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Today's Sports

  • Cowgirls’ upset bid falls short

    It wasn’t a repeat of the last meeting, but it wasn’t the signature upset they were hoping for, either.


    New Mexico Highlands kept things close in a 2-0 loss Sunday to Fort Lewis College, which came into Perkins Stadium as the No. 5 ranked women’s soccer team in NCAA Division II.


    The Skyhawks (15-1-1) had vanquished NMHU 6-0 back on Oct. 1 in Durango, Colo. At that time, they were the 11th rated team in the nation.

  • Dons triumph on final play

    Martin Blea’s prayer of a pass to Jared Morales with no time left in regulation gave West Las Vegas a dramatic 29-23 victory over Taos on Friday night at Perkins Stadium.


    The increasingly resilient Dons (2-6 overall, 1-0 District 2-3A) came back after trailing three times in the game.


    “We’re moving in the right direction,” WLV coach Mike Ulibarri told KNMX’s Richard Tripp in the postgame radio show. The Dons are tied with Robertson for first place in 2-3A; games at Raton and vs. Robertson remain.

  • Cardinals handle No. 6 Raton

    Robertson’s defense all but handcuffed the highly touted arm of Raton quarterback Dustin Walton in a 32-13 bodyslam Friday night at Cardinal Stadium.


    On Senior Night for the Cardinals, upperclassman quarterback and linebacker Daniel Martinez stole the show from Walton, who has agreed to attend and play for the University of New Mexico Lobos next fall. Martinez intercepted two passes from his Raton counterpart and overcame his own shaky start on offense.

  • Home run: Kirui a champ as NMHU...

    Running in his first home meet ever as a Highlands Cowboy, Moses Kirui cruised to a decisive individual victory on a chilly Saturday morning at the Gene Torres Golf Course.

    Mora’s Henrique Chavez, now a Highlands freshman, was welcomed at the finish line by family members and his old coach.

    Pecos native Ashley Quintana, a veteran of the champion Adams State roster, had her share of well-wishers present as she raced to a women’s title.

    So THIS is how a home cross country meet feels!

  • Robust crowd cheers on Vegas...

    Memorial Middle School’s strong start propelled the team to a 46-16 win over West Las Vegas in a battle of unbeatens Thursday in front of a mostly full Perkins Stadium.

    Marcelo Cedillo opened the scoring on an 11-yard touchdown run with 3:29 left in the first quarter; Dominic Lucero’s 2-point conversion made it 8-0 MMS.

    Cedillo did it again, this time on a 2-yard plunge with 6:27 to go in the half.

  • A good night for local spikers

    West Las Vegas moved closer to clinching first place in the district. Robertson looked solid in a sweep. And all told, Saturday night was good to Meadow City volleyball.

    At Gillie Lopez Gym, Jacquelyn Sanchez’s Lady Dons played catch-up all evening against Raton before taking control in the decisive fifth set, 19-25, 25-18, 8-25, 25-23, 15-6.

    Game four almost went Raton’s way, but Elena Armijo sparked the Lady Dons late and served an ace to give West game point. Raton then mishandled a Vanessa Lucero attack.

  • NMHU soccer topples Mesa

    Highlands’ women’s soccer team hosted the Mavericks from Mesa State College on what turned out to be a frigid Friday. In the end, the Cowgirls came away with the win with a score of 2-0, their fourth shutout — and 10th victory — of the year.

    The Cowgirls and Mavericks battled back and forth in a physical game just to stay off the ground. The Cowgirls had 17 fouls on the game as the Mavericks came away with 13 fouls.

    Highlands outshot the Mavericks 14-12.

  • Lady Cards soar on Senior Day

    In girls’ soccer action this past week, Robertson outshot Moreno Valley 27-1 en route to a 7-0 shutout on Senior Day at RHS Field.
    But the Lady Cards fell 4-3 in overtime to Taos Saturday in a match that decided the district championship.


    “We had a slow start in the first half (Wednesday) trying a new formation in the lineup,” said RHS coach Ray Parks.

  • Lopers pull away from ‘Pokes

    The 12th ranked team in NCAA Division II football, Nebraska-Kearney won its 16th consecutive Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference regular-season football game Saturday at the expense of visiting New Mexico Highlands.


    The Cowboys played fairly close much of the game, but the Lopers, aided by a couple of key turnovers, pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 38-13 final.


    NMHU (1-7, 1-5 RMAC) trailed just 21-13 at halftime and 24-13 to start the final period.

  • Cowgirls 5th in Central

    Winners of three straight and five of the last six matches, the New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls are rated fifth in the latest NCAA Division II Central women’s soccer rankings.


    The Cowgirls are 9-4-2 overall and 7-2-2 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference as they prepare to host a three-match homestand to close the regular season. First up, they host Mesa State at 3 p.m. Friday.

    Then they play Fort Lewis at 1 p.m. Sunday before taking on Colorado State-Pueblo next Friday the 29th, all at Perkins Stadium.