Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Out of the Darkness

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Las Vegas runners have a chance to lace up their sneakers to support Domestic Violence Awareness Month at Highlands University’s “Out of the Darkness” 5K run at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the university’s Gene Torres Golf Course.

    The golf course is at Country Club Drive and Mills Avenue in Las Vegas.

  • This week’s NFL games Oct. 25,...

    •Seattle 20, San Francisco 3

    •Buffalo at Jacksonville, 7:30 a.m.
    •Tampa Bay at Washington, 11 a.m.
    •Atlanta at Tennessee, 11 a.m.
    •New Orleans at Indianapolis, 11 a.m.
    •Minnesota at Detroit, 11 a.m.
    •Pittsburgh at Kansas City, 11 a.m.
    •Cleveland at St. Louis, 11 a.m.
    •Houston at Miami, 11 a.m.
    •N.Y. Jets at New England, 11 a.m.
    •Oakland at San Diego, 2:05 p.m.
    •Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 2:25 p.m.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Oct. 25...

    •Las Vegas YAFL games
    •NMHU women at Colorado Mesa, 1 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.
    •Las Vegas Youth Soccer League matches
    •New Mexico Activities Association state seeding announcement


    •West Las Vegas JC at Los Lunas, 4 p.m., Los Lunas

    •Mora (A,B) at McCurdy, 5:30 p.m., Española

  • West making change in baseball

    This past spring, the West Las Vegas baseball team made its deepest postseason run in 32 years, reaching the Class 4A quarterfinals (round of eight) before falling to eventual runner-up Ruidoso 7-4.

    It wasn’t enough, however, to save the job of head coach Ryan Gabaldon.

    Gabaldon said he was told on Oct. 15 that the coaching position was being opened for this year, and the school district’s athletic coordinator, Richard Tripp, confirmed that this week.

  • 5K run to increase violence...

    Las Vegas Optic

    “Out of the Darkness,” a 5-kilometer run open to all community members, will take place this coming Tuesday at the Gene Torres Golf Course.

    The run gets under way at 5:30 p.m.

    Entry fee for the run is at least one can of non-perishable food to support New Mexico Highlands University’s new food bank for students.

    Prizes and refreshments will be provided.

  • Digging pink

    Both Las Vegas high school volleyball teams scored wins over their district opponents while also scoring points in the war against breast cancer Tuesday night in town.

    West Las Vegas and Robertson held dual fundraiser events to benefit local individuals battling cancer, selling merchandise and baked goods for the cause. They also traded in their usual team colors for what has become customary in October — pink outfits symbolizing breast cancer awareness.