Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Jan. 21...

    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) vs. Española Valley, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys (B,C) at Pecos, 6 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls (C) at Pecos, 3 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • Valley Middle School boys vs. Memorial, 4 p.m., Valley
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys vs. Pecos, 4 p.m., WLV
    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) at Santa Rosa, 4 p.m., Santa Rosa
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B) vs. Raton, 5 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

  • Hope-WLV: Clash of the Titans

    If Saturday night’s marquee matchup between No. 1 Hope Christian and No. 2 West Las Vegas is any indication of things to come, this March’s state tournament should be a treat.

    The Huskies prevailed 73-68 in the championship game of Hope’s three-day boys’ tourney in Albuquerque.

    The two teams battled to a 17-all stalemate after one period, with Hope pulling ahead 31-28 by halftime. It was 48-42 going into the final period.

    Jordan Leake led the defending champs with 24 points. Dedric Milford had 22.

  • Shorthanded Lady Cards find a way

    With a sideline that bore a strong resemblance to a MASH unit, the Robertson girls’ basketball team needed a big game out of the healthy players it had available Thursday night against visiting Bernalillo.

    It got that.

  • LV wrestlers take titles

    This time, Rico had some company.

    Robertson senior Rico Montoya on Saturday night added to his collection of championship hardware with a 138-pound weight class title at the Joe Vivian Classic.

    Montoya (31-0) pinned Isaac Lopez of Rio Grande at the 5:01 mark for his fifth fall in as many matches over the two-day event, held at Albuquerque’s Cibola High School.

    Teammate Diego Trujillo joined him in victory, taking the title at 170 with a 4-3 thriller against Manzano’s Travis Decker.