Today's Sports

  • Cowboy football not the only...

    Okay, New Mexico Highlands alumni. In case you haven’t been around for a while, let’s catch you up on how your alma mater is doing in other sports across campus.

    • NMHU men’s cross country leads the pack. The team has been ranked as high as 18th in the NCAA Division II this season and is sixth among men’s teams in the South Central region, the toughest in the nation. Highlands’ goal will be to crack that top six, the cut-off to qualify for nationals as a team.

  • ‘Beasties’ rise in prep rankings

    Several area teams are ranked in the most recent of various statewide polls.

    Robertson girls’ soccer is tied with St. Michael’s for fourth in the Class 1A-3A ranks, according to New Mexico Soccer.com. The Lady Cardinals are 11-2 overall under first-year coach Ian Williamson.

    Hope Christian is No. 1, followed by Sandia Prep and Socorro, with RHS and St. Mike’s rounding out the top five.

  • Youth Football - Oct. 5, 2012

    The following is this coming weekend’s schedule of Las Vegas Young American Football League games, coordinated through the Las Vegas Recreation Department.

    Junior Division: 49ers vs. Dolphins, 9 a.m. Sunday, Cardinal Stadium

    Senior Division: Cowboys vs. Lions, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Cardinal Stadium

  • Youth Soccer - Oct. 5, 2012

    The following is this coming weekend’s schedule of Las Vegas Youth Soccer League matches.

    U6: Galaxy vs. Chivas, Rapids vs. Fire, Sounders vs. Earthquakes, United vs. Dynamo, all at 8:45 a.m. Saturday at Commerce Street Park; Crew have bye week
    U8: Hot Spurs vs. AC Milan, Juventus vs. Bayern, Manchester City vs Barcelona, Mora vs. Real Madrid, all at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Commerce Street Park

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 5...

    • West Las Vegas vs. Laguna-Acoma, 7 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • NMHU women vs. Fort Lewis, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • NMHU at Metro State, 7 p.m., Denver
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) at Bernalillo, 3 p.m., Bernalillo
    • Memorial Middle School vs. Valley, 4 p.m., TBA

    • NMHU alumni home run derby, etc., TBA, Brandt Park
    Cross country
    • NMHU at Oklahoma Panhandle State, 10 a.m., Goodwell, Okla.

  • Cowboys defend home turf

    The New Mexico Highlands men's cross country team came up just one point shy of sweeping the top five and earning a perfect score in winning Saturday's NMHU XC Jam.

    Ismael Samano, who's been a consistent top-two man for the Cowboys over the last couple seasons, won the individual men's title by finishing in 25 minutes, 32 seconds.

  • MMS girls, WLV boys’ JV among...

    Memorial Middle School’s cross country team demonstrated both depth and ability — particularly on the girls’ side — in coasting to victory in Saturday’s Meadow City Invitational at the Gene Torres Golf Course.

    Led by Makayla Quintana’s winning performance, MMS swept the top three, placed five of the first six and seven of the top 10 in the girls’ race.

    Also Saturday, the West Las Vegas high school boys’ junior varsity had a solid outing to garner a team title. Dylan Trujillo led the Dons by taking second overall.

  • Fitting tribute - Late coach’s...

    Las Vegas Optic and
    Luna Community College

    During his time as mayor of Las Vegas, Henry O. Sanchez spent many hours at City Hall.

    Over his three decades in the Meadow City, he also became well-known for his corner table at the Hillcrest, home of many a chat with friends and cohorts. He was a regular at church, and he spent plenty of time out in the community with humanitarian causes such as his Love Thy Neighbor fund.

  • Hall pass - H Club to induct...

    Eight notable athletes whose time at New Mexico Highlands from different eras spanning from 1956 to 1995 will be honored on Thursday as the H Club inducts its Class of 2012.

    The ceremony, immediately preceded by the naming of the Wilson Complex floor in honor of the late Henry O. Sanchez, is part of a banquet beginning at 5 p.m.

  • Soccer: Cowgirls get even vs....

    Avenging a narrow defeat earlier this season, New Mexico Highlands rolled past Adams State 3-1 in women's soccer this past Sunday at Perkins Stadium.

    Crystal Schuder, who'd scored her first goal in Friday's win over Colorado State-Pueblo, found the Grizzly net twice on Sunday afternoon. Her second score proved to be the game-winner.

    Schuder scored three minutes into the contest. Kelsie Roberts took a pass from Marci Johnson and dished to Schuder from inside the box, beating Adams State goalkeeper Christie Stemple.