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Today's Sports

  • Elkettes wrap up top seed

    Pojoaque Valley rolled toward another regular-season District 2-3A volleyball title — and hosting rights for next week’s district tourney — by sweeping West Las Vegas on Tuesday night at Gillie Lopez Gym, 25-18, 25-15, 25-17.

    West opened with a Deanna Bustos ace and got points from a block by Maya Roybal and Faith Romero and an attack by Caelin Bustos.

    The Lady Dons led game one by margins of 6-1 and 10-4, but Pojoaque’s Erica Rendon sparked a run of 11 straight points to take a 21-13 lead they would keep.

  • Cowgirl kickers All-RMAC

    Autumn Woods and Marci Johnson of New Mexico Highlands have been named to the third-team All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women’s soccer squad for fall 2012.

    Announcements were made Wednesday.

    Woods is a 5-7 sophomore midfielder from Mapleton, Utah. Both of her two goals were game-winners, and she had seven shots on goal.

    Johnson is a 5-3 sophomore forward from Lindon, Utah. She led NMHU in points with 17, tallying four goals and nine assists.

    The Cowgirls finished 6-10-2 overall and 4-8-2 in the league this season.

  • Youth Football - Nov. 2, 2012

    Submitted to the Optic

  • Cowgirls stun Division I Utah...

    The New Mexico Highlands women’s basketball team has a chance to make its weeklong, three-game road trip through Utah a winner with a victory at Utah State on Friday night in Logan.

    The Cowgirls earned a 67-62 exhibition win Wednesday at NCAA Division I Utah Valley in Orem, Utah, to even their preseason record at 1-1. Highlands lost at another Division I opponent, Southern Utah, on Monday night.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 2...

    Friday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women at Utah State, 7 p.m., Logan, Utah
    Cross country
    • District 4-2A championships, 3 p.m., TBA
    Football
    • Robertson at Taos, 7 p.m., Taos
    • West Las Vegas at Raton, 7 p.m., Raton
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Adams State, 7 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.

    Saturday
    Cross country
    • NMHU at NCAA Division II Central Regional, 10:30 a.m., Willis Case Golf Course, Denver

  • State: Lady Cards earn No. 4 seed

    The Robertson girls’ soccer team will be staying home when the first round of the state soccer tournaments takes place this weekend.
    But it’s good news.

  • NMHU men move to 2-0 in preseason

    Defense set up offense aplenty on Sunday as the New Mexico Highlands men’s basketball team throttled Virginia-Lynchburg 97-63 before a sparse but spirited crowd at the Wilson Complex.

    The Cowboys repeatedly used heads-up defense to force turnovers and score in transition, contributing to a 52 percent field goal accuracy in the team’s second win of the preseason.

    Erick Vega paced the scoring output with 19 points. Roland Fitch again had a double-double with 15 points and 10 boards, and Stuart Sullivan sank five threes to finish with 15 points.

  • Last XC tuneup in Santa Rosa

    Cross country season is nearing the home stretch — with district and state meets taking place over the next two weekends — and local runners got one last tuneup this past Thursday in Santa Rosa.

    Mora’s Alonzo Chavez raced to victory in the boys’ varsity division — his sixth win in eight meets.

    Mora placed second with 65 team points behind Pecos’ 43 in the boys’ race.

  • Last XC tuneup in Santa Rosa

    Cross country season is nearing the home stretch — with district and state meets taking place over the next two weekends — and local runners got one last tuneup this past Thursday in Santa Rosa.

    Mora’s Alonzo Chavez raced to victory in the boys’ varsity division — his sixth win in eight meets.

    Mora placed second with 65 team points behind Pecos’ 43 in the boys’ race.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 31...

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women at Utah Valley State, 7:05 p.m., Orem, Utah
    Soccer
    • RMAC tournament begins, teams, pairings, times and sites TBA

    Thursday
    Volleyball
    • Mora (A,B) vs. Peñasco, 5:30 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • Pecos (A,B) at Santa Fe Prep, 5 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Robertson (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona

    Friday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women at Utah State, 7 p.m., Logan, Utah
    Cross country