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Today's Sports

  • Luna baseball is back
  • Arkansas Tech tops HU sluggers

    Israel Yeomans went 2 for 5 with a double and a run, but the Highlands Cowboys came up short 8-3 against Arkansas Tech on Sunday in Russellville, Ark.

    NMHU (4-3) plays its home opener 2 p.m. Friday at a renovated Brandt Park. League opponent Regis will be in town for a four-game series that continues through Sunday.

    Highlands led Arkansas Tech 3-0 through six and a half innings Sunday but allowed four runs in the bottom of the sixth and two more in each of the next two frames.

  • Cowgirls go 1-3 vs. Mesa

    New Mexico Highlands pitcher Melissa Martinez shackled Mesa State in the opening game of their softball doubleheader Sunday, allowing just three runs on five hits in an 11-3 complete-game victory.

    Unfortunately for the Cowgirls, it was the lone win of the weekend for the home team against the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference opponent Mavericks. Mesa State won the finale 12-1; the Mavs (5-4, 3-1) had swept the Cowgirls 4-1 and 6-4 on Saturday. NMHU is 4-9 overall and 1-3 in the RMAC.

  • District Champs! Robertson boys...

    Flashback: late winter, 1989.

    The first George Bush was in the White House. Michael Keaton’s “Batman” was still months away from hitting the big screen. Madonna was stirring up controversy with “Like A Prayer.” And Robertson High was celebrating a District 2-3A boys’ basketball title — an honor, it turns out, that would be its last for 22 years.

    The Cardinals ended the drought Saturday night with a rousing 63-61 comeback against Taos.

  • District Champs! Lady Dons...

    Riding the emotional wave of Wednesday’s hard-fought semifinal victory over Taos, the West Las Vegas Lady Dons reclaimed bragging rights in District 2-3A girls’ basketball Friday night, downing Robertson 60-45 at Mike Marr Gym.

    Miranda Martinez led all scorers with 23 points, including four in a critical 13-0 West Las Vegas run that transformed a 25-24 nailbiter into a 38-24 spread in the pivotal second quarter.

  • Cowgirl track fourth in RMAC...

    New Mexico Highlands’ women captured fourth place in this past weekend’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference indoor championships held in Kearney, Neb.

    It was a big weekend for All-American Angella Graham, who broke an event and venue record in the indoor pentathlon with 3,644 points. Graham won the long jump (18-9.25) and triple jump (39-10) and qualified for nationals provisionally in both events. She was fourth in the high jump (5-3.75).

  • NMHU closes at WNMU

    Double-doubles by China Smith and Domonique Rivera and an 18-point effort by Alyssa Lopez keyed a 57-54 New Mexico Highlands win at Western New Mexico on Saturday in Silver City.

    NMHU finishes 14-16 overall and 9-13 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, its best yet under coach Tiffany Darling and the best in several years.

    Smith had 11 points and 10 rebounds; Rivera had 10 and 10. Whitley Coca added eight points and five assists.

    The Cowgirls shot just 33 percent but outrebounded the hard-luck Mustangs (1-25) 46-35.

  • East, West to decide district

    It’ll be an East vs. West matchup in this weekend’s District 2-3A girls’ basketball tournament championships after West Las Vegas’ dramatic 48-46 win over Taos on Wednesday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The regular-season champ Robertson Lady Cardinals (19-6) have had the week off to wait for the survivor of the girls’ bracket. Taos, which beat Raton Monday, took the Lady Dons to the limit on Wednesday before falling.

    The girls’ district final tips off at 7 p.m. Friday at Mike Marr Gym.

  • Bustos is Grizzlies’ all-time...

    With the all-time career scoring record in her rear view mirror, Vera Jo Bustos can focus on the passing lane, where her Adams State Grizzlies hope to overtake a team or two in time for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Shootout.

    Bustos, a West Las Vegas standout, broke the Grizzlies’ career scoring mark this past Saturday, tallying her 1,719th point in Adams State’s 81-52 rout of Colorado School of Mines.

  • Friday Night Frankie

    Frankie Archuleta’s long-awaited return to the boxing ring is on again — with a nationwide audience this weekend.

    Archuleta (27-7, 14 wins by knockout) is scheduled to fight Juan Carlos Bursos (25-1, 18 KOs) as part of a “Friday Night Fights” telecast set for 6 p.m. Friday on ESPN2. The card originates from the Million Dollar Elm Casino’s Osage Event Center in Tulsa, Okla.