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Today's Sports

  • Rodriguez: Best of Central region

    By Sarah Meier
    Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

    ALAMOSA, Colo.— After leading the region with 16 goals and 40 total offensive points, New Mexico Highlands University senior Julissa Rodriguez has been named the Daktronics Women’s Soccer NCAA Division II Central Region Player of the Year for the second straight season.  

  • Playoff puzzler

    Most of the time, predicting prep football playoff games is fairly simple. Usually, the pollsters get things mostly right, and once the seedings and matchups are set, the brackets play out predictably with few upsets.

    But as the Class 3A playoffs reach the quarterfinal round, it’s considerably more difficult to predict winners. Clear favorites?

    Impossible to say this year.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 18...

    FRIDAY
    Basketball
    • NMHU men vs. Midwestern State, 3 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.

    SATURDAY
    Basketball
    • NMHU men vs. Colorado College, 3 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.
    Cross country
    • NMHU (Nicaise Kazingo) in NCAA Division II Nationals, 9 a.m., Spokane, Wash.
    Football
    • Class 3A state playoffs: Robertson at Silver, TBA, Cobre
    Wrestling
    • NMHU at Nebraska-Kearney Open, 9 a.m., Kearney, Neb.

  • FYI - Sports - Nov. 18, 2011

    La Plaza Little League will be holding board elections at 4 p.m. this Sunday, Nov. 20, at  Rodriguez Park.  

    Las Vegas YABL registration for boys’ grades 3-7 runs Dec. 12 through Jan. 6 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Girls and co-ed K-2 registration concluded Nov. 7. For details and more information, visit the Rec or call Misty, 426-3191, or the center at 426-1739.
     

  • Mid-school mat mayhem
  • Perea to coach new EFL team

    Las Vegan Carlos Perea said he has agreed to become head coach of the New Mexico franchise of the fledgling Exclusive Football League, a professional organization with teams in several states.

    The EFL plans games beginning in the late winter of 2012. New Mexico plays at Ohio in March.

    Perea, a Robertson alumnus, founded the Las Vegas Outlaws team in 2007 and launched the Premier Football League, a merger of smaller independent leagues in the region, in 2010.

  • Go Fish - Nov. 18, 2011

    FISHING REPORT, NOV. 15
    This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    COYOTE CREEK: Flow is 1.5 cfs. No report.

  • NBA season ‘in jeopardy’

    By Brian Mahoney
    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK  — NBA players rejected the league’s latest offer Monday and began disbanding the union, likely jeopardizing the season.

    “We’re prepared to file this antitrust action against the NBA,” union executive director Billy Hunter said. “That’s the best situation where players can get their due process.”

    And that’s a tragedy as far as NBA Commissioner David Stern is concerned.

  • Silver somewhat of a mystery

    So who are the Silver Colts?

    Robertson’s next opponent in the Class 3A football playoffs, Silver has established itself as a postseason regular in recent years. But because the Colts and Cardinals occupy opposite corners of the state, they don’t see one another very often. And their schedules are dotted with diverse opponents, making them virtual strangers to one another and making comparisons difficult.

  • RMAC teams in regionals

    Submitted to the Optic

    INDIANAPOLIS  — Two Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference teams received the top two seeds in the NCAA Football Super Regional Three, which was announced Monday evening from Indianapolis.

    Also moving on in the postseason are three RMAC volleyball teams.

    Twenty-four teams were selected to the NCAA Division II football tournament.

    The Super Regional Three consists of three conferences: RMAC, the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.