Today's Sports

  • Last XC tuneup in Santa Rosa

    Cross country season is nearing the home stretch — with district and state meets taking place over the next two weekends — and local runners got one last tuneup this past Thursday in Santa Rosa.

    Mora’s Alonzo Chavez raced to victory in the boys’ varsity division — his sixth win in eight meets.

    Mora placed second with 65 team points behind Pecos’ 43 in the boys’ race.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 31...

    • NMHU women at Utah Valley State, 7:05 p.m., Orem, Utah
    • RMAC tournament begins, teams, pairings, times and sites TBA

    • Mora (A,B) vs. Peñasco, 5:30 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • Pecos (A,B) at Santa Fe Prep, 5 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Robertson (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona

    • NMHU women at Utah State, 7 p.m., Logan, Utah
    Cross country

  • Highlands pulls away from Jackets

    SPEARFISH, S.D. — The Highlands Cowboys surged past Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference newcomer Black Hills State University 46-31 on Saturday in Spearfish, S.D., keeping the team alive in the league title hunt.

    Highlands (7-2 overall, 6-1 RMAC) battled both the Yellow Jackets and the wet and cold elements en route to the win. Despite having six turnovers in the game, the Cowboys regrouped offensively with one of their more balanced efforts.

  • Vegas Bowl Jr. - Taos shuts out...

    Except for a backbreaking six-minute span that began in the final minute of the third quarter Friday night, West Las Vegas played Taos quite evenly, showing signs of progress in what has been a trying season.

    That window of time was all it took for the visiting Tigers to pull away, however. Taos is 6-2 and looking to grab the District 2-3A title, and West is 1-7 and wondering how close it could have been.

    Andres Lujan led a good pass rush for the Dons with a couple of sacks, and Frankie Palacio and Joshua Hidalgo also came through with heads-up defensive play.

  • Second half boosts Cards

    All three facets of Robertson’s game were clicking Friday night in the Cardinals’ 30-14 triumph over longtime district rival Raton.

    The Cards’ dynamic duo in the backfield, Dominic Lucero and James Gonzales, each rushed for two touchdowns and combined for more than 200 yards on the ground.

    The RHS defense had young players making a large impact as well.

  • Cowboy hoopsters edge Griffins...

    The NMHU Cowboys started their 2012-13 campaign on solid note taking down the Griffins of Westminster College by a final score of 89-85 in front of a raucous crowd in the John A. Wilson Complex on Friday night in their first exhibition game of the season.

    The Cowboys and the Griffins battled throughout the game, trading the lead throughout the first half. The Pokes went into the halftime break leading 47-45.

  • Finish line
  • Crespins earn titles

    Las Vegas’ boxing siblings, Arturo and Amanda Crespin, returned to the Meadow City with a pair of championship belts over the weekend.
    Each strap was earned in a different manner.

    Arturo “El Toro” Crespin stopped Jose Cruz Garcia (3-5-1) in the sixth round of their scheduled eight-round match on Saturday night at the Kiva Auditorium in Albuquerque. The official ruled a technical knockout in Crespin’s favor at the 2:27 mark in that round.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 29...

    • NMHU women at Southern Utah, 7 p.m., Utah

    • Pecos (A,B) vs. Monte del Sol, 5:30 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • Robertson (A,B,C) at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    • NMHU women at Utah Valley State, 7:05 p.m., Utah
    • RMAC tournament begins, teams, pairings, times and sites TBA


  • Historic victory for Vatos