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Today's Sports

  • No. 9 WSC rolls Cowboys

    His mane of blond curls makes Elliot Copeland a dead ringer for the character Napoleon Dynamite.

    But Copeland is a much better wrestler.

    And that left New Mexico Highlands fans saying, “Gosh!” on Wednesday night.

    Copeland, ranked No. 3 among 174-pounders in NCAA Division II wrestling, won 9-2 against Highlands’ Easton Hargrave and helped the No. 9 rated Mountaineers spoil the Cowboys’ home debut at the Wilson Complex.

  • Cardinal Classic at Marr

    Twenty-six high school wrestling teams from across New Mexico are expected in town for this weekend’s annual Cardinal Classic, which has grown into one of the bigger, better and most eagerly anticipated grappling events on the calendar.

    Day one action begins around 11 a.m. Friday at Robertson’s Mike Marr Gym and continues into the evening. The first day will see wrestlers compete in pools; their performance in pools will be one factor in seeding for the tournament brackets the following day.

  • LV fitness challenge to begin;...

    Once again, the City of Las Vegas is inviting its citizens to get in shape and shed unwanted pounds before springtime.

    The Abe Montoya Recreation Center and Las Vegas Subway are co-sponsoring a six-week fitness challenge that offers participants multiple incentives and a prize for those who lose the most weight.

    The challenge runs from Feb. 2 through March 14, with an initial weigh-in period between Jan. 31 and Feb. 2 at the center.

  • Super Bowl: Lynch, Manning key

    By Barry Wilner
    AP Pro Football Writer

    Matchups for the Super Bowl on Sunday between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium:
    When the Seahawks (15-3) have the ball:

    Beast Mode. And big plays.

    That’s what got the Seahawks to the big game for the second time in eight years, although nobody is left from that team which lost to Pittsburgh.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 31...

    Friday
    Baseball
    • LCC at Cisco (DH), noon, Cisco, Texas
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) at Sandia Prep, 4 p.m., Albuquerque
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C) vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Memorial Middle School boys at Los Alamos, TBA, Los Alamos
    Wrestling
    • NMHU vs. Oklahoma City, 2 p.m., Mike Marr Gym (NEW TIME & VENUE)

  • Yara wins class; Cards 4th

    Kenneth Yara’s individual championship and four other top-three performances helped the Robertson wrestling team capture fourth place in the 2014 Gene Gagliardi Invitational this past Saturday in Trinidad, Colo.

    Robertson finished with 127.5 team points. West Las Vegas and Pecos, both fielding just a few wrestlers, landed up 11th and 12th, respectively, in the 16-school event. The Colorado schools La Junta (204 points), Florence (165.5) and Dolores Huerta (157.5) took the top three spots.

  • Cowgirl track nabs Air Force...

    NMHU Sports Information

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The New Mexico Highlands women’s track and field team captured an event win (among NCAA Division II athletes) and added another NCAA provisional qualifier as the Cowgirls captured the Air Force Invitational title Saturday.

    After the weekend, head coach Bob DeVries kept things in perspective.

  • Cowboys face No. 9 WSC

    By Vincent Nolasco
    NMHU Sports Information

    The New Mexico Highlands University Cowboy wrestling team (3-3, 1-3 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) will compete against the ninth-ranked Mountaineers of Western State Colorado University at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Wilson Complex.

    It will be the Cowboys’ first home dual of the season.

    “It’s a typical Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference dual; we have our work cut out for us, and it’s going to take a full team effort to succeed,” head coach Doug Moses noted.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 29...

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys (A,B) vs. Raton, 5:30 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C) at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    Wrestling
    • NMHU vs. Western State, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls (A,B) at Raton, 5:30 p.m., Raton
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    Friday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex

  • Youth soccer registration open

    Las Vegas Youth Soccer League is accepting registration for spring season on a waiting-list basis. Assignment to teams will be made as openings are available. Fee is $50 per child. To register, sign up online at lasvegasyouthsoccer.org or visit Genesys on Bridge Street.
    Parents of those who participated in the league this past fall are asked to let coaches know if their children plan to return. Practice begins the week of March 10; games will start March 22-23.