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Today's Sports

  • Freshman leads Highlands...

    In their last event of December, New Mexico Highlands University wrestlers took part in the Bob Smith Open this past weekend on the campus of Fort Hays State University in Kansas. Freshman Easton Hargrave of Little Rock, Wash., highlighted the Cowboys’ effort by finishing in the top six of the 174-pound bracket.
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  • Winter 2011-12 Sports Schedule

    FRIDAY, DEC. 2
    Basketball
    NMHU women and men at Metro State, 5 and 7 p.m., Denver
    Robertson boys at Taos tournament, TBA, Taos

    SATURDAY, DEC. 3
    Basketball
    NMHU women and men at Regis, 5 and 7 p.m., Denver
    Robertson boys at Taos tournament, TBA, Taos
    Robertson girls at Socorro (A,B), 1 p.m., Socorro
    West Las Vegas girls vs. Ruidoso (A,B,C), 1 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    Wrestling
    NMHU at Fort Hays State Open, 9 a.m., Hays, Kans.

  • Silver Gloves boxing this weekend

    Some more top amateur boxing action is headed your way in the Meadow City.

    Las Vegas boxing promoter and trainer Carlos Crespin is hosting the annual New Mexico Silver Gloves Championships this Friday and Saturday at Crespin’s Gym, 900 West Valencia Street.

    Bell time for the first bout each night is 6 p.m.

    Silver Gloves is a national amateur boxing organization distinct and  separate from USA Boxing. Winners of the state competitions advance to the Western State Regionals in Pasadena, Calif.; regional winners make it to nationals.

  • MMS grapplers win tournament

    Memorial Middle School’s wrestling team edged Taos to capture the team championship in the West Las Vegas Middle School Invitational held Nov. 30.

    A number of area schools participated in the event, held at WLVMS Gym.

    MMS finished first with 55 team points, followed by Taos (52), Mora (30), Pecos (21), St. Michael’s (19) and West Las Vegas (19).

    MMS hosts its tournament Saturday at 8 a.m.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 7...

    WEDNESDAY
    No varsity events scheduled

    THURSDAY
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys at Sandia Prep tournament, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Robertson girls, West Las Vegas boys, girls at Capital City Invitational, TBA, Santa Fe

  • RHS boys debut in Taos tourney

    Robertson boys’ basketball is back for a promising winter season, and the Cardinals split their first two games at the Taos Invitational before having to forfeit the third-place game due to bad weather.

    The Cardinals routed the Escalante Lobos 80-45 on Thursday in their season debut under head coach David Bustos.

    Senior guard Dalan Abreu accounted for a game-high 15 points and was one of three Cardinals in double digits. Josh Brito provided the other significant backcourt punch, collecting 14 points and 10 assists. And Ryan Tafoya had 13 points.

  • Cotto stops Margarito

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Fueled by an exuberant crowd, Miguel Cotto targeted the eye. Cotto unloaded so many punishing uppercuts and head shots to Antonio Margarito, the Mexican star’s right eye was sealed shut.

    A crowd of 21,239 at Madison Square Garden gasped — then roared for Cotto to continue — as the squeamish scene flashed on the big screen.

  • Third-ranked Metro State teams...

    Ranked No. 3 in NCAA Division II men’s basketball, the Metro State Roadrunners zipped past New Mexico Highlands 88-68 on Friday night in Denver as both schools opened the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference portion of their schedules.

    Metro State outshot the visiting Cowboys from the floor (47 percent to 40 percent) and got to the foul line more (making 27 of 39 free throws compared to 18 of 25 for NMHU). The Roadrunners also outrebounded their guests 43-33 and forced 22 turnovers.

  • Weather leads to cancellations

    Inclement weather over the weekend led to the first cancellations of the 2011-12 sports year in Las Vegas.

    The first casualty was West Las Vegas’ scheduled girls’ basketball game Friday night against Ruidoso. The Lady Warriors did not make the trip due to snow and icy road conditions resulting from the storm that struck much of the state beginning Friday and continuing Saturday.

    The West Las Vegas wrestling team had been scheduled to travel to Los Lunas for a tournament on Saturday morning but opted against making the trek.

  • Rodriguez: All-American

    For the second time in her illustrious career at New Mexico Highlands University, Julissa Rodriguez has earned All-American status.

    Rodriguez, a 5-5 senior from Kennewick, Wash., was most recently named to the Daktronics NCAA DII Women’s Soccer All-America Third Team. The honor was announced this past Thursday.

    Rodriguez, who played forward for the Cowgirls, ends her career at NMHU as a two-time All-American, a two-time Daktronics All-Region First Team Selection as well as a two-time Daktronics Central Region Player of the Year.