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Today's Sports

  • Six NMHU wrestlers in top four

    By Vincent Nolasco
    NMHU Sports Information

    Six Cowboy grapplers finished among the top four of their weight classes when New Mexico Highlands’ wrestling team competed in the Oklahoma City Open on Nov. 3.

    Highlands head coach Doug Moses brought 20 grapplers (second most in the tournament), and had six wrestle in the Open division and 14 wrestle in the Freshman/Sophomore division.

  • Scherzer, Kershaw cruise to Cy...

    The Associated Press
    NEW YORK — Max Scherzer did most everything on the mound this season — led the majors in wins, started the All-Star game, helped put his team in the playoffs.
    Now, the newly minted AL Cy Young Award winner said he will “wait and see” whether he’s returning to the Detroit Tigers next year.
    Scherzer went 21-3 and was an easy pick Wednesday as the American League’s top pitcher, drawing 28 of 30 first-place votes from members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 15...

    Friday
    Basketball
    • NMHU men vs. Montana State-Northern, 5:30 p.m., Phoenix
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Fort Lewis, 7 p.m., Durango, Colo.
    • State tournaments, TBA, Rio Rancho
    Saturday
    Basketball
    • NMHU men vs. Bethesda, 5:30 p.m., Phoenix
    * West Las Vegas Middle School girls vs. St. Michael’s, 10 a.m., WLV
    Football
    • NMHU at Western New Mexico, noon, Silver City
    • Class 3A state playoffs: Robertson at Portales, 7 p.m., Portales
    Volleyball

  • Cardinals face Portales rematch

    Friday, Aug. 30, may seem like such a long time ago in terms of high school football progressions.

    That date has become relevant once again for the Robertson Cardinals and the Portales Rams, who opened the 2013 regular season back then at Blackwater Draw and will renew acquaintances there again this weekend — this time with bigger implications at stake.

    Portales will host Robertson at 7 p.m. Friday in the first round of the Class 3A state football playoffs.

  • Top three finish
  • State volleyball pool play opens...

    It’s state tournament time for high school volleyball teams across New Mexico, and the action begins with pool play on Thursday in Rio Rancho.

    West Las Vegas has earned the No. 5 overall seed in Class 3A and will play in a pool along with No. 4 Silver and No. 12 St. Michael’s. As with the other Class 3A pool competitions, the Lady Dons will start at 1 p.m. at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

    Robertson enters the tourney as the No. 10 seed and will play in a pool against No. 2 Portales and No. 7 Sandia Prep.

  • Cowgirls’ Smith grabs a record...

    By Vincent Nolasco
    NMHU Sports Information

    HOBBS, N.M. — Behind a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference record-breaking performance by senior China Smith, the New Mexico Highlands women’s basketball team opened its 2013-14 season with a 74-36 victory against the University of the Southwest on Saturday.

    Smith set an  RMAC individual game rebounding record by pulling down 28 rebounds, 14 on the offensive end. The previous record of 27 was held by Pam DeCosta from Mesa State since the 1984-85 season.

  • Cowboy hoopsters dominate in...

    A balanced offensive effort was key as the New Mexico Highlands men’s basketball team won its season debut Monday night, downing Portland Bible College 91-71 at the Wilson Complex.

    Stargell Love led NMHU with 14 points and was one of five Cowboys to score in double figures.

    Love made seven of eight shots from the floor and added six assists, five rebounds and three steals to his stat line.
    Another NMHU veteran, Augustus French, posted a double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Highlands frontcourt. He also blocked two shots.

  • Bucs winless no longer after...

    The Associated Press

    TAMPA, Fla.  — No lead had been safe for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season.

    So it was up to the defense to help them get their first win of the season.

    Rookie Mike Glennon threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to tackle Donald Penn and led a long fourth-quarter TD drive to put the Buccaneers ahead for good in a 22-19 victory over the embattled Miami Dolphins on Monday night.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 13...

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • NMHU men vs. Portland Bible College, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    Wrestling
    • Memorial Middle School quadrangular (includes MMS, WLVMS, others), 3 p.m., MMS Gym

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • Memorial Middle School girls vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., MMS
    • Valley Middle School girls vs. Santo Domingo, 4 p.m., Valley Gym
    Volleyball
    * Class 2A state tournament: pool play TBA, Rio Rancho
    * Class 3A state tournament: pool play TBA, Rio Rancho