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Today's Sports

  • 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

  • FYI - Sports - Sept. 28, 2011

    Three-on-three basketball tournament to benefit the Pecos/DC Civic Youth Group will be held Oct. 1-2 at the Pecos gym. Divisions from third grade to adults over 40. Youth entry fee $50 per team if paid before Sept. 23; $75 thereafter. Adult fee is $100 a team. To obtain registration form and further information, call Evelyn Hurtado, 470-2980, or Rhonda Sanchez, 231-0201.

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  • Second-half surge lifts Cards

    Halftime of Friday night’s homecoming game could have been the turning point for Robertson’s football season. It definitely was for the game itself.

    RHS overcame a 9-6 deficit at intermission to overwhelm visiting Capital 44-9 at Cardinal Stadium, picking up the team’s first win after tough losses to Portales, Lovington, Santa Rosa and St. Mike’s to open the season.

  • Cowboys move to 4-0

    Nick Ponce’s 1-yard touchdown pass to Kevon Williams with 11 seconds remaining lifted New Mexico Highlands to a come-from-behind 41-38 victory over Colorado Mesa on a sun-dappled Saturday afternoon at Perkins Stadium.

    The Cowboys are a hardy 4-0 under first-year head coach Eric Young, and Saturday’s win tested their resilience throughout.

    Highlands led most of the game but squandered control when Mesa’s Will Halboth scored from 5 yards out with 2:24 left in regulation, and the extra point put the Mavericks up 38-34.

  • Runners seize spotlight

    The running reunion of Mora’s Chavez brothers was especially joyous Saturday at the Gene Torres Golf Course.

    Older brother Henrique was instrumental in helping the New Mexico Highlands University men’s varsity take second place in its own NMHU XC Jam. Younger brother Alonzo won the boys’ varsity race in the Meadow City Invitational, staking the Mora Rangers to a fifth-place team finish.

  • Weekend Roundup: Lady Dons...

    Tested by a scrappy, smart Santa Rosa squad, the West Las Vegas volleyball team took two of three razor-close games before dominating the decisive fourth this past Wednesday night at the Gillie Lopez Gym.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept....

    MONDAY
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys at Peñasco, 11 a.m., TBA
    Volleyball
    • Pecos at McCurdy, 5:30 p.m., Española

    TUESDAY
    Volleyball
    • NMHU vs. Eastern New Mexico, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Mora vs. Santa Rosa, 5 p.m., Montoya Gym