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  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Feb. 3, 2017


  • Dispatch New Mexico - Women on the march

    I like women. I respect women. Some of my best friends are women. But sometimes, I’m still a pig.

    I try to be a gentleman — treating women as ladies and respecting them as equals — but sometimes my smartass side comes out inappropriately. See, there’s an example of my piggishness, I shouldn’t be using a-- in such company but I did anyway. I’ve had a number of women in my life who have told me to clean up my language, from my mother on down, and yet I still use dirty words. Sorry, Mom, I’ll try to do better.

  • Luna sluggers kick off in style

    Dozens of fans packed JC’s New York Pizza on Wednesday night for a chance to meet Luna Community College’s baseball and softball players and coaches.

    The event is part of a renewed effort by new Luna athletic director Art Abreu to generate interest and support for the Rough Rider teams, who begin their seasons this weekend.

    Rough Riders baseball coach Antonio Siqueiros, in his fifth year at the helm, joined new softball coach Lucas Griego in introducing their players.

  • Eighteen - Lady Cards drop Elkettes, improve to 18-3

    Jazmyne Jenkins slammed the door shut on Pojoaque Valley Wednesday night, scoring 12 fourth-quarter points as Robertson won 63-43 at Mike Marr Gym.

    She finished with 18 points, matching Alianza Darley for the team high.

    After going up 17-9 through one, the Lady Cardinals stretched the lead to 22-9 on a Maria Barela three-pointer and a Darley putback.

    Angelica Montoya, Tessa Ortiz,  and Savannah Sena scored seven points apiece, with Barela finishing with six. Barela and Ortiz shared point guard duties, and RHS spread the court well on offense.

  • Help sought in honoring Rangerettes

    Mora made some history this past fall, winning the Class 2A state volleyball championship as well as an individual 1A-2A girls’ state cross country title.

    Now, the school’s athletic department is asking for help in formally recognizing those achievements.

    Donations are being sought to help pay for a set of championship rings for 14 student-athletes, two managers and three coaches at the estimated cost of $3,480.

    Those interested in helping are asked to make checks payable to Mora Girls Volleyball, P.O. Box 179, Mora, NM, 87732.

  • Brady-Belichick duo keeps thriving

    By Teresa M. Walker
    The Associated Press  

    HOUSTON — Marv Levy, the only coach in NFL history to take a team to four consecutive Super Bowls, looks at what Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have done together with the New England Patriots and marvels.

  • Falcons kicker Bryant: ‘Better late than never’

    The Associated Press

    HOUSTON — When Matt Bryant trots on the field to attempt a field goal, often with the game on the line, he wants his mind to be filled with nothing but positive vibes.

    Sometimes, he’ll imagine he’s sitting on the floor, playing with his seven children.

    “When you’re with your kids, there are no negative thoughts,” Bryant said with a wistful look. “It kind of takes the edge off the moment.”

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 3, 2017

    • LCC at Eastern Arizona (DH), noon, Thatcher, Ariz.
    • NMHU vs. West Texas A&M, 2 p.m., Brandt Park
    • NMHU women and men vs. Fort Lewis, 5 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • Memorial, West Las Vegas, Valley Middle School boys at Taos tourney, TBA
    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls at Rio Rancho tourney, TBA
    • LCC at Cowtown Classic, TBA, Fort Worth, Texas

  • BREAKING: WLV basketball fighting penalty in court

    West Las Vegas boys' basketball team, penalized with four forfeited games for a rules violation, may have a shot at playing those games after all.

    A temporary restraining order issued late Tuesday by Fourth Judicial District Judge Abigail Aragon calls for the forfeiture to be put on hold, which in theory would allow the Dons' scheduled games vs. Robertson and St. Mike's to be played. A hearing on the matter is set for 10 a.m. Friday at the San Miguel County Courthouse.

  • Millions at stake for area schools

    Las Vegas City Schools and the West Las Vegas School District are seeking voter approval for general obligation bonds during Tuesday’s school elections.

    Las Vegas City Schools is proposing an $11 million bond and a 2 mill levy. West is seeking a $9.5 million bond.