Today's Sports

  • Steady win secured by Lady Dons

    There were no “Why so quiet?” taunts from the Robertson crowd this time around.

    West Las Vegas fans were joyfully noisy Friday night as they watched their Lady Dons lead from start to finish in a 59-47 triumph over the host Lady Cardinals at Mike Marr Gym.

    Given the competitive environment of the division this winter, it was a much-needed get-even win for West, which had lost its only District 2-3A game to date at the hands of RHS on Jan. 22 at Gillie Lopez Gym.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 10...

    • NMHU vs. Lubbock Christian, 1 p.m., Brandt Park
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Ruidoso, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Valley Middle School boys at Pecos, 4 p.m., Pecos

    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) at Socorro, 4 p.m., Socorro

    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B) vs. Raton, 5:30 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • LCC at Lamar (DH), 9 a.m., Lamar, Colo.

  • Skidding Cowboys lose 4th in a...

    Las Vegas Optic

    Unable to come all the way back from a 13-point halftime deficit Saturday night, the Highlands Cowboys saw a decent chance at a good road upset fade away.

    Fort Lewis (14-6, 11-5) held on for a 96-90 decision on its home floor in Durango, Colo.

    The Cowboys have now lost four in a row, falling to 10-11 overall and 7-10 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
    The Skyhawks built a 57-44 cushion by intermission, and they padded that to 65-47 on the foul shooting of Alex Herrera at the 17:14 mark.

  • WLV’s Najar free to play — for...

    Like basketball players tipping the ball in to get a game under way, West Las Vegas and Cody Najar is hoping this isn’t merely a false start that must go back to center court.

    Najar, a senior forward, learned on Tuesday that he will be allowed to continue playing at least for the time being.

    Fourth District Judge Matt Sandoval extended a temporary restraining order against the New Mexico Activities Association, the statewide entity that governs extracurricular activities.

  • Cowboy wrestlers take one in...

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    PLAINVIEW, Texas — After falling in a 15-3 hole, the Cowboys won the next five matches as New Mexico Highlands University (5-4) knocked off Wayland Baptist (2-9) for the second time this season, this time by a 24-21 score Tuesday night.

  • Rivalry Week, Part Two
  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 7...

    • LCC at Eastern Arizona (DH), Thatcher, Ariz.
    • NMHU vs. Lubbock Christian, 1 p.m., Brandt Park
    • NMHU women and men at Adams State, 5 and 7 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • Memorial, WLV Middle School boys at Taos, TBA, Taos
    • NMHU vs. Hawaii-Hilo, 7 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at UNM, TBA, Albuquerque


  • Classic matchups
  • Rivalry Week, Part Two
  • Sochi Olympics to begin on...

    The Associated Press

    SOCHI, Russia — Nothing to fear.

    That’s how a few of the first U.S. athletes to arrive at the Sochi Games feel after getting their first look at an unprecedented security presence ringing the Olympics.

    With militant groups threatening to attack during the next few weeks, security and the safety of competitors and visitors to the coastal area and in the nearby mountains that will host the events has become both heightened and inescapable.