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Today's Sports

  • Cowboys look for silver lining

    Six consecutive losses have soured the sweet taste of four straight season-opening wins by New Mexico Highlands football.

    But a victory this weekend over visiting Fort Lewis (2-8, 1-6 RMAC) in the season finale would make a nice after-dinner mint for the Cowboy faithful.

    Highlands fell to 4-6 overall and 2-6 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference after a loss at Western New Mexico this past Saturday, taking away any chance at making head coach Eric Young’s debut season a winning one.

  • Dazzling debut

    Beginner’s luck?

    Not even close, says Andrea Romero, who attributes her recent fitness competition championships to a gauntlet of high-intensity training and dieting.

    A native of the Las Vegas area, Romero captured first place in three categories at the National Physique Committee’s GNC Colorado Open on Oct. 22 in Denver.

    She placed first in Bikini Novice A-class, Bikini Open B-class and was named Overall Bikini Champion. The NPC sanctions competitions in men’s and women’s bodybuilding and women’s fitness categories.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 11...

    FRIDAY
    Volleyball
    • Class 2A and 3A state tournament quarterfinals and semifinals, TBA, Rio Rancho

    SATURDAY
    Football
    • NMHU vs. Fort Lewis, 1 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • Class 3A state playoffs: Robertson vs. Portales, 2 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    Basketball
    • NMHU women vs. Northern New Mexico College, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    Volleyball

  • FYI - Sports - Nov. 11, 2011

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

  • HU hoopsters tame Southwest...

    New Mexico Highlands’ men’s basketball team finished up its 2011 preseason exhibitions with a convincing 119-98 win over the Mustangs of the University of the Southwest Monday in Las Vegas.

    Highlands never trailed in the game and led by as much as 28 points in its second exhibition victory of the season. The Cowboys had already notched their first win of the preseason with a 91-70 rout of Northern New Mexico College on Nov. 2 in Española.

  • Go Fish - Nov. 11, 2011

    FISHING REPORT, NOV. 1
    This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Morphy Lake, Charette Lakes, Maxwell Lakes and Clayton Lake all reopen next spring.
    COYOTE CREEK: The flow is .92 cfs. No report.

  • Robertson is No. 7 seed, hosts...

    In a rematch of their season opener, the Robertson Cardinals will begin the Class 3A state football playoffs against Portales.

    Kickoff is 2 p.m. Saturday at Cardinal Stadium. Tickets are $8 general admission, $5 for students and seniors.

    The Cardinals (5-5) enter the playoffs as the No. 7 seed after being ranked as high as second or third early in the year. But RHS is riding a three-game winning streak, having breezed through the District 2-3A schedule, and is one of the hotter teams in 3A.

  • West Las Vegas, Mora open pool...

    West Las Vegas and Mora are both headed to the state volleyball tournaments, which run Thursday through Saturday in Rio Rancho.

    The Lady Dons, coached by Felix Flores, earned the No. 9 seed in the Class 3A tournament after winning the regular-season title in District 2-3A and finishing as runner-up to Raton in the district tournament.

    They play in Pool A along with No. 1 Pojoaque Valley and No. 8 Lovington beginning at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

  • State XC: Repeat title for Pecos...

    By winning another individual state cross country championship, Pecos senior Antonio Varela helped his Panthers wrap up a second consecutive runner-up finish in the small-school division.

    He also assured himself a permanent place in history.

    Varela won by a 37-second margin in a time of 15:59, completing a stellar cross country career with Pecos.

    Not far behind was Mora’s Alonzo Chavez, who ran third in 16:53; the Rangers finished 12th as a team on the boys’ side.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 9...

    WEDNESDAY
    No varsity sports events scheduled

    THURSDAY
    Volleyball
    • Class 2A state tournament: Mora in pool play, 8 a.m., followed by evening bracket play TBA, Cleveland High, Rio Rancho
    • Class 3A state tournament: West Las Vegas in pool play, 2 p.m., followed by evening bracket play TBA, Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho

    FRIDAY
    Volleyball
    • Class 2A and 3A state tournament quarterfinals and semifinals, TBA, Rio Rancho