Today's Sports

  • Strong weekend for NMHU

    Billy Austin scored four points in the final seconds to lift New Mexico Highlands past visiting Fort Lewis, 96-94.

    NMHU’s men (8-6 overall, 6-4 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) have won three straight and four of the last five, including a sweep of weekend visitors Fort Lewis (7-5, 5-3) and Adams State (9-3, 6-3), whom the Cowboys beat 90-84 on Saturday night.

  • Wildcats settle for split vs. LV...

    Less than two days after torching Ruidoso with 29 points, Shannen Lopez tallied 20 in Robertson’s 64-51 defeat of Lovington at Mike Marr Gym.

    Lopez scored seven of her points midway through the second quarter, when Robertson wrested control away from the Lady Wildcats.

    Lovington opened the game on a 9-0 run before RHS rallied, beginning with a Jolene Martinez three-pointer and a subsequent steal and layup. The score was 13-13 after one period.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 9...

    • Robertson girls vs. Tucumcari, 5:30 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys vs. Pojoaque (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    • Robertson boys at Bernaliillo (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Bernalillo
    • West Las Vegas girls at Santa Rosa (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Santa Rosa

    No varsity events scheduled

  • Tiger grapplers dominate NMHU

    Freshman Easton Hargrave was the lone New Mexico Highlands wrestler to break up the onslaught of national power Fort Hays State on Wednesday evening in the Cowboys’ first home event of the season.

    NMHU’s 174-pounder, Hargrave was the aggressor early and went on to pin Benny Armstrong in two minutes and eight seconds.

    Other than a forfeit win at 149 lbs. for Steven Apodaca, the evening dual belonged to the visiting Tigers, who took a final verdict of 40-12.

  • St. Mike’s rolls past RHS

    It doesn’t matter which district St. Michael’s occupies. The Santa Fe private school remains one of the most confounding rivals for Meadow City teams.

    And just as Robertson’s basketball teams are beginning to hit their strides, leave it up to the Horsemen and Lady Horsemen to cue a reality check.

    St. Mike’s boys 61, Robertson 51
    Fighting for every rebound and loose ball, St. Mike’s came up with all the hustle points it needed for a significant road win Wednesday night at Mike Marr Gym.

  • Diamond shines as Pecos girls...

    Ranked eighth in Class 2A girls’ basketball and looking to rise further in the polls, the Pecos Lady Panthers controlled Questa 29-18 on Wednesday evening.

    Head coach Leroy Barela pointed to his team defense — 16 steals — and the Lady Panthers’ work under the boards — 43 team rebounds — as key to the victory.

    Diamond Montaño turned in another strong night, a double-double stat line of 10 points, 11 rebounds, two blocks and two steals.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 6...

    • NMHU women and men vs. Fort Lewis, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • West Las Vegas girls vs. Lovington (A,B), 5 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • West Las Vegas at St. Michael’s Invitational, noon, Santa Fe

  • Maybe these bowls aren’t such a...

    Some random thoughts about the world of sports as we move from 2011 to 2012:

    • Bowl mania
    For a long time, I have been a proponent of scrapping NCAA Division I’s bowl “system” in favor of a national playoff.

    Every other major sport has a playoff tournament to decide its national champion, and the argument that it would drag out the football season too long is a feeble one. The Division I-AA and II and III football teams hold playoffs every season with no discernible problems.

  • NFL playoff field finally decided

    By Barry Wilner
    AP Pro Football Writer

    The way the Green Bay Packers blew through the regular season, it would be foolish to pick against them repeating as Super Bowl champions.

    Yet they aren’t on the hottest streak nor playing the best football as January rolls around. And as the Steelers, Giants and, yes, the Packers have proven in recent years, being a wild card isn’t an overbearing burden, so don’t dismiss Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Detroit or Atlanta entirely.

  • Stu: Jaguars back on top

    Robertson’s perimeter shooting prowess had spelled doom for Portales and Moriarty, but the hot shooting hands of the Cardinals went cold Friday night in a 55-42 loss to Capital in the championship game of the 58th annual Stu Clark Tournament.

    Robertson (6-3) shot 35 percent overall and made just one three-point basket in 13 attempts. Meanwhile, the Jaguars — ranked as high as second in Class 4A boys’ basketball — put together arguably their most complete game of the three-day tournament.