Today's Sports

  • Cowboy harriers picked 5th

    Losing some of the All-American firepower — namely in the form of Nicaise Kazingo — from recent years translated into a slight drop in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference preseason coaches’ poll for New Mexico Highlands University’s men’s cross country program.

    The Cowboys were predicted to finish fifth in the 13-team men’s division, according to the poll, released Thursday, Aug. 23.

    That’s down one spot from where the Cowboys finished the 2011 season; Metro State leapfrogged Highlands for the No. 4 spot.

  • The 12th man: Preseason edition
  • RHS girls’ defense solid in...

    In keeping with recent tradition, new Robertson girls’ soccer coach Ian Williamson used an early match with Class 5A Clovis, one of the sturdier programs in the state’s largest classification, as a barometer for the Lady Cardinals’ strength.

    “I’m not disappointed with our score,” Williamson said after the Lady Cards lost 1-0 at Clovis on Saturday afternoon.

  • Four ‘Topes all-league honorees

    Four Albuquerque baseball players — the most of any club in the league — have been selected to the All-Pacific Coast League Team for 2012.

    Ace pitcher John Ely, reliever Josh Wall and position players Jerry Sands and Tim Federowicz were named to the squad, which was announced Monday.

    PCL managers decide on the All-PCL team, along with the league’s MVP, Pitcher of the Year and Manager of the Year — awards expected later in the week.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - August...

    • NMHU women vs. St. Edward’s, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • West Las Vegas (A,B) at Peñasco, 5 p.m., Peñasco

    Cross country
    • NMHU at Lobo Invite, TBA, Albuquerque
    • Pecos at Lobo Invite, 5 p.m., Albuquerque
    • Robertson vs. Portales, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas at Socorro, 7 p.m., Socorro

  • ‘Topes star De Jesus dealt in...

    Albuquerque Isotopes and
    Las Vegas Optic reports

    The L.A. Dodgers’ short-term gain also meant at least a short-term loss for its Triple-A affiliate Albuquerque Isotopes.

  • Luna at the links
  • Scrimmage night
  • Mora spikers open with Dulce...

    The Mora volleyball team swept visiting Dulce on Saturday in the opener for both teams.

    The Rangerettes started strong with a 25-11 win in the first set, then hung in for 25-18 and 25-22 decisions in the next two games in front of a partisan crowd at Montoya Gym.

    Destiny Pacheco recorded 10 kills and 10 service points to lead a balanced Mora attack. Chantel Rivera also hit 10 kills, while Aubrey Rubin notched five. D.J. Chavez tallied a team-high 14 points to go with seven digs. And Getty Rivera added eight points.

  • Dodgers stock up for stretch run

    By Jimmy Golen
    AP Sports Writer

    BOSTON — The Los Angeles Dodgers are stocking up for the stretch run with some new, expensive players who couldn’t help the Boston Red Sox make it to the postseason this year or last.

    The Dodgers acquired first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, pitcher Josh Beckett and injured outfielder Carl Crawford from Boston on Saturday, hoping to boost their playoff hopes by taking on the underperforming and high-priced stars who failed to thrive in a fractious Red Sox clubhouse.