Today's Sports

  • 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...

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

    • District tournaments, TBA (SEE STORY ABOVE)

    • NMHU vs. Adams State, 2 p.m., Brandt Park
    • 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.


    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.

  • Weekend Roundup: Dons clinch top...

    West Las Vegas’ boys will again host the district tournament final.

    The Dons (20-5 overall, 5-1 in District 2-4A) earned that privilege by beating Pojoaque Valley 52-42 on Friday night at Gillie Lopez Gym to finish the regular season atop the standings.

    Andres Gallegos torched the Elks for 20 points to lead all scorers.

    And for the second time in three nights, Adrian Valdez was perfect at the charity stripe with the game hanging in the balance.

  • Finally! Mayweather-Pacquiao...

    By Tim Dahlberg
    AP Boxing Writer

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — The Fight is finally on.

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. will meet Manny Pacquiao on May 2 in a welterweight showdown that will be boxing’s richest fight ever. Mayweather himself announced the bout Friday after months of negotiations, posting a picture of the signed contract online.

    “I promised the fans we would get this done and we did,” Mayweather said.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Feb. 23...

    • District tournaments begin, TBA; Robertson boys at Pojoaque Valley, 7 p.m., Jacona
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys at Mora, 4 p.m., Mora

    • District tournaments, TBA
    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., MMS
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys at Española, 4 p.m., Española
    • District tournaments, TBA

  • Cowgirl track No. 4 in nation

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    The New Mexico Highlands women’s track and field team has moved up to fourth in the national poll, the program’s highest ranking in school history.

    That’s according to the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association poll released this week.

  • Dons complete sweep

    Martin “Tino” Castellano struck for four 3-point baskets in the first half and was one of three Dons guards to reach double figures in scoring Wednesday night as West Las Vegas took a hard-fought 67-62 victory at Robertson.

    West improved to 19-5 overall and 4-1 in District 2-4A with one game left in the regular season  — a home game Friday night against Pojoaque Valley. A win in that contest would clinch the best record in the district, as Pojoaque and Taos are both 3-2 as of Thursday.