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Today's Sports

  • Archrivals Cowboys, Mavs square...

    Eric Maupin’s double to left field and Luis Saenz’s single up the middle scored two runs apiece for New Mexico Highlands (14-12, 9-9 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) in a 4-3 victory at league nemesis Mesa State (15-10, 13-6) on Saturday.

    The win over the Mavericks was the first in a scheduled four-game weekend series in Grand Junction, Colo. Mesa won Friday’s nine-inning opener 7-1 and Saturday’s nightcap 8-5.

    The teams were to play another nine-inning contest on Sunday.

  • Butler back in NCAA final

    By Nancy Armour
    AP National Writer

    HOUSTON — “We’re not done yet! Unfinished business, baby!”

    That was the rallying cry from the Butler Bulldogs, who are headed back to the title game, not as lovable underdogs but a team intent on making up for last year’s heartbreak.

    Maybe this time that final, riveting shot will go in.

    Maybe this time Butler won’t need it.

  • Bustos reels in more acclaim

    Submitted to the Las Vegas Optic

    BEAVERTON, Ore. — The postseason accolades continue to roll in for Adams State senior Vera Jo Bustos, who on Tuesday was named a 2011 Women’s Division II Bulletin Honorable Mention All-American.

    Bustos is a graduate of West Las Vegas High and was a multi-sport star for the Lady Dons.

    Earlier this month, Bustos was named as a Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Division II State Farm Coaches All-America Honorable Mention for the second time, and to the Daktronics All-Central Region First Team.

  • Time out for community

    Not all their best moves are reserved for the hardwood.

    Visiting senior citizens at a local center and joining in a “Keep America Beautiful” clean-up, the New Mexico Highlands women’s basketball team has made community service a priority this offseason.

    The Cowgirls joined fellow Great American Cleanup volunteers in corraling an estimated 10 tons of trash.

  • Boxing show on Saturday

    Two of the Meadow City’s favorite professional boxers will be in the ring in separate bouts Saturday as part of “Battle at the Bosque” at the Santa Ana Star Casino in Bernalillo.

    Amanda Crespin (4-3-1) is scheduled to fight Carla Torres of Columbus, Ohio, in the co-main event.

    As part of the undercard, Michael Coca Gallegos looks to gain his first win in nine pro fights; he’s matched against debuting Donald Sanchez of Albuquerque.

  • Sports Roundup

    West Las Vegas’ softball team appears to have shaken loose from early-season doldrums, scoring a convincing 14-4 win Wednesday at Santa Fe Indian School.

    The Lady Dons led 11-3 by the fifth inning and finished with strength to put the key non-district win on ice.

    Marrisa Cordova delivered another strong pitching performance, and the Lady Dons defense held, as the shortstop (Gabby Griego) to first (Larrissa Gallegos) groundout play was in midseason form.

    The game, originally scheduled Tuesday, was switched to a day later.

  • Looking ahead - Sports

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • NMHU at Mesa State, 7 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.
    • Robertson vs. Lovington (DH), 3 p.m., MMS field
    Softball
    • West Las Vegas at Grants (DH), 3 p.m., Grants
    Track and field
    • Robertson at Clayton, 2 p.m., Clayton

    SATURDAY
    Baseball
    • NMHU at Mesa State (DH), 1 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.
    • West Las Vegas vs. Lovington (DH), 11 a.m., WLV field

  • FYI - Sports

    In conjunction with Gary Shaw and Mirabal Boxing,Crespin’s Boxing Promotions and Santa Ana Star Casino are holding a professional boxing event on Saturday, April 2, at the Santa Ana Star Casino. Eight fights, featuring Archie Ray Marquez, Arturo Crespin and Amanda Crespin, as well as Michael Coca Gallegos and others, are scheduled. Doors open at 6 p.m.; first bell is at 7. Tickets are $12.50, $22.50, $32.50, $42.50 and $52.50 and available from Carlos Crespin, 429-4068, and via the casino box office and website.

  • Go Fish

    Editor’s note: 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.

  • Cowboys earn split with CSUP

    Greg Fowler locked down the Colorado State-Pueblo ThunderWolves and got plenty of run support from his New Mexico Highlands teammates on Sunday afternoon in the Cowboys’ 13-1 romp.

    NMHU improved to 13-10 overall and 8-7 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference after earning a split of the four-game home series.