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Today's Sports

  • Cowgirl soccer splits on weekend...

    NMHU Sports Information

    The New Mexico Highlands soccer team was able to match Angelo State with seven shots on goal, but four of the Rambelles’ attempts found the back of the net as Highlands (1-1) lost to Angelo State (2-0) 4-0 Sunday in Angelo, Texas.

    “I am really disappointed in our performance today,” head coach Justin Wagar said. “We looked as if we did not even want to be out there, allowing Angelo State several shots on goal and great scoring chances while creating few opportunities for themselves.”

  • Koster honored by HU, Subway

    NMHU Sports Information

    The Las Vegas-area Subway restaurants and Manager Regina Denardo announce that senior Jared Koster is the first Subway Eat Fresh New Mexico Highlands University Student-Athlete of the Week.

    Koster’s 20 tackles on the gridiron Saturday night against Eastern New Mexico were the most tackles in a game for a Highlands player in at least a decade. His 13 solo tackles alone were one shy of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference record for a single game.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Sept....

    Wednesday
    Cross country
    • Memorial Middle School, West Las Vegas Middle School at Pecos, 3 p.m., Pecos
    Football
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Herrera Complex
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., RHS field

    Thursday
    Football
    • Memorial Middle School vs. Española, 4 p.m., MMS
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. West Texas A&M, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    Volleyball

  • Only the beginning - Cardinal...

    As a Robertson High School freshman, Arjay Ortiz doesn’t have the lengthiest of varsity resumés.

    But he’s already loading it with impressive statistics.

    Ortiz threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to J.R. Gonzalez as he filled in briefly at quarterback on Saturday afternoon in Bayard. Earlier, he intercepted a pass, a turnover that led to the game’s first touchdown. And later, he recovered a fumble to help the Cardinals seal a 14-6 victory.

  • Cowboys triumph in Arizona

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    The New Mexico Highlands men’s cross country team claimed a victory in the open 4.5 mile run while the women’s team took sixth in the 2.6 mile run despite being down a pair of runners Saturday at the Northern Arizona George Kyte Invite.

  • ‘Beasties’ repeat in Rehoboth

    With a combined score of 26 to 0 over three matches, the Robertson girls’ soccer team cruised to a repeat championship in this past weekend’s Rehoboth Christian tournament.

    The Lady Cardinals (4-0) quieted host Rehoboth 7-0 in the championship on Saturday as Caitlin Diefendorf scored a hat trick with three goals and two assists.

    Diefendorf now has 12 goals for the season.

  • Surprise in Open final

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Instead of Novak Djokovic vs. Roger Federer for the U.S. Open title, first-time Grand Slam finalists Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic will vie for the championship after a pair of semifinal surprises Saturday.

    First, Japan’s Nishikori became the first man from Asia to reach a major singles championship match by staying fresher than Djokovic in stifling heat and winning 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Sept. 8...

    Monday
    No varsity sporting
    events scheduled

    Tuesday
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys at Belen, 4 p.m., Belen
    • Robertson girls vs. Belen, 3 p.m., RHS field
    Volleyball
    • Robertson (A,B) at Santa Rosa, 4 p.m., Santa Rosa
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) vs. Valencia, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    Wednesday
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., RHS field

    Thursday
    Soccer

  • Sports Roundup - Spikers look...

    They didn’t leave the bus running, but the engine was probably still warm when they got back on board.

    West Las Vegas’ varsity volleyball team made quick work of host Raton on Tuesday night, sweeping to a 25-13, 25-6, 25-12 victory.

    The Lady Dons are 2-1, not counting pool play from last weekend’s Belen tournament, under first-year head coach Karli Salazar.

    Salazar reported a mostly smooth match for West — and one that saw the Lady Dons’ performance from the service line surface as a real weapon.

  • Cowboys open season vs. Hounds...

    Linebacker Jared Koster made 63 tackles — 24 solo — and 14 tackles for loss along with three and a half sacks, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery to go with seven deflections and five quarterback hurries.

    Punter Patrick Carney averaged 45.2 yards a punt with a long of 73 plus nine touchbacks, 12 punts inside the opponents’ 20-yard line, and 22 longer than 50 yards.