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Today's Sports

  • West LV honors Coca, Estrada

    Submitted to the Optic

    Moises Coca and Desiree Estrada are the first recipients of West Las Vegas’ new monthly honors for student-athletes.

    Coca, a 3.10 GPA student in addition to a top senior cross country runner, plans on seeking a degree in Criminal Justice and join the New Mexico State Police, after graduation. “This award means the school acknowledges the hard work that I have been putting in the classroom and after school, the sports I participate in.”

  • Moreno leads Cowgirl volleyball...

    NMHU Sports Information

    The New Mexico Highlands women’s volleyball team finished this past weekend on a high note when it knocked off instate rival Eastern New Mexico in four sets, 25-21, 20-25, 25-13, 25-20. This followed a straight-set loss to Truman State, 25-13, 25-20, 25-18.

  • Goodell says NFL didn’t see video

    The Associated Press

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — As questions arose about how the NFL investigated domestic violence allegations against Ray Rice, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday the league asked for, but was not given, video showing the ex-Ravens running back punching his then-fiancee on an elevator.

    Goodell told CBS that “no one in the NFL, to my knowledge” had seen a new video of what happened on the elevator until it was posted online.

  • Go Fish - Sept. 12

    Fishing report, Sept. 9
    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers.

    Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was rated as good this past week as several anglers caught limits. Boaters did well trolling Christmas tree-worm combinations while bank anglers did best using Power Bait.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Sept....

    Friday
    Cross country
    • NMHU at Texas Tech, 6 p.m., Lubbock, Texas
    Football
    • Robertson at Santa Rosa, 7 p.m., Santa Rosa
    • West Las Vegas vs. Laguna Acoma, 7 p.m., Herrera Complex
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Southeastern Oklahoma State and Southern Nazarene, 1 and 4 p.m., Ada, Okla.

  • Day at the course

    Submitted to the Optic

    A picture-perfect day on the Gene Torres Golf Course was the setting for the annual Fiesta de Las Vegas golf tournament hosted in late August by the Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association.

    Players from Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Pendaries participated in the one-day scramble which was followed by lunch and awards at the golf course. “Jacque Geoffrion provided a decorated cake with a golf theme for the group’s dessert,” said Anne Pepper.

  • Good cheer
  • RHS runs in top five

    Robertson’s cross country teams earned dual top-five finishes in this past Friday’s Socorro Invitational, making some noise in their second week of the season.

    The Lady Cardinals were buoyed by a third-place finish for Anabella Miller, while the Cardinal boys enjoyed a strong pack performance.

    Miller, who has run as the girls’ team’s No. 1 harrier the last couple seasons, finished the course in 20 minutes, 59 seconds, to come in third.

  • Cowgirl soccer splits on weekend...

    NMHU Sports Information

    The New Mexico Highlands soccer team was able to match Angelo State with seven shots on goal, but four of the Rambelles’ attempts found the back of the net as Highlands (1-1) lost to Angelo State (2-0) 4-0 Sunday in Angelo, Texas.

    “I am really disappointed in our performance today,” head coach Justin Wagar said. “We looked as if we did not even want to be out there, allowing Angelo State several shots on goal and great scoring chances while creating few opportunities for themselves.”

  • Koster honored by HU, Subway

    NMHU Sports Information

    The Las Vegas-area Subway restaurants and Manager Regina Denardo announce that senior Jared Koster is the first Subway Eat Fresh New Mexico Highlands University Student-Athlete of the Week.

    Koster’s 20 tackles on the gridiron Saturday night against Eastern New Mexico were the most tackles in a game for a Highlands player in at least a decade. His 13 solo tackles alone were one shy of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference record for a single game.