Today's Sports

  • Lobos upset No. 21 UConn

    The Associated Press

    ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands  — New Mexico kept No. 21 Connecticut from winning the lone tournament it could have won this season.

    Tournament MVP Kendall Williams scored 15 points and the Lobos staved off a late UConn rally en route to a 66-60 victory in the championship game of the Paradise Jam.

    New Mexico (4-0) led by 10 points early in the second half, and by nine with as little as 7:11 left. But UConn (4-1) went on a 10-0 run and took over the lead after three Ryan Boatright free throws with 2:23 to play.

  • Remembering Josh
  • Cowboys rout Northern NM

    Pecos native Dominick Baca scored a game-high 20 points Sunday afternoon as New Mexico Highlands routed Northern New Mexico 103-59, wrapping up a successful two-day run at the Alamosa Tourism & Bankers Classic.

    It was the second time in as many days that the Cowboys (2-1) broke the century mark in scoring. NMHU beat Iowa Wesleyan 100-78 on Saturday as part of the tournament, hosted by Adams State at Plachy Hall in Alamosa, Colo.

    It was also the second straight day of double-figure scoring for Baca.

  • Alvarado a champ at 157 for HU...

    Juan Alvarado’s championship in the 157-pound division highlighted a strong weekend for the New Mexico Highlands wrestling team Nov. 17 at the Holiday Inn Open hosted by Nebraska-Kearney.

    Alvarado went 5-0 and took the final with a 2-1 verdict, earning Outstanding Wrestler honors in the tourney’s Amateur Division.

    Most of the Cowboys competed in the Amateur Division, with two reaching their championship matches and two others placing in the top six.

  • Beckham: MLS Cup match will be...

    By Greg Beacham
    AP Sports Writer

    LOS ANGELES — David Beckham will play his final game for the Los Angeles Galaxy in the MLS Cup next month.

    Beckham and the Galaxy announced the English midfielder’s decision Monday, a day after the defending MLS champions advanced to their second straight league final.

    Los Angeles faces Houston for the MLS title on Dec. 1.

    The 37-year-old Beckham isn’t retiring, but the superstar he gave no hint of his next move.

  • Snell, Williams deliver in clutch

    The Associated Press

    ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — Tony Snell hit a 3-pointer with 1.8 seconds left, giving New Mexico a 70-69, come-from-behind victory over George Mason in the Paradise Jam on Sunday.

    George Mason went ahead, 69-64, on a pair of free throws with 17.7 seconds left. But Kendall Williams hit a 3-pointer with 11.9 seconds remaining, and then stole the inbounds pass. The ball wound up in the hands of Snell, who made the game-winner from the left wing. It marked the Lobos’ only lead of the second half.

  • State football playoff...

    The Santa Rosa Lions begin their march to what they hope will be a repeat championship this weekend as the state football playoffs reach quarterfinals in Class 2A, 3A, 4A and 5A.

    Santa Rosa, the No. 1 seed in Class 2A, hosts No. 9 Lordsburg at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Lordsburg beat Laguna-Acoma 21-8 in the first round last week while the Lions had a bye. Saturday’s winner moves on to play the winner between No. 4 Hatch Valley and No. 5 Tucumcari.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 21...

    No varsity sporting events scheduled in town

    No varsity sporting events scheduled in town

    • NMHU women at Texas A&M-Kingsville, 11 a.m., Kingsville, Texas
    • Robertson boys at Bernalillo Invite, TBA, Bernalillo
    • Class 3A state quarterfinals: Robertson at Ruidoso, 7 p.m., Ruidoso (NOTE CHANGE)

    • NMHU women at Texas A&M-International, 11:30 a.m., Kingsville, Texas

  • NMHU’s Samano concludes career

    NMHU reports

    New Mexico Highlands University cross country standout Ismael Samano capped his collegiate career with a 172nd place finish at the 2012 NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships held Saturday in Joplin, Mo.

    Samano entered the race with high hopes of an All-American (top 40) finish after qualifying from the tough Central Region two weeks ago.

    “There are eight regions, “ noted NMHU coach Bob DeVries, “but the Central took 11 of the top 25 and 15 of the All-American spots in the race.”

  • Cowboys drop Iowa hoopsters

    Shooting at a 58 percent clip in the second half, the New Mexico Highlands men’s basketball team pulled away from Iowa Wesleyan for a 100-78 win on Saturday in Alamosa, Colo.

    The Cowboys and head coach Joe Harge evened their season record at 1-1. They were to play Northern New Mexico on Sunday, also as part of the Alamosa Tourism & Bankers Classic hosted by Adams State University.

    Five Cowboys finished in double figures on Saturday, and all 12 who got playing time contributed to the victory.