Today's Sports

  • Six bowls on Saturday

    The Associated Press

    Previews of Saturday’s six college bowl games:

    ST. PETERSBURG BOWL: Marshall and Connecticut are going to St. Petersburg.

    Marshall (9-3) is looking for its third bowl win in as many seasons, and brings coach Doc Holliday back to Florida — a place where he’s recruited well. The Herd won the Boca Raton Bowl last year.

  • Triple-double
  • Cats give West a scare

    Except for sinking shots early on, West Las Vegas’ Miguel Sena did a little of everything Tuesday evening against visiting Lovington.

    He snatched rebounds, made steals, drew Wildcat defenders to himself, then found open teammates.
    Eventually, the shots started to fall, too.

    The biggest came with one minute left in the game. With the Dons trailing 62-60, Sena slashed to the hoop and drew a foul. The basket rolled in, and then Sena made the ensuing free throw to put West back on top 63-62.

  • Looking Ahead-Sports Dec. 25,...

    •Stu Clark Tournament: Bernalillo vs. West Mesa, 1 p.m., Silver vs. St. Pius, 2:30 p.m., West Las Vegas vs. Kirtland Central, 6 p.m., Robertson vs. Miyamura, 7:30 p.m., all games at Wilson Complex
    •Tri-City Tournament: Jemez vs. Tierra Encantada, 2 p.m., McCurdy vs. Santa Rosa, 3:30 p.m., Pecos vs. Maxwell, 5:30 p.m., Mora vs. Cimarron, 7 p.m., all games at Montoya Gym, Mora

    •Stu Clark Tournament: Games TBA, Wilson Complex
    •Tri-City Tournament, games TBA, Mora

  • Locals reap all-state football...

    Francisco Arguello’s work as a tight end and as a linebacker this past season earned him the rare honor of dual selection to the first-team All-State in Class 4A football.

    Arguello, a Robertson senior, was one of five Cardinals named All-State by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. He was one of four Redbirds to earn first-team honors. But only he and fellow senior, teammate Estevan Varela, came away with first-team honors on both offense and defense.

  • Boise gets 14th bowl in a row

    The Associated Press

    Previews of upcoming college bowl games:

    POINSETTIA BOWL: Boise State and Northern Illinois will meet in the Poinsettia Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium on Dec. 23.

    It will be the second appearance in the San Diego game for the Broncos and the third for the Huskies. It will be the first time the teams have played each other.

    BSU (8-4) finished 5-3 in the Mountain West Conference and failed to reach the league’s title game.
    NIU (8-5) were the MAC West champions.

  • Cowboys, Dons, Cards win

    New Mexico Highlands’ men’s basketball remained unbeaten in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference by surviving a 98-95 double-overtime thriller at Black Hills State over the weekend.

    The Cowboys (6-5 overall, 5-0 RMAC) also climbed over the .500 mark overall in the long road trek to South Dakota, which also saw them beat South Dakota Mines 71-58.

    Kendrick Nichols, who nailed a game-winning 3-point basket with four seconds left in the second overtime, had a breakout game at BHSU, scoring 32 on 12-of-24 shooting, including five 3-pointers.

  • Looking Ahead-Sports Dec. 23,...

    •Pecos boys (A,B) at Santa Rosa, 4:30 p.m., Santa Rosa
    •West Las Vegas JV girls host WLV Shootout, TBA
    •West Las Vegas freshman boys at Española tourney, TBA, Española

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  • Highlands among RMAC stats...

    Las Vegas Optic

    Jonathan Mines’ 20.3 points per game represent the fifth-highest scoring average in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. As of early Friday, Colorado Mesa’ Ryan Stephan led the RMAC men’s division with 24.4 points a game.

    Marlon Johnson of NMHU was tied for 10th with 16.1.

    The Cowboys are fourth in the 16-team league in scoring, averaging 80.9 points a game, although their scoring defense is 15th, allowing 84.7.

  • West teams win on road

    Las Vegas Optic

    Outscoring their host 30-5 in the opening period, West Las Vegas’ Lady Dons dominated Bernalillo throughout a 69-18 road win Thursday night.

    Tough defense led to transition scoring as West got off to a sizable head start. It was 48-10 at halftime and 58-14 through the third quarter.