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Today's Sports

  • Short but sweet

    High school wrestling season is officially under way, but only a small local contingent represented the city in this past weekend’s Española Sundevil Classic.

    Defending Class 1A-3A state champion Robertson had a strong weekend, albeit with a short lineup of grapplers. Only four varsity wrestlers entered the tournament.

  • Cowgirls 3-0 after thumping USW

    Briana Gholston’s double-double (a game-high 15 rebounds along with 12 points) propelled New Mexico Highlands over the University of the Southwest 62-50 on Saturday night in Hobbs.

    With its third win in as many games, NMHU is off to its best start in recent history, and the three wins have already matched the total from last year, coach Tiffany Darling’s debut season.

    “This is a great start for us. We are playing with confidence and are playing together,” Darling said via a news release from NMHU.

  • Tang is RMAC player of week

    Highlands basketball player Chop Tang has been selected as the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference-Baden Player of the Week for the RMAC West Division for his accomplishments in week five of the season.

    Tang is the first Cowboy this season to earn such recognition.

  • Fourteen locals named All-2-3A...

    After a season in which he piled up roughly 1,100 rushing yards and an additional 600 through the air, Robertson High School junior quarterback Daniel Martinez has been named one of District 2-3A’s most valuable players in football for 2009.

    Martinez leads a list of 14 Meadow City football players to be recognized by the district. Honors were announced Monday by district chairman Matt Martinez of Pojoaque Valley.

  • Mora grounds Hawks in debut

    The Mora Rangers gave new head coach Hank Laumbach a winning debut Saturday, defeating the Dulce Hawks 73-51 on Saturday.

    The Rangers started fast, but allowed the visiting Hawks to close within five at the end of the first quarter. The Rangers regained composure, using full-court pressure to open a 38-22 lead by halftime.

    Coming out of the half, the Hawks, playing aggressive, closed to within 10 points mid-way through the third quarter.

  • Redbirds show depth in opener

    Seven Robertson High players scored in Friday night’s season-opening 61-46 victory over Newcomb, hinting at the depth  the Cardinals enjoy this boys’ basketball season.

    Justin Bustos’ five three-point baskets and 24 total points showed something else — these Cards can shoot from deep, too.

    Bustos, a junior wing, hit his first three to end the first quarter amid an 11-0 Robertson run. As it turned out, that surge ultimately decided the game.

  • WLV mid-school girls win in...

    A championship and a second-place finish were the rewards for a hard-fought effort by West Las Vegas Middle School girls’ basketball teams in the Pojoaque Invitational Nov. 19-21.

    The WLVMS seventh grade team beat St. Michael’s in one final, while their eighth-grade counterparts pushed DeVargas to the limit in the other.

  • Cowboys riding four-game streak

    On Saturday night, the Wilson Complex became the Chop Shop.

    New Mexico Highlands wing Chop Tang scored 44 points, grabbed eight rebounds and chipped in with two assists, two blocks and three steals to lead his team to a 109-100 triumph over Angelo State University.

  • NMHU's Graham All-RMAC in...

    The Thanksgiving holiday may be over, but New Mexico Highlands University can be grateful for one more thing this season — the fact that Angella Graham is suiting up on its women’s track and field team one more season.

    Graham was named to the preseason All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference team in women’s indoor track and field, the league announced this past Wednesday.

  • Outside shooting works for WLV

    Former Las Vegan Henry Gettler seemed to enjoy his return to the Meadow City over the holiday weekend, taking time to swap pleasantries with old friends.

    But Gettler’s homecoming — as head coach of the Newcomb boys’ basketball team — coincided with a tough defeat for his Skyhawks at the hands of the West Las Vegas Dons. WLV and coach Morgan Montaño debuted with a 64-39 victory Saturday at Gillie Lopez Gym.