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Today's Sports

  • Rangers, Cardinals in World...

    The Associated Press

    Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton in a matchup of MVP sluggers. Nelson Cruz and David Freese becoming bigger names with each home run swing. Pitching staffs full of shaky starters and shutdown relievers.
    Plus a Rally Squirrel and the Claw.

    The Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals, with a lot of symmetry, are all set to get acquainted in the World Series.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 19...

    WEDNESDAY
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls at Moreno Valley, 4 p.m., Angel Fire
    Volleyball
    • NMHU vs. University of the Southwest, 6 p.m., Wilson Complex

    THURSDAY
    Cross country
    • Mora, Pecos at Santa Rosa, 3 p.m., Santa Rosa
    Football
    • Vegas Bowl Jr.: West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Memorial Middle School, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    Volleyball
    • Robertson at Raton, 4 p.m., Raton

  • Turnovers costly for Cowboys

    The schedule officially got tougher on Saturday for the New Mexico Highlands football team (4-3, 2-3 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference).

    After a string of games decided — for better or worse — in the final minutes of regulation or overtime, the Cowboys lost 42-14 at Chadron State (Neb.).

  • NMHU spikers can’t slow 12th...

    A difficult three-night swing through the Denver area resulted in three defeats for Highlands’ volleyball team (8-13 overall, 3-9 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference).

    Highlands opened the trip Thursday with a 25-14, 25-23, 25-22 loss at No. 12 nationally ranked Metro State, which hit a blazing .365 and improved to 17-4 and 9-3 with additional weekend wins over Colorado State-Pueblo and Adams State.

    The Cowgirls got nine kills from Darian Mullen and eight by Dominique Benton.

  • Sixth straight win for Cowgirl...

    Janelle McGee scored twice and Julissa Rodriguez had one goal and one assist Friday night as Highlands’ women’s soccer team won its sixth straight match, a 3-0 shutout of visiting Colorado-Colorado Springs (7-6, 3-6).

    The Cowgirls ran their record to 8-6 overall and 6-4 in the RMAC.

    The Mountain Lions managed just three shots on goal, and all three were stopped by Bianca Contreres, the third goalkeeper the Cowgirls employed Friday.

  • Alive and digging

    West Las Vegas’ Larrissa Gallegos lunged forward, one arm in front of her, trying to beat the volleyball to the floor without skidding under the net nearby. She managed to do so, rolling in a somersault out of bounds. The ball’s trajectory, meanwhile, carried it up and over the net and somehow down neatly between two Robertson players on the other side.

    Match point. Game over.

  • Pecos’ Varela: Runner-up in Rio

    Pecos’ Antonio Varela tried the big-school race on for size Saturday in Rio Rancho — and almost won the darn thing.

    Varela finished second with a time of 15:32, just seven seconds off the winning pace set by Class 5A Cleveland’s Luis Martinez.

  • Soccer: Cards on a roll

    Three consecutive wins have Robertson boys’ soccer team riding a wave of momentum as the district schedule winds down.

    Coach Clarence Montoya’s Cardinals are 8-5 overall and 5-1 in district with a handful of matches left in the regular season, including home games Monday and Wednesday against Pojoaque and Peñasco and a makeup at Questa on Thursday.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 17...

    MONDAY
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., RHS field

    TUESDAY
    Volleyball
    • Pecos vs. Mora, 5:30 p.m., Sanchez Gym

    WEDNESDAY
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls at Moreno Valley, 4 p.m., Angel Fire
    Volleyball
    • NMHU vs. University of the Southwest, 6 p.m., Wilson Complex

    THURSDAY
    Cross country

  • Highlands men back in top 20

    New Mexico Highlands University returned to the national rankings in men’s cross country this week after a string of solid performances in recent meets.

    The Cowboys, coached by Bob DeVries in his 20th season, jumped up to No. 20 in the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association poll after being unranked the previous week.

    The poll was announced Wednesday by Tom Lewis of the USTFCCCA.