Today's Sports

  • Sacrifices help Cowboy sluggers...

    Punctuating the game with the big inning they’d been looking for, the Highlands baseball team defeated Metro State 7-2 Sunday and ended up with a split of the four-game weekend series at Brandt Park.

    The Cowboys and head coach Steve Jones improved to 14-7 overall and 10-2 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

    Josh McMahon, Highlands’ third baseman, drove in four runs and went 4 for 5 at the plate in one of the better individual efforts of the season to date.

  • B.J. Gonzales hoops fest begins...

    March Madness isn’t just about high school or college basketball. It’s also about the 11th annual B.J. Gonzales Tournament, to be held Friday through Sunday at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Spectators are welcome.

    The tournament is a 12-team double-elimination format bracket and brings to town some of the most competitive recreational hoops available in the region.

  • Dons win by 10

    West Las Vegas made quick work of Monte del Sol with a 14-4 road victory on Monday afternoon in Santa Fe.

    The Dons are 2-1-1 and get ready to take part in the Aztec tournament running Thursday through Saturday.

    Robertson baseball and both RHS and WLV softball teams are scheduled to play in tournaments at St. Michael’s, also starting Thursday, in Santa Fe.

  • Lobos face Ivy League champs

    Staff and wire reports

    SALT LAKE CITY — New Mexico earned a No. 3 seed in the NCAA West Region after winning the tough Mountain West Conference regular season and tournament titles.

    The Lobos (29-5) will face No. 14 seed Harvard (19-9), the Ivy League champions, on Thursday in Salt Lake City. Tipoff is 7:50 p.m. Mountain time.

    Behind co-stars Kendall Williams and Tony Snell, this is the best team the Lobos have had since Norm Ellenberger’s teams in the late 1970s.

  • Ags underdogs against St. Louis

    Staff and wire reports

    SAN JOSE, Calif. — After winning the Atlantic 10 tournament title, Saint Louis will start the NCAA tournament Thursday against WAC champion New Mexico State.

    Tipoff is around noon Mountain time on Thursday.

    The Billikens (27-6) were assigned a No. 4 seed Sunday after beating VCU to win just the second conference tournament title in school history.

  • West boasts intriguing matchups

    By John Marshall
    AP Basketball Writer

    Gonzaga got the seed it wanted, earning the No. 1 spot in the West Region of the NCAA tournament.

    The Zags have a seemingly easy opening-round game, facing a team that won its only NCAA tournament game 20 years ago.

    It gets quite a bit tougher for Gonzaga after that.

    Following an opening game against Southern University on Thursday in Salt Lake City, the Zags will have to get through a gauntlet of good teams.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March...

    No local varsity events scheduled

    • LCC at Adams State JV (DH), noon, Alamosa, Colo.
    • St. Mike’s Invite: Robertson vs. TBA, Santa Fe
    • Aztec Invite: West Las Vegas vs. Española Valley, 6:30 p.m., Aztec

    • St. Mike’s Invite: Robertson vs. Albuquerque Academy, 2 p.m.; West Las Vegas vs. Española Valley, noon, Santa Fe
    • NMHU at Colorado Mesa, 6 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.

  • Trojans finish as runners-up

    For the second consecutive season, Wagon Mound’s boys’ basketball team emerged as the pride of northeastern New Mexico, making the deepest run in the state tournaments of any team in the region.

    Unfortunately for the Trojans and their loyal fans — much of the village of Wagon Mound was at The Pit for Friday’s Class B boys’ title game — this year would bring a runner-up trophy instead of the coveted blue state championship hardware.

  • Lobos, Aggies win league tourneys

    The Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Steve Alford still had the net around his neck when the lobbying began for his New Mexico Lobos.

    No. 1 in the Mountain West Conference, for sure. But how about a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament?

    Improbable, yes, if only because this is the Mountain West after all. But Alford made it clear Saturday he wasn’t going to settle for just being a No. 2.

    “We’ve got to be in the talks,” Alford said.

  • Productive starts for RHS...

    Two days of tennis in the City Different provided ample early-season learning experience for the Robertson High School teams in the Santa Fe Invitational.

    The Cardinal boys scored 9-0 wins over both Santa Fe High and St. Michael’s and an 8-1 verdict vs. Los Alamos before losing to defending Class 3A state champion New Mexico Military.

    The girls bounced back from 8-1 losses to Santa Fe and Los Alamos by crushing Capital 9-0 on Saturday.

    Head coach Roman Fulgenzi noted progress.