Today's News

  • Breakthrough victory for Cowgirls

    Nobody can fault strength of schedule for New Mexico Highlands women’s basketball team this season.

    The Cowgirls knocked off one of the region’s more solid teams, Texas-Permian Basin, in a 70-63 triumph Tuesday night at the Wilson Complex, avenging an earlier season 76-55 loss in Odessa.

    NMHU, now 1-3 under new head coach Brianna Finch, has also played then-No. 1 West Texas A&M, coming deliciously close to an upset before falling 84-73.

    Anngelina Sanchez scored a game-high 19 points on 8-for-17 shooting to lead Highlands on Tuesday.

  • A Major League hire - NMHU baseball coach Hunt to be assisted by World Series champ

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    Former Major League Baseball player Mike Marshall, who won two World Series rings as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers, will join the coaching staff at New Mexico Highlands University this season.

    The university announced the hire on Wednesday in a news release.

    Marshall will serve as associate head coach under first-year head coach Shannon Hunt.

  • Boxing: NM Silver Gloves in town

    New Mexico State Silver Gloves is back in town this weekend, bringing three days of amateur boxing action to the Meadow City.

    First bout is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday at Crespin’s Boxing Gym, 900 West Valencia St. The tournament continues through Sunday at the venue.

    Admission is $12 adults, $8 students, and free to children younger than 5.

    For more information, those interested may contact State Silver Gloves coordinator Carlos Crespin at 429-4068 or 425-1422.

  • Lobos rally, beat Aggies

    Deshawn Delaney scored a career-high 22 points and grabbed seven boards to lead New Mexico past New Mexico State 62-47 on Wednesday night in Albuquerque.

    The Aggies (3-5) led 23-10 before UNM (4-3) mounted a 24-5 run to end the first half.

    The Lobos lead the overall series 117-96.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 5, 2014

    • NMHU women and men vs. Colorado Christian, 5 and 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson boys (B,C) host RHS Invitational (includes RHS, WLV, others), TBA, Mike Marr Gym
    • Robertson girls at Santa Fe Indian tournament, TBA, Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas boys at Capital tournament, TBA, Santa Fe

    • NMHU women and men vs. Colorado School of Mines, 5 and 7 p.m., Wilson Complex

  • Final push for federal funds

    New Mexico’s senators are urging Senate leaders to fully fund two federal programs that provide hundreds of millions of dollars to counties throughout the country, including $810,000 for San Miguel County and $222,500 for Mora County.

  • Nunsensical! ‘Habit’-forming play opens here

    The holidays typically mean the air is filled with music, and the Nat Gold Players have set up the perfect play for this time of year. Starting Thursday evening, several “sisters” will gather together for the Players’ rendition of “Nunsense” by Dan Goggin.

    The show will keep you laughing, as it is quite comical with several well-known residents portraying the parts of five nuns. The show will provide attendees a comical look at life in a “convent.”

  • W.L.V. principal quits post

    A vacancy sign has appeared at West Las Vegas Schools midyear. West Las Vegas Middle School principal Julianna Trujillo resigned last month from the position she has held since 2012.

    Superintendent Gene Parson said Trujillo’s decision was personal and family-related.

    “I hate to see her leave,” Parson said during a telephone interview Tuesday morning. “She did good work for us. She has a very calm demeanor to her.”

    Trujillo, a resident of Pojoaque, commuted every day to work — more than an hour each way.

  • Senate faces backlog of confirmations

    The Associated Press

    New Mexico’s Democratic-led Senate will convene in January with a backlog of confirmation decisions on dozens of Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s appointees.

    The governor’s office says the 85 first-term appointees awaiting confirmation include numerous members of state boards and commissions and three Cabinet secretaries, the Albuquerque Journal reported Monday.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Dec. 3, 2014

    The Associated Press
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