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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Tang is RMAC player of week

    Highlands basketball player Chop Tang has been selected as the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference-Baden Player of the Week for the RMAC West Division for his accomplishments in week five of the season.

    Tang is the first Cowboy this season to earn such recognition.

  • Fourteen locals named All-2-3A...

    After a season in which he piled up roughly 1,100 rushing yards and an additional 600 through the air, Robertson High School junior quarterback Daniel Martinez has been named one of District 2-3A’s most valuable players in football for 2009.

    Martinez leads a list of 14 Meadow City football players to be recognized by the district. Honors were announced Monday by district chairman Matt Martinez of Pojoaque Valley.

  • Mora grounds Hawks in debut

    The Mora Rangers gave new head coach Hank Laumbach a winning debut Saturday, defeating the Dulce Hawks 73-51 on Saturday.

    The Rangers started fast, but allowed the visiting Hawks to close within five at the end of the first quarter. The Rangers regained composure, using full-court pressure to open a 38-22 lead by halftime.

    Coming out of the half, the Hawks, playing aggressive, closed to within 10 points mid-way through the third quarter.

  • Redbirds show depth in opener

    Seven Robertson High players scored in Friday night’s season-opening 61-46 victory over Newcomb, hinting at the depth  the Cardinals enjoy this boys’ basketball season.

    Justin Bustos’ five three-point baskets and 24 total points showed something else — these Cards can shoot from deep, too.

    Bustos, a junior wing, hit his first three to end the first quarter amid an 11-0 Robertson run. As it turned out, that surge ultimately decided the game.