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McGruder's grit, Augmon's shot lift UNM women to much-needed win over Colorado State

Not necessarily pretty, but it got the job done. The University of New Mexico women’s basketball took a different approach to Thursday night’s game against Colorado State at the Pit. It was by necessity. With starting forward Paula Reus out with an injury, and with UNM’s usual assortment of 3-point shots not falling, the Lobos […] → Read More

University of New Mexico basketball women end brief skid, blister Nevada

(Nevada-UNM basketball photo gallery) There was no sluggish start for the University of New Mexico women’s basketball team this time. Quite the opposite, in fact. After stumbling out of the starting gates twice on last week’s 0-2 road trip to Wyoming and Colorado State, the Lobos hit a full spring early Wednesday night in the […] → Read More

A celebration of life here for late Al Unser Sr.

Not that you'd ever need to feel sorry for the daring and dashing Al Unser, envy of so many while ho ... → Read More

Albuquerque's Duran lands spot again on Team USA skateboard team

Albuquerque’s Mariah Duran, an Olympic skateboarder last year for the American team, is getting more opportunities to run it back. Duran on Friday was one of 16 athletes named to the national team to kick off the 2022 season. Skaters were selected by virtue of performances in international level competition during the previous year. Duran […] → Read More

Sacramento outslugs Albuquerque 12-8

‘TOPES SATURDAY: Vs. Sacramento 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, 610 AM/95.9 FM PROMOTION: Mariachis beanie giveaway/Bark in the Park PROBABLES: River Cats TBA vs. Isotopes LHP Dillon Overton (2-1, 4.50) PROMOTION: Women in Sports Night/Little League Night, postgame fireworks FRIDAY: FRIDAY: A five-run sixth inning was the difference for the Sacramento River Cats in a 12-8 […] → Read More

Former Aggie Bradish to make major league debut Friday with Baltimore

Former New Mexico State pitcher Kyle Bradish is tabbed to make his major league debut for the Baltimore Orioles against Boston. He becomes the sixth former Aggie to land on a major league roster, NMSU says. Bradish, 25, was selected by the Los Angeles Angels in the fourth round of the 2018 draft. The Orioles […] → Read More

NBA's Charlotte Hornets fire Borrego

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Hornets have fired coach James Borrego, an Albuquerque native, after blowout losses in back-to-back seasons in the play-in tournament. Hornets president of basketball operations and general manager Mitch Kupchak made the announcement on Friday. “I want to thank JB for his hard work and commitment during these past four seasons,” […] → Read More

College baseball: Off and on Lobos get another shot at UNLV

The University of New Mexico baseball team has experienced lofty highs and ignominious lows during coach Tod Brown’s initial season as coach. Tuesday’s home win over nationally ranked Texas Tech was an example of the former. The weekend series beginning Friday at Mountain West Conference foe UNLV is a stark reminder of the latter. The […] → Read More

Amaya Brown 'coming home,' will join UNM women's hoops

Sometimes recruiting can take a few years to pay off. University of New Mexico women’s basketball coach Mike Bradbury put in months’ worth of groundwork trying to lure then-Cibola High star Amaya Brown to become a Lobo prior to her 2018 graduation. On Thursday she signed with UNM. Brown, who spent the past four seasons […] → Read More

Aggies losing Rice, gaining transfer guard from Missouri

The roster churn for the New Mexico State men’s basketball had one player coming and one going Tuesday. Guard Jabari Rice, who has been an Aggie for five years, will spend his graduate transfer season at the University of Texas, he announced on Twitter. Meanwhile, the Aggies have announced the arrival of transfer DaJuan Gordon, […] → Read More

Duff twins say they'll run it back for New Mexico

The University of New Mexico women’s basketball team received a double-dose of good news Wednesday. Twin sisters and All-Mountain West performers LaTora and LaTascya Duff made it official that they’ll return to the program as super-seniors next season. They announced their intentions via separate highlight videos on Twitter, released just a few minutes apart. “I […] → Read More

Prep baseball: Sandia emphatically cools off Rio Rancho

RIO RANCHO — The Sandia Matadors needed a signature win. This most definitely qualified. Looking for a spark to get its baseball season pointed in the right direction with the start of district play on the horizon this weekend, eighth-ranked Sandia outplayed No. 1 Rio Rancho in every way Wednesday as the Matadors, on a […] → Read More

Prep softball: Cibola gets jump on Volcano Vista in 1-5A

Gene Victor is, if nothing else, a master at underplaying. But he couldn’t deny what he saw Tuesday afternoon, nor its value as the second and more important half of the prep softball season began. “I told the girls before the game, it’s not the end of the world if we don’t win the game,” […] → Read More

Lobo Singleton says he is entering transfer portal

New Mexico’s Saquan Singleton said on social media Saturday that he is entering the transfer portal and presumably won’t return to the Lobos in 2022-23. “Lobo Nation, these last 2 years in Albuquerque have been a blessing for me. I’d like to say thank you to my coaching staff for helping me grow as a […] → Read More

Lobo women face tall order in WNIT matchup at Oregon State

Getting a win in the WNIT’s Sweet 16 qualifies as a tall order for the University of New Mexico. The Lobos visit Oregon State for an 8 p.m. third-round game Thursday in Corvallis, Oregon, where they’ll face a Beavers team with height advantages at almost every position. OSU’s expected starting lineup measures 5-foot-11, 6-feet, 6-3, […] → Read More

Cibola's White no-hits Valley in metro baseball tourney

The rule, unwritten though it may be, was happily — and repeatedly — broken Tuesday afternoon by the Cibola Cougars. Their senior pitcher, Tommy White, was cruising along with a no-hitter against Valley in the first round of the Albuquerque Metro Championships, and while it’s traditionally taboo for teammates to speak to or even consort […] → Read More

Isotopes Park to go cashless for baseball, soccer games

Isotopes Park is going fully cashless for 2022, and that's not only for Isotopes baseball games begi ... → Read More

Metro teams learn their 2022 prep football schedules

Somehow, it doesn’t feel right to start talking about the next high school football season until the schedules are complete. For Albuquerque Public Schools, they are complete. The 2022 season will kick off Thursday, Aug. 18, with three games: Albuquerque Academy at Rio Grande (Milne), Atrisco Heritage at Sandia (Wilson) and Santa Fe at West […] → Read More

Keeping it Villareal: One more title would put Volcano Vista coach in elite company

Among the people who have coached high school girls basketball in Albuquerque, or have coached in an Albuquerque-adjacent zip code, the only person standing in front of Lisa Villareal is the towering figure of Don Flanagan. Flanagan’s face is chiseled, rightly so, on New Mexico’s Mount Rushmore, with 401 career victories and 11 state championships […] → Read More

Schaeffer: Isotopes are 'ready to go' even if big leaguers won't be

From somewhere north of Pittsburgh, Warren Schaeffer showed up on a Tuesday Zoom call wearing a tobo ... → Read More