Today's Sports

  • Cowgirls scare No. 1

    Last year’s national runner-up and the preseason No. 1 team in NCAA Division II women’s basketball, West Texas A&M never could shake pesky New Mexico Highlands on Wednesday night.

    The Cowgirls led late in the first half and — despite falling behind by double digits in the second — they stayed within striking distance in an 84-73 defeat at the Wilson Complex.

    Four Cowgirls finished in double figures. Jenny Johnson scored a team-high 18 points, followed by Claudia Meneses (13), Brittany Brown (12) and Giulia Simioni (10).

  • State quarters: Cardinals host...

    Robertson High School’s football team — seeking a second consecutive state gridiron championship and the fourth in school history — kicks off the postseason at 1 p.m. Saturday when Hatch Valley comes to Cardinal Stadium.

    But the Cardinals will have to start out short-handed due to a couple of significant player suspensions.

    The Cardinals are 10-0 this season and soaring on a 15-game win streak that dates back more than a full calendar year.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Nov. 21...

    • Memorial Middle School girls at Pojoaque tournament, TBA, Pojoaque
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls host sixth grade tourney, TBA, WLV

    • NMHU women at Texas-Permian Basin, 1 p.m., Odessa, Texas
    • Memorial Middle School girls at Pojoaque tournament, TBA, Pojoaque
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls host sixth grade tourney, TBA, WLV
    Cross country
    • NMHU at NCAA regionals, 11 a.m., Denver

  • La Plaza
  • Crespin, Gallegos lose

    “The Battle at Five Points” turned out to be bad news for a pair of Meadow City fighters.

    Arturo “El Toro” Crespin and Shawn “The Educator” Gallegos both went down in defeat this past Saturday night in the pro boxing card held at South Valley Sports Complex in Albuquerque.

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  • Winter 2014-15 Sports Schedule

    Monday, Nov. 17
    • Memorial Middle School girls vs. Española, 4 p.m., MMS
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls at Los Alamos, 4 p.m., Los Alamos

    Tuesday, Nov. 18
    • Memorial Middle School girls vs. Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., MMS
    • Valley Middle School girls vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Valley
    • 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

    Wednesday, Nov. 19
    • NMHU women vs. West Texas A&M, 6 p.m., Wilson Complex

    Friday, Nov. 21

  • 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.