Today's Sports

  • Cowgirls earn first win of season

    New Mexico Highlands emerged victorious from a nip-and-tuck battle with Colorado Christian for an 87-83 women’s basketball verdict on Friday evening at the Wilson Complex.

    The Cowgirls’ win snapped a four-game drought to open their season. And it came at a good time, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference opener against a pretty solid CCU squad that had sported the second-best record in the league going into the weekend.

  • Tapia leads West past St. Mike’s

    What West Las Vegas gave up in ball control, it made up for on the defensive end Friday night in a 60-46 victory against St. Michael’s.

    Michelle Tapia scored 11 of her 16 points in the first half as West overcame an 11-2 deficit to take a 24-23 lead at halftime.

    Jayme Quintana was a leading ballhandler all game for WLV and tallied 13 points for the Lady Dons. Deanna Bustos swished two three-pointers and finished with 12 points, all scored in the second half. And Jaylen Gutierrez also had two treys on her way to eight points.

  • Spurs fined $250K for resting...

    The Associated Press

    Gregg Popovich sent his best players home, deciding they reached the end of the road before the trip was over.

    For that, and for keeping it a secret, the San Antonio Spurs were fined $250,000 by the NBA on Friday.

    Commissioner David Stern said the Spurs “did a disservice to the league and our fans” when they didn’t bring Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili or Danny Green to Miami for the final game of the six-game trip.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 3...

    • Memorial Middle School girls vs. Santa Fe Indian, 5 p.m., MMS
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls vs. Santa Rosa, 4 p.m., WLV

    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B) at Tucumcari, 5 p.m., Tucumcari
    •West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Santa Rosa, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Mora boys JV vs. Roy, 6 p.m., Montoya Gym

  • Orediggers a national contender

    One of the tougher men’s basketball teams in the nation — not to mention the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference — will be in town this weekend, and New Mexico Highlands is gunning for an upset.

    Colorado School of Mines (3-1) visits NMHU on Saturday night at the Wilson Complex.

  • Bye bye, Braves - Dons’ second-...

    SANTA FE — Going from 17 points down to 24 points up, the West Las Vegas boys’ basketball team rivaled the stock market for dramatic shifts in Wednesday night’s 76-52 win at Santa Fe Indian School’s Pueblo Pavilion.

    West (2-0) struggled early and fell behind by a 23-6 count late in the first quarter.

    By halftime, the Dons had begun to climb out of the hole, chopping the deficit to 37-29.

  • Lady Dons prevail at SF Capital

    West Las Vegas swiped a season-opening win from its trip to the Jungle. The Lady Dons downed the host Lady Jaguars of Capital High 55-37 on Tuesday night at Edward Ortiz Gymnasium in Santa Fe.

    Capital is a Class 4A school, and West head coach Jose “Majic” Medina said he was pleased with the effort he saw in his team’s season debut.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 30...

    • NMHU women and men vs. Colorado Christian, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Mora boys at Taos tournament, TBA
    • Mora girls (A,B) vs. Tucumcari, 5:30 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Memorial Middle School, WLVMS girls at Pojoaque tournament, Jacona
    • Mora Middle School girls vs. Dulce, 4 p.m., Mora


  • Silver Gloves coming

    Many of the state’s amateur boxing hopefuls will be showcased in a tournament coming to the Meadow City next week.

    The New Mexico State Silver Gloves is scheduled to be hosted Friday through Sunday, Dec. 7-9, at Crespin’s Boxing Gym.

    Weigh-ins are set from 8 to 10 a.m. that Friday and Saturday. Matches will be made immediately following, and physicals will be performed at 4 p.m.

    First bout each day is 6 p.m.

    Admission is $12 general and $8 students. Children under 5 will be admitted free of charge.

  • Lobo bigs combine for 32

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE —  Cameron Bairstow isn’t usually known as instant offense when he comes off the bench. He provided just that when he entered Wednesday night’s game early for No. 25 New Mexico.

    Bairstow finished with a career-high 16 points, helping propel the Lobos (7-0) to a 76-58 win over Mercer.

    “Cam came in and really gave us a burst early in this game,” Lobos coach Steve Alford said.