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Today's News

  • WLV, Mora spikers reach state quarters

    Just a couple of points separated West Las Vegas’ volleyball team from the Class 4A state semifinals on Friday at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

    With Deanna Bustos on the service line, the Lady Dons had knotted the score at 13-13 in the decisive fifth set of their early-morning quarterfinal against Portales. But the Lady Rams had the last laugh, launching an attack that West couldn’t quite handle, and they pulled out a 15-13 set win to clinch a 3-2 match victory.

  • No. 8 Wolves pull away

    With the swagger of a team that has won four consecutive Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football championships, Colorado State-Pueblo limited  the high-octane New Mexico Highlands offense to a single touchdown on Saturday.

    The host ThunderWolves won 44-21 to move to 10-1 overall and 8-1 in the league, enough for a share of the RMAC title with Colorado School of Mines, another nationally ranked team.

    NMHU, which finished 3-8, 3-6, lost its last four games and six of the last seven. The team tied for sixth place with Adams State and Western State.

  • Highlands hoops debuts in Texas

    NMHU Sports Information

    STEPHENVILLE, Texas — No. 10 nationally ranked Tarleton State forced 23 turnovers and outscored New Mexico Highlands 29-9 in points off miscues in a 72-52 verdict Friday night in the Texan Tip-Off Classic in Stephenville, Texas.

  • RHS to face Hatch in state playoffs

    New Mexico Military Institute had little answer for Hatch Valley’s ground attack Friday, and the Bears rumbled to a 27-10 win in the first round of the Class 4A state football playoffs.

    The No. 8 seeded Bears roll into the quarterfinals against No. 1 Robertson this coming weekend. As of press time, the game was tentatively set for a 1 p.m. Saturday kickoff at Cardinal Stadium.

    Robertson (10-0) and Hatch (8-3) have not met this season.

  • Shakeup atop college football rankings on tap

    The Associated Press

    There will be a new No. 1 when the College Football Playoff rankings come on this week.

    It might just be Alabama — and the Crimson Tide’s gain might work out just fine for the Southeastern Conference in the long run.

    The Crimson Tide (9-1), fifth in the latest top 25 put out by the selection committee, handed Dak Prescott and No 1. Mississippi State their first loss of the season on Saturday and made a case to be called the best team in the country.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Nov. 17, 2014

    Monday
    Basketball
    • Memorial Middle School girls vs. Española, 4 p.m., MMS gym
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls at Los Alamos, 4 p.m., Los Alamos

    Tuesday
    Basketball
    • Memorial Middle School girls vs. Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., MMS
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls at Memorial (sixth grade), 4 p.m., TBA
    Wrestling
    • Memorial, West Las Vegas Middle School at Los Alamos Quad, 3 p.m., Los Alamos

    Wednesday
    Basketball

  • FYI - Sports - Nov. 17

    La Plaza annual meeting
    La Plaza Little League will be having a meeting to elect board members on Nov. 24. The meeting will be at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center at 6 p.m.

    Badminton players wanted
    Are you interested in learning or playing badminton?  New badminton players are invited to come to the Abe Montoya Rec Center every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. to learn and play badminton. No experience in badminton necessary.
     

  • Meet UWC’s first family

    Mukul Kumar doesn’t know exactly what it was about the United World College-USA that intrigued him enough to pack his bags and move halfway across the globe to attend school here.

    The Mumbai, India, native says he knew very little about it, though he did know two people who had attended.

    “It sounded like a story book, not like any place I could imagine,” Kumar recalls. He said he had done well in school and was looking for a new challenge.

  • Oil and gas ordinance adopted

    Cheers erupted inside the San Miguel County Commission chamber Wednesday after commissioners voted unanimously to adopt one of the strictest oil and gas drilling ordinances in the country.

    The vote came four years and 10 months after the Commission enacted its first moratorium on hydrocarbon exploration in the county. The county has been trying to come up with an ordinance to regulate the activity ever since.

    “I have no doubt this is the most significant piece of legislation I’ve been involved with in San Miguel County,”

  • City police get $873 annual raise

    The City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to approve a contract with the Las Vegas Police Officers Association that will result in a 42-cents-an-hour pay raise for officers.

    But representatives of the union and several members of the City Council agreed that the modest pay hike won’t be enough to keep experienced officers from leaving to other agencies for higher pay.