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Today's Sports

  • WLV’s Najar free to play — for...

    Like basketball players tipping the ball in to get a game under way, West Las Vegas and Cody Najar is hoping this isn’t merely a false start that must go back to center court.

    Najar, a senior forward, learned on Tuesday that he will be allowed to continue playing at least for the time being.

    Fourth District Judge Matt Sandoval extended a temporary restraining order against the New Mexico Activities Association, the statewide entity that governs extracurricular activities.

  • Cowboy wrestlers take one in...

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    PLAINVIEW, Texas — After falling in a 15-3 hole, the Cowboys won the next five matches as New Mexico Highlands University (5-4) knocked off Wayland Baptist (2-9) for the second time this season, this time by a 24-21 score Tuesday night.

  • Rivalry Week, Part Two
  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 7...

    Friday
    Baseball
    • LCC at Eastern Arizona (DH), Thatcher, Ariz.
    • NMHU vs. Lubbock Christian, 1 p.m., Brandt Park
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men at Adams State, 5 and 7 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • Memorial, WLV Middle School boys at Taos, TBA, Taos
    Softball
    • NMHU vs. Hawaii-Hilo, 7 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at UNM, TBA, Albuquerque

    Saturday
    Baseball

  • Classic matchups
  • Rivalry Week, Part Two
  • Sochi Olympics to begin on...

    The Associated Press

    SOCHI, Russia — Nothing to fear.

    That’s how a few of the first U.S. athletes to arrive at the Sochi Games feel after getting their first look at an unprecedented security presence ringing the Olympics.

    With militant groups threatening to attack during the next few weeks, security and the safety of competitors and visitors to the coastal area and in the nearby mountains that will host the events has become both heightened and inescapable.

  • Home runs make difference for HU

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    Sophomore Dekota Monarrez may have been only 2-7 (.286) from the plate in the opening weekend, but she made sure her two hits did not stay in the ballpark.

    Monarrez hit a pair of two-run bombs in game two as New Mexico Highlands (1-1) upended Southwestern Oklahoma State (1-1) 4-2. The Cowgirls fell to the Bulldogs in game one, 4-3, Saturday afternoon.

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

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

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) at Pojoaque, 4 p.m., Jacona
    • Valley Middle School boys at Cariños, 4 p.m., Española
    Softball
    • LCC at Lamar (DH), noon, Lamar, Colo.

    Friday
    Baseball

  • West teams rock Pojoaque

    For years, Pojoaque Valley has been a perennial thorn in the side for West Las Vegas’ basketball teams.

    So even if this is a decided down year for the Elks and Elkettes, it feels good to those in green and gold to be able to dominate their rivals from Jacona.

    The Dons did so on Friday, pummeling Pojoaque 72-43 in a game that got out of hand early.

    Then the Lady Dons followed suit on Saturday night, overtaking the Elkettes late in the first quarter and then remaining in front for a 43-35 verdict.