Today's Sports

  • 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.”

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 5...

    • NMHU men at University of New Mexico, 7 p.m., University Arena, Albuquerque
    • District 4-2A tournament begins, teams, times and sites TBA

    • District 4-2A tournament, teams, times and sites TBA

    • District 4-2A tournament, teams, times and sites TBA


  • Redbirds grab district football...

    It had the makings of a blowout but never quite got there.

    No matter; the Robertson Cardinals are District 2-3A football champions after Friday night’s 18-7 win at Taos, the No. 7 team in Class 3A.

    Robertson (5-4 overall, 3-0 district) closes the regular season this Friday at West Las Vegas.

  • Ulibarri’s career day not enough...

    “Forget it, Jake. It’s Tiger Town.”

    Jake Ulibarri rushed for nearly 300 yards and scored four times Friday night in one of the finest individual efforts in West Las Vegas football history.

    But it wasn’t quite enough to win the game in regulation, and the host Raton Tigers trumped West in overtime, 34-28.

    After the Tigers kept Ulibarri from getting any closer than their 3-yard line in the Dons’ opening possession of overtime, they backed West to the original line of scrimmage on fourth down.