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  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news - Oct. 5, 2012

    THUMBS UP! HONOR FOR AN HONORABLE MAN. We hope former coach and Las Vegas mayor Henry Sanchez, who died last November at age 72, is smiling down right down. Highlands University has named the basketball floor in the Wilson Complex in his honor. Sanchez had a storied career as a New Mexico high school and college basketball coach, including as coach of the Highlands men’s team en route to a 702-450 won-loss career record.
    The lives he touched were immeasurable. We’re glad to see Highlands bestowing this honor on him.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 5, 2012


     

  • Nuestra Historia - Early schools prospered in East Las Vegas

    Education is dominantly interwoven in the tale of two cities, from their earliest days. Just as Catholics had done in Old Town beginning in the 1860s, Protestants established New Town’s first school, the Las Vegas Academy, built in 1880 at the southeast corner of Douglas Avenue and 12th Street. By 1886, the impressive two-story brick school had an enrollment of 121 boys and 10 girls, and seven teachers provided instruction.

  • A Warm Welcome

    It’s near the halfway point in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football season, and New Mexico Highlands University — picked to finish sixth in preseason poll — is holding on to a share of first place in the league standings.

    It’s a heady place to be for a team about to host a homecoming game in front of a few thousand people at Perkins Stadium, particularly considering opponent Western State won last year’s meeting 15-14 in Gunnison, Colo.

  • Cowboy football not the only team on a roll

    Okay, New Mexico Highlands alumni. In case you haven’t been around for a while, let’s catch you up on how your alma mater is doing in other sports across campus.

    • NMHU men’s cross country leads the pack. The team has been ranked as high as 18th in the NCAA Division II this season and is sixth among men’s teams in the South Central region, the toughest in the nation. Highlands’ goal will be to crack that top six, the cut-off to qualify for nationals as a team.

  • ‘Beasties’ rise in prep rankings

    Several area teams are ranked in the most recent of various statewide polls.

    Robertson girls’ soccer is tied with St. Michael’s for fourth in the Class 1A-3A ranks, according to New Mexico Soccer.com. The Lady Cardinals are 11-2 overall under first-year coach Ian Williamson.

    Hope Christian is No. 1, followed by Sandia Prep and Socorro, with RHS and St. Mike’s rounding out the top five.

  • Youth Football - Oct. 5, 2012

    The following is this coming weekend’s schedule of Las Vegas Young American Football League games, coordinated through the Las Vegas Recreation Department.

    Junior Division: 49ers vs. Dolphins, 9 a.m. Sunday, Cardinal Stadium

    Senior Division: Cowboys vs. Lions, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Cardinal Stadium

  • Youth Soccer - Oct. 5, 2012

    The following is this coming weekend’s schedule of Las Vegas Youth Soccer League matches.

    U6: Galaxy vs. Chivas, Rapids vs. Fire, Sounders vs. Earthquakes, United vs. Dynamo, all at 8:45 a.m. Saturday at Commerce Street Park; Crew have bye week
    U8: Hot Spurs vs. AC Milan, Juventus vs. Bayern, Manchester City vs Barcelona, Mora vs. Real Madrid, all at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Commerce Street Park

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 5, 2012

    FRIDAY
    Football
    • West Las Vegas vs. Laguna-Acoma, 7 p.m., Herrera Complex
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. Fort Lewis, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Metro State, 7 p.m., Denver
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) at Bernalillo, 3 p.m., Bernalillo
    • Memorial Middle School vs. Valley, 4 p.m., TBA

    SATURDAY
    Baseball
    • NMHU alumni home run derby, etc., TBA, Brandt Park
    Cross country
    • NMHU at Oklahoma Panhandle State, 10 a.m., Goodwell, Okla.

  • Sapello resident, mother of four, receives scholarship

    By Billie Blair
    LANL Foundation

    Sheila Montoya of Sapello juggles a family including her husband and four children, classes at Luna Community College and clinicals in Las Vegas and Santa Fe to pursue her dream of becoming a registered nurse.

    Her life is “crazy,” she says, but “good crazy.” During a weekend of planning for her daughter and son’s birthday party, homework from Luna and readying for Sunday Mass at Immaculate Conception Parish, she took time to reflect on the path she has chosen to achieve a lifelong dream.