Today's Sports

  • No. 2 Laguna-Acoma topples No....

    If it’s true that Friday night’s Pecos-Laguna-Acoma matchup was a preview of the Class 2A boys’ state championship, the Panthers have some work ahead between now and March.

    Laguna-Acoma (14-1), which entered the weekend ranked No. 2 in the classification, dictated the tempo and held on to beat No. 1 Pecos 73-68 in front of a capacity crowd at Sanchez Gym.

    The visiting Hawks were hot to start, pushing the ball inside and taking a 24-12 lead. Laguna led 43-23 early in the third.

  • Cowboys, Eagles battle to...

    Bonus basketball was in order Friday night, as New Mexico Highlands and Chadron State went into double overtime at the Wilson Complex.

    Highlands won 89-86 aided by Lavell McDade’s free throw with five seconds to go. Chadron’s David Downey missed a three at the buzzer.

    The score was knotted up at 69-69 at the end of regulation and 79-79 after one overtime session.

    Highlands slipped to 5-9 overall and 3-7 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

  • WLV, Trinidad go to the limit in...

    Trinidad (Colo.) gave up three weight classes via forfeit on Friday afternoon; host West Las Vegas gave up four.

    There wasn’t much difference otherwise in a competitive dual meet between the Miners and Dons. Trinidad took a 48-36 verdict in the team scoring before a crowd of more than a hundred fans at West Las Vegas Middle School.

    While most wrestling events’ focus is on the individual matches, the team scoring had a drama all its own in a back-and-forth battle.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 21...

    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    • Robertson boys (A,B) vs. Mora, 5:30 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys at Capshaw, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • Valley Middle School boys vs. Memorial, 4 p.m., Valley gym


  • Another loss to another top club

    For the second night in a row, the New Mexico Highlands men’s basketball team played at a Top 25 opponent.

    For the second night in a row, the Cowboys didn’t have enough to pull off the upset.
    Adams State (11-1, 9-0), the No. 18 club in NCAA Division II according to a National Association of Basketball Coaches poll, held on for a 92-77 win.

    Highlands slipped to 5-9 overall and 3-7 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

  • Mixed results in Moriarty

    Placing second within its own pool and then losing to Albuquerque Manzano in a competitive third-place battle, the Robertson wrestling team finished fourth in this past weekend’s Moriarty Duals, a 10-team event.

    Both Robertson and West Las Vegas did have some individual successes on the mat as the final month of the regular season begins.

    “We wrestled pretty good overall,” said RHS head coach Richard Martinez, “but we lost some matches that we should not have lost. We continue to get better each week, but we are not where we need to be yet.”

  • Short-handed Cowgirls forced to...

    ALAMOSA, Colo. — Highlands’ women’s basketball team wrapped up a tough RMAC road trip with a 77-70 loss to the Grizzlies of Adams State on Saturday.

    The Cowgirls, led by head coach Tiffany Darling, fell to a 3-7 record in the RMAC and 3-11 in overall play.

    The game at Plachy Hall followed a familiar pattern, as the injury-ravaged Cowgirls gave up an early lead and played from behind for the majority of the game.

    Adams State took control of the contest five minutes into the first half and ran out to an 11-point lead (19-8) with 11:11 left in the half.

  • Source: Armstrong to admit doping

    The Associated Press

    AUSTIN, Texas — Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong made the confession that he used performance-enhancing substances to Oprah Winfrey during an interview taped Monday, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the interview is to be broadcast Thursday on Winfrey’s network.

  • Cards play in St. Mike’s...

    All three Robertson boys’ basketball teams will be competing in this week’s St. Michael’s Horsemen Invitational in Santa Fe.

    Four schools will be represented in the round-robin, three-day tournament that begins Thursday afternoon at Perez-Shelley Gym and the adjacent St. Mike’s Tipton auxiliary gym.

    Host St. Mike’s plays Bloomfield in the opener at 1:45 p.m. Thursday. Robertson will take on Silver at 7.

    The Cardinals meet Bloomfield 5:30 p.m. Friday, a game that’s followed by St. Mike’s-Silver at 7.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 16...

    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., WLV

    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) at Horseman Classic, opponents and times TBA, Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas boys and girls at Hope Christian tournament, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Mora Middle School boys vs. Peñasco, 5 p.m., Mora
    • Pecos Middle School boys vs. Memorial, 4:30 p.m., Pecos
    • NMHU at Grand Canyon, 7 p.m., Phoenix

    • NMHU women and men vs. Chadron State, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Mora girls (A,B) vs. Robertson, 5:30 p.m., Montoya Gym