Today's Sports

  • Cards, Dons fall in football...

    Robertson’s offense remains a work in progress, and the Portales Rams took advantage of that fact Friday night, doubling up the Cardinals 26-13 at Blackwater Draw.

    Meanwhile, back in the Meadow City, Clayton defeated West Las Vegas 45-20 in another opener for this prep football season.

    In each case, the competition was considerable. Portales is among the top-ranked teams in Class 4A along with the Cardinals. Clayton’s Yellowjackets have been to the Class 3A state final the last two years, winning in 2013.

  • Opening night: Lady Dons sweep...

    Although his Lady Dons took a straight-sets win over visiting Mora this past Thursday night in the season opener for both teams, West Las Vegas volleyball coach Eric Zamora was far from satisfied afterward.

    “Pretty sloppy tonight, I thought,” Zamora said. “I kind of figured it might be like that. We were missing one of our outside hitters (Kyanna Spaulding), and it affected us.”

    “We still found a way to win. There were a couple times we got a little rattled. We were able to weather the storm.”

  • Denver taking long view in...

    By Arnie Stapleton
    AP Pro Football Writer

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.  — The long-term benefit of getting Peyton Manning so much rest this summer is that he should be fresher in December.

    The downside?

    September might not be so smooth.

    With longtime apprentice Brock Osweiler getting so many snaps this summer, Manning’s work has been curtailed and the quarterback who has long despised taking a day — or even a play — off, was 8 for 15 for 52 yards in his preseason debut last week.

  • FYI - Sports - Aug. 31, 2015

    Bean Day softball event
    The Wagon Mound Bean Day annual softball tournament will take place Sept. 5-6 in Wagon Mound. Teams are invited to sign up at the cost of $200 fee per squad.
    For more information, call Felipe Garcia, 505-426-4163 or 575-666-3006.

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    Fall softball on its way
    The Las Vegas Recreation Department has announced an adult fall softball league season, with games to be announced.
    For more information, visit the Abe Montoya Recreation Center or call 426-3191.

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  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 31...

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 8:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.
    • West Las Vegas JV at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 8:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.
    • Robertson JV vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • Robertson boys (A,B) vs. Capital, 3 and 5 p.m., RHS field
    • Robertson girls vs. Capital, 3 p.m., RHS field

  • Hat trick!

    Mallory Bostic scored a hat trick in the first sporting event of the fall season, New Mexico Highlands’ 7-0 women’s soccer romp against visiting University of the Southwest this past week at Perkins Stadium.

    The win came in an exhibition game against an overmatched smaller school, but there was plenty to like if you’re a fan of the Cowgirls.

    Anyssa Dagnino, last season’s leading scorer for NMHU, put the pressure on USW’s defense early and seemed to have a breakaway or two in hand but was called for offsides.

  • Dawkins’ dunks revolutionized...

    The Associated Press

    Darryl Dawkins, whose board-shattering dunks earned him the moniker “Chocolate Thunder” and helped pave the way for breakaway rims, died this past Thursday. He was 58.

    The Lehigh County, Pennsylvania coroner’s office said Dawkins died Thursday morning at a hospital. Later Thursday, Dawkins’ family said a heart attack was the cause of death.

  • Taking Flight - Robertson...

    It’s looking like a wide-open field of contenders in the Class 4A state football chase this fall.

    But of the seven chief championship hopefuls, only a couple can claim recent title credentials. Robertson is one of them.

    While the Cardinals’ usual strengths — an opportunistic defense that sniffs out turnovers, an offense built on a prolific ground game — are intact, there’s a feeling akin to a fresh start as they kick off the schedule Friday night in Portales.

  • Cheer camp with the champs
  • Isotopes rally, drop OKC in...

    The Albuquerque Isotopes (57-75) finished off a four-game set with a come-from-behind 11-6 win Wednesday night against visiting Oklahoma City (79-52).

    It was a series split.

    The Isotopes spotted Oklahoma City a five-run lead through the middle of the sixth inning before scoring for the first time.

    A huge five-run outburst in the bottom of the frame tied the game 5-5. After a strikeout by Tim Wheeler, the Topes connected six straight times, including a two-RBI single by Trevor Story and a three-run bomb by Wilin Rosario.