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Today's Sports

  • Scrubs on top
  • Cowboys visiting Hounds

    Ah, so we meet again.

    For the first time since Sept. 13, 2003, intrastate rivals New Mexico Highlands and Eastern New Mexico will play each other in football. The rivalry is renewed on Saturday night, with kickoff set for 7 p.m. at Greyhound Stadium, also known as Blackwater Draw, just north of Portales.

  • RHS boys soccer kicks off

    Coach Clarence Montoya and his Robertson boys’ soccer squad are feeling positive about this fall after some strong practices and a tough opener Tuesday at Roswell.

    “We lost some players (from last season), but we have our core group coming back,” Montoya said. “I think we’ve gotten better on defense, and our offense should be improved too.”

  • Looking Ahead - Sports Sept. 2,...

    FRIDAY
    Football
    • Robertson vs. Lovington, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas vs. Española Valley, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • Mora at Shiprock, 7 p.m., Shiprock
    • Wagon Mound-Roy-Mosquero at Dora, 3 p.m., Dora
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at OPSU tournament (University of the Southwest, 5 p.m.; Oklahoma Panhandle State, 7 p.m.), Goodwell, Okla.
    • West Las Vegas at Lovington, 4 p.m., Lovington

  • In Brief - Sports

    Bonds charges dropped

    SAN FRANCISCO — Federal prosecutors dropped all the remaining charges against Barry Bonds on Wednesday, days after a judge upheld the slugger’s conviction on an obstruction of justice count.

  • Lady Cards shut out Monte del Sol

    Younger players led the charge Monday afternoon as Robertson girls’ soccer opened its season with a 5-0 shutout at Monte del Sol in Santa Fe.

    “It was a good first game for us,” said Robertson head coach Ray Parks. “We got to play the younger players to give them experience. I’m excited about this team; we should do very well.”

  • Hackers prevail again

    Too much power.

    The Benavidez Construction Hackers men’s softball team usually has too much power for its opponents. Sometimes, the Hackers unleash too much power for their own good, too.

    Such was the case Sunday afternoon when, having quickly exceeded the five home runs allowed by league rules, the Hackers smashed a couple more long balls for good measure.

    As per regulations, those were recorded as outs instead of base-clearing hits.

  • Mora racks up nearly 400 rush...

    Mora head football coach Manuel Benavidez is hoping his Rangers can stay under the radar for the time being.

    That might be easier said than done in light of the team’s 56-6 drubbing of Wingate to open the season this past Friday night at Fort Wingate.

    Louis Montoya accounted for 111 yards of offense and two touchdowns, and quarterback Danny Enriquez had 106 yards and two more scores to lead the Rangers to victory in their first varsity game back since the program was discontinued several years ago.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports Aug. 31,...

    WEDNESDAY
    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    THURSDAY
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys vs. Ruidoso, 3 p.m., RHS field
    • Robertson girls at Goddard, 3 p.m., Roswell
    Volleyball
    • Robertson vs. Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym

    FRIDAY
    Football
    • Robertson vs. Lovington, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas vs. Española Valley, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium

  • NBA talks on Wednesday

    NEW YORK — Two people with knowledge of the plans say the lead negotiators for the NBA owners and players will meet Wednesday for just the second time since the lockout began.