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Today's Sports

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  • Going places

    Up to now, the longest trip Las Vegan Kianna Gallegos can recall in her 13 years has been to Albuquerque and back.


    So her recent selection to play on a U.S. team that will compete internationally in Germany in the summer of 2011 is an understandable source of excitement for the youngster.


    Gallegos, a pitcher, will play as part of America’s Team, a group of youth softball players on something of an ambassador’s mission.

  • Wrestling legend Gable to speak

    Because of NCAA rules in existence at the time, Dan Gable was not allowed to wrestle for Iowa State his freshman year.


    Gable didn’t do too badly for himself once he got a chance to wear a Cyclones singlet for real. He won 181 of 182 collegiate matches, dropping only the last one.


    Then he went on to international competition and a lengthy and wildly successful run as a coach.

  • Commentary: New Luna coach has...

    A great sports legend once told me that athletics can be the best equalizer. Everybody has the same goal — that is to hold the blue trophy at the end of the season.


    Entering our sixth season in baseball, our Rough Riders are infants in America’s Game. But don’t talk limitations or excuses to the 2010-11 Luna Community squad. They are encouraged that this could be the year that the team finally reaches one of the most difficult goals for a young program—a winning record.

  • Cardinals advance to state...

    A 21-point third quarter cured all that ailed Robertson on Saturday in the state football quarterfinals.


    The Cardinals (9-2) overcame a three-point halftime deficit with renewed focus and came away with a 44-18 victory over visiting Hatch Valley and the accompanying prize — a spot in the Class 3A semifinals.


    RHS will play Lovington, a 42-26 winner over St. Michael’s. On the other half of the Class 3A bracket, Albuquerque Academy will meet Raton. Academy blasted Socorro 63-21, while Raton upset Silver 22-21.

  • Cowboys 8th in regional meet

    Nicaise Kazingo posted arguably his best effort of the season Saturday in the NCAA Division II Central Regional cross country championships, but it wasn’t quite enough for a return trip to nationals.


    Kazingo’s time of 32:12 in the men’s 10-kilometer race was good for 26th place overall in the toughest regional meet in Division II. And it set the pace for New Mexico Highlands, which finished a solid eighth as a team in the 19-team race, held in Wayne, Neb.

  • NMHU hoopsters open near century...

    Four Cowboys tallied double figures to help the New Mexico Highlands men’s basketball team (2-0) to a 97-67 season-opening rout of Oakwood (Ala.) on Friday in the first game of the Adams State College Bankers Classic in Alamosa, Colo.


    Thomas Manzano sank eight of 11 foul shots on his way to a game-high 19 points. Derek Freeman made all six of his field goals to finish with 14 points, and he blocked four shots. Ryan Daniels and Chris Newsome added a dozen points apiece.

  • Cowgirls sweep Nanooks in 2OT

    Double overtime. Double victories.


    The New Mexico Highlands women’s basketball team picked up its second win in as many nights this past Wednesday with a 90-84 double-overtime triumph at University of Alaska-Fairbanks.


    The Cowgirls (2-1) then lost 73-39 at 13th nationally ranked Alaska-Anchorage on Friday.


    Against UAF, Cimarron native Whitley Coca was a force for NMHU, putting up a team-high 20 points and snagging 12 rebounds.

  • Highlands runners take on...

    Coming off a respectable fifth-place finish at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Cross Country Championship meet, the Cowboys are looking for an even better performance at the NCAA Central Region meet this Saturday in Wayne, Neb.


    The Cowboy harriers upset the then 18th nationally ranked Nebraska-Kearney squad and came close to topping Metro State, a squad ranked as high as No. 14 this season, at the RMAC meet.
    NMHU head coach Bob DeVries says it will take an even better race at the regional meet to qualify for nationals.

  • Cards going Bear hunting

    Thus far, the Class 3A state football playoffs have been devoid of upsets.


    Hatch Valley is looking to change that trend Saturday afternoon when the Bears visit Cardinal Stadium.


    Fourth-seeded Robertson (8-2) hosts fifth-seeded Hatch (6-4) in what figures to be one of the better quarterfinals.


    The Bears rumbled past 12th seed Shiprock 48-6 this past Saturday in Hatch.


    As one of the top four seeds, RHS had the weekend off.