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State

  • Men's basketball: NMSU is 2nd in WAC poll
    LAS CRUCES — The New Mexico State University men’s basketball team was picked to finish second in the preseason WAC coaches and media polls. The NMSU Aggies are the defending 2010 WAC Tournament Champions. Senior forward Wendell McKines and junior forward Troy Gillenwater were preseason first team All-WAC selections on both the coaches and media ballots. The Aggies were the only program to have two players on the first team.
  • Men's basketball: UNM picked third in MWC poll
    DENVER — The University of New Mexico Lobos men’s basketball team has been selected third in the preseason media poll released by the league earlier this week. Along with the poll, the conference released its preseason all-conference teams and honorees. Lobos Dairese Gary was named to the preseason all-conference team, along with Drew Gordon, who picked up Newcomer of the Year honors.  The Lobos garnered three first-place votes and 214 votes from a panel of 30 media members.
  • Cross country: JV teams finish with perfect scores at Saturday’s invite
    Both Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls junior varsity teams earned perfect scores at Saturday’s Santa Fe Indian School Invitational. Los Alamos’ girls JV team swept the top 10 team running slots at the race, which was held on the campus of SFIS. Anna Wermer was the big winner, posting a time of 21:20, topping teammate Mikayla Pulliam, the race’s runner-up, who finished in a time of 21:47. Right behind Wermer and Pulliam were Miranda Barraza, Allie Parker and Shannon Doyle to complete the sweep of the top five places.
  • NMAA: Board votes for playoff changes
    The New Mexico Activities Association announced several rules changes following its Board of Directors meeting Wednesday in Albuquerque. The NMAA, the governing body of most interscholastic prep sports in the state, made changes to several different sports. It did, however, table one of the biggest changes that had been proposed, allowing spring football practice.
  • Football/volleyball: LA girls climb one spot in poll
    Here are this week’s Class AAAA football and volleyball coaches polls. The polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. Football, Class 4A     Team        Total pts.      Pvs. 1. Goddard (10)    162    1 2. Belen (5)        149    2 3. Aztec (1)        141    3
  • Football: Boise State's Venable out for half a game vs. NMSU
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Third-ranked Boise State will be without starting linebacker/safety Winston Venable for the first half of this weekend's game against New Mexico State. Venable was suspended Wednesday for half a game by Western Athletic Conference Commissioner Karl Benson for a "flagrant foul" against Oregon State's James Rodgers in the Broncos' 37-24 win last Saturday.
  • Football: Walker delegating defensive responsibilities
    LAS CRUCES (AP) — New Mexico State coach DeWayne Walker is delegating the responsibility of calling defensive plays to linebackers coach Dale Lindsey. Walker said Tuesday the move will allow him to focus more on the team as a whole. He also says it offers the best chance to build the program because he can better manage all aspects of offense, defense, special teams and recruiting.
  • Kansas cruises past New Mexico State 42-16
    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — D.J. Beshears was a defensive back last season as a Kansas freshman, but he played multiple roles on offense Saturday night. Beshears was a running back, wide receiver and kick returner as he scored three touchdowns, including a 96-yard kickoff return, in the first half to propel Kansas to a 42-16 victory over the New Mexico State. "I guess we've going to have to give him slash, slash," said Kansas quarterback Jordan Webb.
  • UNLV storms to 45-10 victory over New Mexico
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Omar Clayton hit Michael Johnson for three touchdown passes in leading UNLV to an 45-10 win over New Mexico on Saturday night. The two connected for scores from 10, 43, and 35 yards as coach Bobby Hauck won his first game with UNLV (1-3, 1-1 Mountain West). Clayton finished 14 of 20 with 194 yards passing, while Johnson had 138 yards on eight catches as the Rebels scored 45 straight points after trailing New Mexico (0-4, 0-2) by a touchdown in the first quarter.
  • State roundup of prep football scores: Hilltoppers lose in homecoming matchup
      PREP FOOTBALL Belen 62, Los Alamos 21 Check Sunday's Los Alamos Monitor for the full game rundown... Albuquerque Academy 28, Raton 21 Artesia 42, Carlsbad 24 Aztec 63, St. Pius 28 Bernalillo 48, Gallup 7 Canadian, Texas 42, Clayton 14 Capitan 60, Mescalero Apache 6 Cleveland 42, Hobbs 26 Clint Horizon, Texas 35, Alamogordo 28 Clovis 28, Rio Rancho 7