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  • Work of Art - Why not just converse?

    The guy is either contemplating his navel (isn’t that the expression people used decades ago, for doing something pointless?) or he’s texting while driving. His head bobs to check the color of the traffic light, and sometimes he relies on a honk from the car behind him to decide when to proceed.

    That’s become a common occurrence. Some state organizations have even created a public service ad that urges people to sign a pledge in which they promise to W8-2text.

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  • Youth soccer sign-up under way

    The Las Vegas Youth Soccer League is accepting registrations for the upcoming spring season by waiting list basis only.  

    Parents may sign up their youngsters online at www.lasvegasyouthsoccer.org. There is no cost to register, but a $50 fee will be collected as players are placed on teams.

    The LVYSL holds fall and spring seasons for players age 4-15, with divisions organized according to age groups. Spring play will begin in March.

  • Cowgirl distance runners highlight Kirby Open

    New Mexico Highlands’ women’s distance runners had a strong presence in the Don Kirby Open indoor meet held this past Saturday at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

    The Cowgirls made up half the field in the women’s 3,000-meter run, for example, and Ivana Aragon’s fourth place finish was just 21 seconds shy of winner Nancy Holguin of the host UNM Lobos.

    Up next for NMHU and head coach Bob DeVries is the Joe Davies Open on Saturday in Golden, Colo.

  • Luna softball wins three of four at Lamar

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    The Luna Community College softball team travelled north to play Lamar (Colo.)Community College and while there, they traveled north in the standings.

    The Lady Rough Riders took three of four, winning 8-3, 7-6 and 5-3. They lost the last game of the series 7-5.

    “It was great to see how well this team played together,” said LCC Interim head coach Nathan Trujillo. “It was a great start to the season.”

  • Taos girls jockey past Robertson

    Forecasting with any degree of accuracy the District 2-3A races in either boys’ or girls’ basketball has proven to be a fool’s errand this season.

    Even within the course of a game, things have had a way of going topsy-turvy.

    Robertson’s girls may have had some positive momentum going into their visit to Taos on Monday night, coming off an important win over crosstown foe West Las Vegas.

  • Rangers’ coach says team moving in right direction

    Mora boys’ basketball coach James Branch says his Rangers are among the most dangerous teams in Class 2A as the season nears its conclusion.

    “I think we are back in full force,” he said. “We have suffered numerous injuries the past three weeks, but our game against Peñasco this weekend was a good indication that we are still in the thick of things.”

  • NMHU softball goes 2 for 5 at Desert Stinger in Sin City

    In the warm climes of Sin City, breaking the ice on the 2013 softball season was just a figure of speech.

    New Mexico Highlands won two of five games over the weekend in the Desert Stinger Softball Tournament hosted by Montana State-Billings in the remote venue of Las Vegas, Nev.

    Cowgirl shortstop Brittany Potter was named to the All-Tournament Second Team, and the Cowgirls moved to 4-5 overall.

    NMHU highlights, game-by-game:

  • Vatos rugby back for spring

    Club founder and longtime faculty adviser Dick Greene has returned to coach the New Mexico Highlands University Vatos rugby team for this coming spring.

    Greene had stepped away to attend to scholarly pursuits away from campus this past fall, and Vatos alumnus P.J. Trujillo had served as coach during that time.

    Also returning to the team is captain Adrian McDuff, who has been with the Vatos several years.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 13, 2013

    • Wagon Mound boys vs. Questa, 5:30 p.m., Wagon Mound
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B) at Raton, 5:30 p.m., Raton

    • Pecos boys and girls (A,B) vs. Monte del Sol, 5:30 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B) at Raton, 5:30 p.m., Raton
    • Memorial Middle School boys at Pojoaque, 5 p.m., Pojoaque
    • Valley Middle School boys at Santa Fe Prep, 4 p.m., Santa Fe