Today's Sports

  • Lady Cards take district

    Robertson’s girls basketball team has wrapped up a regular-season district championship. Several other area teams look to do the same in the days ahead.

    Mora Rangers

    Mora’s boys (22-3 overall) defeated Monte del Sol 90-71 on Wednesday, improving to 6-1 in District 2-2A with one game — against Peñasco Saturday night at Montoya Gym — left to play. A win in that game would give the Rangers and head coach James Branch the regular-season district title.

  • RHS juniors camp next week

    The Robertson High School wrestling team and coaching staff will sponsor the Junior Cardinal Classic this coming week, Feb. 20- 25 on the Robertson campus.

    Children in kindergarten through fifth grade are eligible to participate.

    Camp cost is $25 ($15 for second child from same family) and includes a T-shirt and tournament entry with medal.

    Schedule is as follows.

    Monday: Registration from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at McFarland Hall. Wrestlers will not practice on this day but will be weighed for grouping so they should be present.

  • Pitchers star as Highlands teams...

    New Mexico Highlands University

    Pitchers for New Mexico Highlands University’s baseball and softball teams are in the spotlight as the Cowboys and Cowgirls opened their seasons in road tournaments this past weekend.

    Greg Fowler, a senior from Bakersfield, Calif., was named National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Regional Pitcher of the Week after his performance against Tarleton State University on Feb. 10.

  • Lobos stun No. 13 Aztecs

    By Bernie Wilson
    AP Sports Writer

    SAN DIEGO — The New Mexico Lobos came into No. 13 San Diego State’s loud, crazy arena and made a bold statement of their own.

    Kendall Williams scored 21 points and Drew Gordon had 17 points and 17 rebounds as the Lobos stunned the Aztecs 77-67 on Wednesday night to move into sole possession of first place in the Mountain West Conference.

    “We needed momentum and we needed a proving game, and this is a pretty good proving game for us,” New Mexico coach Steve Alford said.

  • NMHU teams to host ‘Pink Out’

    New Mexico Highlands University’s athletic department is doing its part to spread awareness about the fight against breast cancer. Friday night’s basketball doubleheader featuring the Cowboys and Cowgirls against Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference opponent Regis will carry the “Pink Out” theme. Fans are asked to join in by wearing pink to the games.

    Tipoff is 6 p.m. for the women and 8 for the men at the Wilson Complex. NMHU hosts Metro State on Saturday.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 17...

    • NMHU at University of the Southwest and Eastern New Mexico, TBA, Hobbs
    • NMHU women and men vs. Regis, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • West Las Vegas girls vs. Taos (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • LCC at Midland tournament, TBA, Midland, Texas
    • NMHU vs. Eastern New Mexico (DH), Canyon, Texas
    • State tournaments, TBA, Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho

  • Rangers shooting for district...

    With just one game remaining in the regular season, the Mora Rangers (21-3 overall and ranked fourth in Class 2A boys’ basketball) are riding high, looking to clinch the District 2-2A championship and hosting rights for the district tourney next week.

    Head coach James Branch dedicated this past Friday’s 53-51 win over Santa Fe Prep to the late Fabian Trujillo, Branch’s friend and teammate when both attended New Mexico Highlands University in the early ‘80s.

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  • Romero hits 1,500th point

    By her standards it was a quiet night.

    But by scoring nine points in Mora’s 65-20 demolition of Monte del Sol on Monday night, Andrea Romero joined the elite club of Rangerettes who have amassed 1,500 career points.

    That club includes just two other players — all-time leader Anita Vigil (2,208) and Patricia Vigil (1,536) — said Mora coach Mark Cassidy.

    Romero is averaging 17.7 points a game this season. “Andrea thanks her many teammates she has played with in the four years she has worn a Mora uniform,” Cassidy said.

  • Luna teams stay on the road

    Luna Community College

    The Luna Community College Rough Riders baseball team lost four games over the weekend to Eastern Arizona. The scores were 2-0, 5-1, 6-4 and 6-5.

    The Rough Riders are 1-11 on the year. Their first win, a 10-4 verdict over Frank Phillips College, came Jan. 27 in Borger, Texas.

    The team and head coach Antonio Siqueiros will travel to Roswell and take on New Mexico Military Institute in two doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday. Games start at noon on both days.