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Today's Sports

  • Highlands making noise

    Four Cowboys tallied double-digit scoring totals and Mannie Cass’ double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds led the way despite a poor shooting performance Saturday night in New Mexico Highlands’ 91-83 defeat of Western State Colorado.

    The Cowboys, who also upended Colorado Mesa on the previous evening, have won three of the last four games, seven of the last nine, and are in the thick of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference postseason hunt.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 18...

    Monday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys at Santa Fe Indian, 4:30 p.m., Santa Fe

    Tuesday
    Basketball
    • Mora boys and girls (A,B) vs. Peñasco, 4 p.m., Montoya Gym

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys vs. Los Alamos, 4 p.m., WLVMS
    Softball

  • Rival NMHU, ENMU sluggers square...

    For most baseball teams, a 15-0 hole is pretty much the same as a grave.

    Maybe the New Mexico Highlands University Cowboys are The Walking Dead.

    Improbably, Highlands erased that deficit in the season debut against Eastern New Mexico on Friday afternoon at Brandt Park, going on to win 22-16.

    The Cowboys didn’t fare as well Saturday, however, losing a couple of close games by 5-2 and 6-5 margins. The instate rivals were to wrap the series on Sunday afternoon.

  • Fenton gives Lobos boost over...

    The Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE — Senior reserve Jamal Fenton gave New Mexico just what it needed in the second half Saturday against Boise State with starting point guard Hugh Greenwood in foul trouble and struggling with his shot.
    Fenton scored all 11 of his points in the second half to help the No. 19 Lobos (22-4, 9-2 New Mexico) hold off the Broncos 60-50.
    Cameron Bairstow led the Lobos with 16 points and added seven rebounds, and Tony Snell finished with 12 points, six rebounds and four assists.

  • Highlands baseball debuts this...

    One of New Mexico Highlands’ consistently competitive programs, Cowboy baseball could be poised to achieve a number of milestones this spring.

    And it all begins with a four-game home series vs. Eastern New Mexico Friday through Sunday.

    Head coach Steve Jones needs just 11 wins to hit the mythical 500-victory mark for his career. Jones is 489-349 in 16 seasons.

  • RHS girls outlast Socorro

    Outscoring their visitors 17-10 in the final quarter Tuesday night, the Robertson Lady Cardinals  dispatched Socorro 68-55 in non-district girls’ basketball action.

    Robertson improved to 10-10 overall; Socorro fell to 11-12.

    The final score was hardly indicative of a game with six ties and eight lead changes. The Lady Cards were up only four early in the fourth quarter before making a 10-4 run to go ahead by double digits.

  • Mora teams confound SF Prep

    Tuesday’s twin victories over Santa Fe Prep meant plenty for both Mora boys’ and girls’ basketball squads.

    For the Rangers and coach James Branch, beating the Blue Griffins gave them some serious momentum in the District 2-2A chase.

    For the Rangerettes and coach Mark Cassidy, the win was No. 21 in what has been another dream season.

  • Dons complete sweep of Raton

    Eleven West Las Vegas players got into the act scoring against overmatched Raton on Wednesday in a 79-47 road romp.

    Joe Ortiz led the way with 24 points, and Andres Gallegos had 10 for Ernie Rodriguez’s Dons, who completed a sweep of the regular-season series with the Tigers.

    After a road game in Taos on Friday, West (8-15, 3-3 DIstrict 2-3A) wraps up the regular season with a home game vs. Pojoaque Valley on Thursday, Feb. 21. Taos is sixth and Pojoaque seventh in the MaxPreps rankings of Class 3A.

  • NMHU wrestlers go winless at...

    Points, much less victories, were difficult to come by for the New Mexico Highlands wrestling team in its trip to Gunnison, Colo., on Tuesday night.

    The host Western State Colorado swept all 10 weight classes in the final dual meet of the season to take a 38-0 win.

    Four matches almost went the Cowboys’ way, and NMHU heavyweight Robert Rockhill took Kyle Graulus to overtime before losing via sudden victory, 2-1.

  • No. 19 Lobos rally past Fresno

    Kendall Williams’ buzzer-beating dunk capped a University of New Mexico rally from an 11-point halftime deficit as the No. 19 Lobos won 54-48 at Fresno State on Wednesday night.

    Williams finished with 13 points; Alex Kirk had 10 points, nine rebounds and six blocks for UNM (21-4, 8-2 Mountain West). The Bulldogs led 31-20 at halftime.