Today's Sports

  • Dons to host homecoming

    West Las Vegas’ homecoming game Friday night against Ruidoso won’t be a walk in the park.

    The visiting Warriors, who kick off against the Dons at 7 p.m., are coming off wins over Socorro and Hot Springs, while West is looking to break a three-game skid.

    A positive is that West (0-3) and first-year head coach Robert Alarcon will be playing under the lights of their own Herrera Complex, which hosted a first-ever Friday night varsity football game last weekend.

  • ‘The Cowgirl Way’ - Endowment...

    True success doesn’t happen by accident, guest speaker Dorothy Robinson told an audience at the recent Cowgirl Way scholarship luncheon. Meaningful achievement requires the ingredients of determination, grit, courage and ethical behavior.

  • Crespin boxing in Santa Fe...

    Las Vegas professional boxer Amanda Crespin is slated to fight on Saturday night in Santa Fe at the Pueblo Pavilion.

    Angela Hayes has been announced as the opponent for Crespin, who is 5-4-1 as a pro after winning earlier this month in Pueblo, Colo.

    Tickets (from $15 up) are available at the venue itself, which is on the campus of Santa Fe Indian School. Gates open at 5 p.m.

    Headlining the card will be Albuquerque’s Raymond Montes (5-2, four knockouts) in a bantamweight battle with Tony Valdez (6-3-2, six KOs) of Española.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept....

    • Robertson vs. St. Michael’s, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas vs. Ruidoso (homecoming), 7 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • NMHU women at Colorado Mesa, 7 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.
    • Robertson JV boys at Santa Fe Prep, 5 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Robertson JV girls at Santa Fe Prep, 3:30 p.m., Santa Fe
    • NMHU vs. Western State, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex

  • Go Fish - Sept. 21, 2012


    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Charette Lakes: No reports from anglers this week.

  • Chavez breaks Taos meet record

    Forty-three seconds.

    In terms of rush-hour traffic, that’s not a whole lot of time — maybe enough to check your cell phone or to surf the radio for better music.

    In terms of a cross country race, it’s plenty.

    Alonzo Chavez of Mora shredded the old course record of the Taos Invitational by 43 seconds on Saturday, easily winning the individual boys’ championship.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept....

    Cross country
    • Valley Middle School, West Las Vegas Middle School at Los Alamos, TBA, Los Alamos
    • Robertson boys at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona
    • Robertson girls at Pojoaque Valley, 6 p.m., Jacona

    • Memorial Middle School at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Robertson girls (A,B) vs. Capital, 3:30 p.m., RHS field

  • Touchdown!
  • NMHU runners in NCAA Preview:...

    Highlands teammates Henrique Chavez and Ismael Samano ran to a photo finish at the front of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s NCAA Preview Cross Country Meet on Monday.

    Notably, the one-two finish by Chavez and Samano bested the runners fielded by perennial national juggernaut Adams State.

    The course was a longer-than-usual 10-kilometer path hosted by RMAC school Regis University at the Willis Case Golf Course in Denver.

  • West teams sixth, seventh at...

    Leroy “Caro” Armijo has gotten to like exposing his West Las Vegas cross country teams to the course at the annual Jemez Valley Invitational each fall.

    “Our times were different this week,” he said. “But it’s a different course. It’s rugged. A lot of hills.”

    “There’s one big hill, and if you don’t get out in front of it, you’ll get behind, and I don’t mean 100 yards behind. If you end up behind a slow runner, you end up losing a lot of time.”