Today's Sports

  • Stunners in round 1

    The Associated Press

    PROVIDENCE, R.I.  — The Ivy League has produced its share of surprise winners in the NCAA Tournament. It can add Yale to that list of bracket spoilers.

    Makai Mason had a career-high 31 points, including six of Yale’s final nine points, and the No. 12 seed Bulldogs held on to upset No. 5 seed Baylor 79-75 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday.

    Yale (23-6) earns its first NCAA Tournament victory. It comes in its first appearance since 1962.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - March...

    •NMHU at Regis, noon, Denver
    •NMHU vs. Fort Lewis and Colorado School of Mines, 10 a.m. and noon, Durango, Colo.

    •Robertson vs. Socorro (DH), 3 p.m., MMS field
    •West Las Vegas at Raton (DH), 3 p.m., Raton
    •West Las Vegas at Bernalillo, 4 p.m., Bernalillo
    •LCC vs. Adams State JV (DH), 3 p.m., Rodriguez Park


  • March Madness
  • Dons sluggers win third straight

    Santiago Mondragon was the model of efficiency on the pitching mound for West Las Vegas on Tuesday, and it was the difference maker in a 7-0 win over visiting East Mountain.

    The victory was the third in a row for the Dons and head coach Shannon Aragon after an 0-2 start in a tough Valencia tournament. West was to visit Hope Christian Thursday in Albuquerque, then play Santa Fe Indian on Saturday.

  • Redbird netters roll Roswell

    Defending state champion Robertson tennis teams dominated visiting Roswell in a season-opening matchup Tuesday afternoon, and the Cardinal netters managed to get in plenty of work for their younger players at the same time.

    The Robertson boys won 8-1, and the girls also prevailed 8-1, at the Leroy Fulgenzi Tennis Complex.


    Class 1A-4A state singles champion Warren Fulgenzi Jr. and Andres Garcia didn’t drop a game in sweeping to wins at No. 1 and No. 2 boys’ singles, defeating Clayne Williams and Victor Campos, respectively.

  • New OC for Pokes

    Las Vegas Optic

    Highlands head football coach Jeff Mills wasn’t shy about touting the star power of his new offensive coordinator Wednesday via social media.

    “A Michigan man becomes a Highlands man,” Mills trumpeted on Twitter and Facebook.
    Indeed, Derron Montgomery comes to NMHU from the University of Michigan, where he served as a wide receivers coach as a graduate assistant under Jim Harbaugh this past fall.

  • Go Fish Mar. 18, 2016

    March 15

    Charette Lakes: Fishing was fair to good using salmon peach PowerBait for trout. We had no reports on perch.

    Conchas Lake: Fishing was fair to good using night crawlers, liver and stink bait for catfish. Fishing was fair using crank baits for white bass. Fishing was fair to good using jerk baits, crank baits, swim baits and jigs for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass.
    Coyote Creek: Trout fishing was slow.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March...

    •LCC at Odessa (DH), noon, Odessa, Texas
    •NMHU at Regis, 3 p.m., Denver
    •LCC vs. Clarendon (DH), 1 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    •Robertson at St. Michael’s tournament, TBA, Santa Fe
    •West Las Vegas at Goddard (DH), 3 p.m., Roswell
    •Robertson at Carlsbad tournament, 7:30 a.m., Carlsbad

    •LCC at Odessa (DH), noon, Odessa, Texas
    •NMHU at Regis (DH), noon, Denver

  • Dons, Rangers Reach Finals

    ALBUQUERQUE — It was a bittersweet championship Saturday for West Las Vegas and Mora boys’ basketball teams, as both took red runner-up trophies after reaching the title games in 4A and 2A, respectively. 

    In a high noon showdown, West lost to top-ranked Hope Christian 67-42, and the Huskies celebrated a four-peat as well as the program’s seventh state title in eight years. The game was a rematch of last year’s final.

  • Slack wins 2 national titles

    Las Vegas Optic

    Salcia Slack has added two more national championship medals to her collection of accolades.

    The New Mexico Highlands University graduate student led the Cowgirls to an eighth place team finish at the NCAA Division II indoor track and field championship meet over the weekend in Pittsburg, Kan.

    Slack won in the indoor pentathlon with 4,172 points, 21 shy of a record. And she won another title in the triple jump after clearing 12.88 meters.