Today's Sports

  • Chavez, Ohoueu lead HU charge

    Henrique Chavez was the first native-born American runner to cross the finish line — and the fifth overall — in the Red Raider Open this past Saturday in Lubbock, Texas.

    The Buena Vista native and former Mora High state champion led New Mexico Highlands to a second-place team finish in the collegiate men’s race. Fourteen teams competed in the meet.

    Paris native Marie-Josiane Ohoueu paced NMHU’s women, helping them finish fourth as a team.

    Chavez finished the 8K course in 25:57, 26 seconds ahead of the sixth-place finisher, Dylan Doss of West Texas A&M.

  • Cowgirl spikers match 2012 win...

    With a second straight weekend winning three of four matches in a tournament, the New Mexico Highlands University volleyball team has already equaled its win total from 2012.

    The Cowgirls are 6-2 in their second season under Bryan Crawford. Highlands went 3-1 over the weekend in its own I.C. Bhakta Invitational at the Wilson Complex.

  • Under the weather

    It was still early in the third quarter Friday night at Cardinal Stadium, and his team was locked in a tight struggle with the visiting Santa Rosa Lions — winners of three straight Class 2A state football championships.

    Robertson running back James Gonzales, taking a breather on the sideline, resting on one knee, marveled at the action in front of him.

    “This is the funnest game I’ve ever played in my life,” he said, matter-of-factly.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept....

    • Robertson (B) at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    • Pecos (A,B) vs. Santa Rosa, 4 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) vs. Santa Fe Prep, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    Cross country
    • Memorial Middle School, West Las Vegas Middle School at Española, 3 p.m., Española
    • NMHU women vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium

  • Hey Nineteen
  • Turnovers hurt Cowboys in loss...

    Abilene Christian Sports Information
    ABILENE, Texas — Senior wide receiver Taylor Gabriel caught three touchdown passes — including a 75-yard touchdown pass from John David Baker — as Abilene Christian University rolled to a 52-28 win over New Mexico Highlands in a non-conference football game Saturday at Shotwell Stadium.
    The win pushes the Wildcats — an NCAA Division I FCS independent in 2013 — to 3-0, while the NCAA Division II Cowboys fall to 1-1.

  • Tough luck Tuesday

    Kayla Romero sliced 17 kills past the West Las Vegas defense Tuesday night, leading Class 4A Española Valley over the Lady Dons (3-1) at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The visiting Lady Sundevils won in four games, only falling in the second set of the night.

    Game scores were 25-16, 20-25, 25-19 and 25-17 in favor of Española.

    Errors by the Lady Dons led to an 0-4 start in game one, and they got no closer than three points the rest of the set.

  • Champion Lions to test Redbirds

    Last weekend’s gridiron results have made Friday night’s Robertson-Santa Rosa football clash even more interesting.

    Robertson (1-1) found its groove with a 27-19 upset of perennial Class 3A power Lovington last Friday at Cardinal Stadium.

    Then on Saturday, Santa Rosa (2-0) doubled up Albuquerque Academy 54-27 in a major road victory for the Class 2A state champion Lions. Academy had edged Trinidad (Colo.), ordinarily a competitive bunch that generally battles Raton close, 26-25 in week one.

  • Youth Soccer - Sept. 13, 2013

    The Las Vegas Youth Soccer League has kicked off its fall 2013 slate, which will run through Oct. 27.
    Approximately 300 youngsters age 4-12 are competing in 28 teams split among four age divisions. The LVYSL is run by volunteers, including a board led by presidents Shelby and Rachel Curtis.
    This year the league is carrying a World Cup theme, with teams named for various countries. The FIFA men’s World Cup takes place in 2014.
    The following are this coming weekend’s scheduled matches:


  • Lady Cards pitch shutout vs....

    Back in the hunt for a state scoring title, Caitlin Diefendorf booted four goals on Monday evening to lead the Robertson girls’ soccer team (5-3) past visiting Moreno Valley, 8-0.

    The Beasties roared to a 6-0 halftime lead. Then, playing a number of younger members of the roster, RHS head coach Ian Williamson got a couple of second-half goals from his charges.