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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Grizzlies spook Air Force

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Adams State College women's basketball team remained close until the bitter end but ultimately succumbed to some strong free-throw shooting from the NCAA Division I United States Air Force Academy Falcons in  a 65-59 win over the scrappy Division II Grizzlies, Tuesday night here in Clune Arena.

    ASC’s Vera Jo Bustos, a native of Las Vegas and graduate of West Las Vegas High, scored 12 points to move into fifth place on the school’s career scoring list since its move to D-II in 1992.

  • So we meet again

    Socorro’s football field has been the site of some memorable victories in the recent history of Robertson football. The Cardinals and coach Richard Martinez hope that trend continues Saturday.

    Socorro, 7-3 and the No. 3 seed in the Class 3A state playoffs, host No. 6 seed RHS (8-3) at 2 p.m. Saturday, with the winner moving to a semifinal meeting with either No. 2 Raton or No. 7 St. Michael’s the following weekend at the campus of the higher seed.

  • Cowgirls lasso Zias for key...

    Ashley Logan made 10 of 11 free throws en route to a career-high 24 points Monday night, leading New Mexico Highlands to an 89-85 win over Eastern New Mexico at Greyhound Arena in Portales.

    The non-conference women’s basketball game was the season debut for both teams. Counting a recent preseason upset of NCAA Division I Northern Arizona and a rout of Northern New Mexico College as well as Monday’s game, NMHU and coach Tiffany Darling are off to a strong start and looking for a turnaround of their own this year.

  • Mora runners, coach start strong

    Coach Mark Cassidy has had a stunning season coaching the Mora boys’ cross country program.

    With several of his boys placing among the top ten throughout the season, Cassidy’s debut guiding the distance runners has been a success.  

    Henrique Chávez was the only returning runner top ten state contender for Class A-AA from the 2008 team.

    Cassidy had never coached cross country but said he was excited to take it on this year. With a very young and inexperienced team he has brought home individual medals and team trophies.  

  • Cowgirls pluck Eagles

    In its final tuneup before opening the regular season the NMHU Cowgirl basketball team bullied NAIA opponent Northern New Mexico College 123-51 on Saturday in Española.

    “Our girls are making huge strides towards our goal this season,” said NMHU coach Tiffany Darling in a news release. “They are playing harder and harder with each passing day. I am so proud of what they have accomplished in one year. We are ready to start the regular season and start turning some heads.”