Today's Sports

  • Holm headlines UFC 208 card

    By Dan Gelston
    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Anderson Silva strode onto the stage toward his opponent, extended his hand and went for the hearty shake. He flashed a wide smile and threw his arm around Derek Brunson. Brunson slapped Silva on the back, they laughed, hugged and mugged for the cameras.

    Silva and Brunson seemed more amped for a night on the town than a few rounds in the cage.

    Where was the chair swinging? Where were the fur coats? The fighters storming off stage?

  • No. 3 Wolves too much for...

    Trying to break a losing skid on the road against the No. 3 team in the nation is a tall order indeed.

    Unfortunately for Cowgirls fans, it was too tall an order Tuesday night.

    Colorado State-Pueblo’s women remained undefeated, their 69-45 win pushing their record to 24-0 overall and 18-0 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 10...

    • LCC at Western Oklahoma, TBA, Altus, Okla.
    • NMHU at Fort Hays State, 2 p.m., Hays, Kans.
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    • LCC at Midland Classic, TBA, Midland, Texas
    • NMHU at Colorado Mesa, 6 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.
    • Pecos hosts District 2-3A tournaments, 3 p.m., Sanchez Gym

    • LCC at Western Oklahoma (DH), TBA, Altus, Okla.

  • Lady Cards sweep WLV

    Alianza Darley and the Robertson Lady Cardinals found the best way to put their first District 2-4A loss behind them.

    Beat crosstown rival West Las Vegas.

    That’s what they did Monday night at Mike Marr Gym, confounding the Lady Dons with their usual 2-3 zone and setting up plenty of whirlwind drives for Darley and her mates.

    Robertson won 60-47 to complete a sweep of the regular-season series and solidify their hold on first place.

  • Late putback lifts RHS boys past...

    Arjay Ortiz’s tip-in with two seconds left lifted Robertson to a 36-34 victory over visiting St. Michael’s on Friday night at Mike Marr Gym.

    St. Mike’s led 32-29 after baskets by Adam Tupler and L Archuleta. Then Kasean Pryor popped in a three-pointer from the left wing to tie the game at the 3:51 mark in the fourth quarter.

  • Baseball breaks ice

    NMHU baseball dropped all three games of its season-opening home series vs. West Texas A&M over the weekend at Brandt Park.

    The visiting Buffs won decisively 9-1 Friday and 21-2 Saturday, before being forced to come back in the series finale, a 9-5 tally that saw the Cowboys show some promise.

    In Sunday’s game, Highlands pinned three runs on the board in the bottom of the third to grab a 5-4 edge that lasted until the Buffs tied it in the fifth. WTAMU regained the lead for good after a three-run sixth.

  • Riders rally for split

    Brieanna McGill hit the tying run and then scored the winning run in a dramatic seventh-inning comeback as Luna softball earned a split of its home debut doubleheader vs. McCook (Neb.) on Monday at Cowgirl Field on the NMHU campus.

    McGill, a freshman from Hobbs, scored the walk-off winner when — with two outs — Cierra LaSanta sliced a shot up the middle. The 7-6 triumph came after the Rough Riders had trailed 6-3 going into their final at-bats. LaSanta is a freshman from Las Cruces.

  • Highlands, Adams State go to the...

    James Healy and Marlon Johnson sank four huge foul shots in the closing seconds, helping Highlands’ men seal a tough 84-81 win over Adams State (10-13, 7-10 RMAC) on Saturday at the Wilson Complex.

    Ron Lawton (26 points, three three-pointers), Kieran Woods (16 points, eight rebounds, three assists), Johnson (13 points, 12 boards, five blocks) and Healy (10 points) led the Cowboys, who shot 51 percent.

  • Humphrey nabs 3rd at RMAC

    Reis Humphrey captured third place to highlight New Mexico Highlands’ weekend at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference wrestling championships in Colorado Springs.

    Humphrey (157 lbs.) opened with a 9-4 win over Landon Myers of San Francisco State. But he lost 6-2 in the semifinals to eventual champ Payton Tawater of Colorado Mesa. He then defeated Greg Gaxiola of California Baptist by a 7-5 tally in the consolation bracket. In the third-place bout, he edged Myers 3-2.

  • Gallegos cracks top 10 nationally

    NMHU Sports Information

    The NMHU women’s track and field team put another athlete and a relay into the national top 10 with their performances at the New Mexico Classic this past weekend at the Albuquerque Convention Center.