Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Orediggers derail HU soccer run

    NMHU Sports Information

    A first period goal proved to be the only difference in 200 minutes of soccer between NMHU and nationally ranked Colorado School of Mines this season.

    In the semifinals of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women’s soccer tournament, Highlands (11-5-4) fell to No. 9 Mines (15-1-3) 1-0 Friday in Golden, Colo.

  • Tanui shines in RMAC meet

    Freshman Raymond Tanui earned all-conference honors to help the New Mexico Highlands men’s cross country team place seventh in Saturday’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championships hosted by Western State in Gunnison, Colo.

    Tanui ran 21st individually on the 8-kilometer course with a time of 27:09. The Kenya native earned second team All-RMAC honors for his effort.

    Highlands amassed 207 team points, ranking the Cowboys in the middle of the pack of the 15-school race.

    The NMHU women were 14th of 15 teams.

  • Lady Dons rally, win district

    For a while there Saturday night, it looked like the Pojoaque Elkettes of their recent indomitable championship vintage were back in top form at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Covering the floor defensively with cool efficiency, Pojoaque won the first two sets — 25-21 and 26-24 — against West Las Vegas in the District 2-4A volleyball final.

    But the host Lady Dons not only averted a sweep, they rallied for three straight set victories to win their first district championship in nearly a decade.

  • Beasties’ run ends in Final 4

    ALBUQUERQUE — A few bad bounces loomed large and helped cost the Robertson girls’ soccer team a shot at the Class 1A-4A state title Friday. The Lady Cardinals, best known by the “Beastie Girls” moniker, lost 3-0 to St. Michael’s in a battle of the second- and third-ranked teams in the state semifinals.

    St. Mike’s went on to lose to defending champion and No. 1 ranked Hope Christian 2-1 in overtime on Saturday in the championship.

  • Cowboys upset after slow start...

    Black Hills State got out to a 17-0 head start and held on despite Highlands’ fourth-quarter rally to win 30-27 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football on Saturday afternoon in Spearfish, S.D.

    Ward Anderson rushed for one touchdown and passed for another — a 67-yard strike to Anthony Eboreim — as part of the Yellow Jackets’ big first quarter.

    Zach Tapia got the Cowboys on the board with field goals from 19 and 47 yards in the second period, and the halftime margin was BHSU 20, NMHU 6.

  • LV teams battle on in soccer...

    Sometimes all it takes is one momentary lapse — or one beautifully played sequence — to make the difference between victory and defeat.

    That’s pretty much all it took for New Mexico Highlands (11-4-4) to break through against Fort Lewis on Wednesday evening in the opening match of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women’s soccer tournament.

    Highlands won 1-0 and will play the No. 1 seed, Colorado School of Mines, in a tourney semifinal 2 p.m. Friday in Golden, Colo. Mines is the No. 9 ranked team in NCAA Division II.