Today's Sports

  • Mora girls rout Monte

    Monte del Sol was no match for the Mora Rangerettes this past Saturday evening.
    Mora steamrolled through their District 4-2A foe 61-18 to improve to 18-2 overall.
    Again, a fast start provided the Rangerettes ample breathing room; they sprinted to a 20-2 spread after the first eight minutes, and it was 37-9 at halftime. It was 52-14 at the end of three periods.
    Destiny Pacheco scored a game-high 17 points and also sparked the defense with seven steals. Chantel Rivera filled the stat sheet with 15 points, six rebounds, six assists and five steals.

  • NMHU softball, LCC baseball make...

    Lynnsey Johnson smacked a two-run double with two outs in the top of the seventh, plating the tying and winning runs in New Mexico Highlands’ 13-12 victory over Southwest Oklahoma State on Sunday.
    Cowgirl pitcher Jessica Brink then held SWOSU to one hit and no runs in the bottom half of the inning, securing the win — and a weekend split of four games.
    The season-opening series was played in Weatherford, Okla.
    NMHU dropped the first two games on Saturday, 4-2 and 7-2.

  • Super Bowl: No. 3 all-time...

    The Associated Press
    NEW YORK — With a partial power outage, an overly excited quarterback and a game that suddenly turned from snoozer to sizzler, CBS had its hands full at the Super Bowl. The game fell short of setting a viewership record, but it stands as the third most-watched program in U.S. television history.

  • Cowgirls hope for home boost

    Three of the four NMHU women’s basketball wins this season have come at the Wilson Complex. Coach Tiffany Darling and company hope to get a boost from their return to their home gym.

    The Cowgirls lost both games on the road swing through southern Colorado over the weekend.

    After falling 61-36 Friday evening at Colorado State-Pueblo, they came up short in a 74-53 loss Saturday at UC-Colorado Springs —one of the best teams in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference at 15-4 overall and 12-3 in league play.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 6...

    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • NMHU vs. Colorado Mesa, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex

    • Mora boys and girls (A,B) vs. Pecos, 4 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • LCC at Lamar CC (DH), noon, Lamar, Colo.

    • LCC at Eastern Arizona CC (DH), noon, Thatcher, Ariz.

  • Amanda wins battle of the Boom...

    Las Vegas boxer Amanda Crespin scored a unanimous decision over Brenda Gonzales on Friday night at Crowne Plaza hotel in Albuquerque.

    Crespin improves to 7-4-1 as a professional, and she has now won three consecutive fights.

    In beating Gonzales, who shares Crespin’s ring nickname of “Boom Boom,” the 21-year-old Crespin took down a solid foe whose mettle has been tested in mixed martial arts as well as boxing.

    Gonzales, 30, a native of Moriarty, falls to 2-1 as a pro boxer.

  • Homestand continues for Cowboys...

    A surge in the upper weight classes almost tipped Thursday night’s dual meet in favor of New Mexico Highlands, but it was visiting Chadron State that held on for a 22-15 win.

    The Cowboys were to continue their homestand with a Saturday afternoon dual against Colorado School of Mines, then head out to Amarillo, Texas, for a Tuesday meet with Wayland Baptist. The team wrestles in its home finale Wednesday against Colorado Mesa.

    NMHU lost 30-12 to Adams State on Wednesday in the Cowboys’ long-awaited return to the Wilson Complex.

  • Cass nets 34 for Cowboys in...

    Mannie Cass burned Colorado State-Pueblo for 34 points Friday night, and the New Mexico Highlands Cowboys inched closer to a winning record at 8-9 overall, 6-7 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play.

    The Cowboys secured an 89-86 win, outscoring the ThunderWolves 18-10 over the last seven minutes. Lionel Coleman’s dunk off a Stargell Love assist made it 87-83, and after the Wolves missed three long shots on the other end, Coleman drew a foul and made both free throws with :04 left.

    Stargell Love added 14, Stuart Sullivan 12 and Lavell McDade 11.

  • District basketball games under...

    West Las Vegas’ boys let one get away from them again, this time vs. Pojoaque Friday night in Jacona.

    The Elks led just 30-26 at the break, but made a 9-2 run to start the third quarter.

    Pojoaque led 52-36 at the end of the third and went on to win 70-50.

    In a quick break from the 2-3A slate, the Robertson Lady Cardinals tripped up Sandia Prep 62-37, also on Friday.

    Kendra Montoya led RHS with 21 points; Abbey Bradley had a double-double with 17 and 10 boards, and Heather Aragon chipped in 13 points.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 4...

    • Pecos boys (A,B) vs. Santa Fe Prep, 4 p.m., Sanchez Gym

    • Pecos girls (A,B) vs. Santa Fe Prep, 4 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • Robertson boys (A,B) vs. Tucumcari, 5 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • Memorial Middle School boys at Capshaw, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Mora Middle School boys vs. Dulce, 4 p.m., Mora
    • NMHU at Wayland Baptist, 7 p.m., Amarillo, Texas