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Today's Sports

  • Three awards in three days for...

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    And the trio of awards is complete.

    Fifth-year senior Matthew Chavez was named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association South Central Region Player of the Week Wednesday.

    He was named New Mexico Highlands Subway Athlete of the Week on Monday and Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Week on Tuesday.

  • Boys’ teams from WLV, Mora,...

    The West Las Vegas Dons are back in the place with which they’ve been familiar almost all season — second in the Class 4A state boys’ basketball poll behind only defending state champion Hope Christian.

    West is No. 2 in the NMOTSC.com coaches’ poll released late Monday.

    In descending order, the top 10 rankings are Hope Christian, West Las Vegas, Taos, Portales, Pojoaque Valley, St. Michael’s, Cobre, Bloomfield, Silver and Kirtland Central.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Feb. 20...

    Friday
    Baseball
    • LCC vs. Trinidad State JC (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU vs. West Texas A&M (DH), 11 a.m., Brandt Park (NEW TIME)
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men at Colorado School of Mines, 6 and 8 p.m., Golden, Colo.
    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C) vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    Wrestling
    • State tournaments, 9 a.m., Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho (NEW TIME)

    Saturday

  • Cowboys, Chavez pound Hounds

    Momentum swung Highlands’ way, then to Eastern New Mexico, then back to the host Cowboys on Sunday as NMHU took a 10-8 win in the finale of a four-game baseball series at Brandt Park.

    Highlands and first-year head coach Shannon Hunt won the series three games to one.

    NMHU (4-3) hosts West Texas A&M from the Lone Star Conference for a three-game set that begins at 1 p.m. Friday.

    The Buffs are 7-2, and one of the losses came against then-No. 9 Southern Arkansas.

  • Another big week for HU track

    ALBUQUERQUE — After a successful Friday night at the Don Kirby New Mexico Elite Invitational, it could not get much better on Saturday for New Mexico Highlands women’s track and field.

    However, the sprinters took over to provisionally qualify multiple athletes in multiple events for the Cowgirls.

    “I don’t dare say ‘mission accomplished’ as we have a lot of work to do heading into the RMAC championships, but what a weekend for our athletes,” head coach Bob DeVries said.

  • Riders on the road

    Luna Community College baseball dropped three games at Western Oklahoma State College over the weekend in Altus, Okla. The host Pioneers prevailed 4-3, 14-3 and 16-10.

    Luna catcher Bronson Pulgados starred in Friday’s 4-3 nailbiter, going 3 for 5 with one double and scoring twice. Right fielder Brian Chaparro hit 2 for 4, both doubles.

  • Junior wrestling camp opens Feb...

    Area youngsters are invited to participate in the upcoming Junior Cardinal Classic Wrestling Camp, slated for Feb. 23-28 at Robertson’s McFarland Hall.

    Children of ages ranging from kindergarten through fifth grade are eligible to participate. The camp and tournament will be overseen by Robertson coaches and wrestlers, who’ll be fresh off their state tourney.

    Cost is $25 per wrestler; families with multiple participants will receive a discount for each additional child. The fee covers instruction, tournament entry and a camp T-shirt.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Feb. 18...

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys vs. Los Alamos, 4 p.m., WLV
    Softball
    • NMHU at Eastern New Mexico (DH), noon, Portales

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym

  • Looking ahead - News - Feb. 16,...

    Pancake Supper is Tuesday
    St. Paul’s Peace Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at the church located on the corner of Eighth Street and National Avenue. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children 12 and younger; this includes all-you-can-eat pancakes and ham.

  • A Valentine’s Day sweep

    Omar Garcia delivered a Valentine’s Day greeting that  New Mexico Highlands University baseball fans could appreciate.

    Garcia hit six times in seven at-bats Saturday, amassing eight RBI, six runs, two home runs and two doubles to help the Cowboys sweep Eastern New Mexico in a doubleheader at Brandt Park.

    NMHU won a 12-11 squeaker in Saturday’s first game, then held on for a 17-11 win in the nightcap.