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Today's Sports

  • LV youth soccer signing for...

    Attention, young soccer players! Las Vegas Youth Soccer League is holding registration for spring Feb. 4-25 only, waiting list basis.

    No late registrations will be accepted, said LVYSL’s Shelby and Rachel Curtis.

    To register online, log on to lasvegasyouthsoccer.org. Sign up in person by visiting DesertGate Internet on Bridge Street in Las Vegas.

  • Grant grabs national lead in 2...

    A strong showing at the University of New Mexico’s Cherry and Silver Invite over the weekend moved several New Mexico Highlands track and field athletes high onto the NCAA Division II national performance lists.

    Jillisa Grant, NMHU’s defending national champion in the long jump, asserted herself in a big way at the meet by taking the national lead in both the 200 and long jump.

  • Red Sox sign N.M. native Cody...

    By Janie McCauley
    AP Baseball Writer

    SAN FRANCISCO  — Cody Ross agreed to sign with the Boston Red Sox, giving them an experienced hitter with postseason success on his resume to help replace J.D. Drew in right field.

    Foxsports.com and ESPN.com reported the contract is for one year and $3 million. Ross told The Associated Press in a text message late Monday that the deal won’t be finalized until he takes a physical.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 25...

    WEDNESDAY
    Wrestling
    • NMHU vs. Nebraska-Kearney, 1 p.m., Wilson Complex

    THURSDAY
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas boys vs. Santa Rosa (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at University of New Mexico, TBA, Albuquerque

    FRIDAY
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex

  • Lopez guides Cowgirls past...

    Alyssa Lopez scored 17 of her game-high 24 points in the first half to lead New Mexico Highlands to a 79-52 triumph at Western New Mexico on Saturday night in Silver City.

    It was a bittersweet evening for NMHU as Highlands’ men lost 93-75 — a third consecutive defeat for the Cowboys.

    Cowgirls 79, Mustangs 52

    Lopez made eight of her 17 shots and was six of nine at the foul line in recording 24 points to go with four rebounds and five steals and an assist.

  • Girls’ Basketball: Streak busters

    Seven ties.

    Thirteen lead changes.

    One 12-point lead trumped by a 17-point momentum swing in the second half.

    Two sets of cheering fans who probably would’ve stayed to watch these two high school girls’ basketball teams play all night long.

    But in the end, someone had to win, and on Friday night, it was Robertson who emerged victorious, rallying back from a 44-32 deficit to take a 57-42 decision over previously undefeated Mora.

    Mora, ranked No. 2 in Class 2A, is 16-1. Robertson is 10-6.

  • Fitness challenge begins today

    Today, Jan. 23, is the final day to weigh in and join the annual Tony E. Marquez Jr. Fitness Challenge.

    The competition, a weight-loss and fitness challenge, is open to males and females age 16 and older and runs from Monday until Friday, March 16.

    Those wishing to take part are asked to register and weigh in at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center in Las Vegas.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 23...

    MONDAY
    No local varsity games scheduled

    TUESDAY
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls at Pojoaque Valley (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Jacona
    • West Las Vegas boys vs. Socorro, 6:30 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls vs. Socorro, 5 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

  • Fast-paced Robertson tames Lions

    As fast as they started Saturday night, you’d think it was the Kentucky Derby instead of northern New Mexico basketball.
    Only this horse race was no photo finish.

    Robertson’s boys (10-6) began on a 19-0 run and never let up in a 76-36 romp over visiting Santa Rosa (7-10).

    The Cardinals have won four straight games since losing at Mora, currently the No. 4 team in Class 2A. They’ll get a chance to catch their collective breath before playing host to Santa Fe Indian next Monday, Jan. 30.

  • Mora holds on to lofty state...

    “These two games will really test us,”  Mora girls’ basketball coach Mark Cassidy said on Monday as his Rangerettes prepared to visit Class 3A neighbors West Las Vegas (Wednesday) and Robertson (Friday). “We have not played anyone as good as West and Robertson.”

    The Rangerettes passed the first portion of the exam Wednesday, winning out 60-47 over a young Lady Dons outfit still looking to hit its own stride.