Today's Sports

  • Cards’ comeback frustrates...

    Two minutes and 59 seconds — which can be a long time in the context of a basketball game — remained on the clock Tuesday night when Moriarty boys’ head coach Mike Trujillo ordered his charges off the floor at Mike Marr Gym.

    The Pintos were done, even if the game wasn’t.

    And so Robertson took a 51-35 victory and improved to 11-2 this winter under head coach Manuel Romero.
    Although some Moriarty players lingered long enough to shake hands with their RHS counterparts, Trujillo was unavailable for comment.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Jan. 15...

    •NMHU women and men vs. Chadron State, 5 and 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    •Robertson boys at St. Michael’s tournament, TBA, Santa Fe
    •West Las Vegas boys and girls at Hope Christian tournaments, TBA, Albuquerque
    •Pecos boys, girls (A,B) at Raton, 3 p.m., Raton
    •Mora girls (A,B) vs. Logan, 4 p.m., Montoya Gym
    •Valley Middle School boys vs. Tierra Encantada, 4 p.m., Valley gym
    Track and field
    •NMHU women at Texas Tech Open, TBA, Lubbock, Texas

  • Tide rolls to national title

    The Associated Press

    GLENDALE, Ariz. — Alabama needed it all to win the toughest national title game it had ever played during the Nick Saban dynasty. All of its power. All of its speed.

    Even one gutsy trick.

    Derrick Henry, O.J. Howard and Kenyan Drake hit No. 1 Clemson with long touchdowns, and Alabama outlasted the dynamic play of dual-threat quarterback Deshaun Watson to win the College Football Playoff championship 45-40 on Monday night.

  • Cowboys split on trip to...

    Kendrick Nichols and Marlon Johnson both logged double-doubles, helping New Mexico Highlands complete a season sweep of Western State (Colo.) with an 88-73 win Saturday night in Gunnison.

    Johnson shot 7 for 13 on his way to 20 points to go with 10 rebounds and four assists before fouling out.

    Nichols sank five 3-pointers and also scored 20 points, snaring a team-high 11 boards.

    Ron Lawton’s 24 points on 8-for-12 shooting was a team high for the Cowboys, who outshot the Mountaineers 57 percent to 36 percent.

  • Rangers rule NRG

    Casimiro Fresquez and the Mora Rangers found themselves trailing Pecos by seven points late in the boys’ championship game of the Northern Rio Grande Tournament on Saturday at Ben Lujan Gymnasium.

  • Looking Ahead-Sports Jan. 13,...

    •West Las Vegas Middle School boys at Los Alamos, 3:30 p.m.

    •Robertson boys at St. Michael’s tournament, TBA, Santa Fe
    •West Las Vegas boys and girls at Hope Christian tournaments, TBA, Albuquerque
    •Robertson girls (A,B,C) vs. Los Alamos, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    •Memorial Middle School boys vs. Pecos, 4 p.m., MMS gym

    •NMHU women and men vs. Chadron State, 5 and 7 p.m., Wilson Complex

  • Cardinal wrestlers ride high in...

    Three Robertson grapplers earned Outstanding Wrestler honors after going undefeated and helping lead the Cardinals to four team wins in this past weekend’s Pinto Duals in Moriarty.

    Bradlee Jordan (126 lbs.) pinned all five of his opponents in Saturday’s event. Joseph Paul Griego (145) also went 5-0, pinning two foes and taking a win via forfeit. And Amos Rivera (160) pinned two opponents and won three by forfeit to also finish 5-0.

  • Outlaws in Florida
  • Mora, Pecos rock in NRG boys’...

    Arturo Archuleta led Pecos with 15 points, and the Panthers cruised to victory over Questa this past Thursday to open the Northern Rio Grande Tournament at Ben Lujan Gym in Jacona.

    Coupled with Mora’s win over McCurdy, it meant another winning weekend for both longtime rivals.

    Pecos (9-4 going into the weekend) torched the Wildcats for 35 points in the third quarter to put the game out of reach after taking a modest 34-29 halftime lead.

    The Panthers advanced to play Mesa Vista, which upset Dulce 58-56.

  • Fond memories of Clemson days...

    When Clemson kicks off the national championship game with Alabama on Monday night, the Tigers will have a loud cheering section at Ed Abreu’s house.

    Abreu, a native of Las Vegas and lifelong resident of northern New Mexico, played tight end for Clemson in his college days. He played as part of the team that won the Atlantic Coast Conference title and went on to beat Ohio State in the 1978 Gator Bowl.