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Today's Sports

  • HU’s Rockhill earns nationals bid

    Justin Rockhill will be representing New Mexico Highlands University in the NCAA Division II national wrestling tournament beginning Friday in Birmingham, Ala.

    Rockhill, who competes in the 197-pound weight class, earned the trip by placing fourth in the Super Region 4 tourney, which doubles as the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championships, on Feb. 22-23.

    The top four of each weight class in regionals advance to the national tournament.

  • District tourneys - A big assist

    MORA — It’s fitting that in her one minute and 24 seconds of playing time at the end of Mora’s 58-29 win over Santa Fe Prep in the District 2-2A girls’ championship Friday night, Kayla Romero got into the stat book with an assist.

    She drew a Prep defender toward the top of the key, then dished the ball to Maria Garcia, who popped in a three-pointer from the left corner for the Rangerettes’ final points.

  • Cowboys take series vs. Grizzlies

    Welcome to the RMAC baseball scene, Adams State Grizzlies.

    New Mexico Highlands opened the league schedule with three straight wins against the Grizzlies, in their first year of baseball since 1976.

    NMHU won 7-4 on Friday, then took a sweep (14-3, 6-5) on Saturday at Brandt Park.

    Jordan Goliat went 3 for 4 and Matt Gualco was 1 of 2 with three runs batted in in game one.

  • Dons sluggers split opener in...

    Jake Ulibarri hit two doubles and a triple and Andy Gabaldon and Gilbert Garcia had strong outings as the West Las Vegas baseball team opened its season with a split in Socorro on Saturday.

    The host Warriors nipped West 4-3 in the first game, but with Pancho Caro on the mound, the Dons got even with a 12-0 shutout in game two.

    “Overall, I’m very happy with the team. Once the butterflies were out, they all did great,” said Ryan Gabaldon, who made his debut as WLV head coach.

  • RMAC Shootout slate all set

    New Mexico Highlands will be the seventh seed in this week’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Shootout and will play at Adams State, the two seed, 7 p.m. Tuesday in Alamosa, Colo.

    ASU is 19-7, 16-6.

    Joe Harge’s Cowboys (13-13, 11-11) punctuated the regular season Saturday with a 70-67 win at Western New Mexico.

    Mannie Cass and Lavell McDade scored 19 apiece in that win.

  • Team effort lifts RHS boys

    Robertson’s Ryan Tafoya had just picked up his fourth foul and was forced to sit — his Cardinals trailing by five — and West Las Vegas was in the driver’s seat.

    But the rest of the RHS crew stepped up and outscored the Dons 23-6, taking a 60-49 lead, all with Tafoya on the sidelines.

    By the time the Cardinals’ scoring leader returned with 4:56 left in the game, momentum had swung back in the favor of the home team. And there it stayed, as Robertson took a hard-fought 64-59 win on Wednesday at Mike Marr Gym.

  • Lady Dons reach 2-3A final

    The Lady Dons of West Las Vegas have looked like anything but the fifth-seeded team in the District 2-3A girls’ basketball tournament.

    West romped past fourth-seeded Raton 79-61 on Monday, slapped third-seeded Robertson 99-60 on Tuesday, then pulled out a 65-58 win at second-seeded Pojoaque on Wednesday.

    The three consecutive road victories landed the Lady Dons in Friday night’s final along with host Taos.

  • State Champion
  • 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