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Today's Sports

  • HU runners move up a notch

    After making a big splash with a men’s team victory in this past weekend’s Texas Tech Open, the New Mexico Highlands Cowboy cross country team is solidifying its position in the regional rankings.

    Highlands’ men moved up one spot to fifth in the latest NCAA Division II poll of the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, released Tuesday.

  • Defense sets tone for Cowboys

    For the second time this season, a New Mexico Highlands University football player has been honored as Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week.

    Jordan Campbell, a 6-0, 230-lb. junior linebacker from Corona, Calif., earned the award this past week after a monster effort in the Cowboys’ 40-34 upset of then-No. 20 Colorado School of Mines in Golden. Campbell led Highlands with 10 tackles, including three and a half for a total loss of 16 yards. He also intercepted a ball and ran it back 17 yards.

  • Los Alamos spikers overtake RHS

    Sometimes improvement happens by leaps and bounds, but other times it’s more like the jerky motion of a kid learning to drive a stick shift.
    Robertson volleyball put together a strong first set against visiting Los Alamos on Tuesday evening at Mike Marr Gym — only to slip out of gear and stall in the next three games.

    Los Alamos drove off with a 21-25, 25-20, 25-22, 25-14 win.

  • Vatos double up on UNM

    Submitted to the Las Vegas Optic

    In a close game of southwestern college rugby heavyweights, the NMHU Vatos bested the well- coached UNM Lobos 20-10 in Perkins Stadium this past Saturday.

    “UNM had beaten NMSU and New Mexico Tech earlier this month suggesting, indirectly, that NMHU was the current de facto leader among state universities,” said Vatos coach Dick Greene.

  • Just passing through
  • Pac-12 opts against expansion;...

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Twelve is enough for the Pac-12, putting the Big 12 in position to survive yet again.

    The Pac-12 presidents and chancellors voted late Tuesday night not to expand again. Commissioner Larry Scott says “after careful review we have determined that it is in the best interests of our member institutions, student-athletes and fans to remain a 12-team conference.”

  • Go Fish - Sept. 23, 2011

    FISHING REPORT, SEPT. 20

    COYOTE CREEK: Flow is 0.57 cfs. Fishing is fair for trout. Better fishing reported in the beaver ponds downstream from the camp areas. The creek was stocked last week with 760 triploid rainbow trout and the pond with another 570.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept....

    FRIDAY
    Football
    • Robertson vs. Capital (homecoming), 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas vs. Pojoaque, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • Mora at Capitan, 7 p.m., Capitan
    • Wagon Mound-Roy-Mosquero vs. Vaughn, 7 p.m., TBA
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Colorado State-Pueblo, 7 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.
    • Robertson at Sandia Prep tournament, Albuquerque

    SATURDAY
    Cross country

  • FYI - Sports - Sept. 23, 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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  • 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.