Today's Sports

  • Regis 2, NMHU 0 - Cowgirls...

    Regis’ stingy defense limited New Mexico Highlands to just four shots on goal — with none finding the net — in a 2-0 win Wednesday night at Perkins Stadium.

    The match was part of the opening round of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women’s soccer tournament.

    New Mexico Highlands and coach Justin Wagar finished 9-7-3 overall and 7-7-1 against RMAC opponents. Regis improved to 9-7-2 and 7-6-2, respectively, advancing to the tournament semifinals.

  • Vegas Bowl - Both teams battered...

    West Las Vegas’ football locker room has looked  an awful lot like a MASH unit this fall.

    Robertson’s has had more than its share of injuries as well as attrition due to other reasons.

    It’s not what either side was hoping for, heading into the last game of the regular season, with the Class 3A playoffs looming just ahead.

  • West to host 2-3A volleyball...

    Third-seeded Raton held serve on its home court late Wednesday, sweeping fifth-seeded Taos and earning a shot at the West Las Vegas Lady Dons in Friday night’s District 2-3A volleyball semifinal.

    West Las Vegas, off since Oct. 29, is 15-5 overall and 6-2 in district. The Lady Dons’ only 2-3A defeats came against longtime thorn-in-the-side Pojoaque.

    Friday’s winner advances to play regular-season champ Pojoaque Valley at 7 p.m. Saturday at Ben Lujan Gymnasium in Jacona.

  • Of note...

    Several key out-of-town sporting events of local interest  mark this weekend:

    • NMHU cross country competes in NCAA Division II South Central Regional on Saturday morning in Canyon, Texas, with nationals berths at stake.

    • State cross country championships unfold Saturday in Rio Rancho.

    • Vatos rugby (5-0) wraps fall slate at Red Rocks, Denver.

  • M&M
  • Vegas Bowl: The scores

    1958: RHS (Jim Colclazier) 12,
        WLV (Ernie Abreu) 0
    1959: WLV (Ernie Abreu) 43,
        RHS (Joe Singleton) 0
    1960: RHS (Joe Singleton) 20,
        WLV (Frank Herrera) 7
    1961: RHS (Joe Singleton) 13,
        WLV (Frank Herrera) 0
    1962-64: No RHS-WLV games
    1965: RHS (Joe Singleton) 14,
        WLV (Frank Herrera) 7
    1966: WLV (Frank Herrera) 15,
        RHS (Joe Singleton) 8
    1967: WLV (Frank Herrera) 13,

  • Winter 2013-14 sports schedule

    Saturday, Nov. 9
     • NMHU women at University of the Southwest, 6 p.m., Hobbs
     • Memorial Middle School girls at Taos, 10 a.m., Taos
    Monday, Nov. 11
     • NMHU men vs. Portland Bible College, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    Tuesday, Nov. 12
     • NMHU women at Northern New Mexico, 6 p.m., Española
     • Memorial Middle School girls vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., MMS
    Wednesday, Nov. 13

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 8...

    • NMHU vs. Adams State, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • District 2-3A tournament semifinal: Wednesday’s winner at West Las Vegas, 7 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    • NMHU women vs. University of the Southwest, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Memorial Middle School girls at Taos, 10 a.m., Taos
    Cross country
    • NMHU at NCAA Division II South Central Regional, 10 a.m., Canyon, Texas
    • State championships, 8 a.m., Rio Rancho

  • Punching pals - Childhood...

    With the hard rock — Def Leppard’s “Gods of War,” to be specific — cranked up at top volume on a nearby sound system, longtime friends Arturo Crespin and Fidel Maldonado Jr. set their camaraderie aside.

    Then they began punching each other.

    It’s hardly unusual for reunions of these two to involve such violence. And this past Sunday, each of them welcomed the opportunity to slam his fists into the other and to be treated in kind.

    It’s what they do.

  • RMAC: Cowgirls host Regis

    The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women’s soccer tournament is coming to Las Vegas.

    New Mexico Highlands University will host a first-round match with Regis at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Perkins Stadium.

    The Cowgirls (9-6-3 overall) earned a No. 4 seed in the tournament by finishing 7-6-1 in RMAC play. Regis is 8-7-2 and 6-6-2, respectively, getting into the tourney as the No. 5 seed.