Today's Sports

  • Sports world also grieves

    The Associated Press
    Stars from several different sports took to Twitter on Friday to try and cope with the school shooting in Connecticut, and the NFL asked each of its teams to observe a moment of silence before this weekend’s games to pay respect to the victims.
    A man killed his mother at home and then opened fire inside the elementary school where she taught, slaying 26 people, including 20 children. The 20-year-old killer, carrying two handguns, then committed suicide at the school.

  • Celtics console McHale on loss

    The Associated Press
    HOUSTON — Kevin Garnett, his eyes fixed low, walked over to Kevin McHale after the final buzzer and gave him a long hug.
    Several other Celtics followed, embracing the Houston Rockets coach and expressing their condolences on the death of his daughter before McHale wiped away a tear and headed for the locker room.
    It was a touching end to Houston’s 101-89 victory Friday night, when McHale’s current team beat his old one.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 17...

    • Mora boys (A,B) at Santa Rosa, 5 p.m., Santa Rosa
    • Memorial Middle School girls vs. Mora, 4 p.m., MMS

    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) at Española Valley, 4 p.m., Española
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls vs. Raton, 4 p.m., WLV

    • Mora Middle School girls vs. Pecos, 4 p.m., Mora

    • Mora boys (A,B) at Springer, 4 p.m., Springer

  • All-American glory for duo

    Las Vegas Optic

    Jordan Campbell and Abdul Kanneh are going out as winners.

    The New Mexico Highlands University football standouts were named first-team All-Americans by Daktronics and the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America. This week’s announced honor comes after Beyond Sports Network named both as first-team All-Americans last week.

  • Española pulls away late, tops...

    Sharp shooting from the perimeter was the difference-maker Monday night as Española Valley defeated West Las Vegas 71-57 in boys’ basketball action at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The visiting Sundevils (6-2) made themselves at home beating a scrappy West defense by knocking down outside shots, and that superiority eventually overwhelmed the Dons (2-2).

    Española made seven three-pointers and several other long jump shots as West labored to keep up with the Sundevils’ quickness.

  • West girls now 5-0 after win in...

    Michelle Tapia dominated the paint again on Tuesday night in Socorro, leading West Las Vegas to a 47-27 tally against the host Lady Warriors.

    The Lady Dons stayed unbeaten at 5-0; three of the wins have come on the road.

    Before returning home to Gillie Lopez Gym, they’ll test that road prowess this weekend at the second annual Capital City girls’ basketball tournament in Santa Fe.

    The tourney runs through Saturday.

  • New Mexico Bowl is Saturday

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Two teams that ended their regular-season schedules in disappointing fashion will meet at University Stadium on Saturday, when Nevada faces Arizona in the New Mexico Bowl.

    Nevada (7-5, 4-4 Mountain West) got off to a 6-1 start to become eligible for a bowl.

    But an overtime loss to San Diego State sent the Wolf Pack into a 1-4 tailspin to close the season.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 14...

    • NMHU women and men vs. Colorado-Colorado Springs, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson boys at Sandia Prep tournament, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Robertson girls, West Las Vegas girls, West Las Vegas boys at Capital City tournaments, TBA, Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas JV boys at Bernalillo JV tournament, TBA, Bernalillo
    • Memorial, Mora Middle School girls at Taos tourney, TBA, Taos


  • Mora wins Lady Lion Classic

    In 2011-12, Mora captured an early-season championship in Santa Rosa’s Lady Lion Classic and went on to a district title and deep state tournament run.

    The Rangerettes look like they want some more where that came from.

    Mora improved to 4-0 and repeated as champions of the Lady Lion Classic over the weekend, finishing the three-day event by defeating Española Valley’s junior varsity 62-44 in the championship game on Saturday night.

  • RHS grapplers debut in SW Duals

    RIO RANCHO — Robertson’s wrestling team got most of what it was looking for in the team’s first event of the season.

    The Cardinals’ debut came at the Southwest Shootout Duals hosted by Rio Rancho High School on Friday and Saturday.

    A loaded field of teams from throughout the region took part in the event. Robertson was one of just a couple small-classification schools from New Mexico to participate.