Today's Sports

  • 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

  • Panthers prevail in a thriller

    Pecos hasn’t been in a whole lot of close games while building a 12-1 record this boys’ basketball season.

    But you‘d have thought otherwise based on how well the Panthers thrived in crunch time Friday night, scoring seven of the last nine points to pull out a 76-71 triumph over Robertson.

    Joe Mascareñas had just tied up the game at 69 with a hard drive to the bucket when Pecos’ Paul C de Baca zipped out to the left wing and popped a three-pointer to regain control for the visitors.

  • RHS girls floor Bernalillo

    Six Lady Cardinals scored over the final eight minutes Thursday, part of a 16-9 fourth quarter that wrapped up Robertson’s 55-42 home win over Bernalillo.

    The score was just 39-33 going into the quarter, but Abbey Bradley got a hoop and Heather Aragon nailed a three-pointer before Chaylene Sena made two foul shots to balloon the Lady Card lead to 13 points.

    Bernalillo spotted the first four points but made a game of it up until the final period.

  • No. 25 Skyhawks fly past Cowboys

    DURANGO, Colo. — The NMHU men’s basketball team fell to the NCAA Division II 25th ranked Fort Lewis College 81-60 on Friday night.  

    NMHU and coach Joe Harge fell to 5-8 overall and 3-6 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play.

    The Cowboys jumped out to a three-point lead at 5-2 and were able to keep in front for several minutes. But the Skyhawks (10-1, 7-1) regained the momentum and quickly turned the game in their favor, going up 10-9 with 15:18 left in the first half.

  • Turnovers hurt as Cowgirls lose...

    DURANGO, Colo. — Watching its losing skid hit six, the NMHU women’s basketball team struggled on the road in a 78-58 setback Friday at Fort Lewis.

    Highlands, led by coach Tiffany Darling, fell to a 3-6 record in the RMAC and 3-10 in overall play. FLC is 6-6, 5-3.

    Twenty-seven turnovers hampered the Cowgirl effort.

    The Cowgirls took the initial 4-0 lead, but the Skyhawks quickly regrouped and began to take control of the game.  Fort Lewis went on a 7-0 run and looked to have found a good rhythm early.

  • NMHU wrestling off to strong...

    Poor driving conditions due to snow and ice were blamed for the postponement of Friday night’s scheduled dual meet between host New Mexico Highlands and Adams State.

    The Grizzlies are ranked No. 16 in NCAA Division II college wrestling, according to the latest poll.

    No make-up date had been named as of press time.

    Highlands was scheduled to compete against Air Force on Sunday in Colorado Springs. That dual was to take place after this issue went to press.