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Today's Sports

  • Cowboys move to 4-0

    Nick Ponce’s 1-yard touchdown pass to Kevon Williams with 11 seconds remaining lifted New Mexico Highlands to a come-from-behind 41-38 victory over Colorado Mesa on a sun-dappled Saturday afternoon at Perkins Stadium.

    The Cowboys are a hardy 4-0 under first-year head coach Eric Young, and Saturday’s win tested their resilience throughout.

    Highlands led most of the game but squandered control when Mesa’s Will Halboth scored from 5 yards out with 2:24 left in regulation, and the extra point put the Mavericks up 38-34.

  • Runners seize spotlight

    The running reunion of Mora’s Chavez brothers was especially joyous Saturday at the Gene Torres Golf Course.

    Older brother Henrique was instrumental in helping the New Mexico Highlands University men’s varsity take second place in its own NMHU XC Jam. Younger brother Alonzo won the boys’ varsity race in the Meadow City Invitational, staking the Mora Rangers to a fifth-place team finish.

  • Weekend Roundup: Lady Dons...

    Tested by a scrappy, smart Santa Rosa squad, the West Las Vegas volleyball team took two of three razor-close games before dominating the decisive fourth this past Wednesday night at the Gillie Lopez Gym.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept....

    MONDAY
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys at Peñasco, 11 a.m., TBA
    Volleyball
    • Pecos at McCurdy, 5:30 p.m., Española

    TUESDAY
    Volleyball
    • NMHU vs. Eastern New Mexico, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Mora vs. Santa Rosa, 5 p.m., Montoya Gym
     

  • HU runners move up a notch

    After making a big splash with a men’s team victory in this past weekend’s Texas Tech Open, the New Mexico Highlands Cowboy cross country team is solidifying its position in the regional rankings.

    Highlands’ men moved up one spot to fifth in the latest NCAA Division II poll of the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, released Tuesday.

  • Defense sets tone for Cowboys

    For the second time this season, a New Mexico Highlands University football player has been honored as Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week.

    Jordan Campbell, a 6-0, 230-lb. junior linebacker from Corona, Calif., earned the award this past week after a monster effort in the Cowboys’ 40-34 upset of then-No. 20 Colorado School of Mines in Golden. Campbell led Highlands with 10 tackles, including three and a half for a total loss of 16 yards. He also intercepted a ball and ran it back 17 yards.

  • Los Alamos spikers overtake RHS

    Sometimes improvement happens by leaps and bounds, but other times it’s more like the jerky motion of a kid learning to drive a stick shift.
    Robertson volleyball put together a strong first set against visiting Los Alamos on Tuesday evening at Mike Marr Gym — only to slip out of gear and stall in the next three games.

    Los Alamos drove off with a 21-25, 25-20, 25-22, 25-14 win.

  • Vatos double up on UNM

    Submitted to the Las Vegas Optic

    In a close game of southwestern college rugby heavyweights, the NMHU Vatos bested the well- coached UNM Lobos 20-10 in Perkins Stadium this past Saturday.

    “UNM had beaten NMSU and New Mexico Tech earlier this month suggesting, indirectly, that NMHU was the current de facto leader among state universities,” said Vatos coach Dick Greene.

  • Just passing through
  • Pac-12 opts against expansion;...

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Twelve is enough for the Pac-12, putting the Big 12 in position to survive yet again.

    The Pac-12 presidents and chancellors voted late Tuesday night not to expand again. Commissioner Larry Scott says “after careful review we have determined that it is in the best interests of our member institutions, student-athletes and fans to remain a 12-team conference.”