Today's Sports

  • ‘Cardiac’ Cowboys win nailbiters

    A buzzer-beating bucket by Billy Austin gave New Mexico Highlands Cowboys their second close-shave win in as many nights Saturday, an 81-79 squeaker vs. Colorado Mesa at the Wilson Complex.

    The Cowboys had edged Western State 84-81 the previous evening.

    “This was a great win for our team,” said NMHU head coach Joe Harge in a news release. “We had to fight through some adversity tonight, but came out on top. Our guys did an excellent job.”

    Austin’s victory-sealing shot came as time expired in regulation and accounted for the last two of his team-high 22 points.

  • RHS girls 3rd in Santa Fe tourney

    SANTA FE — Closing out opponents in the fourth quarter is quickly becoming a habit for the Robertson Lady Cardinals, who used a 12-point swing in the final period Saturday to defeat Taos 60-50 in the third-place game of the Capital City Invitational’s girls’ bracket.

    “We had a real strong fourth quarter,” said RHS coach Rick Armijo. “Defensively, we really closed it out.”

    Robertson trailed by two as the third quarter ended, but as has been the case of late, the Lady Cards turned it up a notch in clutch time.

    Jamie Allen led RHS with 22 points and Kendra Montoya had 16.

  • At the Jaguar Invite
  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 12...

    • Robertson boys at Pecos (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys vs. Socorro, 7 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls vs. Socorro, 5 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    No varsity events scheduled

    • West Las Vegas girls at Bernalillo (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Bernalillo

    • NMHU women and men at Colorado-Colorado Springs, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Colorado Springs
    • West Las Vegas boys vs. Santa Fe Indian (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Robertson at Amarillo Duals, Amarillo, Texas

  • Stu Clark bracket announced

    So long, Atrisco Heritage and West Mesa.

    Bienvenidos, Moriarty.

    And welcome back, Santa Fe Capital. We’ve missed you. This time, stay a while.

    An annual holiday hoops tradition for half a century, the Stu Clark Tournament makes its return to the Wilson Complex from Wednesday, Dec. 28, through Friday, Dec. 30. The tourney features hometown favorites Robertson and West Las Vegas on their usual opposite ends of the bracket and brings six boys’ basketball teams from around the state for a three-day fest on the hardwood.

  • NMHU women ground Eagles

    Four Cowgirls soared into the double digits in scoring and two — Ashley Zaragoza and Trish Simpson — recorded double-doubles in New Mexico Highlands University’s commanding 78-54 win over Northern New Mexico College on Tuesday evening in Española.

    The Cowgirls and Cowboys host league foes Western State and Colorado Mesa on Friday and Saturday at the Wilson Complex. The women get things started each night at 6.

  • Griffin tops list of Heisman...

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Stanford’s Andrew Luck is returning to New York as a Heisman Trophy finalist, just not as the favorite.

    That distinction belongs to Baylor’s Robert Griffin III.

    The two star quarterbacks will join fellow finalists Trent Richardson, Tyrann Mathieu and Montee Ball at the Heisman presentation Saturday night in Manhattan.

  • Wyoming readies for N.M. Bowl

    The Associated Press

    CASPER, Wyo. — Dave Christensen is obviously happy that his Wyoming Cowboys earned a bowl invitation for the second time in three years.

    Now if the third-year coach could just get a little more practice time before the Cowboys take on the Temple Owls in the New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 17.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 9...

    • NMHU women, men vs. Western State, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson boys at Sandia Prep tournament, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Robertson girls, West Las Vegas boys, girls at Capital City Invitational, TBA, Santa Fe
    • New Mexico Silver Gloves youth tournaments, 6 p.m., Crespin’s Gym
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at Air Force, Colorado Springs


  • FYI - Sports - Dec. 9, 2011

    Las Vegas YABL registration for boys’ grades 3-7 runs Dec. 12 through Jan. 6 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Girls and co-ed K-2 registration concluded Nov. 7. For details and more information, visit the Rec or call Misty, 426-3191, or the center at 426-1739.