Today's Sports

  • 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.”

  • Picks cost Manning, Broncos

    By Paul Newberry
    AP Sports Writer

    ATLANTA  — Matt Ryan made sure he threw the ball to his teammates.
    That was more than Peyton Manning could say.

    During a stunning first quarter, Manning was picked off once, then twice, then a third time.

    Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons seized on all the mistakes, building a big lead before halftime and holding off the Denver Broncos for a 27-21 victory Monday night.

  • Coach: Vilma had $10K bounty on...

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — The NFL presented Jonathan Vilma and his attorney with a sworn statement from former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams saying the linebacker placed a $10,000 bounty on Brett Favre.

    Vilma met with Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday in New York about his suspension, which has been temporarily lifted. Attorney Peter Ginsberg said they were given an affidavit at the meeting.

  • Cowboys hang tough in Utah

    By Gavino Archuleta
    NMHU Sports Information

    CEDAR CITY, UTAH — The NMHU Cowboys fell to NCAA Division I opponent Southern Utah University 45-23 in Cedar City, Utah, on Saturday night.

    Despite a hard-fought performance by the Pokes on both sides of the ball the Thunderbirds — who play in D-I’s Football Championship Subdivision — wore down the Cowboys late in the game and outscored the Cowboys 24-3 in the second half of play en route to the win.

  • Cowgirl spikers split on road

    Strong hitting in the fourth and fifth sets of Saturday night’s match at Fort Lewis lifted the New Mexico Highlands volleyball team to a come-from-behind win and a split of the team’s opening weekend of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference schedule.

    NMHU is 4-6 overall and 1-1 in league play. The Cowgirls and coach Bryan Crawford host Eastern New Mexico on Tuesday in a non-RMAC match.

  • Lockout puts NHL on ice

    NEW YORK — The clock struck midnight, and the NHL turned into another sports league closed for business.
    Unable to reach agreement on a new labor deal, the National Hockey League locked out its players at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, the third major pro sport to impose a work stoppage in the last 18 months, behind the NFL and NBA.
    The action also marks the fourth shutdown for the NHL since 1992, including a year-long dispute that forced the cancellation of the entire 2004-05 season when the league successfully held out for a salary cap.

  • NMHU kickers tumble vs. Lions

    The Mountain Lions of Colorado-Colorado Springs maintained their unbeaten start at the expense of visiting New Mexico Highlands on Friday in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women’s soccer opener.

    UCCS won 2-0 to run its record to 5-0. Highlands slid to 2-3.

    Agnes Arnadottir scored on a penalty kick at the 27:15 mark of the first half.

    In the 30th minute, Brooke Tominello scored off an assist from Lindsey Birdseye and Hannah Levett.

    Neither team scored for the remaining hour and 53 seconds of regulation time.