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Today's Sports

  • Looking Ahead-Sports Jan. 8, 2016

    FRIDAY
    Basketball
    •NMHU women and men at Colorado State-Pueblo, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.
    •Robertson boys at Portales Shootout, TBA, Portales
    •Robertson girls at Sandia Prep tourney, TBA, Albuquerque
    •Mora, Pecos boys, girls at Northern Rio Grande Tournaments, TBA, Jacona
    •West Las Vegas freshman girls, Mora JV girls, freshman boys at Wagon Mound tourneys
    •Valley Middle School boys at Tierra Encantada, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    Wrestling

  • NFL’s wild-card weekend looms

    The Associated Press

    Here’s a look at the four wild-card round matchups this weekend in the NFL playoffs:

    AFC: KANSAS CITY (11-5) at HOUSTON (9-7), Saturday, 2:30 p.m., ABC/ESPN
    The Chiefs might be the NFL’s version of a family sedan.

    Practical. Efficient. Responsible. Occasionally boring. Still, Kansas City enters the playoffs as the NFL’s hottest team, ripping off 10 straight following a 1-5 start, and the one early win was a season-opening 27-20 victory at Houston.

  • Clemson, Alabama prep for...

    By Pete Iacobelli
    The Associated Press
    CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson’s offensive line has conquered challenges all season. Its final one — and perhaps biggest — will come in the national championship game against Alabama’s dominating defense.

    “We’ve always been a question mark around here,” Tigers center Jay Guillermo said.

  • Just like old times

    MORA — It was just like old times on New Year’s Eve, when onetime district archrivals Mora and Pecos clashed for the Tri-City Tournament championship before a raucous bipartisan crowd at Joseph Montoya Gym.

    The Rangers held on for a 69-66 win after Santiago Laumbach made one of two foul shots with 1.7 seconds remaining, and a three-quarter court desperation heave at the buzzer by Carlos Cordova went off target.

    After the longtime rivals battled to a 24-24 stalemate at halftime, Mora surged ahead in the second half and led by as much as 52-36.

  • Looking Ahead-Sports Jan. 6, 2016

    WEDNESDAY
    Wrestling
    •Robertson vs. Trinidad, 4 p.m., Wilson Complex
    •NMHU vs. Colorado Mesa, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex

    THURSDAY
    Basketball
    8Robertson girls at Sandia Prep tourney, TBA, Albuquerque
    •Mora, Pecos boys, girls at Northern Rio Grande Tournaments, TBA, Jacona
    •West Las Vegas freshman girls, Mora JV girls, freshman boys at Wagon Mound tourneys
    •Memorial Middle School boys at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos

    FRIDAY
    Basketball

  • Wrestling showcase
  • Wins tip off 2016

    A 40-point second quarter on offense.

    A 2-point second half — including a  total shutout in the fourth quarter — on defense.

    It added up to a lopsided 87-17 win for West Las Vegas over Thoreau in boys’ basketball action this past Saturday at Thoreau.

    West (10-1) had 10 players score and 12 get playing time. D.J. Bustos swished five 3-point baskets on his way to a game-high 25 points.

  • Cowboys split RMAC homestand

    Las Vegas Optic

    With the host Cowboys leading by only two points late in Saturday night’s New Mexico Highlands-Colorado School of Mines men’s basketball contest, the Orediggers’ Caleb Waitman went up for the tying lay-in.

    Highlands’ Marlon Johnson went airborne, too, swatting the shot away, and teammate Matthew Logan snagged the rebound.

    Moments later, Johnson got the ball back on the other end of the floor and dunked it emphatically, strengthening the Cowboy lead to 69-65.

  • Mora, Pecos reach Tri final

    Las Vegas Optic

    Mora and Pecos took care of business in semifinal action this past Wednesday, setting up a championship showdown on New Year’s Eve in the annual Tri-City Tournament, being held at Montoya Gym in Mora.

    The Rangers, coached by Hank Laumbach, rolled past Jemez Valley 82-45 to improve to 6-3.

    They’d routed Cimarron 76-43 to open their run in the three-day event.

  • Lady Panthers, Lady Cards finish...

    Las Vegas Optic

    In the third and final day of the St. Michael’s girls’ tournament Wednesday, Pojoaque Valley beat Pecos 53-39 for third place.

    Ron Drake’s Lady Panthers are 5-6.

    They’d vanquished Monte del Sol  52-19 in Monday’s first round before falling against tourney host St. Mike’s on Tuesday.
    Earlier, Robertson (3-7) captured fifth place with a 39-31 win over Silver.