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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Pacquiao advisers rebuff May 5...

    By Oliver Teves
    The Associated Press
    MANILA, Philippines  — Manny Pacquiao’s camp says there is no economic sense in setting up a bout with Floyd Mayweather on May 5 after the unbeaten American publicly challenged the Filipino champion via Twitter.

  • NMHU’s Latinovic honored by...

    By Gavino Archuleta
    NMHU Sports Information

  • Looking Ahead — Sports — Jan. 13...

    FRIDAY
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men at Chadron State, 5 and 7 p.m., Chadron, Neb.
    • Robertson girls at Bernalillo (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Bernalillo
    • West Las Vegas boys, girls at Hope Christian tournaments, TBA, Albuquerque
    Wrestling
    • NMHU at Mile Hugh Duals, 3 p.m., Prescott, Ariz.
    • Robertson at Joe Vivian Classic, 8 a.m., Albuquerque

    SATURDAY
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men at Nebraska-Kearney, 5 and 7 p.m., Kearney, Neb.

  • Jets in upheaval; Sanchez...

    By Dennis Waszak Jr.
    AP Sports Writer

  • As playoffs near, Green Bay...

    By Chris Jenkins
    AP Sports Writer