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Today's Sports

  • Blea shines in Dons' defeat

    Exploiting a slew of West Las Vegas turnovers, the Cobre Indians hijacked the Dons’ homecoming game for a 33-14 victory Friday night at Perkins Stadium.

    The versatile Martin Blea had a hand in both WLV touchdowns, returning a kickoff 90 yards for one score and passing to Jayvis Medrano for another to the delight of the green-and-gold faithful.

    The Dons had their chances, but turnovers made them slip out of reach.

  • Prep runners chart new course

    There might be some mixed reviews about the newly mapped Meadow City Invitational cross country course, but Pecos’ Antonio Varela probably has few complaints.

    Varela breezed to an individual boys’ varsity title Saturday morning, his time of 16:44 giving him a 23-second cushion over runner-up Stephen Carbajal of Belen.

  • Cards spoil Capital homecoming

    Showing ability to get it done through the air as well as via the old-fashioned ground game, Robertson put a 43-0 hurting on Santa Fe Capital on Friday night, putting a damper on the Jaguars’ homecoming festivities.

    Coach Leroy Gonzalez’s Cardinals are ranked second in the New Mexico High School Coaches’ Association poll and third in the New Mexico GameDay poll conducted by KOB-TV. Their lone defeat to date came Sept. 3 at top-ranked Lovington.

  • Beasties blow out Desert Academy

    Desert Academy’s girls’ soccer team sounded almost exhilarated at halftime of their match at Robertson on Tuesday.

    By the end of the game, it was a different story.

    After leading by a 1-0 margin at the break, the host Lady Cardinals exploded for seven second-half goals to take an 8-0 win.

    Elena Martinez, who’d broken the ice with a first-half goal, ended up with a total of two scores and one assist.

  • Cowgirl soccer 7th in region

    The strong start by New Mexico Highlands women’s soccer has gained some attention.

    The Cowgirls (3-2-1) are tied for seventh in this week’s National Soccer Coaches Association of America rankings of women’s teams in the NCAA Division II Central Region. The rankings were released Tuesday.

  • Vatos champs in RMAC tournament

    The New Mexico Highlands  Vatos rugby team began its 2010-11 season by winning the “Poundin’ in the Mountain” Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference rugby tournament hosted this past weekend by  Western State College in Gunnison, Colo.

    As the fourth-ranked team in men’s Division 3 of the Western USA Rugby Union, historically the Vatos have only lost two of 42 games to other RMAC rugby teams. This time the Vatos downed Fort Lewis College 40-0, WSC Team 2 28-0, and WSC Team 1 15-7 in the finals on Sunday.

  • Homecoming: Dons host Cobre

    Getting back on the winning track is a homecoming goal for the West Las Vegas Dons, but it’s unlikely Cobre will be a willing sacrificial lamb.

    Cobre owns a 13-0 victory over Ruidoso, the team that handed West a 42-0 defeat last weekend at Perkins Stadium.

  • Cowboy runners No. 7 in region

    New Mexico Highlands’ men’s cross country team is ranked seventh in this week’s national poll, moving up a spot from a week earlier.

    The latest U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association rankings, released Wednesday, have the Highlands men as one of seven Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference teams in the top 10 of the NCAA Division II Central Region.

  • West XC shines at Manzano

    Good pack times helped West Las Vegas take a pair of top 10 finishes in this past weekend’s Manzano Invitational cross country meet in Albuquerque.

    West’s girls placed sixth and the boys 10th in a field loaded with Duke City schools and several other notable teams.

    “We ran pretty good; the competition was good,” said WLV coach Leroy “Caro” Armijo.

  • HU women's soccer ties Metro

    Tying an opponent is supposed to be akin to kissing your sister. You don’t get much out of it.

    That’s not the case, though, for the New Mexico Highlands women’s soccer team, which forged a 1-1 tie with Metro State College of Denver — the No. 3 ranked team in NCAA Division II — on Sunday at Perkins Stadium.

    Going the distance with the third-ranked team in the country? A tie feels pretty good to the Cowgirls.