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Today's Sports

  • Cowboys finish with league champs

    Perhaps the biggest challenge of the season for New Mexico Highlands’ football team is on tap this weekend when the Cowboys visit Colorado State-Pueblo.

    Entering the game with a record of 3-7 overall and 3-5 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Highlands will be playing its season finale. For the ThunderWolves (9-1, 7-1), it’ll be just a prelude to another national playoff run.

  • HU baseball’s Hunt tapped to...

    NMHU Sports Information

    Shannon Hunt is the new head baseball coach at New Mexico Highlands University, Athletic Director Jeff Falkner announced this past week.

    Hunt is in his second stint and third season with Highlands and served as the associate head baseball coach in both the 2005 and 2014 seasons.

  • State playoffs to kick off

    Robertson will be one of four Class 4A football teams who’ll get to sit out the first round of the state playoffs and wait for the outcome of this weekend’s games.

    The Cardinals are the defending state champions and No. 1 seed, having wrapped up an undefeated regular season (and District 2-4A title) with a 10-0 record. Coach Leroy Gonzalez’s team will host a quarterfinal against the winner of Friday night’s Hatch Valley-New Mexico Military contest.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Nov. 14...

    Friday
    Basketball
    • NMHU men at Tarleton State, 6 p.m., Stephenville, Texas
    • Memorial Middle School girls at Los Alamos tournament, TBA, Los Alamos
    Volleyball
    • Class 4A state tournament quarterfinals and semifinals, TBA, Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho
    • Class 2A state tournament quarterfinals and semifinals, TBA, Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho

    Saturday
    Basketball
    • NMHU men vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, 1 p.m., Stephenville, Texas

  • Mid-school hoops
  • Vegas Bowl 2014

    A near-capacity crowd jammed the Frank Herrera Complex for the annual East-West football game on Nov. 8.

    Visiting Robertson, the defending state champion and No. 1 ranked team in Class 4A, completed an undefeated regular season and clinched the district title with a 41-0 win.

    Joseph Paul Griego rushed for three touchdowns, Dominic Lucero ran for two and Marcelo Cedillo scored one for Leroy Gonzalez’s Cardinals (10-0).

    West Las Vegas finished 3-7 in Adrian Gonzales’ first season at the helm.

  • Lady Dons, Rangerettes aim high

    Volleyball fans, this is your week.

    State tournaments in each of six classifications get under way Thursday and continue through Saturday in Rio Rancho.
    Selections and seedings were announced Sunday by the New Mexico Activities Association.

  • Highlands harrier races to All-...

    NMHU Sports Information

    Highlands men’s cross country freshman Raymond Tanui has been named the Subway Eat Fresh Student-Athlete of the Week.

    Subway manager Regina Denardo and NMHU announced the selection on Monday.
    Tanui finished 21st at the 2014 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships to earn all-conference honors. He helped the men’s cross country team finish seventh and will be counted on in the regional meet Nov. 22 in Denver.
    Tanui is a native of El Doret, Kenya.

  • Strong finish for runners

    Highlights of this past Saturday’s state high school cross country championships held in Rio Rancho:

    CLASS 1A-2A BOYS INDIVIDUALS
     1. Terrence Lee, Navajo Pine, 17:21
    17. Casimiro Fresquez, Mora, 18:40
    41. Warren Roybal, Mora, 20:06
    46. Santiago Laumbach, Mora, 21:01
    57. Eloy Roybal, Mora, 22:02
    59. Travis Romero, Mora, 22:11
    60. Andres Martinez, Mora, 22:13
    69. Brandon Dahilig, Mora, 24:04
    (Mora boys placed eighth as a team: Navajo Pine won the meet)

  • HU spikers drop finale

    NMHU Sports Information

    The Cowgirls took a 2-1 lead and had match point in set four, but the Mountaineers rallied and took the fifth set easily as the New Mexico Highlands volleyball team lost its season finale to Western State 21-25, 25-20, 23-25, 30-28, 15-4 Saturday night in Gunnison, Colo.

    Highlands finished 11-18 overall and 5-13 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

    The host Mountaineers (2-16, 2-13) overcame the match point with a kill, an ace and a bad set by Highlands in game four, tying the match and sending it to the decisive fifth.