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  • Que Pasa - Aug. 30, 2017

    9.1.2017
    FRIDAY

    Sept. 1 to Sept. 30

  • Wear the liberal label — proudly

    The following editorial, by Jose Mike Jimenez, was recently published in the Roswell Daily Record.

    I received an email shortly after last week’s column came out and was accused of being a liberal, a socialist and of supporting past legislation known as Obamacare.

    First of all, if giving voice to those who have no voice makes me a liberal, then I suppose the title fits. I was also told I was no patriot when in fact I have served my country during a time of war.

  • Editorial cartoon - Aug. 30, 2017
  • Work of Art: A disappointing eclipse

    “We wuz robbed!” Or, as my English teacher at Immaculate Conception School, Sister Mas Grammatica, would have said, back in the ‘50s, “We were robbed!”

    And if my sixth-grade homeroom teacher were still around, how would she react to this question, relevant this month?

    The question is: “What does a London barber do? Answer: Eclipse

  • Tests come early on gridiron

    For the second time in as many years, Robertson edged Estancia by one point in the high school football season opener for both schools.

    Friday, it was a 13-12 verdict in Bear Country.

    Estancia scored the game’s first touchdown: a 95-yard scamper by Moises Anaya in the first period.

    Anaya started right, then veered left and up the sideline, outrunning Arjay Ortiz and Brandon Lucero to reach paydirt.

    The Bears (0-1) missed the extra point try.

  • Defensive gem on RHS pitch

    Visiting Moriarty’s boys’ soccer team (3-0) shut out its second straight opponent with a 1-0 squeaker Saturday at Robertson (0-1).

    Both teams played gritty defense throughout.

    Luke Lionbarger’s rebound goal off a Pinto shot that had bounced wildly off the right goalpost — drawing RHS keeper Blaze Payne off his line — stood up as the only score of the game.

    That score came midway through the first half.

    Robertson had a couple decent chances, both heavily contested.

  • Runners solid in debuts

    Las Vegas Optic

    Robertson’s girls’ cross country team placed a respectable third in the Española Valley Invitational this past weekend.

    It figures to be another challenging fall in District 2-4A; Taos (26 team points) and St. Mike’s (59) finished as the top two on the girls’ side ahead of RHS (67) and the rest of a crowded field.

    In the boys’ race, Santa Fe Indian (65) won, with Robertson (114) and West Las Vegas (119) fifth and sixth, respectively.

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  • Highlands kicks off Thursday

    When the New Mexico Highlands football team takes the field for the first time this season Thursday night against Dixie State, it’ll be like home away from home.

    That’s because the Cowboys and first-year coach Marty Fine are hosting the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference neophytes — at West Las Vegas’ Herrera Complex. The team has practiced on the WLV field — itself under remodeling — while its own facility undergoes an oft-delayed turf replacement project.

    Kickoff is set for 5 p.m.

  • Playoff hopes fade

    Ryan Carpenter was dealing out strikes on Monday night against the Reno Aces.

    Carpenter (9-9) struck out 10 and held the Aces to two runs on six hits and two walks through seven innings in Albuquerque’s 6-2 win at Isotopes Park.

    However, the Isotopes will need a serious run of luck to make the postseason at this point. At 64-70, they trailed division-leading Salt Lake by four and a half games (and El Paso by three and a half) going into Tuesday.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 30, 2017

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Reno Aces, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys at Desert Academy, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    Softball
    • City league games, TBA, Rodriguez Park

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Reno Aces, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Football
    • NMHU vs. Dixie State, 5 p.m., Herrera Complex, West Las Vegas H.S.
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Santa Rosa, 4 p.m., Santa Rosa