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  • Pecos’ Varela leads list of...

    The high school track and field season is just a few weeks old, and Pecos senior Antonio Varela has already qualified for the New Mexico state championship meet.

    He’s not alone. A number of others, including several from the Las Vegas area, have also punched their tickets to May’s big competitions at Great Friends of UNM Track Stadium.

  • Cardinals edge Dons 8-7

    Mike Salazar caught Jose Juan Montaño’s potential game-tying or game-winning shot to shallow center field on Saturday afternoon, sealing an exciting 8-7 win for Robertson over West Las Vegas at the WLV diamond.

    The game brought a close to a two-day round-robin quadrangular hosted on both sides of Cinder Road.

    Robertson led since the first inning, when it took a 4-0 head start. But the Dons kept chipping away at the lead and had it down to a single run with two runners on and two out in the bottom of the seventh.

  • Cowboys fall in Pueblo

    The No. 18 New Mexico Highlands Cowboys (18-6, 11-4) crashed to earth over the weekend, dropping the first three games of a road series at Colorado State-Pueblo.

    CSUP won 8-4 on Friday and swept Saturday’s twinbill 10-3 and 7-0.

    Eric Maupin led the Cowboys offensively in game one, going 3 of 5 with a double;. Clay Mohr was 2 for 3 with a triple and one run batted in.

    In game two of the series, NMHU’s Kyle Davis hit a solo home run that would hold as the team’s lone extra-base hit.

  • Louisville back in the Final Four

    The Associated Press

    PHOENIX — Once upon a time, Billy Donovan took Rick Pitino on an improbable ride to the Final Four.

    Twenty-five years later, Pitino is heading back after another unbelievable run — one capped with an amazing late-game rally that left his old protege wondering what the heck happened.

    Freshman forward Chane Behanan made the go-ahead basket with 1:06 left Saturday and Pitino’s fourth-seeded Louisville Cardinals outscored Florida by 15 points over the final 10 minutes for a 72-68 victory in the West Regional final.

  • Buckeyes advance, eliminate No....

    The Associated Press

    BOSTON  — Ohio State coach Thad Matta sized up his team in the middle of the season and had it figured for an early loss when the NCAA tournament came around.

    The final weekend of March Madness is next, and the Buckeyes will be there.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March...

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas vs. Santa Rosa, 3 p.m., WLV field

    TUESDAY
    Baseball
    • Robertson vs. Capital, 5:30 p.m., MMS field
    Softball
    • Robertson vs. Pojoaque Valley (DH), 3 p.m., RHS field
    Tennis
    • Robertson vs. Hope Christian, 3 p.m., RHS complex

    WEDNESDAY
    Softball
    • LCC at Clarendon CC (DH), 1 p.m., Clarendon, Texas

  • Cowboys ranked 18th in nation

    They’re 18, and they like it.

    The New Mexico Highlands University Cowboys climbed from the edge of the top 25 to the No. 18 spot in this week’s National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association rankings for NCAA Division II this week.

    The latest poll was released Tuesday by the NCBWA.

    Highlands is 18-3 overall — one of its strongest starts in program history — and is just coming off a four-game sweep of Colorado Christian over the weekend and a 7-5 decision against Eastern New Mexico on Tuesday.

  • Mohr honored by league

    After going 10 for 12 against Colorado Christian, Highlands’ Clay Mohr has been selected as the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

    Mohr finished his week with a .750 batting average (12 of 16) with nine runs scored, nine RBI, four doubles and a triple. Mohr added two sacrifice hits and went 5 for 6 on stolen bases.

    Mohr has enjoyed great success against CCU in his two seasons with the Pokes.

  • Riders take 2 of 3 vs. Trinidad...

    Luna Community College

    The Luna Community College Rough Riders are not only battling teams, they are taking the season series from them.

    Over the weekend, the Rough Riders won two of three over Trinidad State Junior College and are now 12-19 on the year.

    The Rough Riders have won four out of six games with Trinidad State on the year.

  • Coaches get boot for roles in...

    By Howard Fendrich
    AP Pro Football Writer
    Meting out unprecedented punishment for a crush-for-cash bounty system that targeted key opposing players, the NFL suspended New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton without pay for next season and indefinitely banned the team’s former defensive coordinator, Gregg Williams.