Today's Sports

  • Quintana signs with Cowgirls

    The New Mexico Highlands women’s track and field program added another homegrown star to the fold on Wednesday, when West Las Vegas’ Jayme Quintana signed a letter of intent to continue her education and athletic career at NMHU.

    “It’s very exciting,” said Quintana. “Coach (Bob) DeVries really pushed me, telling me how much potential I have. And my family has encouraged me a lot.”

  • Train Robbers in town

    Las Vegas Train Robbers manager Casey Dill says he expects to field a team with potential to win a Pecos League championship — and possibly land a few players in major league ballclubs down the line.

    Of course, it’s easy to be optimistic during spring training. But Dill — who managed the now-defunct Las Cruces Vaqueros to the Pecos League finals in 2012 — does know something about baseball talent.

  • Mora’s Chavez hunts a trifecta

    Finding motivation to run hard hasn’t always been simple this season for Mora’s Alonzo Chavez.

    Chavez has dominated the distance events, and in the absence of close rivals, he’s found himself alone in the front of the pack more often than not.

    This weekend, however, there is a clear motivation — the possibility of a sweep in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 at the Class 1A-2A state track and field championships. UNM’s track complex plays host to the small-school state meet Friday and Saturday.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 10...

    • NMHU at RMAC tournament, TBA, Grand Junction, Colo.
    • Class 3A state tournament: Robertson vs.  Shiprock, 3 p.m., TBA; West Las Vegas at Sandia Prep, 4 p.m., Albuquerque
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    • Class 3A state tournament: Robertson at Lovington, 5 p.m., Lovington
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    • State tournaments TBA, Albuquerque
    Track and field

  • Cowgirls third in RMAC outdoor...

    GOLDEN, Colo. — Michelle Traynham’s stadium record javelin throw of 41.75 meters helped New Mexico Highlands to a third-place finish in the 2013 RMAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships this week.

    Adams State (178 points) and Western State Colorado (156.5) were the only teams ahead of NMHU in the women’s standings.

  • Go Fish - May 10, 2013

    Charette Lakes: Fishing was good using Power Bait, worms and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on perch.  
    Cimarron River: Water flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 28 cfs. Trout fishing was good using Panther Martins, elk hair caddis, Cimarron specials, Cimarron worms, salmon eggs and worms. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was fair using assorted spinners, salmon eggs and Power Bait.

  • State brackets set


    In their fight for respect in the state baseball ranks, the Robertson Cardinals took a leap forward this season under first-year head coach Ken Sandoval.

    The Redbirds (19-7 overall) earned the highest state tournament seeding in recent history at No. 4 and will host a first-round Class 3A state tournament best-of-three series against Shiprock beginning Friday afternoon and continuing on Saturday.

    Game times will be announced later this week.

  • Lady Dons: District golf champs

    Las Vegas Optic

    The sister act of Jayme and Joedy Quintana was in top form Monday, with both shooting in the 80s to place in the top four and lead West Las Vegas to the District 2-3A girls’ golf team title.

    Jayme Quintana shot an 81 to take home an individual girls’ title by a five-stroke margin; Joedy was fourth with an 88.

  • Cowboys No. 3 seed in RMAC

    The long-awaited “second season” begins Wednesday for the New Mexico Highlands baseball team (28-22 overall, 24-16 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference).

    NMHU is the No. 3 seed in the RMAC tournament and plays No. 4 Regis. Whoever prevails advances to play either No. 2 Colorado State-Pueblo or No. 5 Metro State at 7 p.m. Thursday. The loser plays in a 3:30 p.m. Thursday game against whoever wins the first-rounder between No. 1 Colorado Mesa and No. 6 Colorado School of Mines.

  • Little League - May 8, 2013

    Las Vegas Optic