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Today's News

  • Tough takedowns

    Tre Humphrey (125 lbs.) earned two wins over the weekend to highlight the New Mexico Highlands wrestling team’s trek across southern Colorado.

    Highlands lost three duals — the first a 27-10 defeat Friday at league rival Colorado Mesa in Grand Junction, Colo., then two losses at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. The Air Force varsity pitched a shutout of 44-0, and the USAFA’s Silver (junior varsity) lineup prevailed in a 34-10 team score.

  • Cardinal Classic on Friday

    Sixteen high school wrestling teams from around the state are expected to take part in this weekend’s Cardinal Classic at Mike Marr Gym.

    The wrestling begins around 11 a.m. Friday, runs through the evening and resumes at 9 Saturday morning. Friday’s action will have a round-robin pool format including four pools. Top two from each pool will then wrestle in the Gold division; third and fourth place finishers in the Silver; and the others in the Bronze. Bracket play is Saturday.

  • LV youth soccer signing for spring

    Attention, young soccer players! Las Vegas Youth Soccer League is holding registration for spring Feb. 4-25 only, waiting list basis.

    No late registrations will be accepted, said LVYSL’s Shelby and Rachel Curtis.

    To register online, log on to lasvegasyouthsoccer.org. Sign up in person by visiting DesertGate Internet on Bridge Street in Las Vegas.

  • Grant grabs national lead in 2 events

    A strong showing at the University of New Mexico’s Cherry and Silver Invite over the weekend moved several New Mexico Highlands track and field athletes high onto the NCAA Division II national performance lists.

    Jillisa Grant, NMHU’s defending national champion in the long jump, asserted herself in a big way at the meet by taking the national lead in both the 200 and long jump.

  • Red Sox sign N.M. native Cody Ross

    By Janie McCauley
    AP Baseball Writer

    SAN FRANCISCO  — Cody Ross agreed to sign with the Boston Red Sox, giving them an experienced hitter with postseason success on his resume to help replace J.D. Drew in right field.

    Foxsports.com and ESPN.com reported the contract is for one year and $3 million. Ross told The Associated Press in a text message late Monday that the deal won’t be finalized until he takes a physical.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 25, 2012

    WEDNESDAY
    Wrestling
    • NMHU vs. Nebraska-Kearney, 1 p.m., Wilson Complex

    THURSDAY
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas boys vs. Santa Rosa (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at University of New Mexico, TBA, Albuquerque

    FRIDAY
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex

  • Police recover stolen items

    A San Francisco Giants toaster oven placed inside a black plastic bag and tossed behind a fence on Chavez Street helped Las Vegas police crack a burglary case and recover many of the items stolen from

    Highlands University students while they were away on winter break.

    Now three men are facing criminal charges.

  • Audition warmup
  • Council gives city attorney new contract

    The city’s governing body has granted City Attorney Dave Romero a one-year contract to continue serving at the city’s chief legal counsel.
    The 3-1 vote came Thursday night after a discussion that touched on everything from the need for the city to maintain continuity to the question of whether it’s appropriate to bind the next governing body’s hands.

  • State gives OK to reopen Mora gym

    One week after safety concerns forced the closure of the Mora elementary-middle school gym, district officials were preparing to let students back in.

    Superintendent Thomas Garcia said the district was able to fix the deficiencies found by the state Fire Marshal’s Office and that it received official notification on Thursday that it could reopen the gym.

    Garcia said he expected that students and staff would be allowed back into the gym on Friday, but on Friday band students were still practicing in the lobby of the high school gym.