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  • Hargrave wins, but Cowboys fall...

    Submitted to the Optic

    Senior Easton Hargrave recorded the second period pin, but the New Mexico Highlands wrestling team (8-5, 1-3 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) lost to Colorado State-Pueblo (8-7, 3-3 RMAC) Tuesday night in Pueblo, Colo.

    Hargrave forced the action early for the Cowboys, getting the first period takedown and his opponent, Riley Argyle, was dinged for stalling. Hargrave was then taken down in the second period, but an escape and then his takedown of Argyle led to the fall in 4:37.

  • LV boys drop 2-4A openers

    Las Vegas Optic

    When they face each other Friday night, West Las Vegas and Robertson boys’ basketball teams will try to reverse course after losing their district openers Wednesday.

    Robertson faded late in a 47-38 defeat to visiting Pojoaque Valley, while West’s fourth-period comeback fell short at Taos in a 76-74 setback.

  • Steroids test slams Silva

    The Associated Press

    LOS ANGELES — Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has tested positive for steroid use.

    Silva, the 39-year-old Brazilian widely considered the greatest mixed martial artist in the young sport’s history, tested positive for Drostanolone metabolites and another steroid in an out-of-competition test Jan. 9.

    Nick Diaz, his opponent at UFC 183 last Saturday, also tested positive for elevated levels of marijuana metabolites in results released Tuesday night by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Feb. 6...

    • LCC at Eastern Arizona (DH), noon, Thatcher, Ariz.
    • NMHU at Lubbock Christian, 3 p.m., Lubbock, Texas
    • NMHU women and men vs. Adams State, 5 and 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C) vs. Robertson, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Memorial, West Las Vegas Middle School boys at Taos tournament, TBA, Taos
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at New Mexico Collegiate Classic, TBA, Albuquerque

  • Robertson hoops teams ready for...

    The non-district portion of the prep basketball schedule has dwindled to nothing.

    With District 2-4A competition commencing in earnest this week, Robertson’s hoopsters got to this juncture with a pair of quality wins on Monday.

    Still missing two players due to injury, the RHS girls’ team has been playing with an “all hands on deck” approach of late.

    It worked well in a 53-23 rout of Socorro at Mike Marr Gym, with the Lady Cardinals getting balanced scoring from across the lineup and stopping a two-game skid.

  • Solid efforts across lineup in...

    Strong performances in multiple events translated into a stirring team victory over the weekend for New Mexico Highlands’ women’s track and field team.

    The Cowgirls, coached by Bob DeVries, amassed 167 points to win the women’s team championship in the NCAA Division II Challenge hosted at Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colo.

    Colorado State-Pueblo (150 team points), Colorado School of Mines (102), Metro State (67), Colorado Mesa (52), Colorado-Colorado Springs (28), and Nebraska-Kearney (7) rounded out the seven-team field.

  • Carroll defends fateful play-call

    By Tim Booth
    AP Sports Writer

    PHOENIX — Less than 16 hours later, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was still stunned by the outcome while defending the decision to call a pass from the 1-yard line in the Super Bowl’s closing seconds, a choice that will long be debated.
    So close to another celebration. So close to becoming the next NFL dynasty.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Feb. 4...

    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C) at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos

    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    • NMHU vs. Chadron State, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex

    • LCC at Eastern Arizona (DH), noon, Thatcher, Ariz.

  • 2015 Cardinal Classic - Birds...

    Snaring three individual titles on Saturday, the Robertson wrestling team pushed front-runner Piedra Vista and runner-up Belen before settling into third place in its own Cardinal Classic.

    The Cardinals’ showing was the best of any school from Class 1A-4A and maintains the team’s momentum as the regular season comes to a close.

  • HU grapplers bear down on...

    Three straight individual victories in the higher weight classes busted up a 15-15 tie, tipping the scales in favor of New Mexico Highlands in a signature 27-15 dual meet win over Adams State this past Thursday night at the Wilson Complex.

    It is the first dual meet win for Highlands wrestling against Adams State since the program was reinstated, according to the school’s sports information office.

    The Cowboys and coach Doug Moses have won seven of 11 dual meets this season, their best start in the same span.