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Today's Sports

  • Weekend Roundup - Robertson’s...

    Still just a freshman at Robertson High, Rico Montoya has already won one state tournament. This past Saturday, he won another.

    Montoya, part of an abbreviated Robertson delegation, won the 113-pound division of the Joe Vivian Classic held Friday and Saturday at Albuquerque High. The Joe Vivian Classic is widely considered the premier regular-season wrestling tournament in New Mexico and is often dubbed the “true” state tournament, because it brings most of the best grapplers in the state, regardless of classification, to one event.

  • Highlands teams return from...

    The Nebraska trip is almost always a foreboding weekend for Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference basketball teams, and this year was no different for New Mexico Highlands, whose men’s and women’s squads went a combined 0-for-4 at Chadron State and Nebraska-Kearney.

    Coach Joe Harge’s Cowboys are now 8-8 overall and 6-6 in the RMAC.

    Tiffany Darling’s Cowgirls are 8-8 and 4-8.

    Eagles 87, Cowboys 75

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 18...

    WEDNESDAY
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls vs. Santa Fe Indian (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys at Pecos (A,B), 5:30 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls vs. Mora (A,B), 5:30 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    THURSDAY
    No varsity events scheduled

  • Sharing the load

    With their former leading scorer out of the lineup, the New Mexico Highlands men’s basketball team has had to rely on others to step up and share the offensive load.

    Williams, the Albuquerque guard, had averaged 16.6 points, 3.2 steals, 2.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game before reportedly injuring his Achilles tendon a few weeks back.

    Efforts like Momcilo Latinovic’s against Fort Lewis and Adams State have come in handy.

  • Fall ball readies Riders

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt of an interview with Luna Community College baseball coach Antonio Siqueiros.

  • For LCC softball, focus on...

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt of an interview with Luna Community College softball coach Meredith Gilpin.

  • MLB commish’s deal through 2014

    The Associated Press

    PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. — Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says he couldn’t resist the pleas of team owners for him to stay on the job.

    His wife Sue has said all along there was no way her husband would walk away from the game.

    In the end, she was right.

    Owners voted 29-1 on Thursday to give Selig a two-year contract extension through the 2014 season.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 16...

    MONDAY
    No varsity events scheduled

    TUESDAY
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys vs. Estancia (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys at Mora (A,B), 5:30 p.m., Montoya Gym

    WEDNESDAY
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls vs. Santa Fe Indian (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls vs. Mora (A,B), 5:30 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    THURSDAY
    No varsity events scheduled

    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

  • Six area teams among top-rated

    Area basketball teams have been rising in the polls, and the latest New Mexico High School Coaches Association rankings have several in the top 10.
    The organization released its poll on Wednesday.
    • In Class 2A girls’ hoops, the Mora Rangerettes are the No. 2 team in the state. The squad trails only Texico (121 total points and six first-place votes for the Wolverines); Mora garnered 114 points and five first-place votes from coaches statewide.
    Under the direction of coach Mark Cassidy, the Rangerettes have racked up a 12-0 record as of Wednesday.

  • Cowboy wrestlers top Wayland to...

    Las Vegas Optic
    A couple of home-grown New Mexico wrestlers proved key in helping New Mexico Highlands collect its first dual meet victory of the season this past Sunday.
    Highlands defeated Wayland Baptist (Texas) 32-18 in front of a crowd at Albuquerque’s La Cueva High School.
    The Cowboys tallied three pins and one technical fall. Two of the team’s six wins were scored by New Mexico natives — former Santa Fe High standout Travis Saxon and Moriarty native and Gadsden High grad Chris Apodaca.