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Today's Sports

  • Early exits for WLV, Mora

    RIO RANCHO — One and done, both West Las Vegas and Mora were eliminated in the first round of the state volleyball tournaments on Thursday night.

    West Las Vegas shook off the bad vibes from pool play to win its opening set against Hatch Valley 25-17. But the Bears rebounded with a commanding 25-13 win in game two, and they held on for close verdicts in games three and four, 25-19 and 25-21.

  • Unlucky 7th for Cowboys

    Saturday’s regular-season finale between host New Mexico Highlands and Fort Lewis was a thing of beauty — if low-scoring, defensive football is your thing. And if you happen to favor the underdog in a matchup of underdogs.

    Fort Lewis overcame a 3-0 halftime deficit by scoring the game’s lone touchdown in the third quarter and held on for a 6-3 verdict before an announced crowd of 573 at Perkins Stadium.

  • Cowgirls ousted from tourney

    The New Mexico Highlands volleyball team finished out its most successful season since 2005 with a loss to Western New Mexico University in the first round of the RMAC Playoffs this past week.

    The Cowgirls fell in three (25-22, 25-20, 25-19) to the RMAC West leader, who advanced to take on Metro State.

    Highlands was led by Ashley Nugent who compiled 11 kills on 24 attempts, hitting .375. Sheila Olaechea had 18 digs and an ace.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 14...

    MONDAY
    No varsity sporting events scheduled

    TUESDAY
    No varsity sporting events scheduled

    WEDNESDAY
    No varsity sporting events scheduled

    THURSDAY
    No varsity sporting events scheduled

    FRIDAY
    Basketball
    • NMHU men vs. Midwestern State, 3 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.

    SATURDAY
    Basketball

  • Cowboys look for silver lining

    Six consecutive losses have soured the sweet taste of four straight season-opening wins by New Mexico Highlands football.

    But a victory this weekend over visiting Fort Lewis (2-8, 1-6 RMAC) in the season finale would make a nice after-dinner mint for the Cowboy faithful.

    Highlands fell to 4-6 overall and 2-6 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference after a loss at Western New Mexico this past Saturday, taking away any chance at making head coach Eric Young’s debut season a winning one.

  • Dazzling debut

    Beginner’s luck?

    Not even close, says Andrea Romero, who attributes her recent fitness competition championships to a gauntlet of high-intensity training and dieting.

    A native of the Las Vegas area, Romero captured first place in three categories at the National Physique Committee’s GNC Colorado Open on Oct. 22 in Denver.

    She placed first in Bikini Novice A-class, Bikini Open B-class and was named Overall Bikini Champion. The NPC sanctions competitions in men’s and women’s bodybuilding and women’s fitness categories.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 11...

    FRIDAY
    Volleyball
    • Class 2A and 3A state tournament quarterfinals and semifinals, TBA, Rio Rancho

    SATURDAY
    Football
    • NMHU vs. Fort Lewis, 1 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • Class 3A state playoffs: Robertson vs. Portales, 2 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    Basketball
    • NMHU women vs. Northern New Mexico College, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    Volleyball

  • FYI - Sports - Nov. 11, 2011

    Las Vegas YABL registration for co-ed grades K-2 and girls’ grades 3-7 runs through Nov. 7 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. For boys’ grades 3-7, sign-up is Dec. 12 through Jan. 6. For details and more information, visit the Rec or call Misty, 426-3191, or the center at 426-1739.
     

  • HU hoopsters tame Southwest...

    New Mexico Highlands’ men’s basketball team finished up its 2011 preseason exhibitions with a convincing 119-98 win over the Mustangs of the University of the Southwest Monday in Las Vegas.

    Highlands never trailed in the game and led by as much as 28 points in its second exhibition victory of the season. The Cowboys had already notched their first win of the preseason with a 91-70 rout of Northern New Mexico College on Nov. 2 in Española.

  • Go Fish - Nov. 11, 2011

    FISHING REPORT, NOV. 1
    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. Morphy Lake, Charette Lakes, Maxwell Lakes and Clayton Lake all reopen next spring.
    COYOTE CREEK: The flow is .92 cfs. No report.