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Today's Sports

  • Frankie the coach
  • West’s Coca takes title in Santa...

    With the District 2-3A cross country championship meet just ahead, local distance runners got in one last regular-season competition this past Thursday at Santa Rosa.

    No stranger to the front of the pack all season, West Las Vegas’ Moises Coca earned his first individual meet championship of the fall, striding across the finish line in 17 minutes and 27 seconds.

    In the girls’ race, Robertson standout Annabella Miller was a solid second in 21:46.

    And the deep, talented Pecos Panthers took home another team title in the boys’ run.

  • Road swing not charitable for...

    Back-to-back road losses have the Highlands volleyball team looking at an uphill battle to reach the .500 mark in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference standings with seven matches left to play.

    The Cowgirls lost a five-set battle at Colorado Christian on Friday night in Lakewood, Colo., then fell in three at Colorado School of Mines on Saturday in Golden.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 30...

    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
    • Robertson vs. Taos, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    Soccer
    • NMHU women at Colorado-Colorado Springs, 5 p.m., Colorado Springs
    • First round of state, TBA, campus sites

    Saturday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women at University of New Mexico, TBA, The Pit, Albuquerque

  • 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.