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Today's Sports

  • Highlands sweeps WNMU

    Highlands’ women put a nine-game losing skid behind them. The men won their third in a row.

    Both developments came courtesy of downstate rival Western New Mexico, which visited the Wilson Complex for a Saturday matinee.

    Cowgirls 72, Mustangs 56
    One of NMHU’s best starts of the year gave the Cowgirls enough breathing room to weather a Mustang comeback.

    Highlands shot 57 percent, including an 8-for-15 clip from three-point land, in the first half.

  • Workin’ overtime - Dons edge...

    Reserve guard Martin “Tino” Castellano buried a three-pointer from the left wing with 13 seconds left in overtime, giving his West Las Vegas Dons insurance in an 88-82 win over Robertson on Saturday night at Mike Marr Gym.

    More than a thousand fans were on hand to witness the all-Meadow City contest, which took its place among the more exciting versions in the rivalry’s recent history.

  • Cowgirl tracksters compete in...

    New Mexico Highlands’ women had a solid showing at this past weekend’s New Mexico Invitational hosted by UNM in Albuquerque.

    Jillisa Grant placed sixth in the 400-meter run with a time of 57.06.

    Shot put participants Brittney Sangwin and Elizabeth Robertson landed ninth and 10th respectively in their event, throwing for 12 and 11.89 meters.

    Stephanie Gomez (19th, 5:45) led the Cowgirl contingent in the mile run. Former West Las Vegas standout Amanda Ortzow (21st, 5:55) and Brianna Cathcart (22nd, 6:06) followed.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 30...

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) at Raton, 4 p.m., Raton
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C) vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    Wrestling
    • NMHU vs. Adams State, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex (RESCHEDULED FROM JAN. 11)

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • Mora boys (A,B) at Santa Fe Prep, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Mora girls at Santa Fe Prep, 5 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Robertson girls (A,B) at Raton, 5:30 p.m., Raton

  • Rangerettes throttle Questa

    Scoring a second blowout victory in as many nights, the Mora girls’ basketball team spanked Questa 59-18 on Saturday.

    Mark Cassidy’s Rangerettes (15-2) are off to one of their best starts and play Thursday vs. Santa Fe Prep in a District 4-2A contest.

    Chantel Rivera (18), Destiny Pacheco (14) and Gerty Herrera (10) led Mora in scoring against Questa a day after routing Clayton.
     

  • Too close for comfort

    Celeste Trujillo hit two game-tying free throws with nine seconds left, and teammate Deanna Bustos swished the game-winners with :02 on the clock Friday night, lifting West Las Vegas (14-5) past Raton 54-52 at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    As time expired, Raton’s Brylee Medina hurled a desperation shot that just missed, banking off the rim.

    By holding off the Lady Tigers, West averted what could’ve been a disastrous loss in District 2-3A play. The Lady Dons also found a way to gain a happy ending to a generally miserable contest for them.

  • Dons bomb Raton in 44-point rout

    Twelve West Las Vegas players got into the scorebook Thursday night and the Dons began their District 2-3A campaign by doubling up Raton 82-38 at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    West (6-13) was on pace to score 100, but the mercy-rule running clock — triggered when the lead hits 35 — made for a quick second half.

    The spread hit 63-28 midway through the third quarter after a Mike Ortiz three-pointer and stayed in 35-plus territory after a Martin Castellano three-ball moments later.

  • Highlands pentathlete makes...

    Less than a year after a season-ending injury and subsequent surgery, New Mexico Highlands’ Danisha Phipps opened the 2013 indoor track and field season with a personal record of 3,337 points in Thursday’s Air Force meet in Colorado Springs.

    Phipps’ point total placed her fourth out of 35 — a field of mostly Division I athletes — and moved her into the top 10 nationally among Division II pentathletes.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 28...

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

    Tuesday
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos (RESCHEDULED FROM JAN. 25)
    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. Valley, 4 p.m., MMS gym

    Wednesday
    Basketball

  • Rangerettes close out Clayton

    Sinking nine of 10 free throws in the final period, Mora beat Clayton 42-25 Friday in girls’ basketball, improving to 14-2.

    Mora got 16 points from Chantel Rivera and 15 from Destiny Pacheco and seven from Gerdy Herrera.

    The Yellow Jackets led 17-16 at half, but Mora held them to two points in the third quarter.