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  • Isotopes’ run ends in game 5

    Albuquerque Isotopes
    The Albuquerque Isotopes (80-64, 2-3) couldn’t keep the opposition off the board, allowing 11 runs through the first five frames en route to a season-ending 16-7 loss to the Omaha Storm Chasers (83-61, 3-2) Sunday afternoon at Isotopes Park.
    With the defeat, the 'Topes' 2012 season is now over after being eliminated in the best-of-five American Conference Championship Series, while the Chasers advance to the Pacific Coast League Championship, set to begin Tuesday against the Reno Aces.

  • Chavez wins; Mora boys 3rd in SF...

    State title contender Alonzo Chavez and the Mora boys’ cross country team are back in business.
    Chavez won an individual title and the Ranger boys finished third at the ATC Invitational over the weekend in Santa Fe.
    Chavez took first place with a time of 16:39, and he had teammates Julio Serna and Daniel Medina join him in the top 10.
    Serna was sixth and Medina ninth, while Amerik Vasquez (21st), Xavier Romero (36th) and Brandon Dahilig (39th) ran among the top 40 for Mora.

  • Peyton erasing doubts after...

    By Arnie Stapleton
    AP Pro Football Writer

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Mike Tomlin needed only two words to describe the guy who ripped apart the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense in the Mile High City.

    “He’s Peyton,” the coach said with a shrug.

    He’s Peyton Manning — and he’s back.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept....

    WEDNESDAY
    Cross country
    • Valley Middle School, West Las Vegas Middle School at Pecos, 4 p.m., Pecos
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys vs. Questa, 4 p.m., RHS field

    THURSDAY
    Football
    • Memorial Middle School at De Vargas, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Taos, 4 p.m., WLV
    Soccer
    • Robertson JV (boys and girls) vs. Los Alamos, 3 p.m., RHS field
    Volleyball

  • Lewis, Cowboys crush Skyhawks

    Emmanuel Lewis had a king-sized return to the quarterback spot Saturday, throwing for 346 yards and four touchdowns and running for 108 yards and another score in New Mexico Highlands’ 50-0 blowout at Fort Lewis.

    Highlands and head coach Eric Young are 2-0 overall after winning their Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference opener.

  • Cowgirl soccer blanks WSC

    It took nearly 77 minutes for the first goal to be scored in Friday evening’s New Mexico Highlands-Western State women’s soccer match, but the home crowd — including dozens of local youth league players and coaches — left happy.

    Highlands’ Brooke D’Onofrio booted a corner kick across the middle and Autumn Woods was ready, punching the ball cleanly past Western State goalkeeper Meghan Jedrzejewski for a goal at the 76:43 mark late in the second half.

    It was Woods’ first goal of the fall.

  • Pack times key for HU

    Highlands’ Henrique Chavez, Ismael Samano and Tayler Hendren each had top 10 individual finishes in Saturday’s Colorado-Colorado Springs Rust Buster Open, but the story was effective pack running for both Cowboys and Cowgirls.

    Chavez was ninth (19:22) and Samano 10th (19:22.5) in the men’s 8K race. David Niragira (18th, 19:54), Jesus Mendoza (22nd, 20:05) and Stephen Carbajal (25th, 20:08) ran closely behind.

  • Cowgirl spikers drop four

    Dropping 12 of 15 sets, the New Mexico Highlands volleyball team went 0-4 over the weekend at Tarleton State’s tournament in Stephenville, Texas.

    The Cowgirls gave No. 24 nationally ranked Lubbock Christian a tough battle in falling 25-20, 24-26, 22-25, 25-20, 15-10, on Friday. Marina Samoa had 16 kills, 16 digs and three aces; Darian Mullen and Mariah White hit 15 and 11 kills respectively.

    After taking the first set with host Tarleton 25-12, the home team won 25-22, 25-23, 25-23 in Friday’s nightcap.

  • Back-to-back blowouts

    Caitlin Diefendorf had a hat trick — three goals — and the Robertson Lady Cardinals possessed a 5-0 lead within the first 10 minutes of Saturday’s match with Santa Fe Indian School.

    That decided advantage led to coach Ian Williamson emptying his bench and giving everyone on the roster some playing time en route to the Lady Cards’ eventual 10-0 stoppage of the hard-working but outmatched Lady Braves.

  • Lady Cats rude guests to local...

    The West Las Vegas Lady Dons sustained their first loss of the young season and Robertson saw its own attempt at a win streak cut short — both at the paws of the Lovington Lady Wildcats.

    On Friday night, Lovington stormed to a two-set lead at West Las Vegas, then held on for a 3-1 victory, 25-20, 25-21, 19-25, 25-22.