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Today's Sports

  • State tournament brackets set

    Fans of local area high school basketball teams now know whom and where their favorite hoopsters will be playing in the opening round of the New Mexico state tournaments.

    Girls' first-round games will take place Friday at the home campuses of the higher seeds. The boys will play Saturday.

  • P-Rod nabs honor again

    New Mexico Highlands University baseball player Phillip Rodriguez has been named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference-Rawlings Player of the Week for the second time this season.

    Rodriguez posted another strong statistical weekend for the Cowboys in their doubleheader against RMAC rival Colorado State-Pueblo. He finished the weekend with a .500 batting average, going four for eight with three runs and one run batted in.

    Rodriguez is second overall in the RMAC in batting average with a season batting average of .556.

  • Elks down WLV, RHS boys

    Boys’ basketball teams from Robertson and West Las Vegas saw their District 2-3A tournament hopes dashed by the same opponent this week — Pojoaque Valley.

    The Elks, veterans of extended postseason runs — including a state championship — in recent seasons, pummeled West Las Vegas 57-44 on Tuesday evening in the opening round. Then they beat Robertson 61-50 on Wednesday, advancing to Thursday’s semifinal at St. Michael’s.

  • HU sluggers sweep Cougars; now 9...

    The New Mexico Highlands baseball team swept the Colorado Christian Cougars on day two of the series by scores of 15-10 and 9-8, completing a four-game series sweep to open the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference schedule over the weekend.

    The offense was again the main story of the day as the team hit .420 on Saturday.

    The Cowboys are now 9-1 overall and 3-0 in RMAC play; they trek to Portales on Tuesday to take on the Greyhounds of Eastern New Mexico University in a non-conference matchup.

  • Four firsts for Highlands'...

    Angella Graham of New Mexico Highlands University was named the meet’s top female athlete in this past weekend’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships in Golden, Colo.

    Graham won four individual events — the pentathlon, high jump, long jump and triple jump — and was a runner-up in the 60-meter hurdles.

    The effort led the Cowgirls to a third-place team finish behind only national powerhouse Adams State and Nebraska-Kearney.

  • Lady Dons hope for high seed

    West Las Vegas got one step closer to its dream of postseason glory in girls’ basketball with a come-from-behind 50-43 win over St. Michael’s on Wednesday in the District 2-3A tournament.

    The Lady Dons were to play regular-season runner-up Pojoaque Valley on Thursday night at Ben Lujan Gym in Jacona; Thursday’s victor plays at regular-season champ Santa Fe Indian School on Saturday afternoon.

  • Vegas runner 9th in USA meet

    Victoria Martinez finished ninth in the preliminary heat of the women’s 800-meter run Saturday at the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Albuquerque.

    Martinez’s time of 2:08.8 was third best in her heat and ninth fastest overall but missed the cut of the top six, who advanced to Sunday’s final. Only 1.65 seconds separated Martinez from the sixth qualifier, Laura Januszewski (2:06.35).

  • Highlands' hoops teams wrap...

    Mesa State’s Mike Dominguez again was a thorn in New Mexico Highlands’ collective side Saturday night, hitting 10 of 10 foul shots and scoring 26 points in the Mavericks’ 83-75 victory at Brownson Arena in Grand Junction, Colo.

    The Cowboys finish the regular season 18-9 overall and 12-7 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. As the No. 3 seed in the RMAC West Division, they will open the RMAC Shootout postseason tournament on Tuesday at Fort Lewis in Durango, Colo.

  • 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.