Today's Sports

  • HU men’s XC 6th in region

    Running with the big dogs is nothing new for the New Mexico Highlands University cross country program and longtime head coach Bob DeVries.

    With perennial national championship contenders Adams State and Western State in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, the competition is always intense and the bar is always set high.

    NMHU’s men ranked fifth among the 12 schools fielding a men’s cross country team according to a preseason coaches’ poll released Wednesday by the league’s Colorado Springs office.

  • Friday night lights back on for...

    Football season is back in the Meadow City this weekend.

    West Las Vegas opens the home schedule with Socorro Warriors coming into Perkins Stadium, while Robertson visits Portales. Both games kick off at 7 p.m. Friday.

    Additionally, the reborn Mora Rangers team is back from the dead and opening at Wingate on Friday night. Then, in six-man football, Wagon Mound’s cooperative effort with Roy and Mosquero plays host to Elida at noon on Saturday.

  • Peñasco outlasts Lady Dons

    Entertaining? Yes.

    Competitive? You bet.

    Promising? Sure.

    Victorious? Not this time.

    The first match of the Felix Flores Era of the West Las Vegas volleyball program took place Wednesday night at Gillie Lopez Gym, and the Lady Dons lost in five games to visiting Peñasco out of Class 2A.

    West rallied from a two-games-to-one deficit in the match to force a winner-take-all game five, and the Lady Dons promptly went ahead 8-1 as Larrissa Gallegos and Faith Romero each had successful attacks at the net.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports Aug. 26,...

    • Robertson at Portales, 7 p.m., Portales
    • West Las Vegas vs. Socorro, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • Mora at Wingate, 7 p.m., Fort Wingate
    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s tournament games: Dream Team vs. Balls Deep, 6 p.m.; Blaze vs. Buzzards, 7 p.m.; Vegas Boys vs. Yo Momma, 8 p.m., city complex
    • Mora, Pecos at Springer tournament, TBA, Springer


  • FYI - Sports

    Young American Football League registration is under way for the fall season. Forms can be picked up at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Registration fee is $65. Deadline to register is Friday, Aug. 26. Sports physicals are mandatory. Grades 3-4 are in juniors division; grades 5-6 in seniors division. Mandatory player evaluation is set for Saturday, Aug. 27, at Perkins Stadium; juniors at 8:30 a.m., seniors at 10:30 a.m.

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  • Go Fish - Aug. 26, 2011

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary. Extreme fire danger has prompted agencies to impose fire restrictions and closures on public and private lands across New Mexico. Please check for the latest information at nmfireinfo.wordpress.com or by calling the fire restrictions hotline at 877-864-6985.

    Fishing report, Aug. 23

  • First games of fall this week

    The calendar may still indicate summer, but for those competing in cross country, football, soccer and volleyball, the fall season is definitely here.

    West Las Vegas volleyball, now under the direction of Felix Flores, will open its schedule against Peñasco on Wednesday night at the Gillie Lopez Gym. Action begins with the junior varsity at 5 p.m., followed immediately by the varsity.

  • Xplosion softball on the rise

    Not ready to put their softball uniforms and gear on the shelf just yet, the Las Vegas Xplosion 11-and-under girls have one more tournament left before they’re ready to call it a summer.

    The team will compete in a U.S. Slowpitch Softball Association tournament this upcoming Labor Day weekend in Rio Rancho. Dozens of fellow traveling teams from across the region will join them for that event. “There could be around 45 teams from throughout New Mexico and the surrounding area playing,” said Angela Pino, the Xplosion manager.

  • Garcia coaching Robertson runners

    Juan Carlos Fulgenzi has had a hectic couple of months since taking the new activities director post at Robertson High School.

    The new position, part of a districtwide shuffle at Las Vegas City Schools, encompasses both athletics and other extracurricular activities, and Fulgenzi has had to make do without the help of former athletics assistant Rosanne Dimas, who was transferred to another department.

    There’s certainly been plenty to do this summer.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports August 24...

    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s tournament games: No. 1 seed vs. 4-5 winner, 6 p.m., 4-5 loser vs. 2-3 loser, 7 p.m., NMHU field
    • West Las Vegas vs. Peñasco (A,B), 5 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym