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Today's Sports

  • NMHU contingent conquers Mount...

    Submitted to the Optic

    New Mexico Highlands University was well represented at the prestigious 29th Annual Mount Taylor Winter Quadrathlon this past Saturday in Grants.

    Drawing more than 400 contestants, the challenging 43-mile round-trip race is from downtown Grants to the summit of 11,103-foot Mt. Taylor and back. It includes 26 miles biking, 10 miles running, 5 miles skiing, and 2 miles snowshoeing.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 24...

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • LCC at Trinidad State JC (DH), 12:30 p.m., Trinidad, Colo.
    Basketball
    • District 2-3A tournament final: Robertson boys at Taos, 7 p.m., Taos
    • District 2-2A tournament final: Mora boys vs. Santa Fe Prep, 6:30 p.m., Montoya Gym
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at RMAC Indoor Championships, Kearney, Neb.

    SATURDAY
    Baseball
    • LCC at Trinidad State JC (DH), 12:30 p.m., Trinidad, Colo.

  • FYI - Sports - Feb. 24, 2012

    This is the last week of registration for Las Vegas Youth Soccer League spring 2012 season. Registration will be held through Feb. 25 only, waiting list basis. Absolutely no late registrations will be accepted. To register, visit the league Web site http://clubs.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?alias=clubs.bluesombrero.com%... for online registration or stop by Desert Gate Internet on Bridge Street in Las Vegas.

  • Cowgirls upset No. 5 WTAMU

    Brittany Potter and Erica Wieck both homered and combined for five runs batted in as New Mexico Highlands’ softball team upset NCAA Division II’s No. 5 ranked West Texas A&M 12-4 on Sunday in Canyon, Texas.

    The win gave the Cowgirls a split of Sunday’s doubleheader and boosted their record to 5-5, all the games to date having been played on the road.

    NMHU will open its home schedule this coming weekend with a four-game series against Colorado School of Mines, beginning Saturday at Cowgirl Field.

  • District tourney time

    It was a case of the Mondays for the Meadow City’s boys’ varsity basketball teams, as both Robertson and West Las Vegas endured postseason defeats.

    Facing Taos in a playoff game to decide the regular-season champion of District 2-3A and No. 1 seed in this week’s district tournament, Robertson (18-8) stumbled to a 71-67 loss Monday.

    The game was played at the neutral site of Santa Fe Indian School’s Abeyta Gym, chosen so as not to favor either RHS or Taos, which finished with identical 5-1 district records.

  • Cassidy wins 200th game

    As the all-time leading scorer in New Mexico Highlands men’s basketball history, a Stu Clark tourney record holder, and a two-time state champion head coach in Mora, Mark Cassidy is used to major milestones.

  • Champ Rangers await outcome

    Mora’s boys basketball team (23-3) avoided all the Monday blues that befell some of its neighbors.

    By virtue of their 84-64 rout of Peñasco this past Saturday, the Rangers wrapped up the regular-season district title for 2-2A and the top seed in this week’s district tournament, now under way.

    Mora hosts the boys’ district final at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Montoya Gym.

    “We were up 46-31 at the half and led by as much as 30 midway into the fourth,” noted Rangers head coach James Branch.

  • Junior wrestlers make mark

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    “Success is not measured by the obvious wins and losses in our lives,” said Las Vegas Junior Wrestling’s Christopher Trujillo.

  • HU sluggers start 5-1

    The NMHU Cowboys completed their trip to Hobbs with a 10-7 win over Eastern New Mexico on Sunday.

    The ‘Pokes (5-1) finished the weekend with two wins over the University of the Southwest (14-1, 11-4) and a split with Eastern New Mexico. The Greyhounds won the first one 14-7 on Saturday.

    NMHU drew first blood, scoring two runs in the fourth inning off an RBI single by A.J. Alexander and a sacrifice fly by Justin Rodriguez.

    ENMU hung four runs off three hits and one Cowboy error to take the lead 5-3 in the fifth.

  • Riders sweep NMMI

    In one of the most successful weekends for Luna Community College baseball, the Rough Riders swept New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell over the weekend. They won 2-1, 9-4 (12 innings), 8-2 and 3-1.

    LCC is 5-11 on the year. They play at Trinidad State on Friday and Saturday in doubleheader games. They are scheduled to play Dodge City College at 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27, in a nine-inning game at New Mexico Highlands University’s Brandt Park.

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