Today's Sports

  • Humphrey wrestles to fourth,...

    Next stop, Cedar Rapids. New Mexico Highlands wrestler Reis Humphrey battled back from a loss in the consolation bracket to win "true fourth" and qualify for nationals March 9-10 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

    The result was a sweet end for NMHU on Saturday, day two of the 2018 NCAA Division II West super regional hosted at the Wilson Complex. Fifteen schools from across the region — including No. 4 Cal Baptist and No. 5 CSU-Pueblo and even Simon Fraser from Canada — gathered to whittle down to 40 nationals qualifiers, four for each weight class.

  • Humphrey Highlands' last...

    As a horde of top grapplers from west of the Mississippi continued to battle onward around him Friday evening at the Wilson Complex, Reis Humphrey found himself alone -- the last representative from host NMHU with a chance to earn a medal at the NCAA Division II West super regional.

    Humphrey, a senior 149-pounder, made it to the semifinals and was the lone Cowboy to do so, although four teammates managed one win apiece.

  • Rough Riders drop two in home...

    The first part of a two-day home-and-away series with Otero Junior College didn't go Luna Community College's way Friday in Las Vegas.

    Despite home runs by Eric Alvarado and Ricky Martinez, as well as three-hit efforts from Alvarado and Keaton Christy, the Rough Riders came up short 11-9 in Friday's opener at Brandt Park.

    Otero did most of its damage with an eight-run second, taking a 9-0 lead. Luna scored three in the bottom of that frame, later rallying with six runs in the sixth.

  • Lady Cards add district tourney...

    With a 51-35 win over Pojoaque Valley on Friday, the Robertson girls' basketball team added a District 2-4A tournament title to the regular-season championship secured one week earlier.

    RHS (24-3 overall) went unbeaten against district foes in the regular season, finishing 8-0 in 2-4A. Head coach Leroy Barela and his team appear to have a good shot at a No. 2 seed in the state tournament. Brackets were to be released late Sunday.

  • Postgame incident under review

    Authorities are reportedly reviewing a postgame disturbance that marred the Robertson-St. Michael's district boys' basketball semifinal Thursday night in Santa Fe.

    Police were summoned to Perez-Shelley Gym for the scuffle, which broke out shortly after the host Horsemen rallied from 11 down to edge the Cardinals 60-58. Spectators and players were involved in the incident, which spilled from the court floor out into the lobby area.

  • Super Mario: Pecos senior...

    Over the course of his career with the Panthers, Pecos senior Mario Archuleta has made some shots to remember.

    There was the time he was a freshman and threw up a prayer from half-court as the third quarter came to an end, and the basketball found its target.

    Then last March, he put up a triumphant 3-pointer in The Pit, the rumble of the crowd providing musical accompaniment, as Pecos beat Santa Rosa for the Class 3A state championship.

  • Miracle on ice, Part 2: U.S....

    By Teresa M. Walker
    The Associated Press

    GANGNEUNG, South Korea  — Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson skated slowly back and forth toward the net, showing forehand, then leaning quickly to the left to fake a backhand that pulled Canadian goalie Shannon Szabados out of the crease.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Feb. 25-...

    SUNDAY (Feb.  25)

    • NMHU vs. Colorado-Colorado Springs, noon, Brandt Park
    • State tournament selection and seeding announcements, 7 p.m.
    • Luna vs. Trinidad State (DH), noon, WLV field
    • NMHU at Colorado Christian (DH), 11 a.m., Lakewood, Colo.


    • Luna vs. Dodge City (DH), noon, Brandt Park

  • Wrestlemania in town

    Dozens of college grapplers hoping to achieve glory on a national stage will converge on the NMHU campus this weekend.

    Highlands hosts the NCAA Division II West super regional championships Friday and Saturday at the Wilson Complex. Action begins at 11 a.m. Friday, with sessions at 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. and noon on Saturday.

    Admission per session is $10 general, $5 seniors and students.

  • Moses an icon of grappling in...

    Winning a national championship, earning All-American status and racking up a bunch of high-profile wins on the mat — all of which Doug Moses’ wrestlers have done over the course of his coaching career — are nice accomplishments.

    But Moses places a higher value on what his grapplers have done in the classroom and in life beyond their athletic days.