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Today's Sports

  • 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,...

    WEDNESDAY
    Basketball
    •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

    THURSDAY
    No local sports scheduled

    FRIDAY
    No local sports scheduled

    SATURDAY
    No local sports scheduled

    SUNDAY
    No local sports scheduled

    MONDAY
    Basketball

  • 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.

  • Bowls hit South Beach — and Boise

    The Associated Press
    Previews of upcoming college bowl games:

    MIAMI BEACH BOWL: Western Kentucky and South Florida are heading to the Miami Beach Bowl on Monday, Dec. 21.
    Western Kentucky (11-2) won the Conference USA title and features quarterback Brandon Doughty, who leads the nation with 45 touchdown passes this season.

    South Florida (8-4) finished on a four-game winning streak, and has a chance for its first nine-win season since 2007.

    SF has won the last four meetings between the schools, the last of those coming in 2010.

  • This week’s games-NFL Special...

    THURSDAY
    •Tampa Bay at St. Louis, late

    SATURDAY
    •N.Y. Jets at Dallas, late

    SUNDAY
    •Chicago at Minnesota, 11 a.m.
    •Atlanta at Jacksonville, 11 a.m.
    •Houston at Indianapolis, 11 a.m.
    •Carolina at N.Y. Giants, 11 a.m.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 20...

    SUNDAY
    No local sports scheduled

    MONDAY
    Basketball
    •West Las Vegas freshman boys at Española tourney, TBA, Española
    •Valley Middle School girls at Peñasco, 4 p.m., Peñasco

    TUESDAY
    Basketball
    •Robertson girls (A,B,C) at Hope Christian, 4 p.m., Albuquerque
    •West Las Vegas boys (A,B) vs. Lovington, 2 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    •Mora boys (A,B,C) vs. Santa Rosa, 2 p.m., Montoya Gym

  • NM Bowl kicks off holiday slate

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — When Bob Davie became the University of New Mexico’s head football coach in 2011, he bluntly said he’d make no promises. The Lobos had lost 35 of their past 38 games and the previous coach had been fired following a slew of embarrassing off-field problems.

    Davie only said he would seek to “stabilize this program.”