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Today's Sports

  • Cowboy wrestlers place in...

    What is it they say about the head that wears the crown?

    No. 1-ranked NMHU 125-pounder Seth Wright lost a 6-3 decision to No. 2 seed Arsenia Barksdale of Adams State in the championship match of Saturday’s NCAA Super Regional and Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference wrestling meet.

  • Mora teams will host district...

    The Mora Rangerettes trounced the Pecos Lady Panthers 89-51 this past Wednesday night on the Pecos court to win the honor of hosting the championship game of the  district tournament next week.

    Mora coach David Salcido said the Pecos victory was the best the Rangerettes had played all season.

    The Rangerettes, 18-8 overall, generated plenty of offense — 20 points by the end of the first quarter, 32 in the second period, 17 in the third quarter and 20 in the fourth.

  • 'Pokes split at CSUP

    Drew Vassil tossed a seven-hit complete game for a 7-3 Highlands victory Friday at Colorado State-Pueblo in RMAC baseball.

    The 29th ranked Cowboys (6-1) lost 8-7 in game two.

    Phillip Rodriguez had four hits and three runs batted in on the day for NMHU.

  • Lady Dons 3rd seed; Cards 4th

    Punctuating the regular season with a 46-39 win Friday over crosstown rival Robertson, the West Las Vegas Lady Dons are the No. 3 seed in the District 2-3A tournament.

    The team hosts No. 6 Raton on Monday evening in one of two first-round games. In the other, No. 5 seed Robertson plays at No. 4 St. Michael’s.

    Monday’s winners play one another the following night, with that winner advancing to play at No. 2 Santa Fe Indian. Whoever emerges from the fray goes on to face top seed Pojoaque Valley in Jacona.

  • Cowgirl frosh honored

    New Mexico Highlands University freshman Melissa Martinez has racked up honors in her first couple of weeks of being a Cowgirl.

    Martinez was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the week as well as the  National Fastpitch Coaches Association DII National Player of the Week. She is the first Cowgirl softball player to ever receive the latter.

  • Titles for Martinez, Vigil

    Daniel Martinez on Saturday joined his older brothers Adam and Jake in a select group of New Mexico high school wrestlers who have won four state championships.

    With one year of eligibility remaining, the Robertson junior now has a chance at five — a distinction earned by only Carlsbad’s Michael Scott Owen.

    Martinez and Robertson senior Estevan Vigil both went 3-0 at the state tournament over the weekend, each defending the titles at the weight classes they’d competed in a year earlier — 152 and 171, respectively.

  • WNMU sweeps NMHU

    Tony Riley, fouled on a late three-point shot, sank all three free throws to lift Western New Mexico over visiting New Mexico Highlands 88-85 this past Thursday in Silver City.

    It was the first loss in nine games for the Cowboys (17-8, 11-6).

    Roman Andrade led NMHU with 27 points.

    Earlier Thursday, WNMU’s women dropped the Cowgirls 69-62 despite a 13-point, four-rebound, five-steal night from Jessica Armijo. Ashley Logan had 12 points and five boards for Highlands (10-14, 5-12).

    NMHU plays at Western State Friday in Gunnison, Colo.

  • State wrestling tourney in Rio...

    Adam Martinez and Jake Martinez are part of an elite club in the history of New Mexico high school wrestling.

    Having won four individual state championships, they are two of only 12 grapplers to have done so. (Only one wrestler — Carlsbad’s Michael Scott Owen — has ever won five.)

    If he can win another state title Saturday at Rio Rancho’s Santa Ana Star Center, Robertson High junior Daniel Martinez will join his older brothers in that exclusive group.

  • Las Vegas native to run in...

    Hometown fans will be able to watch Las Vegas’ own Victoria Martinez compete on the national level — and on New Mexico turf — when the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships come to Albuquerque Feb. 27-28.

    Martinez, 26, qualified for the national indoor 800-meter run with a time of 2:06.29 at a meet this past weekend at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. The time eclipsed Martinez’s previous personal best in the event.

  • Cowgirls upset Wolves

    Modest runs of 5-0 and 8-0 paved the way to one of the Highlands Cowgirls’ finest wins in recent history Tuesday for Senior Night at the Wilson Complex.

    The Cowgirls surprised defending league champion Colorado State-Pueblo 62-49 to improve to 10-13 overall and 4-11 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. CSUP (15-9, 11-5) stays on track for a postseason run, but it was a feel-good night for coach Tiffany Darling and a Highlands team that has come a long way in a year.