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Today's Sports

  • Top three finish
  • State volleyball pool play opens...

    It’s state tournament time for high school volleyball teams across New Mexico, and the action begins with pool play on Thursday in Rio Rancho.

    West Las Vegas has earned the No. 5 overall seed in Class 3A and will play in a pool along with No. 4 Silver and No. 12 St. Michael’s. As with the other Class 3A pool competitions, the Lady Dons will start at 1 p.m. at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

    Robertson enters the tourney as the No. 10 seed and will play in a pool against No. 2 Portales and No. 7 Sandia Prep.

  • Cowgirls’ Smith grabs a record...

    By Vincent Nolasco
    NMHU Sports Information

    HOBBS, N.M. — Behind a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference record-breaking performance by senior China Smith, the New Mexico Highlands women’s basketball team opened its 2013-14 season with a 74-36 victory against the University of the Southwest on Saturday.

    Smith set an  RMAC individual game rebounding record by pulling down 28 rebounds, 14 on the offensive end. The previous record of 27 was held by Pam DeCosta from Mesa State since the 1984-85 season.

  • Cowboy hoopsters dominate in...

    A balanced offensive effort was key as the New Mexico Highlands men’s basketball team won its season debut Monday night, downing Portland Bible College 91-71 at the Wilson Complex.

    Stargell Love led NMHU with 14 points and was one of five Cowboys to score in double figures.

    Love made seven of eight shots from the floor and added six assists, five rebounds and three steals to his stat line.
    Another NMHU veteran, Augustus French, posted a double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Highlands frontcourt. He also blocked two shots.

  • Bucs winless no longer after...

    The Associated Press

    TAMPA, Fla.  — No lead had been safe for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season.

    So it was up to the defense to help them get their first win of the season.

    Rookie Mike Glennon threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to tackle Donald Penn and led a long fourth-quarter TD drive to put the Buccaneers ahead for good in a 22-19 victory over the embattled Miami Dolphins on Monday night.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 13...

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • NMHU men vs. Portland Bible College, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    Wrestling
    • Memorial Middle School quadrangular (includes MMS, WLVMS, others), 3 p.m., MMS Gym

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • Memorial Middle School girls vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., MMS
    • Valley Middle School girls vs. Santo Domingo, 4 p.m., Valley Gym
    Volleyball
    * Class 2A state tournament: pool play TBA, Rio Rancho
    * Class 3A state tournament: pool play TBA, Rio Rancho

  • Bowl half empty - Cardinals rout...

    In probably the fastest Vegas Bowl in the 55-year history of the game, Robertson (5-5) bombarded West Las Vegas 53-0 on a sunny Saturday afternoon at Cardinal Stadium.

    The game was called to a halt at halftime due to the New Mexico Activities Association’s mercy rule requiring games to be stopped once the margin hits 50, provided at least two quarters have been played.

  • Cowboys earn trip to NCAA...

    New Mexico Highlands is headed to the national championship meet in men’s cross country.

    Bob DeVries’ Cowboys finished sixth in Saturday’s NCAA Division II South Central Regional to corral the last qualifying team spot at nationals.

    Highlands senior Henrique Chavez finished 18th individually, completing the longer-than-usual 10-kilometer course in 31:06 to earn All-Region honors.

  • State: Miller third in girls’...

    Both the Robertson girls and West Las Vegas boys finished among the top eight in Saturday’s state championship cross country meet hosted by Rio Rancho High.

    Robertson’s Anabella Miller captured third place in the Class 3A girls’ race, making history as one of the highest finishers ever from a Las Vegas school in that event. She helped the Lady Cardinals take seventh as a team.

    Later, Moises Coca ran to a sixth place outcome, pacing the West Las Vegas Dons to an eighth place team result.

  • Lady Dons reach district...

    It was a familiar scene in a familiar place Saturday night at the Ben Lujan Gymnasium in Jacona.

    The Pojoaque Valley Elkettes played the foil to the West Las Vegas Lady Dons in another District 2-3A volleyball tournament final.

    This time, the Elkettes asserted themselves early, taking game one 25-9.

    West made it tougher after that slow start, pushing the home team before falling 26-24 and 25-22.