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Today's Sports

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 17...

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • NMHU at University of the Southwest and Eastern New Mexico, TBA, Hobbs
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men vs. Regis, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • West Las Vegas girls vs. Taos (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    Softball
    • LCC at Midland tournament, TBA, Midland, Texas
    • NMHU vs. Eastern New Mexico (DH), Canyon, Texas
    Wrestling
    • State tournaments, TBA, Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho

  • Rangers shooting for district...

    With just one game remaining in the regular season, the Mora Rangers (21-3 overall and ranked fourth in Class 2A boys’ basketball) are riding high, looking to clinch the District 2-2A championship and hosting rights for the district tourney next week.

    Head coach James Branch dedicated this past Friday’s 53-51 win over Santa Fe Prep to the late Fabian Trujillo, Branch’s friend and teammate when both attended New Mexico Highlands University in the early ‘80s.

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  • Romero hits 1,500th point

    By her standards it was a quiet night.

    But by scoring nine points in Mora’s 65-20 demolition of Monte del Sol on Monday night, Andrea Romero joined the elite club of Rangerettes who have amassed 1,500 career points.

    That club includes just two other players — all-time leader Anita Vigil (2,208) and Patricia Vigil (1,536) — said Mora coach Mark Cassidy.

    Romero is averaging 17.7 points a game this season. “Andrea thanks her many teammates she has played with in the four years she has worn a Mora uniform,” Cassidy said.

  • Luna teams stay on the road

    Luna Community College

    The Luna Community College Rough Riders baseball team lost four games over the weekend to Eastern Arizona. The scores were 2-0, 5-1, 6-4 and 6-5.

    The Rough Riders are 1-11 on the year. Their first win, a 10-4 verdict over Frank Phillips College, came Jan. 27 in Borger, Texas.

    The team and head coach Antonio Siqueiros will travel to Roswell and take on New Mexico Military Institute in two doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday. Games start at noon on both days.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 15...

    WEDNESDAY
    No local varsity events scheduled

    THURSDAY
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys vs. West Las Vegas (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    Wrestling
    • State tournaments, TBA, Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • NMHU at University of the Southwest and Eastern New Mexico, TBA, Hobbs
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men vs. Regis, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex

  • Still soaring

    They may be young, and they may be lacking the varsity chops of some of their recent predecessors, but the Robertson wrestling team nevertheless remains the team to beat in District 2.

    The Cardinal varsity placed all 12 of its wrestlers into the finals during Friday’s district tournament, and eight of them came away with individual championships. (The team did not field wrestlers in two of the 14 weight classes.)

  • Win slips away from Dons

    Nimble Raton wing Rashaan Craig would not be denied on Friday night, scorching the host West Las Vegas Dons for 31 points and pacing the Tigers to a 69-60 victory at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Craig did not score in the opening quarter, and West — enjoying a strong start due to good defense and shot selection — led much of the game.

    Henry Flores scored six points in the first period, and a Lucas Rodriguez foul shot gave the Dons a 14-5 advantage with 2:53 left in the quarter.

  • HU hoopsters swept on road

    A costly set of road losses over the weekend has both New Mexico Highlands basketball teams looking to right the ship with this coming weekend’s homestand.

    Mesa 78, Cowboys 60
    Highlands’ men (10-13, 8-11 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) shot 32 percent  Friday at Colorado Mesa (12-10, 10-8).

    The Mavericks, led by Jeff Hart (25 points, eight rebounds) surged to a 45-24 halftime lead that provided protection as the Cowboys played a better second half.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 13...

    MONDAY
    No local varsity events scheduled

    TUESDAY
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas girls vs. Robertson (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    Wrestling
    • NMHU vs. Western State, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex

    WEDNESDAY
    No local varsity events scheduled

    THURSDAY
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys vs. West Las Vegas (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    Wrestling