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New Mexico State baseball prepares for season-opening series

New Mexico State baseball prepares for season-opening series

Jonah Gallegos, Sports Writer

February 14, 2019

With February now in full swing (no pun intended), that can only mean one thing... Baseball season is now within arm’s reach. The 2018 season was nothing short of extraordinary for head coach Brian Green and the New Mexico State baseball team: first-time WAC Tournament champions, first NCAA regional ...

New Mexico State sweeps rivalry double-header behind hot hitting

New Mexico State sweeps rivalry double-header behind hot hitting

James Martin, Sports Editor

February 9, 2019

Winning a rivalry game is flat-out awesome. Winning two different rivalry games in one day is… uncommon, but doubly exhilarating for any team, and that’s just what the New Mexico State softball team accomplished Saturday night. The Aggies followed up yesterday’s 11-4 victory over Creighton with a cont...

Aggies get redemption, extend WAC lead with 81-52 thrashing of GCU

Aggies get redemption, extend WAC lead with 81-52 thrashing of GCU

Jonah Gallegos, Sports Writer

February 9, 2019

There would be no upset inside the Pan American Center today as the New Mexico State women’s basketball team took care of business handily defeating Grand Canyon University 81-52. GCU (5-15, 3-7 WAC) narrowly defeated the Aggies back on Jan. 10 in NM State’s lone conference loss of the season, but ...

NM State opens 2019 with a dominant win over Creighton

NM State opens 2019 with a dominant win over Creighton

James Martin, Sports Editor

February 8, 2019

The Wrecking Crew was in full form tonight, overcoming a slow start to give New Mexico State a 11-4 win in their season opener over the Creighton Bluejays. The Aggies only mustered one hit through the first two innings with four strikeouts, but two-time reigning WAC Player of the Year Kelsey Horton...

New Mexico State starts the back-half of conference play with a win over CSUB

New Mexico State starts the back-half of conference play with a win over CSUB

Jonah Gallegos, Sports Writer

February 7, 2019

New Mexico State (16-6, 8-1 WAC) strengthened their cushion at the top of the WAC standings Thursday night after a 61-48 win over a scrappy Cal State Bakersfield team (9-13, 5-4 WAC). CSUB came into this evening’s matchup ranked in the top-20 nationally in four different defensive categories includin...

Aggies kick off softball season hosting NM State Invitational

Aggies kick off softball season hosting NM State Invitational

James Martin, Sports Editor

February 7, 2019

Softball season is upon us, and to nobody’s surprise, New Mexico State enters the year as preseason conference favorites following an extremely successful 2018, where the Aggies brought home their fourth straight WAC regular season title and a second-consecutive conference tournament championship. Head...

Hot shooting from three helps Aggies blow out Chicago State

Hot shooting from three helps Aggies blow out Chicago State

James Martin, Sports Editor

February 2, 2019

New Mexico State (18-4, 7-1 WAC) finished off the first half of the conference season in dominant fashion, taking care of business at home against a lowly Chicago State for an easy 83-39 win before embarking on a demanding mini-road trip next weekend against the WAC’s other top teams in Cal State B...

Reggie Theus still wonders ‘what if’ as the polarizing coach returns to Las Cruces

Reggie Theus still wonders ‘what if’ as the polarizing coach returns to Las Cruces

Derek Gonzales, Editor-in-Chief

February 2, 2019

The New Mexico State men’s basketball team has not always been the program it has become known for the last decade. Conference championships were not always the norm and being considered in the upper echelon of programs out west was not the reputation that preceded the team. NM State was down...

NMSU basketball takes on UMKC: Photo gallery

NMSU basketball takes on UMKC: Photo gallery

Mitchell Allred, Staff Photographer

February 1, 2019

A knockout blow in the form of a second half surge by New Mexico State propelled the Aggies over Kansas City 70-54, keeping them in an ever-tightening race for the conference title — what would be their fourth in five years. NM State has another favorable matchup Saturday afternoon (at 3 P.M.) when...

Imposing second half performance lifts Aggies to sixth straight win

Imposing second half performance lifts Aggies to sixth straight win

James Martin, Sports Editor

January 31, 2019

A knockout blow in the form of a second half surge by New Mexico State propelled the Aggies over Kansas City 70-54, keeping them in an ever-tightening race for the conference title — what would be their fourth in five years. The Aggies were up the entire game, but were unable to build a comfortable l...

New Mexico State returns to Pan Am, Aurrecoechea ruled out indefinitely

New Mexico State returns to Pan Am, Aurrecoechea ruled out indefinitely

James Martin, Sports Editor

January 31, 2019

NM State managed to hold off UT Rio Grande Valley last Saturday for their fifth-straight win thanks to an Eli Chuha game-winning layup in the contest’s waning seconds, but the team suffered what could be a significant loss when Ivan Aurrecoechea, who has been ruled out indefinitely with a knee injur...

NM State ride stifling defense to 18th straight WAC win at home

NM State ride stifling defense to 18th straight WAC win at home

Jonah Gallegos, Sports Writer

January 26, 2019

The New Mexico State women’s basketball team managed to defeat UT Rio Grande Valley 71-63 Saturday afternoon, increasing its conference win streak at home to 18 while making it 31 wins in its last 32 conference home games. NM State head coach Brooke Atkinson is satisfied with another instance of t...

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