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  • Pecos’ Varela wins state title

    Pecos senior Antonio Varela’s last race as a high school cross country runner went according to plan — much like all the races he’s run this year.

    Varela crossed the finish line of the Class 1A-2A boys’ state championship in 15:59, easily outkicking East Mountain’s Eric Eridon for the individual title.

    Varela helped Pecos take second place — behind Laguna Acoma — in the boys’ team standings as part of a full morning of distance running at Rio Rancho High School’s campus.

  • RHS soccer teams tumble in quarters

    Robertson’s soccer teams stayed close but couldn’t get the offense they needed to survive the quarterfinal round of the state tournament.

    The RHS girls lost 2-0 to district nemesis Taos on Thursday morning at the Albuquerque Public Schools Soccer Complex. Taos had beaten the Lady Cardinals twice during the regular season to take the district title.

    Later Thursday, Robertson’s boys lost 2-0 against Portales. The Rams had won by a single goal over the Cardinals back in September.

  • No. 1 LSU edges No. 2 Alabama 9-6

    The Associated Press

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The defenses lived up to the billing in the latest Game of the Century. Neither No. 1 LSU nor No. 2 Alabama could reach the end zone Saturday night, not even with extra time.

    The Tigers aren’t complaining. They now have the inside track to the BCS title game.

  • Fourth quarter surge gets Mustangs past Cowboys

    Unable to generate a passing game and hampered by five turnovers, New Mexico Highlands stumbled to a 25-18 defeat Saturday at Western New Mexico, allowing the Mustangs 25 unanswered points in the second half to squander an 18-point cushion.

    With one game left in the regular season (Saturday at home against Fort Lewis), Highlands fell to 4-6 overall and 2-6 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. WNMU evened its record at 5-5 and 4-4.

  • Cowgirl spikers make RMAC cut

    New Mexico Highlands volleyball is back in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tournament for the first time since 2005 .

    Entering their final match of the regular season against CSU-Pueblo, the Cowgirls were a half game behind Colorado Mesa University. Mesa, which fell to Adams State College, needed a win to gain the final seed into the RMAC West Playoffs.

    Highlands’ win on Friday night against Western State brought NMHU and Mesa to even in the standings, but under a tie-breaker rule, Highlands earns the playoff berth.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 7, 2011

    • NMHU men vs. University of the Southwest, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex

    • RMAC tournament: NMHU at Western New Mexico, 7 p.m., Silver City

    No varsity sports events scheduled

    • State tournament begins, TBA, Rio Rancho

  • $80K fine proposed for city

    The state agency responsible for making sure that work environments are safe is proposing to fine the city of Las Vegas $80,100 for safety violations that resulted in the May 18 deaths of two city employees.

    Investigators with the Occupational Health and Safety Bureau are accusing the city of committing four safety violations that led to the tragedy. The city has 15 business days to contest the findings and the proposed penalties.

  • Following his Talent

    Last Thursday started off as a bad day for award-  winning tattoo artist Phil Lucero, but that all changed when he found out that a national tattoo magazine had published a photo of him.

    Lucero, a Las Vegas native who operates a local tattoo shop, is featured in the December issue of Tattoo, which Lucero says is the largest-selling tattoo magazine.

    The photo shows Lucero tattooing a client at the Ink Life Tour tattoo convention in Oklahoma.

    Upon leaning the news, he hit the stores looking for the magazine.  

  • City gas customers to pay more

    If you’re a city of Las Vegas natural gas customer you might want to reach for a sweater before turning up the thermostat on your furnace the next time a cold spell hits.

    The city says its natural gas customers should prepare for higher gas bills beginning this month, due to higher nationwide market prices and higher third party transportation charges.

  • Vegas man charged with fifth DWI

    A 61-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested last month on a drunken driving charge, his fifth, after he allegedly struck a coworker with a vehicle.

    Roberto Benavidez, who lives on Hot Springs Boulevard, was arrested on the evening of Oct. 22. He is facing charges of driving while under the influence, a fourth degree felony, and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, a third-degree felony.