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  • Germany’s Hoefl-Riesch defends...

    The Associated Press
    SOCHI, Russia — Different American, same result for Maria Hoefl-Riesch — another Olympic gold in the super-combined.

    Just as she did four years ago at the Vancouver Games, Hoefl-Riesch found herself trailing an American after the downhill leg before using her slalom skills to vault into first place and successfully defend her Olympic title in the dual-run event.

  • Slack leads NCAA II in 2 events

    NMHU Sports Information

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico Highlands University junior Salcia Slack, who is already tops in the nation in the pentathlon, took over the NCAA Division II lead in the triple jump while senior Cici Cordova narrowly missed qualification in the pole vault to lead the Cowgirls in the final day of the 2014 New Mexico Collegiate Classic this past Saturday in Albuquerque.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 12...

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) at Socorro, 4 p.m., Socorro
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B) vs. Raton, 5:30 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    Softball
    • LCC at Lamar (DH), 9 a.m., Lamar, Colo.
    Wrestling
    • NMHU vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • West Las Vegas at Foothill, 3 p.m., Albuquerque

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • LCC at Western Oklahoma, noon, Altus, Okla.
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B) at Raton, 5:30 p.m., Raton

  • West’s depth overwhelms RHS

    The largest basketball crowd at Mike Marr Gym this winter witnessed a game effort from the host Cardinals, as well as a pretty decent clinic of hoops from the victorious West Las Vegas Dons on Saturday night.

    West won 88-54 to remain unbeaten in District 2-3A boys’ basketball this season under David Bustos. The Dons are 15-6 overall and 5-0 in 2-3A.

    Robertson (9-14, 2-3) saw its win streak end at two games. Manuel Romero’s group had won at Socorro 63-53 on Tuesday and at Pojoaque Valley 63-46 on Thursday.

  • Steady win secured by Lady Dons

    There were no “Why so quiet?” taunts from the Robertson crowd this time around.

    West Las Vegas fans were joyfully noisy Friday night as they watched their Lady Dons lead from start to finish in a 59-47 triumph over the host Lady Cardinals at Mike Marr Gym.

    Given the competitive environment of the division this winter, it was a much-needed get-even win for West, which had lost its only District 2-3A game to date at the hands of RHS on Jan. 22 at Gillie Lopez Gym.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 10...

    Monday
    Baseball
    • NMHU vs. Lubbock Christian, 1 p.m., Brandt Park
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Ruidoso, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Valley Middle School boys at Pecos, 4 p.m., Pecos

    Tuesday
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) at Socorro, 4 p.m., Socorro

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B) vs. Raton, 5:30 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    Softball
    • LCC at Lamar (DH), 9 a.m., Lamar, Colo.
    Wrestling

  • Skidding Cowboys lose 4th in a...

    Las Vegas Optic

    Unable to come all the way back from a 13-point halftime deficit Saturday night, the Highlands Cowboys saw a decent chance at a good road upset fade away.

    Fort Lewis (14-6, 11-5) held on for a 96-90 decision on its home floor in Durango, Colo.

    The Cowboys have now lost four in a row, falling to 10-11 overall and 7-10 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
    The Skyhawks built a 57-44 cushion by intermission, and they padded that to 65-47 on the foul shooting of Alex Herrera at the 17:14 mark.

  • WLV’s Najar free to play — for...

    Like basketball players tipping the ball in to get a game under way, West Las Vegas and Cody Najar is hoping this isn’t merely a false start that must go back to center court.

    Najar, a senior forward, learned on Tuesday that he will be allowed to continue playing at least for the time being.

    Fourth District Judge Matt Sandoval extended a temporary restraining order against the New Mexico Activities Association, the statewide entity that governs extracurricular activities.

  • Cowboy wrestlers take one in...

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    PLAINVIEW, Texas — After falling in a 15-3 hole, the Cowboys won the next five matches as New Mexico Highlands University (5-4) knocked off Wayland Baptist (2-9) for the second time this season, this time by a 24-21 score Tuesday night.

  • Rivalry Week, Part Two