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Today's Sports

  • Cowgirls have played three top...

    Erica Hicks broke a late tie with a buzzer-beating three-pointer to lift Colorado State-Pueblo past NMHU 86-83 on Saturday evening.

    One night after losing to Colorado-Colorado Springs by four, the Cowgirls lost to Pueblo by three.

    NMHU is now 3-7 overall and 3-3 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, having lost three straight league games — against the top three clubs in the league — after a 3-0 start to the RMAC schedule.

    Alyssa Lopez was the night’s leading scorer with 27 points, five assists, six rebounds and three steals.

  • Bowl Special - Some hits, mostly...

    By Paul Newberry
    AP National Writer

    This college football bowl season is like a brand of Chex Mix that comes with a bunch of nuts you don’t really care to eat.

    Sure, there’s a handful of enticing matchups that are worthy of your time for three or so hours. But by the time you’re done picking through to the good ones, you realize there’s not much left.

    Well, there are other things to do this holiday season.

    Like, go ice skating.

    Or, check out all the pretty lights.

  • Offseason dues
  • Final D-II football poll out

    Previously ranked 17th in the nation, Valdosta State (Ga.)  surprised No. 2 Winston-Salem State (N.C.) 35-7 in the NCAA Division II national football  championship game.

    That propelled the Blazers to a unanimous No. 1 ranking in the final American Football Coaches Association poll of the season despite a 12-2 overall record.

    A couple of New Mexico Highlands’ Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference rivals remained in the AFCA Top 25 after representing the league in the national playoffs.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 19...

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • Mora Middle School girls vs. Pecos, 4 p.m., Mora

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • Mora boys (A,B) at Springer, 4 p.m., Springer
    • Mora girls (A,B) at Springer, 4 p.m., Springer
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Bernalillo, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    Friday
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls (A,B) vs. Portales, 5 p.m., Mike Marr Gym

  • Santa Rosa downs Mora

    Host Santa Rosa defeated Mora in boys’ basketball action Monday night, 72-57.

    The Rangers (4-2) will look to regroup with a game in Springer on Thursday afternoon; junior varsity tip-off is 4 p.m. Mora and head coach James Branch will host the Tri-City Tournament next week, Dec. 27-29, at Montoya Gym.

    The Lions (2-2) were to play at Pecos on Tuesday at Sanchez Gym.

  • Stu Clark bracket all set

    For its 59th year of northern New Mexico holiday hoops tradition, the beloved Stu Clark Tournament is acquiring a little Arizona flavor.

    The Central High Bobcats, a team from the Phoenix area, will be playing in the three-day boys’ basketball tournament, joining a field that otherwise features familiar teams with Stu Clark experience.

    The Stu Clark Committee has released the tournament bracket for the event, which runs from Thursday, Dec. 27, through Saturday, Dec. 29, at New Mexico Highlands University’s Wilson Complex.

  • Red vs. Green
  • Cowboys keep Springs winless

    The Colorado-Colorado Springs Mountain Lions were looking for relief Friday night at the Wilson Complex, but host New Mexico Highlands wasn’t providing any.

    The Cowboys (4-4 overall, 2-3 RMAC going into Saturday’s game vs. Colorado State-Pueblo) held on for a 77-71 verdict, getting back to the .500 mark while keeping UCCS winless at 0-9 and 0-5 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play.

    Stargell Love had six assists and six rebounds to go with 18 points, all team highs, for NMHU. He made eight baskets in 13 tries.

  • RHS girls beat WLV in tourney

    As a bounce-back game, Friday morning’s Capital City Invitational consolation bracket contest worked just fine for the Robertson girls’ basketball team.

    The Lady Cardinals (3-2) put behind them a 20-point defeat in Thursday’s opener by defeating West Las Vegas 54-49 at Toby Roybal Gym in Santa Fe.

    It was only the second loss of the year for the Lady Dons, who’d won their first five games to start the season before Santa Fe High ended the streak 81-62 on Thursday.

    On the same day, RHS lost 56-36 against district foe Taos.