Today's Sports

  • Runners to highlight weekend

    It’ll be a distance running festival on Saturday morning in Las Vegas, as athletes from area middle schools on up to the collegiate level will be doing their thing at New Mexico Highlands’ Gene Torres Golf Course to highlight another busy sports weekend.

    The NMHU XC Jam and the Meadow City Invitational will share the course beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday; the event is free and open to the public.

  • Wolves sweep Cowgirl spikers

    Thirteen was lucky for Morgan Wilkening and the rest of Colorado State-Pueblo’s volleyball team on Tuesday night.

    Wilkening tallied 13 kills and 13 digs — both team highs — to lead the ThunderWolves to a straight-sets win over New Mexico Highlands in the Wilson Complex.

    CSUP (11-4 overall, 2-3 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) was a model of offensive efficiency in the match, hitting at a .352 percentage and committing only eight attack errors in the sweep.

  • NFL, referees reach deal

    By Barry Wilner
    AP Pro Football Writer

    NEW YORK — So long, replacement refs. The NFL’s regular crews will be back on the field this week.

    After two days of marathon negotiations — and mounting frustration among coaches, players and fans — the NFL and the referees’ union announced at midnight Thursday that a tentative agreement had been reached to end a lockout that began in June.

  • Mid-school football
  • Cowboys get votes in national...

    Las Vegas Optic

    New Mexico Highlands’ strong start to the football season has begun to draw some attention around the country.

    The Cowboys, who gave a tough game to NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision opponent Utah State two weeks ago before upsetting Colorado School of Mines this past Saturday, received four votes in the American Football Coaches Association poll this week.

    The AFCA Top 25 poll, released Monday, has the Cowboys unofficially ranked 38th in Division II, tied with Missouri S&T.

  • Youth Soccer - Sept. 28, 2012

    Las Vegas Optic

  • Go Fish - Sept. 28, 2012

    SEPT. 25

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Saturday, Sept. 29, is Free Fishing Day in New Mexico. On this special day, no license is required, although bag limits and other rules apply.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept....

    • Robertson at Capital, 7 p.m., Santa Fe
    • NMHU women vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • NMHU at Western New Mexico, 7 p.m., Silver City
    • Mora (A,B) vs. Escalante, 5:30 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • Robertson at Sandia Prep tournament, TBA, Albuquerque
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Los Alamos, 4 p.m., WLVMS

    Cross country
    • NMHU XC Jam, 8 a.m., Gene Torres Golf Course

  • Monday Night meltdown?

    By Barry Wilner
    AP Pro Football Writer

    NEW YORK — The furor over the work of replacement officials reached a fevered pitch during Week 3 in the NFL, especially Monday night when Seattle beat Green Bay on a desperation pass that many thought was an interception.

    Seahawks receiver Golden Tate was awarded a touchdown on the final play after a scrum on the ground in the end zone. Packers safety M.D. Jennings appeared to catch the ball against his body, with Tate getting his arm around the ball.

  • Vatos’ Greene speaks out on...

    As fundraising efforts continue to help the victims of the Sept. 15 rollover accident that claimed the life of a member of the Vatos rugby club, the club’s founding coach and faculty adviser issued a public statement on the crash and its fallout.

    Alani Tuineau, 51, died in the crash, which occurred  on I-25 near Santa Fe as they and other teammates were returning to Las Vegas from a day of rugby.

    Dick Greene, a longtime New Mexico Highlands engineering professor who founded the Vatos in 1992, provided the Optic with his remarks: