Today's Sports

  • Vatos rugby back for spring

    Club founder and longtime faculty adviser Dick Greene has returned to coach the New Mexico Highlands University Vatos rugby team for this coming spring.

    Greene had stepped away to attend to scholarly pursuits away from campus this past fall, and Vatos alumnus P.J. Trujillo had served as coach during that time.

    Also returning to the team is captain Adrian McDuff, who has been with the Vatos several years.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 13...

    • Wagon Mound boys vs. Questa, 5:30 p.m., Wagon Mound
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B) at Raton, 5:30 p.m., Raton

    • Pecos boys and girls (A,B) vs. Monte del Sol, 5:30 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B) at Raton, 5:30 p.m., Raton
    • Memorial Middle School boys at Pojoaque, 5 p.m., Pojoaque
    • Valley Middle School boys at Santa Fe Prep, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

  • Cowboys upset No. 14 Grizzlies

    John Jackson missed a three-pointer in the waning seconds Friday night, and New Mexico Highlands preserved a 74-72 win over No. 14 nationally ranked Adams State.

    Unfortunately for Cowboy fans, the team’s bid for a second upset of a ranked team fell short the next night as No. 20 Fort Lewis prevailed.

  • Bradley, Tapia star in East-West...

    Kendra Montoya’s three-point basket from the right wing tied it with less than a minute left.

    And one clutch free throw apiece by Santana Aragon and Abbey Bradley in the game’s closing seconds sealed Robertson’s 56-54 triumph at West Las Vegas on Friday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The Lady Cardinals had led most of the night -- by as many as 11 points, 36-25, in the third quarter -- but a ferocious effort by WLV post Michelle Tapia keyed a Lady Don comeback.

  • Robertson gets even - Fourth...

    For sheer dramatic value, Saturday night’s Robertson-West Las Vegas boys’ basketball sequel had a hard act to follow.

    And it really was no comparison to the spellbinding overtime classic won by West on Jan. 26.

    The Cardinals didn’t mind, though, because they ended up with a 59-52 win over their crosstown rivals.

    Ryan Tafoya led Robertson with 16 points, including two free throws to bring the curtain down with four seconds left.

  • Mora girls 20-2; Pecos boys 19-2

    District 2-2A archrivals Mora and Pecos butted heads in both boys’ and girls’ basketball this past Thursday at Montoya Gym, and things followed the expected script.

    The Rangerettes and Panthers, both riding high in the state rankings for Class 2A girls’ and boys’ hoops, respectively, dominated to maintain momentum as the season hits the home stretch.

    Mora girls 67, Pecos 38
    Pecos’ Lady Panthers showed fight in the early going, staying within a possession (18-15) by the end of the first quarter.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 11...

    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos (MAKEUP GAME)
    • Memorial Middle School boys at Santa Fe Indian, 5 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Mora Middle School boys vs. Valley, 4 p.m., Mora

    • Mora boys and girls (A,B) vs. Santa Fe Prep, 4 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • Pecos boys and girls (A,B) at Peñasco, 5:30 p.m., Peñasco
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) vs. Socorro, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym

  • RHS teams nab key wins

    Robertson’s basketball teams secured a couple of important victories — each significant in its own way — this week.

    The boys’ team pulled a road upset at non-district foe Sandia Prep on Tuesday night in a game that could pay off when state tournament seedings are decided.

    And the girls recorded a clutch win Wednesday at home against always tough Pojoaque Valley.

    Cardinals 71, Sundevils 65
    Sandia Prep (14-5 overall) was the No. 2 ranked team in Class 3A boys’ hoops going into Tuesday’s game.

  • Cowgirl tracksters rise through...

    With the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference indoor track and field championships three weeks away, 12 NMHU athletes and both indoor relays are ranked in conference scoring positions on the RMAC season list.

    “We are starting to come together as a team that can really score some points at the conference meet,” said head coach Bob DeVries, “The next couple of weeks will be about getting focused on exactly what we need to do at the championships.”

  • Cowboy wrestlers fall to No. 9...

    Travis Saxon, Easton Hargrave and Justin Rockhill all took convincing individual wins for the Cowboys, but nationally ranked No. 9 Colorado Mesa spoiled the home finale for Highlands on Wednesday at the Wilson Complex in a 30-11 verdict.

    The Mavericks, who are 19-2 in dual meets, won the first five matches to seize a 21-0 head start Wednesday.

    Saxon broke the Cowboys’ drought by winning a defensive clash over CMU’s Tyler Miles in the 165-pound class.

    Saxon’s takedown late in the first period proved huge in a 4-1 final.