Today's Sports

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Feb. 9-11

    FRIDAY (Feb. 9)

    • Luna at Eastern New Mexico (DH), 3 p.m., Portales
    • NMHU at West Texas A&M, 5 p.m., Canyon, Texas
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Lopez Gym (RESCHEDULED for Monday, Feb. 12)
    • Mora Middle School at Peñasco, 4 p.m., Peñasco
    • Luna at Midland (DH), TBA, Midland, Texas
    Track and field

  • District champs: Martinez guides...

    When he put on his singlet Saturday morning, Leon Lujan couldn’t have known his match — the last one of the day, no less — would be the one that would decide a district wrestling championship.

    But sure enough, Lujan’s match in district duals vs. Taos became essentially a winner-take-all tug of war for the team championship banner.

  • College roundup: Highlands...

    Logan Pine advanced to the 141-pound championship match to highlight a solid sixth-place team finish for the New Mexico Highlands wrestling team over the weekend at the Rocky Mountatin Athletic Conference championships in Colorado Springs.

    Pine, a freshman, pinned opponents from California Baptist and Colorado Mesa to reach the final on Saturday. In the final Pine lost a 3-2 nailbiter to Austin Solari, the top seed out of San Francisco State.

  • Prep roundup: Redbirds fade late...

    A 12-0 Robertson run — featuring baskets by Antonio Padilla and Caleb Marrujo plus two free throws and a bucket each from Arjay Ortiz and Emiliano Berged — reduced a 13-point deficit to a one-point toss-up.

    But visiting Portales, the No. 6 boys’ basketball team in Class 4A, got back to form in the last six and a half minutes of the ballgame Saturday evening. With Tyrese Dawson and Braden Bridges busting up the RHS zone with 3-pointers, the Rams didn’t allow Robertson to complete the comeback, rebuilding their lead for a 64-54 win at Mike Marr Gym.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Feb. 7-11

    WEDNESDAY (Feb. 7)

    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Marr Gym
    • Las Vegas youth league girls’ games, 5:30 p.m., Rec


    • NMHU women and men vs. Westminster, 5 and 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Mora boys (A,B) and girls (A,B) vs. Questa, 3:30 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • Pecos girls and boys vs. Raton, 5:30 and 7 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. Pojoaque, 4 p.m., TBA

  • Urlacher, other marquee players...

    By Josh Dubow
    The Associated Press

    MINNEAPOLIS — Ray Lewis and former Lovington and University of New Mexico star Brian Urlacher terrorized opposing offenses from the middle of the field. Randy Moss and Terrell Owens did the same to defenses on the outside.

  • Pecos, Mora look strong in...

    The Pecos Panthers’ sprint toward another district championship in boys’ basketball took another couple of lengths down the track Thursday night.

    Pecos beat up Academy for Technology and the Classics 80-22 in Santa Fe, rising to 18-3 overall and 4-0 in District 3-3A.

    Coach Ira Harge’s team led 31-5 after the first eight minutes and 55-10 at halftime. ATC’s best quarter was the third, and it was 74-18 after that one.

  • WLV runners All-Harrier medal...

    West Las Vegas cross country runners Miguel Coca and J.J. Esquibel were recognized with “All Harrier” medals before Tuesday night’s Lady Dons-St. Michael’s girls’ basketball game.

    Coca and Esquibel received the accolades from the New Mexico Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for outstanding performance regardless of school classification this past fall.

  • Feature back missing from Super...

    By Rob Maaddi
    The Associated Press

    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — The Tom Brady-Bill Belichick dynasty actually lacks something: a 100-yard rusher in the Super Bowl for the New England Patriots.

    Perhaps that’s the best way to explain why it’s been a decade since a title game winner reached a mark often reserved for Super Bowl MVPs. It also illustrates how the game has changed since Hall of Famers Emmitt Smith and Terrell Davis were carrying the Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos to championships.

  • Eagles latest to wear underdog...

    The Associated Press

    BLOOMINGTON, Minn.  — America loves comeback stories, the last-to-first variety that features new stars, big plays and a monumental triumph at the end.

    That would be the tale of the Philadelphia Eagles if they win Sunday’s Super Bowl.

    The oddsmakers don’t see it happening and have installed the New England Patriots — yes, them again — as 4½-point favorites.