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Today's Sports

  • Manning owns Raiders

    By Eddie Pells
    AP National Writer

    DENVER — Peyton Manning clapped his hands four, five, six times and barked out the signals. A few seconds later, Wes Welker was all alone, cradling the quarterback’s latest touchdown pass.

    All part of another impeccably crafted victory for Manning and the Denver Broncos, who rolled over the Oakland Raiders 37-21 Monday night. Denver’s 127 points lead the league and are 31 more than second-place Green Bay.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept....

    Wednesday
    No local sporting events scheduled

    Thursday
    Football
    • Memorial Middle School vs. Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., MMS
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Espanola, 4 p.m., WLV
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys vs. Bosque, 4 p.m., RHS
    • Robertson girls at Bosque, 4 p.m., Albuquerque
    Volleyball
    • Pecos (A,B) vs. Springer, 5 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) vs. Bernalillo, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

  • Early finishes for Cards, Dons

    As expected, much-improved Fort Lewis was no pushover in Saturday’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football opener at Perkins Stadium.

    But Emmanuel Lewis threw for 365 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions, staking New Mexico Highlands to a 31-20 win.

    The Cowboys are 2-1, while the Skyhawks slid to 1-2.

    FLC’s Dewaun Wesley ran for 112 yards and a touchdown. that led to a 7-7 tie late in the first quarter.

  • HU runners stampede in Texas

    Alonzo Chavez may be only a freshman for the New Mexico Highlands University cross country team, but he ran like a seasoned veteran Saturday morning.

    With a time of 26:05, Chavez won the men’s individual title at the Buffalo Stampede in Canyon, Texas, hosted by West Texas A&M. The former Mora Ranger outkicked Tye Doty of Tarleton State to win the 8-kilometer men’s race by nearly six seconds.

    Seven of the top 13 men wore NMHU purple and white, assuring the Cowboys of a meet championship even without No. 1 man Henrique Chavez, who sat out the race.

  • UCLA stays unbeaten vs. winless...

    PASADENA, Calif. — Brett Hundley passed for 280 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 13 UCLA honored late receiver Nick Pasquale during its 59-13 victory over New Mexico State on Saturday night.

    Jordon James rushed for a career-best 164 yards and two scores as UCLA (3-0) routed the undermanned Aggies (0-4) in its first home game since Pasquale was hit by a car and killed two weeks ago.

  • Jones guts it out to retain UFC...

    TORONTO  — A bloody Jon Jones won a unanimous decision against hard-charging Alexander Gustafsson to retain his light-heavyweight title at UFC 165 on Saturday night.

    Jones (19-1) won with his closest margin with the judges scoring the five-round fight 48-47, 48-47 and 49-46.

    Gustafsson (15-2) gave a remarkable effort, getting the best of the early rounds before hanging on in the fourth and fifth.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept....

    Monday
    Football
    • Robertson (B) vs. West Las Vegas, 5 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    Volleyball
    • Memorial Middle School vs. Mora, 4 p.m., MMS

    Tuesday
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at West Texas A&M, 7 p.m., Canyon, Texas
    • Pecos (A,B) vs. McCurdy, 5 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • Robertson (A,B,C) vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym

    Wednesday
    No local sporting events scheduled

    Thursday
    Football

  • Cowboys to open home slate

    After opening with two road games, the New Mexico Highlands University football team makes its much-anticipated home debut Saturday afternoon against Fort Lewis College.

    Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Perkins Stadium.

    Coach Eric Young and his Cowboys are 1-1 after beating Eastern New Mexico 31-28 on Sept. 7 in Portales, then losing at Abilene Christian 52-28 last Saturday in Texas.

  • Quintana qualifies first leg for...

    West Las Vegas girls’ golf standout Joedy Quintana has gotten back to work on the links this fall, and she’s already one step closer to making a return trip to the state tournament.

    Quintana, a junior, shot a 92 on Monday at the Los Alamos golf course, qualifying her first leg necessary to make the cut for state. Golfers are required to post three qualifying scores — three legs — to be eligible for state as individuals.

  • Youth Soccer - Sept. 20, 2013

    The Las Vegas Youth Soccer League has kicked off its fall 2013 slate, which will run through Oct. 27.

    This past weekend saw a full slate of scheduled matches cancelled due to the storm.

    Approximately 300 youngsters age 4-12 are competing in 28 teams split among four age divisions. The LVYSL is run by volunteers, including a board led by presidents Shelby and Rachel Curtis.

    This year the league is carrying a World Cup theme, with teams named for various countries. The FIFA men’s World Cup takes place in 2014.