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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • RHS' soccer enjoys blowouts

    Back-to-back blowout victories were on the menu as the Robertson boys’ soccer team got some long-awaited home cooking this past week.

    On Monday afternoon, the Cardinals enjoyed a scoring smorgasbord in a 10-0 win over Peñasco.

    Keen Martinez and Henry Robertson each scored a three-goal hat trick, and Brandon Trujillo added two goals and two assists for Robertson.

    The Cardinals and head coach Clarence Montoya hope to win out their remaining games and clinch another district championship.

  • Penalties help Rams stuff Dons

    With the usually staunch Portales Rams having a down year, the West Las Vegas football team was hoping to pick up a rare “W” at Blackwater Draw on Friday night.

    Instead, they rode away mulling another difficult defeat.

    The host Rams won 44-6, aided by a slew of penalties that hampered the Dons’ efforts most of the evening. West showed fight on both sides of the ball, but more often than not its progress on offense was negated by procedural penalties.

  • Soccer Cards blow out Questa

    Jalen Martinez and Henry Robertson each rang up a hat trick Saturday for the Robertson Cardinal soccer team in a10-0 crushing of Questa at RHS field.

    Clarence Montoya’s Redbird crew hosts Peñasco on Monday, looking to stay on track for a district title.

    Martinez, assisted by Aaron Padilla, struck in the second minute Saturday. Then, over a span of 10 minutes RHS scored five times, beginning with Keen Martinez’s goal in the eighth minute. Jalen Martinez, Henry Robertson (twice) and Fabian Duran stretched the lead to 6-0.