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Today's Sports

  • Fast start for WLV

    In the first game of the 2011-12 season, the West Las Vegas girls’ basketball team made quick work of visiting Capital, 55-20, on Tuesday night at the Gillie Lopez Gym.

    West coach Jose Medina stifled the Lady Jaguars with a couple of defenses and unleashed a three-quarter-court press early, producing turnovers. West had its own turnover issues early, and neither side had a field goal until Capital’s Selene Gonzales’ bucket with 2:46 left in the first.

  • Cowgirls bounce Aggies

    Alyssa Lopez and China Smith led a balanced effort and five Cowgirls reached double-digit scoring Tuesday night in New Mexico Highlands’ 96-77 road victory over Oklahoma Panhandle State in Goodwell, Okla.
    Coach Tiffany Darling’s bunch is 2-0; OPSU fell to 0-5.

    Lopez made eight of 15 shots, including four from long distance, to score a game-high 20 points.

    Smith collected 15 points and nine rebounds before fouling out of the game.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 25...

    FRIDAY
    No local varsity events

    SATURDAY
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas boys at Fort Wingate (A,B,C), 1 p.m., Wingate
    • West Las Vegas girls vs. Española (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
     

  • FYI - Sports - Nov. 25, 2011

    Las Vegas YABL registration for boys’ grades 3-7 runs Dec. 12 through Jan. 6 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Girls and co-ed K-2 registration concluded Nov. 7. For details and more information, visit the Rec or call Misty, 426-3191, or the center at 426-1739.

    We value your involvement and want to provide the best area sports coverage available anywhere. Submit your local sports scores, statistics and story ideas to dkavanaugh@lasvegasoptic.com

  • Six Cowboys All-RMAC in football

    Six New Mexico Highlands football players earned All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference honors following an improved season under first-year head coach Eric Young. The Cowboys finished their first season of the Young era with a 4-7 overall record and a 2-7 RMAC mark.

    Jordan Campbell was the lone Cowboy to be named to the All-RMAC First Team Defense.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 23...

    WEDNESDAY
    Basketball
    • NMHU men vs. Eastern New Mexico, TBA
    • West Las Vegas boys vs. Peñasco (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    THURSDAY
    No local varsity events

    FRIDAY
    No local varsity events

    SATURDAY
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas boys at Fort Wingate (A,B,C), 1 p.m., Wingate
    • West Las Vegas girls vs. Española (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

  • FYI - Sports - Nov. 23, 2011

    Las Vegas YABL registration for boys’ grades 3-7 runs Dec. 12 through Jan. 6 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Girls and co-ed K-2 registration concluded Nov. 7. For details and more information, visit the Rec or call Misty, 426-3191, or the center at 426-1739.

    We value your involvement and want to provide the best area sports coverage available anywhere. Submit your local sports scores, statistics and story ideas to dkavanaugh@lasvegasoptic.com

  • Jones honored for 25 years’ work

    New Mexico Highlands University head baseball coach Steve Jones will be honored for his 25 years of service in the baseball community on Jan. 7 in Anaheim, Calif.

    The American Baseball Coaches Association will be presenting Jones with the ABCA 25-Year Coaching Award at the organization’s annual convention.

  • Irreparable damage for Paterno

    The Associated Press

    A half-century in the making, Joe Paterno’s impeccable reputation was shattered in a matter of days.

  • Colts kick Cardinals out of...

    Final score from Saturday’s Class 3A state football playoff game in Silver City: Silver 2, Robertson 1.

    Two to one as in two big momentum surges to one.

    Or maybe, given the nastiness that played out, it was two haymakers to one.

    The host Colts galloped to a 21-0 lead, watched as the Cardinals rallied to tie the score, then trotted off with 20 straight points to pull out a 41-20 victory.