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Today's Sports

  • Pro Bowl goes fantasy

    By Oskar Garcia
    The Associated Press

    KAPOLEI, Hawaii — NFL great Deion Sanders took quarterback Andrew Luck and Cam Newton with his first skill position picks in the Pro Bowl draft Wednesday, moving for passers early before focusing on defense in building a team for one win.

    Jerry Rice took New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham then Philadelphia running back LeSean McCoy with his first two picks, giving active player captain Drew Brees his top target early to go along with two Saints offensive linemen picked Tuesday.

  • Cowgirls move to .500, rout...

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    The Cowgirls led from the start for the fourth time on the season as New Mexico Highlands (8-8) knocked off Northern New Mexico (5-13) 86-62 Tuesday night at the Wilson Complex.

    The Cowgirls scored the first five points of the game and never led by less than three the rest of the way. Off an offensive rebound, senior Alyssa Lopez buried a triple 1:31 into the game. Off another miss from beyond the arc by Lopez, senior China Smith grabbed the offensive board and found junior Jenny Johnson underneath the hoop.

  • Busy week under way for HU...

    By Vincent Nolasco
    NMHU Sports Information

    The New Mexico Highlands University Cowboy wrestling team (3-1, 1-1 conference) starts its second week of duals matches in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and will be on the road this week.

    The Cowboys’ first dual was scheduled against the Grizzlies of Adams State University (1-2, in the RMAC and 3-3 overall) on Thursday in Alamosa, Colo. The second dual is against the Mavericks of Colorado Mesa University (0-0, in the RMAC and 5-3 overall) at 7 p.m. Friday in Grand Junction, Colo.

  • NFL readies for chilly Bowl

    By Tom Canavan
    AP Sports Writer

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.  — The NFL and personnel at MetLife Stadium had a Super Bowl pop quiz on snow removal less than two weeks before the title game between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks.

    The league and stadium officials decided to use a winter storm that dumped a foot or more of snow in the New York City metropolitan area Tuesday as somewhat of a dress rehearsal to see how quickly they could clean the 80,000-seat facility that will hold the first outdoor Super Bowl in cold weather.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 24...

    Wednesday
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at Air Force, TBA, Colorado Springs
    Wrestling
    • NMHU at Adams State, 7 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.

    Friday
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B) at Raton, 5:30 p.m., Raton
    Wrestling
    • NMHU at Colorado Mesa, 7 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.

    Saturday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men at Western New Mexico, 2 and 4 p.m., Silver City

  • Taking the fifth - WLV teams...

    ALBUQUERQUE — It was their day in court, and both of West Las Vegas High’s varsity basketball teams pleaded the fifth on Saturday.

    The Lady Dons gradually outplayed Socorro in a 57-43 win, and then the Dons closed with a strong three quarters following a tight first period in a 63-34 rout of Bloomfield. Both games came in the consolation finals of the Hope Christian Invitational, giving West Las Vegas twin fifth-place trophies to take home.

  • Rico a 3-time champ

    ALBUQUERQUE — Racking up near-fall points about as quickly as the match referee could count them off, Robertson’s Rico Montoya cruised to an 18-3 win over Carlos Sandoval of Albuquerque’s Manzano High in the 132-pound championship of the 2014 Joe Vivian Wrestling Classic on Saturday night at Cibola High School.

    Montoya led the match 14-0 before yielding points to Sandoval.

    The RHS junior went 5-0 in the 132-pound division, securing an early stoppage and wrapping up his third Joe Vivian title in as many seasons.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 22...

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Robertson, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. Valley, 4 p.m., MMS gym

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. Santa Rosa, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B) at Raton, 5:30 p.m., Raton
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at Air Force, TBA, Colorado Springs
    Wrestling
    • NMHU at Adams State, 7 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.

    Friday
    Basketball

  • Close calls in Nebraska

    A late turnover by Chadron State helped the Highlands Cowboys hang on to an 85-82 squeaker Friday night in Chadron, Neb.

    Mannie Cass and Stargell Love both posted double-doubles for Highlands. Cass dropped 15 points on the Eagles to go with a team-best 10 rebounds. Love had a full stat line, tallying a game-high 18 points and 10 assists, plus five boards and three assists.

  • Nailbiter! Robertson girls edge...

    Eleven lead changes. Three ties. One wild momentum swing in the first half, and an even wilder one in the second.

    Sunday may have belonged to Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, but Friday night was all about Chantel Sena and Gerty Herrera. Or Brianna Pacheco and Abbey Bradley. Or Carmelita Padilla and Gigi Garcia.