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Today's Sports

  • District basketball tourneys...

    West Las Vegas will host Taos in the District 2-4A boys’ basketball championship game at 7 p.m. Friday at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The Dons are regular-season champs in the district for the second consecutive season and hope to avoid a misstep like 2014’s loss to runner-up Taos in the title tilt.

  • Boise State snipers drop Lobo men

    By Mike Sullivan
    The Associated Press

    BOISE, Idaho  — Derrick Marks scored 30 points and Nick Duncan added a career-best 26 as Boise State defeated New Mexico 76-65 on Tuesday night.

    Duncan made a career-high eight 3-pointers while Marks added five as the Broncos (21-7, 11-4 Mountain West) made a season-high 15 from behind the arc — one shy of tying the single-game school record.

    James Webb III collected 11 rebounds for Boise State, which has won 11 of its past 12 games.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Feb. 27...

    Friday
    Basketball
    • District tournaments, TBA; West Las Vegas boys host championship, 7 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • District JV boys’ championship game: West Las Vegas vs. Pojoaque, 5 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys at Pojoaque tournament, TBA, Pojoaque
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at RMAC indoor championships, TBA, Gunnison, Colo.
    Wrestling
    • NCAA Western Regional/RMAC championships, TBA, Pueblo, Colo.

    Saturday
    Baseball

  • District tournaments - Redbirds...

    Through six winless District 2-4A games this past regular season, Robertson’s boys’ basketball team was snakebit, losing by margins as large as 20 or as small as a single point (twice).

    But the young Cardinals never quite gave up on themselves.

    On Monday night, the attitude and effort paid off.

    Visiting No. 5 ranked Pojoaque Valley in the first game of the district tournament, the Cardinals pulled off a 69-64 upset in a wild double-overtime carnival ride of a contest.

  • Cowboys stop No. 10 Buffs, take...

    Cowboy baseball won its second consecutive series over the past weekend, and this one was a signature victory — against No. 10 nationally ranked West Texas A&M.

    Having split a doubleheader  with WTAMU the previous day, New Mexico Highlands took a dramatic 2-1 win in 10 innings on Saturday at Brandt Park.

    Second baseman Nick Gonzales drove a double to left centerfield on the second pitch he saw from reliever Sean Michel.

    The extra-base hit allowed Colby Wilmer to dash home for the walk-off winner.

  • Storm strands HU track

    NMHU Sports Information

    GOLDEN, Colo. — The New Mexico Highlands express (the track and field vans) got snowed in coming home, but not before the Cowgirls set two career-best marks in an abbreviated Joe Davies Tune-Up meet at Colorado School of Mines.

  • Little drama in Daytona

    By Jenna Fryer
    AP Auto Racing Writer

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.  — It was a bumpy buildup to the Daytona 500, which for days was overshadowed by disputes, drama, an injury to Kyle Busch and the suspension of his older brother, Kurt.

    Dozens of cars were wrecked, and on the morning of NASCAR’s season-opening showcase, reigning series champion Kevin Harvick warned “we’re going to tear up some (more).”

    So there was every reason to feel anxious going into “The Great American Race.”

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Feb. 25...

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • District tournaments, TBA (SEE STORY ABOVE)
    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., MMS

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • District tournaments, TBA (SEE STORY ABOVE)

    Friday
    Baseball
    • NMHU vs. Adams State, 2 p.m., Brandt Park
    Basketball
    • District tournaments, TBA (SEE STORY ABOVE); West Las Vegas boys host championship, 7 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

  • Lady Dons outgun crosstown foes

    Celeste Trujillo scored 11 of her 16 points in the first half to propel West Las Vegas past Robertson 57-48 on Thursday night at Mike Marr Gym.

    The win kept West a game behind front-runner Taos in a competitive District 2-4A girls basketball race. The Lady Dons and coach Jose Medina were to host Pojoaque Valley in the finale Saturday night, while RHS was to host Taos.

    In the crosstown rivals’ first meeting this season, Robertson post Angelica Montoya dominated the paint and made life generally miserable for West on both ends of the floor.

  • STATE CHAMPIONS!

    RIO RANCHO -- If this past weekend’s state wrestling tournament was indeed Richard Martinez’s swan song as Robertson head coach, his Cardinals made sure it was a sweet symphony.

    Robertson overcame a ferocious challenge from Silver to capture the Class 4A state team championship, the program’s first since a run of four straight from 2006 to 2009. In doing so, the team advanced 10 wrestlers into the semifinals, nine to the finals, and won seven weight classes, tying a record.