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Today's Sports

  • Go Fish - Sept. 30, 2011

    FISHING REPORT, SEPT. 27

    COYOTE CREEK: Flow is 0.78 cfs. Fishing is fair for trout. Better fishing reported in the beaver ponds downstream from the camp areas.

  • NMHU rodeo wins big at Cochise

    This past weekend, the New Mexico Highlands University rodeo teams made their way to the Mexican border to compete in the above 90-degree weather at the annual Cochise College rodeo, held in Douglas, Ariz.

    The second rodeo of the season, Cochise treated NMHU rodeo teams very well. Three championship buckles were brought back to Las Vegas, just as the weekend before at the Mesalands Community College rodeo. With the season beginning to take shape, many of the standings have NMHU at the top.

    The most prestigious award in rodeo may just be the all-around title.

  • Cowboys climb to 35th in poll

    With four consecutive victories to start the season — and counting — the New Mexico Highlands University football team jumped several spots in this week’s American Football Coaches Association poll.

    Highlands garnered nine votes in the poll, which was released Monday, unofficially ranking 35th among NCAA Division II programs nationwide.

    A week ago, the Cowboys got a single vote, good for 42nd.

    The rankings are unofficial because the AFCA poll only recognizes the top 25 teams in the country.

  • Remembering a legend

    Editor’s note: The following tribute was written by Luna Community College spokesman Jesse Gallegos, who read this during the college’s half-hour radio show on Wednesday, Sept. 21. Sanchez, who died Sept. 19,  was a part-time instructor in sports performance at LCC. A longtime friend of Sanchez, Gallegos covered his coaching career while serving as New Mexico Highlands University’s sports information director and as sports editor of the Optic.

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

  • Colts, Eagles deal with...

    The Associated Press

    INDIANAPOLIS — Peyton Manning is out, Kerry Collins is hurt and Curtis Painter isn’t sure if he'll be starting next week.

    It’s just another messy Monday in Indianapolis.

    Less than 13 hours after a third straight loss, the Colts’ quarterback carousel spun wildly — team officials denied a report Manning was lost for the season, declined to say whether Collins had suffered a concussion and sidestepped the issue of adding another quarterback to the roster.

  • Big day for cross country

    The following are highlights of a full day of cross country — New Mexico Highlands University’s XC Jam and the Meadow City Invitational hosted by Robertson High — Saturday at the Gene Torres Golf Course.

    NMHU XC JAM HIGHLIGHTS

    MEN'S 8K
    1. Kemoy Campbell, South Plains, 24:16
    2. Isiah Samoei, ENMU, 25:12
    3. Mohammed Noor, ENMU, 25:14
    4. Nicaise Kazingo, NMHU, 25:17
    8. Ismael Samano, NMHU, 26:14
    9. Henrique Chavez, NMHU, 26:17
    11. Justin Lueras, NMHU, 26:28

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept....

    WEDNESDAY
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys vs. Moreno Valley, 4 p.m., RHS field

    THURSDAY
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    Volleyball
    • West Las Vegas at Trinidad, 4 p.m., Trinidad, Colo.
    • Pecos vs. Springer, 5 p.m., Sanchez Gym

    FRIDAY
    Football
    • Robertson at Ruidoso, 7 p.m., Ruidoso
    • West Las Vegas at Lovington, 7 p.m., Lovington

  • FYI - Sports - Sept. 28, 2011

    Three-on-three basketball tournament to benefit the Pecos/DC Civic Youth Group will be held Oct. 1-2 at the Pecos gym. Divisions from third grade to adults over 40. Youth entry fee $50 per team if paid before Sept. 23; $75 thereafter. Adult fee is $100 a team. To obtain registration form and further information, call Evelyn Hurtado, 470-2980, or Rhonda Sanchez, 231-0201.

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  • Second-half surge lifts Cards

    Halftime of Friday night’s homecoming game could have been the turning point for Robertson’s football season. It definitely was for the game itself.

    RHS overcame a 9-6 deficit at intermission to overwhelm visiting Capital 44-9 at Cardinal Stadium, picking up the team’s first win after tough losses to Portales, Lovington, Santa Rosa and St. Mike’s to open the season.

  • Cowboys move to 4-0

    Nick Ponce’s 1-yard touchdown pass to Kevon Williams with 11 seconds remaining lifted New Mexico Highlands to a come-from-behind 41-38 victory over Colorado Mesa on a sun-dappled Saturday afternoon at Perkins Stadium.

    The Cowboys are a hardy 4-0 under first-year head coach Eric Young, and Saturday’s win tested their resilience throughout.

    Highlands led most of the game but squandered control when Mesa’s Will Halboth scored from 5 yards out with 2:24 left in regulation, and the extra point put the Mavericks up 38-34.