Today's Sports

  • West teams sixth, seventh at...

    Leroy “Caro” Armijo has gotten to like exposing his West Las Vegas cross country teams to the course at the annual Jemez Valley Invitational each fall.

    “Our times were different this week,” he said. “But it’s a different course. It’s rugged. A lot of hills.”

    “There’s one big hill, and if you don’t get out in front of it, you’ll get behind, and I don’t mean 100 yards behind. If you end up behind a slow runner, you end up losing a lot of time.”

  • Picks cost Manning, Broncos

    By Paul Newberry
    AP Sports Writer

    ATLANTA  — Matt Ryan made sure he threw the ball to his teammates.
    That was more than Peyton Manning could say.

    During a stunning first quarter, Manning was picked off once, then twice, then a third time.

    Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons seized on all the mistakes, building a big lead before halftime and holding off the Denver Broncos for a 27-21 victory Monday night.

  • Coach: Vilma had $10K bounty on...

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — The NFL presented Jonathan Vilma and his attorney with a sworn statement from former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams saying the linebacker placed a $10,000 bounty on Brett Favre.

    Vilma met with Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday in New York about his suspension, which has been temporarily lifted. Attorney Peter Ginsberg said they were given an affidavit at the meeting.

  • Cowboys hang tough in Utah

    By Gavino Archuleta
    NMHU Sports Information

    CEDAR CITY, UTAH — The NMHU Cowboys fell to NCAA Division I opponent Southern Utah University 45-23 in Cedar City, Utah, on Saturday night.

    Despite a hard-fought performance by the Pokes on both sides of the ball the Thunderbirds — who play in D-I’s Football Championship Subdivision — wore down the Cowboys late in the game and outscored the Cowboys 24-3 in the second half of play en route to the win.

  • Cowgirl spikers split on road

    Strong hitting in the fourth and fifth sets of Saturday night’s match at Fort Lewis lifted the New Mexico Highlands volleyball team to a come-from-behind win and a split of the team’s opening weekend of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference schedule.

    NMHU is 4-6 overall and 1-1 in league play. The Cowgirls and coach Bryan Crawford host Eastern New Mexico on Tuesday in a non-RMAC match.

  • Lockout puts NHL on ice

    NEW YORK — The clock struck midnight, and the NHL turned into another sports league closed for business.
    Unable to reach agreement on a new labor deal, the National Hockey League locked out its players at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, the third major pro sport to impose a work stoppage in the last 18 months, behind the NFL and NBA.
    The action also marks the fourth shutdown for the NHL since 1992, including a year-long dispute that forced the cancellation of the entire 2004-05 season when the league successfully held out for a salary cap.

  • NMHU kickers tumble vs. Lions

    The Mountain Lions of Colorado-Colorado Springs maintained their unbeaten start at the expense of visiting New Mexico Highlands on Friday in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women’s soccer opener.

    UCCS won 2-0 to run its record to 5-0. Highlands slid to 2-3.

    Agnes Arnadottir scored on a penalty kick at the 27:15 mark of the first half.

    In the 30th minute, Brooke Tominello scored off an assist from Lindsey Birdseye and Hannah Levett.

    Neither team scored for the remaining hour and 53 seconds of regulation time.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept....

    Cross country
    • NMHU at RMAC Preview, 9 a.m., Denver
    • Robertson JV vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas JV at Capital, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    • NMHU vs. Eastern New Mexico, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Pecos (A,B) at Santa Rosa, 5 p.m., Santa Rosa
    • Mora Middle School vs. Santa Fe Prep, 4 p.m., Mora
    • Pecos Middle School at Santa Rosa, 4 p.m., Santa Rosa


  • ‘Beasties’ rock Monte

    For the second time in five days, Caitlin Diefendorf scored four goals, and Robertson had little trouble dispatching Monte del Sol 11-1 Saturday in Santa Fe.

    Morgan Diefendorf and Elena Martinez each added two goals and one assist. “Amber Yara had a spectacular day out on the flank with one goal and two assists from the midfield,” said RHS head coach Ian Williamson. “Katie Houdek also dominated both as a defender and as an attacker with one goal and two assists.”

  • Home at last

    Almost everyone present at the Herrera Complex for Friday night’s West Las Vegas-Tucumcari football game was mindful of the significance of the moment.

    Everyone, from members of the chain gang on the sidelines to the casual fan in the stands to the booming public address voice of James Esquibel, was chattering about the same thing — West playing its first-ever varsity football game under the lights at the facility.

    The Tucumcari Rattlers weren’t paying attention, however.