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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Cowgirls bounce back vs. Mines

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    GOLDEN, Colo. — For the second-straight contest, the New Mexico Highlands women’s basketball team fell behind by a pair at halftime. Unlike Friday night, the Cowgirls defense took over for the victory.

    NMHU (4-1, 1-1 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) held Colorado School of Mines (2-4, 1-1 RMAC) to only 26 points in the second half, outscoring the Orediggers by eight en route to a 65-59 win Saturday night.

  • It’s Rams vs. Cougars in NM Bowl

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Colorado State will play Washington State in the New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 21.

    The Mountain West Conference’s Rams (7-6) also played in the 2008 New Mexico Bowl, which was the team’s last trip to the postseason. The Rams defeated Fresno State 40-35.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 11

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls vs. Memorial, 4 p.m., WLV

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • 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

    Friday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men vs. Western State, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex

  • 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.”