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Today's Sports

  • Slack win highlights strong day

    NMHU Sports Information

    Highlands University junior Salcia Slack won the heptathlon and automatically qualified for the NCAAs — also provisionally qualifying in the 100 hurdles, long jump and javelin — while freshman Shanice McPherson (100 meters) and sophomores Michelle Traynham (javelin) and Destiny Dilworth (heptathlon) also qualified for the NCAA Championships to wrap up a successful day at the Air Force Relays and the Texas Tech Open this past Saturday.

  • Splitsville - Robertson, West...

    Tempers flared and drama ensued as crosstown rivals Robertson and West Las Vegas met on the baseball diamond for the first time this spring Saturday at Whorton Field.

    Each squad won once in lopsided fashion, giving fans on both sides of the Gallinas something to be happy about — and, perhaps, something to be not so happy about.

    West Las Vegas (11-5) won game one, doing most of its damage in innings three, four and five en route to a 9-2 verdict.

  • Little League - April 7

    The following are upcoming scheduled Las Vegas Little League games. All games are played at Keyes Park.

    MAJORS BASEBALL DIVISION.
    Orioles vs. Cardinals, 5:30 p.m. Monday
    Yankees vs. Reds, 7:30 p.m. Monday
    Angels vs. Orioles, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday
    Reds vs. Red Sox, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday
    Mets vs. Reds, 4 p.m. Friday
    Yankees vs. Angels, 6 p.m. Friday
    Cardinals vs. Red Sox, 8 p.m. Friday

    MINORS BASEBALL DIVISION
    Bats vs. Owlz, 6:15 p.m. Monday
    Rattlers vs. Sandgnats, 7:45 p.m. Monday

  • Cowgirls fall in pod play

    In a reversal of fortune, the Highlands softball team found itself battling through a four-game slide over the weekend just days after having won its sixth consecutive game.

    On Saturday, Colorado-Colorado Springs dealt the Cowgirls a 13-4 defeat after holding them to five hits.

    Korey Kulpins (9-4) went six innings for the Mountain Lions and gave up just one earned run. That offset a good game by Highlands’ Dominique Padilla, who went 3 for 3 at the plate with two runs batted in.

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  • Cowboys secure series vs. Regis

    Morgan McCasland, E.J. Stanton and Joe Cervantes all hit home runs for New Mexico Highlands in Saturday’s early game with Regis.

    The long bombs paid off and allowed the Cowboys to keep a lead in the face of Ty Overboe’s three-run homer for Regis in the final inning.

    Highlands held on for a 6-4 win and then went on to beat the visiting Rangers in the nightcap. The Cowboys’ third straight win over Regis left them hunting a series sweep on Sunday afternoon, after this issue went to press.

  • UConn, Kentucky to vie for NCAA...

    The Associated Press

    ARLINGTON, Texas  — Shabazz Napier looked up toward the Connecticut fans in the crowd at AT&T Stadium and held up one finger.

    The Huskies had just beaten overall No. 1 seed Florida 63-53 on Saturday in the Final Four. But Napier’s gesture had another meaning.

    “One more to go,” the first-team All-American said.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 7...

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Robertson JV vs. Pojoaque (DH), 3 p.m., MMS field
    • West Las Vegas JV at Santa Rosa (DH), 4 p.m., Santa Rosa
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at McCurdy, 4 p.m., Española
    • Las Vegas Little League (see schedule)
    Softball
    * Robertson JV at. Pojoaque (DH), 3 p.m., Jacona
    • Las Vegas Little League (see schedule)

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    •  West Las Vegas at Raton, 4 p.m., Raton
    • Las Vegas Little League (see schedule)

  • Softball tourney April 26

    The Abe Montoya Recreation center is hosting a co-ed softball tournament on Saturday, April 26, at Rodriguez Park’s softball complex. Pool play will start at 8 a.m., to be followed by a single-elimination tourney. The deadline to register will be 8 p.m. April 23 at the Rec. Entry fee is $100 per team, and each team is allowed up to 14 players. Ages allowed are 16 and older. Those with questions are advised to contact Kim Baros, 426-3191 (office) or 470-3347 (cell, call or text).

  • Robertson stumps Pojoaque

    It wasn’t Robertson’s finest offensive exhibition, but the Cardinals scored a solid victory nonetheless in their district opener Tuesday against Pojoaque Valley.

    The Redbirds (9-4) won a pitchers’ duel by a 4-1 count amid windy conditions at dusty Whorton Field.

    “We didn’t hit the ball particularly well,” said RHS head coach Kenneth Sandoval.

    “The dust and wind affected us, but I won’t put it all on that.”

  • Benefit run honors late Pecos...

    Area residents are invited to take part in the fourth annual Amanda Lynne Byrne Memorial Run and Walk set for 8 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at Pecos High School.

    The event, which benefits a scholarship fund for Pecos High School seniors, is held in tribute to Byrne, a Rowe native killed in a January 2011 accident.

    A 10-kilometer run, a 5K run, a 5K walk and a quarter-mile kids’ run will all be open to competitors. Entry fee is $20 for the adult events.

    “This is a good way to honor Amanda,” said Pecos cross country coach Victor Ortiz.