Today's Sports

  • 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

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 12...


    • Robertson vs. Pojoaque Valley (homecoming), 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • NMHU women vs. Regis, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • NMHU vs. Black Hills State, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Pecos (A,B) at Peñasco, 5:30 p.m., Peñasco
    • Memorial, Pecos middle schools at Española toruney, TBA, Española
    • Mora Middle School vs. Cuba, 4 p.m., Mora
    • Valley Middle School vs. Santa Fe Prep, 4 p.m., TBA

  • Closer to .500
  • WLV runners take on Duke City

    When the original plans to run in Capital’s Jaguar Invite this coming Saturday fell through, the West Las Vegas cross country teams replaced that meet with one in Albuquerque.

    Considering the squads’ successes in the Duke City to date, that might not be a bad Plan B.

    This past Saturday, West’s boys placed third and the WLV girls were fourth in Volcano Vista’s meet on Albuquerque’s west side.

  • Go Fish - Oct. 12, 2012

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    CHARETTE LAKES: No reports from anglers this week.

  • Crespins back in ring Oct. 27

    Boxing fans in the area can look forward to the return of both Arturo and Amanda Crespin later this month.

    An Oct. 27 show dubbed simply as “Saturday Night Fights At the Kiva” is scheduled to feature both Las Vegas pugilists on the undercard.

    Amanda Crespin (6-4-1, two wins by knockout)is slated to box Mercedes Mercury (3-11, one KO), a Denver fighter who’s lost eight in a row.