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Today's Sports

  • Beasties get even
  • Snow blasts high country

    Angel Fire Resort — like much of northern New Mexico — experienced idyllic autumn conditions and a chilly blast of deep winter weather both within a matter of hours this past week.

    “So yesterday it was fall up here — and then overnight it’s turned to winter!” reported Krysty Ronchetti, a spokeswoman and public relations representative for the resort. “We received as much as 9 inches at the top of the mountain, but closer to 6 inches of powder at the base.”

  • Vatos off to 3-0 start

    Some things have changed this fall for New Mexico Highlands University’s Vatos rugby team.

    The winning has not.

    Through the first month of the season, the Vegas Area Touring Side is 3-0 and riding high atop the Frontier League, the men’s college division in which they now reside.

    This past weekend, the Vatos stopped nationally ranked Colorado School of Mines by a 29-14 count to take sole possession of first place in the Frontier.

  • Pecos runners solid in SF meet

    Pecos fared well in this past weekend’s Northern New Mexico Cross Country Challenge held in Santa Fe.

    The Panther boys placed sixth in the high school varsity race with 156 points; Taos won with 48. The Lady Panthers were eighth; Taos won with 52.

  • Miles away
  • Go Fish - Oct. 18, 2013

    FISHING REPORT,
    Oct. 15

    Cimarron River: Water flow below Eagle Nest Lake on Monday was 12 cfs. Fishing was good using small bead-head hare’s ears and small bead-head pheasant tail nymphs for a mixed bag of brown and rainbow trout. Some baetis activity was spotted. A few trout were also caught by anglers using worms.

    Clayton Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using chicken liver for catfish. Fishing for all other species was slow. The water was quite murky.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 18...

    Friday
    Football
    • Robertson at Pojoaque Valley, 7 p.m., Jacona
    • West Las Vegas at Taos, 7 p.m., Taos
    Soccer
    • NMHU women at Colorado State-Pueblo, 7 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Black Hills State, 7 p.m., Spearfish, S.D.
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Taos tournament, TBA, Taos

    Saturday
    Cross country
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas, Mora at Rio Rancho, 8 a.m., Rio Rancho
    Football

  • Lady Cards drop Taos

    Judith Trujillo’s homecoming to the gym in which she spent ample time in her younger years was enough to put a smile on her face and those of her Robertson Lady Cardinals.

    There, Robertson swept Taos 25-10, 25-23 and 25-14 on Saturday to regain traction in the District 2-3A volleyball campaign.

    The Lady Cards improved to  6-7 overall and 1-1 in district heading into Tuesday’s match against Raton. They host Pojoaque Valley on Saturday.

    “Hopefully we keep building up and start to peak now that it counts,” Trujillo said.

  • Dons XC makes push

    Moises Coca continues his recent streak of top-four finishes for West Las Vegas’ cross country program.

    Coca chased third-place finishes at Jemez Valley and La Cueva with a fourth this past weekend at Los Lunas.

    At Jemez Oct. 2, Leroy “Caro” Armijo’s Dons varsity placed second as a team behind Laguna Acoma.

    West’s middle schoolers also fared well, taking dual third-place trophies with groups stocked mostly with seventh graders.

  • Cowgirl spikers find win column

    Snapping a five-match losing skid, the New Mexico Highlands volleyball team scored an emphatic straight-sets win over visiting Colorado-Colorado Springs on Saturday night at the Wilson Complex.

    Each of the games was competitive, but the Cowgirls prevailed 25-20, 25-20 and 25-21 to move to 8-10 overall and 2-7 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. The Mountain Lions dropped to 7-9 and 3-5, respectively.

    Darian Mullen paced Highlands in kills for the second night in a row, connecting on 13 in 27 attacks and a .370 percentage.