

    The event is part of a renewed effort by new Luna athletic director Art Abreu to generate interest and support for the Rough Rider teams, who begin their seasons this weekend.

    Rough Riders baseball coach Antonio Siqueiros, in his fifth year at the helm, joined new softball coach Lucas Griego in introducing their players.