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Today's Sports

  • Inspired effort gives Billikens...

    By Antonio Gonzalez
    AP Sports Writer

  • Mavs get tough vs. NMHU

    The 17th ranked Colorado Mesa baseball team asserted itself with a series win over visiting New Mexico Highlands, taking the first three games over their archrivals at Suplizio Field in Grand Junction.

    NMHU dropped to 14-11 overall and 10-5 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference heading into Sunday’s game four.

    Mesa (18-5, 12-1) won Friday’s nine-inning opener 11-6, then swept a doubleheader 11-1 and 4-1 on Saturday.

  • Vatos rugby wraps up home slate

    Officially, New Mexico Highlands University’s Vatos rugby side scored a 28-0 forfeit win over Las Cruces on Saturday.

    Unofficially, it was a lot closer but also encouraging for the Vatos.

    Playing on in an exhibition match, in which the Vatos lent a few players to the shorthanded visitors, the home team recorded a 33-24 victory.

  • Cardinal sluggers second at St....

    Out-of-town tournament play marked a busy weekend for Las Vegas’ high school baseball and softball teams.

    Robertson baseball (5-2) tangled with Cobre for the tournament championship of the Jim Pierce Memorial Invite hosted by St. Michael’s in Santa Fe.

    Cobre won a tough one for the Cardinals, 14-6.

    It’s been a strong start for first-year coach Kenneth Sandoval and the Redbird sluggers, who’ve pitched well and figure to get even better with the return of several players from basketball.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March...

    Monday
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    Softball
    • West Las Vegas at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    Tuesday
    Sofball
    • LCC vs. Otero JC (DH), 1 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Robertson at Española Valley (DH), 3 p.m., Española
    Tennis
    • Robertson vs. Hope Christian, 3 p.m., Fulgenzi Complex
    Track and field
    • Memorial Middle School Invite, TBA, Cardinal Stadium

  • Greyhounds edge Cowboys

    Eastern New Mexico won its fourth game in six tries this season against New Mexico Highlands on Tuesday evening, pulling out a 6-4 decision in Portales.

    NMHU is 14-8 overall; ENMU improved to 12-10.

    Down 6-3 going into the ninth inning, Highlands looked to rally but generated just one run against the pitching of Greyhounds closer Ryan Pruitt, who picked up the save.   

  • Highlands grapplers academic...

    Three New Mexico Highlands wrestlers are among the 2012-13 NCAA Division II All-Academic Wrestling Teams announced at the recent NCAA Division II National Championships in Birmingham, Ala.

    The NMHU wrestlers selected are Easton Hargrave, a human performance and sport major with a 3.57 grade point average; Igor Gomzin, an accounting major with a 3.88 GPA; and Justin Rockhill, a forestry major with a 3.26 GPA.

    All three wrestlers will be returning to the team next season.

  • Youth Soccer - March 22, 2013

    Las Vegas Optic
    Las Vegas Youth Soccer League’s spring season commences this weekend with a full lineup of matches. The spring season resumes play from the fall and runs weekly through May 18-19.
    This weekend’s matchups are as follows:

    U6 Division
    Matches played Saturday, March 23, at Commerce Street fields
    Fire vs. Earthquakes, 8:30 a.m., Field 1
    Dynamo vs. Rapids, 8:30 a.m., Field 2
    Crew vs. Sounders, 8:30 a.m., Field 3
    Chivas vs. United, 8:30 a.m., Field 4

    U8 Division

  • Crespin fights next weekend

    Las Vegas professional boxer Amanda Crespin is scheduled to be back in the ring next weekend.

    Crespin fights as part of Chavez Promotions’ “Warehouse Rumble III,” on Friday, March 29, at Albuquerque’s Wool Warehouse.

    Doors open at 6 p.m., and first bell will ring at 7.

    Crespin (7-4-1, two wins by knockout) will go six rounds with rival featherweight Nohime Dennison (4-2-2). Dennison defeated Crespin in two previous encounters.

  • March Madness - Bracketology: It...

    By Eddie Pells
    AP National Writer

    Professor Michael Magazine is upending the logical world of math with a good dose of March Madness.

    Magazine teaches a new class called Bracketology at University of Cincinnati, the home of the 10th-seeded Bearcats, where 33 business students are spending the semester trying to make sense out of what can feel nonsensical at times — the art of filling out an NCAA tournament bracket.