Today's Sports

  • Freeze frame - Robertson beats...

    Frigid conditions and a snow-covered field didn’t slow the Robertson Cardinals on Saturday in the Class 3A state championship football game.

    Neither did the Silver Colts.

    The host Cardinals scored 20 unanswered points in the pivotal third quarter to capture the state title — Robertson’s third on the gridiron in school history.

  • Cowboys win in OT

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — The Cowboys men’s basketball team opened Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play Friday night and decided 40 minutes was not enough. New Mexico Highlands (4-1, 1-0 RMAC) went into double overtime to knock off Colorado Christian 102-100 in a thrilling contest.

  • Lobos 7-1 after beating Cincy

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico coach Craig Neal watched his Lobos play exactly according to his game plan Saturday against Cincinnati.

    And the result was a 63-54 New Mexico victory.

    “I thought our guys did the game plan exactly the way we should,” Neal said. “I thought we did a great job on just keep pushing forward with our tempo. Trying to take good shots. Don’t turn the ball over against their press and play really good defense. And I thought our guys did that.”

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 9

    • Memorial Middle School girls vs. Pecos, 4 p.m., MMS

    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C) at Española Valley, 4 p.m., Española
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B) vs. Socorro, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls vs. Memorial, 4 p.m., WLV

    • Robertson boys (A,B) at Sandia Prep tourney, TBA, Albuquerque

  • The Big One - Robertson to host...

    After getting even (and then some, given the stakes) with three teams they’d already played once this fall, the Robertson Cardinals must beat a relative stranger if they want to hoist the third Class 3A state football championship trophy.

    The good news is they figure to have plenty of friendly and familiar faces around them for Saturday’s title game, set for a 1 p.m. kickoff at Cardinal Stadium.

  • Santa Fe Prep deals Dons their...

    A potential game-winning 3-pointer went awry, and so did a subsequent putback that would’ve forced overtime, leaving West Las Vegas on the short end of a 61-59 boys’ basketball tally against Santa Fe Prep on Tuesday night at the Gillie Lopez Gymnasium.

    The photo finish was in keeping with the entire game. Neither team led by more than eight points all night, and the lead changed hands 13 times.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 6

    • NMHU women and men at Colorado Christian, 6 and 8 p.m., Lakewood, Colo.
    • Mora boys vs. Taos, 7 p.m., Taos
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) at Ruidoso, 4 p.m., Ruidoso
    • RHS Jamboree (featuring Robertson, West Las Vegas B,C boys), TBA
    • Valley Middle School girls vs. Eldorado, 4 p.m., Valley Gym
    • Robertson at Rio Rancho, TBA, Rio Rancho


  • Broncos coach back to work in...

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos coach John Fox returned to work Monday, four weeks after open-heart surgery, his newfound energy matching his renowned enthusiasm.

  • RMAC hoops schedule to begin

    Las Vegas Optic and NMHU reports

    With competition again expected to be stacked atop the standings of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference men’s and women’s basketball divisions, New Mexico Highlands’ teams are hoping to start quietly and finish by making some serious noise.

    The RMAC schedule opens this weekend, with Highlands visiting Colorado Christian on Friday night in Lakewood, Colo.

    The Cowboys and Cowgirls then visit Colorado School of Mines on Saturday in Golden.

  • Highlands athletes honored for...

    It was a winning season on the pitch and in the classroom for New Mexico Highlands women’s soccer this past fall.

    The National Soccer Coaches Association of America on Nov. 21 announced NMHU as one of the national honorees of the 2012-2013 Team Academic Award on Nov. 21.  

    To qualify for the award, teams must have a 3.0 grade point average or higher, the Cowgirls earned a 3.26 GPA. This is the fourth straight year that the team has finished with above a 3.0 team GPA.