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Today's Sports

  • Lady Cards handle West, stay...

    Robertson’s girls did not trail, going wire to wire in a 69-30 win at West Las Vegas on Tuesday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The win kept the Lady Cardinals undefeated in District 2-4A with just two games left in the regular season. Coach Leroy Barela has his team 21-3 overall and 6-0 in district.

    West Las Vegas (15-8 overall, 2-3 district) can still catch Pojoaque Valley for the runner-up spot but will have to win its three remaining games to do so. On paper, the toughest of those games is a Feb. 14 date at Pojoaque (18-3, 4-1).

  • NMHU hoops: Men rallies past...

    Highlands scored the game’s final six points to climb out of an 81-77 hole and steal an 83-81 victory against Colorado State-Pueblo on Tuesday night at the Wilson Complex.

    Will Newman’s two foul shots had given the visiting ThunderWolves a four-point lead with 47 seconds remaining.

    But Mike Nwabuzor, continuing his recent run of clutch basketball, drilled a 3-pointer to get the Cowboys within one.

    Then the Cowboys forced a turnover by Newman, and Nwabuzor scored the go-ahead bucket.

  • NMHU women's track:...

    NMHU Sports Information

    Texas, LSU, Alabama and USC.

    No, not an early prediction for next year’s BCS playoffs — just a few of the teams the NMHU women’s track team has competed against over the past three weeks.

    Throw in the University of New Mexico, Texas Tech, Utah State, Arizona, Colorado State and a handful of other Division I programs, and it becomes clear the Cowgirls are competing with some of the best in the nation with strong individual performances this indoor season.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Feb. 9-11

    FRIDAY (Feb. 9)
    Baseball

    • Luna at Eastern New Mexico (DH), 3 p.m., Portales
    • NMHU at West Texas A&M, 5 p.m., Canyon, Texas
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Lopez Gym (RESCHEDULED for Monday, Feb. 12)
    • Mora Middle School at Peñasco, 4 p.m., Peñasco
    Softball
    • Luna at Midland (DH), TBA, Midland, Texas
    Track and field

  • District champs: Martinez guides...

    When he put on his singlet Saturday morning, Leon Lujan couldn’t have known his match — the last one of the day, no less — would be the one that would decide a district wrestling championship.

    But sure enough, Lujan’s match in district duals vs. Taos became essentially a winner-take-all tug of war for the team championship banner.

  • College roundup: Highlands...

    Logan Pine advanced to the 141-pound championship match to highlight a solid sixth-place team finish for the New Mexico Highlands wrestling team over the weekend at the Rocky Mountatin Athletic Conference championships in Colorado Springs.

    Pine, a freshman, pinned opponents from California Baptist and Colorado Mesa to reach the final on Saturday. In the final Pine lost a 3-2 nailbiter to Austin Solari, the top seed out of San Francisco State.

  • Prep roundup: Redbirds fade late...

    A 12-0 Robertson run — featuring baskets by Antonio Padilla and Caleb Marrujo plus two free throws and a bucket each from Arjay Ortiz and Emiliano Berged — reduced a 13-point deficit to a one-point toss-up.

    But visiting Portales, the No. 6 boys’ basketball team in Class 4A, got back to form in the last six and a half minutes of the ballgame Saturday evening. With Tyrese Dawson and Braden Bridges busting up the RHS zone with 3-pointers, the Rams didn’t allow Robertson to complete the comeback, rebuilding their lead for a 64-54 win at Mike Marr Gym.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Feb. 7-11

    WEDNESDAY (Feb. 7)
    Basketball

    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Marr Gym
    • Las Vegas youth league girls’ games, 5:30 p.m., Rec

    THURSDAY
    Basketball

    • NMHU women and men vs. Westminster, 5 and 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Mora boys (A,B) and girls (A,B) vs. Questa, 3:30 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • Pecos girls and boys vs. Raton, 5:30 and 7 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. Pojoaque, 4 p.m., TBA

  • Urlacher, other marquee players...

    By Josh Dubow
    The Associated Press

    MINNEAPOLIS — Ray Lewis and former Lovington and University of New Mexico star Brian Urlacher terrorized opposing offenses from the middle of the field. Randy Moss and Terrell Owens did the same to defenses on the outside.

  • Pecos, Mora look strong in...

    The Pecos Panthers’ sprint toward another district championship in boys’ basketball took another couple of lengths down the track Thursday night.

    Pecos beat up Academy for Technology and the Classics 80-22 in Santa Fe, rising to 18-3 overall and 4-0 in District 3-3A.

    Coach Ira Harge’s team led 31-5 after the first eight minutes and 55-10 at halftime. ATC’s best quarter was the third, and it was 74-18 after that one.