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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Robertson spikers rule in...

    Robertson volleyball rallied in a narrow third set to clinch a three-game sweep of Moriarty and triumph in the championship match of this past weekend’s Peyton Chavez Tournament of Champions in Portales.

    Each set of the final was a nailbiter that Robertson found a way to win. The Lady Cardinals, now 6-5, took game one 25-23, then held off the Lady Pintos 27-25 and 27-25 in the next two games.

  • Ortiz, Cards tackle Taos

    Arjay Ortiz ran for three touchdowns and threw for two more to lead Robertson over Taos 49-13 in a rare Saturday night game on the Tigers’ home field.

    The Cardinals remain unbeaten at 6-0 heading into their bye week, and they’re 2-0 in District 2-4A. Depending on which poll you believe, they are either No. 1 or No. 2 in the state. Moriarty, also undefeated at 5-0, is a new 4A transplant this season from its former Class 5A.

  • Kurui a mile-high champ

    NMHU Sports Information

    Racing at the Roadrunner Invite in Denver’s expansive Washington Park on Saturday, the Highlands men placed fourth and the women fifth in a meet that also served as a preview of the NCAA regional cross country championship.

    The Cowboys’ Collins Kurui was the individual champion in the men’s 8K race. Kurui (25:38) won by nearly 30 seconds and narrowly missed the course record.

  • Lucero goal is enough

    NMHU women’s soccer celebrated its return to Perkins Stadium — after more than three weeks away — by splitting with a pair of solid league opponents over the weekend.

    The Cowgirls lost 2-0 to nationally ranked Colorado School of Mines (9-0, 4-0) on Friday. Taylor McRae’s fifth-minute goal off an Emily Garnier assist held as the only score until Garnier added a penalty kick goal in the 78th minute. The Orediggers limited Highlands to two shots on goal. Katherine Scott had seven saves.

  • Lady Dons on rise

    Her team had just won its third consecutive match — a five-set thriller at Bernalillo’s fabled Spartan Alley — but West Las Vegas head volleyball coach Elizabeth Ulibarri wasn’t in a celebratory mood.

    “It’s a win,” she said, “but we knew we should’ve played better.”

    It’s a sign of progress not only of team development but of expectations in Lady Dons country. West’s winning streak has the team at 4-5 following an 0-3 start.

  • Cards get defensive

    Bolstering the defense with a formation change has thus far produced dividends for the Robertson boys’ soccer team.

    The Cardinals won their first two games since coach Bryan Trujillo made the switch to a 4-3-3, adding a midfielder to the mix. They locked down Pojoaque Valley 4-0 on Tuesday, then shut out Questa 6-0 on Thursday, both at RHS Field.

    The Cards (4-6-2 overall) were to visit Bernalillo on Saturday.

  • Go Fish - Oct. 2, 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.

    Catch of the week
    Mora River: Nick Lucero of Albuquerque caught a 21-inch rainbow trout Sept. 17. He was using salmon eggs.

    Fishing report, Sept. 27

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 2...

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

    MONDAY
    Football
    • Robertson JV vs. Española, 4 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys JV and girls JV at St. Michael’s, 4:30 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas girls JV at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    Volleyball
    • Pecos (A,B) vs. Santa Fe Prep, 5 p.m., Sanchez Gym

  • Beasties’ win streak continues

    So complete was Robertson’s dominance in a Tuesday afternoon girls’ soccer contest that by the 70th minute the visiting Pojoaque Elkettes were simply shooting to avoid being done in by the 10-goal rule.

    As time ran out with the margin still 9-0, the Elkettes smiled and savored their moral victory.

    Meanwhile the Lady Cardinals AKA Beastie Girls (9-2-2, 3-0) were soaking up the cheers from the home crowd acknowledging the team’s seventh straight win.