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Today's Sports

  • NMHU Roundup - Cowboys roll to 3...

    NMHU Sports Information and Optic reports

    The Cowboy basketball team, led by head coach Joe Harge, improved its record to 3-0 after a weekend sweep over Montana State University-Northern and Bethesda College in the Arizona Christian Tournament in Phoenix.
    NMHU 64,

    Montana State-Northern 49
    The Cowboys drew a tough  first opponent in the tourney — Montana State-Northern, ranked No. 24 in the latest NAIA national polls and boasting a 6-0 record going into Friday’s contest.

  • Lobos rise in top 20

    Staff and wire reports

    On the heels of Sunday’s 109-93 shootout win over Charleston Southern, the University of New Mexico men’s basketball team crept from No. 22 to No. 19 in this week’s Associated Press poll.

    Cameron Bairstow scored a career-high 29 points, and Alex Kirk had 24 points and 13 rebounds for the Lobos.
    Breaking down this week’s poll:

    NEW No. 1: Michigan State made the one-step move to No. 1 by beating Kentucky in the 1 vs. 2 matchup last week.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 20...

    Wednesday
    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • NMHU  women vs. University of the Southwest, 6 p.m., Wilson Complex

    Friday
    Basketball
    • Memorial, West Las Vegas Middle School girls at Pojoaque tourney, TBA, Pojoaque
    Saturday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C) at Wingate, 1 p.m., Wingate
    • Memorial, West Las Vegas Middle School girls at Pojoaque tourney, TBA, Pojoaque
    Cross country

  • All together now

    At least for one memorable weekend, Mary Bustos accomplished what many before her have tried with little success: bringing the entire Las Vegas community together as one.

    As the late coach’s West Las Vegas Lady Dons soldiered bravely onward in the Class 3A state volleyball tournament without her on the sidelines, an outpouring of support from throughout the city and all across the state rose to greet them.

  • Mustangs toss Cowboys

    Five Cowboy turnovers took the team’s prolific offense off the field, and Western New Mexico took the Warrior Helmet off their mantle.

    WNMU conquered New Mexico Highlands 43-14 on Saturday afternoon in Silver City, bringing a close to the 2013 schedule for both instate rivals.

    The Cowboys finished a disappointing campaign with an eighth consecutive loss to follow a solid 2-1 start. NMHU is 2-9 overall and 1-8 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

  • Hawks drop NMHU

    Darian Mullen slammed 22 kills in 47 attacks and staked her New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls to a tough 26-24 win in game one, but the team could not sustain the momentum in a 3-2 loss Friday night at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo.

    NMHU was 12-16 overall and 6-12 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play going into a Saturday match at Colorado Mesa in Grand Junction.

    Fort Lewis improved its postseason chances at 9-17 overall and 9-9 in league.

  • Cardinals rumble past Portales

    There’s a reason they call the playoffs the second season. It’s a chance for all regular-season results to be tossed out the window and for championship dreams — at least for those who make it to the postseason — to begin anew.

    Portales found that out firsthand Friday night, getting eliminated by visiting Robertson 36-0 in the Class 3A football bracket’s first round.

    RHS coach Leroy Gonzalez went with a successful formula, running the ball plenty and playing more disciplined defense, producing several key turnovers.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 18...

    Monday
    Basketball
    • NMHU men at California Baptist, 7 p.m., Riverside, Calif.
    • Memorial Middle School girls at Española, 4 p.m., Española
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls vs. Los Alamos, 4 p.m., WLV

    Tuesday
    Basketball
    • Memorial Middle School girls vs. Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., MMS
    • Valley Middle School girls vs. Anton Chico, 4 p.m., Valley Gym
    Wrestling
    • Memorial, West Las Vegas Middle School at Los Alamos Quad, 3 p.m., Los Alamos

  • State quests begin

    Preparation for the state volleyball tournament had a decidedly somber tone this week in the Meadow City and beyond.

    As news of the sudden death of West Las Vegas head coach Mary Bustos circulated around the community and beyond, the frivolities of sport took a back seat. At the same time, the state tournament also gathered additional attention from locals and others.

  • In Miami, jobs in jeopardy

    By Steven Wine
    AP Sports Writer

    DAVIE, Fla.  — Last month, Richie Incognito said severe repercussions would be warranted if the Miami Dolphins kept allowing sacks at such an alarming rate.

    “Everybody should be fired,” he said.

    Nobody in Miami is talking about sacks anymore. Firings remain a distinct possibility for very different reasons.