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Today's Sports

  • NMHU rodeo ropes way to title at...

    Three short-go performances in as many events by Kindee Wilson helped corral a women’s team championship for New Mexico Highlands on Monday at Diné College in Tsaile, Ariz.

    The Cowgirls won by more than 300 points.

    Wilson won all-around honors after efforts in breakaway roping, goat tying and team roping (with NMHU teammate Katie Jolly). Wilson won the breakaway in both long and short rounds and average.

  • AVRH hosts ‘Life Run’

    Las Vegas Optic

    Daniel Hutchinson took home the overall event championship in the recent Alta Vista Regional Hospital Life Run 5-kilometer race with a time of 19:36.

    On a larger scale, however, community health and wellness was a winner.

    The event, held late last month on a course near the hospital, drew dozens of participants of various ages.

  • Ugly finish for Vatos rugby;...

    Submitted to the Optic

    The passionate, unarmored, physical game of rugby has 30 violent players on the field, only one quieted coach in the seats, and a single referee to control the massive temperaments and continuous energy flow.

    Unfortunately, sometimes discipline is lost to human emotions and the game becomes chaotic and futile. This happened last Saturday as the visiting Las Cruces Rugby Club (6-2) upset the NMHU Vatos Rugby Club (6-3-1) in an unreflective score of 24-14.

  • Cowgirls get even with ASC

    Las Vegas Optic
    Avenging an upset at Perkins Stadium earlier this season, the New Mexico Highlands University women’s soccer team shut out Adams State 4-0 on Wednesday afternoon in Alamosa, Colo.

    Cowgirl captain Julissa Rodriguez increased her Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference-leading goal total to 12 with a pair of scores in the match.
    Rodriguez had just been named RMAC Offensive Player of the Week.

  • Go Fish - Oct. 14, 2011

    FISHING REPORT, OCT. 11
    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 1.0 cfs. Fishing is fair for trout. Better fishing reported in the beaver ponds downstream from the camp areas.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 14...

    FRIDAY
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. Colorado-Colorado Springs, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Regis, 7 p.m., Denver
    • Mora vs. Peñasco, 5:30 p.m., Montoya Gym

    SATURDAY
    Cross country
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas, Mora, Pecos at Rio Rancho Invite, 8 a.m., Rio Rancho
    Football
    • NMHU at Chadron State, noon, Chadron, Neb.
    Rugby

  • Local runners keep pace in...

    Though the races didn’t show full, healthy teams or peak performances for either Robertson or West Las Vegas cross country teams, this past Saturday’s Jaguar Invitational was still useful, coaches said.

    “I told them to go after the runners in our district and race with them,” said Robertson coach Pat Garcia.

  • Cowboys, Cowgirls race into top...

    Highlights from Saturday morning’s Metro State Cross Country Invitational in Denver:

    MEN’S 8K
    1. Carl Arnold, Metro State, 25:45
    2. Eiger Erickson, Metro State, 25:47
    3. Nicaise Kazingo, NMHU, 25:58
    4. Ismael Samano, NMHU, 26:03
    9. Justin Lueras, NMHU, 26:49
    10. Henrique Chavez, NMHU, 26:54
    12. Troy Madalena, NMHU, 27:03
    20. Alberto Espinoza, NMHU, 27:39
    23. Luis Chavez, NMHU, 28:11

    WOMEN’S 6K
    1. Ashley Rietman, Metro State, 23:30

  • Cowgirls back to .500 mark

    Breaking a 1-1 halftime stalemate with two unanswered second-half goals, the New Mexico Highlands women’s soccer team defeated Nebraska-Kearney on Sunday to reach the .500 mark through a dozen games.

    The Cowgirls are 6-6 overall and 4-4 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. UNK fell to 3-8-1, 1-6-1 in the RMAC.

    The Lopers’ Raleigh Mercer drew first blood with a goal in the 34th minute.
    Julissa Rodriguez answered roughly five and a half minutes later, nabbing her league-leading 10th goal of 2011.

  • Ferrill serves up life lessons...

    Luna Community College

    Former Highlands University football coach and NFL advance scout Carl Ferrill’s message to Luna Community College student-athletes on Thursday afternoon was clear and precise: be a good teammate and work within the team concept.

    Ferrill, who has won 13 championships during his 40 years in the coaching profession, emphasized the importance of communication.