Today's Sports

  • Second half boosts Cards

    All three facets of Robertson’s game were clicking Friday night in the Cardinals’ 30-14 triumph over longtime district rival Raton.

    The Cards’ dynamic duo in the backfield, Dominic Lucero and James Gonzales, each rushed for two touchdowns and combined for more than 200 yards on the ground.

    The RHS defense had young players making a large impact as well.

  • Cowboy hoopsters edge Griffins...

    The NMHU Cowboys started their 2012-13 campaign on solid note taking down the Griffins of Westminster College by a final score of 89-85 in front of a raucous crowd in the John A. Wilson Complex on Friday night in their first exhibition game of the season.

    The Cowboys and the Griffins battled throughout the game, trading the lead throughout the first half. The Pokes went into the halftime break leading 47-45.

  • Finish line
  • Crespins earn titles

    Las Vegas’ boxing siblings, Arturo and Amanda Crespin, returned to the Meadow City with a pair of championship belts over the weekend.
    Each strap was earned in a different manner.

    Arturo “El Toro” Crespin stopped Jose Cruz Garcia (3-5-1) in the sixth round of their scheduled eight-round match on Saturday night at the Kiva Auditorium in Albuquerque. The official ruled a technical knockout in Crespin’s favor at the 2:27 mark in that round.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 29...

    • NMHU women at Southern Utah, 7 p.m., Utah

    • Pecos (A,B) vs. Monte del Sol, 5:30 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • Robertson (A,B,C) at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    • NMHU women at Utah Valley State, 7:05 p.m., Utah
    • RMAC tournament begins, teams, pairings, times and sites TBA


  • Historic victory for Vatos
  • West spikes RHS

    For the second time this season, West Las Vegas swept Robertson in volleyball, this win elevating the Lady Dons to 12-5 and 4-1 in District 2-3A.

    Individual game scores were 25-22, 25-12, 27-25.

    Before a crowd of several hundred at Gillie Lopez Gym on a night dedicated to the fight against brest cancer, West started strong and stayed a frontrunner most of the match.

  • Monster game by Sandoval opens...

    By Ben Walker
    AP Baseball Writer
    SAN FRANCISCO — A roly-poly Kung Fu Panda outslugged the Triple Crown winner. An October outcast outpitched the Cy Young ace.
    With Pablo Sandoval and Barry Zito taking star turns, this World Series is off to a rollicking start.
    Sandoval hit three home runs and joined Reggie Jackson, Babe Ruth and Albert Pujols as the only boppers to do it in the Series, and the San Francisco Giants jolted Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers 8-3 on Wednesday night in Game 1.

  • Highlands football team shows...

    ALBUQUERQUE — The NMHU Cowboys took a trip down I-25 to the UNM Children’s Hospital to brighten some young children’s day on Oct. 18.

    The ‘Pokes traveled eight players and one coach to serve as goodwill ambassadors for the athletic program. The Cowboys spent some time walking room to room to visit the young men and women in the hospital. They then went for a visit to the activity room and spent the rest of their afternoon playing board games, doing arts and crafts and just talking with the young patients at UNM Children’s Hospital.

  • LV boxers head to Burque

    Three boxers with ties to the Meadow City are scheduled to fight Saturday night in Albuquerque as part of a professional card co-promoted by Crespin’s from Las Vegas and Chavez Promotions from the Duke City.

    The event starts at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Kiva Auditorium, 401 Second Street N.W.

    • Arturo Crespin (7-2-1) will fight Jose Garcia (3-4-1) of Ciudad Juarez in an eight-rounder.

    • Amanda Crespin (6-4-1) faces Mercedes Mercury (3-11) of Denver in a women’s super featherweight match slated for eight rounds.