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Today's Sports

  • In town battle
  • Schedules get interesting

    With three of its final four games in the friendly confines of Perkins Stadium, the New Mexico Highlands football team remains in search of an elusive victory.

    The Cowboys (0-7, 0-6 RMAC) host Western State (5-2, 5-2) for a noontime kickoff Saturday. Banged up with injuries for the last couple weeks after the toughest stretch of the schedule, they suffered a 73-0 loss at Chadron State last week.

  • Indians punch ticket to Series

    The Associated Press

    TORONTO — For the Cleveland Indians, the script was the same every game — hope for the best from whoever they started, then count on Andrew Miller and the bullpen to close it out.

    That plan seemed especially dicey in Game 5 of the AL Championship Series, with lightly used Ryan Merritt on the mound.

    But out of nowhere, the rookie delivered.

  • RMAC XC meet this Saturday

    Las Vegas Optic and NMHU reports

    Boasting five men’s teams and four women’s squads in the national top 25, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference remains a standard-bearer in cross country running.

    Striving to break through amid a pack that includes perennial NCAA Division II title contenders like Adams State is just business as usual for New Mexico Highlands and head coach Bob DeVries, who’s run the program since 1991.

  • Outlaws roll on vs. SF rivals

    Brian Rubin scored four times and Xavier Martinez got a TD to lead the 5-6 Las Vegas Outlaws over Santa Fe Venom in a 32-26 shootout this past weekend in Northern New Mexico Children’s Football League play in Santa Fe.

    The 5-6 Outlaws are 2-5.

    Devaughn Kensey scored three times and Andres Sena once as the 7-8 Outlaws improved to 5-2 with a 26-6 win over the Santa Fe Demons.

    Caesar Montoya and Jeremiah Ortega added extra points.

    And in 9-10 gridiron, the Outlaws edged the Demons 18-14 to stay unbeaten at 8-0.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 21...

    FRIDAY
    Cross country
    • Robertson at Desert Academy, TBA, Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas at Valley, 3 p.m., Albuquerque
    • Pecos at Los Alamos, 3 p.m., Los Alamos
    Football
    • West Las Vegas at Taos, 7 p.m., Taos
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. Westminster, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    Volleyball
    • NMHU vs. Chadron State, 4 p.m., Wilson Complex

    SATURDAY
    Cross country
    • NMHU at Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championships, 11 a.m., Spearfish, S.D.

  • Top-ranked Redbirds, No. 5 Dons...

    For Jeremiah Gouin’s return to Cardinal Stadium on Friday night, the former Robertson and West Las Vegas athlete enjoyed arguably the best seat in the house.

    He led the Cardinals onto the field, riding the wheelchair he’s employed while rehabbing from the spinal cord injury he sustained in a rodeo accident this past May.

    Gouin’s dramatic entrance helped inspire a lopsided Cardinal victory on homecoming night. The Redbirds (7-0) blew out Santa Fe Indian 55-0, the game stopped with 5:59 left in the third quarter.

  • Round 1 goes to Lady Cardinals

    Brandelyn Fulgenzi and Alianza Darley connected on 11 kills apiece to lead Robertson to a three-game sweep of crosstown rival West Las Vegas on Saturday afternoon at Mike Marr Gym.

    Game scores were 25-20, 25-23, 25-10.

    West led early in game one and also started the third set with a lead, but ultimately couldn’t hold off a relentless charge from the Lady Cardinals’ potent front line.

    Jaci Fulgenzi’s defense (team-high 31 digs) was especially sharp and got the Lady Cards rolling on multiple occasions.

  • Hole-in-one nets area man $10K

    The decision to participate in a benefit golf tournament for Las Vegas City Schools’ athletic department proved especially profitable for one area man.

    Burt Bazan cashed in by sinking a hole-in-one on Hole No. 9 at the Gene Torres Golf Course during Saturday’s tournament.

    The ace brought a prize of $10,000 as advertised.

    Juan Carlos Fulgenzi said the prize was made possible by an insurance policy for such contests.

  • Tough weekend for Highlands

    The road proved no kinder to New Mexico Highlands’ hard-luck football team, which lost 73-0 at Chadron State this past Saturday.

    NMHU struggled to contain the Eagles’ ground game (441 net yards), as Stevann Brown, Kevin Coy Derek Jackson and Cody Paul ran for two touchdowns apiece. Paul added a 70-yard punt return score for the final points with 2:22 left.

    The Cowboys (0-7) were held to one third-down conversion in 17 attempts.

    Three of Highlands’ remaining four games are at Perkins Stadium.