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Today's Sports

  • Cowgirl spikers 12th in RMAC poll

    New Mexico Highlands University’s volleyball team is picked to finish tied for 12th out of 14 schools in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference this fall, according to a preseason coaches’ poll conducted by the league and released Monday afternoon.

    The Cowgirls are entering their second season under head coach Bryan Crawford. In 2012, they had a solid start but struggled in RMAC play, finishing 6-23 overall and 2-17 in the league — last in the RMAC West Division.

  • Isotopes’ August swoon continues

    Albuquerque Isotopes

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Bobby Doran allowed one earned run through seven innings and the Oklahoma City RedHawks extended their franchise-record winning streak at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark to 16 games on Monday night, scoring six runs in the first inning en route to a 6-2 victory over the Albuquerque Isotopes.

  • City league tourneys under way

    A 12-0 record in the regular season has the Hackers again regular-season champs in the Las Vegas city softball league, men’s division.

    It’s a familiar position for the team, which looks to extend its run of division titles beginning tonight (Wednesday) with an opening-round playoff game against either the Vegas Boyz or the Bombers, depending on who won an eight-nine game late Monday.

  • Gold’s ring
  • Last chance to sign up
  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 21...

    Wednesday
    Softball
    • Las Vegas city league championship tournaments, men’s and women’s division brackets, beginning at 6 p.m., city softball complex

    Thursday
    Softball
    • Las Vegas city league championship tournaments, men’s and women’s division brackets, beginning at 6 p.m., city softball complex

    Friday
    No local sporting events scheduled

    Saturday
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls at Belen, noon, Belen

    Sunday

  • Calling all lady golfers
  • Hawks gain ground on ‘Topes

    Albuquerque Isotopes
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Two weekend victories over Albuquerque (67-61) gave Oklahoma City (72-56) some breathing room in their division race.
    Brandon Laird singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning to lift the Oklahoma City RedHawks to a 3-2 victory over the Albuquerque Isotopes on Friday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

  • How a Cowgirl says goodbye
  • Youngster earns first rodeo title

    Janelle Torres can check mutton-busting off her bucket list.

    Next up for the 6-year-old Cleveland, N.M., native?

    How about barrel racing?

    It’s the next logical step.

    Torres, who is starting her first-grade year at Mora Elementary, rode to a championship in mutton-busting on Saturday, July 27, at the Mora Fiestas Rodeo.

    “This was her first time doing mutton-busting,” said her proud father, Robert Torres of Cleveland, “but she’s been on horseback since she was about 2 years old.”