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Today's Sports

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 15...

    WEDNESDAY
    No local varsity events scheduled

    THURSDAY
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys vs. West Las Vegas (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    Wrestling
    • State tournaments, TBA, Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • NMHU at University of the Southwest and Eastern New Mexico, TBA, Hobbs
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men vs. Regis, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex

  • Still soaring

    They may be young, and they may be lacking the varsity chops of some of their recent predecessors, but the Robertson wrestling team nevertheless remains the team to beat in District 2.

    The Cardinal varsity placed all 12 of its wrestlers into the finals during Friday’s district tournament, and eight of them came away with individual championships. (The team did not field wrestlers in two of the 14 weight classes.)

  • Win slips away from Dons

    Nimble Raton wing Rashaan Craig would not be denied on Friday night, scorching the host West Las Vegas Dons for 31 points and pacing the Tigers to a 69-60 victory at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Craig did not score in the opening quarter, and West — enjoying a strong start due to good defense and shot selection — led much of the game.

    Henry Flores scored six points in the first period, and a Lucas Rodriguez foul shot gave the Dons a 14-5 advantage with 2:53 left in the quarter.

  • HU hoopsters swept on road

    A costly set of road losses over the weekend has both New Mexico Highlands basketball teams looking to right the ship with this coming weekend’s homestand.

    Mesa 78, Cowboys 60
    Highlands’ men (10-13, 8-11 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) shot 32 percent  Friday at Colorado Mesa (12-10, 10-8).

    The Mavericks, led by Jeff Hart (25 points, eight rebounds) surged to a 45-24 halftime lead that provided protection as the Cowboys played a better second half.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 13...

    MONDAY
    No local varsity events scheduled

    TUESDAY
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas girls vs. Robertson (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    Wrestling
    • NMHU vs. Western State, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex

    WEDNESDAY
    No local varsity events scheduled

    THURSDAY
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys vs. West Las Vegas (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    Wrestling

  • Cowgirls crack NCAA top 10

    For the first time in program history, the New Mexico Highlands University women's track and field program is ranked among the top 10 teams in the nation.

    The Cowgirls moved from No. 11 to No. 9 in the newest rankings released Tuesday by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

  • District wrestling Friday at...

    Robertson High School’s Mike Marr Gym will be the setting for this year’s District 2 wrestling tournament on Friday, Feb. 10.

    First matches are set for 3 p.m.

    The district includes local schools RHS and West Las Vegas, along with Pecos, Taos and Tucumcari.

    Top individual finishers — and top four teams — move on to the state tournament Feb. 17-18 at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

  • State polls: Seven area teams...

    Several area basketball teams continue to enjoy top-10 rankings by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.

    Mora remains No. 2 in Class 2A girls’ hoops. Mark Cassidy’s Rangerettes nabbed 85 points and three first-place votes. Texico got 95 and seven.

    Pecos is 10th in the classification.

  • Cowboy wrestlers push GCU

    Igor Gomzin saw his first shot at a quick pinfall slip out of his grasp Tuesday night.

    The second time, his opponent Brett Sanchez wouldn’t be so lucky.

    Gomzin rolled Sanchez onto his shoulder blades for a fall a mere 57 seconds into the first period of their 184-pound faceoff, helping New Mexico Highlands put up a sturdy fight against Grand Canyon in front of a scant but spirited crowd at the Wilson Complex.

  • Cards move closer to district...

    The Robertson Cardinals (16-6) will play their third basketball game in a four-day span — and their sixth in 10 days — on Friday night in Taos.

    On Wednesday evening after his Redbirds dusted visiting Raton 71-40 at Mike Marr Gym, Robertson head coach David Bustos said he hopes his squad shows its stamina on the road.
    “I wish we had another day between games,” he said with a grin.