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Today's Sports

  • Junior Las Vegas Bowl

  • Rodriguez goals fuel Cowgirl win

    Julissa Rodriguez was just two much for the Colorado School of Mines on Sunday.

    The New Mexico Highlands University junior scored two goals within a five-minute span in the first half, giving the Cowgirls a 2-0 road victory in Golden, Colo.

    Off to its best start, NMHU improved to 9-4-2 overall and 7-2-2 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women’s soccer standings. Mines slipped to 7-4-3 and 6-3-1.

  • Picks painful for ‘Pokes

    The theme around the New Mexico Highlands campus this past week was Think Pink.

    The Chadron State football team’s own spin on that was Think Pick.

    A couple of pivotal first-half interceptions by the visiting Eagles were critical in making Highlands (1-6, 1-4 RMAC) have to battle uphill, and CSC (4-3, 3-2) took a 41-19 win back to Nebraska.

    Chadron played bully on the line of scrimmage, enabling backs Glen Clinton and Dominic Morris to amass 134 and 108 rushing yards, respectively.

  • Cowgirls tame Lions

    With Friday’s 3-1 taming of Colorado-Colorado Springs’ Mountain Lions, the Highlands women’s soccer team won its second straight match.
    In fact, going into Sunday’s match vs. Fort Lewis, NMHU had not lost since Oct. 1. With the exception of a 1-1 tie at Nebraska-Kearney on Oct. 10, the Cowgirls (8-4-2, 6-2-2 RMAC) had won four in a row.

  • Beasties rebound

    It didn’t take long for the Robertson girls’ soccer team (11-7) to recover from this past Wednesday’s 3-1 loss to Taos. The self-dubbed Beastie Girls stunned fifth-ranked Portales 3-2 in overtime on Thursday, then blanked Pojoaque 5-0 on Saturday.


    On Thursday, Mikayla Maes nailed the game-winning goal off a pass from Tori Gallegos.


    Portales struck first, a Jenna Sievers goal in the 10th minute. Belen Romero tied it on a steal-and-score a couple minutes later.

  • Sartans air it out, quiet Cards

    St. Pius X senior Ian Maloney gained more than 200 receiving yards and caught three touchdown passes as the Sartans blasted visiting Robertson 33-6 Saturday at Albuquerque’s Milne Stadium.

    Billed as a clash between two probable state playoff teams in Class 4A (10th-ranked Pius) and 3A (fourth-rated RHS), the game mainly revealed the Sartans’ offensive balance.

  • Cowgirls, Lopers battle to...

    One hundred and ten minutes of soccer wasn’t enough to determine a victor as New Mexico Highlands (6-4-2, 4-2-2) and Nebraska-Kearney battled to a 1-1 stalemate Sunday afternoon in Kearney.

    The host Lopers (6-5-1, 4-2-1) drew first blood on Sara Downey’s rebound shot off the left post 40:06 in.

    The Cowgirls quickly replied; Ashley Kramer assisted Julissa Rodriguez 10 yards away from the net merely 41 seconds later. That was Rodriguez’s fourth goal of the season and her first in several matches after a hot start.

  • Grizzly beating for HU

    Unable to capitalize on the feel-good vibe from the previous week’s thrilling homecoming victory, the New Mexico Highlands football team stumbled to a 55-0 defeat Saturday at Adams State in Alamosa, Colo.

    Terjean Saffold scored four touchdowns — three on the ground and one through the air — for the Grizzlies (2-4, 1-3).

    The Cowboys (1-5, 1-3) were held to 110 offensive yards; Jordan Mendoza went 14 of 26 for 84 yards and three interceptions. Kevon Williams caught five passes but was contained to 14 yards.

  • HU spikers stay winless in league

    Sarah Dirmeyer whipped 11 kills — matching a match high — and made only three attack errors Friday night, but it was for naught as New Mexico Highlands lost in three games to visiting Western State College.

    The visiting Mountaineer women improved to 8-7 overall and 3-5 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, while NMHU slid to 4-13 and 0-8, respectively.

  • Jaguar Invite showcases LV...

    A third-place finish in this past Saturday’s Jaguar Invitational — behind only Littleton (Colo.) and Rio Rancho — is further evidence that this Robertson girls’ cross country team is for real.

    Kaitlin Hutchinson continued a stellar senior campaign with a third-place individual finish. The Lady Cardinals’ leader completed the 5-kilometer course at the Santa Fe Municipal Recreation Complex in 20 minutes, 45 seconds.