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Today's News

  • Wolves take bite out of Highlands

     

     

     

    Hitting with power as well as precision, Colorado State-Pueblo's baseball team seemed to do its best impression of New Mexico Highlands on Saturday in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championship game.

    On the other hand, the Cowboys were left trying to find themselves so maddeningly close to a title and the coveted shot at the national playoffs.

    CSUP prevailed 15-1 to capture the tournament on its own Rawlings Field and join Mesa State as the RMAC's probable representatives in the NCAA Division II Central Regional.

  • Cardinal tennis No. 2 seed for state tourney

    As expected by head coach Juan Carlos Fulgenzi, the Robertson boys' tennis team is the No. 2 seed for the Class 1A-3A state tournament.

    The only question is, will there BE a state team tournament?

    Amid concerns over suspected incidents of swine flu AKA H1N1 virus, the New Mexico Activities Association has suspended all sporting events and practices effective immediately and until further notice. (See related story on this site.)

  • Cowboys get even with UNK

    Danny Brown's RBI double in the bottom of the eighth inning broke a tie and lifted New Mexico Highlands to an 8-7 win over Nebraska-Kearney on Friday night in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference baseball tournament.

  • Updates from NCAA II baseball regional; state softball, tennis and track

     

     

     

    BASEBALL

    New Mexico Highlands came up on the short end of an 11-3 score against a third-seeded Wayne State (Neb.) team on Thursday in the opening round of the NCAA Division II Central Regional in Grand Junction, Colo.

    The Cowboys (39-20) will play again 3:30 p.m. Friday, against the winner of a Thursday night game between No. 1 Mesa State and No. 6 Colorado State-Pueblo, who are the regular-season and tournament RMAC champions, respectively.

    SOFTBALL

  • RHS girls third in state golf

    A strong day two for Robertson's girls' golf team propelled the Lady Cardinals to third place in the final standings Tuesday at the state tournament.

    It's the second year in a row that the Lady Cardinals have placed at state.

    Jayme Quintana shot a 93 on day two for a total of 184, jumping from a tie for ninth place to sixth. She edged Brittani Webb of Socorro by one stroke to make the top six.

    Shannon Lopez matched her Monday score of 104 for a two-day total of 208, good for 12th place.

  • Cowboys advance in RMAC baseball tourney

    New Mexico Highlands became the first team to advance in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference baseball tournament after winning 9-4 over fourth-seeded Metro State on Wednesday afternoon. Steve Jones' Cowboys are the tournament's third seed and seeking their first RMAC tournament title since 2005.

  • NMAA suspends all sports, other activities

    In light of swine flu-related closures of schools in Socorro, Carlsbad and elsewhere in the southern half of the state, the New Mexico Activities Association has suspended all extracurricular activities -- including sporting events and practices -- until further notice.

    NMAA officials said the decision to suspend activities this week comes primarily from a concern over competitive fairness, since several schools will be shut down through Sunday and will not allow any practices or other related activities.

  • End of road for LV baseball teams

    Except for Little League and the growing assortment of traveling youth teams, baseball season is over in the Meadow City.

    Robertson lost twice to third-seeded Sandia Prep on Saturday in the Class 3A high school state tournament, dashing high hopes after a 6-5 upset of the Sundevils on Friday evening in Albuquerque. Sandia Prep won 34-4 and 14-1 to move past the 14th-seeded Cardinals.

  • Two locals to lead Highlands' national rodeo contingent

    CASPER, Wyo. -- Jose Griego from Las Vegas and Jesse Estrada from Trementina have qualified for the upcoming College National Finals Rodeo, to be held June 14-20 in Casper.

    Both will represent New Mexico Highlands University. Griego, a freshman, will be making his first appearance in bull riding. Estrada, also a freshman and making his first appearance, will compete in bareback riding.

  • NMAA lifts ban on prep sports; new state schedule out

    In response to the reopening of 16 schools in southern half of the state, the New Mexico Activities Association has lifted its suspension of high school sports effective on Wednesday.

    As a result, the usual round of spring sports championship events will indeed be staged, albeit with a revised "Plan C" schedule, also released on Wednesday. The revised schedule contains several differences from the tentative one issued on Monday. (See the weekend print edition of the Optic for a full explanation and the schedule.)