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Today's Sports

  • Outlaws stun Razorbacks

    Las Vegas Outlaws surprised the nationally ranked New Mexico Razorbacks 26-8 Saturday at Perkins Stadium, site of the TeamBuilders Bowl, the season kickoff event for the New Mexico Football Alliance, a "semi-pro" football league with national affiliations.

    Former West Las Vegas quarterback Mike Martinez was voted Most Valuable Player by an ad-hoc media panel covering the game. Martinez overcame a shaky start and hooked up with Donovan Nance, Daniel White, Henry Montoya for touchdown passes. And fullback Frederick Gilford added a 28-yard TD run in the third quarter.

  • LV Outlaws to host bowl game...

    Some of the Meadow City’s premier past high school and college football players will suit up for the fledgling Las Vegas Outlaws “semi-pro” gridiron team in its second full season of competition.

    The season kicks off Saturday with the TeamBuilders Bowl at Perkins Stadium. The game — pitting the Outlaws against the New Mexico Razorbacks — begins at 2 p.m., but the action commences an hour earlier with a lineup of entertainment designed to pump up the home crowd.

  • Third quarter dooms RHS girls;...

    Santa Fe Indian School and nimble point guard Jenine Coriz didn’t do anything fancy.

    They just plain outworked Robertson in the pivotal third quarter of Thursday night’s District 2-3A girls’ basketball clash at Mike Marr Gym.

    Coriz scored 10 of her 17 points in that period as the Lady Braves outscored their hosts 20-3 to seize a 48-35 lead.

    The Lady Cardinals came to life in the final period, pressing and attacking with the urgency they lacked the previous eight minutes. But they ultimately came up just shy in a 51-49 defeat.

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  • Rangerettes clinch top spot in...

    Once again, the road to state in District 4-2A girls’ basketball will go through Mora.

    The Rangerettes clinched the top seed in this coming week’s district tournament by defeating Pecos 53-44 on Wednesday evening at Montoya Gym.

    With one game — for Mora, it’s Saturday at Monte del Sol — remaining in the regular season, the Rangerettes are 19-6 overall and 5-0 in 4-2A. Pecos’ Lady Panthers are 13-11 and 3-2.

  • Cowboys howl at Wolves for Win...

    Remaining in first place in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference West Division, the New Mexico Highlands University men’s basketball team asserted its dominance Tuesday night in a 75-58 romp at Colorado State-Pueblo.

    Highlands picked up its 18th win in 24 tries under coach Joe Harge, who has engineered the biggest single-season turnaround in league history. NMHU is 18-6 overall and 12-4 in the RMAC, a half  game ahead of Fort Lewis in the West division.

  • Routs mark Thursday hoops slate

    Three District 2-3A boys’ basketball games.

    Three lopsided final scores.

    Thursday night’s most compelling game in the snoozefest took place at Mike Marr Gym, where 2-3A leader St. Michael’s — the No. 2 ranked team in the state at 16-7 overall and 7-0 in district — methodically blew open a close game with a big fourth quarter to defeat Robertson 43-30.

  • Win slips away from RHS girls

    Jamie Velasquez stole the ball from Daniella Montoya, darted up the floor and nailed a layup with 12 seconds left. Then 6-3 Sarah Hattis blocked Kassandra Tapia’s shot at the buzzer.

    And that’s how visiting St. Michael’s snatched victory away from Robertson on Wednesday night at Mike Marr Gym.

    The loss severely damages the Lady Cardinals’ hopes of catching one of the top three spots in District 2-3A. Robertson has lost two in a row to slip to 11-12 and 3-4 in district.

  • Cowboys' turnaround hits 15...

    The New Mexico Highlands University men’s basketball team has set a lot of records this season and the Cowboys notched one more honor to their belts as they have broken the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference All-Time Best Turnaround record .

    That mark was previously held by the 1986-87 Western State College basketball team. The 1986-87 Mountaineers improved upon their 1985-86 record of 5-21 to 19-13 the very next season (14 games).

  • WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Luna softball...

    There’s a first time for everything.

    Luna Community College’s newborn softball team enjoyed a day of firsts on Friday: first pitch, first hit, first run, first loss, and yes, a first win.

    The Rough Riders lost their inaugural game 11-3, watching a 3-2 contest go haywire in the seventh inning against visiting Frank Phillips College. Then LCC recovered for a 15-4 victory to go 1-1 on its opening weekend under head coach Dawnette Garcia.

  • Panthers 3-0 after spanking Prep

    Pecos improved to 3-0 in district play with a 70-57 win over Santa Fe Prep Wednesday night in the City Different.

    Senior guard Tim Baca got the Panthers off and running with eight of his game-high 23 points in the opening period as Pecos led 14-11 after one. The Panthers built a 30-25 advantage at intermission and Joseph Gonzales scored six of his 17 points in the third period as Pecos led 47-35 at the end of three quarters.