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  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 15, 2012
  • A big leap forward

    It’s one of those events that captures the imagination. Felix Baumgartner took a helium-filled balloon 24 miles up, into the Earth’s stratosphere, and jumped. On the way down he started tumbling, but he corrected his position before it got out of control and ended up hitting Mach 1.24, or 833.9 mph (according to preliminary data). Such a speed made him the first human to break the sound barrier without a jet or rocket-propelled spacecraft.

  • Work of Art - You say chili, I say chile

    “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”

    The book of Corinthians omitted one thing: What about eating? I didn’t eat as a child does. I liked the spicy stuff.

  • Cowboys up to 27th in poll

    A 6-1 start has the New Mexico Highlands University Cowboys climbing in the national rankings.

    This week, Highlands is unofficially 27th among NCAA Division II schools and on the verge of cracking the American Football Coaches Association poll, which officially recognizes the Top 25 teams.

    Highlands’ latest ascent in the poll came after the Cowboys pulled out a hard-fought 34-20 win at Adams State (4-3 overall, 2-3 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) this past Saturday in Alamosa, Colo.

  • Cowgirl soccer stuns No. 8 Metro State

    Two first-half goals in a fiery start by the New Mexico Highlands offense, combined with a stellar defensive effort — including an eight-save afternoon for goalkeeper Kayla Clarke — paved the way to the Cowgirls’ 2-1 upset of Metro State on Sunday at Perkins Stadium.

    It was a coveted signature win for NMHU; Metro State came into the match ranked No. 8 in NCAA Division II women’s soccer.

    The Cowgirls improved to 5-6-2 overall and 3-4-2 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. The Roadrunners are 10-3-1 and 7-2-1, respectively.

  • NLCS even as Giants prevail

    The Associated Press
    SAN FRANCISCO — The sight of Marco Scutaro on the ground in pain after getting flattened by Matt Holliday’s hard takeout was just the spark the San Francisco Giants needed.
    Scutaro even got into the act with his own big blow that helped the Giants end their home slide.

  • Tough mile
  • Cowgirls win Mesalands rodeo

    NMHU Sports Information

    The New Mexico Highlands University women’s rodeo team roped a team title and the men picked up a reserve championship Friday at the annual Mesalands Community College Rodeo in Tucumcari.

    Breakaway roping was the first event with NMHU contestants. Kindee Wilson set the pace with a blistering 2.4 second run, which easily landed her a first place finish in the short round as well as the average. Chelsea DeMott, a native of Rio, Ill., also qualified.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 17, 2012

    Thursday
    Football
    • Memorial Middle School at Raton, 5:30 p.m., Raton
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Pojoaque, 4 p.m., WLV
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls vs. Ruidoso, 4 p.m., RHS field
    Volleyball
    • Mora (A,B) at Santa Fe Indian, 5:30 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Pecos (A,B) vs. Santa Fe Prep, 3:30 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • Robertson (A,B,C) vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, Jacona

  • Denver stages epic comeback

    The Associated Press

    SAN DIEGO — It took a quarterback of Peyton Manning’s caliber to pull off this kind of comeback.

    After the Denver Broncos slogged through a nightmare of a first half, Manning showed that he’s still one of the NFL’s best.

    Manning threw three touchdown passes in the second half and Tony Carter and Chris Harris scored off turnovers by Philip Rivers as the Broncos overcame a 24-0 halftime deficit to shock the San Diego Chargers 35-24 on Monday night.