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  • 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.

  • Cowgirls RMAC track runners-up

    Fueled by winning individual performances in the long jump and indoor pentathlon, the New Mexico Highlands women’s track and field team captured second place in this past weekend’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Indoor Championships.

    It’s the best team finish in program history under head coach Bob DeVries, who has overseen the team since its inception.

  • Rico rules — again

    Robertson sophomore Rico Montoya has had his arm raised in victory 45 times this wrestling season.

    On Saturday night, the 45th time came after he’d coasted to a 10-0 major decision over Cobre junior Daniel Soliz in the Class 1A-3A state championship match at 120 lbs.

    Montoya has won three state titles in a row, and this one was a quick clinic.

    In the first period, Montoya scooted around for a takedown and a 2-0 lead 20 seconds in. He hung on, preventing a strong escape attempt by Soliz.

  • Cowboy wrestlers 11th in regional

    New Mexico Highlands wrestling team competed in this past weekend’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championships, an event that doubles as the Super Region IV qualifier for the NCAA Division II national tournaments. Unofficially they finished 11th.

  • Mora girls, Pecos boys clinch...

    Mora’s Rangerettes and Pecos’ Panthers brought an end to the regular season on Friday, each putting a bow on a regular-season District 2-2A title.

    The Rangerettes clobbered Pecos’ girls 56-17 after trailing 7-6 in the first period.

    Mora (24-2 overall, 8-0 district) will host the district tournament final on Friday. It’s the second straight regular-season title and 24-win campaign for Mark Cassidy’s team.