Today's Sports

  • RMAC Shootout: Cowboys’ season...

    First-half shooting woes doomed the New Mexico Highlands men’s basketball team in a first-round Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Shootout loss at Adams State Tuesday night in Alamosa, Colo.

    The Cowboys and head coach Joe Harge finish the season 13-14 overall and 11-11 in RMAC games.

    Highlands shot just 24 percent in the first half, making only six field goals over the first 20 minutes and falling behind 51-26 by halftime.

  • No. 12 Lobos top Wolfpack in Reno

    RENO, Nev. — Tony Snell scored 25 points and Cameron Bairstow and Alex Kirk added double-doubles Wednesday night to lead No. 12 New Mexico to its sixth straight victory, 75-62 over Nevada.

    Bairstow had 15 points and 10 rebounds and Kirk had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Lobos (26-4, 13-2 Mountain West).

  • State tournament brackets set

    Deliberations on the various state high school basketball tournament brackets consumed the better part of Sunday, as seeding committee members debated the most important rankings of hoops season — the  ones that decide who makes state and who plays whom in the tournaments that begin this weekend.

    The announcement of the New Mexico Activities Association’s seedings, which trickled out one bracket at a time Sunday afternoon, did not go by without some controversy.

  • Highlands baseball completes...

    Oscar Almeida struck out the last two batters, stranding Adams State’s potential tying run on second base, and the Highlands Cowboys edged Adams State 7-6 on Sunday in their series finale at Brandt Park.

    The win for pitcher Chris Prokupek (and save for Almeida) completed a four-game sweep.

    The Cowboys (7-5 overall, 4-0 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) are on a five-game win streak after having lost four of their first five games. And head coach Steve Jones is just four wins shy of the 500-victory career milestone.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 6...

    • Robertson vs. Santa Fe High, 4 p.m., Whorton Field
    • Luna Community College vs. Lamar (DH), 11 a.m., Rodriguez Park

    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    • LCC vs. Odessa (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU at Colorado State-Pueblo, 3 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.
    • RMAC Shootout semifinals, teams, times and site TBA

  • HU’s Rockhill earns nationals bid

    Justin Rockhill will be representing New Mexico Highlands University in the NCAA Division II national wrestling tournament beginning Friday in Birmingham, Ala.

    Rockhill, who competes in the 197-pound weight class, earned the trip by placing fourth in the Super Region 4 tourney, which doubles as the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championships, on Feb. 22-23.

    The top four of each weight class in regionals advance to the national tournament.

  • District tourneys - A big assist

    MORA — It’s fitting that in her one minute and 24 seconds of playing time at the end of Mora’s 58-29 win over Santa Fe Prep in the District 2-2A girls’ championship Friday night, Kayla Romero got into the stat book with an assist.

    She drew a Prep defender toward the top of the key, then dished the ball to Maria Garcia, who popped in a three-pointer from the left corner for the Rangerettes’ final points.

  • Cowboys take series vs. Grizzlies

    Welcome to the RMAC baseball scene, Adams State Grizzlies.

    New Mexico Highlands opened the league schedule with three straight wins against the Grizzlies, in their first year of baseball since 1976.

    NMHU won 7-4 on Friday, then took a sweep (14-3, 6-5) on Saturday at Brandt Park.

    Jordan Goliat went 3 for 4 and Matt Gualco was 1 of 2 with three runs batted in in game one.

  • Dons sluggers split opener in...

    Jake Ulibarri hit two doubles and a triple and Andy Gabaldon and Gilbert Garcia had strong outings as the West Las Vegas baseball team opened its season with a split in Socorro on Saturday.

    The host Warriors nipped West 4-3 in the first game, but with Pancho Caro on the mound, the Dons got even with a 12-0 shutout in game two.

    “Overall, I’m very happy with the team. Once the butterflies were out, they all did great,” said Ryan Gabaldon, who made his debut as WLV head coach.

  • RMAC Shootout slate all set

    New Mexico Highlands will be the seventh seed in this week’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Shootout and will play at Adams State, the two seed, 7 p.m. Tuesday in Alamosa, Colo.

    ASU is 19-7, 16-6.

    Joe Harge’s Cowboys (13-13, 11-11) punctuated the regular season Saturday with a 70-67 win at Western New Mexico.

    Mannie Cass and Lavell McDade scored 19 apiece in that win.