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Today's Sports

  • Lady Cards win Española...

    Karlene Montaño and eighth-grader Annabella Miller finished second and third individually to help propel Robertson girls’ cross country to a team championship Saturday in the Española Valley Invitational.

    The Robertson girls won the meet with 48 points, holding off second-place St. Michael’s (66); West Las Vegas was fifth with 97 points. On the boys’ side, Pojoaque powered to a title with 26 points; Robertson (106) was fourth and WLV  (190) seventh.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports Aug. 29,...

    MONDAY
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls at Monte del Sol, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    TUESDAY
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys at Roswell, 4 p.m., Roswell

    WEDNESDAY
    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    THURSDAY
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys vs. Ruidoso, 3 p.m., RHS field
    • Robertson girls at Goddard, 3 p.m., Roswell
    Volleyball

  • Povetkin is WBA champ

    ERFURT, Germany— Alexander Povetkin of Russia defeated Ruslan Chagaev by unanimous decision Saturday to claim the vacant WBA heavyweight title.

    The title was Wladimir Klitschko’s following the Ukrainian’s victory over David Haye by unanimous decision in Hamburg last month, but was declared vacant when the WBA elevated Klitschko to “super champion” status.

  • FYI - Sports

    Las Vegas Adult Softball League registration is under way for fall regular and co-ed leagues. Rosters can be picked up at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Registration fee is $200 for an eight-game schedule and single-elimination tournament. Games will be held on Sundays at Rodriguez Park complex. Deadline to register and submit complete rosters is Wednesday, Aug. 31. Games begin the first week of September.

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  • Scrubs hold on, win title

    Alta Vista Regional Hospital pulled out a 13-12 victory over Budweiser-Dick’s-Night Owl in the women’s championship game of the Las Vegas Adult Softball League this past Thursday night.

    The Bud team, which was seeking a tournament title for the second consecutive season, rallied from the 12-5 deficit it faced to start the fifth inning.

  • HU men’s XC 6th in region

    Running with the big dogs is nothing new for the New Mexico Highlands University cross country program and longtime head coach Bob DeVries.

    With perennial national championship contenders Adams State and Western State in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, the competition is always intense and the bar is always set high.

    NMHU’s men ranked fifth among the 12 schools fielding a men’s cross country team according to a preseason coaches’ poll released Wednesday by the league’s Colorado Springs office.

  • Friday night lights back on for...

    Football season is back in the Meadow City this weekend.

    West Las Vegas opens the home schedule with Socorro Warriors coming into Perkins Stadium, while Robertson visits Portales. Both games kick off at 7 p.m. Friday.

    Additionally, the reborn Mora Rangers team is back from the dead and opening at Wingate on Friday night. Then, in six-man football, Wagon Mound’s cooperative effort with Roy and Mosquero plays host to Elida at noon on Saturday.

  • Peñasco outlasts Lady Dons

    Entertaining? Yes.

    Competitive? You bet.

    Promising? Sure.

    Victorious? Not this time.

    The first match of the Felix Flores Era of the West Las Vegas volleyball program took place Wednesday night at Gillie Lopez Gym, and the Lady Dons lost in five games to visiting Peñasco out of Class 2A.

    West rallied from a two-games-to-one deficit in the match to force a winner-take-all game five, and the Lady Dons promptly went ahead 8-1 as Larrissa Gallegos and Faith Romero each had successful attacks at the net.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports Aug. 26,...

    FRIDAY
    Football
    • Robertson at Portales, 7 p.m., Portales
    • West Las Vegas vs. Socorro, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • Mora at Wingate, 7 p.m., Fort Wingate
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s tournament games: Dream Team vs. Balls Deep, 6 p.m.; Blaze vs. Buzzards, 7 p.m.; Vegas Boys vs. Yo Momma, 8 p.m., city complex
    Volleyball
    • Mora, Pecos at Springer tournament, TBA, Springer

    SATURDAY

  • FYI - Sports

    Young American Football League registration is under way for the fall season. Forms can be picked up at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Registration fee is $65. Deadline to register is Friday, Aug. 26. Sports physicals are mandatory. Grades 3-4 are in juniors division; grades 5-6 in seniors division. Mandatory player evaluation is set for Saturday, Aug. 27, at Perkins Stadium; juniors at 8:30 a.m., seniors at 10:30 a.m.

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