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Today's Sports

  • RMAC baseball: Cowboys picked 2nd

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Mesa State College baseball team is picked to win the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference regular season championship for the sixth year in a row, according to the RMAC’s eight head baseball coaches. The Mavericks are also expected to win the Mountain Division.

    New Mexico Highlands is expected to finish second. The Cowboys have RMAC Preseason Pitcher of the Year Drew Vassil and five total players on the league’s preseason team.

  • Cowboys slam WSC

    Roman Andrade wasted no time Saturday night in erasing the memory of the previous night’s heartbreaking loss to Mesa State.

    Andrade, New Mexico Highlands’ leading scorer, burned the Western State Mountaineers for 25 points in the opening half alone and finished with 35 as the Cowboys won 100-72.

  • Cowgirls earn split, RMAC win...

    Whitney Polosky tallied 20 points and Amanda Beauchamp had 18 on Saturday evening, leading New Mexico Highlands to a 78-72 win over league opponent Western State (Colo.).

    That outcome gave Highlands a split of a weekend Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference homestand. Mesa State had won 65-62 on Friday.

    NMHU converted on 21 of 24 free throws Saturday and while the Cowgirls hit 43 percent from the floor for the game, they were a healthy 48 percent in the second half.

    NMHU improved to 7-8 overall and 2-6 in the RMAC; WSC is 6-10, 4-4.

  • No. 1 WLV downs SFIS

    Wednesday night, Jose Medina guarded his West Las Vegas team’s timeouts like they were precious jewels.

    Instead of using them every time Santa Fe Indian made a run and threatened to take over the game, Medina simply watched and waited, barking out instructions from the WLV sideline.

    It worked out fine. With few pauses in the action, the Lady Dons adjusted, never quite allowing the visiting Lady Braves to wrest control away in a 51-40 win at Gillie Lopez Gym.

  • Lady Dons keep top spot

    West still is best.

    The West Las Vegas Lady Dons remain the No. 1 ranked team in Class 3A girls’ basketball, according to the latest New Mexico High School Coaches Association poll released Wednesday.

    The team received all first-place votes in the coaches’ poll and held sole possession of the top spot for the second consecutive week.

    The schedule gets tougher with the onset of the District 2-3A slate this week; WLV topped third-ranked Santa Fe Indian on Wednesday night and has a trip to Raton this weekend.

  • RHS teams sweep St. Mike's

    Say this about Josh Brito — the kid’s not afraid to take the big shot with the game on the line.

    Brito unleashed a running — almost diving — floater from the free-throw line Saturday night as time expired, and the basket broke a tie to give the Robertson Cardinals a 65-63 victory over District 2-3A nemesis St. Michael’s.

    To no one’s surprise, the game was a barn-burner, fitting a matchup between the third-ranked Horsemen and fifth-rated Cardinals.

  • Dons get first district victory

    Maybe these Dons are starting to put things together.

    Raton’s Derrick Valdez had just swished a three-pointer to cut West Las Vegas’ lead to 44-41 with 20 seconds remaining in Saturday’s District 2-3A boys’ basketball contest at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Four seconds later, Ambrosio Castellano gave West some breathing room. He drew a foul and hit two free throws to make it a two-possession game.

  • The Wright stuff

    For the second time in as many weeks, New Mexico Highlands 125-pounder Seth Wright conquered the No. 1 wrestler in the nation in his weight class.

    This week’s upset came Thursday night in a 5-0 shutout of Tommy Edgmon of Fort Hays State. Wright’s win was one of just two for the Cowboys that night, as NMHU hosted its long-awaited first home event of the season but lost 31-9.

    Wright took a 2-0 edge to the final period but doubled it and frustrated Edgmon with his defense and quickness.

  • Mora native a Hall of Famer

    With much of his family in attendance, Matt Martinez, a native of Mora, was inducted into the Northern Rio Grande Hall of Fame on Saturday, Jan. 16.

    It was a Mora night as Pojoaque’s interim superintendent Ruben Cordova of Ojo Feliz was present, and Manuel Romero — another graduate of Mora High — led his Peñasco Panthers to the championship at this year’s NRG Tournament.

    Martinez graduated from Mora High School in 1976 and played basketball for coaches Arthur Romero and Douglas Velarde.

  • Mixed results at the Joe

    Daniel Martinez came away with a runner-up finish in the toughest high school wrestling tournament in New Mexico. Meanwhile, his Robertson teammate Estevan Vigil took a fourth-place medal, highlighting the Las Vegas contingent’s mat work at the Joe Vivian Invitational this past weekend at Albuquerque’s Cibola High.

    Powered by three first-place finishes, Rio Rancho was supreme among the three dozen teams in the field. Volcano Vista won four individual titles and was second. Moriarty, Cibola and La Cueva rounded out the top five.