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Today's Sports

  • Weekend Roundup - HU’s McPherson...

    Las Vegas Optic and NMHU Sports Information

    Shanice McPherson and Salcia Slack put together stellar performances to take the national lead and qualify for the NCAA championships in the long jump and pentathlon, respectively, over the weekend.

    The dual accomplishment highlighted a good weekend for the No. 19 nationally ranked New Mexico Highlands women’s track and field squad in the NCAA Division II Challenge in Golden, Colo.

    The Cowgirls, coached by Bob DeVries, won the women’s team title with 167 points,

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Feb. 2...

    Monday
    No local varsity events scheduled

    Tuesday
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls (A,B) vs. Socorro, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    Wrestling
    • NMHU at Colorado State-Pueblo, 7 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C) at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym

  • WLV honors fall, winter athletes

    Submitted to the Optic

    West Las Vegas High School has honored several student-athletes for their recent performances in the classroom and on the competitive front.

    OCTOBER
    Jorge Gallardo and Jenika Padilla have been selected as West Las Vegas High School Student-Athletes of the Month for October.

    Padilla, a sophomore who has participated in volleyball, basketball and track and field, is a 4.05 student who plans on majoring in business or pre-med science after graduation.

  • Wonderland - Sipapu reaps...

    Submitted to the Optic

    Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort unveiled the largest terrain park in resort history this month, and mountain officials opened the park just in time for the 7.5 inches of snow that blanketed the ski area Jan. 21.

    Located on the intermediate trail Don Diego, the new park includes 11 big features, including a 38-foot tabletop gap jump, a 20-foot A-frame box (which includes a three-piece feature — otherwise known as a dragon tongue — made up of two urban take-offs and a straight mount), and several rails, boxes and jumps.

  • Cowboy sluggers in regional poll

    NMHU Sports Information

    The New Mexico Highlands baseball team is ranked seventh in the preseason South Central Regional Rankings released by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

    In addition, the Cowboys have received votes in the preseason Collegiate Baseball Newspaper preseason rankings.

  • Super Bowl surprises

    The Associated Press

    PHOENIX — Almost all football fans know Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski.

    The New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks wouldn’t be playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday if it weren’t for their superstars. But both teams got here with lesser-known players coming up big at key times.

    Jermaine Kearse caught a touchdown pass in overtime in Seattle’s win over Green Bay in the NFC championship game.

  • Cardinal Classic this weekend

    Las Vegas Optic

    Wrestlers representing two dozen schools in addition to local grapplers from Robertson and West Las Vegas will be in town this weekend for the annual Cardinal Classic.

    The two-day tournament gets under way at 11 a.m. — an hour earlier than the noon start previously reported — Friday at Mike Marr Gym. Wrestling continues throughout the day and resumes at 8 a.m. Saturday.

  • Mora girls stop Robertson

    Las Vegas Optic

    The Mora Rangerettes added a signature win to their resumé Tuesday night with a 54-44 win over visiting Robertson.

    Mora’s defensive effort in the second and third quarters made an impact. After a 17-17 stalemate through one period, the Rangerettes outscored RHS 13-3 and 11-6.

    Brianna Pacheco led Mora (10-6). Robertson is now 6-12.

  • Advertisers show restraint

    NEW YORK (AP) — Super Bowl advertisers are being careful not to offend.

    GoDaddy decided not to run an ad that showed a dog being sold online so as not to offend dog lovers. The Victoria’s Secret angels are fully clothed in its teaser spot, at least, although they reveal more in their actual Super Bowl ad. And an anti-domestic abuse commercial will have a high profile-spot during the game after a year of domestic violence scandals in the NFL.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Jan. 30...

    Friday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men at Colorado State-Pueblo, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.
    • Memorial Middle School boys at Los Alamos tournament, TBA, Los Alamos
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at NCAA Division II Challenge, TBA, Golden, Colo.
    Wrestling
    • NMHU at Air Force, 5 p.m., Colorado Springs, Colo.
    • Robertson hosts Cardinal Classic (includes RHS, WLV, others), noon, Mike Marr Gym

    Saturday
    Basketball