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  • Isotopes end slate with win

    Albuquerque Isotopes

    METAIRIE, La. — Matt Angle hit a two-run home run into the hot tub at Zephyr Field and the Albuquerque Isotopes closed out the 2013 season Monday afternoon with a 4-3 victory over the New Orleans Zephyrs.

    The Isotopes end the season with a record of 76-68, in second place in the PCL’s American Southern division, six games out of first place, and three games ahead of third-place Round Rock.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 4...

    Wednesday
    Football
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Santa Rosa, 4 p.m, WLV field
    Volleyball
    • Mora Middle School volleyball vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Mora

    Thursday
    Cross country
    • Robertson at Lovington, TBA, Lovington
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. Angelo State, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • Robertson boys vs. Grants, 4 p.m., RHS
    Volleyball
    • Pecos at Tucumcari tourney, TBA, Tucumcari

    Friday
    Football

  • Straight Jackets

    There were a few highlights for the home fans to enjoy in Friday night’s football game at the Herrera Complex.

    For example, the West Las Vegas dance team put on a sharp performance at halftime to the tune of Foreigner’s hard rock anthem “Jukebox Hero.”

    And in the first quarter there was a scintillating moment when, aided by some pretty nifty blocking downfield, Nathan Vigil fielded a kickoff at his own 6-yard line and zipped across the field, finding his way to run the ball back 94 yards to the end zone.

  • Lady Cards shut out Hatch Valley

    Caitlin Diefendorf burned the Hatch Valley defense for four goals, and teammate Amber Yara also completed a hat trick with three scores Friday as Robertson blanked the Bears 8-0.

    The victory, the Lady Cardinal soccer team’s first of the season, came on day one of the Rehoboth Christian tournament.
    Nicoletta Litherland and Mary Miller split time at goalkeeper, preserving a shutout.

    And eighth grader Jesslyn De La Cruz got into the action too, scoring her first goal as a Lady Cardinal.

  • Lady Dons spikers open with a win

    For a little while, the West Las Vegas Lady Dons looked the part of a volleyball team taking the court for the first time this season.

    A few miscues too many occurred on their side of the net Thursday in Socorro, and they found themselves trailing one game to none. The host Lady Warriors took the opening set 25-19.

    But after bouncing back for the equalizer in a narrow 26-24 verdict in game two, West got into a groove.

    The Lady Dons took control 25-21 in game three and then put the match away by an identical score in game four.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 2...

    Monday
    No local sporting events scheduled

    Tuesday
    Football
    • Robertson (B) vs. Pojoaque, 4 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys (A,B) at Roswell, 4 p.m., Roswell
    Volleyball
    • Robertson (A,B) vs. Mora, 5:30 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    Wednesday
    Football
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Santa Rosa, 4 p.m, WLV field
    Volleyball

  • NMHU athletes lauded for...

    New Mexico Highlands University is a recipient institution of the Division II Athletics Directors Association Academic Achievement Award. The Academic Achievement Awards program recognizes the academic accomplishments of student-athletes at the NCAA Division II level.
    A total of 27 Cowboys and Cowgirls were selected for the Academic Achievement Award.
    Cowboy baseball had six recipients: Scott Frazier, Michael Garcia, Tyler Hayes, Thomas Lyons, Chris Pile, and Ray Torres.

  • Z’s silence Isotopes

    Albuquerque Isotopes
    METAIRIE, La. — Rob Brantly homered and drove in three runs to lead the New Orleans Zephyrs to a 5-0 victory over the Albuquerque Isotopes on Friday night at Zephyr Field.
    Brantly, who came into the game with no RBI in 60 at-bats over 17 games in Triple-A, hit a run-scoring double in the fourth inning to score the game’s first run.
    Chris Coghlan hit a solo home run in the fifth off Angel Castro (8-5), who allowed two runs in six innings and took the loss.

  • NFL concussion payout called ‘...

    By Barry Wilner
    AP Pro Football Writer
    NEW YORK — The hundreds of millions of dollars the NFL is ready to pay former players sounds great, until you stretch it out over 20 years and divide it among thousands.
    Which is why some former players and others think the league is getting off cheap in its tentative settlement with victims of concussion-related brain injuries.
    The deal announced Thursday to settle 4,500 or so claims is awaiting approval by a federal judge in Philadelphia.

  • Manzanares era over at NMHU

    New Mexico Highlands Athletic Director Ed Manzanares will be leaving the university Sept. 13 to become the assistant athletic director of major gifts at the University of New Mexico.

    Manzanares has been the Cowboys’ athletic director for the past six years.

    “I want to thank President James Fries, the Highlands University coaching staff, the city of Las Vegas, and the entire NMHU community for a wonderful six years as AD,” said Manzanares. “I’ll always hold this experience dear to my heart. I’ll always be a Cowboy. ”