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Today's Sports

  • Cowboy hoops split in Pueblo

    Former Pojoaque star Ryan Gonzales led all players with 15 points and helped New Mexico Highlands defeat Colorado College 71-49 Saturday in the 27th Annual Al-Kaly Classic hosted by Colorado State-Pueblo.

    Gonzales sank four three-point baskets and made three free throws to go with two assists, one rebound and a block. Marcus Williams added 11 points and Momcilo Latinovic had nine for NMHU (1-1).

    Highlands, which outshot Colorado College 42 percent to 37 percent and outrebounded its foe 41-34, led 33-18 at halftime.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 21...

    MONDAY
    No local varsity events

    TUESDAY
    Basketball
    • NMHU women at Oklahoma Panhandle State, 7 p.m., Goodwell, Okla.
    • West Las Vegas girls vs. Capital (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    WEDNESDAY
    Basketball
    • NMHU men vs. Eastern New Mexico, TBA
    • West Las Vegas boys vs. Peñasco (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

  • FYI - Sports - Nov. 21, 2011

    Las Vegas YABL registration for boys’ grades 3-7 runs Dec. 12 through Jan. 6 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Girls and co-ed K-2 registration concluded Nov. 7. For details and more information, visit the Rec or call Misty, 426-3191, or the center at 426-1739.

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  • Rodriguez: Best of Central region

    By Sarah Meier
    Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

    ALAMOSA, Colo.— After leading the region with 16 goals and 40 total offensive points, New Mexico Highlands University senior Julissa Rodriguez has been named the Daktronics Women’s Soccer NCAA Division II Central Region Player of the Year for the second straight season.  

  • Playoff puzzler

    Most of the time, predicting prep football playoff games is fairly simple. Usually, the pollsters get things mostly right, and once the seedings and matchups are set, the brackets play out predictably with few upsets.

    But as the Class 3A playoffs reach the quarterfinal round, it’s considerably more difficult to predict winners. Clear favorites?

    Impossible to say this year.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 18...

    FRIDAY
    Basketball
    • NMHU men vs. Midwestern State, 3 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.

    SATURDAY
    Basketball
    • NMHU men vs. Colorado College, 3 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.
    Cross country
    • NMHU (Nicaise Kazingo) in NCAA Division II Nationals, 9 a.m., Spokane, Wash.
    Football
    • Class 3A state playoffs: Robertson at Silver, TBA, Cobre
    Wrestling
    • NMHU at Nebraska-Kearney Open, 9 a.m., Kearney, Neb.

  • FYI - Sports - Nov. 18, 2011

    La Plaza Little League will be holding board elections at 4 p.m. this Sunday, Nov. 20, at  Rodriguez Park.  

    Las Vegas YABL registration for boys’ grades 3-7 runs Dec. 12 through Jan. 6 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Girls and co-ed K-2 registration concluded Nov. 7. For details and more information, visit the Rec or call Misty, 426-3191, or the center at 426-1739.
     

  • Mid-school mat mayhem
  • Perea to coach new EFL team

    Las Vegan Carlos Perea said he has agreed to become head coach of the New Mexico franchise of the fledgling Exclusive Football League, a professional organization with teams in several states.

    The EFL plans games beginning in the late winter of 2012. New Mexico plays at Ohio in March.

    Perea, a Robertson alumnus, founded the Las Vegas Outlaws team in 2007 and launched the Premier Football League, a merger of smaller independent leagues in the region, in 2010.

  • Go Fish - Nov. 18, 2011

    FISHING REPORT, NOV. 15
    This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    COYOTE CREEK: Flow is 1.5 cfs. No report.