• Friday's prep football scores roundup
    PREP FOOTBALL Artesia 41, Roswell 7 Atrisco Heritage 53, Albuquerque High 0 Belen 61, Miyamura 19 Bernalillo 49, Capital 7 Bloomfield 52, Thoreau 0 Carrizozo 67, Mountainair 16 Centennial High School 42, Santa Teresa 0 Cobre 59, Mesilla Valley Christian 6 Deming 47, Chaparral 7 Escalante 50, Questa 0 Farmington 37, Aztec 0 Gadsden 27, Alamogordo 7 Gateway Christian 64, Tatum 40 Hagerman 52, Fort Sumner 0 Hobbs 30, Clovis 28 Hondo 68, Animas 20 Hope Christian 38, Lovington 27 Hot Springs 28, Socorro 20 La Cueva 31, Eldorado 28 Logan 54, Springer 0 Los Alamos 46, Espanola Valley 0 Los Lunas 51, Gallup 0 Mayfield 33, Onate 10 Moriarty 52, Santa Fe 8 Piedra Vista 26, Kirtland Central 0 Pojoaque 54, West Las Vegas 12 Reserve 63, NMSD 13 Rio Rancho 28, Volcano Vista 6 Robertson 40, Raton 13 Ruidoso 42, Portales 27 Santa Rosa 34, Clayton 16 Shiprock 50, Wingate 8 Tohatchi 52, Ramah 0 Tularosa 27, Lordsburg 18
  • NM prep football roundup: Friday scores
    PREP FOOTBALL Animas 73, NMSD 20 Atrisco Heritage 23, Rio Grande 0 Capital 49, Espanola Valley 0 Carlsbad 16, La Cueva 0 Centennial High School 21, Ruidoso 20 Cleveland 52, Hobbs 12 Clovis 42, Sandia 24 Cobre 41, Lordsburg 27 Deming 41, EP Cathedral, Texas 0 Dexter 40, Tornillo, Texas 2 Escalante 70, Shiprock 6 Fort Sumner 28, Melrose 7 Gadsden 27, Onate 20 Gateway Christian 58, Carrizozo 0 Goddard 55, Lovington 0 Hagerman 42, Jal 0 Hatch Valley 56, Tularosa 12 Hondo 49, Roy/Wagon Mound 0 Kirtland Central 25, Bloomfield 14 Laguna-Acoma 50, Crownpoint 0 Lake Arthur 62, San Jon 6 Las Cruces 50, Alamogordo 0 Los Lunas 49, Grants 12 Navajo Prep 50, Newcomb 0 Roswell 38, Portales 21 Santa Fe 28, Los Alamos 9 Santa Rosa 27, Estancia 0 Silver 42, Santa Teresa 7 Taos 45, West Las Vegas 0 Texico 21, Tucumcari 20 Valencia 46, Miyamura 20 West Mesa 66, Highland 28
  • Bull elk licenses to go on sale
    SANTA FE – A total of 275 trophy bull elk archery hunting licenses will go on sale Oct. 30 on a first-come, first-served basis on the Department of Game and Fish website, wildlife.state.nm.us. The sale will begin at 10 a.m. Oct. 30 and will be open only to New Mexico residents for the first 24 hours. After that, any remaining licenses will be available to nonresidents. Only hunters who do not hold a 2013-2014 elk license are eligible to purchase the late-season licenses. The bag limit for the late-season hunts is one bull elk with antlers that have at least six points on one side. Game and Fish strongly advises hunters to obtain an online customer account or review their existing account, user name and password before the sale. Available licenses include: • Archery hunts, trophy bull elk (six-point antlers or more on one side): • Unit 12: Nov. 16-20, 25 licenses. • Unit 34: Dec. 14-18, 200 licenses. • Unit 37: Nov. 30-Dec. 4, 50 licenses. Game and Fish also makes licenses available as biologists continue to assess annual population and harvest information, regional herd management objectives and additional harvest needs.  
  • Lobos holding softball camp in Farmington
    The University of New Mexico Lobo softball program will host a youth camp in Farmington for players in grades 7-12. There will be pitching, defensive fundamdentals and offensive fundamentals taught at the camp, scheduled for Nov. 2. For more informaiton, call 505-925-5812.
  • Utag defense will be a test for Lobos
    For a change, the spotlight on the University of New Mexico Lobo football team’s opponent doesn’t shine down on a quarterback. It shifts to the defense.  It beams down on Jake Doughty and Zach Vigil, a tenacious duo of headhunting Utah State linebackers, who defend their turf like a junkyard dog guarding a bone. These Utah State Aggies — or Utags, as the Aggies are better known — do not like running backs. They do not like quarterbacks.  They do not like giving up first downs. Doughty had 19 tackles against Boise State. Vigil had 12 tackles. The Lobos and Utags meet at University Stadium Saturday. The two linebackers will be looking to greet Lobos at the line of scrimmage and they are good at seeking out their targets. Doughty, a senior, is No. 5 in the nation with 11.9 tackles per game.  Vigil, a junior, is No. 25 with 9.7 per game. They are at the heart of a Utag defense that is ranked No. 1 in the Mountain West and No. 31 in the nation, 29th against the run, holding opponents to 129.1 yards on the ground and 351.6 total yards.
