Today's Sports

  • Arrrgh! Pirates sink WLV

    Held to two points over a crucial three-minute span in the waning moments of the fourth quarter, West Las Vegas saw its prolific offense cool off at the wrong time in a clash with Grants on Saturday evening at the Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Grants, the No. 5 ranked team in Class 5A, lived up to the billing with an effective inside-outside combination and pulled out an 84-79 win.

    Pirate Keegan Stewart provided the outside touch early, scoring 11 of his 16 points in the first half.

  • Cowboys rout Stangs, win 3rd...

    Catching fire in the second half, New Mexico Highlands shot a blazing 67.7 percent from the floor — and nailed eight 3-point baskets — in the final 20 minutes of a 92-69 romp over visiting Western New Mexico on Saturday night at the Wilson Complex.

    Coach Craig Snow’s Cowboys have won three consecutive games to improve to 4-13 overall and 4-8 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

    Kendrick Nichols went 11 for 19 overall and made four of NMHU’s 11 3-pointers in finishing with a game-high 32 points.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Jan. 26...

    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. Raton, 4 p.m., MMS

    • Robertson girls (A,B) at Mora, 5:30 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B) at Peñasco, 5:30 p.m., Peñasco
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at Moriarty, 4 p.m., Moriarty
    • Memorial Middle School boys at Española, 4 p.m., Española

    No local varsity events scheduled


  • Student vs. teacher

    Outgunning Robertson 46-26 in the second half, the Mora Rangers claimed a significant 81-60 non-district victory Tuesday night at Mike Marr Gym.

    The game carried a playoff-like intensity and drew a crowd to match, as fans of both schools crowded into the facility to cheer on a pair of teams that have climbed in the state rankings in recent weeks.

  • Slack earns RMAC honor

    NMHU Sports Information

    In a vote of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference sports information directors, New Mexico Highlands senior Salcia Slack was named RMAC Field Athlete of the Week on Wednesday.

    This past weekend at the Texas Tech Open in Lubbock, Texas, Slack moved into the top five in the nation in three different events while moving into the top 10 in a fourth as she qualified for the NCAAs in all four events.

  • Norris takes prize

    NMHU Sports Information

    Ricky Norris, a sophomore guard, has been named the NMHU Subway Eat Fresh Student-Athlete of the Week.

    Norris helped the Cowboys sweep a weekend in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play for the first time in nearly two years with career highs in both rebounds and points to record a pair of double-doubles. On Jan. 16, in the Cowboys’ last-second 98-95 win against Chadron State, Norris had 15 points and 10 boards.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Jan. 23...

    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) at Los Alamos, 4 p.m., Los Alamos
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at Air Force, TBA, Colorado Springs, Colo.

    • NMHU women and men vs. Western New Mexico, 2 and 4 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson boys (A,B) at Peñasco, 4 p.m., Peñasco
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C) vs. Grants, 1 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at Lobo Open, TBA, Albuquerque

  • Dons crush Ruidoso by 49 points

    The main question for West Las Vegas’ boys going into Monday’s makeup game with Ruidoso was how fatigued they might be, playing their fourth game in five days.

    The answer? Not enough for the Warriors’ liking.

    West broke a 17-17 tie with 24 consecutive points and held Ruidoso to six points in the second quarter en route to a 93-44 rout at Gillie Lopez Gym.

  • Five for fighting

    Robertson’s Rico Montoya, Diego Trujillo and Bubba Okundaye, West Las Vegas’ Sal Lopez and Pecos’ Nathaniel Ortiz each captured individual championships over the weekend in a strong showing for area wrestling teams.

    The Cardinals placed five in the finals of the Joe Vivian Classic, long regarded as the premier regular-season tournament in New Mexico, and finished fourth as a team. The tourney  was hosted at Cibola in Albuquerque.

  • Good start for HU track

    NMHU Sports Information

    LUBBOCK, Texas — The New Mexico Highlands women’s track and field team, ranked ninth in the country, finished a successful opening weekend at the Texas Tech Open with eight NCAA qualifiers and a win from senior Elizabeth Robertson in the weight throw.

    “This was a good opening meet. We had some very good performances and we also had an opportunity to assess what we have to work on,” head coach Bob DeVries explained.