Today's Sports

  • Cardinal juniors win own event

    Cardinal Junior Wrestling put up a strong effort on its home mats, capturing first place as a team in the Cardinal Junior Wrestling Classic Sunday at Mike Marr Gym.

    CJW amassed 287.5 team points, topping a list of 31 teams with more than 400 wrestlers from around the state who participated, according to Lucinda Martinez, one of the event organizers.

    Age groups ranged from 6 and younger up to 15.

  • Eagles having fun in lead-up to...

    The Associated Press

    BLOOMINGTON, Minn.  — Wrestling masks have replaced the dog masks.

    The underdog Philadelphia Eagles are having fun with the media frenzy leading up to the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots. They’re staying relaxed, loose and won’t be intimidated by their opponent’s incredible success.

  • 2018 Cardinal Classic final team...

    2018 Cardinal Classic
    final team standings

    1. Piedra Vista, 588 team points
    2. Silver, 561.5
    3. Farmington, 446.5
    4. Taos, 406
    5. Cobre, 401
    6. Robertson, 372.5
    7. Roswell, 320
    8. Albuquerque Academy, 313
    9. Valencia, 308
    10. Los Lunas, 288.5
    11. Tucumcari, 267
    12. Kirtland Central, 264
    13. Capital, 253.5
    14. Los Alamos, 251.5
    15. Moriarty, 197.5
    16. St. Michael’s, 181
    17. Trinidad (Colo.), 150.5
    18. Grants, 144.5

  • Classic showdowns on mat

    Jonathan Trujillo apparently wasn’t content with trying to win his weight class at this past weekend’s Cardinal Classic.

    He has been doing that with regularity this winter, including a championship in the prestigious Joe Vivian Classic earlier this month.

    So he set his sights elsewhere over the weekend, targeting an unbeaten three-time defending state champion Nick Rino from Class 5A Piedra Vista. In doing so, Trujillo would have to move up a weight class from 138 to 145.

  • Nwabuzor clutch in Cowboy win

    Be like Mike.

    Mike Nwabuzor accounted for eight consecutive Cowboy points, swishing clutch free throws in the closing seconds, to help Highlands’ men edge Chadron State 69-67 Saturday night at the Wilson Complex.

    Nwabuzor finished the game 11-for-11 at the foul line, scoring a team-high 17 points in all. Desmond Carpenter (13) and Jordan Jones (10) also reached double digits for NMHU.

    The win salvaged a weekend split for the Cowboys, who’d lost to Regis the previous evening 76-66.

  • RHS, Pojoaque girls set up clash...

    Making chess moves on boards miles apart, Robertson and Pojoaque Valley girls’ basketball teams both swept to 3-0 records in District 2-4A this past Friday night.

    Now they’ll go head to head to determine which is No. 1 in the district. Tip-off is around 7 p.m. Wednesday at Ben Lujan Gym in Jacona.

    The Lady Cardinals (18-3 overall) did their part by putting Taos in checkmate early Friday 57-16.

  • Weekend sports updates: Cardinal...

    Highlights of the weekend in area sports:


    Regis women 100, NMHU 52.

    Regis men 76, NMHU 66.

    Robertson girls 57, Taos 16.

    Pojoaque girls 60, West Las Vegas 52.


    West Las Vegas boys 63, Pojoaque 45. Dons 3-0 in District 2-4A.

    Taos boys 79, Robertson 60.

    Pecos boys 70, Laguna Acoma 37.

    Mora boys 72, Escalante 69. Rangers deal Lobos first district loss.

    Escalante girls 54, Mora 41.

    NMHU men 69, Chadron State 67.

    Chadron State women 66, NMHU 57.

  • College track: Cowgirls up to No...

    NMHU Sports Information

    Coming off an outstanding performance at this past weekend’s Martin Luther King Invite, the New Mexico Highlands University women’s track and field team moved up two spots to No. 7 in the national rankings.

    This week’s ranking marks the fifth consecutive season the Cowgirls have been ranked among the top 20 teams in the nation during the season.

  • College wrestling: Middle...

    Continuing a strong run in the middle weights, New Mexico Highlands’ wrestling team split a pair of road duals this past week.

    Head coach Doug Moses’ Cowboys doubled up Chadron State 26-13 on Wednesday night in Chadron, Neb., then came up just short in a 22-18 loss at Colorado School of Mines on Thursday in Golden, Colo.

    Cowboys 26, Eagles 13

    After Chadron’s Macus Hutcherson took a 4-2 verdict over Dominic Rivera at 125, the Cowboys went on a roll.

  • Prep cross country: Armijo...

    After guiding his runners to one of the best finishes in program history this past November, West Las Vegas cross country coach Leroy “Caro” Armijo has been honored as Coach of the Year by the New Mexico Track and Cross Country Coaches Association.

    The formal recognition came as part of a recent gathering of the organization in Albuquerque.