Today's Sports

  • ‘Big Papi’ era ends in Boston;...

    By Jimmy Golen
    The Associated Press

    BOSTON — The ball settled into the right fielder’s glove, the Cleveland Indians poured onto the diamond and the Fenway fans fell silent.

    Then, slowly from the crowd rose a chant of “Pa-pi!”

  • YABL sign-up ongoing

    Through Oct. 31, the City of Las Vegas Recreation Department is signing up players for some of its annual youth basketball leagues.

    Registration ($40 fee per player) is open to boys in grades three to seven (non-school players) and to both boys and girls, kindergarten through second grades.

    Coaches are also being sought and should complete applications available at Rodriguez Park Recreation Office on Grant Street and at City Hall.

    The season runs from November to February.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 12...

    • Memorial Middle School vs. Taos, 4 p.m., MMS gym
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., WLVMS gym

    Cross country
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Bernalillo, 3 p.m., Bernalillo
    • Memorial Middle School at Raton, 4 p.m., Raton
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Pojoaque, 4 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • Robertson boys and girls at Pojoaque Valley, 3 and 4:30 p.m., Jacona

  • Dons breeze past Braves

    Marcus Coca’s return for a touchdown brought a merciful end to the West Las Vegas-Santa Fe Indian football game Thursday night with 1:15 still left in the third quarter.

    By clinching an early win with a 59-6 margin, it also eclipsed the Dons’ win total of last season, when they finished 4-6.

    In fact, West’s 5-1 overall record ensures the most victories in a season by the WLV program since 2008, when the Dons went 6-4.

  • 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.