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Today's Sports

  • BREAKING/ONLINE: Friday night...

    Friday in Las Vegas-area sports:

    New Mexico Highlands routed Colorado Christian 96-64 in the semifinals of the RMAC Shootout men's basketball tournament. Joe Harge's Cowboys advance to face Metro State at 5 p.m. Saturday in the championship game. The tourney is being held at the Colorado State Fair Events Center in Pueblo, Colo.

  • Cowboys reach RMAC semis

    New Mexico Highlands cleared the first hurdle in its quest for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference men’s basketball championship on Tuesday night, topping host Fort Lewis 90-80.

    The RMAC Shootout quarterfinal victory propels NMHU into Friday’s semifinals — vs. Colorado Christian at 5:30 p.m. — as the tournament shifts to the Colorado State Fair Events Center in Pueblo, Colo. Colorado State-Pueblo will play Metro State in the other semifinal. The title game will take place 5 p.m. Saturday.

  • State tourney lineups set

    Fans of local area high school basketball teams now know whom and where their favorite hoopsters will be playing in the opening round of the New Mexico state tournaments.

    Girls’ first-round games will take place Friday at the home campuses of the higher seeds. The boys will play Saturday.

    In Class 3A girls’ hoops, West Las Vegas received the No. 4 seed and will host No. 13 Hatch Valley at 7 p.m. Friday. The Lady Dons (24-4) and head coach Jose Medina are coming off a district tournament final win over host Santa Fe Indian.

  • NMHU takes aim at Shootout

    In their only previous meeting this season, Colorado Christian narrowly defeated New Mexico Highlands 65-61 on Jan. 8 in Lakewood, Colo.

    So coach Joe Harge and his Cowboys will be seeking payback Friday in the semifinals of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Shootout, the league’s postseason basketball championship tournament.

    The Cowboys (19-9 overall, 12-7 RMAC) and Cougars (12-15, 9-10) tip off at 5:30 p.m. at the Colorado State Fair Events Center in Pueblo, Colo.

  • Pecos slips past Mora in girls...

    Friday night Mora hosted the girls district basketball tournament in the Mora High School gym. This was the scene of an exciting game but after hard playing Mora Rangerettes lost to the Pecos Lady Panthers with the ending score being a close 50-47 in favor of Pecos.

     At the end of the first quarter they were tied 8-8. Mora fell behind in the second quarter with Pecos edging the Rangerettes 19-15.

    Mora rallied in the third quarter with 15 points to Pecos’ seven.

  • State tournaments open this...

    West Las Vegas senior Linda Esquibel learned this week she’s the recipient of a $2,500 scholarship from the New Mexico Activities Association.

    Now she’s hoping the scholarship is a good omen for herself and her fellow Lady Dons, who open the Class 3A girls’ state tournament at home 7 p.m. Friday against Hatch Valley.

    West (24-4), coached by Jose Medina and his staff, is the No. 4 seed in the tournament; Hatch the No. 13 seed. This is the teams’ first meeting this season.

  • Mora runner signs with HU

    “Hard work usually yields positive results,” wrote Mora High School cross country standout Henrique Chavez in the scholarship essay he recently authored.

    Chavez’s own diligence has helped land him a scholarship on the New Mexico Highlands University men’s cross country team. The Mora senior recently signed his letter of intent to attend — and run for — NMHU.

  • Bustos, Grizz bumped from tourney

    ALAMOSA, Colo. — Despite playing without their top scorer for much of the game in junior Rachel Espinoza, the Colorado State University-Pueblo ThunderWolves continued their fine RMAC Shootout play as they held the Adams State College women’s basketball team to a 28.1 percent shooting effort in the first half en route to a 70-61 win in the quarterfinal round Tuesday night at Plachy Hall.

  • Rangers reign in district, await...

    The Mora Rangers will be hosting the Rehoboth Christian Lynx at 5 p.m. Saturday in the first round of the state tournament.

    The Rangers earned the right by defeating the visiting Pecos Panthers in the District 4-2A championship game on Saturday evening. It’s the first time since the 2006 season that Mora has hosted.

    “The Rangers are rolling,” said Coach Hank Laumbach. “It’s not how we started; it’s how we finish that matters. The season is done for some teams that beat us early on.”

  • WLV girls win district tourney

    Miranda Martinez led all scorers with 17 points and teammate Vanessa Lucero scored 16 to spearhead West Las Vegas’ 53-41 win over Santa Fe Indian School on Saturday in the District 2-3A tournament championship game.

    The Lady Dons will host a first-round state tournament contest on Friday evening at Gillie Lopez Gym.