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Today's Sports

  • Looking ahead - sports

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • NMHU vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 3 p.m., Brandt Park
    • West Las Vegas at Portales, 5 p.m., Portales
    Softball
    • West Las Vegas at St. Michael’s Invite, TBA, Santa Fe
    Tennis
    • Robertson at Carlsbad Invite, 7:30 a.m., Carlsbad

    SATURDAY
    Baseball
    • NMHU vs. Colorado State-Pueblo (DH), noon, Brandt Park

  • FYI - Sports

    La Plaza Little League will have one final registration day from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at La Plaza fields. Ongoing registration is still available through Robert Alarcon (429-0963), Art Mondragon (617-5851), and Ernest Mondragon (429-0537).

  • WLV track meet is Saturday

    Track and field season returns to the Meadow City on Saturday morning with West Las Vegas High’s home invitational.

    Recent WLV home meets have had athletes brave cold temperatures and chilly winds, but they’ve also produced some state-qualifying times for participants.

    While Saturday’s forecast at the Herrera Complex is partly cloudy with a high of 62, teams are hoping for more of those strong performances, regardless of conditions.

  • Cowgirls hang tough but fall to...

    Eastern New Mexico’s softball team had just a little more Tuesday in a non-conference doubleheader sweep of New Mexico Highlands at Cowgirl Field.

    The Zias improved to 8-20, while their instate rivals fell to 6-21.

    ENMU pitchers Erin Roufosse and Amanda Lale combined to hold Highlands to seven hits in an 8-4 win in Tuesday’s game one.

    NMHU didn’t let the game get away, answering every Zia charge except the last — three unanswered runs in the top of the sixth inning.

  • RMAC honors Cowboy pitchers

    Three times this season, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference has honored a New Mexico Highlands athlete as its RMAC Pitcher of the Week.

    Kyle Sayers became the latest following his role in a 1-0 shutout of Nebraska-Kearney on March 12. Sayers handcuffed the Lopers to the tune of five hits and three walks, striking out five, over seven innings of shutout ball.

    Trent Evins and Jason Sirak are other Cowboy hurlers who have earned the RMAC Pitcher of the Week honor to date.

  • Sports Roundup

    Luna Community College softball hopped back over the .500 mark Wednesday with a road sweep of Adams State’s junior varsity, 16-11 and 11-8. Meredith Gilpin’s team is 12-11 overall.

    LCC baseball came close to its fourth win in a week Wednesday, falling at Trinidad State 7-6 in extra innings. TSJC won game one 8-1.

    Robertson softball improved to 3-3 Monday, defeating Española 7-5 on the road.

    Also in Española, West Las Vegas’ baseball team (6-4 overall) lost to the Sundevils 6-2.

  • Go Fish

    Editor’s note: 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.

    Fishing report, March 22
    Cimarron River: Flows below Eagle Nest Dam are 8.5 cfs and 9.1 cfs near Cimarron. Fishing conditions are slow due to water levels and cold weather.  

  • Locals go the distance

    Dramatic tape-measure shots played a key role in strong performances by the Robertson and West Las Vegas baseball teams this past weekend.

    The Cardinals captured a championship in a St. Michael’s tournament with wins over Española, Capital and Valencia — all Class 4A schools — in Santa Fe.

    And the Dons came back from a close defeat to Hope Christian by beating Kirtland Central and Cobre to take fifth place in the Aztec tournament.

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  • Bradley says she needed break

    While she acknowledges that her team’s early exit from this year’s state tournament was a disappointment, Aunna Bradley said her resignation from the Robertson girls’ basketball job she’d held for nearly a decade was in the works well before that.

    “I’ve been thinking about it for a few years,” she said. “I’m just tired ... I love basketball, and I don’t want it to get to the point that I don’t.”

  • Cage fights enthrall crowd

    A capacity crowd of mixed martial arts fans turned out to watch the aptly named “Vegas Fight Night” Friday at the Night Owl.

    “It was sold out to capacity,” said promoter Leroy “Tusa” Ortega. “I’m not sure what (attendance number) the fire department stopped it at. But we had to turn a few people away at the door.”

    The card was loaded with Meadow City fighters.