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Today's Sports

  • Sluggers finish well in series...

    Seemingly determined to get on the offensive track after a low-scoring Saturday, the Highlands baseball team broke loose for nine runs in the first two innings Sunday en route to a 9-1 triumph at Eastern New Mexico.

    Second baseman Nick Gonzales went 3 for 5 with one run and one run batted in to lead the Cowboys, now 3-4 overall.

  • Cowgirls’ Monarrez all-tourney...

    NMHU Sports Information

    Sophomore Dekota Monarrez continues to add to her accolades from her stellar start to the 2014 campaign. On Friday, Monarrez was named First Team All-Tournament at the 2014 Desert Stinger.

    The annual tournament, hosted by Montana State-Billings the weekend of Feb. 7-9 in Las Vegas, Nev., was contested among 32 teams. Nine position players and two starting pitchers received First Team accolades.

  • HU track gets early RMAC preview

    NMHU Sports Information

    In the final meet before the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships in two weeks, the New Mexico Highlands track and field team had an NCAA provisional qualifier and two personal bests at the unscored Adams State NCAA Qualifier Saturday.

    “It was a good meet,” head coach Bob DeVries stated. “We saw a lot of conference opponents and have some familiarity with the RMAC venue, so we learned some things to help us prepare for conference in two weeks.”

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 19...

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys at Los Alamos, 4 p.m., Los Alamos
    Softball
    • LCC at Otero (DH), La Junta, Colo.
    • NMHU vs. Oklahoma Panhandle State (DH), noon, Cowgirl Field

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona

  • Dons grab district title in OT...

    For the first time in a decade, the road to the District 2-3A championship in boys’ basketball must go through Gillie Lopez Gym.

    West Las Vegas (17-6 overall, 7-0 District 2-3A) clinched the regular-season district title — its first since 2004 — and the No. 1 seed in next week’s district tournament.

  • Jr. Cardinal Classic on tap

    The Robertson High School wrestling team and coaching staff will sponsor the Junior Cardinal Classic the last week of February.

    The Cardinals are coming off a runner-up finish in this past Saturday’s district championships in Tucumcari and are preparing for this coming weekend’s state tournament in Rio Rancho.

    The Junior Cardinal Classic is open to children in kindergarten through fifth grade.

    Schedule is as follows, with all practices and the tournaments to be held at McFarland Hall on the Robertson High School campus:

  • Raton hangs on vs. Lady Cards

    Working for rebounds and playing heads-up defense, the Raton Lady Tigers scored a key district victory Saturday afternoon at Robertson, 55-45.

    With one week left in the regular season, District 2-3A squads are jockeying for position in the district tournament, which opens on Feb. 24.

    Robertson (11-14, 3-4) has been trying to keep pace with Pojoaque Valley for the No. 2 spot, but a skid could drop the team to fourth.

    A Sarandon Walton 3-pointer and a Shania Dorrance hoop provided Raton (16-8, 3-4) a 5-0 head start.

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

    Monday
    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    Tuesday
    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys at Los Alamos, 4 p.m., Los Alamos
    Softball
    • LCC at Otero (DH), La Junta, Colo.
    • NMHU vs. Oklahoma Panhandle State (DH), noon, Cowgirl Field

    Thursday

  • Highlands can’t stop No. 2 Mesa

    At halftime Friday evening, the New Mexico Highlands women’s basketball team found itself down by just six points against the No. 2 ranked team in the nation.

    On the road, no less.

    But over the final 20 minutes, the game belonged to still-undefeated  Colorado Mesa (22-0 overall, 18-0 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference). The Lady Mavericks outshot Highlands 52 percent to 28 percent in the second half to grab a 71-52 win in Grand Junction, Colo.

    NMHU slipped to 10-12 and 6-12 heading into Saturday night’s game.

  • Riders collect first win of...

    Luna Community College

    The Luna Community College baseball team took one game from No. 16 nationally ranked Eastern Arizona Community College on the road over the weekend of Feb. 7-9.

    The Rough Riders’ lone win was the third game of the series, 7-2. They lost the second game of the doubleheader 4-1. On Friday, LCC lost 8-0 and 10-3. The Rough Riders are 1-7.