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Today's Sports

  • Hoops debut: Cowboys take on Sin...

    Although the fall sports season continues for a while at New Mexico Highlands University, the winter sports are getting under way anyway this weekend.

    NMHU’s men’s basketball team is in Las Vegas, Nev., to tangle with NCAA Division I opponent UNLV for an 8 p.m. tip-off Friday at the Thomas & Mack Center.

    It will be the Runnin’ Rebels’ second of two exhibition games; they beat Dakota Wesleyan 96-80 on Tuesday, getting 22 points and 11 rebounds from Kris Clyburn. Five other UNLV players finished in double figures.

  • St. Mike’s to host district final

    It’s official — St. Michael’s is the hottest volleyball team in District 2-4A.

    The Lady Horsemen, who started the district slate by losing two of their first three matches, have won six consecutive contests — the latest a Tuesday playoff with Robertson to determine the No. 1 seed in this week’s district tournament.

    The Lady Cardinals won the first set 25-19, but St. Mike’s won the next two, 25-20 and 25-18. RHS took a 25-22 nailbiter in game four, but the Lady Horsemen overcame early deficits to pull out game five 15-11.

  • La Plaza board vote Monday

    La Plaza Little League will hold its annual board election at 6 p.m. this coming Monday, Nov. 7, at the league facilities of Rodriguez Park.

    Those interested in board positions are invited to attend.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 4...

    FRIDAY
    Basketball
    • NMHU men at Nevada-Las Vegas, 8 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.
    Football
    • Robertson vs. Pojoaque Valley, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    Soccer
    • Class 1A-4A state tournament semifinals, TBA, Bernalillo Soccer Complex
    Volleyball
    • NMHU vs. Westminster, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex

    SATURDAY
    Basketball
    • Memorial Middle School girls vs. Taos, 10 a.m., MMS
    Cheer and dance
    • West Las Vegas dance at Gallup, TBA
    Cross country

  • Vegas Bowl 56: Cards clinch...

    When your team can pick up nearly 6 yards per carry, you can run the football pretty much as long as you like.

    That’s what the Robertson Cardinals (9-0 overall, 5-0 District 2-4A) did on Friday night, piling up 308 rushing yards on 52 carries in a 49-6 win over West Las Vegas (6-3, 3-2) in the 56th Vegas Bowl, held at a mostly packed Herrera Complex.

    Marc Grano ran for 146 yards on 23 carries, and Joseph Paul Griego 100 on 17 rushes, including a game-high three touchdowns, to lead the Redbird charge.

  • District volleyball tournaments...

    Competitive parity among District 2-4A’s volleyball teams led to an interesting situation for the district tournament this week.

    Robertson, St. Michael’s and Pojoaque Valley finished with identical 6-2 district records to share the regular-season bragging rights. That necessitated a tiebreaker – in the form of a neutral-site playoff between the Lady Cardinals and Lady Horsemen Tuesday night at Taos. Also Tuesday night, West Las Vegas was to host Taos in the tourney opener.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 2...

    WEDNESDAY
    Volleyball
    • District tournaments TBA

    THURSDAY
    Soccer
    • Class 1A-4A state tournament quarterfinals: Robertson girls at Sandia Prep, 9:30 a.m., Bernalillo Soccer Complex
    Volleyball
    • District tournaments TBA

    FRIDAY
    Basketball
    • NMHU men at Nevada-Las Vegas, 8 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.
    Football
    • Robertson vs. Pojoaque Valley, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    Soccer
    • Class 1A-4A state tournament semifinals, TBA, Bernalillo Soccer Complex
    Volleyball
    • NMHU vs. Westminster, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex

    SATURDAY
    Cross country

  • Spikers’ schedules wind down

    District volleyball tournament action commences early this week, eventually sending top teams on to pool play in the state tournament Nov. 3 in Rio Rancho.

    Here’s how the locals wrapped up the regular season.

    Robertson
    For the Lady Cardinals, the final week was a mixed bag — kind of like going trick-or-treating and getting a Charlie Brown-style rock along with the Snickers and Twizzlers and such.

  • Historic field in spotlight

    By Carla K. Johnson
    The Associated Press

    CHICAGO — A woman in a Chicago Cubs jersey climbed onto a man’s shoulders to pose for — what else? — a selfie in front of the cherry-red marquee at Wrigley Field, the second-oldest ballpark in the major leagues.

  • Beasties edge Moriarty in state...

    Converting a goal off a long free kick, the Robertson girls soccer team nipped host Moriarty 2-1 in overtime Saturday in the first round of the Class 1A-4A state tournament.

    The Lady Cardinals, AKA Beastie Girls, advance to a quarterfinals matchup with No. 1 Sandia Prep on Thursday morning at the Bernalillo Soccer Complex.

    Senior Victoria Valdez scored both goals for Robertson (13-6-2). Leann Salazar had one assist.