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Today's Sports

  • Cowgirls show improved ‘D’

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    The New Mexico Highlands softball team (4-5) opened its home slate with a doubleheader sweep of Oklahoma Panhandle State (2-10) by scores of 8-2 and 2-1 in the nightcap Wednesday at Cowgirl Field.

    The story of the day may have been the Cowgirls’ defense. After committing 20 errors in its first seven games of the season, Highlands had only one error in each contest against the Aggies.

  • Intrigue in 2-3A

    The road provided different fortunes for the Meadow City’s girls’ basketball teams on Wednesday night.

    West Las Vegas lost 39-36 at Pojoaque Valley, while Robertson beat Taos 60-47. That leaves the Lady Dons at 6-2, the Elkettes at 5-2, Lady Cards at 4-3.

    If RHS defeats Pojo this coming week, West clinches the district title for the regular season. If Pojo wins, the Elkettes will meet West in a one-game playoff for the top spot.

  • Luna home games on tap

    Luna Community College

    The Luna Community College Lady Rough Riders started off the season 2-0 after beating Lamar Community College 3-2 and 17-9.

    They lost a nailbiter to Lamar 9-8 in the final game of the series. After winning the first game at the Midland Classic in Texas, the Lady Rough Riders lost their next four.

    They beat Coastal Bend 14-5 and lost to Trinidad Junior College 10-1, Eastern Oklahoma 11-0, Vernon College 7-5 and Western Nebraska 8-0. They are now 3-5 on the season.

  • Go Fish - Feb. 21

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Fishing report, Feb. 18:
    Cimarron River: Keep this water on your list for spring. Low water conditions this time of year make for some tough fishing.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 21...

    Friday
    Baseball
    • LCC vs. Eastern Utah State (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU at West Texas A&M, 2 p.m., Canyon, Texas
    Basketball
    • NMHU vs. Colorado School of Mines, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    Wrestling
    • Class 1A-5A state tournaments, 9 a.m., Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho

    Saturday
    Baseball
    • LCC vs. Eastern Utah State (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU at West Texas A&M (DH), noon, Canyon, Texas
    Basketball
    • NMHU vs. Colorado Christian, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex

  • Youth soccer registration open

    Las Vegas Youth Soccer League is accepting registration for spring season on a waiting-list basis. Assignment to teams will be made as openings are available. Fee is $50 per child. To register, sign up online at lasvegasyouthsoccer.org or visit Genesys on Bridge Street.

    Parents of those who participated in the league this past fall are asked to let coaches know if their children plan to return.

    Practice begins the week of March 10; games will start March 22-23.

  • Home stretch for hoops
  • Six district titles for RHS

    Despite winning six individual championships, the Robertson High School wrestling team found itself in a most unusual position at the end of Saturday’s District 2 1A-3A tournament — congratulating another team on winning the district team title.

  • Sluggers finish well in series...

    Seemingly determined to get on the offensive track after a low-scoring Saturday, the Highlands baseball team broke loose for nine runs in the first two innings Sunday en route to a 9-1 triumph at Eastern New Mexico.

    Second baseman Nick Gonzales went 3 for 5 with one run and one run batted in to lead the Cowboys, now 3-4 overall.

  • Cowgirls’ Monarrez all-tourney...

    NMHU Sports Information

    Sophomore Dekota Monarrez continues to add to her accolades from her stellar start to the 2014 campaign. On Friday, Monarrez was named First Team All-Tournament at the 2014 Desert Stinger.

    The annual tournament, hosted by Montana State-Billings the weekend of Feb. 7-9 in Las Vegas, Nev., was contested among 32 teams. Nine position players and two starting pitchers received First Team accolades.