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Today's Sports

  • Cowgirl kickers All-RMAC

    Autumn Woods and Marci Johnson of New Mexico Highlands have been named to the third-team All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women’s soccer squad for fall 2012.

    Announcements were made Wednesday.

    Woods is a 5-7 sophomore midfielder from Mapleton, Utah. Both of her two goals were game-winners, and she had seven shots on goal.

    Johnson is a 5-3 sophomore forward from Lindon, Utah. She led NMHU in points with 17, tallying four goals and nine assists.

    The Cowgirls finished 6-10-2 overall and 4-8-2 in the league this season.

  • Youth Football - Nov. 2, 2012

    Submitted to the Optic

  • Cowgirls stun Division I Utah...

    The New Mexico Highlands women’s basketball team has a chance to make its weeklong, three-game road trip through Utah a winner with a victory at Utah State on Friday night in Logan.

    The Cowgirls earned a 67-62 exhibition win Wednesday at NCAA Division I Utah Valley in Orem, Utah, to even their preseason record at 1-1. Highlands lost at another Division I opponent, Southern Utah, on Monday night.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 2...

    Friday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women at Utah State, 7 p.m., Logan, Utah
    Cross country
    • District 4-2A championships, 3 p.m., TBA
    Football
    • Robertson at Taos, 7 p.m., Taos
    • West Las Vegas at Raton, 7 p.m., Raton
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Adams State, 7 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.

    Saturday
    Cross country
    • NMHU at NCAA Division II Central Regional, 10:30 a.m., Willis Case Golf Course, Denver

  • State: Lady Cards earn No. 4 seed

    The Robertson girls’ soccer team will be staying home when the first round of the state soccer tournaments takes place this weekend.
    But it’s good news.

  • NMHU men move to 2-0 in preseason

    Defense set up offense aplenty on Sunday as the New Mexico Highlands men’s basketball team throttled Virginia-Lynchburg 97-63 before a sparse but spirited crowd at the Wilson Complex.

    The Cowboys repeatedly used heads-up defense to force turnovers and score in transition, contributing to a 52 percent field goal accuracy in the team’s second win of the preseason.

    Erick Vega paced the scoring output with 19 points. Roland Fitch again had a double-double with 15 points and 10 boards, and Stuart Sullivan sank five threes to finish with 15 points.

  • Last XC tuneup in Santa Rosa

    Cross country season is nearing the home stretch — with district and state meets taking place over the next two weekends — and local runners got one last tuneup this past Thursday in Santa Rosa.

    Mora’s Alonzo Chavez raced to victory in the boys’ varsity division — his sixth win in eight meets.

    Mora placed second with 65 team points behind Pecos’ 43 in the boys’ race.

  • Last XC tuneup in Santa Rosa

    Cross country season is nearing the home stretch — with district and state meets taking place over the next two weekends — and local runners got one last tuneup this past Thursday in Santa Rosa.

    Mora’s Alonzo Chavez raced to victory in the boys’ varsity division — his sixth win in eight meets.

    Mora placed second with 65 team points behind Pecos’ 43 in the boys’ race.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 31...

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women at Utah Valley State, 7:05 p.m., Orem, Utah
    Soccer
    • RMAC tournament begins, teams, pairings, times and sites TBA

    Thursday
    Volleyball
    • Mora (A,B) vs. Peñasco, 5:30 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • Pecos (A,B) at Santa Fe Prep, 5 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Robertson (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona

    Friday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women at Utah State, 7 p.m., Logan, Utah
    Cross country

  • Highlands pulls away from Jackets

    SPEARFISH, S.D. — The Highlands Cowboys surged past Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference newcomer Black Hills State University 46-31 on Saturday in Spearfish, S.D., keeping the team alive in the league title hunt.

    Highlands (7-2 overall, 6-1 RMAC) battled both the Yellow Jackets and the wet and cold elements en route to the win. Despite having six turnovers in the game, the Cowboys regrouped offensively with one of their more balanced efforts.