Today's Sports

  • BREAKING : Panthers repeat; Mora...

    RIO RANCHO -- The Pecos Panthers became back-to-back state cross country champions on Saturday, getting a one-two individual finish from Julian Garcia and Josh DeHerrera.

    It's a repeat title in Class 3A boys' cross for Garcia, who finished in 16:46.

    Also Saturday, Mora's Natalia Marrujo won the Class 1A-2A individual girls' state cross country championship, surging to the front of the pack in the final mile. Marrujo, who battles asthma, raced strong and crossed the finish line in 20:14.

  • Friday night football :...

    A 57-6 beatdown of visiting Pojoaque Valley completed a 10-0 regular season for the Robertson football team Friday night at Cardinal Stadium.

    The game was called in the middle of the third quarter.

    The Cardinals, who clinched their third straight District 2-4A title last week, are 10-0 overall and 6-0 in district. They are expected to be seeded No. 1 in the Class 4A state playoffs, which will be announced late Saturday by the New Mexico Activities Association.

  • Future bright for Beasties...

    The Beastie Girls’ season came to an end Thursday morning at the Bernalillo Soccer Complex, the program’s hopes of reaching the state semifinal round for a third time spoiled by the No. 1 Sandia Prep Sundevils.

    Sandia Prep (19-1-1) won 8-0, scoring four unanswered goals in each half.

  • Rangerettes rope in district...

    The Questa Wildcats gave Mora all it could handle for three contentious sets of playoff volleyball Thursday night.

    But as they say, it wasn’t the Rangerettes’ first rodeo.

    Even many of Mora’s younger players are veterans of postseason play, and the team’s collective experience under that type of pressure paid off in the District 5-2A championship match at Montoya Gym.

  • Go Fish - Nov. 6, 2016

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers.

    Catches of the week
    Pecos River: Nancy Hills of Albuquerque caught a 23.5-inch brown trout Oct. 29. She was using cherry PowerBait.

    Ute Lake: Gabe Rivera of Clovis caught and released a 4.58-pound largemouth bass Oct. 30.

    Fishing report, Nov. 2

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 6...

    • State tournament selections and seedings announcement, 2 p.m.
    • NMHU at Oklahoma City Open, 9 a.m., Oklahoma City

  • Vegas Bowl 56: As Cards clinch 2...

    Gaining a bunch of yards, scoring touchdowns, making tackles. Winning three district titles in a row, a feat Robertson completed for Vegas Bowl 56 on Oct. 28.

    Those things generally impress the average football fan.

    It takes something else, in most cases, to impress a veteran referee.

  • Cubs end 108-year drought

    The Associated Press

    CLEVELAND — The wait ‘til next year is finally over. The Chicago Cubs are World Series champions.

    Ending more than a century of flops, futility and frustration, the Cubs won their first title since 1908, outlasting the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in 10 innings of a Game 7 thriller early Thursday.

    “It happened. It happened. Chicago, it happened,” first baseman Anthony Rizzo said. “We did it. We’re world champions. I tell ya, we’re world champions. I can’t believe it.”

  • Battle of national powers

    In a hard-hitting clash of rivals within the Frontier League — and two of the top-ranked sides in the region — the Denver University Pioneers edged New Mexico Highlands’ Vatos 27-22 this past weekend at Perkins Stadium.

    The Vatos enjoyed the lead much of the contest only to see the Pioneers score a go-ahead try in the closing minutes.

    The home team made a deep drive in response, reaching 27 yards away from the try line before time ran out.

  • Hoops debut: Cowboys take on Sin...

    Although the fall sports season continues for a while at New Mexico Highlands University, the winter sports are getting under way anyway this weekend.

    NMHU’s men’s basketball team is in Las Vegas, Nev., to tangle with NCAA Division I opponent UNLV for an 8 p.m. tip-off Friday at the Thomas & Mack Center.

    It will be the Runnin’ Rebels’ second of two exhibition games; they beat Dakota Wesleyan 96-80 on Tuesday, getting 22 points and 11 rebounds from Kris Clyburn. Five other UNLV players finished in double figures.