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Today's Sports

  • Chase intensifies - Eagles pose...

    Highlands’ biggest challenge to date, at least as far as the 2012 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football schedule is concerned, takes place this Saturday at Perkins Stadium.

    Chadron State is 5-2 overall, having lost only to non-conference foe Montana State and the current No. 1 team in the nation, Colorado State-Pueblo; the latter contest was decided by a touchdown, 45-38.

  • Rankings stay much the same

    Robertson and West Las Vegas football teams stayed in their same positions on NM Preps’ weekly gridiron poll released late Sunday.

    The Cardinals (3-3 overall, 1-0 District 2-3A), who defeated Pojoaque Valley 24-15 this past Friday, stayed at 11th. They play host to No. 3 Ruidoso (6-1) this Friday evening at Cardinal Stadium.

    The Dons (1-6, 0-1) picked up their first win in a 38-6 romp at Santa Fe Indian to hold on to the 16th spot. West is off this weekend.

  • ‘Boom Boom’ one busy boxer this...

    Amanda “Boom Boom” Crespin is making up for lost time —and then some.

    The Las Vegas professional boxer broke a bone in her hand in April, forcing her to take it easy for a while. But she quickly grew restless, itching to get back in the ring.

    “I told my manager, my dad (Carlos Crespin), that once I would get my cast off I planned on staying busy as much as possible. And that we have been!”

  • Youth Soccer - Oct. 19, 2012

    The following is this coming weekend’s schedule of Las Vegas Youth Soccer League matches.

    U6: Chivas vs. Earthquakes, Fire vs. Dynamo, Crew vs. Galaxy, United vs. Sounders, all at 8:45 a.m. Saturday at Commerce Street Park; Rapids have bye week

    U8: Barcelona vs. AC Milan, Bayern vs. Real Madrid, Hot Spurs vs. Mora, Juventus vs. Manchester City, all at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Commerce Street Park

  • Youth Football - Oct. 19, 2012

    The following is this coming weekend’s schedule of Las Vegas Young American Football League games, coordinated through the Las Vegas Recreation Department.

    Junior Division: Broncos vs. 49ers, 9 a.m. Saturday at Herrera Complex (WLV); Dolphins vs. Broncos, 9 a.m. Sunday at Cardinal Stadium (RHS)

    Senior Division: Cowboys vs. Rams, 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Herrera Complex (WLV); Lions vs. Cowboys, 10:15 Sunday at Cardinal Stadium (RHS)

  • Another blow for Lance Armstrong

    The Associated Press
    AUSTIN, Texas — Already an outcast in cycling after a massive doping report, Lance Armstrong absorbed hits much closer to home Wednesday: to his wallet and his heart.
    Armstrong was dumped by Nike, Anheuser-Busch and other sponsors, and he gave up the top spot at Livestrong, his beloved cancer-fighting charity, a week after an anti-doping agency released evidence of drug use by the seven-time Tour de France winner.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 19...

    Friday

    Football
    • Robertson vs. Ruidoso, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. Colorado School of Mines, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    Volleyball
    • NMHU vs. Colorado Christian, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Taos tournament, TBA, Taos

    Saturday

    Cross country
    • NMHU at RMAC championships, 10 a.m., Colorado Springs
    • Mora, Pecos, Robertson, West Las Vegas at Rio Rancho, 9 a.m., Rio Rancho

  • Cowboys up to 27th in poll

    A 6-1 start has the New Mexico Highlands University Cowboys climbing in the national rankings.

    This week, Highlands is unofficially 27th among NCAA Division II schools and on the verge of cracking the American Football Coaches Association poll, which officially recognizes the Top 25 teams.

    Highlands’ latest ascent in the poll came after the Cowboys pulled out a hard-fought 34-20 win at Adams State (4-3 overall, 2-3 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) this past Saturday in Alamosa, Colo.

  • Cowgirl soccer stuns No. 8...

    Two first-half goals in a fiery start by the New Mexico Highlands offense, combined with a stellar defensive effort — including an eight-save afternoon for goalkeeper Kayla Clarke — paved the way to the Cowgirls’ 2-1 upset of Metro State on Sunday at Perkins Stadium.

    It was a coveted signature win for NMHU; Metro State came into the match ranked No. 8 in NCAA Division II women’s soccer.

    The Cowgirls improved to 5-6-2 overall and 3-4-2 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. The Roadrunners are 10-3-1 and 7-2-1, respectively.

  • NLCS even as Giants prevail

    The Associated Press
    SAN FRANCISCO — The sight of Marco Scutaro on the ground in pain after getting flattened by Matt Holliday’s hard takeout was just the spark the San Francisco Giants needed.
    Scutaro even got into the act with his own big blow that helped the Giants end their home slide.