.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Sports

  • NMHU trackster in Pan-Am Games

    Highlands University student-athlete Shanice McPherson will compete this week at the Pan-American Junior Championships in Medellin, Colombia. McPherson will take on the best young athletes from the USA, the Caribbean and Latin America while representing her native country of Jamaica.

    An NMHU redshirt during the 2013 season, McPherson won the long jump at Jamaican Junior National Championships in June to earn her spot in the Pan-Am Games. She will also compete in the 100-meter dash and may also be called on to run a leg on the national 400-meter relay.

  • ‘Beasties’ to debut this weekend

    When members of the Robertson girls’ soccer team gathered at this time last year to begin the season, none could have imagined just how far the journey would lead them.
    The Lady Cardinals coalesced around new head coach Ian Williamson and quickly developed into one of the strongest teams in the state. The true test, that of the postseason, proved the squad to be legit. Robertson reached the Class 1A-3A state championship match, surprising Socorro in the state semifinal before falling to a tough Hope Christian club in the final.

  • ‘Topes’ last homestand under way

    Held to just seven hits Wednesday night in their return to The Lab, the Albuquerque Isotopes nevertheless proved efficient in a 5-3 win over visiting Nashville.
    The victory snapped a losing skid that had reached eight, including a crippling five-game road letdown at division-leading Oklahoma City.
    Albuquerque starting pitcher Matt Magill (5-1) was a major reason why the home team won. He struck out nine batters and scattered eight hits and one walk over six innings, although he did allow three earned runs.

  • Go Fish - August 23, 2013

    FISHING REPORT, Aug. 20  
    Cabresto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
    Charette Lakes: Due to low water levels only small boats are being launched here and with some difficulty. Trout fishing was fair to good trolling Christmas tree-worm combinations. A few were also caught by anglers using power bait. We had no reports on perch.

  • Denver’s Von Miller suspended...

    By Eddie Pells
    AP National Writer
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.  — Broncos linebacker Von Miller received a six-game suspension under the NFL’s substance-abuse policy Tuesday, taking away the best defensive player from a team many expect to make a run at the Super Bowl.
    The league wanted a longer penalty for the third-year linebacker, but the sides agreed to less than half the season, a person familiar with the negotiations between the linebacker and the NFL told The Associated Press.

  • Strong season still lacking

    By Doug Ferguson
    AP Golf Writer
    JERSEY CITY, N.J.  — This might be the best way to measure Tiger Woods’ season. Sam Snead is getting more attention than Jack Nicklaus.

  • Slugger honored

    New Mexico Highlands baseball player Javier Ledford was recently honored with selection to the 2013 Horizon Air Summer Baseball All-Series Second Team.  The Cowboys’ first baseman played with the Marysville Gold Sox over the summer, starting 41 of the 43 games he participated in.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 23...

    Friday
    No local sporting events scheduled

    Saturday
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls at Belen, noon, Belen

    Sunday
    No local sporting events scheduled
    Monday
    Football
    • West Las Vegas junior varsity vs. Taos, 4 p.m., WLV
    Softball
    • Las Vegas city league championship tournaments, men’s and women’s division brackets, beginning at 6 p.m., city softball complex

    Tuesday
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls vs. Goddard, 3 p.m., TBA

  • FYI - Sports - Aug. 23, 2013
  • Cowgirl spikers 12th in RMAC poll

    New Mexico Highlands University’s volleyball team is picked to finish tied for 12th out of 14 schools in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference this fall, according to a preseason coaches’ poll conducted by the league and released Monday afternoon.

    The Cowgirls are entering their second season under head coach Bryan Crawford. In 2012, they had a solid start but struggled in RMAC play, finishing 6-23 overall and 2-17 in the league — last in the RMAC West Division.