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Today's Sports

  • Cass, Baca lead Cowboys over WNMU

    Mannie Cass chalked up a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds as New Mexico Highlands handled Western New Mexico 81-70 on Saturday night in Silver City.

    The Cowboys (10-7 overall, 7-6 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) led by as many as 20 points.

    Highlands shot poorly in the first half and went to the locker room tied 34-34. But the Cowboys found their rhythm in the second half, shooting 60 percent over the final 20 minutes.

  • NMHU nets nationals qualifiers

    NMHU Sports Information

    Sophomore Shanice McPherson easily automatically qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships while classmate Tayler Hendren took an event win on day two to pace the New Mexico Highlands University track and field team at the Air Force Invitational Friday.

  • No. 18 Mavs pin ‘Pokes

    NMHU Sports Information

    The Cowboys claimed a trio of wins by forfeit, but the Mavericks took the other seven matches as New Mexico Highlands University (3-3, 1-3 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) fell to No. 18 nationally ranked Colorado Mesa (9-2, 3-0 RMAC) 29-18.

    With the match coming down to the last event, Highlands nearly pulled off the upset. Sophomore Cody Marquez nearly pinned his opponent, but Francisco Retana tallied the fall in 5:20.

  • Little League coaches sought now

    La Plaza Little League and Las Vegas Little League are accepting letters of interest for anyone interested in coaching for the 2014 season. Letters must be submitted by Tuesday, January 28. You can turn it in to any board member or to Berna Lujan (La Plaza Little League) 505-718-9249 or to Natalie Marrujo (Las Vegas Little League) 505-429-0119.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 27...

    Monday
    Basketball
    • Memorial Middle School boys at Raton, 4 p.m., Raton
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys vs. Los Alamos, 4 p.m., WLVMS gym

    Tuesday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B) vs. Raton, 5:30 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. Española, 4 p.m., MMS gym

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys (A,B) vs. Raton, 5:30 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C) at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    Wrestling

  • Rivalry week begins with...

    Robertson has been making strides throughout this girls’ basketball season.

    But even the West Las Vegas Lady Dons weren’t quite prepared for just how improved their crosstown rivals were on Wednesday night.

    Before a raucous bipartisan crowd at Gillie Lopez Gym, the visiting Lady Cardinals got out in front late in the first period and never looked back, taking a 55-43 verdict in the District 2-3A opener for both schools.

  • Cards take two in OT

    Clutch performance is becoming a strength for the Robertson boys’ basketball team.

    Flying under the radar most of this season of rebuilding, the Cardinals have quietly built a modest win streak thanks to riveting back-to-back overtime wins. The Cardinals defeated Mora 79-73 on the road Tuesday night to follow up on a 76-71 OT triumph over Penasco on Saturday afternoon at Mike Marr Gym.

  • Pro Bowl goes fantasy

    By Oskar Garcia
    The Associated Press

    KAPOLEI, Hawaii — NFL great Deion Sanders took quarterback Andrew Luck and Cam Newton with his first skill position picks in the Pro Bowl draft Wednesday, moving for passers early before focusing on defense in building a team for one win.

    Jerry Rice took New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham then Philadelphia running back LeSean McCoy with his first two picks, giving active player captain Drew Brees his top target early to go along with two Saints offensive linemen picked Tuesday.

  • Cowgirls move to .500, rout...

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    The Cowgirls led from the start for the fourth time on the season as New Mexico Highlands (8-8) knocked off Northern New Mexico (5-13) 86-62 Tuesday night at the Wilson Complex.

    The Cowgirls scored the first five points of the game and never led by less than three the rest of the way. Off an offensive rebound, senior Alyssa Lopez buried a triple 1:31 into the game. Off another miss from beyond the arc by Lopez, senior China Smith grabbed the offensive board and found junior Jenny Johnson underneath the hoop.

  • Busy week under way for HU...

    By Vincent Nolasco
    NMHU Sports Information

    The New Mexico Highlands University Cowboy wrestling team (3-1, 1-1 conference) starts its second week of duals matches in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and will be on the road this week.

    The Cowboys’ first dual was scheduled against the Grizzlies of Adams State University (1-2, in the RMAC and 3-3 overall) on Thursday in Alamosa, Colo. The second dual is against the Mavericks of Colorado Mesa University (0-0, in the RMAC and 5-3 overall) at 7 p.m. Friday in Grand Junction, Colo.