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Today's Sports

  • Guerin, Baklini win in Lobo Cup

    Submitted to the Optic

    Juliana Guerin of Las Vegas and Susan Baklini won the Gold at the New Mexico Lobo Cup held Sept. 17-19 in Albuquerque.

    Guerin and Baklini received the No. 1 seed in the 16’s doubles division and held their standing throughout the tournament, beating three other doubles teams — Melissa Pick and Scarlett Rush (8-3); Sara Kuutila and Eva Lou Edwards (8-3); Meredith Rotwein and Natalie Tribados (8-6).

  • LV Xplosion: State Fair champs

    A 6-0 win streak in the State Fair Classic secured another tournament championship for the Las Vegas Xplosion 11-and-under softball team.
    In the championship game Las Vegas edged N.M. Sol 5-4.

    Sol had won a Ruidoso tournament the previous weekend, emerging victorious from a field of 12 teams from Texas, Arizona and New Mexico.

  • Gents roll
  • Go Fish - Sept. 30, 2011

    FISHING REPORT, SEPT. 27

    COYOTE CREEK: Flow is 0.78 cfs. Fishing is fair for trout. Better fishing reported in the beaver ponds downstream from the camp areas.

  • NMHU rodeo wins big at Cochise

    This past weekend, the New Mexico Highlands University rodeo teams made their way to the Mexican border to compete in the above 90-degree weather at the annual Cochise College rodeo, held in Douglas, Ariz.

    The second rodeo of the season, Cochise treated NMHU rodeo teams very well. Three championship buckles were brought back to Las Vegas, just as the weekend before at the Mesalands Community College rodeo. With the season beginning to take shape, many of the standings have NMHU at the top.

    The most prestigious award in rodeo may just be the all-around title.

  • Cowboys climb to 35th in poll

    With four consecutive victories to start the season — and counting — the New Mexico Highlands University football team jumped several spots in this week’s American Football Coaches Association poll.

    Highlands garnered nine votes in the poll, which was released Monday, unofficially ranking 35th among NCAA Division II programs nationwide.

    A week ago, the Cowboys got a single vote, good for 42nd.

    The rankings are unofficial because the AFCA poll only recognizes the top 25 teams in the country.

  • Remembering a legend

    Editor’s note: The following tribute was written by Luna Community College spokesman Jesse Gallegos, who read this during the college’s half-hour radio show on Wednesday, Sept. 21. Sanchez, who died Sept. 19,  was a part-time instructor in sports performance at LCC. A longtime friend of Sanchez, Gallegos covered his coaching career while serving as New Mexico Highlands University’s sports information director and as sports editor of the Optic.

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

  • Colts, Eagles deal with...

    The Associated Press

    INDIANAPOLIS — Peyton Manning is out, Kerry Collins is hurt and Curtis Painter isn’t sure if he'll be starting next week.

    It’s just another messy Monday in Indianapolis.

    Less than 13 hours after a third straight loss, the Colts’ quarterback carousel spun wildly — team officials denied a report Manning was lost for the season, declined to say whether Collins had suffered a concussion and sidestepped the issue of adding another quarterback to the roster.

  • Big day for cross country

    The following are highlights of a full day of cross country — New Mexico Highlands University’s XC Jam and the Meadow City Invitational hosted by Robertson High — Saturday at the Gene Torres Golf Course.

    NMHU XC JAM HIGHLIGHTS

    MEN'S 8K
    1. Kemoy Campbell, South Plains, 24:16
    2. Isiah Samoei, ENMU, 25:12
    3. Mohammed Noor, ENMU, 25:14
    4. Nicaise Kazingo, NMHU, 25:17
    8. Ismael Samano, NMHU, 26:14
    9. Henrique Chavez, NMHU, 26:17
    11. Justin Lueras, NMHU, 26:28

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept....

    WEDNESDAY
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys vs. Moreno Valley, 4 p.m., RHS field

    THURSDAY
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    Volleyball
    • West Las Vegas at Trinidad, 4 p.m., Trinidad, Colo.
    • Pecos vs. Springer, 5 p.m., Sanchez Gym

    FRIDAY
    Football
    • Robertson at Ruidoso, 7 p.m., Ruidoso
    • West Las Vegas at Lovington, 7 p.m., Lovington