Today's Sports

  • Lobos handle Highlands in Pit

    Despite three Cowboys in double-digit scoring, New Mexico Highlands men’s basketball team was no match for host University of New Mexico on Monday night in The Pit.

    The Lobos never trailed and led by as many as 28 points in taking the exhibition game 92-70 over their Division II cousins from up I-25.

    Foul trouble was a significant disparity Monday. The Cowboys were whistled for 33 compared to the Lobos’ 16. UNM made 35 of 48 free throws, while Highlands attempted just nine, making four.

  • Lady Cards stuff Taos

    After dropping the opening set in disappointing fashion — namely, watching an eight-point cushion vanish against Taos — the Robertson volleyball team found the resolve necessary to win the next three in Monday night’s District 2-3A tournament opener.

    As a result, the Lady Cardinals will get a fourth shot at crosstown rival West Las Vegas on Wednesday evening, this time with postseason aspirations on the line.

    The first game starts at 7 p.m. at Gillie Lopez Gym.

  • No home cooking for Big 12...

    The Associated Press

    NORMAN, Okla. — There’s proving to be no home-field advantage in the Big 12 this season.

    Road teams are on track to have a winning record for the first time in the conference’s history, taking 16 of 27 games so far this year for a .593 winning percentage. That’s almost an exact reversal of the historical trend, with home teams winning at a .594 clip over the league’s first 16 years.

  • Pecos boys win 2-2A team title

    Sporting one of the deepest lineups in the state, the Pecos boys’ cross country team had little trouble corralling the team championship in Friday’s District 2-2A meet held in Pojoaque.

    Also of no surprise was an individual title for Mora’s Alonzo Chavez, who now turns his sights on repeating as state champion.

    The Panthers compiled 47 team points to beat Santa Fe Prep (55) and Mora (57). All three boys’ teams qualify for state.

  • ‘Beasties’ begin state quest on...

    Robertson will have a chance to redeem itself from one of just two regular-season losses on the girls’ soccer pitch this fall.

    In order to make it to the Final Four in the Class 1A-3A state tournament, the Lady Cardinals (18-2) will have to get that redemption.

    Fifth-seeded Socorro, the only team in the classification to have beaten fourth-seeded Robertson, defeated Bloomfield 5-0 this past weekend in the tourney’s opening round. That sets up a quarterfinal confrontation between the Lady Warriors (18-3) and RHS, which had the weekend off as one of the top four seeds in the bracket.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 7...

    • District 2-3A tournament: West Las Vegas vs. Robertson, 7 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • District 4-2A tournament, teams, times and sites TBA

    • Class 1A-3A state tournament: Robertson girls vs. Socorro-Bloomfield winner, 8:30 a.m., APS Soccer Complex, Albuquerque
    • District 4-2A tournament, teams, times and sites TBA

    • NMHU men at Lubbock Christian, 7 p.m., Lubbock, Texas
    • NMHU women at St. Edward’s, 5:30 p.m., Austin, Texas
    • Vegas Bowl: West Las Vegas vs. Robertson, 3 p.m., Herrera Complex

  • No. 1 Wolves hold off NMHU

    The No. 1 ranked team in NCAA Division II football, Colorado State-Pueblo survived a stiff challenge from New Mexico Highlands, winning 31-17 Saturday before a packed Thunderbowl in Pueblo, Colo.

    CSUP (10-0, 8-0) clinched at least a share of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference title with the win. The only thing that would prevent the ThunderWolves from winning it outright would be an unlikely loss at Western State (1-8) coupled with a Chadron State win this coming weekend, the last of the regular season.

    NMHU is 7-3 and 6-2.

  • Up that hill - Lady Cards race...

    Different course.

    Same brutal hill.

    Rodriguez Park served as the picturesque backdrop for Saturday morning’s District 2-3A cross country championships, but with the brutal hill better known as The Eliminator mocking them, the runners were taking on — not taking in — the scenery.

    Some fared better than others in doing so. Robertson’s girls, getting a strong push from dueling leaders Erica Herrera and Karlene Montaño, raced to a team title.

  • Cowboys to visit Lobos Monday

    NMHU men’s basketball will get a little statewide exposure Monday as head coach Joe Harge’s Cowboys take on the University of New Mexico Lobos in The Pit.

    An exhibition game that serves as the final tune-up before the regular season for both sides, Monday’s contest tips off at 7 p.m.

    Tickets ($17 and up) are available at the UNM box office.

  • Elkettes sweep Robertson

    Robertson may have lost in straight sets to district champion Pojoaque Valley Thursday night, but RHS coach Judith Trujillo said the Elkettes knew they’d been in a battle.

    Game scores were 25-15, 25-20, 25-15.

    “My girls played like a team,” Trujillo said. “We may not have won tonight, but they gave Pojoaque a heck of a game. Pojoaque had to work for their points tonight.”