Today's Sports

  • No. 4 Ruidoso doubles up Cards

    Robertson’s last gasp almost took Ruidoso’s breath away on Friday night.

    With 2:31 left and the host Warriors sitting on a cozy 21-point cushion, they coughed up the ball near midfield.
    Jose Estrada came up with the fumble.

  • Lobos run over Aggies 66-17

    Staff and wire reports

    ALBUQUERQUE — Kasey Carrier rushed for three first-quarter touchdowns to lead New Mexico to a 66-17 victory Saturday over rival New Mexico State.

    Five different Lobos scored on the ground while Carlos Wiggins added a touchdown catch and took a kickoff back for another score as New Mexico (2-3) equaled its highest point total in the series with the Aggies (0-6).

    Carrier finished with 126 yards on 14 carries, and Lobos quarterback Cole Gautsche added 127 yards on 12 carries with one touchdown rushing and one passing.

  • Last-minute drive foiled

    Colorado Mesa stuffed what would’ve been a game-winning drive at its own 3-yard line with 17 seconds left Saturday, sealing a critical victory over New Mexico Highlands, 22-17, before a crowd of 2,000 at Perkins Stadium.

    After falling to 2-3 overall and 1-2 in league play, the Cowboys and head coach Eric Young now face an uphill battle in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football chase.

    NMHU will play at Western State on Saturday in Gunnison, Colo., then return to the Perk to host Adams State for homecoming on Oct. 19.

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  • NMHU runners get taste of Chile...

    In a race heavily populated with athletes from NCAA Division I schools, New Mexico Highlands University was well-represented among the fray of the 2013 Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival held Saturday in Fayetteville, Ark.
    Highlands’ lead runners —Henrique Chavez on the men’s side and Marie-Josiane Ohoueu on the women’s — both cracked the 60s in placing.

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

    • Memorial Middle School at Eldorado, 4 p.m., Eldorado
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Taos, 4 p.m., WLV

    • Pecos (A,B) at Peñasco, 4:30 p.m., Peñasco
    • West Las Vegas vs. Robertson (A,B,C), 4 p.m., TBA
    • Memorial Middle School vs. Pojoaque, 4 p.m., MMS

    • Robertson boys at Pojoaque Valley, 5 p.m., Jacona
    • Robertson girls at Pojoaque Valley, 3 p.m., Jacona

  • District soccer slate nears

    Amber Yara and Caitlin Diefendorf both scored hat tricks (three goals each) in the Robertson girls’ soccer team’s 7-0 shutout of Santa Fe Indian on Tuesday in the City Different.

    Freshman Victoria Valdez also netted a goal, and Diefendorf had two assists in the Lady Cardinal win.

    Unofficially, Diefendorf leads Class 3A girls’ soccer in scoring with 52 points — 23 goals and six assists. Yara is second on the scoring list with 37 points — 14 goals and nine assists.

  • Metro holds on to beat Cowgirls

    Unable to come back after falling into a four-goal chasm by halftime, the New Mexico Highlands women’s soccer team nonetheless kept battling en route to a 4-1 defeat against Metro State on Sunday afternoon at Perkins Stadium.

    Metro is one of the top four teams in the region and unoffically rates among the top 30 in the nation.

    Julie Essick scored the lone Highlands goal on a free kick from 35 yards away in the 68th minute.

  • NMHU-Mesa gridiron clash pivotal

    Saturday’s New Mexico Highlands football home game could be pivotal in determining the Cowboys’ standing in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference this fall.

    The Colorado Mesa Mavericks bring identical overall and league records at 2-2 and 1-1, respectively. They lost a close one Sept. 21 at then-No. 21 nationally ranked Chadron State, 30-24, then clobbered Black Hills State last week by a 49-11 count.

    Kickoff is 1 p.m. at Perkins Stadium.

  • West golfer Quintana nabs second...

    West Las Vegas’ Joedy Quintana is another step closer to getting back to the state golf tournament.

    Quintana shot a 78 for a 10-stroke victory and a second qualifying score in this past Monday’s West Las Vegas Invitational held at the Gene Torres Golf Course.

    Prep golfers need to qualify three legs in order to make it into the state tourney in May.

    Quintana got the first leg by shooting a 92 on Sept. 16 in Los Alamos.