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Today's Sports

  • Warriors avenge previous defeats

    The remarkable turnaround season of the 2009 Robertson football team came to a close Saturday in Socorro, with the host Warriors taking a 7-3 squeaker in the Class 3A state quarterfinals.

    Socorro QB Zach Esquivel scored the afternoon’s lone touchdown on a goal-line plunge with 3:22 left in the first half.

    Robertson’s Keen Martinez nailed a 31-yard field goal as time expired in the half.

  • NMHU wrestlers tough in Greeley

    Led by wrestlers from the lower weight classes, the New Mexico Highlands wrestling team came away with some hardware won in its second tournament of the year.

    The Old Chicago Northern Colorado Open, hosted Sunday on the University of Northern Colorado campus, featured competitors from many different collegiate levels, including the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

  • Sipapu opening ‘record...

    For the seventh consecutive year, Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort, located northwest of Las Vegas and Mora off N.M. 518, earned the title of first resort to open in New Mexico while having a record-breaking opening weekend.

    More than 700 eager skiers and snowboarders hit the slopes last weekend, which more than doubled last year’s record-breaking attendance for both opening day and opening weekend, according to a news release from the resort.

  • Cowboys hosting holiday hoops

    When you’re done with your first couple of helpings of Thanksgiving leftovers (and perhaps early Christmas shopping), coach Joe Harge and the New Mexico Highlands men’s basketball team have a holiday treat for you.

    The inaugural NMHU Thanksgiving Classic is bringing hoops to town this weekend.

    Highlands (2-1) plays Jarvis Christian on Friday and Angelo State on Saturday. Tip-off is 7 p.m. both nights at the Wilson Complex.

  • Silver Gloves in town Dec. 11-13

    Eighty to 100 young boxers from across New Mexico are expected to compete in the state Silver Gloves tournament, to be hosted Dec. 11-13 at a local gym.

    The tourney is being staged by Crespin’s Boxing Gym and sponsored by the City of Las Vegas and Crespin’s Paving with Community First Bank also listed as a contributor.

    Admission will be $12 general public, $8 students, and free to children younger than 5.

  • Warriors edge Cardinals in...

    The remarkable turnaround season of the Robertson football team came to a close Saturday in Socorro, with the host Warriors taking a 7-3 squeaker in the Class 3A state quarterfinals... Socorro QB Esquibel scored the afternoon's lone touchdown on a goal-line plunge with 3:22 left in the first half. Robertson's Keen Martinez nailed a 31-yard field goal as time expired in the half. That was all the scoring in a game dictated by big defensive stands, multiple fourth down conversion attempts, and a number of offensive penalties vs. RHS...

  • RHS soccer players, coaches...

    As expected, Robertson soccer was well represented in District 1 1A-3A honors doled out this past weekend.

    RHS boys’ skipper Clarence Montoya and girls’ mentor Ray Parks earned coach-of-the-year honors after leading their squads to division titles.

  • 'Pokes 2-0 in Durango

    Outside shooting accuracy helped New Mexico Highlands collect its first two wins of the men’s basketball season over the weekend in Durango, Colo.

    NMHU (2-1) beat Grand Canyon 81-74 on Friday, then vanquished Calumet College 94-71 on Saturday as part of the Fort Lewis College Skyhawk Classic.

    The Cowboys host their own tourney, the NMHU Thanksgiving Classic, this weekend at the Wilson Complex.

    On Friday, Roman Andrade sizzled for 30 points, four assists and five steals to lead Highlands. Mindaugas Markevicius added 15 points and Kelvin Franklin 12.

  • Kazingo eighth in nationals

    Adding to the lore of memorable performances in New Mexico Highlands cross country history and writing a chapter of his own, Nicaise Kazingo dashed his way to an eighth-place finish in Saturday’s NCAA Division II Championships.

    Kazingo, an NMHU sophomore, covered the Evansville, Ind., course in 31:19.7. His placing gives him All-American honors and makes him the latest in a growing fraternity for the Highlands program led by head coach Bob DeVries.

  • Buffs trip up Cowboys in...

    West Texas A&M’s Nick Burns scorched the New Mexico Highlands Cowboys on Tuesday night, and none of his shots charred more than the last one.

    Burns’ jumper with 2 seconds left lifted the visiting Buffaloes to an 89-87 overtime win in the season debut for both teams.

    Burns led all scorers with 28 points as WTAMU outgunned the usually sharp Cowboys 49 percent to 38 percent.