Today's Sports

  • Dons win first game of season

    Three Nathan Vigil touchdowns.
    Three safeties.
    And one happy West Las Vegas football team.
    That was what the final tally read on Saturday afternoon at Santa Fe Indian School, as the visiting Dons celebrated their first win of the season — and their first under first-year head coach Robert Alarcon.
    West’s 38-6 victory gives the team a 1-6 record as it reaches its bye week and a chance to heal some injuries and gear up for the heart of the District 2-3A schedule.

  • Redbirds open district slate by...

    A nasty-looking storm system brought lightning to the Las Vegas area Friday night.
    Robertson’s Dominic Lucero brought the thunder.
    Lucero gained 115 yards rushing in the first half alone and ended up unofficially near the 200-yard mark as the Cardinals won their homecoming game —and District 2-3A opener — over Pojoaque Valley by a 24-15 margin.
    Penalties kept Robertson from a more robust output, and at least two scores were negated by the yellow flags.

  • Cowboys’ air attack drops...

    Highlands outscored host Adams State 24-10 in the second half to break away for a 34-20 win in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football on Saturday afternoon in Alamosa, Colo.
    The Cowboys (6-1, 5-0)mustered only 35 yards rushing but more than made up for it with another prolific passing day.
    Emmanuel Lewis completed 36 of 67 passes for 437 yards and three touchdowns with one interception to keep NMHU unbeaten in RMAC play and tied with Colorado State-Pueblo for first place.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 15...

    • Robertson JV at Raton, 4 p.m., Raton
    • Memorial Middle School vs. Raton, 4 p.m., MMS gym

    • Pecos (A,B) at Monte del Sol, 5 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Robertson (A,B,C) at Raton, 4 p.m., Raton
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    No local sporting events scheduled


  • In Brief - Sports - Oct. 15, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    NHL talks could resume Tuesday

    Labor negotiations between the NHL and the locked-out players’ association may resume Tuesday after a four-day break.
    The location and the agenda have yet to be determined. The sides held two days of talks this week in New York without discussion of hockey-related revenue — the core economic issue that has prevented the NHL regular season from starting on time.

  • Weekend Roundup - Cowgirl skid...

    A return to the Wilson Complex wasn’t enough to get the Highlands volleyball team off their current slide over the weekend. The Cowgirls lost to Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference foes Black Hills State (S.D.) and Chadron State (Neb.) on Friday and Saturday.
    NMHU is 6-15 overall and 2-9 in the conference.

  • Bigger tests loom for Cowboys

    Winners of three straight and 5-1 overall, the New Mexico Highlands Cowboys have some major tests ahead.

    The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s preseason favorite, Colorado State-Pueblo hosts NMHU on Nov. 3. The always tough Chadron State Eagles visit Perkins Stadium a week from Saturday.

    But first, there’s Adams State this weekend, and how Highlands fares against the Grizzlies is often a good barometer for the team’s overall fortunes.

  • RHS kickers two-step past...

    Once was enough for the Robertson boys’ soccer team (7-8) in a key district match with Pojoaque Valley on Wednesday evening.

    Devon Maes’ goal off a header gave the host Cardinals all they’d need to put away the Elks in a 1-0 shutout that completed a doubleheader sweep.

    In the earlier match, the No. 4 ranked Robertson girls outgunned the Elkettes 6-0.

    Maes, an energetic player along the wings this season for coach Clarence Montoya’s Cardinals, broke through early on.

  • West spikers come on late, sweep...

    At home in the friendly surroundings of Mike Marr Gym, the Robertson Lady Cardinals played well enough to upset visiting West Las Vegas on Tuesday evening.

    But the Lady Dons had other plans, and while they may have kept them secret early in each of the three sets, those plans didn’t allow for any upsets.

    West, 9-4 overall and the No. 5 ranked team in Class 3A volleyball, won 25-23, 25-10, 29-27 to stay on track for a District 2-3A title.

  • NFL great Alex Karras dead at 77

    By The Associated Press