Today's Sports

  • WLV, Mora spikers reach state...

    Just a couple of points separated West Las Vegas’ volleyball team from the Class 4A state semifinals on Friday at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

    With Deanna Bustos on the service line, the Lady Dons had knotted the score at 13-13 in the decisive fifth set of their early-morning quarterfinal against Portales. But the Lady Rams had the last laugh, launching an attack that West couldn’t quite handle, and they pulled out a 15-13 set win to clinch a 3-2 match victory.

  • No. 8 Wolves pull away

    With the swagger of a team that has won four consecutive Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football championships, Colorado State-Pueblo limited  the high-octane New Mexico Highlands offense to a single touchdown on Saturday.

    The host ThunderWolves won 44-21 to move to 10-1 overall and 8-1 in the league, enough for a share of the RMAC title with Colorado School of Mines, another nationally ranked team.

    NMHU, which finished 3-8, 3-6, lost its last four games and six of the last seven. The team tied for sixth place with Adams State and Western State.

  • Highlands hoops debuts in Texas

    NMHU Sports Information

    STEPHENVILLE, Texas — No. 10 nationally ranked Tarleton State forced 23 turnovers and outscored New Mexico Highlands 29-9 in points off miscues in a 72-52 verdict Friday night in the Texan Tip-Off Classic in Stephenville, Texas.

  • RHS to face Hatch in state...

    New Mexico Military Institute had little answer for Hatch Valley’s ground attack Friday, and the Bears rumbled to a 27-10 win in the first round of the Class 4A state football playoffs.

    The No. 8 seeded Bears roll into the quarterfinals against No. 1 Robertson this coming weekend. As of press time, the game was tentatively set for a 1 p.m. Saturday kickoff at Cardinal Stadium.

    Robertson (10-0) and Hatch (8-3) have not met this season.

  • Shakeup atop college football...

    The Associated Press

    There will be a new No. 1 when the College Football Playoff rankings come on this week.

    It might just be Alabama — and the Crimson Tide’s gain might work out just fine for the Southeastern Conference in the long run.

    The Crimson Tide (9-1), fifth in the latest top 25 put out by the selection committee, handed Dak Prescott and No 1. Mississippi State their first loss of the season on Saturday and made a case to be called the best team in the country.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Nov. 17...

    • Memorial Middle School girls vs. Española, 4 p.m., MMS gym
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls at Los Alamos, 4 p.m., Los Alamos

    • Memorial Middle School girls vs. Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., MMS
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls at Memorial (sixth grade), 4 p.m., TBA
    • Memorial, West Las Vegas Middle School at Los Alamos Quad, 3 p.m., Los Alamos


  • FYI - Sports - Nov. 17

    La Plaza annual meeting
    La Plaza Little League will be having a meeting to elect board members on Nov. 24. The meeting will be at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center at 6 p.m.

    Badminton players wanted
    Are you interested in learning or playing badminton?  New badminton players are invited to come to the Abe Montoya Rec Center every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. to learn and play badminton. No experience in badminton necessary.

  • Cowboys finish with league champs

    Perhaps the biggest challenge of the season for New Mexico Highlands’ football team is on tap this weekend when the Cowboys visit Colorado State-Pueblo.

    Entering the game with a record of 3-7 overall and 3-5 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Highlands will be playing its season finale. For the ThunderWolves (9-1, 7-1), it’ll be just a prelude to another national playoff run.

  • HU baseball’s Hunt tapped to...

    NMHU Sports Information

    Shannon Hunt is the new head baseball coach at New Mexico Highlands University, Athletic Director Jeff Falkner announced this past week.

    Hunt is in his second stint and third season with Highlands and served as the associate head baseball coach in both the 2005 and 2014 seasons.

  • State playoffs to kick off

    Robertson will be one of four Class 4A football teams who’ll get to sit out the first round of the state playoffs and wait for the outcome of this weekend’s games.

    The Cardinals are the defending state champions and No. 1 seed, having wrapped up an undefeated regular season (and District 2-4A title) with a 10-0 record. Coach Leroy Gonzalez’s team will host a quarterfinal against the winner of Friday night’s Hatch Valley-New Mexico Military contest.