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Today's Sports

  • Lady Dons sweep

    West Las Vegas completed a regular-season sweep of crosstown rival Robertson on the volleyball court Tuesday night, winning 25-17, 25-12, 25-19, at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    “I’m very proud of the girls,” said WLV head coach Mary Bustos. “They work as a team and communicated very well.”
    Celeste Trujillo hit at a .520 clip to pace the Lady Don offense. Sarah Gold got things started with 92 percent accuracy from the service line. On defense, Deanna Bustos  anchored the back row and converted 88 percent of her digs.

  • RMAC meet is Saturday

    The first step to glory for New Mexico Highlands’ distance runners is this weekend in Silver City, host of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships.

    The meet begins at 11 a.m. Saturday and is hosted by Western New Mexico University. As usual, the national juggernauts of Adams State and Western State are favorites in both men’s and women’s races.

    NMHU last raced in the Arkansas Chile Pepper Festival on Oct. 5 in Fayetteville, Ark., where seniors Henrique Chavez and Marie-Josiane Ohoueu paced their respective squads.

  • Gridders have work to do

    With less than a month left on the schedule, Highlands football will try to reverse its recent fortunes, but it won’t be easy.

    Two of the Cowboys’ remaining four games feature the top two programs in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference from last season — defending champion Colorado State-Pueblo (Nov. 9’s opponent) and runner-up Chadron State, which hosts NMHU on Saturday afternoon in Nebraska.

  • Last weekend
  • Youth Soccer - Oct. 25, 2013

    The following are this coming weekend’s scheduled Las Vegas Youth Soccer League matches, which will conclude the fall season:

    U6 DIVISION
    All U6 matches are played at 8:45 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.
    Chile vs. USA, Field 1
    Croatia vs. Russia, Field 2
    Greece vs. Peru, Field 3
    Italy vs. Mexico, Field 4

    U8 DIVISION
    All U8 matches are played at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.
    France vs. Colombia, Field 1
    Norway vs. Switzerland, Field 2

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 25...

    Friday
    Football
    • Robertson at Raton, 7 p.m., Raton
    • West Las Vegas vs. Pojoaque Valley, 7 p.m., Herrera Complex
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. Colorado Mesa, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • Robertson boys at Moreno Valley, 5 p.m., Angel Fire
    • Robertson girls at Moreno Valley, 3 p.m., Angel Fire
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Colorado Christian, 7 p.m., Lakewood, Colo.

    Saturday
    Cross country
    • NMHU at RMAC championships, 11 a.m., Silver City
    Football

  • Grizzlies deal tough shutout

    Adams State managed six shots on goal Sunday afternoon in a defensive gem held in Alamosa, Colo.

    New Mexico Highlands goalkeeper Nikita Rivera stopped five of them.

    Shelby McBain made sure hers was on target.

    McBain’s goal, which came just 7:47 into the match, held up as the game-winner after no other player found the net on either side in a 1-0 tally.

  • MMS sweeps XC titles
  • Cowgirls riding 3-match win...

    She wasn’t playing blackjack, and she was a long way from Vegas — either one — but Darian Mullen’s 21 proved to be a winning number Saturday night.

    Mullen swatted down 21 kills in a whopping 54 attacks with just six errors for a .278 attack percentage, leading New Mexico Highlands to a 3-2 win at Chadron State this past Saturday in Chadron, Neb.

    The victory extended Highlands’ winning streak to three matches, tying the team’s longest.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 23...

    Wednesday
    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    Thursday
    Cross country
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas at Santa Rosa, 3 p.m., Santa Rosa
    Football
    • Junior Vegas Bowl: West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Memorial, 5 p.m., WLVMS

    Volleyball
    • Pecos (A,B) vs. Peñasco, 4:30 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) at Raton, 4 p.m., Raton

    Friday
    Football
    • Robertson at Raton, 7 p.m., Raton