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Today's Sports

  • Highlands’ Erskine honored by...

    National top 12 in the 100-meter hurdles? Check.

    National top 20 in the 100-meter dash? Check.

    Career best in the 200? Check.

    How about running a leg on the 400-meter relay? No problem.

    Osheen Erskine racked up points in each event for New Mexico Highlands’ women’s track and field team this past weekend at Texas-El Paso’s meet, and she earned Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week honors.

  • Dons: Ram tough in Cimarron

    Miguel Coca, J.J. Esquibel and Isaiah Paiz monopolized the top three finishes in the boys’ mile run this past Monday at the Ram Relays in Cimarron, leading the Dons to a first-place team finish.

    West’s boys finished with 100 points to beat runner-up Clayton (89) and host Cimarron (80) in the 10-team competition.

  • Mora, Pecos add to state lists

    Local qualifiers for the Class 3A state track and field championships as of April 25:

    BOYS’ 800-METER RUN
    4. Isaac C de Baca, Pecos, 2:06.04

    BOYS’ 1,600-METER RUN
    1. Julian Garcia, Pecos, 4:46.74
    3. Josh DeHerrera, Pecos, 4:48.57

    BOYS’ 3,200-METER RUN
    2. Julian Garcia, Pecos, 10:27.14
    5. Josh DeHerrera, Pecos, 10:36.74

    BOYS’ 800-METER RELAY
    9. Pecos, 1:35.94

    BOYS’ 1,600-METER MEDLEY RELAY
    1. Pecos, 3:48.44

  • Luna softball sets program mark...

    With a record of 19-28 heading into the last series of the regular season, the Luna Community College softball team has achieved a program best in terms of wins.

    The Lady Rough Riders and head coach Lucas Griego also are fourth in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference and are in line for a trip to the postseason. Luna’s league mark of 11-13 trails only top seed Howard (39-12, 22-2), Odessa (34-13, 20-4) and Midland (31-14, 16-8).

  • Rangers maintain hold atop...

    A 13-run head start after their first turn to bat led to a 25-3 final tally, and Mora kept Mesa Vista winless.

    The Rangers (17-6 overall, 10-0 in District 5-2A) racked up 35 hits in this past Friday’s win, the team’s sixth in a row.

    They followed that up with a 19-2 romp at Questa — the second-place team in the district with records of 8-10 overall and 6-4 in 5-2A -- on Wednesday.

    The Rangers close the regular season May 2 at Cimarron.

  • Little League 2017: A composite...

    Editor’s note: Las Vegas Little League games are played at Keyes Park on Mills Avenue.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April...

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Las Vegas 51s, 8:05 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.
    • Luna Community College at Howard (DH), noon, Big Spring, Texas
    • NMHU vs. Adams State (DH), 1 p.m., Brandt Park
    • West Las Vegas JV at Rio Rancho tourney, TBA
    • LVLL games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games, Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Luna Community College vs. Midland (DH), noon, TBA
    Tennis  
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas in district tournaments, 7:30 a.m., RHS courts

  • Bustos out as WLV hoops coach

    David Bustos is out as head coach of the West Las Vegas boys’ basketball program, according to reports.

    West Las Vegas superintendent Chris Gutierrez had not responded to messages left for him on Monday as of press time for this issue. But sources close to the school confirmed that Bustos’ coaching contract had not been renewed for next year.

  • Luna softball wins 3 of 4,...

    Another big weekend for the Luna Community College softball team has the Lady Rough Riders in position for a postseason run.

    Luna won three of four games against visiting El Paso Community College over the weekend at New Mexico Highlands’ Cowgirl Field.

    Scores were 4-1 (win), 11-9 (loss) on Friday, 10-2 and 10-2 in five innings (both wins) on Saturday.

    The team (19-28, 11-13) is fourth in the WJCAC standings.

  • Erskine shines at UTEP

    NMHU Sports Information

    Osheen Erskine had a career day and the rest of the Cowgirl track and field squad came up with six personal and season bests as the team took advantage of ideal conditions at the UTEP Invite in El Paso.

    “We had a great meet,” said Highlands head coach Bob DeVries, “Osheen is getting back to her All-American form, and we had a number of athletes come up with the best performances of their careers just a couple weeks away from the RMAC championship.”