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Today's Sports

  • Montoya triumphs in Jaguar Invite

    SANTA FE — Rico Montoya had three opponents try to upset him in this past Saturday’s Jaguar Invitational at Edward Ortiz Gymnasium.

    None of them made it to the end of the first period.

    The Robertson senior, who is seeking to join the most elite of New Mexico wrestling fraternities  by winning a fifth state championship this winter, began that quest with three quick pins and a title in the Capital High tournament.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 17...

    Wednesday
    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Bernalillo, 3 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Memorial Middle School girls at Raton, 4 p.m., Raton
    • Valley Middle School girls vs. Anton Chico, 4 p.m., Valley

    Friday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men vs. Colorado-Colorado Springs, 5 and 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) at Española Valley, 4 p.m., Española

  • Cards runner-up at Sandia Prep

    Las Vegas Optic

    The season’s first victory turned out to be just the first part of a three-course meal that almost included a tournament championship as the main course.

    The Robertson boys’ varsity basketball team went 2-1 over the weekend at the Sandia Prep Sundevil Invitational, surprising many by reaching the tournament championship Saturday in Albuquerque.

  • Capital City Invite: RHS, WLV...

    SANTA FE — Meadow City girls’ teams both endured tough losses against sturdy competition in going 1-2 over the weekend in the Bobby Rodriguez Capital City Invitational.

    Robertson and West Las Vegas finished sixth and seventh, respectively, in the three-day tournament.

    Robertson (4-3) rebounded from a day one loss to reach the consolation final but saw its furious comeback fall short 43-39 against Class 5A Belen on Saturday at Toby Roybal Gym.

  • Another Carney brother wins big

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    If we are having a JC’s New York Pizza Department Challenge and your last name is Carney, apparently you are a shoe-in for the prize.

    After Charlie Carney won the pass, punt and kick $10,000 prize during football season, brother and Highlands punter Patrick Carney — who held the ball on Charlie’s winning kick — showed off his basketball skill on the opening weekend of Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play.

  • Cowboys earn first win of Snow...

    NMHU Sports Information

    GUNNISON, Colo. — The Cowboys absolutely dominated the paint to the tune of 40-14 as New Mexico Highlands beat Western State 77-68 Friday night.

    It was the first victory as a collegiate head coach for former New Mexico Lobo assistant Craig Snow.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 15...

    Monday
    Basketball
    • Memorial Middle School girls vs. Mora, 4 p.m., MMS
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls vs. Valley, 4 p.m., WLV

    Tuesday
    Basketball
    • Memorial Middle School girls at Pecos, 6 p.m., Pecos

    Wednesday
    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Bernalillo, 3 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Memorial Middle School girls at Raton, 4 p.m., Raton

  • Finally, college football has...

    The Associated Press

    GRAPEVINE, Texas — The first College Football Playoff expanded the national championship race, made the regular season even more intriguing and produced a final four with major star power.

    Nick Saban’s No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Urban Meyer’s No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes at the Sugar Bowl.

    Marcus Mariota, this season’s Heisman Trophy front-runner, and second-seeded Oregon vs. Jameis Winston, last season’s Heisman Trophy winner, and defending national champion Florida State at the Rose Bowl.

  • West teams win on road

    West Las Vegas’ basketball teams earned a couple of quality road wins Tuesday night, bolstering their positions in the statewide polls.

    The Dons overcame an early deficit with a strong second half and defeated Santa Fe Prep 66-58.

    Coach David Bustos’ squad is rated No. 2 in Class 4A boys’ hoops, trailing only defending state champion Hope Christian, according to the latest NMOTSC.com coaches’ poll.

    Santa Fe Prep led 16-14 after the first eight minutes of play, and after a close first half enjoyed a 30-29 advantage.

  • Bowl game schedule 2014-15

    The Associated Press

    Saturday, Dec. 20
    New Orleans Bowl
    Nevada (7-5) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (8-4), 9 a.m. (ESPN)

    New Mexico Bowl
    At Albuquerque
    UTEP (7-5) vs. Utah State (9-4), 12:20 p.m. (ESPN)

    Las Vegas Bowl
    Colorado State (10-2) vs. Utah (8-4), 1:30 p.m. (ABC)

    Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
    At Boise
    Western Michigan (8-4) vs. Air Force (9-3), 3:45 p.m. (ESPN)

    Camelia Bowl
    At Montgomery, Ala.