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Today's Sports

  • More ‘Topes to Dodgers

    Albuquerque Isotopes

    With the Albuquerque Isotopes season concluded, the Los Angeles Dodgers have recalled infielder Elian Herrera and right-hander Stephen Fife to help with their push to a National League playoff berth.  

    Shortstop Dee Gordon, with the ‘Topes their last eight games and the playoffs on a rehab assignment, has also been activated.

  • Soccer teams strong at home

    Home-field advantage may have had less to do with the outcomes than simple on-field superiority as the Robertson varsity soccer teams overwhelmed visiting foes this week.

    On Tuesday, the Lady Cardinals pitched a 6-0 shutout of Class 4A Belen, getting another four-goal performance from smoking-hot scorer Caitlin Diefendorf.

    Diefendorf struck first in the seventh minute, then again off a pass from Elena Martinez in the 14th.

  • WLVMS runners fare well in Pecos

    Leandro Garduño raced to an individual championship (among sixth- and seventh-grade boys) to highlight West Las Vegas Middle School’s performance in the Pecos Middle School cross country meet Wednesday afternoon.

    Garduño crossed the finish line in 13:58. Teammate Miguel Coca took seventh with a time of 14:58.

    West’s Sabrina Garcia also had a good day, running ninth in the eighth-grade girls’ division with a time of 21:40.

  • Mora spikers beat Questa in four

    Fresh off their successful trip to Tucumcari — where they made it to the championship of the Rattler Invite — the Mora Rangerettes held off Questa for a four-set volleyball win on Tuesday evening in Questa.

    Mora won the first game 26-24, but the Wildcats got even with a 26-24 verdict in game two. Then the Rangerettes won 25-19, 26-24 to close the match.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept....

    FRIDAY
    Cross country
    • Robertson at Highland Invite, 3 p.m., Albuquerque
    Football
    • Robertson at Santa Rosa, 7 p.m., Santa Rosa
    • West Las Vegas vs. Tucumcari, 7 p.m., Herrera Complex
    Soccer
    • NMHU women at Colorado-Colorado Springs, 7 p.m., Colorado Springs
    • Robertson boys (A,B) at Monte del Sol, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Colorado Mesa, 7 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.

  • Rehoboth tourney champs
  • Crickets prevail in Bean Day...

    The Crickets, a local softball team named after the late Jimmy “Cricket” Sandoval, went 6-1 and won the recent Bean Day tournament in Wagon Mound.
    Marco Aragon earned Most Valuable Player honors, leading the Crickets’ all-tournament honorees. Others on the all-tourney team were Carl Vigil, James Benavidez, Chris Perez and Ruben Duran. Perez also took home a trophy for home run hitting.
    Kenny Sandoval and Elfie Chavez have teamed up to create teams that have won the Wagon Mound Bean Day Memorial Tournament for eight consecutive years.

  • End of an era

    It’s more than a little strange to see soccer being played on the field at Robertson High School without Ray Parks on the sidelines coaching it.
    This past offseason, Parks ended a 17-year run as head coach of the RHS girls’ program.
    He’d toyed with the idea of stepping down from the coaching position since before the 2011 season but didn’t make anything official until well after the Lady Cardinals’ campaign had ended in the quarterfinals of the Class 1A-3A state tournament.

  • WLV runners top 4 in Española

    West Las Vegas cross country teams scored dual fourth-place finishes over the weekend at the Española Valley Invitational in Española.
    Longtime coach Leroy “Caro” Armijo said he was generally pleased with his runners’ efforts and their times but added that there is ample room for improvement.
    On the boys’ side, West’s Max Sedillo finished within a couple seconds of individual winner Jeremy Santistevan of Pojoaque Valley. Sedillo’s time of 16:58 and second-place finish were part of one of his better efforts to date.

  • Highlands’ QB Lewis honored by...

    The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference has recognized New Mexico Highlands quarterback Emmanuel Lewis as the RMAC Player of the Week for his efforts in Saturday’s game.
    Lewis completed 26 of 42 passes for 346 yards and four touchdowns and was intercepted twice as Highlands defeated Fort Lewis 50-0 in the league opener for both schools. He also ran the ball 14 times for 108 yards, including an 8-yard touchdown and a long run of 44 yards.