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Today's Sports

  • Girls’ Basketball: Streak busters

    Seven ties.

    Thirteen lead changes.

    One 12-point lead trumped by a 17-point momentum swing in the second half.

    Two sets of cheering fans who probably would’ve stayed to watch these two high school girls’ basketball teams play all night long.

    But in the end, someone had to win, and on Friday night, it was Robertson who emerged victorious, rallying back from a 44-32 deficit to take a 57-42 decision over previously undefeated Mora.

    Mora, ranked No. 2 in Class 2A, is 16-1. Robertson is 10-6.

  • Fitness challenge begins today

    Today, Jan. 23, is the final day to weigh in and join the annual Tony E. Marquez Jr. Fitness Challenge.

    The competition, a weight-loss and fitness challenge, is open to males and females age 16 and older and runs from Monday until Friday, March 16.

    Those wishing to take part are asked to register and weigh in at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center in Las Vegas.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 23...

    MONDAY
    No local varsity games scheduled

    TUESDAY
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls at Pojoaque Valley (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Jacona
    • West Las Vegas boys vs. Socorro, 6:30 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls vs. Socorro, 5 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

  • Fast-paced Robertson tames Lions

    As fast as they started Saturday night, you’d think it was the Kentucky Derby instead of northern New Mexico basketball.
    Only this horse race was no photo finish.

    Robertson’s boys (10-6) began on a 19-0 run and never let up in a 76-36 romp over visiting Santa Rosa (7-10).

    The Cardinals have won four straight games since losing at Mora, currently the No. 4 team in Class 2A. They’ll get a chance to catch their collective breath before playing host to Santa Fe Indian next Monday, Jan. 30.

  • Mora holds on to lofty state...

    “These two games will really test us,”  Mora girls’ basketball coach Mark Cassidy said on Monday as his Rangerettes prepared to visit Class 3A neighbors West Las Vegas (Wednesday) and Robertson (Friday). “We have not played anyone as good as West and Robertson.”

    The Rangerettes passed the first portion of the exam Wednesday, winning out 60-47 over a young Lady Dons outfit still looking to hit its own stride.

  • Birds go Bear-trapping

    Following up on a 72-66 defeat of Pecos, the Robertson Cardinals made quick work of visiting Estancia on Tuesday night at Mike Marr Gym.

    The Cardinals took a 79-39 win over their Class 2A foe.

    While Justin Bustos — in just his third game back since returning from a knee injury — continues to regain basketball shape, his shot was as dangerous as ever.

  • Cowgirls off to solid start...

    The New Mexico Highlands University women’s track and field squad opened the 2012 indoor campaign at the Texas Tech Open Jan. 13-14 in Lubbock, Texas.

    “This was a meet to see where we are after a long break,” noted head coach Bob DeVries. “The athletes have been pretty much on their own for almost a month during the semester break.”

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 20...

    FRIDAY
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls vs. Mora (A,B), 5:30 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys at Ruidoso (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Ruidoso
    • West Las Vegas girls vs. Moriarty (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at University of New Mexico, TBA, Albuquerque
    Wrestling
    • NMHU at Colorado Mesa, 6 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.

    SATURDAY
    Basketball

  • Hargrave honored

    Highlands freshman 174-pounder Easton Hargrave has earned the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Wrestler of the Week honors.
    Last week, Hargrave produced 18 points for his team with three pins in three team duals. Wrestling against Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Cal Baptist University and Montana State University-Northern, Hargrave scored each fall within four minutes.

    The Cowboys have won two dual meets in a row with Hargrave’s help. He is 12-7 (6-0 duals) and has five pins.

  • Elway sticking with Tebow as...

    By Arnie Stapleton
    AP Pro Football Writer

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.  — The debate over Tim Tebow’s worthiness as an NFL quarterback will undeniably continue in the offseason.

    What’s not in doubt is his status as the Denver Broncos’ starter.
    The team sought to curb the circus that’s sure to surround Tebow over the next several months by declaring him the incumbent at a season-ending news conference Monday.