Today's News

  • No. 19 Gonzaga pulls away from NMSU

    By Nicholas K. Geranios
    The Associated Press

    SPOKANE, Wash.  — New Mexico State did a good job defending No. 19 Gonzaga and only trailed by one point at halftime.

    Then the Zags found their shooting touch in the second half and continued a strong rebounding effort to defeat New Mexico State 80-68.

    “I’m proud of the way my guys played,” New Mexico State coach Marvin Menzies said. “We had a game plan that gave us a chance to win the game.”

  • HU wrestlers rack up more top-4 finishes

    By Vincent Nolasco
    NMHU Sports Information

    HAYS, Kan. — The New Mexico Highlands University wrestling team garnered a pair of top-four finishes in the competitive Bob Smith Open at Fort Hays State University on Saturday.

    Erick Rangel led the Cowboy charge as he finished the day on the mat with an overall record of 5-1 to finish third at 125 pounds. Assisting the Cowboy charge at 184 pounds was Igor Gomzin, finishing the day on the mat with an overall record of 3-2 to take fourth place.

  • Cowgirls bounce back vs. Mines

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    GOLDEN, Colo. — For the second-straight contest, the New Mexico Highlands women’s basketball team fell behind by a pair at halftime. Unlike Friday night, the Cowgirls defense took over for the victory.

    NMHU (4-1, 1-1 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) held Colorado School of Mines (2-4, 1-1 RMAC) to only 26 points in the second half, outscoring the Orediggers by eight en route to a 65-59 win Saturday night.

  • It’s Rams vs. Cougars in NM Bowl

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Colorado State will play Washington State in the New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 21.

    The Mountain West Conference’s Rams (7-6) also played in the 2008 New Mexico Bowl, which was the team’s last trip to the postseason. The Rams defeated Fresno State 40-35.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 11

    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls vs. Memorial, 4 p.m., WLV

    • Robertson boys (A,B) at Sandia Prep tourney, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Robertson girls at Santa Fe tourney, TBA, Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas boys (B) at Bernalillo JV tourney, TBA, Bernalillo

    • NMHU women and men vs. Western State, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex

  • ‘Greatest feeling ever’

    Robertson, led by head coach Leroy Gonzalez, completed a Cinderella season by dominating Silver 34-7.

    “This is the greatest feeling ever,” exuberant lineman Andrew Ellis said as he and fellow members of the Robertson High School football team celebrated a Class 3A state championship on the frozen tundra of Cardinal Stadium.

    The championship is the program’s third in school history and the first since the Cardinals won back-to-back titles in 2005 and ‘06.

  • Bone-chilling cold - Weather wreaks havoc

    With the exception of the Class 3A state football championship won by the Robertson High School Cardinals over Silver City, last week’s storm curtailed a host of activities.

    Public schools called off classes Thursday and Friday, scores of regularly scheduled meetings were cancelled or postponed, and even the popular Electric Light Parade, scheduled for Dec. 7, was postponed until 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21.

  • Man accused of killing uncle

    A 56-year-old Las Vegas man was found dead in his home Saturday morning, and the man’s 39-year-old nephew has been arrested and charged in the case.

    Details in the case remain sketchy. It’s unclear what led to the homicide and exactly how the victim was killed
    Las Vegas police said late Saturday that the deceased man was Arthur Quintana, and the identifying information they released for him reveals that he was found dead on his birthday.

  • Looking Back - Dec. 9, 2013

    In 1963
    Tuesday, Dec. 10 — Commenting upon the recent discharge of a hospital employee charged with procuring intoxicants for patients, Dr. Daniel Joubert, superintendent of the New Mexico State Hospital said: “I am planning to get real tough with persons doing these sorts of acts.” The superintendent also remarked that in the past, such dismissals (for bringing in liquor or drugs) had been handled quietly, but that he was convinced publicity would warn other potential violators of the consequences of such actions.

  • Looking ahead - News - Dec. 9, 2013

    Candlelight vigil
    The Survivors of Victims of Homicide group will line up for its candlelight vigil, in front of the Las Vegas Peace and Justice building, 719 Sixth St. Participants will meet at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13. The group will walk to the Plaza Park.