Today's Sports

  • HU keeper honored by RMAC

    NMHU Sports Information

    New Mexico Highlands’ Makenna Luster was named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Goalkeeper of the Week for Oct. 4.

    On Sunday, Oct. 2, the Cowgirls faced the Colorado Christian University Cougars in an RMAC game at Perkins Stadium.

    Within six minutes, the Cougars were attacking the goal and Luster was ready as she made her first save of the game.

  • Elkettes down West in five sets

    Pojoaque Valley won a chess match of a volleyball contest Thursday night, edging West Las Vegas three games to two at Ben Lujan Gym in Jacona.

    The duel was more reminiscent of these longtime volleyball rivals’ greatest clashes. Days earlier, they’d met in the Portales tournament, and the Elkettes had a more convincing win, taking it 3-1.

    But this one was a back-and-forth affair.

    Pojoaque, the No. 3 ranked team in Class 4A according to MaxPreps, coasted to a 25-12 verdict in game one.

    Then West got even, 25-21.

  • Go Fish - Oct. 9, 2016

    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.

    Catches of the week
    Morphy Lake: Angelico Chavez of Las Vegas caught a 24-inch rainbow trout Sept.  30. He also caught several other rainbows and cutthroats fishing from his float tube. He was using a size 16 elk hair caddis.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 9...

    • NMHU women vs. Regis, 1 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, 2 p.m., United World College, Montezuma

    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Escalante, 4 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • Robertson boys JV and girls JV vs. St. Michael’s, 3 and 4:30 p.m., RHS Field
    • Memorial Middle School vs. Raton, 4 p.m., MMS gym
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Mora, 4 p.m., WLVMS gym

  • Purple pride — Cowboys hope for...

    Five games into the 2016 college football season, New Mexico Highlands remains a work in progress.

    The Cowboys are 0-5 after enduring a brutal stretch that included NCAA Division I FCS opponent Northern Arizona, 2014 NCAA Division II national champion (and defending RMAC champ) Colorado State-Pueblo, and a couple of surprisingly strong league foes in Colorado Mines and Black  Hills State.

  • Cardinals stun St. Mike’s on...

    Robertson dashed out to a 4-1 halftime lead Tuesday at St. Michael’s and never relented, playing the Horsemen evenly in the second half for a 5-2 victory.

    The result is a key win for the Cardinals and first-year head coach Bryan Trujillo, who improved to 5-7-1 overall and 3-2 in district play.

    The schedule gets even tougher in the coming days. The Redbirds were to play at Santa Fe Prep (7-3 overall, 5-0 in district) on Thursday before hosting Taos (4-5, 3-2) on Saturday at RHS Field.

  • Lady Dons make quick work of Taos

    The visiting Taos Lady Tigers had no answers against West Las Vegas’ volleyball team Tuesday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Game scores were 25-13, 25-15, 25-13 in favor of Elizabeth Ulibarri’s squad (5-6, 1-0 District 2-4A).

    West’s continuing progress was evident throughout, as the Lady Dons never trailed at any point in the evening.

    Alisson Hill’s crisp kill off a Sarah Gold assist opened scoring, and after a pair of Gold service aces and a Taos misfire, West led the first set 4-0.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 7...

    • NMHU women vs. Metro State, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • NMHU at Western State, 7 p.m., Gunnison, Colo.
    • Pecos (A,B) vs. Mesa Vista, 4 p.m.,  Sanchez Gym
    • Memorial Middle School, Mora Middle School, Pecos Middle School at Española tournament, Española

    Cross country
    • NMHU at Tiger Open, 10 a.m., Hays, Kan.
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas at Los Lunas, 9 a.m., Los Lunas

  • Heavenly shades, twilight time

    Miguel Coca of West Las Vegas was the first to cross the finish line Saturday morning in La Cueva’s Bear Cave Brawl cross country meet in Albuquerque.

    As the heavens filled with color on opening day of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, it was green and gold leading the pack in the boys’ varsity race. Coca was a winner for the second time in three weeks; he also took first at Manzano’s meet on Sept. 17.

  • Stinging loss

    Will this weekend’s homecoming game produce Highlands’ first football win of the season?

    The Cowboys fell to 0-5 Saturday after sustaining a 36-10 loss at Black Hills State in Spearfish, S.D. The Yellow Jackets, previously unheralded in their brief history in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, are off to their best start in years at 4-1 overall.

    Led by Phydell Paris, BHSU piled up 447 rushing yards and 607 yards of total offense against a Cowboy defense that has taken a beating in a tough month on the gridiron.