Today's Sports

  • Elkettes sweep Robertson

    Robertson may have lost in straight sets to district champion Pojoaque Valley Thursday night, but RHS coach Judith Trujillo said the Elkettes knew they’d been in a battle.

    Game scores were 25-15, 25-20, 25-15.

    “My girls played like a team,” Trujillo said. “We may not have won tonight, but they gave Pojoaque a heck of a game. Pojoaque had to work for their points tonight.”

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 5...

    • NMHU men at University of New Mexico, 7 p.m., University Arena, Albuquerque
    • District 4-2A tournament begins, teams, times and sites TBA

    • District 4-2A tournament, teams, times and sites TBA

    • District 4-2A tournament, teams, times and sites TBA


  • Redbirds grab district football...

    It had the makings of a blowout but never quite got there.

    No matter; the Robertson Cardinals are District 2-3A football champions after Friday night’s 18-7 win at Taos, the No. 7 team in Class 3A.

    Robertson (5-4 overall, 3-0 district) closes the regular season this Friday at West Las Vegas.

  • Ulibarri’s career day not enough...

    “Forget it, Jake. It’s Tiger Town.”

    Jake Ulibarri rushed for nearly 300 yards and scored four times Friday night in one of the finest individual efforts in West Las Vegas football history.

    But it wasn’t quite enough to win the game in regulation, and the host Raton Tigers trumped West in overtime, 34-28.

    After the Tigers kept Ulibarri from getting any closer than their 3-yard line in the Dons’ opening possession of overtime, they backed West to the original line of scrimmage on fourth down.

  • NMHU men 9th, miss nationals cut

    With two of their regular-season heroes ailing, the New Mexico Highlands cross country teams found themselves on the outside of the nationals picture on Saturday as the NCAA Division II South Central Regional played out in Denver.

    The Highlands men finished ninth with 220 team points behind champion Adams State (26), Western State (58), Colorado School of Mines (75), Colorado-Colorado Springs (118), Eastern New Mexico (174), Fort Lewis (178), West Texas A&M (211) and Metro State (216).

  • Taking on No. 1

    All the Highlands Cowboys have to do is beat Colorado State-Pueblo this Saturday, and they are back on track for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football title.

    Uh, what’s that, you say?

    Oh yeah.

  • ‘Pokes back on the radar

    Colorado State University at Pueblo remains No. 1 in the American Football Coaches Association national rankings of NCAA Division II football after beating Colorado Mesa 48-10 this past Saturday.

    After being shut out of the poll entirely a week ago on the heels of a 36-33 loss to Chadron State, NMHU picked up some votes in the AFCA poll, unofficially ranking 35th. The Cowboys went as high as 27th before falling to the Eagles on Oct. 20.

    Chadron, a 41-23 winner over Western New Mexico last week, moved up to 28th, unofficially.

  • Gabaldon hired to head WLV...

    According to sources close to the West Las Vegas athletic department, the school has named Ryan Gabaldon as its new head baseball coach.

    Gabaldon has coached with West several years, both as a top assistant for the varsity and as a middle school coach. He also had winning results at the Little League level with many of the players currently on the Dons roster.

    The Dons baseball job has been open since the district declined to renew the contract of Dean Gallegos, who had also served as food services director.

  • Elkettes wrap up top seed

    Pojoaque Valley rolled toward another regular-season District 2-3A volleyball title — and hosting rights for next week’s district tourney — by sweeping West Las Vegas on Tuesday night at Gillie Lopez Gym, 25-18, 25-15, 25-17.

    West opened with a Deanna Bustos ace and got points from a block by Maya Roybal and Faith Romero and an attack by Caelin Bustos.

    The Lady Dons led game one by margins of 6-1 and 10-4, but Pojoaque’s Erica Rendon sparked a run of 11 straight points to take a 21-13 lead they would keep.

  • Cowgirl kickers All-RMAC

    Autumn Woods and Marci Johnson of New Mexico Highlands have been named to the third-team All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women’s soccer squad for fall 2012.

    Announcements were made Wednesday.

    Woods is a 5-7 sophomore midfielder from Mapleton, Utah. Both of her two goals were game-winners, and she had seven shots on goal.

    Johnson is a 5-3 sophomore forward from Lindon, Utah. She led NMHU in points with 17, tallying four goals and nine assists.

    The Cowgirls finished 6-10-2 overall and 4-8-2 in the league this season.