Today's Sports

  • NFL youth football contest on...

    Las Vegas Flag Football League is hosting an NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition for area youngsters this Sunday at Hanna Park.

    The contest, which is free and open to boys and girls from age 6 to 15, will begin at 9 a.m. at the park, which is located off Legion Drive.

    Age groups will be 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13 and 14-15.

    Players will compete in each of various skills categories, with winners advancing to the sectional round.

    Sectionals are scheduled for 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Milne Stadium in Albuquerque.

  • Another record falls - Mora’s...

    Alonzo Chavez shattered a course record for the second week in a row, this time dipping below the 16-minute mark for an individual victory in the boys’ varsity race of the Ron Valdez Sr. Memorial Invitational cross country meet Saturday in Pecos.

    The Mora standout finished in 15:51 — a minute and 14 seconds faster than runner-up P.J. C de Baca of the hometown Panthers (17:05).

  • West boys 7th amid crowded...

    Moises Coca ran 15th to lead the West Las Vegas boys’ cross country team to a respectable seventh in a solid field of runners at Albuquerque Manzano this past Saturday.

    The West varsity lineups for both boys’ and girls’ races had a different look this week than last, when the teams competed in Jemez Valley.

    Cecilia Gutierrez again set the pace for the Lady Dons, running 22nd with a time of 23:34. Her closest teammate was Genevieve Atencio (29th, 24:23). Atencio returned after missing the Jemez meet.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept....

    • Robertson boys vs. Peñasco, 4 p.m., RHS field

    • Memorial Middle School at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Española, 4 p.m., Española
    • Robertson girls vs. Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., TBA
    • Robertson (A,B,C) vs. Española Valley, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas (A,B) at Santa Rosa, 5 p.m., Santa Rosa

  • Weekend Roundup - Cowboys outgun...

    Emmanuel Lewis threw for four touchdowns — two of them in a 21-point second quarter surge for the Cowboys — and New Mexico Highlands surprised No. 18 nationally ranked Colorado School of Mines on a sunny Saturday at Perkins Stadium.

    Highlands never trailed in the football game but had to weather a late charge by the Orediggers, who put up 13 points in the final 10 minutes to whittle an 18-point deficit to five.

  • K-State upsets Sooners

    By Jeff Latzke
    AP College Football Writer

    NORMAN, Okla. — For John Hubert and No. 15 Kansas State, there is no sweeter payback than avenging a dream-crushing loss at the hands of No. 6 Oklahoma.

    Hubert ran for 130 yards and a touchdown, Jarell Childs scooped up a fumble and returned it for a score and the Wildcats beat the Sooners 24-19 on Saturday night to avenge a wrenching loss from last season.

  • Lobos top Aggies, end slide

    The Associated Press

    LAS CRUCES  — The University of New Mexico football team used what coach Bob Davie called its biggest game of the year to get the biggest monkey off its back.

    Kasey Carrier rushed for 129 yards and the Lobos snapped a 24-game road losing streak with a 27-14 victory over New Mexico State on Saturday night.

    New Mexico’s previous road win also came in Las Cruces when they defeated New Mexico State 35-24 on Sept. 27, 2008. The four-year road skid had been the longest current FBS streak in the nation.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept....

    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Robertson, 4 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • Memorial Middle School vs. Mora, 4 p.m., MMS gym

    • Robertson boys (A,B) vs. Clovis, 3 p.m., RHS field
    • NMHU vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Mora (A,B) vs. Santa Fe Indian, 5:30 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • Pecos (A,B) at McCurdy, 4 p.m., Española

  • Vatos play on

    To fellow members of the Vatos rugby club, Alani Tuineau Sione was more than a teammate.

    He was a brother.

    As can be expected, Sione’s death in a rollover accident Saturday on Interstate 25 near Santa Fe has shaken the tight-knit club to its core.

    Sione and other members of the club as well as other family members — including several young children — were returning from a rugby road trip when the crash took place.

  • Cowgirls drop Zias in four

    Former Rio Rancho star Darian Mullen connected on 18 kills while hitting .279 and added 11 digs in leading New Mexico Highlands past Eastern New Mexico three sets to one on Tuesday night at the Wilson Complex.

    It was Highlands’ home debut under new head coach Bryan Crawford, and the Cowgirls plan to stick around a while. They’ve got home matches with Western State and Adams State scheduled for Friday and Saturday evenings.