Today's Sports

  • NMHU players earn RMAC honors

    Momcilo Latinovic and Alyssa Lopez earned selection to the All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference basketball teams for the 2011-12 campaign, which ended with Highlands’ doubleheader sweep of Western New Mexico this past Saturday.

    Latinovic, a senior forward from Belgrade, Serbia, averaged 14.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, shooting 47 percent from the floor, 44 percent from three-point range and 71 percent from the foul line.

    The Cowboys finished 12-14 overall and 10-12 in the conference under coach Joe Harge.

  • NMHU sluggers kennel Hounds

    Josh McMahon and Clay Mohr combined for four hits and seven runs batted in as New Mexico Highlands (6-1) won at Eastern New Mexico 14-10 on Wednesday; it is the Cowboys’ third win over the Greyhounds (6-4) in four meetings this season.

    McMahon hit in both his at-bats, driving in four runs, and Mohr homered in going 3 for 4 with three RBI.

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    Highlands softball took three of four games against visiting Colorado School of Mines over the weekend, winning 5-4, 4-0 and 11-10 before falling in the finale 10-1.

  • Branch: Mora will rebound

    Mora Rangers coach James Branch says his squad looks forward to the opportunity to bounce back from a hard-fought 71-69 loss to Santa Fe Prep in the District 2-2A final this past Saturday.

  • Cowgirls fourth in RMAC indoor...

    Joining the elite of the league, New Mexico Highlands’ women’s track and field team earned a fourth-place finish in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Indoor Championships over the weekend in Chadron, Neb.

    The Cowgirls compiled 102 team points, behind repeat winner Adams State (186), Nebraska-Kearney (126.5) and Western State (110) and ahead of a half dozen schools.

  • On to STATE!

    Eight area teams received the news they were hoping for on Sunday afternoon and are headed to the New Mexico state high school basketball tournaments.

  • Riders turning the corner?

    Luna Community College
    and Las Vegas Optic

    The Luna Community College baseball team followed a four-game split at Trinidad State over the weekend with a dramatic 14-13 verdict over visiting Dodge City on Monday.

    After dropping the first two games 3-1 and 7-11 on Saturday, the Rough Riders (8-13 ) bounced back on Sunday to win 14-0 and 7-3.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 29...

    No local varsity events scheduled

    No local varsity events scheduled

    • LCCat Western Oklahoma, TBA, Altus, Okla.
    • NMHU at Regis, 3 p.m., Denver
    • Class 3A girls’ state tournament: Robertson vs. Hot Springs, TBA, Mike Marr Gym
    • Class 2A girls’ state tournament: Mora vs. Jemez Valley, TBA, Montoy Gym; Pecos at Texico, TBA, Texico

  • RHS, Mora girls win district...

    It was the girls’ night out Saturday in district basketball tournaments across New Mexico, and Robertson and Mora both stepped up in the spotlight, winning district championships.

    Chantel Sena sank two clutch free throws with just a couple seconds left to clinch a 50-47 Robertson victory over Taos in the District 2-3A girls’ final at Mike Marr Gym.

    “It was a great team effort,” said Robertson coach Rick Armijo, who led the Lady Cardinals to dual regular-season and tournament titles in his first year back at the helm of the program.

  • SPRING 2012 - Sports Schedule

    MONDAY, FEB. 27
    LCC vs. Dodge City, 1 p.m., Brandt Park

    TUESDAY, FEB. 28
    NMHU at Eastern New Mexico, 2 p.m., Portales
    West Las Vegas at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    LCC at Western Oklahoma, TBA, Altus,Okla.
    NMHU at Regis, 3 p.m., Denver
    Girls’ first round of state, TBA

    LCC at Western Oklahoma (DH), TBA, Altus, Okla.

  • RMAC meet time for wrestling,...

    It’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championship time this weekend for a couple of New Mexico Highlands teams.

    NMHU’s wrestling team competes in the RMAC tournaments, which double as the NCAA Division II Western Regionals, on Saturday and Sunday in Hays, Kans., on the campus of Fort Hays State University.

    Coach Doug Moses will try to guide each of his Cowboys into the top four of their weight classes; top four at regionals advance to the national meet March 9-10 in Pueblo, Colo.