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Today's News

  • Taos tops Robertson for district supremacy

    Taos all but sewed up the District 2-3A football title Friday night, holding on for a 14-13 squeaker at Robertson’s Cardinal Stadium.

    The Tigers (7-1) need only defeat Raton this coming weekend to complete a sweep of their district schedule.

    Robertson (4-5) wraps up the regular season Saturday afternoon with a Vegas Bowl matchup against West Las Vegas, which had this past weekend off.

  • BHSU 48, NMHU 45 - Snakebit Cowboys lose late after rallying in shootout

    New Mexico Highlands University rallied from 10 points down in the fourth quarter only to see victory slip again once again.

    This time the culprit was Black Hills State and placekicker Christian Parr, who booted the go-ahead field goal from 29 yards away with 3:46 left in regulation.

    The Cowboys (2-7 overall, 1-6 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) couldn’t answer the bell on their final drive and were saddled with a sixth consecutive loss.

    Final score: Black Hills State 48, NMHU 45.

  • Rugby showdown
  • Lobo women turn away Cowgirls in The Pit

    By Vincent Nolasco
    NMHU Sports Information

    ALBUQUERQUE — The Cowgirl basketball team suffered its first exhibition loss of the 2013-14 season by the final score of 81-48, against the NCAA Division I Lobos of the University of New Mexico on Saturday.

    The Cowgirls were fired up to play at the famous Pit arena against the Lobos. The Cowgirls, led by head coach Tiffany Darling, had the Lobos scheduled as their only exhibition game of the season and will now begin non-conference play.

  • LV YABL seeking coaches, players

    The Las Vegas Recreation Center has announced the start of the city’s Young American Basketball League for 2013-14 and is seeking interested coaches and players.

    Those interested in coaching are being asked to attend a mandatory coaches’ meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Rec Center.

    Prospective coaches should also pick up volunteer applications available from the facility.

    Those interested in further information may call 426-3191 or 426-3207.

    Players have until Nov. 13 to register. Registration forms are available at the Rec.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 4, 2013

    Monday
    No local varsity events scheduled

    Tuesday
    Volleyball
    • District 2-3A tournament, schools, sites times TBA
    Wednesday
    Volleyball
    • District 2-3A tournament, schools, sites and times TBA

    Thursday
    Volleyball
    • District 2-3A tournament, schools, sites and times TBA

    Friday
    Volleyball
    • NMHU vs. Adams State, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • District 2-3A tournament semifinal, schools, sites and times TBA

  • Mora murder charge filed

    Two years and eight months after the dismembered remains of Patsy Trujillo were discovered in a field in rural Mora County, state police have charged her live-in boyfriend with her murder.

    Dennis Escovedo, 56, was arrested and booked into the Santa Fe County Detention Center on Tuesday. He is being held in custody in lieu of a $1 million bond.

    Escovedo has been charged with second-degree murder, tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony, and two counts of fourth-degree unlawful withdrawal from a financial institution.

  • Prepare to be scared
  • President signs disaster declaration

    Optic Staff and Wire

    The federal government is stepping in to help communities in Mora, San Miguel and 13 other New Mexico counties recover from the flooding that caused millions of dollars in damage in September.

    President Barack Obama signed the disaster declaration on Tuesday, a move that frees up federal funding to help pay for flooding and storm damage during the period of Sept. 9-22.

  • BTU holding community celebration

    After months of renovations, BTU Do it Center is inviting the community to visit the store this weekend and take part in its grand re-opening.

    Those who attend can register to win a $1,000 shopping spree, said store owner Wayne Sonchar. The drawing for that shopping spree will be Saturday afternoon. The winner need not be present to claim the prize.

    Sonchar said there will be a lot of other drawings for everything from tools to a chainsaw. People will need to be present to win those prizes.