• Kirk sets New Mexico freshman record in 102-62 win
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Alex Kirk knew of former New Mexico standout and NBA player Kenny Thomas, but didn't know he had just surpassed him. Kirk set a New Mexico freshman scoring record with 31 points Wednesday night as the Lobos defeated Cal State Bakersfield 102-62. Kirk, who was 11 of 13 from the field and 7 of 8 from the free-throw line, more than tripled his previous high of 10 points, matching that figure with 8:31 left in the first half.
  • Basketball: Lobos outlast Aggies, Kirk scores 7 points and grabs 6 rebounds
    LAS CRUCES — Just as predicted, the Rio Grande Rivalry between the Lobos and the Aggies was a wild and thrilling one with the Lobos coming out victorious, topping the Aggies 84-78 in overtime at the Pan American Center Saturday night. UNM improved to 6-1 overall, while NMSU dropped to 2-6. This was the fourth straight win and second on the road for a young Lobo team. Head coach Steve Alford has been very pleased with the way his green players have responded to the recent challenges.
  • Football: Artesia tops Aztec for AAAA title, Lovington & Mayfield win
    The Artesia Bulldogs added another notch to their record with a big win over the Aztec Tigers in Saturday’s Class AAAA state championship football game. The Bulldogs knocked off the Tigers 45-34 in the state title game played in Artesia. The state championship victory was the 27th in the history of Artesia football since 1957. Artesia won its sixth state title since 2000, when the five-classification system was introduced in New Mexico.
  • Basketball: Tuesday's prep scores
    Boys Basketball Bosque School 59, Pecos 40 Capital 66, Pojoaque 51 Carrizozo 50, Valley Christian 49 Dora 59, San Jon 56 Eldorado 65, Los Lunas 26 Elida 50, Floyd 48 Gallup 57, St. Pius 49 Goddard 60, Carlsbad 47 Hope Christian 58, Manzano 46 Jemez Valley 60, South Valley 41 Kirtland Central 59, Shiprock 55 La Cueva 74, Atrisco 43 Midland, Texas 57, Hobbs 45
  • Men's basketball: Lobos pick up second win to open season, beat Sun Devils
    ALBUQUERQUE — The University of New Mexico Lobos got 18 points from senior Dairese Gary and 15 from freshman Kendall Williams as UNM rolled the visiting Arizona State Sun Devils 76-62 Tuesday night in The Pit. The Sun Devils ignored UNM’s rowdy Pit and cut through the UNM defense for a quick 10-3 lead. UNM then went on a 20-0 run to take a lead the Lobos would never let go.
  • Men's basketball: Kirk posts double-double in first game
    ALBUQUERQUE — Los Alamos’ former big man had a big showing in his first collegiate outing. Former Hilltopper superstar Alex Kirk posted a double-double to start his college career, leading the University of New Mexico Lobos to a 63-54 victory over Detroit Saturday night. UNM and Kirk were stellar in their 2010-11 season opener against Detroit, as they cruised to a wire-to-wire victory front of 15,145 fans at the Pit.
  • Men's basketball: Gillenwater scores 30 to lead NMSU to season-opening win
    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Troy Gillenwater scored 30 points and New Mexico State beat Louisiana-Lafayette 92-76 in the season opener for both teams Friday night. The Aggies made 12 of 25 attempts from beyond the arc. Gillenwater made 5 of 9 on 3-point attempts and Hernst Laroche, who scored 21 points, connected on all four of his 3-point attempts. Rahman Hamidu added 18 points for the Aggies.
  • Women's basketball: Lobos will host Red Raiders to open season
    The University of New Mexico women’s basketball team will host Texas Tech Friday for the regular season opener in the newly renovated Pit at 7 p.m. This will be the fourth consecutive year that the Lobos open the season at home. Friday’s game will be broadcast live on 610 AM The Sports Animal. Gametracker and video streaming will also be provided via GoLobos.com. The Lobos continue playing at home throughout the month of November. New Mexico will host University of California-Irvine Nov. 15 and California on Nov. 20.
  • Football: New Mexico Bowl partnering with Pac-12
    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — The expanded Pac-12 has agreed to send a team to the New Mexico Bowl in 2012 and 2013, pending approval by the NCAA's licensing committee, to play a Mountain West opponent. Officials made the announcement Wednesday. The bowl's executive director, Jeff Siembieda, calls it a great opportunity for football fans in New Mexico. The Pac-10 is expanding its membership next season from 10 schools to 12, picking up Colorado and Utah.
  • Meet NM’s first-ever “first gentleman”
    Chuck Franco will soon be a household name in New Mexico. As the husband of Gov.-elect Susana Martinez, he will become the state’s first-ever “first gentleman” when she takes office in January. He’s been there every step of the way, from the long car rides between rallies to the huddles with his wife’s campaign managers, to the debates and the news conferences. If Martinez is around, that stocky southern New Mexico lawman with the big black cowboy hat is likely not far behind.