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Today's Sports

  • NMHU runners rated 7th in region

    Seven seems to be the lucky number for the New Mexico Highlands men’s cross country team.

    The Cowboys kept the No. 7 ranking in this week’s NCAA Division II Central Region poll, released Tuesday. The Highlands men followed a runner-up team finish in their own meet with a college division title last weekend at Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Okla.

    Adams State, Western State and Colorado School of Mines are ranked first through third in the Central.

  • State polls: Cards 8th; Roy 7th...

    Highlights of the most recent New Mexico High School Coaches Association polls:

    CLASS 3A FOOTBALL
    1. Lovington, 64 points
    2. Silver, 62
    3. Socorro, 55
    4. St. Michael’s, 47
    5. ALbuquerque Academy, 35
    6. Hope Christian, 33
    7. Portales, 28
    8. Robertson, 16
    9. Hot Springs, 14
    10. Ruidoso, 11

    CLASS 3A VOLLEYBALL
    1. Pojoaque Valley, 100
    2. Sandia Prep, 70
    3. Hope Christian, 69
    4. Hatch Valley, 54
    4. Portales, 54

  • Rugby: Vatos battle heralded...

    In a game of expansive rugby, the Men’s Division 3 NMHU Rugby Club (6-2-1) and the Albuquerque Rugby club (7-1-1) ended in a 26-26 tie this past Saturday.

    Men’s Division 2 Albuquerque was a USA Rugby Union National Finalist in 2009 and quarterfinalist in 2011.  

    The score reflected the game.

  • Warren Fulgenzi excelling on...

    Las Vegas native Warren Fulgenzi isn’t getting carried away with the most recent honors he’s received — Southwest Adult Men’s Player of the Year, to accompany the state version of that award he's already won.

    He’s looking forward to December and the chance to make an international squad that will represent the U.S. in world tennis competition.

  • ‘Beasties’ blank Pojoaque

    Elena Martinez scored three goals and Amber Yara had two scores to lead Robertson to a 7-0 shutout at Pojoaque on Tuesday.

    “It was a very good game overall,” said RHS head coach Ray Parks. “Our passing game is much improved, which was important on such a sloppy, wet field.”

    The teams encountered rain throughout the match.

    Martinez scored her first from the top of the penalty box off an assist from Anissa Gallegos in the fifth minute. She then took a feed from Lexus Jaramillo roughly 10 minutes later to make it 2-0 by halftime.

  • Go Fish - Oct. 7, 2011

    FISHING REPORT, OCT. 4
    This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    COYOTE CREEK: The flow is 0.74 cfs. Fishing is fair for trout. Better fishing reported in the beaver ponds downstream from the camp areas.

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

    FRIDAY
    Football
    • Robertson vs. St. Pius X, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • Mora at Questa, TBA, Questa
    • Wagon Mound-Roy-Mosquero at San Jon, TBA, San Jon
    Golf
    • Don Gibson Tournament, 9 a.m., Gene Torres Golf Course
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. Colorado Christian, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    Volleyball
    • Pecos vs. Monte del Sol, 5:30 p.m., Sanchez Gym

    SATURDAY
    Cross country

  • Cowgirls beat T-Wolves, end skid

    Snapping out of a recent four-game slide, the New Mexico Highlands women’s soccer team blanked visiting Colorado State-Pueblo 2-0 this past Sunday at Perkins Stadium.

    Coach Justin Wagar’s Cowgirls improved to 3-6 overall and 2-4 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. CSUP is 4-7 and 1-5, respectively.

  • West girls fifth in East...

    With times under 24 minutes, Cecilia Gutierrez and Esperanza Garduño both finished in the top 10 individually, helping pace West Las Vegas’ girls cross country to a fifth-place team finish this past Saturday at East Mountain in Sandia Park.

    Overall, West enjoyed a pretty good day on the course. The varsity boys took seventh place behind individual top-20 finishers Moises Coca and Max Sedillo. And boasting five runners in the top 10, the WLV Middle School boys’ squad brought home a championship in its race, a 2-mile run.

  • Ferrill to speak at Luna

    Submitted to the Optic

    Former Highlands University football coach and NFL advance scout Carl Ferrill is scheduled to talk to Luna Community College student-athletes at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, at the LCC Nursing Auditorium.