Today's Sports

  • Vegas Bowl 2014

    A near-capacity crowd jammed the Frank Herrera Complex for the annual East-West football game on Nov. 8.

    Visiting Robertson, the defending state champion and No. 1 ranked team in Class 4A, completed an undefeated regular season and clinched the district title with a 41-0 win.

    Joseph Paul Griego rushed for three touchdowns, Dominic Lucero ran for two and Marcelo Cedillo scored one for Leroy Gonzalez’s Cardinals (10-0).

    West Las Vegas finished 3-7 in Adrian Gonzales’ first season at the helm.

  • Lady Dons, Rangerettes aim high

    Volleyball fans, this is your week.

    State tournaments in each of six classifications get under way Thursday and continue through Saturday in Rio Rancho.
    Selections and seedings were announced Sunday by the New Mexico Activities Association.

  • Highlands harrier races to All-...

    NMHU Sports Information

    Highlands men’s cross country freshman Raymond Tanui has been named the Subway Eat Fresh Student-Athlete of the Week.

    Subway manager Regina Denardo and NMHU announced the selection on Monday.
    Tanui finished 21st at the 2014 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships to earn all-conference honors. He helped the men’s cross country team finish seventh and will be counted on in the regional meet Nov. 22 in Denver.
    Tanui is a native of El Doret, Kenya.

  • Strong finish for runners

    Highlights of this past Saturday’s state high school cross country championships held in Rio Rancho:

     1. Terrence Lee, Navajo Pine, 17:21
    17. Casimiro Fresquez, Mora, 18:40
    41. Warren Roybal, Mora, 20:06
    46. Santiago Laumbach, Mora, 21:01
    57. Eloy Roybal, Mora, 22:02
    59. Travis Romero, Mora, 22:11
    60. Andres Martinez, Mora, 22:13
    69. Brandon Dahilig, Mora, 24:04
    (Mora boys placed eighth as a team: Navajo Pine won the meet)

  • HU spikers drop finale

    NMHU Sports Information

    The Cowgirls took a 2-1 lead and had match point in set four, but the Mountaineers rallied and took the fifth set easily as the New Mexico Highlands volleyball team lost its season finale to Western State 21-25, 25-20, 23-25, 30-28, 15-4 Saturday night in Gunnison, Colo.

    Highlands finished 11-18 overall and 5-13 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

    The host Mountaineers (2-16, 2-13) overcame the match point with a kill, an ace and a bad set by Highlands in game four, tying the match and sending it to the decisive fifth.

  • Beasties @ State
  • Marquez grapples to title for...

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    The New Mexico Highlands wrestling team had two grapplers place when they competed at the Cowboy Open at the University of Wyoming this past Saturday in Laramie.

    In his first competition of the season, redshirt sophomore Cody Marquez swept through the amateur bracket at heavyweight to claim the title.

    It took all of 52 seconds for Marquez to pick up six points with a pin of Alexis Garcia of Great Falls.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Nov. 12...

    • Memorial Middle School hosts MMS Quad (includes MMS, WLV, others), 3 p.m., MMS gym

    • Memorial Middle School girls at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Class 4A state tournament: West Las Vegas in pool play, 8 a.m., Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho
    • Class 2A state tournament: Mora in pool play, 8 a.m., Rio Rancho High School, Rio Rancho


  • RHS girls 4th, WLV boys 5th at...

    Moises Coca saved the best for last.

    The West Las Vegas senior posted the highest finish of his cross country career in Saturday’s state championship meet, crossing the line third in 16:22.

    Coca trailed only Alex Heffelfinger of East Mountain and Roy Madrid of Taos.

  • Birds go to 10-0

    Robertson ran roughshod over crosstown rival West Las Vegas, 41-0, in Saturday’s Vegas Bowl. But the victory was immediately overshadowed by the short-term loss of two key players, who’ll be forced to watch their team’s first playoff game from the sidelines.

    Dominic Lucero and J.R. Gonzalez were both ejected from the game after incurring multiple unsportsmanlike conduct penalties. As part of a New Mexico Activities Association rule, they also have to sit out Robertson’s next game — in this case, a second-round playoff on Nov. 22.