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  • Lucero 12th in team roping at...

    For a second time this week, Las Vegas-area native Martin Lucero and partner Colby Lovell cracked the top six in the team roping competition of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

    Lovell, the header, and Lucero, the heeler, posted the fifth fastest time in Tuesday’s fifth go-round. They clocked in at 5.8 seconds, one second off the quickest pace for that round.

    The duo did not have a qualifying time on Wednesday.

    As of early Thursday — seven rounds deep into the 10-round competition — Lovell and Lucero ranked 12th in their event.

  • Iconic MLB managers in Hall of...

    By Howie Rumberg
    AP Sports Writer

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox, baseball’s winningest managers over the past four decades, were unanimously elected to the Hall of Fame on Monday by the expansion era committee.

    All three won more than 2,000 games and were selected on all 16 ballots when the committee met Sunday ahead of baseball’s winter meetings.

  • Brazile clinches WNFR gold buckle

    The Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Trevor Brazile secured his record-breaking 19th gold buckle when he won the all-around championship during round six on Tuesday at the National Finals Rodeo.

    Brazile, of Decatur, Texas, clinched the crown when the only other all-around competitor in contention, heeler Jade Corkill of Fallon, Nev., was unable to rope his steer with header Clay Tryan of Billings, Mont., during round six. Header Brazile and heeler Patrick Smith of Lipan, Texas, went on to win the round in a time of 4.8 seconds.

  • Wildcats too much for Aggies

    By John Marshall
    The Associated Press

    TUCSON, Ariz. — Brandon Ashley scored 15 points, Kaleb Tarczewski added 14 and No. 1 Arizona shook off a slow start to dominate New Mexico State 74-48 on Wednesday night.

    Arizona (10-0) labored out of the gate in its first game as the nation’s top-ranked team before pulling away from the Aggies for another impressive all-around victory.

    The Wildcats shot 52 percent, dominated the glass (38-22) and held their fifth opponent under 60 points to open 10-0 for the second straight season.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 13

    Friday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men vs. Western State, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson boys (A,B) at Sandia Prep tourney, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Robertson girls at Santa Fe tourney, TBA, Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas boys (B) at Bernalillo JV tourney, TBA, Bernalillo
    • Memorial Middle School girls at Taos tourney, TBA, Taos
    • Valley Middle School girls vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Valley Gym

    Saturday
    Basketball

  • What cold?
  • Lucero in hunt for national title

    Las Vegas-area native Martin Lucero and partner Colby Lovell have found themselves sitting in 11th place overall among team roping duos in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

    The National Finals Rodeo runs through Dec. 14 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev. In team roping, 15 teams are vying for a championship and prize money through 10 go-rounds of competition.

    Lucero, a heeler, and Lovell, a header, posted a time of 9.9 in the fourth round of the competition Sunday, while the top time was a 4.2.

  • No. 19 Gonzaga pulls away from...

    By Nicholas K. Geranios
    The Associated Press

    SPOKANE, Wash.  — New Mexico State did a good job defending No. 19 Gonzaga and only trailed by one point at halftime.

    Then the Zags found their shooting touch in the second half and continued a strong rebounding effort to defeat New Mexico State 80-68.

    “I’m proud of the way my guys played,” New Mexico State coach Marvin Menzies said. “We had a game plan that gave us a chance to win the game.”

  • HU wrestlers rack up more top-4...

    By Vincent Nolasco
    NMHU Sports Information

    HAYS, Kan. — The New Mexico Highlands University wrestling team garnered a pair of top-four finishes in the competitive Bob Smith Open at Fort Hays State University on Saturday.

    Erick Rangel led the Cowboy charge as he finished the day on the mat with an overall record of 5-1 to finish third at 125 pounds. Assisting the Cowboy charge at 184 pounds was Igor Gomzin, finishing the day on the mat with an overall record of 3-2 to take fourth place.