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Today's Sports

  • RMAC Shootout slate all set

    New Mexico Highlands will be the seventh seed in this week’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Shootout and will play at Adams State, the two seed, 7 p.m. Tuesday in Alamosa, Colo.

    ASU is 19-7, 16-6.

    Joe Harge’s Cowboys (13-13, 11-11) punctuated the regular season Saturday with a 70-67 win at Western New Mexico.

    Mannie Cass and Lavell McDade scored 19 apiece in that win.

  • Team effort lifts RHS boys

    Robertson’s Ryan Tafoya had just picked up his fourth foul and was forced to sit — his Cardinals trailing by five — and West Las Vegas was in the driver’s seat.

    But the rest of the RHS crew stepped up and outscored the Dons 23-6, taking a 60-49 lead, all with Tafoya on the sidelines.

    By the time the Cardinals’ scoring leader returned with 4:56 left in the game, momentum had swung back in the favor of the home team. And there it stayed, as Robertson took a hard-fought 64-59 win on Wednesday at Mike Marr Gym.

  • Lady Dons reach 2-3A final

    The Lady Dons of West Las Vegas have looked like anything but the fifth-seeded team in the District 2-3A girls’ basketball tournament.

    West romped past fourth-seeded Raton 79-61 on Monday, slapped third-seeded Robertson 99-60 on Tuesday, then pulled out a 65-58 win at second-seeded Pojoaque on Wednesday.

    The three consecutive road victories landed the Lady Dons in Friday night’s final along with host Taos.

  • State Champion
  • No. 1 Indiana upset again

    By Dave Campbell
    AP Sports Writer

    MINNEAPOLIS — Retaining that No. 1 national ranking has been elusive throughout this wild season in college basketball, and Indiana was the latest to lose at the top — again.
    Most important and maybe more challenging for the Hoosiers, however, is holding on to first place in the tough-as-ever Big Ten.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 1...

    Friday
    Baseball
    • LCC at El Paso CC (DH), noon, El Paso, Texas
    • NMHU vs. Adams State, 2 p.m., Brandt Park
    Basketball
    • District 2-3A girls’ championship: West Las Vegas at Taos, 7 p.m., Taos
    • District 2-2A girls’ championship TBA at Mora, Montoya Gym
    Tennis
    • Robertson at Valley (scrimmage), TBA, Albuquerque

    Saturday
    Baseball
    • LCC at El Paso CC (DH), noon, El Paso, Texas
    • NMHU vs. Adams State (DH), 11 a.m., Brandt Park

  • District tourneys roll on this...

    More questions than answers remain in this week’s district basketball tournaments, but at least the final destinations are known.

    Pojoaque Valley’s Brandon Bustos nailed a game-winning three-pointer in the closing seconds Monday to lift the Elks to a 58-55 win over Taos in a single-game playoff to determine the District 2-3A boys’ regular-season champ and the top seed in this week’s tournament. The game was held at Gillie Lopez Gym, a neutral site.

  • Spring 2013 Sports Schedule

    Friday, March 1: LCC baseball at El Paso CC (DH), noon, El Paso, Texas; NMHU baseball vs. Adams State, 2 p.m., Brandt Park; Robertson tennis at Valley (practice matches), TBA, Albuquerque

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 27...

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • District 2-2A girls’ semifinal TBA, 6:30 p.m., site TBA
    • District 2-3A girls’ tournament: Robertson-West Las Vegas winner at Pojoaque Valley, 7 p.m., Jacona
    • District 2-3A boys’ tournament: Robertson vs. West Las Vegas-Raton winner, 7 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • District 2-3A boys’ tournament: Taos vs. Wednesday winner, 7 p.m., Taos

  • Cowboys earn split in Abilene

    A three-run eighth inning completed a successful comeback for New Mexico Highlands’ baseball team in a 5-4 triumph Sunday at Abilene Christian. The win came in the finale of a four-game series and forged a series split for the Cowboys (3-5 overall).

    The teams split on both days of the weekend series, with Abilene winning games one and three, 15-5 and 5-0, and Highlands taking two and four, 11-1 and 5-4.

    The last game was a clutch win for coach Steve Jones and his team.