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Today's Sports

  • Adams grapplers prevail

    The New Mexico Highlands University Cowboy wrestling team lost a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference home dual Friday night 33-15 to Adams State.

    The Cowboys’ points came from two forfeits in the 141 and 149 weight classes and  Travis Saxon’s 3-2 victory at 165. The Cowboys fell to 0-4 in the RMAC and 0-5 in overall dual competition.

    The meet started at the 125-pound class as Cowboy Joshua Christopher lost 10-2 to Adam State’s Jerry Huff. In the next match at 133, Donovan Troup lost by a score of 12-5.

  • Martinez hits 29; Mora triumphs

    The largest crowd of the season jammed Gillie Lopez Gym on Thursday night to see Mora — one of Class 2A’s hottest teams — run past West Las Vegas 79-67.

    Tyler Martinez seemed to relish the spotlight. The Rangers sophomore scored nine of his game-high 29 points in the fourth quarter to mitigate a late Dons surge. In truth, Martinez burned the Dons from everywhere — popping three-pointers, slashing surgically through the lane, and finally connecting from the foul line.

  • ‘Thunder’ struck

    China Smith turned Massari Arena in Pueblo, Colo., into “China Grove” on Friday evening as her Highlands Cowgirls upended host Colorado State-Pueblo 60-52.

    Smith hit nine of 18 shots for 22 points to go with 12 rebounds, three blocks, three steals and one assist in 30 minutes of play.

    Domonique Rivera (nine points, 10 boards) and Whitley Coca (10 points, six assists) preserved the win by sinking important free throws in the closing moments.

    Briana Gholston added 10 points for NMHU.

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  • RHS third in Cardinal Classic

    Even without several top wrestlers, the Robertson Cardinals are dangerous.

    Missing key personnel, RHS managed a third-place team placing just behind Aztec and Silver in this past weekend’s 22-team Cardinal Classic at Mike Marr Gym.

    Three Robertson grapplers emerged with individual titles. In the finals, Gabe Lovato (215 lbs.) edged Kirtland Central’s Santana Tunney, Daniel Martinez (160) scored a technical fall over Belen’s Anthony Burgueno, and Rico Montoya (103) pinned Belen’s Pat Armijo.

  • Cowboy hoopsters 10th in region

    On the heels of its third consecutive victory, the New Mexico Highlands University men’s basketball team checks in at No. 10 in the NCAA Division II Central Region rankings.

    The rankings, the first of the season, were released Wednesday afternoon by Amber Feldman, assistant coordinator for championships with the NCAA.

    The Cowboys, coached by Joe Harge, are 13-4 overall and 9-4 within the Central Region. They are 9-4 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

  • RHS girls go deep vs. Elkettes

    It took a second or two for the shot to fully register, not only for Eliana Herrera, but for just about everyone else inside Mike Marr Gym.

  • Cardinal Classic lights up Marr

    Nearly two dozen high school wrestling teams from across the state will be in town Friday and Saturday for the annual Cardinal Classic at Mike Marr Gym.

    Every corner of the state is represented in the tournament, which is hosted by Robertson High and staged by tournament director Leasa Martinez, RHS head coach Richard Martinez, and a number of volunteers.

  • Cowboy sluggers 38th in poll

    By Gavino Archuleta
    NMHU Sports Information

    The New Mexico Highlands University Cowboy baseball program has started out the season ranked 38th in the Collegiate Baseball Newspapers NCAA Division II preseason poll.

    The Cowboys finished the 2010 season with a 41-13 record and a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference record of 25-6 en route to the RMAC regular season championship as well as the RMAC tournament championship.

  • Vegas wrestlers invade Trinidad

    Three Robertson wrestlers won individual titles to lead the Cardinals to a runner-up team finish in Saturday’s Trinidad (Colo.) Open.

    Johnathan Lucero (140 lbs.), Daniel Martinez (160) and Joseph Crespin (215) all went 3-0 as the Cards trailed only La Junta, rated as Colorado’s No. 1 Class 3A team.

    Martinez pinned all three opponents to stay unbeaten at 23-0.

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