Today's Sports

  • Grizzly grapplers nip Highlands

    New Mexico Highlands’ wrestling team won four of 10 matches Thursday night and fell one maneuver short of another against a solid Adams State squad.

    The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference dual meet was only the second home event of the season for NMHU and one of only four overall to be held at the Wilson Complex.

    Coach Doug Moses’ Cowboys  (3-9-1, 1-4-1 RMAC) host Chadron State (6-3, 3-0) on Friday night at 7. After that, the last chance to see the NMHU grapplers in Las Vegas will be Feb. 14, when Colorado State-Pueblo comes to town.

  • Cowboys take lead in RMAC West

    Guess who’s No. 1 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference West men’s basketball race?

    Under coach Joe Harge, the Cowboys are 15-5 overall and 9-3 in the RMAC, rivaling the better starts the team made two decades ago under then-coach Henry Sanchez.

    The latest triumph came Tuesday night, a 90-67 rout of Colorado State-Pueblo (9-11, 6-6).

    A 23-3 Cowboy run midway through the first half turned a one-point deficit into a 39-20 lead. Highlands held on to that lead, which reached a 20-point margin — 53-33 — by halftime.

  • Luna CC baseball, softball home...

    Luna Community College’s softball and baseball teams will open up their home season at noon on Friday at the city’s La Plaza Fields.

    The softball team will be making its debut, while the baseball team is in its fourth year and following its winningest season to date. Both squads will take on Frank Phillips College of Borger, Texas.

    LCC President Pete Campos along with Vice President of Instruction Vidal Martinez are scheduled to throw the ceremonial first pitch.

  • Rangerettes smack SF Prep

    Melanie Romo took care of the first half; Clarissa Garcia handled the second.

    Mora’s girls’ basketball team opened its District 4-2A schedule with a 62-27 romp over Santa Fe Prep on Wednesday evening, getting big offense from those two Rangerette starters.

    Romo, Mora’s center, scored 17 of her team-high 19 points by halftime, leading the Rangerettes to a 24-13 lead. Mora’s team defense had held the Blue Griffins to three points in the first eight minutes.

  • East-West hoops tonight and...

    Rivalry week is here for Meadow City basketball.

    Robertson’s boys’ basketball team hosts West Las Vegas this evening at Mike Marr Gym. Action tips off with the freshman game at 4 p.m., followed by the junior varsity and varsity, the latter tipping off sometime after 7.

    The Cardinals, coached by David Bustos, are 5-14 overall and 1-3 in District 2-3A. Most recently, the Cards lost 76-59 to Santa Fe Indian.

    The Dons and Morgan Montaño are 12-8 and 2-2 coming off a 58-46 loss at St. Mike’s.

  • WEEKEND ROUNDUP 2: Three local...

    Robertson’s wrestling team, missing grapplers at several weight classes, earned an 11th place finish in this past weekend’s annual Cardinal Classic, which brought 21 out-of-town schools to town for the two-day event.

    The host Cardinals amassed 163.5 team points, getting edged out by Hobbs (173) and Santa Fe High (167) on the second day. West Las Vegas finshed 14th in the 24-team affair with 111.5 team points. The RHS junior varsity took 17th with 81 points, and Pecos was 20th with 43.

  • Pecos boys rip Monte del Sol to...

    Pecos started off District 4-2A in grand style with an 81-54 win over Monte del Sol Tuesday night.

    Tim Baca led the charge, scoring 17 of his game-high 33 points in the third period to break open a close game.

    The Panthers and Dragons played to an 11-all tie in the first period. Pecos led 33-25 at intermission and then outscored the Dragons 29-7 in the third period. 

    Del Gonzales added 16 points and Joseph Gonzales chipped in with 10. Point guard Darren Villanueva distributed eight assists.

  • WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Cowboys rise in...

    The Highlands Cowboys overthrew the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference West Division leaders and then punctuated the weekend with another victory against a divisional rival.

    On Friday night, NMHU (13-5, 8-3 RMAC) dominated visiting Fort Lewis by a 93-80 count.

  • Elks sink Dons in OT thrill ride...

    Tom Nakotte swished a three-pointer with three seconds left in overtime Thursday night, nudging Pojoaque Valley past West Las Vegas 59-57.

    The rematch of last season’s Class 3A boys’ basketball state finalists was marked by strong runs and wild swings of momentum.

    On back-to-back threes by Adrian Rivera, the Dons closed the first quarter with an 8-0 run to go up 14-8. Rivera would finish with 26.

  • Fourth-ranked Lopers drop...

    Facing the fourth-ranked wrestling team in the nation (NCAA Division II), the Highlands Cowboys took their lumps on Thursday evening in Kearney, Neb.

    No. 4 Nebraska-Kearney prevailed 41-9, with the Cowboys’ only wins at 197 and heavyweight. Luke McPeek pinned eighth-ranked Matt Farrell in 48 seconds, turning a reversal into a fall. Farrell led 4-1 when he took McPeek down with 2:18 left in the opening period. But McPeek reversed and got the Loper onto his back.