Today's Sports

  • RHS girls’ XC third at Del Norte

    Even shorthanded — missing two of the projected varsity runners — the Robertson girls’ cross country team managed to grab third place as a team in this past weekend’s Del Norte Invitational.
    Annabella Miller set the tone, striding into sixth place with a time of 24:42.
    Fellow Lady Cardinals Elena Garcia, Esperanza Martinez and Morgan Diefendorf finished in close succession in 12th, 13th and 14th place. Garcia finished in 26:12, Martinez in 26:38 and Diefendorf in 26:39.

  • Cowgirls win 3 in Texas tourney

    NMHU Sports Information
    New Mexico Highlands volleyball player Alicia Moreno was brilliant in her performance this past weekend at the 2013 Hampton Inn Invitational.
    Her work earned her a selection to the All-Tournament Team.
    During this past weekend’s tournament, the Cowgirls split the first day of competition. On the second day, the Cowgirls were completely dominant. They swept both Saturday matches in three sets each.

  • Go Fish - Sept. 13, 2013

    Sept. 10
    Charette Lakes: Due to low water levels only small boats are being launched here and with some difficulty. Fishing was slow to fair using Power Bait, Pistol Petes tipped with worm and grasshoppers for rainbow trout. We had no reports on perch.
    Cimarron River: Water flow below Eagle Nest Lake on Monday was 27 cfs. Trout fishing was good using zebra midges, stimulators, elk hair caddis, brassies, worms and salmon eggs. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was fair using salmon eggs, worms and Pistol Petes.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept....

    Cross country
    • NMHU at Texas Tech Red Raider Open, 5:30 p.m., Lubbock, Texas
    • Robertson vs. Santa Rosa, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas vs. Portales, 7 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • Robertson boys (A,B) vs. Monte del Sol, 3 p.m., RHS
    • NMHU vs. Pfeiffer, Eastern New Mexico and Dixie State, 7 a.m., 2 p.m., 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Pecos at Fort Sumner tourney, TBA, Fort Sumner

  • City league champs crowned

    The Benavidez Construction Hackers spent the summer much like they have for the past several — beating almost everyone in front of them and winning championship trophies.

    The Hackers wrapped up the Las Vegas Adult Softball League schedule in late August by adding a men’s division tournament title to their regular season bragging rights.

    It came down to a battle between No. 1 and No. 2 squads from the regular season in the Aug. 29 final, with the top dogs prevailing yet again, extending their run past the half-dozen mark.

  • LV women’s golfers vie for prizes

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    The Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association members have been busy — hosting an invitational tournament on the last week of August and then competing for a club championship on Wednesday, Sept. 4.

    To be exact, 14 LVWGA members competed for the club championship at New Mexico Highlands University’s Gene Torres Golf Course.

    The winner of the low gross, Tangee Dolan, beat Anne Pepper in a one-hole playoff.

    Betsy Block won the low net.

  • Pecos XC solid in Alamosa

    Among a crowded field of distance runners participating in this past weekend’s Joe Vigil Invitational in Alamosa, Colo., the green and white of Pecos High lent some northern New Mexico color to the proceedings.

    The Panther boys varsity finished 12th and the girls were 16th in the high school portion of the meet.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept....

    Cross country
    • Pecos Middle School meet (includes Pecos, MMS, WLVMS) 3 p.m., Pecos
    • Robertson boys at Questa, 4 p.m., Questa
    • Robertson girls at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    • Memorial Middle School vs. De Vargas, 4 p.m., MMS
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    • Pecos at Fort Sumner tourney, TBA, Fort Sumner
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

  • Big strides in Week 2

    The second week of the season saw major improvements — and a couple of momentous wins, each significant for its own reason — for the Robertson and West Las Vegas football programs.

    With both teams in town Friday night, local fans had their choice of gridiron treats.

    Robertson 27, Lovington 18

    Coach Leroy Gonzalez’s Cardinals scored a huge victory over one of the top-rated programs in Class 3A, getting both a solid defensive effort and a productive ground game in the upset.

  • Cowboys muzzle Hounds

    Emmanuel Lewis threw for one touchdown and ran for another, leading New Mexico Highlands past Eastern New Mexico 31-28 on Saturday night at Greyhound Stadium AKA Blackwater Draw north of Portales.

    It was the football season opener for both schools.

    Lewis finished 15 of 27 for 182 yards with one TD and one interception; he was also one of the Cowboys’ leading rushers with 78 yards on 11 carries. Ricky Marvay, one of the new-look receiving corps, made six catches for 100 yards.