Today's Sports

  • West teams win Friday

    The following are scores from this past weekend’s Hope Christian basketball tournaments.

    Thursday: Lovington boys 69, West Las Vegas 62
    Los Lunas girls 80, West Las Vegas 49

    Friday: West Las Vegas boys 69, Rehoboth 41
    West Las Vegas girls 63, Hot Springs 26

    Saturday: West Las Vegas boys 63, Bloomfield 34
    West Las Vegas girls 57, Socorro 43

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 20...

    No local varsity events scheduled

    • NMHU women vs. Northern New Mexico, 6 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson boys (A,B) at Mora, 5:30 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys vs. Wagon Mound, 7 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys (B,C) vs. Maxwell, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys vs. Capshaw, 4 p.m., WLVMS gym

  • Going up
  • Lady Dons end Mora streak

    Mora’s opponents have had little answer for the Rangerettes’ overall team balance on the basketball court this winter.

    But this week at Montoya Gym, Deanna Bustos and her teammates from West Las Vegas gave them a case of the Mondays.

    West ended Mora’s 11-game unbeaten streak, 45-29. Bustos put together one of her better recent games in scoring a game-high 19 points.

    It’s the second year in a row that WLV is responsible for ending an undefeated start by Mora.

  • Dream matchups in AFC, NFC finals

    By Tim Dahlberg
    AP Sports Columnist

    Peyton Manning and Tom Brady one more time with the Super Bowl on the line would have been good enough all by itself.

    But in the embarrassment of riches that is the NFL this season, we get more. Much more.

    Two young superstar quarterbacks in the making squaring off in Seattle. Wes Welker against the team that wanted him no longer, and Anquan Boldin taking his new team on another championship run. A sideshow with Pete Carroll and Jim Harbaugh that might be worth the price of admission by itself.

  • Three times the lady

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    Senior post China Smith has been used to being honored for her defensive prowess, but her offensive effort was rewarded on Monday.

    As announced by the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference offices, Smith was named Offensive Player of the Week after recording double-doubles in two wins by New Mexico Highlands University this past weekend. The Cowgirls knocked off Fort Lewis 74-63 Friday before dominating Adams State 82-60 on Saturday.

  • Rebels outgun Lobos

    By Glen Rosales
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — As far as stats in the box score, nothing UNLV Carlos Lopez-Sosa did particularly stood out Wednesday against New Mexico.

    He missed all three of his shots, grabbed but two rebounds and had one assist in his 19 minutes off the bench.

    But he was pest in the post in helping the Runnin’ Rebels beat the Lobos 76-73.

    “I thought Carlos Lopez-Sosa was a huge factor in the game inside,” said UNLV coach Dave Rice. “He could match up.

  • Rivalries rekindled as playoffs...

    By Dennis Waszak Jr.
    AP Sports Writer

    Familiar foes. Rivalry showdowns.

    Talk about a couple of juicy title-game tussles.

    It’s Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady — Round 15 — in the AFC championship game Sunday, while the San Francisco 49ers square off against the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC title bout.

    Yep, here we go again. With a Super Bowl trip on the line.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 17...

    • NMHU women and men at Chadron State, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Chadron, Neb.
    • Robertson girls (A,B) vs. Mora, 5:30 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys and girls at Hope Christian tournament, TBA, Albuquerque
    • NMHU at Colorado School of Mines, 7 p.m., Golden, Colo.
    • Robertson at Joe Vivian Classic, 8 a.m., Cibola High, Albuquerque


  • Bears down - Highlands hoopsters...

    Stargell Love came up with a huge steal and then swished two free throws to seal a 90-87 win for New Mexico Highlands over visiting Adams State on Saturday night at the Wilson Complex.

    The Cowboys improved to 8-6 overall and 5-5 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. ASC fell to 7-5 and 4-5, respectively.

    Highlands’ win is a critical one because the Cowboys and Grizzlies are both in the middle of the pack in the RMAC standings and will be making a push for the playoffs in the next month.