Today's Sports

  • Holm win boosts spirits in Burque

    By Russell Cntreras
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Two days after Holly Holm’s stunning win over UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, her victory still was a topic on Monday at Albuquerque cafes and burrito shops.

    So was the University of New Mexico’s upset over 30-point favorite college football powerhouse Boise State the same day, capping off one of Albuquerque’s best sports nights in its history.

  • Wolves too much for NMHU

    After holding the defending NCAA Division II national champions to two first-half touchdowns and getting within 17-7 in the thrid quarter, the New Mexico Highlands football team saw its rally stall.

    Visiting Colorado State-Pueblo scored the last 16 points of the afternoon to complete a 33-7 win in the regular-season finale Saturday at Perkins Stadium.

    CSUP, which finished 10-1 overall and 9-0 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, clinched a league title and its fifth consecutive national playoff berth.

  • State volleyball quests end for...

    RIO RANCHO -- Las Vegas-area volleyball teams battled their way to the Final Four in their respective classifications before falling on Friday night. 

    Seeded 10th to start the Class 4A tournament, Robertson emerged as the Cinderella of the weekend. After stunning higher-ranked Wingate and Portales to win their pool Thursday, the Lady Cardinals earned a first-round bye. Then on Friday, they took down district rival Pojoaque Valley in four sets. It was the third win in four meetings with the Elkettes this fall. 

  • Update: Robertson advances; West...

    Robertson beat Pojoaque 3-1 to advane to tonight's Class 4A semifinals.

    West Las Vegas lost 3-0 to top-ranked Sandia Prep and is eliminated.

  • Cowboys taking on D-I challenges

    Craig Snow and his New Mexico Highlands men’s basketball team are getting tough early.

    The team will play at a second and third NCAA Division I opponent this week to continue the non-conference portion of the season.

    The Cowboys play at Nevada-Las Vegas and Wyoming, two teams from the Mountain West Conference, the league of the University of New Mexico Lobos.

    They’ll be at UNLV for an 8 p.m. tip-off Monday. The Runnin’ Rebels, who trounced Whittier 94-57 on Nov. 6, finished 18-15 last year and split with the Lobos.

  • NMHU winter sports 2015-16

    MONDAY, NOV. 16
    • Cowboy basketball at UNLV, 8 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.

    • Cowboy basketball at Wyoming, 7 p.m., Laramie, Wyo.

    • Cowboy cross country’s Collins Kirui at NCAA Division II National Championships, TBA, Joplin, Mo.
    • Cowgirl and Cowboy basketball at West Texas A&M, 1 and 3 p.m., Canyon, Texas
    • Cowboy wrestling at Nebraska-Kearney Open, 9 a.m., Kearney, Neb.

    TUESDAY, NOV. 24

  • This week’s NFL games - Nov. 15...

    • Buffalo at N.Y. Jets, late

    • Jacksonville at Baltimore, 11 a.m.
    • Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 11 a.m.
    • Carolina at Tennessee, 11 a.m.
    • Chicago at St. Louis, 11 a.m.
    • Dallas at Tampa Bay, 11 a.m.
    • Detroit at Green Bay, 11 a.m.
    • Miami at Philadelphia, 11 a.m.
    • New Orleans at Washington, 11 a.m.
    • Minnesota at Oakland, 2:05 p.m.
    • New England at N.Y. Giants, 2:25 p.m.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Nov. 15...

    • No local sports scheduled

    • NMHU men at Nevada-Las Vegas, 8 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.
    • Memorial Middle School girls at Española, 4 p.m., Española
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls vs. Los Alamos, 4 p.m., WLVMS

    • Memorial Middle School girls at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Valley MIddle School girls at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos

  • Rangerettes roll on to state...

    Mora volleyball is in the state final four.

    The Rangerettes defeated Mountainair three games to one Friday morning in the quarterfinals at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho. As with their first-round match against Jal on Thursday evening, they won the first set, lost the second, then won twice to finish the match.

    Mora will play Melrose at 4:45 p.m. also at the Star Center. In the other semifinal, Fort Sumner-House plays Logan. Winners play each other in the Class 2A championship 9 a.m. Saturday.

  • WLV, Robertson, Mora advance to...

    West Las Vegas and Mora found themselves in must-win situations Thursday night at the state volleyball tournaments. They both won convincingly to keep their state title hopes alive.

    Tenth-seeded Robertson had already secured a spot in the Class 4A quarterfinals after a strong effort in pool play Thursday. The Lady Cardinals play district rival Pojoaque Valley, a winner over Ruidoso, at 3 p.m. Friday.