Today's News

  • Aguilar begins new position

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Teresita Aguilar is the new provost and vice president of academic affairs at New Mexico Highlands University.

    She replaces Gilbert Rivera, the university’s former vice president of academic affairs who retired in December 2013 after many years of service.

    Aguilar, a graduate dean in the Office of Graduate Studies at the University of New Mexico from 2002 to  2005, brings a wealth of academic and administrative higher education experience to her new position at Highlands.

  • In Brief - Education - Jan. 17, 2014

    The Associated Press

  • Going up
  • Lady Dons end Mora streak

    Mora’s opponents have had little answer for the Rangerettes’ overall team balance on the basketball court this winter.

    But this week at Montoya Gym, Deanna Bustos and her teammates from West Las Vegas gave them a case of the Mondays.

    West ended Mora’s 11-game unbeaten streak, 45-29. Bustos put together one of her better recent games in scoring a game-high 19 points.

    It’s the second year in a row that WLV is responsible for ending an undefeated start by Mora.

  • Dream matchups in AFC, NFC finals

    By Tim Dahlberg
    AP Sports Columnist

    Peyton Manning and Tom Brady one more time with the Super Bowl on the line would have been good enough all by itself.

    But in the embarrassment of riches that is the NFL this season, we get more. Much more.

    Two young superstar quarterbacks in the making squaring off in Seattle. Wes Welker against the team that wanted him no longer, and Anquan Boldin taking his new team on another championship run. A sideshow with Pete Carroll and Jim Harbaugh that might be worth the price of admission by itself.

  • Three times the lady

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    Senior post China Smith has been used to being honored for her defensive prowess, but her offensive effort was rewarded on Monday.

    As announced by the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference offices, Smith was named Offensive Player of the Week after recording double-doubles in two wins by New Mexico Highlands University this past weekend. The Cowgirls knocked off Fort Lewis 74-63 Friday before dominating Adams State 82-60 on Saturday.

  • Rebels outgun Lobos

    By Glen Rosales
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — As far as stats in the box score, nothing UNLV Carlos Lopez-Sosa did particularly stood out Wednesday against New Mexico.

    He missed all three of his shots, grabbed but two rebounds and had one assist in his 19 minutes off the bench.

    But he was pest in the post in helping the Runnin’ Rebels beat the Lobos 76-73.

    “I thought Carlos Lopez-Sosa was a huge factor in the game inside,” said UNLV coach Dave Rice. “He could match up.

  • Rivalries rekindled as playoffs wind down

    By Dennis Waszak Jr.
    AP Sports Writer

    Familiar foes. Rivalry showdowns.

    Talk about a couple of juicy title-game tussles.

    It’s Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady — Round 15 — in the AFC championship game Sunday, while the San Francisco 49ers square off against the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC title bout.

    Yep, here we go again. With a Super Bowl trip on the line.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 17, 2014

    • NMHU women and men at Chadron State, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Chadron, Neb.
    • Robertson girls (A,B) vs. Mora, 5:30 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys and girls at Hope Christian tournament, TBA, Albuquerque
    • NMHU at Colorado School of Mines, 7 p.m., Golden, Colo.
    • Robertson at Joe Vivian Classic, 8 a.m., Cibola High, Albuquerque


  • Mentor accused of dealing

    A man who works as a counselor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern New Mexico was arrested Friday afternoon on drug trafficking charges after a search of his home turned up cocaine and marijuana.

    Raymond J. Sanchez, 32, of the 1300 block of Second Street has been charged with trafficking cocaine, a second-degree felony, conspiracy to traffic cocaine, a third-degree felony, distribution of marijuana, a fourth-degree felony, conspiracy to commit distribution of marijuana, a fourth-degree felony and possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.