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  • Just a Thought - Inspirational quotes

    We live in interesting times. Times that mankind has never experienced before. Do you ever wonder why you were born into this time?

    It seems like every day I receive numerous e-mails in my “Inbox” and I have no idea why I am receiving them. Although most of them are “nonsense,” sometime a few months ago I must have clicked a button somewhere that causes me to regularly receive “Inspirational Quotes.” One day they just started coming in and they have continued to be sent to me ever since.

  • Big strides in Week 2

    The second week of the season saw major improvements — and a couple of momentous wins, each significant for its own reason — for the Robertson and West Las Vegas football programs.

    With both teams in town Friday night, local fans had their choice of gridiron treats.

    Robertson 27, Lovington 18

    Coach Leroy Gonzalez’s Cardinals scored a huge victory over one of the top-rated programs in Class 3A, getting both a solid defensive effort and a productive ground game in the upset.

  • Cowboys muzzle Hounds

    Emmanuel Lewis threw for one touchdown and ran for another, leading New Mexico Highlands past Eastern New Mexico 31-28 on Saturday night at Greyhound Stadium AKA Blackwater Draw north of Portales.

    It was the football season opener for both schools.

    Lewis finished 15 of 27 for 182 yards with one TD and one interception; he was also one of the Cowboys’ leading rushers with 78 yards on 11 carries. Ricky Marvay, one of the new-look receiving corps, made six catches for 100 yards.

  • Strong start for NMHU runners

    NMHU Sports Information

    ALAMOSA, Colo. — The New Mexico Highlands University men’s and women’s cross country teams had a very good start to the 2013 season at the Joe I. Vigil Invitational hosted by Adams State University.

    The Cowboy cross country team finished second at the Joe Vigil Invitational, placing three runners in the top 15 and five Cowboys in front of the No. 1 runner from Fort Lewis College (ranked 20th in the nation).

  • Vegas spikers double trouble for Lovington

    The Meadow City's high school volleyball teams were rude visitors to Lovington over the weekend, dropping the host Lady Wildcats in quick succession.

    After falling 25-17 in the first set, West Las Vegas won three in a row, 25-10, 27-25, 25-22.

    Off to a 3-0 start, the Lady Dons encountered tough blocking from the Lady Cats and had to find other ways to crack their defense.

    "(Our) hitting was 19 percent, down in this area," said coach Mary Bustos. "Lovington blocked us well."

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 9, 2013

    Monday
    Football
    • Robertson (B) vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas (B) at Capital, 5 p.m., Santa Fe
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls vs. Moreno Valley, 4 p.m., RHS

    Tuesday
    Soccer
    • NMHU women at West Texas A&M, 6 p.m., Canyon, Texas
    Volleyball
    • Robertson (A,B,C) vs. Santa Rosa, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) vs. Española Valley, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Memorial Middle School at Pojoaque, 4 p.m., Pojoaque

  • Victory for West officials

    Crystal Gallegos left a court hearing on Wednesday afternoon with a sense of relief and a smile just minutes after a district judge ruled on a case involving the West Las Vegas School District, where her daughter attends.

    “I am very happy at the outcome of today’s court decision,” Gallegos said. “Not only did it affect my student in a positive way but the entire student body of West Las Vegas High School.”

  • A bug’s life
  • Repeat drunk driver gets prison

    A man with a long history of drunken driving arrests has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison for his latest DWI.

    Frank L. Sanchez, 50, of Santa Fe, was sentenced by District Judge Gerald Baca last week.

    “I believe that all people deserve a chance to rehabilitate themselves; however, when you are convicted of your sixth DWI offense, you deserve to be punished, which is what we sought in this case by asking for the maximum sentence,” District Attorney Richard Flores said in a news release.

  • NM court hears pension cut case

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s highest court will issue a decision later in a potentially far-reaching legal challenge over whether the state can cut cost-of-living increases for retired government workers to shore up a pension system’s long-term finances.