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Today's Sports

  • Rebels outgun Lobos

    By Glen Rosales
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — As far as stats in the box score, nothing UNLV Carlos Lopez-Sosa did particularly stood out Wednesday against New Mexico.

    He missed all three of his shots, grabbed but two rebounds and had one assist in his 19 minutes off the bench.

    But he was pest in the post in helping the Runnin’ Rebels beat the Lobos 76-73.

    “I thought Carlos Lopez-Sosa was a huge factor in the game inside,” said UNLV coach Dave Rice. “He could match up.

  • Rivalries rekindled as playoffs...

    By Dennis Waszak Jr.
    AP Sports Writer

    Familiar foes. Rivalry showdowns.

    Talk about a couple of juicy title-game tussles.

    It’s Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady — Round 15 — in the AFC championship game Sunday, while the San Francisco 49ers square off against the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC title bout.

    Yep, here we go again. With a Super Bowl trip on the line.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 17...

    Friday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men at Chadron State, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Chadron, Neb.
    • Robertson girls (A,B) vs. Mora, 5:30 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys and girls at Hope Christian tournament, TBA, Albuquerque
    Wrestling
    • NMHU at Colorado School of Mines, 7 p.m., Golden, Colo.
    • Robertson at Joe Vivian Classic, 8 a.m., Cibola High, Albuquerque

    Saturday
    Basketball

  • Bears down - Highlands hoopsters...

    Stargell Love came up with a huge steal and then swished two free throws to seal a 90-87 win for New Mexico Highlands over visiting Adams State on Saturday night at the Wilson Complex.

    The Cowboys improved to 8-6 overall and 5-5 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. ASC fell to 7-5 and 4-5, respectively.

    Highlands’ win is a critical one because the Cowboys and Grizzlies are both in the middle of the pack in the RMAC standings and will be making a push for the playoffs in the next month.

  • Grapplers fare well in Moriarty

    Rico Montoya and Amos Rivera conquered five opponents apiece and earned all-tournament honors for Robertson in the Moriarty Duals on Saturday.

    Montoya (132 lbs.) and Rivera (195) were selected all-tourney by a coaches’ vote based on record, pins and overall performance.

    Robertson also got a strong weekend from Joseph Paul Griego (4-1 record at 138 lbs.), Kenny Yara (4-1 at 220), and Malachi Segura (2-2 at 185).

  • Ronaldo rejoices

    The Associated Press

    ZURICH — Cristiano Ronaldo couldn’t hide how much it meant to him, finally being voted the world’s best soccer player again.

    Having spent four years in the shadow of his great rival Lionel Messi, Ronaldo broke down in tears after being elected the Ballon d’Or winner for 2013 on Monday — a rare display of emotion that showed just how important it was for the Portugal winger to get his hands on the trophy again.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 15...

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas boys and girls at Hope Christian tournament, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. Pecos, 4 p.m., MMS gym
    • Valley Middle School boys vs. Tierra Encantada, 4 p.m., Valley gym
    Wrestling
    • NMHU at Chadron State, 7 p.m., Chadron, Neb.

    Friday
    Basketball

  • Foul-line disparity sinks Cowboys

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    The Cowboys managed to hit only 59 percent of their free throws while the Skyhawks hit 89 percent from the charity stripe, and Highlands (8-6, 5-5 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) fell to Fort Lewis (9-3, 6-2 RMAC) Friday night at the Wilson Complex.

    (NMHU went on to earn a weekend split after beating Adams State 90-87 on Saturday night. See next issue for details.)

  • Defending state champion...

    The champions have spoken.

    Lovington’s girls’ basketball team, the reigning state champion of Class 3A, delivered a harsh strike to the Meadow City over the weekend, sweeping West Las Vegas and Robertson in lopsided fashion.

    It began with Friday night’s 61-39 romp over the Lady Dons at Gillie Lopez Gym.

  • Early barrage of 3-pointers key...

    Are you satisfied with your long-distance plan?

    Lovington’s girls have a deal for you.

    The Lady Wildcats completed their two-step trip to northeastern New Mexico by dropping Robertson 74-41 on Saturday afternoon at Mike Marr Gym. They were unstoppable from long range, making 11 3-point baskets — eight in a runaway first half — to pull away for good.

    Jocelyn Jeffery led all scorers with 31 points for Lovington, now 12-3 overall.