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Today's Sports

  • NMHU wrestlers shut out in Nevada

    Like many a gambler in Sin City has learned (or not) over the years, betting against a stacked house rarely yields big dividends. The New Mexico Highlands wrestling team found that out in the weekend’s Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational, a tournament loaded with many of the nation’s premier collegiate talent.

    Highlands managed no team points in the 42-team tournament over the weekend at Star of the Desert Arena in Primm, Nev.

  • Cards 3rd in Taos

    Clutch free-throw shooting helped Robertson’s boys’ basketball team secure a third-place finish in this past weekend’s Taos Tiger Invitational.

    The Cardinals held off tournament host Taos 69-63 in the “bronze medal game.”

    The Tigers had trimmed Robertson’s lead to 65-63 with 10 seconds to go before RHS as a team made four of five free throws in the closing seconds.

  • Rio duals prove tough

    Rio Rancho High’s Great Southwest Duals lived up to its growing reputation as one of the stoutest early-season events of the New Mexico high school wrestling season on Saturday.

    Robertson, a defending state champ in Class 1A-3A, won two of its seven duals amid a long day of mat action.

    “There were a lot of good teams, all of them tough,” said RHS coach Richard Martinez.

  • Brian Gallegos tourney under way

    The labor of love that is the annual Brian Gallegos Memorial Tournament is taking center stage at Mike Marr Gymnasium this weekend.

  • Crespin, Sanchez battle to a draw

    In one of the evening’s most competitive bouts, Las Vegas professional boxer Amanda Crespin fought to a four-round draw with Jessica Sanchez on Friday night at Isleta Casino and Resort.

    Three judges scored the fight an identical 38-38. That moved Crespin’s pro record to 0-1-1; she made her debut in August before a hometown crowd. Sanchez, a boxer from Albuquerque, is 1-1-2.

  • Highlands hoopsters swept in...

    The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s two Nebraska schools served up a wholesome helping of humble pie, Midwest-style, to visitors from New Mexico Highlands over the weekend.

    On Friday, Nebraska-Kearney swept a doubleheader by beating the Highlands men 101-90 and the women 86-74, ending winning streaks for both teams.

    Saturday night, Chadron State defeated NMHU’s men 104-87 and the women 71-59.

    The Cowboys (5-3, 0-2 RMAC) and Cowgirls (3-2, 0-2) look to regroup with a league matchup against Colorado Christian Friday night at the Wilson Complex.

  • Lady Cards' Harge signs...

    A top Lady Cardinal is going to be a Cowgirl.

    New Mexico Highlands volleyball coach Jim Deisler this week announced the early signing of Robertson senior Jazmine Harge for the 2010 team.

    Harge played a major role in Robertson’s successful 2009 season that culminated in a state semifinals appearance.

  • Big 'O' for Cowboys

    For the third outing in a row, New Mexico Highlands men’s basketball rocketed over the 100-point threshold on Monday night in a 109-61 blowout of NAIA school University of the Southwest in Hobbs.

    Notably, the three games took place within a four-day span. Monday’s win followed a pair of victories in the Cowboys’ own NMHU Thanksgiving Classic that also saw them generate big offense. Highlands routed Jarvis Christian 106-75 on Nov. 27, then beat a solid Angelo State squad 109-100 the following night.

  • Short but sweet

    High school wrestling season is officially under way, but only a small local contingent represented the city in this past weekend’s Española Sundevil Classic.

    Defending Class 1A-3A state champion Robertson had a strong weekend, albeit with a short lineup of grapplers. Only four varsity wrestlers entered the tournament.

  • Cowgirls 3-0 after thumping USW

    Briana Gholston’s double-double (a game-high 15 rebounds along with 12 points) propelled New Mexico Highlands over the University of the Southwest 62-50 on Saturday night in Hobbs.

    With its third win in as many games, NMHU is off to its best start in recent history, and the three wins have already matched the total from last year, coach Tiffany Darling’s debut season.

    “This is a great start for us. We are playing with confidence and are playing together,” Darling said via a news release from NMHU.