  • Aggies are tops in preseason polls
    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The New Mexico State University men’s basketball team was voted to win the Western Athletic Conference title in both the WAC Coaches’ Preseason poll and the media poll. NMSU received eight of the nine first-place votes in the coaches’ poll and all 24 first-place votes in the media poll.  According to the voting done by the leagues’ coaches, Seattle University is picked to finish second, Bakersfield third with Idaho and Utah Valley tying for fourth.  “Anytime we get selected at the top it creates a challenge to try to defend the target that is on our back,” said head coach Marvin Menzies.  “We have to be able to use this for motivation and at the same time we need to make sure we have our humility intact.” Also for the Aggies, junior guard Daniel Mullings was selected as the Preseason Player of the Year in both polls. Mullings finished the 2012-13 season as a second team All-WAC honoree while posting 13.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. 
  • Prep FB roundup: Friday's scores
    PREP FOOTBALL Menaul 61, Tse Yi Gai 0 Belen 32, Los Lunas 13 Capitan def. Loving, forfeit Clayton 19, Estancia 12 Clovis 48, Artesia 17 Cobre 28, Tularosa 0 Crownpoint 30, Ramah 20 Deming 44, Alamogordo 14 Eldorado 35, Rio Rancho 21 EP Cathedral, Texas 7, Chaparral 3 Eunice 71, Questa 0 Farmington 59, Bloomfield 7 Fort Sumner 33, Escalante 32 Gateway Christian 70, Logan 46 Goddard 28, Carlsbad 10 Hagerman def. Cloudcroft, forfeit Hatch Valley 67, Mesilla Valley Christian 13 Hobbs 47, Lovington 0 Kirtland Central 35, Capital 0 Laguna-Acoma 50, Tohatchi 14 Las Cruces 55, Onate 19 Los Alamos 39, Bernalillo 35 McCurdy 66, Dulce 16 Melrose 60, Carrizozo 22 Navajo Prep 34, Shiprock 18 NMMI 20, Hot Springs 6 Raton 33, West Las Vegas 16 Roswell 24, Moriarty 21 Ruidoso 31, Silver 28 Sandia 19, Cleveland 16 Santa Fe 27, Espanola Valley 6 Santa Rosa 19, Texico 14
  • Lobos face Cowboys in conference game
    The University of New Mexico Lobo football team will take on the Wyoming Cowboys in a Mountain West contest Saturday afternoon. The Lobos, who haven’t had a road game in about a month, will travel to Laramie for the Mountain West meeting. The Cowboys have won three of their last four games against the Lobos, including a 28-23 victory in Albuquerque last season. UNM is 0-1 in Mountain West play (2-3 overall), but should have momentum going in after a crushing 66-17 victory over its in-state rival New Mexico State University last week. UNM gained 541 yards on the ground against the Aggies, a haul that made the Lobos the top rushing team in the country, averaging 367.8 yards per game. Wyoming (3-2, 1-0 in MW play), however, is also a very good offensive team. The Cowboys have averaged 516.2 yards per game, led by Brett Smith, who has a 64.8 percent completion percentage this season. The Lobos dropped their MW opener Sept. 28 at home against UNLV. The Cowboys, meanwhile, topped Air Force 56-23 Sept. 21 in Colorado Springs. In their most recent outing, however, the Cowboys dropped a 42-21 decision at Texas State. Aggies still looking for first win of year
  • Kirk named to preseason MW first team
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – This season, the University of New Mexico Lobos will be attempting to become the first team to win five Mountain West men’s basketball titles in the last six years. And looking at the media poll, many people think the Lobos can do it. UNM, with four starters returning for first-year head coach Craig Neal, was a near unanimous selection to win the Mountain West. The Lobos picked up 23 of 24 first place votes and are the preseason pick for the league title, according to media members from around the league. Along with the poll, UNM earned two big preseason individual honors. Kendall Williams was named the preseason Player of the Year, and he and Alex Kirk were both named preseason All-Conference. Kirk, a former standout for the Los Alamos Hilltoppers, was an All-MW second-team selection following the 2012-13 season. He was also a U.S. Basketball Writers Association All-District selection and named to the MW All-Defensive team. Kirk accomplished that after sitting out the 2011-12 campaign following back surgery. He is the top returning rebounder in the MW, ranking third last season with 8.8 rebounds per contest and was 13th in scoring (12.9 points per game) in Conference-only action. In addition, Kirk was also second in the league with 36 blocked shots in MW play.
  • State Roundup: Friday's NM prep football scores
    PREP FOOTBALL Albuquerque Academy 28, Los Alamos 13 Bloomfield 39, Miyamura 0 Clayton 51, Escalante 0 Clint Mountain View, Texas 34, Chaparral 13 Clovis 31, Goddard 28 Cobre 47, Zuni 0 Del Norte 55, Aztec 41 Deming 35, Silver 19 EP Cathedral, Texas 39, Santa Teresa 24 Eunice 35, Tucumcari 6 Farmington 21, St. Pius 0 Gateway Christian 52, Melrose 6 Hagerman def. Mescalero Apache, forfeit Hobbs 41, Alamogordo 0 Hondo 104, NMSD 0 Kirtland Central 44, Gallup 13 Laguna-Acoma 46, West Las Vegas 6 Las Cruces 54, Artesia 0 Lordsburg 12, Tornillo, Texas 0 NMMI 14, Capitan 13 Piedra Vista 47, Bernalillo 0 Portales 26, Pojoaque 14 Raton 53, Santa Fe Indian 0 Rio Rancho 28, Atrisco Heritage 27 Roswell 30, Gadsden 9 Ruidoso 28, Robertson 14 Santa Rosa 19, Dexter 7 Taos 49, Espanola Valley 7 Texico 47, Fort Sumner 25 Tohatchi 51, Wingate 0 Valley 31, Manzano 14