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Today's Sports

  • Grapplers’ delight - Montoya,...

    Host Robertson High landed just two wrestlers in the coveted Gold bracket finals of its own tournament over the weekend, but the Cardinals went two for two and solidified its hold on fifth place.

    Rico Montoya extended his string of tournament championships — a run that dates back to last season — by pinning Capital’s Gilbert Mancha to win the Cardinal Classic’s 132-pound division on Saturday afternoon.

  • Cowboy wrestlers KO OKC

    NMHU Sports Information

    Key decisions at weight classes 165 to 184 proved to be the difference in propelling the New Mexico Highlands wrestling team (4-4) to a 22-15 win over Oklahoma City (6-9) Friday afternoon at Robertson High’s Mike Marr Gym.

    The dual was held as a special feature during Robertson’s annual Cardinal Classic tournament.

  • Manning MVP

    NEW YORK — Peyton Manning’s record-setting season earned him The Associated Press NFL MVP award Saturday night in a landslide. No other player has won more than three.

    Denver’s record-setting quarterback, who threw for 55 touchdowns and 5,477 yards in leading the Broncos to the AFC’s best record, earned 49 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league. New England quarterback Tom Brady got the other vote.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 3...

    Monday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys vs. Raton, 4 p.m., WLVMS

    Tuesday
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) at Socorro, 4 p.m., Socorro
    • Valley Middle School boys vs. Anton Chico, 4 p.m., Valley
    Wrestling
    • NMHU vs. Wayland Baptist, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • LCC vs. Otero (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) at Pojoaque, 4 p.m., Jacona
    Softball

  • Hanging on - Lady Dons edge...

    Joedy Quintana milked 30 critical seconds off the clock and then — after drawing the inevitable foul — made one of two free throws to help West Las Vegas hang on in a 61-56 win over Raton on Tuesday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Raton missed a final shot with :04 left, and West’s Celeste Trujillo grabbed the defensive rebound to finish the game.

  • National honor for McPherson

    Shanice McPherson, a New Mexico Highlands freshman, was named the NCAA Division II U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Female Track and Field Athlete of the Week this past Monday.

    McPherson hit the qualification marks for the NCAA Championships in a pair of events while scoring 18 points in helping New Mexico Highlands capture the 2014 Air Force Invitational team title over the weekend in Colorado Springs.

  • No. 9 WSC rolls Cowboys

    His mane of blond curls makes Elliot Copeland a dead ringer for the character Napoleon Dynamite.

    But Copeland is a much better wrestler.

    And that left New Mexico Highlands fans saying, “Gosh!” on Wednesday night.

    Copeland, ranked No. 3 among 174-pounders in NCAA Division II wrestling, won 9-2 against Highlands’ Easton Hargrave and helped the No. 9 rated Mountaineers spoil the Cowboys’ home debut at the Wilson Complex.

  • Cardinal Classic at Marr

    Twenty-six high school wrestling teams from across New Mexico are expected in town for this weekend’s annual Cardinal Classic, which has grown into one of the bigger, better and most eagerly anticipated grappling events on the calendar.

    Day one action begins around 11 a.m. Friday at Robertson’s Mike Marr Gym and continues into the evening. The first day will see wrestlers compete in pools; their performance in pools will be one factor in seeding for the tournament brackets the following day.

  • LV fitness challenge to begin;...

    Once again, the City of Las Vegas is inviting its citizens to get in shape and shed unwanted pounds before springtime.

    The Abe Montoya Recreation Center and Las Vegas Subway are co-sponsoring a six-week fitness challenge that offers participants multiple incentives and a prize for those who lose the most weight.

    The challenge runs from Feb. 2 through March 14, with an initial weigh-in period between Jan. 31 and Feb. 2 at the center.

  • Super Bowl: Lynch, Manning key

    By Barry Wilner
    AP Pro Football Writer

    Matchups for the Super Bowl on Sunday between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium:
    When the Seahawks (15-3) have the ball:

    Beast Mode. And big plays.

    That’s what got the Seahawks to the big game for the second time in eight years, although nobody is left from that team which lost to Pittsburgh.