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Today's Sports

  • Free admission to Highlands...

    Basketball fans can catch the New Mexico Highlands hoops teams in action free of charge this coming weekend.

    "We are very thankful for the support we've been given throughout the year and want to show our appreciation to our community," said Highlands interim athletic director Craig Snow, who is also the men's head coach. "This weekend's games will be free of charge, please come out and cheer on the Cowgirls and Cowboys!"

  • Lady Dons just shy of unbeaten...

    Moriarty's girls' basketball team remained undefeated Tuesday night, picking up its 11th win 53-50 in overtime at West Las Vegas.

    It was the closest anyone has come to beating the Pintos this season, except for Class 5A Belen, which lost by a point to Moriarty on Dec. 5.

    Kailei Edwards buried a 3-pointer from the right wing with 10 seconds left in what ended up as the game-winning shot. Alyssa Adams scored 16 points and Emerald Russell 10 for the Pintos (11-0).

  • Georgia, Alabama prevail in semis

    By Ralph D. Russo
    The Associated Press

    S-E-C! S-E-C!

    Alabama and Georgia won their College Football Playoff semifinals on Monday and will meet in the national championship next week in Atlanta, the home of the Southeastern Conference title game.

  • Spartan conditions: Bernalillo...

    Inside and out, Bernalillo emerged as the class of the 64th annual Stu Clark Tournament, held this past weekend at Highlands’ Wilson Complex.

    Luis Villegas swished three of his four 3-point baskets in the opening quarter while the combination of 6-7 Solomon Fragua and 6-4 Mariano Lobato provided a matchup nightmare in the Spartans’ 71-63 win over Robertson in Saturday night’s championship game.

  • Prep roundup: Panthers down...

    Four Panthers reached double figures in Pecos’ 62-52 triumph over host Santa Rosa to win this past weekend’s Tri-Cities Tournament.

    It was a rematch of this past March’s Class 3A state final, also won by Pecos.

    Pecos (9-2), got 15 points from Mario Archuleta, 13 from Anthony Armijo, and 11 apiece from Carlos Cordova and Omar Dominguez. The Lions were led by Stephen Sanchez (18) and Cody Schnattsneider (11).

    Mora’s boys passed a good test from McCurdy, pulling out a 74-71 win in the third-place game.

  • Highlands' men win third...

    New Mexico Highlands’ Nmmadi Okoro piled up 25 points and 13 rebounds as the Cowboys beat South Dakota School of Mines and Technology 75-67 on Saturday in Rapid City, S.D.

    The Cowboys have won three straight games and four of their last five — all on the road.

    Okoro shot 12 for 18 in collecting the double-double. Jacob Holland (18 points, four assists) and Mike Nwabuzor (20 points, including an 8-of-11 showing at the foul line) delivered out of the Highlands backcourt.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Jan. 3-6

    WEDNESDAY (Jan. 3)
    Basketball

    • Mora Middle School boys vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Mora
    Wrestling
    • Triangular meet: Robertson vs. Trinidad vs. West Las Vegas, 3:30 p.m., McFarland Hall

    THURSDAY
    Basketball

    • Robertson girls at Sandia Prep tourney, TBA, Albuquerque
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B) vs. Clayton, 4 p.m., Lopez Gym
    • Mora and Pecos boys and girls at Northern Rio Grande Tournament, TBA, Jacona

  • Stu Clark central: Updates from...

    Scores and notes from day three of three at the 64th Stu Clark Tournament:

    Seventh place: Sandia Prep 42, Moriarty 40. Reliable Jack Henderson paced the Sundevils with 15 points. Matthew Soto scored 10 of his 17 in the fourth period but couldn't rally Moriarty all the way back.

    Fifth place: St. Pius X 61, Taos 57. More fireworks on day three in the consolation final, as the Sartans bounced back for a close win. Daniel Vigil hit four 3-pointers en route to a team-high 18, and Martin Candelaria had 17 to lead Pius.

  • Stu Clark central: Updates from...

    Scores and notes from the 64th Stu Clark Tournament, Friday, Dec. 29, at the Wilson Complex:

    Taos 59, Sandia Prep 56.

    St. Pius X 69, Moriarty 52.

  • Stu Clark central: Updates from...

    Scores and notes from the 64th Stu Clark Tournament, day one of three, Thursday, Dec. 28:

    Bernalillo 60, St. Pius X 44. The Battle of 528 turned into a one-sided affair, as Bernalillo stayed unbeaten at 12-0. Turnovers hurt the Sartans early, and the Spartans took advantage, going up 19-5 in the first quarter. Pius rallied, closing within 28-20 at the half. But another strong start to a half for Bernalillo led to a 53-25 spread going into the fourth.