Today's Sports

  • MMS girls, WLV boys’ JV among...

    Memorial Middle School’s cross country team demonstrated both depth and ability — particularly on the girls’ side — in coasting to victory in Saturday’s Meadow City Invitational at the Gene Torres Golf Course.

    Led by Makayla Quintana’s winning performance, MMS swept the top three, placed five of the first six and seven of the top 10 in the girls’ race.

    Also Saturday, the West Las Vegas high school boys’ junior varsity had a solid outing to garner a team title. Dylan Trujillo led the Dons by taking second overall.

  • Fitting tribute - Late coach’s...

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    During his time as mayor of Las Vegas, Henry O. Sanchez spent many hours at City Hall.

    Over his three decades in the Meadow City, he also became well-known for his corner table at the Hillcrest, home of many a chat with friends and cohorts. He was a regular at church, and he spent plenty of time out in the community with humanitarian causes such as his Love Thy Neighbor fund.

  • Hall pass - H Club to induct...

    Eight notable athletes whose time at New Mexico Highlands from different eras spanning from 1956 to 1995 will be honored on Thursday as the H Club inducts its Class of 2012.

    The ceremony, immediately preceded by the naming of the Wilson Complex floor in honor of the late Henry O. Sanchez, is part of a banquet beginning at 5 p.m.

  • Soccer: Cowgirls get even vs....

    Avenging a narrow defeat earlier this season, New Mexico Highlands rolled past Adams State 3-1 in women's soccer this past Sunday at Perkins Stadium.

    Crystal Schuder, who'd scored her first goal in Friday's win over Colorado State-Pueblo, found the Grizzly net twice on Sunday afternoon. Her second score proved to be the game-winner.

    Schuder scored three minutes into the contest. Kelsie Roberts took a pass from Marci Johnson and dished to Schuder from inside the box, beating Adams State goalkeeper Christie Stemple.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 3...

    • Robertson girls vs. Taos, 4 p.m., RHS field
    • NMHU at Regis, 7 p.m., Denver
    • Robertson (A,B,C) vs. Capital, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • Mora Middle School vs. Springer, 4 p.m., Mora
    • Valley Middle School at Gonzales, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Pojoaque, 4 p.m., Jacona

    • West Las Vegas vs. Laguna-Acoma, 7 p.m., Herrera Complex

  • ‘Pokes rally past Mavericks

    Highlands’ Darius Davis hauled in a 3-yard pass from Emmanuel Lewis for a go-ahead score with 1:52 remaining, completing a late rally by the Cowboys for a 40-36 win over Colorado Mesa on Saturday in Grand Junction, Colo.

    The comeback from a 16-point deficit gave the Cowboys a 3-0 record in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, a 4-1 overall mark, and a two-game win streak heading into homecoming week.

    Highlands hosts Western State this coming Saturday.

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  • Elks hold on, drop Dons

    On the first play from scrimmage Saturday, Pojoaque Valley quarterback John Ainsworth dashed 67 yards for a touchdown against the visiting West Las Vegas Dons.

    That play may have set the tone for the afternoon, but it was the Elks’ stingy defense that carried through in a 33-24 verdict that sent the Dons to their fifth consecutive defeat.

    Ainsworth rushed for triple-digit yardage, with 84 coming in the first half, and his arm made him a bonafide option threat throughout the game.

  • Cardinals get healthy at Jags’...

    If the Robertson Cardinals were looking for relief from their brutal early schedule, they certainly found it Friday night in Santa Fe.

    The Cards had little trouble outdueling the struggling Capital Jaguars in a 35-0 win, which boosted Robertson’s record to 2-3 overall.

    James Gonzales rushed for nearly 200 yards and Dominic Lucero approached the century mark for the Redbirds, who will have this weekend off to prepare for an Oct. 12 homecoming date with Pojoaque Valley.

  • WLV sweeps the silver

    Alonzo Chavez posted the quickest time to date in winning his fourth straight meet.

    Karlene Montaño returned to form near the front of the pack.

    And the West Las Vegas boys’ and girls’ cross country teams swept the runner-up team awards, all in Saturday’s Meadow City Cross Country Invitational, held at the Gene Torres Golf Course.

    Highlights of prep varsity results are as follows.