Today's Sports

  • Hilltoppers shut out Cowgirls

    As difficult as it was for the Highlands Cowgirls to mark them on defense, the visiting St. Edward’s Hilltoppers may as well have been the St. Elmo’s Fire.
    St. Edward’s won 2-0 to spoil NMHU’s season opener in women’s soccer this past Thursday evening at Perkins Stadium.
    The Hilltoppers — based in Austin, Texas — were ranked as high as No. 2 in the nation last fall, and the team reached the NCAA tournament for the fifth time in six seasons.

  • Ex-teammate: ‘Lance worked the...

    By Jim Vertuno
    AP Sports Writer
    AUSTIN, Texas — Tyler Hamilton says Lance Armstrong gave him an illegal blood booster before the 1999 Tour de France and that the teammates took blood transfusions together during the cycling race the following year.
    Hamilton makes the allegations in his book, “The Secret Race. Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France, Doping, Cover-ups and Winning at All Costs,” set to be published Sept. 5. The Associated Press purchased a copy Thursday.

  • NFL: Concussions tiff a ‘labor...

    By MaryClaire Dale
    The Associated Press

    PHILADELPHIA  — The NFL moved Thursday to try to shut down lawsuits filed by thousands of former players who say they suffered or fear suffering permanent brain injuries from football-related concussions, calling the issue a “labor dispute” that should be resolved not by courts but by terms of the collective bargaining agreement.

  • Life Run planned on Sept. 15

    Members of the community are being invited to participate in Alta Vista Regional Hospital’s annual Life Run, which is coming up on Saturday, Sept. 15.

    The event will include a 5-kilometer run as well as a 1-mile children’s run.

    The AVRH Life Run, which enters its third year, benefits the hospital’s auxiliary scholarship program.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 3...

    • NMHU women at Texas-Permian Basin, 1 p.m., Odessa, Texas

    • Robertson JV at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona
    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Raton, 4 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • Robertson boys (A,B) vs. Roswell, TBA, RHS field
    • Robertson (A,B) vs. Mora, 5:30 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe


  • Isotopes’ Ely is PCL’s top ace

    Three consecutive road losses in Oklahoma City have caused the Albuquerque lead in the Pacific Coast League American South to dwindle to two and a half games.

    But the Isotopes organization received some good news Wednesday to offset that of the “bummer” variety. John Ely, the ‘Topes’ ace, was named the PCL Pitcher of the Year.

    The honor was decided by league managers and media.

  • Young Cardinals flying under the...

    Being a tad underrated is nothing new for the Robertson football program.

    Flying under the radar altogether — with pundits salivating over defending state champ Lovington and runner-up St. Michael’s, not to mention a Hope Christian team on the rise — is another matter.

    But with the young group RHS is fielding after the loss of 14 seniors, that’s where these Cardinals find themselves going into Friday night’s opener against Portales (7 p.m. kickoff at Cardinal Stadium).

  • Familiar coach takes helm,...

    Robert Alarcon hopes to have the best of both worlds this fall as he takes the head coaching reins at West Las Vegas.

    Alarcon, a veteran assistant at West who has enjoyed success as head coach at the middle school and YAFL levels, is a familar face to most of his charges. His presence brings a sense of stability and continuity to the program he inherits.

  • Cowboys look to ‘Purple Out’ the...

    A T-shirt giveaway is being used as one incentive to draw fans to Perkins Stadium on Saturday evening for the New Mexico Highlands home football opener against Eastern New Mexico.

    The first 250 fans through the gates will receive a purple NMHU athletics shirt courtesy of Community 1st Bank. The school is pushing a “Purple Out” promotion, encouraging fans to don purple and pack the stadium for the traditional intrastate rivalry game.   

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - August...

    Cross country
    • NMHU at Lobo Invite, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Pecos, Robertson at Lobo Invite, 5 p.m., Albuquerque
    • Robertson vs. Portales, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas at Socorro, 7 p.m., Socorro
    • Robertson boys (A,B) at Sandia Prep, 4 p.m., Albuquerque
    • Robertson girls at Rehoboth tourney, TBA, Rehoboth