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Today's Sports

  • Cards runner-up at Sandia Prep

    Las Vegas Optic

    The season’s first victory turned out to be just the first part of a three-course meal that almost included a tournament championship as the main course.

    The Robertson boys’ varsity basketball team went 2-1 over the weekend at the Sandia Prep Sundevil Invitational, surprising many by reaching the tournament championship Saturday in Albuquerque.

  • Capital City Invite: RHS, WLV...

    SANTA FE — Meadow City girls’ teams both endured tough losses against sturdy competition in going 1-2 over the weekend in the Bobby Rodriguez Capital City Invitational.

    Robertson and West Las Vegas finished sixth and seventh, respectively, in the three-day tournament.

    Robertson (4-3) rebounded from a day one loss to reach the consolation final but saw its furious comeback fall short 43-39 against Class 5A Belen on Saturday at Toby Roybal Gym.

  • Another Carney brother wins big

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    If we are having a JC’s New York Pizza Department Challenge and your last name is Carney, apparently you are a shoe-in for the prize.

    After Charlie Carney won the pass, punt and kick $10,000 prize during football season, brother and Highlands punter Patrick Carney — who held the ball on Charlie’s winning kick — showed off his basketball skill on the opening weekend of Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play.

  • Cowboys earn first win of Snow...

    NMHU Sports Information

    GUNNISON, Colo. — The Cowboys absolutely dominated the paint to the tune of 40-14 as New Mexico Highlands beat Western State 77-68 Friday night.

    It was the first victory as a collegiate head coach for former New Mexico Lobo assistant Craig Snow.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 15...

    Monday
    Basketball
    • Memorial Middle School girls vs. Mora, 4 p.m., MMS
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls vs. Valley, 4 p.m., WLV

    Tuesday
    Basketball
    • Memorial Middle School girls at Pecos, 6 p.m., Pecos

    Wednesday
    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Bernalillo, 3 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Memorial Middle School girls at Raton, 4 p.m., Raton

  • Finally, college football has...

    The Associated Press

    GRAPEVINE, Texas — The first College Football Playoff expanded the national championship race, made the regular season even more intriguing and produced a final four with major star power.

    Nick Saban’s No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Urban Meyer’s No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes at the Sugar Bowl.

    Marcus Mariota, this season’s Heisman Trophy front-runner, and second-seeded Oregon vs. Jameis Winston, last season’s Heisman Trophy winner, and defending national champion Florida State at the Rose Bowl.

  • West teams win on road

    West Las Vegas’ basketball teams earned a couple of quality road wins Tuesday night, bolstering their positions in the statewide polls.

    The Dons overcame an early deficit with a strong second half and defeated Santa Fe Prep 66-58.

    Coach David Bustos’ squad is rated No. 2 in Class 4A boys’ hoops, trailing only defending state champion Hope Christian, according to the latest NMOTSC.com coaches’ poll.

    Santa Fe Prep led 16-14 after the first eight minutes of play, and after a close first half enjoyed a 30-29 advantage.

  • Bowl game schedule 2014-15

    The Associated Press

    Saturday, Dec. 20
    New Orleans Bowl
    Nevada (7-5) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (8-4), 9 a.m. (ESPN)

    New Mexico Bowl
    At Albuquerque
    UTEP (7-5) vs. Utah State (9-4), 12:20 p.m. (ESPN)

    Las Vegas Bowl
    Colorado State (10-2) vs. Utah (8-4), 1:30 p.m. (ABC)

    Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
    At Boise
    Western Michigan (8-4) vs. Air Force (9-3), 3:45 p.m. (ESPN)

    Camelia Bowl
    At Montgomery, Ala.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 12...

    Friday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men at Western State, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Gunnison, Colo.
    • 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
    • Memorial, West Las Vegas Middle School girls at Taos tournament, TBA, Taos
    Wrestling
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Pecos, 3 p.m., Pecos

    Saturday
    Basketball

  • Bookies agree: TCU, Baylor...

    By Tim Dahlberg
    The Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — What if the people who make their living rating teams every day were in charge of seeding the college football playoffs? What if the inaugural playoff season wasn’t decided by a group of people with different agendas that might factor into their judgment?

    There would be a lot more happy people in Texas, that’s for sure.