Today's Sports

  • Oklahoma State upsets No. 2...

    The Associated Press

    STILLWATER, Okla.  — Freshman swingman Le’Bryan Nash scored a career-high 27 points, Brian Williams added a career-best 22 and Oklahoma State knocked off No. 2 Missouri 79-72 on Wednesday night.

    Nash, a McDonald’s All-American, scored 13 points during a 17-4 burst that sent the Cowboys into the lead in the final 4 minutes and the Tigers (18-2, 5-2 Big 12) didn’t have a response.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 27...

    • NMHU women and men vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson girls at Sandia Prep (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Albuquerque
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at University of New Mexico, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Robertson hosts Cardinal Classic (featuring RHS, West Las Vegas, others), 11 a.m., Mike Marr Gym


  • HU hoopsters honored for...

    Six New Mexico Highlands University basketball players have excelled in the classroom as well as the hardwood and are being recognized by the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

    Two of them — Cowgirl guards Whitley Coca and Alyssa Lopez — were the front-of-the-class leaders, earning selection to the 2011-12 RMAC All-Academic Second Team. Notably, both Coca and Lopez have also been key players for the Cowgirls in a 9-8 start to the season.

  • Tough takedowns

    Tre Humphrey (125 lbs.) earned two wins over the weekend to highlight the New Mexico Highlands wrestling team’s trek across southern Colorado.

    Highlands lost three duals — the first a 27-10 defeat Friday at league rival Colorado Mesa in Grand Junction, Colo., then two losses at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. The Air Force varsity pitched a shutout of 44-0, and the USAFA’s Silver (junior varsity) lineup prevailed in a 34-10 team score.

  • Cardinal Classic on Friday

    Sixteen high school wrestling teams from around the state are expected to take part in this weekend’s Cardinal Classic at Mike Marr Gym.

    The wrestling begins around 11 a.m. Friday, runs through the evening and resumes at 9 Saturday morning. Friday’s action will have a round-robin pool format including four pools. Top two from each pool will then wrestle in the Gold division; third and fourth place finishers in the Silver; and the others in the Bronze. Bracket play is Saturday.

  • LV youth soccer signing for...

    Attention, young soccer players! Las Vegas Youth Soccer League is holding registration for spring Feb. 4-25 only, waiting list basis.

    No late registrations will be accepted, said LVYSL’s Shelby and Rachel Curtis.

    To register online, log on to lasvegasyouthsoccer.org. Sign up in person by visiting DesertGate Internet on Bridge Street in Las Vegas.

  • Grant grabs national lead in 2...

    A strong showing at the University of New Mexico’s Cherry and Silver Invite over the weekend moved several New Mexico Highlands track and field athletes high onto the NCAA Division II national performance lists.

    Jillisa Grant, NMHU’s defending national champion in the long jump, asserted herself in a big way at the meet by taking the national lead in both the 200 and long jump.

  • Red Sox sign N.M. native Cody...

    By Janie McCauley
    AP Baseball Writer

    SAN FRANCISCO  — Cody Ross agreed to sign with the Boston Red Sox, giving them an experienced hitter with postseason success on his resume to help replace J.D. Drew in right field.

    Foxsports.com and ESPN.com reported the contract is for one year and $3 million. Ross told The Associated Press in a text message late Monday that the deal won’t be finalized until he takes a physical.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 25...

    • NMHU vs. Nebraska-Kearney, 1 p.m., Wilson Complex

    • West Las Vegas boys vs. Santa Rosa (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at University of New Mexico, TBA, Albuquerque

    • NMHU women and men vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex

  • Lopez guides Cowgirls past...

    Alyssa Lopez scored 17 of her game-high 24 points in the first half to lead New Mexico Highlands to a 79-52 triumph at Western New Mexico on Saturday night in Silver City.

    It was a bittersweet evening for NMHU as Highlands’ men lost 93-75 — a third consecutive defeat for the Cowboys.

    Cowgirls 79, Mustangs 52

    Lopez made eight of her 17 shots and was six of nine at the foul line in recording 24 points to go with four rebounds and five steals and an assist.