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Today's Sports

  • Cat scratch fever

    Robertson boys’ basketball coach David Bustos could only watch from the sidelines and pray for the best as his son (and Cardinal hoops standout)

    Justin picked up a botched snap and ran with the football on Friday night.

    Justin, the team’s new punter, glided like a gazelle amid a group of hungry predators and picked up a first down for the Cardinals with a 15-yard gain. The Cardinal Stadium crowd cheered its approval.

    More importantly, as far as his dad was concerned, Justin didn’t get mauled by Lovington’s hulking defense.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports Sept. 5,...

    MONDAY
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. Sioux Falls, noon, Perkins Stadium

    TUESDAY
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys vs. Monte del Sol, 3 p.m., RHS field
    • Robertson girls vs. Monte del Sol, 5 p.m., RHS field
    Volleyball
    • Robertson vs. Mora, 5 p.m., Mike Marr Gym

    WEDNESDAY
    Cross country
    • Pecos middle school invitational, 4 p.m., Pecos

    THURSDAY

  • In Brief - Sports - Lobos fall...

    Albuquerque — Colorado State defensive lineman Nordly Capi set an FBS record with four forced fumbles, including one in the closing seconds, to help the Rams hold off New Mexico 14-10.

    With New Mexico at the Rams 15 with 23 seconds left, Capi stripped quarterback Tarean Austin, then fell on the ball to thwart the Lobos’ last chance.

  • Weekend Roundup: Mora wins NRG...

    The Mora Rangerettes are Northern Rio Grande Volleyball Tournament champions.

    Mora defeated Dulce in four games Saturday to capture the annual gathering of much of the region’s better squads.

    Playing in their second tournament in as many weeks, the Rangerettes lost the opening game in the title match but won each of the next three to clinch the trophy. Game scores were 11-25, 25-13, 27-25, 31-29.

  • State champ Cats in town

    Lovington and Robertson have played each other so semi-regularly over the last decade that they are almost friends on the football field.

    Almost.

    The defending Class 3A state champion Wildcats return to the Meadow City for a Friday night game at Cardinal Stadium. Kickoff is 7 p.m. for Robertson’s first home football game of the fall.

    Not surprisingly, Lovington entered the season as the No. 1 team in the polls, and that didn’t change going into week two of the schedule.

  • Scrubs on top
  • Cowboys visiting Hounds

    Ah, so we meet again.

    For the first time since Sept. 13, 2003, intrastate rivals New Mexico Highlands and Eastern New Mexico will play each other in football. The rivalry is renewed on Saturday night, with kickoff set for 7 p.m. at Greyhound Stadium, also known as Blackwater Draw, just north of Portales.

  • RHS boys soccer kicks off

    Coach Clarence Montoya and his Robertson boys’ soccer squad are feeling positive about this fall after some strong practices and a tough opener Tuesday at Roswell.

    “We lost some players (from last season), but we have our core group coming back,” Montoya said. “I think we’ve gotten better on defense, and our offense should be improved too.”

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

    FRIDAY
    Football
    • Robertson vs. Lovington, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas vs. Española Valley, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • Mora at Shiprock, 7 p.m., Shiprock
    • Wagon Mound-Roy-Mosquero at Dora, 3 p.m., Dora
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at OPSU tournament (University of the Southwest, 5 p.m.; Oklahoma Panhandle State, 7 p.m.), Goodwell, Okla.
    • West Las Vegas at Lovington, 4 p.m., Lovington

  • In Brief - Sports

    Bonds charges dropped

    SAN FRANCISCO — Federal prosecutors dropped all the remaining charges against Barry Bonds on Wednesday, days after a judge upheld the slugger’s conviction on an obstruction of justice count.