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Today's Sports

  • Transfer rule changes March 1

    The days of a Dons athlete suddenly becoming a Cardinal or vice versa are about to become a thing of the past.

    Thanks to a new New Mexico Activities Association rule, student-athletes who transfer from one school district to another will now have to sit out 180 school days before participating in varsity athletic programs at the new school.

    The rule change goes into effect Tuesday, March 1.

  • Martinez is five-time champ

    The short version of this past weekend’s state wrestling tournament in Rio Rancho: Daniel Martinez captured title No. 5; Robertson fell just a win short of a team championship; the Cardinals won two individual titles (Martinez’s 160-pound medal and eighth-grader Rico Montoya’s at 103); and West Las Vegas earned one (heavyweight Brandon Chavez’s in the very last match of the tourney).

  • HU men foil Metro State

    Momcilo Latinovic and Thomas Manzano scored 15 points apiece and Pojoaque’s Ryan Gonzales had 11 for New Mexico Highlands in a key 74-67 win at Metro State win Saturday night in Denver.

    Highlands is third among the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s men’s basketball teams going into the final weekend of the regular season.

  • RHS teams clinch top seeds

    The path to both District 2-3A basketball championships will go through Mike Marr Gymnasium.

    Robertson’s boys’ and girls’ basketball teams ensured that this past week, clinching both regular-season district titles and No. 1 seeds in the 2-3A tournaments to be held this week.

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    The first Cardinals-Dons game (played Tuesday at Gillie Lopez Gym) may have been spellbinding, but the sequel was considerably less so.

  • Redbirds handle West LV

    Justin Bustos scored 11 of his game-high 20 points in the first half as Robertson overcame a brassy charge by West Las Vegas 48-38 on Tuesday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The two Meadow City rivals were to meet in a rematch Thursday night at Mike Marr Gym in a game played after this issue went to press.

    The Dons missed leading scorer Jordan Lopez for Tuesday’s game but seemed to pull together as a team against the fourth-ranked Cardinals. (To be fair, RHS has been without key playmaker Fabian Varela for several contests, including the Tuesday game.)

  • The Drive for Five

    Only a couple of wrestlers in the history of New Mexico high school athletics have won five individual state championships.

    This weekend, Robertson senior Daniel Martinez will attempt to join that exclusive club.

    It’s been a long time coming.

  • Evins honored by RMAC

    New Mexico Highlands University’s Trent Evins has been named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and Rawlings Pitcher of the Week.

    The RMAC's Preseason Pitcher of the Year earned the honor after a lights-out performance for the Cowboys on  Feb. 11 as he threw six no-hit innings against in-state rival Eastern New Mexico in the Cowboys’ opening game of the 2011 season, part of a tournament in Odessa, Texas.

    Evins allowed no hits and no runs while striking out six ENMU batters in his six innings on the mound for the Cowboys.

  • NMHU softball sweeps Aggies

    The New Mexico Highlands University Cowgirls improved to 3-4 after sweeping their non-conference doubleheader against Oklahoma Panhandle State University on Wednesday in Goodwell, Okla.

    The Cowgirls won the first game 10-2 in five innings behind the pitching of Ashley Paiz. The Cowgirls then turned around and won the second game 4-2 on the strength of pitcher Melissa Martinez' seven complete innings of work.

  • Cowboy sluggers open 3-1

    ODESSA, TEXAS — The New Mexico Highlands baseball team wrapped up the University of Texas-Permian Basin tournament on Sunday, going 2-1 with wins over Colorado School of Mines (11-7) and tournament host UTPB (4-0).

    The Cowboys fell in their final game against Wayland Baptist University 14-5. With the conclusion of the tournament, the Cowboys are now 3-1 overall in their young season.

  • No doubting Thomas