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Today's Sports

  • Nwabuzor clutch in Cowboy win

    Be like Mike.

    Mike Nwabuzor accounted for eight consecutive Cowboy points, swishing clutch free throws in the closing seconds, to help Highlands’ men edge Chadron State 69-67 Saturday night at the Wilson Complex.

    Nwabuzor finished the game 11-for-11 at the foul line, scoring a team-high 17 points in all. Desmond Carpenter (13) and Jordan Jones (10) also reached double digits for NMHU.

    The win salvaged a weekend split for the Cowboys, who’d lost to Regis the previous evening 76-66.

  • RHS, Pojoaque girls set up clash...

    Making chess moves on boards miles apart, Robertson and Pojoaque Valley girls’ basketball teams both swept to 3-0 records in District 2-4A this past Friday night.

    Now they’ll go head to head to determine which is No. 1 in the district. Tip-off is around 7 p.m. Wednesday at Ben Lujan Gym in Jacona.

    The Lady Cardinals (18-3 overall) did their part by putting Taos in checkmate early Friday 57-16.

  • Weekend sports updates: Cardinal...

    Highlights of the weekend in area sports:

    Friday

    Regis women 100, NMHU 52.

    Regis men 76, NMHU 66.

    Robertson girls 57, Taos 16.

    Pojoaque girls 60, West Las Vegas 52.

    Saturday

    West Las Vegas boys 63, Pojoaque 45. Dons 3-0 in District 2-4A.

    Taos boys 79, Robertson 60.

    Pecos boys 70, Laguna Acoma 37.

    Mora boys 72, Escalante 69. Rangers deal Lobos first district loss.

    Escalante girls 54, Mora 41.

    NMHU men 69, Chadron State 67.

    Chadron State women 66, NMHU 57.

  • College track: Cowgirls up to No...

    NMHU Sports Information

    Coming off an outstanding performance at this past weekend’s Martin Luther King Invite, the New Mexico Highlands University women’s track and field team moved up two spots to No. 7 in the national rankings.

    This week’s ranking marks the fifth consecutive season the Cowgirls have been ranked among the top 20 teams in the nation during the season.

  • College wrestling: Middle...

    Continuing a strong run in the middle weights, New Mexico Highlands’ wrestling team split a pair of road duals this past week.

    Head coach Doug Moses’ Cowboys doubled up Chadron State 26-13 on Wednesday night in Chadron, Neb., then came up just short in a 22-18 loss at Colorado School of Mines on Thursday in Golden, Colo.

    Cowboys 26, Eagles 13

    After Chadron’s Macus Hutcherson took a 4-2 verdict over Dominic Rivera at 125, the Cowboys went on a roll.

  • Prep cross country: Armijo...

    After guiding his runners to one of the best finishes in program history this past November, West Las Vegas cross country coach Leroy “Caro” Armijo has been honored as Coach of the Year by the New Mexico Track and Cross Country Coaches Association.

    The formal recognition came as part of a recent gathering of the organization in Albuquerque.

  • Pecos teams beat up on Desert...

    Plenty of Panthers got into the act Thursday evening as Pecos twirled past outmanned Desert Academy by a 91-13 count.

    Michael Montaño scored a game-high 22 points, and Issac Gonzales had 21 to lead Pecos to its 16th win in 19 outs this season.

    Ismael Villegas (16), Sebastien Gomez (12) and Devin Gonzales (12) also scored in double figures for the Panthers, who won their third straight game and fifth of six on the road.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Jan. 28-...

    SUNDAY (Jan. 28)
    Basketball

    • Knights of Columbus 804 Free Throw Contest, noon, Gillie Lopez Gym
    Wrestling
    • Robertson hosts Cardinal Junior Wrestling Classic, 8 a.m., Mike Marr Gym

    MONDAY 
    Basketball

    • Las Vegas youth league girls’ games, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., Montoya Rec Center

    TUESDAY 
    Basketball

    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Marr Gym

  • Dons outwork Taos, top district

    Looks like these West Las Vegas Dons are District 2-4A boys’ basketball contenders after all.

    On Wednesday night, they hung tough against a talented Taos squad — a team branded the early frontrunner in the district by at least one out-of-town media outlet — for a 56-51 victory at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The win elevates West to 11-9 overall and 2-0 in district under first-year head coach Clyde Sanchez. Taos fell to 11-10 and 2-1.

    The third quarter proved to be huge.

  • Lady Cards cruise past Mora

    Although Mora posted a better second half than it had in the first, the Rangerettes could do little to keep up with the host Robertson Lady Cardinals in a 50-21 score on Tuesday night at Mike Marr Gym.

    Robertson (17-3) is the No. 2 team in Class 4A girls’ basketball (and 11th best overall in New Mexico, regardless of class) according to MaxPreps’ most recent ratings.

    The Lady Cards look up only at Portales, which recently ended Moriarty’s 18-game unbeaten start.