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Today's Sports

  • Cowboys gaining attention

    Little by little, New Mexico Highlands University football is gaining recognition in the wake of a 3-0 start.

    The Cowboys are still unranked in the American Football Coaches Association weekly Top 25 poll, but they did receive a vote in this week’s rankings. Unofficially, that makes Highlands the 42nd rated team in NCAA Division II.

    This past Saturday, Highlands upset No. 20 nationally ranked Colorado School of Mines 40-34 in Golden, Colo.

  • NMHU 3-0 after upset of No. 20...

    Colorado School of Mines
    and Las Vegas Optic

    GOLDEN, Colo. — New Mexico Highlands University defeated 20th-ranked Colorado School of Mines by the score of 40-34 on Saturday afternoon in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference opener at Campbell Field.

    The Cowboys (3-0 overall, 1-0 RMAC) jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter on a pair of long touchdown runs by Jermaine Holmes. 

  • Another narrow loss for Cowgirls

    Carly Nelson’s goal in the 11th minute would stand up as the only score of the match Sunday, giving No. 11 Metro State College of Denver a 1-0 decision over visiting New Mexico Highlands in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women’s soccer action.

    The Roadrunners allowed 10 shots and only two on goal — both by Julissa Rodriguez.

    It was the fourth time in five matches this season that the outcome was decided by a single goal. Highlands is 2-3 overall but 1-3 in matches decided by one goal.

  • Rivera sets saves record

    By Rick Freeman
    AP Sports Writer

    NEW YORK — Mariano Rivera stood by himself, in the center of the diamond at Yankee Stadium.

    For once, the great closer wasn’t sure what to do next.

    So he smiled, blew a kiss to the crowd, and then doffed his cap as cheers washed over him following the record 602nd save of his career.

    “Oh, my God, for the first time in my career, I’m on the mound alone,” Rivera said. “It was priceless. I didn’t know it could be like that.”

  • Gents win again
  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept....

    WEDNESDAY
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. Adams State, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    Volleyball
    • West Las Vegas vs. Santa Rosa, 5 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    THURSDAY
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls at Capital, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    Volleyball
    • Robertson at Ruidoso, 3 p.m., Ruidoso

    FRIDAY
    Football
    • Robertson vs. Capital (homecoming), 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium

  • FYI - Sports - Sept. 21, 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 $75 a team before Sept. 23; $100 thereafter. To obtain registration form and further information, call Evelyn Hurtado, 470-2980, or Rhonda Sanchez, 231-0201.

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  • Weekend Roundup: Highlands men...

    Placing five of the top 11 and seven of the top 21, New Mexico Highlands stormed to a men’s cross country team championship in Friday’s Texas Tech Open in Lubbock, Texas.

    The Cowboys’ Nicaise Kazingo and Ismael Samano were fourth and fifth, respectively, with times of 25:59.18 and 26:00.72.

    Justin Lueras and Alberto Espinosa were a tight eighth and ninth, and former Mora Ranger Henrique Chavez rounded out the varsity scoring with an 11th place finish.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept....

    MONDAY
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys vs. Questa, 4 p.m.

    TUESDAY
    Volleyball
    • Robertson vs. Los Alamos, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym

    WEDNESDAY
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. Adams State, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    Volleyball
    • West Las Vegas vs. Santa Rosa, 5 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

  • FYI - Sports - Sept. 19, 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 $75 a team before Sept. 23; $100 thereafter. To obtain registration form and further information, call Evelyn Hurtado, 470-2980, or Rhonda Sanchez, 231-0201.

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