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Today's Sports

  • NMHU hires new AD Falkner

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    New Mexico Highlands and President James Fries announced that Jeff Falkner has been named athletic director for the university.

    “I was very impressed with his track record of academic success for his student-athletes everywhere he has been and how much he already knew about Highlands coming into the interview,” Fries said. “He also has experience raising money, which will be increasingly important in moving us forward in the very competitive Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.”

  • Robbers’ home opener Thursday

    The Meadow City’s own semiprofessional baseball team, the Las Vegas Train Robbers, will make its 2014 home debut Thursday evening against the Raton Osos.

    First pitch is set for 6 p.m. at Rodriguez Park.

    D.J. Stinsman, a veteran of the independent baseball circuit with time as a player in the Frontier League as well as the Pecos League, is the field manager for the Robbers. Stinsman succeeds Casey Dill, now the skipper for the Sonoma Stompers in California.

    The return home figures to be a welcome one.

  • Little League - May 21

    The following are upcoming scheduled Las Vegas Little League games. All LVLL games are held at Keyes Park on Grand Avenue.

    MAJORS DIVISION
    Wednesday, May 21: Mets vs. Orioles, 4 p.m.; Red Sox vs. Cardinals, 5:30 p.m.; Yankees vs. Red, 7:30 p.m.
    Monday, May 26: Reds vs. Orioles, 5:30 p.m.; Red Sox vs. Mets, 7:30 p.m.

    MINORS DIVISION
    Wednesday, May 21: Threshers vs. Express, 6:15 p.m.; Sandgnats vs. Bats, 7:45 p.m.
    Thursday, May 22: Owlz vs. Express, 6:15 p.m.; Threshers vs. Rivercats, 7:45 p.m.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 21...

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Roswell Invaders, 7 p.m., Roswell

  • Lady Cards 4th in state softball...

    Two losses to Hope Christian doomed the Robertson Lady Cardinals in their quest for a state softball championship this past week in Rio Rancho.

    But they came tantalizingly close to the championship round, and that has them already looking forward to next season.

    Robertson made a deep run that ended in the playback bracket of the Class 3A state tournament; a 10-3 loss to Hope eliminated the Lady Cardinals on Friday afternoon.

  • Cowboys eliminated in regional

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — New Mexico Highlands rallied from 8-2 down with seven straight runs, but Tarleton State came back with one in the ninth and four in the 10th, and the Texans went on to win 13-9 in the second round of the NCAA South Central Regional on Friday in Grand Junction, Colo.

    Senior Jordan Goliat, in his final game for the Cowboys, led off the bottom of the first with a blast to right for his second round-tripper of the season. Who knew it was a foreshadowing of things to come?

  • Gurule state champ in javelin

    West Las Vegas sophomore Nicholas Gurule earned a state championship in the javelin, recording a winning throw of 161 feet, 8 inches, on Saturday at the University of New Mexico track and soccer complex in Albuquerque.

    Gurule has led Class 3A most of the spring in the event, and his best throw won by 5 feet, 3 inches, over Bloomfield senior Bobby Lyon.

    Going into the weekend, Gurule was among the favorites. His chief competition had been from WLV teammate Salvador Lopez, a junior. But Lopez recorded a no-decision.

  • Little League - May 19

    The following are upcoming scheduled Las Vegas Little League games. All LVLL games are held at Keyes Park on Grand Avenue.

    MAJORS DIVISION
    Monday, May 19: Angels vs. Mets, 4 p.m.; Cardinals vs. Yankees, 6 p.m.; Reds vs. Red Sox, 8 p.m.
    Wednesday, May 21: Mets vs. Orioles, 4 p.m.; Red Sox vs. Cardinals, 5:30 p.m.; Yankees vs. Red, 7:30 p.m.

    MINORS DIVISION
    Monday, May 19: Bats vs. Red Wings, 6:15 p.m.; Paw Sox vs. Rivercats, 7:45 p.m.
    Tuesday, May 20: Thunder vs. Owlz, 6:15 p.m.; Sandgnats vs. Rattlers, 7:45 p.m.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 19...

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Roswell Invaders, 7 p.m., Roswell

  • CHAMPIONS! Robertson girls’...

    Having won state as a player a few years back, Roman Fulgenzi got to experience the championship glory from a coach’s perspective this past week.

    Robertson’s girls’ tennis team rose to the occasion in capturing the program’s second Class 1A-3A state championship, the first having come in 2011 under the direction of Juan Carlos Fulgenzi, who also helped his younger brother coach this group. In doing so, the Lady Cardinals upset No. 1 seed Bosque, which had swept Taos and Hope Christian en route to the final.