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Today's Sports

  • Purple pride (and pain)

    Penalties again stung the  New Mexico Highlands University football team, this time playing a role in a 24-20 loss to Adams State in Saturday night’s homecoming game.

    At 2-5 overall and 1-4 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, the Cowboys’ postseason hopes are dashed, although the team had some clear positives Saturday.

    The Highlands offense generated 439 yards, including 339 through the air, and remains a team strength.

  • Vegas represents in Rio Rancho

    The Rio Rancho Cross Country Jamboree is always a red-letter day on the calendar for area runners.

    It’s a huge race that offers the chance to test yourself against many of the best in the state, regardless of classification.

    And it’s on a course you hope to get back to in November, when the state championships are decided.

  • Cards run past Pojo

    Penalty flags galore were flying across the field Friday night in Jacona.

    That was the bad news for the Robertson Cardinals.

    The good news for them is that Dominic Lucero and James Gonzales were doing plenty of flying across the field themselves.

    The Cardinals’ backfield duo combined for more than 300 rushing yards and seven touchdowns to grab the upper hand in a three-hour-and-change 55-39 shootout with Pojoaque Valley.

  • Taos blanks West football

    Unable to sustain any scoring drives in the face of a snarling Taos Tiger defense, the West Las Vegas football team lost its sixth consecutive game Friday night on the road.

    Isaac Gonzales, taking handoffs from Kevin McCarty, was the most consistent thorn in the Dons’ side from an offensive standpoint.

    He scored five rushing touchdowns, including the first one of the night with 5:18 left in the first period. David Ayala’s extra point made it 7-0.

  • Elkettes go 2-0 vs. LV spikers

    The Pojoaque Elkette volleyball team, whose coaching staff features a few faces familiar to Las Vegans, kept rolling toward a District 2-3A crown on Saturday, beating Robertson at Mike Marr Gym.

    The Lady Cardinals (7-8, 1-3) made a serious match of it, though, swiping game two and nearly pushing the third-ranked Elkettes to a fifth game.

    “I was beyond happy with the way the girls played,” said RHS head coach Judith Trujillo. “They really stepped up. Nobody in our district had taken a (game) from Pojoaque, and we almost took them to five.”

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 21...

    Monday
    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    Tuesday
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys at Portales, 4 p.m., Portales
    • Robertson girls vs Portales, 3 p.m., RHS
    Volleyball
    • Mora (A,B) at Monte del Sol, 6 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Robertson (A,B,C) vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., TBA
    Wednesday
    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    Thursday
    Cross country
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas at Santa Rosa, 3 p.m., Santa Rosa
    Football

  • Homecoming: Cowboys-Grizzlies

    It’s homecoming time at NMHU, and the Cowboys host Adams State at 6 p.m. Saturday at Perkins Stadium.

    Highlands is looking to end a three-game slide. The team fell to 2-4 overall and 1-3 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference after last weekend’s 33-27 nailbiter at Western State College in Gunnison, Colo. NMHU started the campaign by winning two of three games.

  • Youth Soccer - Oct. 18, 2013

    The following are this coming weekend’s scheduled Las Vegas Youth Soccer League matches:

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

    U8 DIVISION
    All U8 matches are played at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.
    Belgium vs. France, Field 1
    Germany vs. England, Field 2
    Norway vs. Colombia, Field 3

  • Beasties get even
  • Snow blasts high country

    Angel Fire Resort — like much of northern New Mexico — experienced idyllic autumn conditions and a chilly blast of deep winter weather both within a matter of hours this past week.

    “So yesterday it was fall up here — and then overnight it’s turned to winter!” reported Krysty Ronchetti, a spokeswoman and public relations representative for the resort. “We received as much as 9 inches at the top of the mountain, but closer to 6 inches of powder at the base.”