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Today's Sports

  • Highlands pins Mines

    Highlands’ wrestling team won its second dual meet of the winter on Friday night, nipping Colorado School of Mines 18-16  at the Wilson Complex.

    The Cowboys got individual wins from Jacob España (125 lbs.), Reis Humphrey (157), Kellen Pelzel (165), Luis Terrazas (184) and Christopher Collins (197).

    Terrazas’ 6-0 shutout regained control of the dual for NMHU at 15-13, and Collins’ 6-3 verdict bought enough insurance to make it an 18-13 lead.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 1...

    WEDNESDAY
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls (A,B) vs. Pojoaque Valley, TBA, Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    THURSDAY
    Basketball
    • Mora boys (A,B) and girls (A,B) vs. Mesa Vista, 4 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • Pecos girls and boys at Academy for Technology and the Classics, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    Wrestling
    • West Las Vegas hosts district duals, 3 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    FRIDAY
    Baseball

  • Down to the last match

    For the second time in as many home duals this winter, New Mexico Highlands’ wrestling team saw its fortunes come down to the final match of the evening.

    Unfortunately for Cowboys fans, the pivotal last bout went the opponents’ way this time.

    Visiting Chadron State (Neb.) scored a hard-fought 5-1 decision in the heavyweight match, as Cooper Cogdill outpointed Gabriel Escobedo, rallying the Eagles to a 19-17 team victory at the Wilson Complex.

  • Pecos boys, Robertson girls...

    It was another strong night Thursday for a couple of the premier teams in Class 4A girls’ and Class 3A boys’ basketball.

    Robertson’s Lady Cardinals (17-3 overall, 3-0 district) stayed unbeaten in District 2-4A, beating Taos 58-38 on the road.

    The Lady Tigers are 10-10 and 1-2.

    And Pecos (17-1, 3-0) cruised to a 77-44 romp against Desert Academy in Santa Fe.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 29...

    SUNDAY
    Wrestling
    • Meadow City Madness junior wrestling torunaments, 8 a.m., Mike Marr Gym and McFarland Hall

    MONDAY
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at Taos, 3 p.m., Taos (MAKEUP from Jan. 24)
    • West Las Vegas boys (C) and girls (C) vs. Santa Fe Indian, 5 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls at Edgewood, 4 p.m., Edgewood

    TUESDAY
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona

  • Dons’ appeal denied; forfeits...

    Rejected.

    The New Mexico Activities Association on Wednesday turned away a West Las Vegas appeal of its Jan. 20 ruling, meaning the Dons varsity basketball team will have to forfeit four district games for improper filming of the Jan. 17 game between Robertson and St. Michael’s.

    The first game affected was this past Friday’s scheduled Robertson-West Las Vegas boys’ game at Mike Marr Gym. The NMAA issued its ruling just hours before that contest was to begin.

  • Lady Cards clamp down on Mora

    Three Robertson players finished in double figures Wednesday night as the Lady Cardinals detoured from the district schedule for a 45-28 road win over Mora.

    The Lady Cardinals are 16-3 this winter under Leroy Barela.

    Barela said the key quarter Wednesday was the third, when strong defensive work by his club created transition scoring chances. Robertson outscored Mora 20 to 7 in that eight-minute span to increase its lead to 41-19.

  • Short work - District wrestling...

    Injuries, illnesses and other factors have ravaged many a prep wrestling roster this winter.

    That was evident Wednesday afternoon as West Las Vegas and St. Michael’s visited Robertson for a pair of short-handed dual meets at McFarland Hall.

    Each of the three teams gave up multiple weight classes due to forfeits, with the Horsemen probably the hardest hit.

    St. Mike’s won three of four contested matches with West but lost the dual 30-28 by virtue of the number of forfeits surrendered.

  • Public invited to meet Luna...

    Believe it or not, but college baseball and softball season is mere days away, and Luna Community College’s Rough Rider teams are opening in grand style this year.

    Community members are invited to join the LCC players and coaches for a meet-and-greet starting at 7 p.m. this coming Wednesday, Feb. 1, at J.C.’s New York Pizza on the Plaza.

  • Grappling grabs focus

    Wrestling takes the spotlight this weekend in town.

    Starting around 11 a.m. Friday, Robertson hosts the 30-team Cardinal Classic at Mike Marr Gym. The two-day event begins with pool wrestling into the early evening, then resumes with bracket competition 9 a.m. Saturday.

    Also Friday night, New Mexico Highlands hosts Colorado School of Mines for a 6 p.m. dual meet at the Wilson Complex.