Today's News

  • Mora’s Chavez 4th in elite meet

    Mora distance runner Alonzo Chavez placed fourth in the boys’ 2-mile run Monday at the Marilyn Sepulveda Invitational in Albuquerque.

    The annual meet is an invitation-only affair reserved for the top high school track and field athletes from across the state.

    Chavez had one of his best efforts, finishing the 3,200-meter run in 9:57.46. He won the event at the recent Fabian Trujillo Memorial Invite with a time of 10:23.69.

    Chavez and Pecos’ Antonio Varela were the only two competitors from Class 2A in the boys’ 2-mile run.

  • Cowboys take three at Metro

    Solidifying its hold on third place in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference baseball chase, the New Mexico Highlands Cowboys took three of four games at Metro State College of Denver over the weekend in the Mile-High City.

    Game scores were 8-4, 9-6, 11-2 in Highlands’ favor and then a 10-4 reversal of fortune for Metro State in the series’ last game Saturday.

    The Cowboys are 23-10 overall and 16-8 in RMAC play; Metro fell to 10-20 and 7-17.

  • Cowgirls finish Pueblo series with win

    Averting a four-game sweep at league opponent Colorado State-Pueblo, the Highlands softball team shut out the host ThunderWolves 5-0 in this past Saturday’s series finale.

    Highlands had played the Wolves close in two of its three losses but came up short 3-2, 9-1 and 9-7 in games one through three over the weekend in Pueblo.

    In game one Friday, CSUP took a 3-0 headstart in the first inning aided by three Cowgirl errors.

  • ‘Topes start 1-4 on road

    The Albuquerque Isotopes found themselves climbing out of an 8-0 hole and wound up on the short end of a 10-6 tally Monday night in Des Moines, Iowa.

    After opening the season with three losses in four games at the Omaha Storm Chasers, the ‘Topes are 1-4 to begin the organization’s 10th year of operations. Albuquerque and Iowa were to play again on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

  • No. 9 Highlands tracksters rock UNM meet

    The short trip to Albuquerque for the UNM Tailwind Invitational paid big dividends for the NMHU women’s track and field squad on Friday and Saturday.

    Highlands’ women are ranked ninth in the NCAA Division II outdoor programs.

  • The Champ
  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 11, 2012

    • NMHU vs. Oklahoma Panhandle State (DH), 2 p.m., Cowgirl Field
    • Robertson at Los Alamos, 3 p.m., Los Alamos

    • Robertson vs. St. Michael’s (DH), 3 p.m., RHS field
    • Robertson at Sandia Prep, 3 p.m., Albuquerque
    Track and field
    • Robertson at Sandia Prep, 1 p.m., Albuquerque


  • Guardians say boy harassed

    By Mercy López and Martín Salazar
    Las Vegas Optic

    The guardians of a 15-year-old West Las Vegas Middle School student have filed a police report accusing the principal of harassing him and of violating his right to an education.

    Julian and Theresa Weathers say their godson, who has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and requires special education services, is even afraid to go to school these days because principal Steve Sandoval picks on him.

  • How it’s done
  • Highlands hosting talk on wildfires

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University is hosting a free public talk on reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfire and watershed health at 12 p.m. Wednesday in Burris Hall, Room 129, 903 National Ave.

    Andrew Egan, New Mexico Forestry and Watershed Restoration Institute director, will also talk about examples of cross-disciplinary research related to forest harvesting

    The university’s chapter of Sigma Xi, a scientific research society, is sponsoring the talk. Light refreshments will be served.