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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Hoops season to finish with East...

    For those who love the Robertson-West Las Vegas athletic rivalry, there could be no better way to end the regular season.

    East-West clashes in boys’ basketball (Friday night at Mike Marr Gym) and girls’ basketball (Saturday evening at Gillie Lopez Gym) will bring the curtain down on the regular season this weekend.

    On paper, at least, there are clear favorites.

    Robertson’s boys’ team, led by coach David Bustos, is rated seventh in 3A, 16-7 and 4-4 in district going into Thursday night’s game with No. 3 Santa Fe Indian.

  • Jones the all-time winningest...

    New Mexico Highlands University head baseball coach Steve Jones has broken the All-Time wins record for the NMHU baseball program — and in doing so, became the winningest coach in NMHU history.

    Jones earned his 385th win on  Feb. 14 as his Cowboys defeated Hardin Simmons University by a final score of 16-3.

    Jones now has a career record of 385-294 with a .567 winning percentage in his 13 years at the helm of the Cowboy baseball program, which also makes him the fastest to reach 385 wins in school history.

  • NMHU president, professor...

    Proving their prowess is not confined to the college campus, a New Mexico Highlands University contingent that included NMHU President Jim Fries achieved victory in the recent Mount Taylor Quadrathlon.

    The self-titled “NMHU Viejos” won the 60-69 age division of the quadrathlon, which took place for the 27th time last Saturday at Mount Taylor, near Grants.

  • Four locals shine in 'Locos...

    Four Las Vegas-area natives braved thick mud and brisk mid-winter weather to represent the Meadow City in this past weekend’s Corrida de los Locos.

    Corrida de los Locos, held at the Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe golf course, is a 5.8-mile race that has become an annual tradition.

    • Longtime Las Vegan Tony Gallegos, now a resident of Española, placed sixth overall with a time of 43 minutes and 52 seconds. Gallegos, 46, finished third in his age group. Gallegos retains strong ties to the Meadow City, which is home to much of his family members.

  • Cowboy streak hits seven

    The late-season surge continues for the New Mexico Highlands men’s basketball team, which recorded double-digit wins over Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference West Division foes Fort Lewis and Adams State this past weekend.

    Coach Joe Harge’s Cowboys (16-7, 10-5) have won seven straight games and play their final regular-season home game Tuesday night against Colorado State-Pueblo.

  • St. Mike's ends RHS run

    SANTA FE — The only wrestling team in the district to field grapplers in all 14 weight classes, St. Michael’s advanced most of them to the championship round Saturday.

    In the process, the Horsemen snapped Robertson’s 12-year monopoly on the District 1A-3A title, taking the banner on its home floor at Perez-Shelley Gymnasium.

  • Rangers proving they can win in...

    Mora’s Rangers are riding the momentum of three key recent victories, two of them nailbiters.

    Mora 69, Mesa Vista 68

    Mora visited Ojo Caliente Jan. 30 to face the Mesa Vista Trojans in a non-district rematch. The teams had met in the first round of the NRG Tournament earlier in the season, and the seven-point loss had left a bitter taste with coach Hank Laumbach and the Rangers.

    “It was as if we didn’t get off the bus that day,” Laumbach said. “We knew driving away that we let one slip away.”