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Today's Sports

  • Cards tackle No. 1 Horsemen again

    Last time Robertson and St. Michael’s met on a football field, the day was beautiful and the game was ugly.

    They play again Saturday afternoon at Brother Abdon Field, and the Cardinal faithful are hoping the reverse will be true this time around.

    Robertson (6-5) certainly turned things around from an earlier defeat last Friday night, when the team routed Portales 36-0 at Blackwater Draw. The Rams had won 14-6 in the season opener back in late August.

  • Hargrave wins title in Greeley

    Led by Easton Hargrave’s championship performance in the 174-pound weight class, New Mexico Highlands University wrestlers collected 10 top-six finishes this past weekend at the Old Chicago Open.

    The tournament was hosted by the University of Northern Colorado this past Saturday in Greeley, Colo.

    Highlands head coach Doug Moses took a robust squad of 26 wrestlers to compete in the Old Chicago Open, and the Cowboys led the tournament with 15 pinfalls.

  • Go Fish - Nov. 22, 2013

    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    FISHING REPORT, Nov. 19
    Charette Lakes: Closed for the season.
    Cimarron River: Water flow below Eagle Nest Lake on Monday was 6.6 cfs. Keep this water on your list for spring fishing. Low water conditions this time of year make for some tough fishing.

  • Cowboys head to Spokane,...

    Henrique Chavez has one more college race left in him, and he’s intent on making it count.

    The Mora area native and New Mexico Highlands senior is leading the Cowboy cross country team in Saturday’s NCAA Division II national championships in Spokane, Wash.

    Chavez placed 18th in the NCAA South Central Regional on Nov. 9 in Canyon, Texas, earning All-Region honors.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 22...

    Friday
    Basketball
    • Memorial, West Las Vegas Middle School girls at Pojoaque tourney, TBA, Pojoaque

    Saturday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C) at Wingate, 1 p.m., Wingate
    • Memorial, West Las Vegas Middle School girls at Pojoaque tourney, TBA, Pojoaque
    Cross country
    • NCAA Division II national championships, 11 a.m., Spokane, Wash.
    Football
    • Class 3A state playoff quarterfinals: Robertson at St. Michael’s, 1:30 p.m., Santa Fe
    Wrestling

  • Crespin edges Lanzas

    It didn’t come easy, but Arturo “El Toro” Crespin got the better of his latest opponent and bounced back from a loss with a victory over a veteran middleweight.

    Crespin earned a split decision win after going eight rounds with Julio Cesar Lanzas of Colorado Springs in the main event of a Saturday night professional boxing card in Albuquerque.

    Two of the three judges favored Crespin with scores of 79-72 and 78-74. A third had Lanzas winning 77-75.

  • NMHU Roundup - Cowboys roll to 3...

    NMHU Sports Information and Optic reports

    The Cowboy basketball team, led by head coach Joe Harge, improved its record to 3-0 after a weekend sweep over Montana State University-Northern and Bethesda College in the Arizona Christian Tournament in Phoenix.
    NMHU 64,

    Montana State-Northern 49
    The Cowboys drew a tough  first opponent in the tourney — Montana State-Northern, ranked No. 24 in the latest NAIA national polls and boasting a 6-0 record going into Friday’s contest.

  • Lobos rise in top 20

    Staff and wire reports

    On the heels of Sunday’s 109-93 shootout win over Charleston Southern, the University of New Mexico men’s basketball team crept from No. 22 to No. 19 in this week’s Associated Press poll.

    Cameron Bairstow scored a career-high 29 points, and Alex Kirk had 24 points and 13 rebounds for the Lobos.
    Breaking down this week’s poll:

    NEW No. 1: Michigan State made the one-step move to No. 1 by beating Kentucky in the 1 vs. 2 matchup last week.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 20...

    Wednesday
    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • NMHU  women vs. University of the Southwest, 6 p.m., Wilson Complex

    Friday
    Basketball
    • Memorial, West Las Vegas Middle School girls at Pojoaque tourney, TBA, Pojoaque
    Saturday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C) at Wingate, 1 p.m., Wingate
    • Memorial, West Las Vegas Middle School girls at Pojoaque tourney, TBA, Pojoaque
    Cross country

  • All together now

    At least for one memorable weekend, Mary Bustos accomplished what many before her have tried with little success: bringing the entire Las Vegas community together as one.

    As the late coach’s West Las Vegas Lady Dons soldiered bravely onward in the Class 3A state volleyball tournament without her on the sidelines, an outpouring of support from throughout the city and all across the state rose to greet them.