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Today's Sports

  • Cowboys ranked 18th in nation

    They’re 18, and they like it.

    The New Mexico Highlands University Cowboys climbed from the edge of the top 25 to the No. 18 spot in this week’s National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association rankings for NCAA Division II this week.

    The latest poll was released Tuesday by the NCBWA.

    Highlands is 18-3 overall — one of its strongest starts in program history — and is just coming off a four-game sweep of Colorado Christian over the weekend and a 7-5 decision against Eastern New Mexico on Tuesday.

  • Mohr honored by league

    After going 10 for 12 against Colorado Christian, Highlands’ Clay Mohr has been selected as the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

    Mohr finished his week with a .750 batting average (12 of 16) with nine runs scored, nine RBI, four doubles and a triple. Mohr added two sacrifice hits and went 5 for 6 on stolen bases.

    Mohr has enjoyed great success against CCU in his two seasons with the Pokes.

  • Riders take 2 of 3 vs. Trinidad...

    Luna Community College

    The Luna Community College Rough Riders are not only battling teams, they are taking the season series from them.

    Over the weekend, the Rough Riders won two of three over Trinidad State Junior College and are now 12-19 on the year.

    The Rough Riders have won four out of six games with Trinidad State on the year.

  • Coaches get boot for roles in...

    By Howard Fendrich
    AP Pro Football Writer
    Meting out unprecedented punishment for a crush-for-cash bounty system that targeted key opposing players, the NFL suspended New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton without pay for next season and indefinitely banned the team’s former defensive coordinator, Gregg Williams.

  • Go Fish - March 23, 2012

    FISHING REPORT,
    MARCH 20
    This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    CATCHES OF THE WEEK:
     
    Navajo Lake: March 14, Spencer Schreiber of Duranglers caught and released a 41-inch, 21-pound northern pike. He was using a big fly.

  • Sweet 16 loaded with big-league...

    By John Marshall
    AP Basketball Writer

    Now it’s time for the big dogs to take over the NCAA tournament.

    Fourteen of the 16 teams remaining in the bracket are from major conferences, leaving scrappy Ohio and Xavier as the only mid-majors with a shot at following up on what Butler and Virginia Commonwealth did a year ago.

    Good news, even for you underdog fans, is that the resumes of the 14 big-school programs include 93 Final Four appearances and 33 national titles.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March...

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • LCC at Phoenix College (DH), noon, Phoenix
    • NMHU at Colorado State-Pueblo, 3 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.
    • Robertson-West Las Vegas Round Robin (also features Tucumcari, Portales), TBA, MMS and WLV fields
    Softball
    • LCC vs. West Texas (DH), 1 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • West Las Vegas at St. Michael’s Invitational, TBA, Santa Fe
    Tennis
    • Robertson at Carlsbad Invite, 7:30 a.m., Carlsbad

  • Montoya named to Dream Team

    Recognizing a stellar season that culminated in a state championship, wrestling coaches from across New Mexico awarded Robertson freshman Richard “Rico” Montoya with selection to the New Mexico Dream Team.

    The Dream Team is the wrestling equivalent to the all-state teams named for team sports such as football, basketball and baseball.

    Montoya in late February achieved his second Class 1A-3A state championship in as many seasons, beating Anthony Bernal of St. Mike’s 6-1 in the final. He finished the year 39-1.

  • North-South hoops teams announced

    A few notable snubs aside, northeastern New Mexico will be well-represented in this summer’s North-South basketball games for Class 2A and 3A.

    The games will be held as part of a full week of all-star activities hosted by New Mexico Highlands University in mid-July. The only players eligible for selection are top outgoing seniors from around the state.

  • West softball benefits from...

    Boasting a half dozen seniors and another quarter of juniors, the West Las Vegas softball team may be one of the more promising programs in Class 3A this spring.

    Coach Lucas Griego’s Lady Dons have split two contests with Lovington and enjoyed a 20-2 romp against Ruidoso in compiling an early 2-3 record, not including games early this week against Santa Fe Indian and Hope Christian.

    With a returning senior at every corner of the infield, West should have a strong defense.

    The catcher is Montanna Martinez, who has proven sturdy behind the plate.