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Today's News

  • Cowboys up to 27th in poll

    A 6-1 start has the New Mexico Highlands University Cowboys climbing in the national rankings.

    This week, Highlands is unofficially 27th among NCAA Division II schools and on the verge of cracking the American Football Coaches Association poll, which officially recognizes the Top 25 teams.

    Highlands’ latest ascent in the poll came after the Cowboys pulled out a hard-fought 34-20 win at Adams State (4-3 overall, 2-3 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) this past Saturday in Alamosa, Colo.

  • Cowgirl soccer stuns No. 8 Metro State

    Two first-half goals in a fiery start by the New Mexico Highlands offense, combined with a stellar defensive effort — including an eight-save afternoon for goalkeeper Kayla Clarke — paved the way to the Cowgirls’ 2-1 upset of Metro State on Sunday at Perkins Stadium.

    It was a coveted signature win for NMHU; Metro State came into the match ranked No. 8 in NCAA Division II women’s soccer.

    The Cowgirls improved to 5-6-2 overall and 3-4-2 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. The Roadrunners are 10-3-1 and 7-2-1, respectively.

  • NLCS even as Giants prevail

    The Associated Press
    SAN FRANCISCO — The sight of Marco Scutaro on the ground in pain after getting flattened by Matt Holliday’s hard takeout was just the spark the San Francisco Giants needed.
    Scutaro even got into the act with his own big blow that helped the Giants end their home slide.

  • Tough mile
  • Cowgirls win Mesalands rodeo

    NMHU Sports Information

    The New Mexico Highlands University women’s rodeo team roped a team title and the men picked up a reserve championship Friday at the annual Mesalands Community College Rodeo in Tucumcari.

    Breakaway roping was the first event with NMHU contestants. Kindee Wilson set the pace with a blistering 2.4 second run, which easily landed her a first place finish in the short round as well as the average. Chelsea DeMott, a native of Rio, Ill., also qualified.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 17, 2012

    Thursday
    Football
    • Memorial Middle School at Raton, 5:30 p.m., Raton
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Pojoaque, 4 p.m., WLV
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls vs. Ruidoso, 4 p.m., RHS field
    Volleyball
    • Mora (A,B) at Santa Fe Indian, 5:30 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Pecos (A,B) vs. Santa Fe Prep, 3:30 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • Robertson (A,B,C) vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, Jacona

  • Denver stages epic comeback

    The Associated Press

    SAN DIEGO — It took a quarterback of Peyton Manning’s caliber to pull off this kind of comeback.

    After the Denver Broncos slogged through a nightmare of a first half, Manning showed that he’s still one of the NFL’s best.

    Manning threw three touchdown passes in the second half and Tony Carter and Chris Harris scored off turnovers by Philip Rivers as the Broncos overcame a 24-0 halftime deficit to shock the San Diego Chargers 35-24 on Monday night.

  • Packed bus upsets official

    More than 40 Memorial Middle School football players and three coaches packed into a small bus last week and headed to their game in Pojoaque, prompting at least one person to question  whether the team should change its name from the MMS Cardinals to the MMS Sardines.

    Las Vegas City Schools officials received an irate text message about the incident last week. The photograph attached to the text message shows cramped students, many attempting to sit three to a seat. At least one board member isn’t laughing about the incident.

  • Hero’s welcome
  • City may not support tax hike

    With early voting already under way, the city of Las Vegas and San Miguel County appear headed for a showdown over the county’s proposed tax.

    The County Commission voted in August to place a measure on the ballot asking voters to approve a one-fourth of 1 percent increase in the sales tax to pay for a centralized emergency communications center and for ambulance and behavioral health services. The tax would cost consumers an additional 25 cents for $100 in purchases and generate an estimated $870,000 a year.