Today's Sports

  • Cowboys avoid upset

    Abdul Kanneh’s fourth-quarter interception may have saved homecoming for New Mexico Highlands University.

    The Cowboys’ defensive back picked off a Brian Duboski pass in Highlands territory — on what could’ve been a go-ahead drive for Western State Colorado with four minutes left — and returned the ball 36 yards to the Mountaineer 24-yard line.

    The turnover led to a critical insurance score by the Cowboys, who went on to win 31-17 on a chilly Saturday afternoon in front of a packed crowd at Perkins Stadium.

  • Weekend Roundup - Lady Cards...

    A 4-0 shutout of visiting Taos this past Thursday gave the Robertson girls’ soccer team an important win over a chief district rival.

    “As expected, it was an extremely competitive battle between the two teams,” said RHS head coach Ian Williamson.

    After allowing two goals in the first eight minutes, Taos put up a fight, with a physical, hard-playing defense funneling the ball upfield.

    But the Lady Cardinals were ready, and goalkeeper Ashley Jaramillo was credited with 12 saves while preserving a shutout.

  • Beating the block
  • HU runners: Dual wins in Oklahoma

    Racing at the Oklahoma Panhandle Open on Saturday, both the New Mexico Highlands men and women took team titles at the same meet for the first time in several years.

    A challenging course and temperatures in the 30s “brought out the best” in the NMHU runners, said assistant coach Joe Quintana. Both teams swept the top three individual places on the way to winning the first-ever college cross country meet at Oklahoma Panhandle.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 8...

    • Mora (A,B) vs. Santa Fe Prep, 5:30 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • Memorial Middle School vs. Valley, 4 p.m., TBA
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos

    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Moriarty, 4 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • NMHU at Eastern New Mexico, 7 p.m., Portales
    • Robertson (A,B,C) vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • Memorial Middle School at Pojoaque, 4 p.m., Jacona

  • A Warm Welcome

    It’s near the halfway point in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football season, and New Mexico Highlands University — picked to finish sixth in preseason poll — is holding on to a share of first place in the league standings.

    It’s a heady place to be for a team about to host a homecoming game in front of a few thousand people at Perkins Stadium, particularly considering opponent Western State won last year’s meeting 15-14 in Gunnison, Colo.

  • Cowboy football not the only...

    Okay, New Mexico Highlands alumni. In case you haven’t been around for a while, let’s catch you up on how your alma mater is doing in other sports across campus.

    • NMHU men’s cross country leads the pack. The team has been ranked as high as 18th in the NCAA Division II this season and is sixth among men’s teams in the South Central region, the toughest in the nation. Highlands’ goal will be to crack that top six, the cut-off to qualify for nationals as a team.

  • ‘Beasties’ rise in prep rankings

    Several area teams are ranked in the most recent of various statewide polls.

    Robertson girls’ soccer is tied with St. Michael’s for fourth in the Class 1A-3A ranks, according to New Mexico Soccer.com. The Lady Cardinals are 11-2 overall under first-year coach Ian Williamson.

    Hope Christian is No. 1, followed by Sandia Prep and Socorro, with RHS and St. Mike’s rounding out the top five.

  • Youth Football - Oct. 5, 2012

    The following is this coming weekend’s schedule of Las Vegas Young American Football League games, coordinated through the Las Vegas Recreation Department.

    Junior Division: 49ers vs. Dolphins, 9 a.m. Sunday, Cardinal Stadium

    Senior Division: Cowboys vs. Lions, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Cardinal Stadium

  • Youth Soccer - Oct. 5, 2012

    The following is this coming weekend’s schedule of Las Vegas Youth Soccer League matches.

    U6: Galaxy vs. Chivas, Rapids vs. Fire, Sounders vs. Earthquakes, United vs. Dynamo, all at 8:45 a.m. Saturday at Commerce Street Park; Crew have bye week
    U8: Hot Spurs vs. AC Milan, Juventus vs. Bayern, Manchester City vs Barcelona, Mora vs. Real Madrid, all at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Commerce Street Park