Today's Sports

  • WLV sweeps the silver

    Alonzo Chavez posted the quickest time to date in winning his fourth straight meet.

    Karlene Montaño returned to form near the front of the pack.

    And the West Las Vegas boys’ and girls’ cross country teams swept the runner-up team awards, all in Saturday’s Meadow City Cross Country Invitational, held at the Gene Torres Golf Course.

    Highlights of prep varsity results are as follows.

  • Weekend Roundup - Cowgirl...

    First-half goals by Autumn Woods, Crystal Schuder and Kelsie Roberts went unanswered for the remaining 57 minutes of regulation, and host New Mexico Highlands claimed its first league victory in women's soccer with a 3-0 shutout of Colorado State-Pueblo on Friday night at Perkins Stadium.

    The Cowgirls improved to 3-6 overall and 1-4 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, while CSUP dropped to 1-6-1 and 1-4.

    Autumn Woods punched in a Marci Johnson corner at the 20:48 mark for the first goal.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 1...

    • West Las Vegas JV at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona
    • Memorial Middle School vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., MMS gym

    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Santa Rosa, 4 p.m., Santa Rosa
    • Mora (A,B) at Santa Rosa, 5 p.m., Santa Rosa
    • Pecos (A,B) vs. McCurdy, 4 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • Pecos Middle School vs. McCurdy, 4 p.m., Pecos


  • Runners to highlight weekend

    It’ll be a distance running festival on Saturday morning in Las Vegas, as athletes from area middle schools on up to the collegiate level will be doing their thing at New Mexico Highlands’ Gene Torres Golf Course to highlight another busy sports weekend.

    The NMHU XC Jam and the Meadow City Invitational will share the course beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday; the event is free and open to the public.

  • Wolves sweep Cowgirl spikers

    Thirteen was lucky for Morgan Wilkening and the rest of Colorado State-Pueblo’s volleyball team on Tuesday night.

    Wilkening tallied 13 kills and 13 digs — both team highs — to lead the ThunderWolves to a straight-sets win over New Mexico Highlands in the Wilson Complex.

    CSUP (11-4 overall, 2-3 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) was a model of offensive efficiency in the match, hitting at a .352 percentage and committing only eight attack errors in the sweep.

  • NFL, referees reach deal

    By Barry Wilner
    AP Pro Football Writer

    NEW YORK — So long, replacement refs. The NFL’s regular crews will be back on the field this week.

    After two days of marathon negotiations — and mounting frustration among coaches, players and fans — the NFL and the referees’ union announced at midnight Thursday that a tentative agreement had been reached to end a lockout that began in June.

  • Mid-school football
  • Cowboys get votes in national...

    Las Vegas Optic

    New Mexico Highlands’ strong start to the football season has begun to draw some attention around the country.

    The Cowboys, who gave a tough game to NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision opponent Utah State two weeks ago before upsetting Colorado School of Mines this past Saturday, received four votes in the American Football Coaches Association poll this week.

    The AFCA Top 25 poll, released Monday, has the Cowboys unofficially ranked 38th in Division II, tied with Missouri S&T.

  • Youth Soccer - Sept. 28, 2012

    Las Vegas Optic

  • Go Fish - Sept. 28, 2012

    SEPT. 25

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Saturday, Sept. 29, is Free Fishing Day in New Mexico. On this special day, no license is required, although bag limits and other rules apply.