Today's Sports

  • Streak hits five for Cowboy hoops

    Double-digit wins in a weekend homestand pushed New Mexico Highlands’ current men’s basketball win streak to five.

    The Cowboys, who have won six of their last seven, are 11-4 overall and 6-3 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

    NMHU beat Black Hills State 75-62 on Friday, then trounced South Dakota Mines 84-56 Saturday night at the Wilson Complex.

  • Prep hoops roundup: Dons tame...

    John Balizan wasn’t having a good night.

    Through the first 15 minutes of West Las Vegas’ Friday night game with Santa Rosa, he couldn’t get a single shot to fall. At the foul line he had made one in six attempts.

    But there was still a lot of basketball to be played.

    Like his Dons teammates, Balizan kept working. And coach Clyde Sanchez kept the faith, even with the Lions — a Class 3A state runner-up last year — leading much of the way.

  • West wrestling trio cracks top...

    West Las Vegas tied for 10th in this past weekend’s Al Salazar Invite at St. Michael’s in Santa Fe, but the Dons had several wrestlers make noise in their brackets.

    Joshua Sandoval (120 lbs.) went 2-1 and reached the championship match, losing to Capital’s Ryan Romero by pin at the 1:53 mark. Sandoval had beaten Brenden Fresquez of Pojoaque 7-3 and Ishya De La Torre of Cobre 6-5.

  • RHS grad Yara wins twice for...

    With help from a former Robertson High School state champ, NMHU wrestling won one of four duals to resume its schedule over the weekend at the Tracy Borah Duals in Gunnison, Colo.

    The Cowboys lost to Findlay 36-12 and Air Force 32-18 in a pair of morning duals. They rebounded to beat Simon Fraser 28-22 before closing with a 21-17 loss to Newberry.

    Jack Gaylor (125 lbs.) and Reis Humphrey (149) scored pins in the opener vs. Findlay.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Jan. 10-12

    WEDNESDAY (Jan. 10)

    • Mora boys (A,B) vs. Robertson, 5 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • Robertson girls (A,B) vs. Peñasco, 5:30 p.m., Marr Gym
    • Pecos JV boys and JV girls vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Pecos


    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas boys, girls at Hope Christian tourneys, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Pecos girls vs. Monte del Sol, TBA, Sanchez Gym

  • Saturday hoops updates: Panthers...

    Saturday basketball scores and notes:

    Northern Rio Grande boys championship: Pecos 91, Mora 54. Panthers repeat as boys' NRG champs. Pecos led 46-25 at halftime.
    NRG girls third place: Mora 37, McCurdy 36.
    NRG girls fifth place: Pecos 46, Escalante 36.

    Sandia Prep Sundevil Invite, third place: Robertson girls 51, Sandia Prep 15.

    West Las Vegas girls 63, Hot Springs 25. Lady Dons scored game's first 30 points.

    NMHU men 84, South Dakota Mines 56. Cowboys (11-4, 6-3 RMAC) win fifth straight and sixth of last seven.
    South Dakota Mines women 71, NMHU 55.

  • Friday night hoops updates:...

    Friday night scores and notes:

    NMHU men 75, Black Hills State 62.
    Black Hills State women 72, NMHU 61.

    West Las Vegas boys 55, Santa Rosa 53.

    Portales boys 60, Robertson 54.

    Sandia Prep Sundevil Invite: Moriarty girls 63, Robertson 51; Lady Cards to play Sandia Prep for third place on Saturday.

    Northern Rio Grande tourney: Penasco girls 51, Mora 36; Rangerettes to play McCurdy for third on Saturday.
    NRG: Pecos boys 80, Escalante 50; Panthers advance to final vs. Mora on Saturday night.
    NRG: Mora boys 76, McCurdy 61; Rangers advance to final vs. Pecos.

  • Guard play boosts Lady Dons vs....

    Cameron Sandoval scored her team’s last six points — including a 4-for-6 stretch at the foul line — as West Las Vegas held off a scrappy Clayton bunch 59-54 on Thursday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The Lady Dons improved to 8-3 going into Saturday’s home game against Hot Springs. Clayton slipped to 6-5.

    The narrow victory was a valuable test for a young Lady Dons team still learning how to close out games. Two nights earlier, they had led much of the way against undefeated and No. 3 ranked Moriarty only to lose in overtime.

  • Pecos wins big in NRG

    Winning by its most lopsided margin yet this season, the Pecos boys’ basketball team opened the Northern Rio Grande tournament by spanking Questa 86-11 on Thursday in Jacona.

    The Panthers’ high-octane offense was matched only by its stingy defense in the first period, when they raced to a 33-1 lead.

    It was 44-1 before the Wildcats broke through for their first field goal. And it was 54-3 at halftime.

  • Welcome back: After more than a...

    It took place on Sandia Prep’s gymnasium floor two hours down the interstate in Albuquerque.

    But make no mistake about it — Thursday night was homecoming for Brianna “Bree” Roybal.

    The Robertson senior made her eagerly awaited return to the lineup for the Lady Cardinal basketball team after more than a year out of action due to injury.

    And it was all that a homecoming should be.