Today's Sports

  • RMAC: Grizzlies reign

    On Halloween week, the Adams family is back to its usual spot haunting the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference cross country standings.

    Adams State, owner of trophy cases full of national championships in the sport, swept to men’s and women’s RMAC team titles this past Saturday at Cattails Golf Course, its home venue in Alamosa, Colo.

    New Mexico Highlands had mixed results in the meet, with the men finishing ninth and the women 14th.

  • Beasties are back

    Despite having one of the younger lineups in the state, the Robertson girls’ soccer team had a winning record most of the regular season before finishing 7-7 overall.

    On Sunday, the squad and head coach Jeff Houdek learned their efforts weren’t in vain.

    Robertson was awarded the No. 8 seed in the Class 1A-4A state tournament, which begins this weekend at campus sites around New Mexico. The Lady Cardinals AKA Beastie Girls will host No. 9 Monte del Sol (10-8-1) at 1 p.m. Saturday as part of the first round.

  • Looking Ahead-Sports Oct. 28....

    •No local sports scheduled

    •Robertson (A,B,C) at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    •West Las Vegas (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona
    •Mora (A,B) at Peñasco, 5 p.m., Peñasco
    •Pecos (A,B) vs. Desert Academy, 5 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    •Wagon Mound at Des Moines, 5 p.m., Des Moines

    Cross country

  • RHS runners sweep in Desert...

    Makayla Quintana picked up her fourth individual championship of cross country season, leading the Robertson girls to a team title this past Friday in the Desert Academy Wildcat Invitational in Santa Fe.

    “Almost got it under 20, in the 19s,” the Robertson freshman said Monday.

    To be exact, Quintana clocked in at 20 minutes and 4.58 seconds, a full 51 ticks faster than runner-up Julie Andreas of Bosque in the 3.01-mile course.

  • Dons’ lead dissipates as Taos...

    T.J. Madrid scored one offensive touchdown and one defensive touchdown to help Taos knock off visiting West Las Vegas 38-21 in the teams’ district opener Friday night in Taos.

    West (3-5, 0-1) had led 13-7 at one point in the third quarter. But the Tigers took control by taking advantage of a special teams miscue and then making things happen with a forced fumble, recovery and return all on one play.

  • All Cardinals in blowout at...

    Plenty of punctuation Friday night in a statement game for the Robertson Cardinals.

    Connor Houdek sacked Pojoaque’s quarterback Chris Quintana in his own end zone for a safety that put the dot on the exclamation point in a 51-0 mercy-rule shortened game on the Elks’ Jacona campus.

    The Cardinals won their sixth consecutive game to improve to 6-2 overall and 1-0 in District 2-4A. They return to Cardinal Stadium Friday for a reunion with former RHS standout Art Abreu Jr., now the head coach of Taos.

  • Nuñez solid in Cowgirl losses

    Three New Mexico Highlands volleyball seniors — Miranda Arredondo, Andrea Nuñez and Riley Smith — bade farewell to their home fans in a straight-sets loss to Chadron State Saturday evening at the Wilson Complex.

    The visiting Eagles won 25-22, 25-22, 25-19, to improve to 6-24 overall and 5-7 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Highlands slid to 6-17, 2-11.

    Andrea Nuñez led the Cowgirls with 10 kills, three blocks and nine digs.

    Nicole Talamantes and Tarissa Mellin combined for 27 assists.

  • So close

    For nearly two full quarters of football Saturday, the New Mexico Highlands Cowboys rode a lead that would’ve resulted in their first win of 2015. Instead, the Grizzlies triumphed by a score of 17-13.

    Then, with less than a minute left, Adams State’s Phil Romero found open space on the right side of the end zone. Grizzly quarterback Johnny Feauto got him the ball.

    Touchdown, Grizzlies.

  • Friday night football: Cards,...

    On a rainy Friday night, the Meadow City's prep football teams kicked off the District 2-4A schedule with mixed results.

    Robertson defeated Pojoaque Valley 51-0 with a couple minutes to spare in a road game at Jacona. It's the sixth straight win for the Cardinals (6-2, 1-0), who host Taos next week. The Tigers are coached by RHS alumnus Art Abreu Jr.

    Meanwhile in Taos, the host Tigers overcame a 13-7 deficit to defeat West Las Vegas 38-21. The Dons are 3-5 and 0-1 heading into this coming Friday's home game with winless Pojoaque.

  • Pojo gets even

    Robertson (9-8, 2-2) climbed out of a 2-0 hole to tie Thursday night’s rematch with Pojoaque Valley and force a decisive game five.

    But the Lady Cardinals had little left for the finish, and the Elkettes won 15-5 to take a three-games-to-two victory.
    It was the second time in as many meetings that RHS and Pojo went the distance. The Lady Cards prevailed 3-2 on Oct. 13.