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Today's News

  • J-Rod: Preseason Player of Year

    After the history-making season she had in 2010, there’s little wonder why New Mexico Highlands University’s Julissa Rodriguez has been selected the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s Preseason Player of the Year in women’s soccer.

    Rodriguez’s honor was announced this past Wednesday as the RMAC released the preseason coaches’ poll in the sport. NMHU, which made its first-ever NCAA regional appearance in women’s soccer last season, is picked to finish fifth in the 11-team league.

  • NMHU 2011 women’s soccer schedule

    Saturday, Aug. 27: NMHU Alumni game, 5 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    Saturday, Sept. 3: College of St. Rose, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    Monday, Sept. 5: Sioux Falls, noon, Perkins Stadium
    Sunday, Sept. 11: West Texas A&M, 2 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    Friday, Sept. 16: at Colorado Christian, 1 p.m., Lakewood, Colo.
    Sunday, Sept. 18: at Metro State, noon, Denver
    Wednesday, Sept. 21: Adams State, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium

  • Robertson High School 2011 soccer schedules

    Monday, Aug. 29: Robertson girls’ soccer at Monte del Sol, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    Tuesday, Aug. 30: Robertson boys’ soccer at Roswell (A,B), 4 p.m., Roswell
    Thursday, Sept. 1: Robertson boys’ soccer vs. Ruidoso, 3 p.m., RHS field; Robertson girls’ soccer at Goddard (A,B), 3 p.m., Roswell
    Saturday, Sept. 3: Robertson girls’ soccer vs. Clovis (A,B), 3 p.m., RHS field

  • Looking Ahead - Sports August 22, 2011

    MONDAY
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s game: Yo Momma vs. Vegas Boys, 6:30 p.m., city complex
    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s tournament games: No. 4 seed vs. No. 5 seed, 6 p.m., No. 2 seed vs. No. 3 seed, 7 p.m., NMHU field

    TUESDAY
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s tournament games: No. 1 seed vs. 4-5 winner, 6 p.m., 4-5 loser vs. 2-3 loser, 7 p.m., NMHU field

  • FYI - Sports

    Young American Football League registration is under way for the fall season. Forms can be picked up at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Registration fee is $65. Deadline to register is Friday, Aug. 26. Sports physicals are mandatory. Grades 3-4 are in juniors division; grades 5-6 in seniors division. Mandatory player evaluation is set for Saturday, Aug. 27, at Perkins Stadium; juniors at 8:30 a.m., seniors at 10:30 a.m.

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  • City league tourneys to begin on Monday

    Alta Vista stumbled but ultimately did not fall.

    The AVRH women’s softball team dropped two games in the final week of the regular season, allowing the Budweiser-Dick’s-Night Owl squad to close within a half game of the top spot in the Las Vegas Adult Softball League women’s division.

    But that’s as close as the Bud crew got, and the Scrubs will go into this week’s postseason tournament as the No. 1 seed for the second straight season.

  • Oklahoma No. 1

    By Ralph D. Russo
    AP College Football Writer

    NEW YORK — Being voted preseason No. 1 is a tradition at Oklahoma, and this season is no different.

    The Sooners will start out top-ranked in The Associated Press college football poll for the 10th time, more than any program in the country.

    The defending Big 12 champions received 36 of 60 first-place votes and 1,464 points in the Top 25 released Saturday.

    Auburn, last season’s national champion, will start the season No. 23, one spot behind where it began in 2010.

  • Sports commentary: Mess in Miami just a start for NCAA

    By Tim Dahlberg
    AP Sports Columnist

    Strippers, prostitutes, decadent parties on the yacht. If all the allegations against the University of Miami turn out to be true, the NCAA may have to add another chapter to the rule book when it comes to defining what exactly constitutes extra benefits for college athletes.

    Not to worry, though. The organization is already on the case, and no doubt will be helped along by an extraordinarily detailed Yahoo Sports expose of a Miami athletic program where cash was king and the partying never seemed to stop.

  • Planning for doomsday

    Current water restrictions have kept area residents from watering their lawns and washing their cars, but those restrictions pale in comparison to the water rationing that would occur under a drought contingency and emergency response plan being proposed.

  • East rings in new year with change

    Las Vegas City Schools interim Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez had a summer filled with long hours in her office, all with a mission of making this school year a huge success for the east side district.

    “I think it is going to be a great year,” McNellis-Martinez said. “I cannot help but believe it will be a positive year for the kids.”