Today's Sports

  • Tide is No. 1

    The Associated Press

    NEW ORLEANS  — Alabama split the games and swept the titles.

    The Crimson Tide was voted No. 1 in the final Associated Press poll for the eighth time, tying Notre Dame for the most of any team in college football, after winning a rematch with LSU in the BCS championship on Monday.

    Alabama’s 21-0 victory easily offset the Tigers’ 9-6 win on Nov. 5 in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and gave it the top spot in the AP ranking to go along with the No. 1 ranking in the USA Today coaches’ poll.

  • Pojoaque transition game tires...

    Fresher legs usually win basketball games that turn into track meets, and that seemed to be the case Monday night as Pojoaque overtook West Las Vegas 51-38 at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The visiting Elks, who trailed 13-8 after one quarter, gradually overtook the Dons, outrebounding and outrunning their hosts with a relentless transition game.

    To its credit, West Las Vegas had few defensive lapses in the half-court sets and at least through the first half the Dons protected the ball fairly well.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 11...

    • West Las Vegas boys, girls at Hope Christian tournaments, TBA, Albuquerque

    • NMHU women and men at Chadron State, 5 and 7 p.m., Chadron, Neb.
    • Robertson girls at Bernalillo (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Bernalillo
    • West Las Vegas boys, girls at Hope Christian tournaments, TBA, Albuquerque
    • NMHU at Mile Hugh Duals, 3 p.m., Prescott, Ariz.

  • Mora nips Pecos in NRG final

    It wasn’t easy, but Mora and Pecos got their much-anticipated rematch in the championship game of the boys’ Northern Rio Grande Tournament on Saturday.

    The Rangers (10-1) came back from a 15-point deficit to win 64-63 in overtime, repeating as NRG champs. They also gained a measure of revenge against the Panther team (9-2) that had cut short their season-opening unbeaten streak just days earlier in Santa Rosa.
    Neither school had an easy path to the final.

  • Strong weekend for NMHU

    Billy Austin scored four points in the final seconds to lift New Mexico Highlands past visiting Fort Lewis, 96-94.

    NMHU’s men (8-6 overall, 6-4 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) have won three straight and four of the last five, including a sweep of weekend visitors Fort Lewis (7-5, 5-3) and Adams State (9-3, 6-3), whom the Cowboys beat 90-84 on Saturday night.

  • Wildcats settle for split vs. LV...

    Less than two days after torching Ruidoso with 29 points, Shannen Lopez tallied 20 in Robertson’s 64-51 defeat of Lovington at Mike Marr Gym.

    Lopez scored seven of her points midway through the second quarter, when Robertson wrested control away from the Lady Wildcats.

    Lovington opened the game on a 9-0 run before RHS rallied, beginning with a Jolene Martinez three-pointer and a subsequent steal and layup. The score was 13-13 after one period.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 9...

    • Robertson girls vs. Tucumcari, 5:30 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys vs. Pojoaque (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    • Robertson boys at Bernaliillo (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Bernalillo
    • West Las Vegas girls at Santa Rosa (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Santa Rosa

    No varsity events scheduled

  • Tiger grapplers dominate NMHU

    Freshman Easton Hargrave was the lone New Mexico Highlands wrestler to break up the onslaught of national power Fort Hays State on Wednesday evening in the Cowboys’ first home event of the season.

    NMHU’s 174-pounder, Hargrave was the aggressor early and went on to pin Benny Armstrong in two minutes and eight seconds.

    Other than a forfeit win at 149 lbs. for Steven Apodaca, the evening dual belonged to the visiting Tigers, who took a final verdict of 40-12.

  • St. Mike’s rolls past RHS

    It doesn’t matter which district St. Michael’s occupies. The Santa Fe private school remains one of the most confounding rivals for Meadow City teams.

    And just as Robertson’s basketball teams are beginning to hit their strides, leave it up to the Horsemen and Lady Horsemen to cue a reality check.

    St. Mike’s boys 61, Robertson 51
    Fighting for every rebound and loose ball, St. Mike’s came up with all the hustle points it needed for a significant road win Wednesday night at Mike Marr Gym.

  • Diamond shines as Pecos girls...

    Ranked eighth in Class 2A girls’ basketball and looking to rise further in the polls, the Pecos Lady Panthers controlled Questa 29-18 on Wednesday evening.

    Head coach Leroy Barela pointed to his team defense — 16 steals — and the Lady Panthers’ work under the boards — 43 team rebounds — as key to the victory.

    Diamond Montaño turned in another strong night, a double-double stat line of 10 points, 11 rebounds, two blocks and two steals.