Today's Sports

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 2...

    No local sporting events scheduled

    • Robertson (B) vs. Pojoaque, 4 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • Robertson boys (A,B) at Roswell, 4 p.m., Roswell
    • Robertson (A,B) vs. Mora, 5:30 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Santa Rosa, 4 p.m, WLV field

  • NMHU athletes lauded for...

    New Mexico Highlands University is a recipient institution of the Division II Athletics Directors Association Academic Achievement Award. The Academic Achievement Awards program recognizes the academic accomplishments of student-athletes at the NCAA Division II level.
    A total of 27 Cowboys and Cowgirls were selected for the Academic Achievement Award.
    Cowboy baseball had six recipients: Scott Frazier, Michael Garcia, Tyler Hayes, Thomas Lyons, Chris Pile, and Ray Torres.

  • Z’s silence Isotopes

    Albuquerque Isotopes
    METAIRIE, La. — Rob Brantly homered and drove in three runs to lead the New Orleans Zephyrs to a 5-0 victory over the Albuquerque Isotopes on Friday night at Zephyr Field.
    Brantly, who came into the game with no RBI in 60 at-bats over 17 games in Triple-A, hit a run-scoring double in the fourth inning to score the game’s first run.
    Chris Coghlan hit a solo home run in the fifth off Angel Castro (8-5), who allowed two runs in six innings and took the loss.

  • NFL concussion payout called ‘...

    By Barry Wilner
    AP Pro Football Writer
    NEW YORK — The hundreds of millions of dollars the NFL is ready to pay former players sounds great, until you stretch it out over 20 years and divide it among thousands.
    Which is why some former players and others think the league is getting off cheap in its tentative settlement with victims of concussion-related brain injuries.
    The deal announced Thursday to settle 4,500 or so claims is awaiting approval by a federal judge in Philadelphia.

  • Manzanares era over at NMHU

    New Mexico Highlands Athletic Director Ed Manzanares will be leaving the university Sept. 13 to become the assistant athletic director of major gifts at the University of New Mexico.

    Manzanares has been the Cowboys’ athletic director for the past six years.

    “I want to thank President James Fries, the Highlands University coaching staff, the city of Las Vegas, and the entire NMHU community for a wonderful six years as AD,” said Manzanares. “I’ll always hold this experience dear to my heart. I’ll always be a Cowboy. ”

  • ‘Missing link’ of shooting...

    Las Vegas’ Martin Suazo Sr. says he wants to take the basketball world by storm with a revolutionary type of shot.

    Moreover, he wants it to be known that the history-changer began right here in the Meadow City.

    Suazo is inviting area basketball players to a special afternoon camp from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. For a cost of $10, participants will learn the “offset” shot at the center of Suazo’s manuscript, “The Missing Link of the Sport of Basketball.”

  • Fall Sports Schedule 213

    Saturday, Aug. 24
    • Robertson girls at Belen, noon, Belen

    Monday, Aug. 26
    • West Las Vegas (B) vs. Taos, 4 p.m., WLV field

    Tuesday, Aug. 27
    • Robertson girls at Goddard, 3 p.m., Roswell
    • Pecos (A,B) at Tucumcari, 4 p.m., Tucumcari

    Thursday, Aug. 29
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) at Socorro, 4 p.m., Socorro

    Friday, Aug. 30

  • Yara nets two in loss

    In terms of firepower on the field, Amber Yara had plenty to say Saturday for the Robertson girls’ soccer team.
    But the Belen Eagles had even more to scream about in reply.

    Belen, one of the better programs in Class 4A, doubled up the visiting Lady Cardinals by a 6-3 count to spoil Robertson’s season opener.

    Yara had a part in all three Robertson scores, putting two in the back of the net herself and assisting teammate Caitlin Diefendorf on another RHS goal.

  • Hackers, Tecolote meet tonight...

    It’s No. 1 vs. No. 2 in the semifinals of the Las Vegas Adult Softball League men’s championship tournament.

    The defending champion Hackers are scheduled to meet Tecolote at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday night in the winner’s half of the bracket as the tourney plays out at the city softball complex off the west end of Grant Street.

    The winners move on to the men’s division championship at 7:15 Thursday evening. The losers can still make it back to the final, provided they beat whoever emerges from the playback bracket fray in games this week.

  • ‘Topes win

    Albuquerque Isotopes

    The Albuquerque Isotopes held on to defeat the Round Rock Express 6-5 Monday night at Isotopes Park in the final homestand of the regular season.

    Four Isotopes recorded a multi-hit game in the win. Elian Herrera was the only Albuquerque hitter with three base knocks, going 3 for 4 with two runs scored.

    Javy Guerra pitched a scoreless ninth earning his 11th save in 12 save opportunities. The righty allowed one hit and struck out a batter. He leads the team in saves.