Today's Sports

  • NMHU runners shut out at...

    New Mexico Highlands’ cross country season came to an end Saturday in Denver, with the men finishing 10th and the women 18th in the NCAA Division II South Central regionals.

    Only the top six teams and the top three individual runners from non-qualifying schools make the cut for nationals.

    Highlands’ Raymond Tanui just missed individual qualification as the sixth-fastest runner from a non–qualifying school. He earned All-Region honors by finishing among the top 25 men overall.

  • All-district: ‘Beastie Girls’...

    On the heels of the program’s deepest run in school history (matching the one made with many of those present on board two years prior), the Robertson girls’ soccer team landed a dozen players on the All-District 5 1A-4A team for 2014.

    Senior forward Caitlin Diefendorf earned one of two Player of the Year honors, while Ian Williamson was named Coach of the Year.

  • 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.