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  • Abreu Jr. to coach Taos’...

    Art Abreu Jr., currently an assistant coach at New Mexico Highlands, has accepted the head coaching position at Taos High School.

    Abreu is a Robertson graduate who starred as a tight end for the Cardinals and contributed to the program’s championship successes before going on to play for NMHU. He has several years’ experience on the Cowboys’ coaching staff, most recently under Eric Young as the squad’s linebackers coach.

  • Heisman finalists announced

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — The Heisman Trophy finalists would make one heck of an offense.

    Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, Alabama receiver Amari Cooper and record-breaking Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon are set to make the trip to New York for the Heisman presentation after the finalists were announced on Monday.

    Mariota is considered the clear front-runner to win the 80th Heisman on Saturday night in New York. He would become the first Oregon player to earn college football’s most famous player of the year trophy.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 10...

    • Memorial Middle School girls vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., MMS
    • Memorial Middle School at Pecos Quad, 3 p.m., Pecos

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


  • Dons nab Capital title

    SANTA FE — D.J. Bustos outscored the Capital Jaguars by himself in the first half of Saturday night’s Al Armendariz Classic boys’ basketball final.

    It was that kind of night, as the Dons defeated Capital 57-36 on the Jaguars’ home court at Edward Ortiz Gymnasium.

    Bustos poured in 16 of his game-high 30 points in the first half, leading West to a comfortable 29-13 advantage.

  • Lady Cardinals take third in...

    SANTA FE — Getting everyone involved translated into a win Saturday night for Robertson’s girls’ basketball team.

    RHS (3-1 under first-year coach Leroy Barela) came from behind to beat Piedra Vista 49-47 in the third-place game of Santa Fe Indian School’s tournament at Pueblo Pavilion.

    Piedra Vista’s strategy was to go to the post early on. The 6-1 Taylor Christenson overpowered the Lady Cardinals for two inside buckets and a bonus free throw to make it 5-0.

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  • NMHU opens RMAC play

    New Mexico Highlands women’s basketball team swept a weekend homestand against Colorado Christian and Colorado School of Mines, elevating its record to 3-3 overall and 2-0 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

    The Cowgirls triumphed 75-68 Saturday over Mines, as Anngelina Sanchez (a game-high 20 points), Jenny Johnson (13) and Miranda Martinez (12) reached double figures in scoring to offset five double-figure scorers for the Orediggers (5-3, 0-2).

    Highlands led by as many as 11 down the stretch.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 8...

    • Valley Middle School girls at Capshaw, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B) at Santa Fe Prep, 5:30 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B) at Socorro, 4 p.m., Socorro

    • Memorial Middle School girls vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., MMS
    • Memorial Middle School at Pecos Quad, 3 p.m., Pecos

  • Lady Dons hang on

    West Las Vegas junior guard Deanna Bustos swished four straight free throws in the closing seconds Tuesday night, nudging the Lady Dons to a 69-63 win over visiting Santa Fe Indian School.

    The Lady Braves — ranked sixth in Class 4A, two spots below West — had reduced a 19-point deficit to 64-63 with 20 seconds remaining.

    Kimarie Ramone’s hard drive to the bucket got SFIS within one, but she missed what would’ve been the tying free throw.

  • Breakthrough victory for Cowgirls

    Nobody can fault strength of schedule for New Mexico Highlands women’s basketball team this season.

    The Cowgirls knocked off one of the region’s more solid teams, Texas-Permian Basin, in a 70-63 triumph Tuesday night at the Wilson Complex, avenging an earlier season 76-55 loss in Odessa.

    NMHU, now 1-3 under new head coach Brianna Finch, has also played then-No. 1 West Texas A&M, coming deliciously close to an upset before falling 84-73.

    Anngelina Sanchez scored a game-high 19 points on 8-for-17 shooting to lead Highlands on Tuesday.