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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Cardinals give six-game skid the...

    Seven was the lucky number for Clarence Montoya and his Robertson Cardinals soccer team.

    In the seventh match of the season Monday afternoon at Questa, the team broke a season-opening losing skid with an emphatic 10-0 romp that just may signal good times ahead.

    “It was over pretty quick,” Montoya said Monday night. “We had played well vs. Goddard (a 3-2 loss Saturday in Roswell), and the boys were ready to play.”

    Keen Martinez scored twice in that match, which Robertson led until “about 18 minutes to go,” Montoya said.

  • Cowgirl spikers hit roadblock

    The Cowgirl volleyball team got a taste of the competitiveness in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference this past weekend, traveling to the East Division to begin RMAC play. New Mexico Highlands came home having won one set out of their three matches.

  • Lady Cards take 2nd in Pecos

    Kaitlyn Hutchinson won her second race in as many weeks Saturday, leading her Robertson girls’ cross country team to another runner-up finish.

    This weekend the venue was the Pecos Panther Invitational.

    Hutchinson completed the course in 18 minutes and 19 seconds to take first in the girls’ varsity race. The RHS senior also won a week earlier in Taos.

    Robertson’s Alexis DeVries and Karleen Montaño ran close together to finish eighth and ninth individually with times of 19:30 and 19:40.

  • RHS girls golfers back on state...

    The Robertson girls’ golf team made the most of the team’s own RHS Invite on Sept. 13, qualifying their first leg of three needed for the state tournament with a score of 377.

    Individuals who shined included eighth-grader Joedy Quintana, shooting an individual qualifying score of 85, and Jamie Allen, who also shot a qualifying score with an 89.

    The Lady Cards’ team roster consists of Jamie Allen, Jayme Quintana, Shannen Lopez, Joedy Quintana and Jenna Rhoads.

  • Cowboys put scare into CSM

    Kevon Williams scored two touchdowns — one receiving, one on a long kickoff return to open the second half — for New Mexico Highlands in the Cowboys’ 49-21 loss to Colorado School of Mines on Saturday at Perkins Stadium.

    NMHU (0-3) played its best football of the season and led twice in a riveting first half marked by turnovers and resultant shifts of momentum.