Today's Sports

  • Cowgirl soccer blanks WSC

    It took nearly 77 minutes for the first goal to be scored in Friday evening’s New Mexico Highlands-Western State women’s soccer match, but the home crowd — including dozens of local youth league players and coaches — left happy.

    Highlands’ Brooke D’Onofrio booted a corner kick across the middle and Autumn Woods was ready, punching the ball cleanly past Western State goalkeeper Meghan Jedrzejewski for a goal at the 76:43 mark late in the second half.

    It was Woods’ first goal of the fall.

  • Pack times key for HU

    Highlands’ Henrique Chavez, Ismael Samano and Tayler Hendren each had top 10 individual finishes in Saturday’s Colorado-Colorado Springs Rust Buster Open, but the story was effective pack running for both Cowboys and Cowgirls.

    Chavez was ninth (19:22) and Samano 10th (19:22.5) in the men’s 8K race. David Niragira (18th, 19:54), Jesus Mendoza (22nd, 20:05) and Stephen Carbajal (25th, 20:08) ran closely behind.

  • Cowgirl spikers drop four

    Dropping 12 of 15 sets, the New Mexico Highlands volleyball team went 0-4 over the weekend at Tarleton State’s tournament in Stephenville, Texas.

    The Cowgirls gave No. 24 nationally ranked Lubbock Christian a tough battle in falling 25-20, 24-26, 22-25, 25-20, 15-10, on Friday. Marina Samoa had 16 kills, 16 digs and three aces; Darian Mullen and Mariah White hit 15 and 11 kills respectively.

    After taking the first set with host Tarleton 25-12, the home team won 25-22, 25-23, 25-23 in Friday’s nightcap.

  • Back-to-back blowouts

    Caitlin Diefendorf had a hat trick — three goals — and the Robertson Lady Cardinals possessed a 5-0 lead within the first 10 minutes of Saturday’s match with Santa Fe Indian School.

    That decided advantage led to coach Ian Williamson emptying his bench and giving everyone on the roster some playing time en route to the Lady Cards’ eventual 10-0 stoppage of the hard-working but outmatched Lady Braves.

  • Lady Cats rude guests to local...

    The West Las Vegas Lady Dons sustained their first loss of the young season and Robertson saw its own attempt at a win streak cut short — both at the paws of the Lovington Lady Wildcats.

    On Friday night, Lovington stormed to a two-set lead at West Las Vegas, then held on for a 3-1 victory, 25-20, 25-21, 19-25, 25-22.

  • Lovington humbles young Cards

    As road trips go, it rivaled the one taken by the Griswolds in “National Lampoon’s Vacation.”

    After making the long trek south, Robertson’s football players had to wait more than 45 minutes in lightning delays to start their game with Lovington on Friday night.

    On the way back, the team bus broke down in the tiny town of Tatum in the middle of the night.

    And in between, the mighty Wildcats laid a whooping on the young Cardinals, a 48-0 defeat that evened both teams’ season records at 1-1.

  • Española surprises West LV

    West Las Vegas alumnus Miguel Medina may very well be just what the doctor ordered to cure what ails the Española Sundevils football program. Unfortunately for his alma mater, the newest Española head coach made the first step by upsetting the Dons 26-6 on Friday.

    Early penalties hurt the visiting Dons (0-2). Twice they were hit with personal fouls and once with a pass interference flag, extending Sundevil drives.

  • Youth Soccer - Sept. 10, 2012

    Saturday’s early-morning chill, gray skies and light drizzle did little to dampen the spirits of several hundred players and spectators who turned out at a new Commerce Street park to take part in Las Vegas Youth Soccer League’s fall season opening day.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept....

    • Robertson JV at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    • Robertson girls at Moreno Valley, 4 p.m., Angel Fire
    • Valley Middle School vs. Pecos, 4 p.m., Valley

    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Santa Rosa, 5 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • Robertson girls vs. Belen, 4:30 p.m., RHS field

  • Cowboy runners 18th in nation

    Respect for the New Mexico Highlands men’s cross country program recently translated into another milestone — a national ranking.

    Highlands’ men earned the No. 18 ranking in the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association preseason poll for NCAA Division II, released Aug. 29.

    The Cowboys, who made their season debut this past weekend at a University of New Mexico meet, are coached by Bob DeVries, in his 21st year at the helm of both the men’s and women’s teams.