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Today's Sports

  • Cowboys 4th in RMAC meet

    Henrique Chavez finished 16th individually in Saturday’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships hosted by Western New Mexico University in Silver City.

    Chavez earned third-team All-RMAC honors to pace New Mexico Highlands’ men’s team, his time of 25:13 the fourth fastest by someone not wearing either a Western State or Adams State jersey.

    Head coach Bob DeVries’ Cowboys finished fourth in the men’s team standings, garnering 146 team points to edge fifth-place Metro State (150).

  • Weekend Roundup - Near miss for...

    For the fourth week in a row, the New Mexico Highlands University football team — assuming the moniker “Cardiac Cowboys” once more — dropped a game it had a shot to win in the closing minutes.

    This time, somehow, on the road against one of the premier schools of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, the sting of defeat wasn’t as pronounced.

    Chadron State (6-2 overall, 5-1 RMAC) led nearly all game but had to score a late touchdown to pull ahead of the hard-luck Cowboys (2-6, 1-5).

  • MMS football finishes unbeaten

    Eight wins.

    No losses.

    One happy team and a bunch of proud parents and other fans.

    After an early hiccup, Memorial Middle School’s football team found its typical form Thursday evening, beating their West Las Vegas Middle School rivals 50-6.

    Several hundred fans turned out at the Herrera Complex to watch the game, which was the season finale for MMS; WLVMS has one game left on its schedule.

  • Series shifts to St. Louis

    The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS — Koji Uehara emerged from the dugout, walked onto the field at Busch Stadium and gazed at the gleaming Gateway Arch.

    The World Series scene shifted Friday. And far from the Green Monster and Fenway Park, the Boston closer and many of his Red Sox teammates were eager to look around.

    “I’ve only been in St. Louis since I got off the bus, so I haven’t got much to say,” outfielder Daniel Nava said. “But I’ve heard a lot about it.

  • Cowgirls climb to fifth
  • Crespin to fight Nov. 16

    “El Toro” Arturo Crespin will be back in the professional boxing ring as one half of the main event of an upcoming card in Albuquerque.

    Crespin is scheduled to fight Julio Lanzas of Colorado Springs, headling a Chavez Promotions event on Nov. 16 at the PAL Auditorium.

    The West Las Vegas alumnus has been training in town at his father Carlos Crespin’s gym and also making trips to spar with fellow pro contender Fidel Maldonado, according to the elder Crespin.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 28...

    Monday
    No local varsity events scheduled

    Tuesday
    Volleyball
    • NMHU vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson (A,B,C) vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona
    Wednesday
    Volleyball
    • Pecos (A,B) vs. Mora, 4:30 p.m., Sanchez Gym

    Thursday
    Volleyball
    • Robertson (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona

    Friday
    Football

  • World Series: Sox up early

    By Ben Walker
    AP Baseball Writer

    BOSTON — Given a bit of help by the umpires and a lot more by the Cardinals, the Boston Red Sox turned this World Series opener into a laugher.

    Mike Napoli hit a three-run double right after the umps reversed a blown call, Jon Lester made an early lead stand up and the Red Sox romped past sloppy St. Louis 8-1 Wednesday night for their ninth straight Series win.

  • 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.