Today's Sports

  • 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


  • Grizzlies dominate the mat

    Only one pin was scored in Wednesday night’s dual meet between host New Mexico Highlands and national power Adams State, and it was Highlands’ Igor Gomzin who did the pinning.

    Gomzin, a junior from St. Petersburg, Russia, stuck Mario Garcia with 1:29 left in the first period. He’d been leading 4-0 when he turned a cross face into a cradle, rolling Garcia onto his back and firing up the Wilson Complex crowd.

    But the Grizzlies got the last laugh, cruising to a 30-12 team victory.

  • Big tourney in town
  • Second half gives Taos win at...

    A second-half slump cost West Las Vegas in Wednesday night’s District 2-3A boys’ basketball contest with visiting Taos. The Tigers won 73-56 at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Taos led by as many as 12 in the first half, but the Dons finished the second quarter on a run and cut the gap to one on Pancho Caro’s foul shots with 22 seconds left. The Tigers led 39-35 at intermission.

    West (7-13, 2-1) rebounded poorly in the third quarter and spotted Taos a 12-0 run that left the Tigers up 51-35.

  • Something’s gotta give

    By Barry Wilner
    AP Pro Football Writer

    NEW ORLEANS — The San Francisco 49ers never have tasted defeat in a Super Bowl, going 5-0. It’s the most impressive mark for any franchise in the big game.

    Baltimore also is undefeated, with the Ravens winning their only appearance, in 2001.
    Someone will have the Super Bowl blahs for the first time after Sunday’s title game in the Superdome.