Today's News

  • Pack times key for HU

    Highlands’ Henrique Chavez, Ismael Samano and Tayler Hendren each had top 10 individual finishes in Saturday’s Colorado-Colorado Springs Rust Buster Open, but the story was effective pack running for both Cowboys and Cowgirls.

    Chavez was ninth (19:22) and Samano 10th (19:22.5) in the men’s 8K race. David Niragira (18th, 19:54), Jesus Mendoza (22nd, 20:05) and Stephen Carbajal (25th, 20:08) ran closely behind.

  • Cowgirl spikers drop four

    Dropping 12 of 15 sets, the New Mexico Highlands volleyball team went 0-4 over the weekend at Tarleton State’s tournament in Stephenville, Texas.

    The Cowgirls gave No. 24 nationally ranked Lubbock Christian a tough battle in falling 25-20, 24-26, 22-25, 25-20, 15-10, on Friday. Marina Samoa had 16 kills, 16 digs and three aces; Darian Mullen and Mariah White hit 15 and 11 kills respectively.

    After taking the first set with host Tarleton 25-12, the home team won 25-22, 25-23, 25-23 in Friday’s nightcap.

  • Back-to-back blowouts

    Caitlin Diefendorf had a hat trick — three goals — and the Robertson Lady Cardinals possessed a 5-0 lead within the first 10 minutes of Saturday’s match with Santa Fe Indian School.

    That decided advantage led to coach Ian Williamson emptying his bench and giving everyone on the roster some playing time en route to the Lady Cards’ eventual 10-0 stoppage of the hard-working but outmatched Lady Braves.

  • Lady Cats rude guests to local spikers

    The West Las Vegas Lady Dons sustained their first loss of the young season and Robertson saw its own attempt at a win streak cut short — both at the paws of the Lovington Lady Wildcats.

    On Friday night, Lovington stormed to a two-set lead at West Las Vegas, then held on for a 3-1 victory, 25-20, 25-21, 19-25, 25-22.

  • Lovington humbles young Cards

    As road trips go, it rivaled the one taken by the Griswolds in “National Lampoon’s Vacation.”

    After making the long trek south, Robertson’s football players had to wait more than 45 minutes in lightning delays to start their game with Lovington on Friday night.

    On the way back, the team bus broke down in the tiny town of Tatum in the middle of the night.

    And in between, the mighty Wildcats laid a whooping on the young Cardinals, a 48-0 defeat that evened both teams’ season records at 1-1.

  • Española surprises West LV

    West Las Vegas alumnus Miguel Medina may very well be just what the doctor ordered to cure what ails the Española Sundevils football program. Unfortunately for his alma mater, the newest Española head coach made the first step by upsetting the Dons 26-6 on Friday.

    Early penalties hurt the visiting Dons (0-2). Twice they were hit with personal fouls and once with a pass interference flag, extending Sundevil drives.

  • Youth Soccer - Sept. 10, 2012

    Saturday’s early-morning chill, gray skies and light drizzle did little to dampen the spirits of several hundred players and spectators who turned out at a new Commerce Street park to take part in Las Vegas Youth Soccer League’s fall season opening day.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 10, 2012

    • Robertson JV at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    • Robertson girls at Moreno Valley, 4 p.m., Angel Fire
    • Valley Middle School vs. Pecos, 4 p.m., Valley

    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Santa Rosa, 5 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • Robertson girls vs. Belen, 4:30 p.m., RHS field

  • 90 pounds of pot seized

    A Kansas man driving through New Mexico with his 2-year-old son has been charged with two felonies after local authorities found an estimated 90 pounds of pot stashed inside his truck.

    Manuel Pinela Madrid, 22, of Kansas City, Kan., had the misfortune of being stopped by the same San Miguel County sheriff’s deputy twice in one day.

    Madrid, who was in a brown 2000 GMC Sonoma truck, was pulled over Saturday morning on Interstate 25 north of Las Vegas for not wearing a seatbelt.

  • For better nutrition - West says new food program a hit

    When students at West Las Vegas schools returned to the classroom last month they were greeted with a major change.

    A food service company is now providing the students with their daily dose of nutrition, and district officials said students seem to be happy with the change.

    “I’ve visited a few of the sites during lunch time and see the students are eating a lot,” said acting Superintendent Gene Parson.