Today's Sports

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 14...

    • NMHU women vs. Colorado-Colorado Springs, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • NMHU at Regis, 7 p.m., Denver
    • Mora vs. Peñasco, 5:30 p.m., Montoya Gym

    Cross country
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas, Mora, Pecos at Rio Rancho Invite, 8 a.m., Rio Rancho
    • NMHU at Chadron State, noon, Chadron, Neb.

  • Local runners keep pace in...

    Though the races didn’t show full, healthy teams or peak performances for either Robertson or West Las Vegas cross country teams, this past Saturday’s Jaguar Invitational was still useful, coaches said.

    “I told them to go after the runners in our district and race with them,” said Robertson coach Pat Garcia.

  • Cowboys, Cowgirls race into top...

    Highlights from Saturday morning’s Metro State Cross Country Invitational in Denver:

    MEN’S 8K
    1. Carl Arnold, Metro State, 25:45
    2. Eiger Erickson, Metro State, 25:47
    3. Nicaise Kazingo, NMHU, 25:58
    4. Ismael Samano, NMHU, 26:03
    9. Justin Lueras, NMHU, 26:49
    10. Henrique Chavez, NMHU, 26:54
    12. Troy Madalena, NMHU, 27:03
    20. Alberto Espinoza, NMHU, 27:39
    23. Luis Chavez, NMHU, 28:11

    WOMEN’S 6K
    1. Ashley Rietman, Metro State, 23:30

  • Cowgirls back to .500 mark

    Breaking a 1-1 halftime stalemate with two unanswered second-half goals, the New Mexico Highlands women’s soccer team defeated Nebraska-Kearney on Sunday to reach the .500 mark through a dozen games.

    The Cowgirls are 6-6 overall and 4-4 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. UNK fell to 3-8-1, 1-6-1 in the RMAC.

    The Lopers’ Raleigh Mercer drew first blood with a goal in the 34th minute.
    Julissa Rodriguez answered roughly five and a half minutes later, nabbing her league-leading 10th goal of 2011.

  • Ferrill serves up life lessons...

    Luna Community College

    Former Highlands University football coach and NFL advance scout Carl Ferrill’s message to Luna Community College student-athletes on Thursday afternoon was clear and precise: be a good teammate and work within the team concept.

    Ferrill, who has won 13 championships during his 40 years in the coaching profession, emphasized the importance of communication.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 12...

    • NMHU women at Adams State, 3 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.
    • Pecos vs. Santa Fe Prep, 3:30 p.m., Sanchez Gym

    • Wagon Mound-Roy-Mosquero at New Mexico School for the Deaf, 5 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Robertson boys at Bernalillo, 4:30 p.m., Bernalillo
    • Robertson girls at Bernalillo, 3 p.m., Bernalillo

  • Mora volleyball outlasts Prep,...

    Saturday’s hard-fought five-set win over Santa Fe Prep and Monday’s sweep at Monte del Sol have the Mora Rangerettes sitting pretty in District 2-2A volleyball.

    The team hosts its “Dig Pink” night Friday when Peñasco visits Montoya Gymnasium; the evening is dedicated to breast cancer awareness.

    Mora’s win over Prep drew high praise from head coach Jacquelyn Sanchez.

  • Cowboys trip up in overtime...

    Homecoming heartburn.
    A fumbled handoff in overtime enabled Adams State to score the winning touchdown against New Mexico Highlands on Saturday night at Perkins Stadium.
    Final: 30-24 Grizzlies.
    The Cowboys slid to 4-2 overall and 2-2 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
    James Ackel rushed in from the Cowboy 9-yard line for the game-winner, getting past a tired, injury-thinned defense.

  • NMHU men 2nd at Metro

    Las Vegas Optic
    Putting five varsity runners in the top 12, the Highlands men’s cross country team had one of its best pack times in securing a runner-up team finish in Saturday morning’s Metro State Invite in Denver.
    Nicaise Kazingo (third place individually in 25:58) and Ismael Samano (fourth, 26:03) led the Cowboys, followed by Justin Lueras, Henrique Chavez and Troy Madalena. The pack time was 1:05.
    Host Metro won with 33 team points to NMHU’s 38.

  • Cowgirl spikers drop two

    Las Vegas Optic
    Angelina Pulu hit. 314 on her way to a match-high 15 kills to lead hard-hitting Western New Mexico past New Mexico Highlands in volleyball Thursday night at the Wilson Complex.
    Game scores were 25-19, 25-22, 25-17, WNMU.
    Darian Mullen led NMHU with 11 kills and six digs.
    WNMU is 10-6 overall and 6-2 in the RMAC.
    Saturday at Adams State in Alamosa, Colo., Highlands lost a narrow battle after taking the first set, 20-25, 25-20, 25-16, 26-24.