Today's Sports

  • Lobos ground Falcons, set up...

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Seniors Cameron Bairstow and Kendall Williams put on a show in their final home game for No. 21 New Mexico, combining for 34 points Wednesday night to lead the Lobos to an 80-52 victory over Air Force.

    Bairstow finished with 21 points and seven rebounds and Williams had 13 points for New Mexico (24-5, 15-2 Mountain West).

    Leading 27-20, the Lobos closed the first half on a 7-0 run capped by a buzzer-beating dunk from Alex Kirk on an inbounds play for a 34-20 lead.

  • Go Fish - March 7

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Fishing report, March 4:
    Charette Lakes: Opened for the season March 1.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 7...

    • LCC at Odessa (DH), noon, Odessa, Texas
    • NMHU vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 3 p.m., Brandt Park
    • Robertson at Cobre tournament, TBA
    • Class 2A girls’ state tournament: Mora vs. Tohatchi, 6 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • Class 3A girls’ state tournament: Robertson vs. Silver, 6 p.m., Mike Marr Gym; West Las Vegas vs. Thoreau, 7 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • LCC vs. Western Texas (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park

  • Going to State! Seven area teams...

    Seven area high school teams and their fans are gearing up for one of the most anticipated events on the calendar — the New Mexico Activities Association state basketball championships.

    Or, as they call it ‘round these parts, “State.”

    Teams learned their postseason pairings late Sunday, hours after the last of the district tournaments around the state had concluded. Considering how long the hoops season has been, things will happen now at a relentless pace.

  • Rangel earns trip to nationals

    By Vincent Nolasco
    NMHU Sports Information

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Erick Rangel was a man on a mission over the weekend, ensuring that New Mexico Highlands would be represented at the NCAA Division II National Wrestling Championships.

    Rangel placed third in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tournament, which doubles as the NCAA Super IV Regional, in Grand Junction, Colo. The Cowboys’ 125-pounder will compete for a national title March 14-15 in Cleveland, Ohio.

  • Cowgirls’ rally ends in eighth

    A couple of home runs in the bottom of the eighth inning were almost enough to turn the tide for New Mexico Highlands’ softball team in an extra-inning thriller against Regis on Sunday at Cowgirl Field.


  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 5...

    • Robertson at Santa Fe High, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    • Robertson JV at Santa Fe High (DH), 3 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Robertson at St. Michael’s (DH), 3 p.m., Santa Fe

    • LCC at Odessa (DH), noon, Odessa, Texas
    • NMHU vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 3 p.m., Brandt Park
    • First round of girls’ state tournaments, TBA, campus sites

  • Weekend Roundup - March 3, 2013

    Travis Valdez went 5 for 6 at the plate, and Andy Gabaldon smashed four doubles to lead West Las Vegas to a sweep of visiting Socorro on Saturday in the first prep baseball action of the season.

    The Dons, who had to wait most of the 2013 season to play a few games on their own field (due to facility work), got off to a 2-0 start at home.

    With Jake Ulibarri on the mound in the first game, the Dons scored the key runs in the third inning and held on for a 4-1 win.

    Then Gabaldon posted a solid start as West won big in game two, 16-2.

  • Cowgirls 3rd in RMAC indoors

    Three individual event titles and some nationals-qualifying performances highlighted New Mexico Highlands’ march to third place over the weekend at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships in Alamosa.

    Shanice McPherson’s long jump of 19-9 1/2 (6.03 meters) was not only good enough to win; it also automatically qualified her for the NCAA meet.

    Salcia Slack and Destiny Dillworth finished one-two in the indoor pentathlon with 3,825 and 3,589 points, respectively.

  • WLV, Mora girls prevail

    West Las Vegas’ girls put together a strong fourth quarter to pull away from Robertson on Friday night, adding a District 2-3A tournament championship to their regular-season title.

    West won 63-49 after a game that saw seven lead changes and four ties. Neither side led by double digits until a Deanna Bustos 3-pointer made it 50-40 with about six minutes left in the ballgame.

    Bustos finished with 24 points.

    West Las Vegas defeated Pojoaque Valley 49-43 in the girls’ junior varsity district championship.

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