Today's News

  • The value of runoffs

    With the conclusion of the first-ever municipal election runoffs for Las Vegas, perhaps it’s a good time to assess the value of runoffs. The city has made a significant investment in the process, so now’s a good time to take stock.

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 23, 2012
  • Editor's Note: New dynamics at City Hall

    Alfonso Ortiz has pulled it off, but Tonita Gurule-Giron is far from done. And yet it’s the new guy who may now hold the keys to power at City Hall.
    I’ll take ‘em one at a time.

  • Cards, Dons go deep — again

    Saturday’s baseball doubleheader between Robertson and host West Las Vegas had a little something for everyone — including a win for each side.

    In the opener, Robertson earned its third straight one-run-margin win over the crosstown rival Dons, 8-7.

    The Cardinals bombarded West hurler Jose Juan Montaño and exploited a couple of errors to grab a 5-0 lead after the first half inning. Ryan Tafoya hit a grand slam to left and Nate Archuleta later drove in another run.

  • Tennis season winds down

    Amadeo Lopez of West Las Vegas scored perhaps the upset of the weekend in one of the most competitive battles this tennis season, edging Robertson’s David Romero III in the boys’ singles final of the pre-district tournament.

    The pre-district tourney serves largely to determine seeding for the district tournament, which will be held in Taos this Friday and Saturday.

  • More make state at Meadow City Invite

    Chilly conditions — with brisk winds and a few sprinkles of rain for good measure — couldn’t hamper the mood at this past Thursday’s Meadow City Invitational. Several more athletes qualified for the state track and field meet in spite of the weather.

    Local teams placed in the top three in both boys’ and girls’ competition.

  • ‘Topes win 5th straight

    The Albuquerque Isotopes have won five in a row, including Saturday’s 6-1 triumph in the series opener at Oklahoma City.

    Alex Castellanos hit two solo home runs and finished 3 for 4 with two RBI.

    The ‘Topes did most of the damage in the third inning, scoring four runs to break a 1-1 tie. After Castellanos homered, Josh Fields went on to hit an RBI double and Tim Federowicz finished with a two-run double.

  • Cowgirls fall at ASC

    Highlands’ softball team lost both games of a Saturday doubleheader to start a four-game series at Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo.  

    The Cowgirls came back from a 5-0 deficit, scoring four runs, before finally losing game one by the final score of 9-4.  

    In game two, the Grizzlies strung together three two-run innings late in the game to get the win by the final score of 7-1.  

    With the losses against the Grizzlies, the Cowgirls, led by head coach Shellie Broyles, fell to a 16-22 record in the RMAC and 24-28 in overall play.

  • Cowboys recover for day-two sweep of Rangers

    The New Mexico Highlands Cowboys (29-11, 22-9 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) used six pitchers to earn two wins (by scores of 5-1, 15-13) against RMAC foes Regis University (20-20, 15-16 RMAC) on Saturday at Brandt Park.

    Matt Gualco improved to 5-1 in his complete game in the first half of the doubleheader. Gualco’s outing included six strikeouts and two walks. Gualco also made an appearance in the second game as a pinch hitter against the submarine-style pitcher Hunter Aronson.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 23, 2012

    • Robertson at Capital CIty Invite, 9 a.m., Santa Fe
    • Robertson at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    • West Las Vegas vs. Raton, 3 p.m., WLV field
    • LCC at Otero JC (DH), 1 p.m., La Junta, Colo.
    • Robertson at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    • West Las Vegas vs. Raton, 4 p.m., WLV field
    No local varsity events scheduled