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Today's Sports

  • Birds soar at the Perk

    Estevan Vigil, Daniel Martinez and Linda Esquibel are representing the Meadow City in Monday’s elite Marilyn Sepulveda Invitational, gathering many of the state’s high-profile prep tracksters at the University of New Mexico track and field complex.

    It’ll be a moment in the spotlight as well as a short rest for them after Thursday’s successful New Mexico Highlands University-Puma Joe Abrams Classic.

    Vigil had a state-qualifying javelin throw, also winning in the long jump, 100-meter dash, 200 and 400.

  • Cowboys handle Regis

    Highlands baseball responded to another national top-10 ranking by extending its win streak to nine games — and 14 of its last 15 — with three straight at league foe Regis.

    The Cowboys won 8-5 in Friday’s nine-inning opener, following suit with 3-1 and 4-2 decisions on Saturday, all in Denver.

  • Grizzlies top Cowgirls

    New Mexico Highlands’ softball team battled the elements as well as the Adams State Grizzlies this past weekend in Alamosa, Colo.

    ASC won two of three games in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference series.

    The teams were set to play a four-game series but due to weather conditions on April 2 the games were called. The Cowgirls continued the first game that had already started along with the regular scheduled doubleheader on April 3, playing only three games in the series.

  • Cowboys face road challenge

    An extended road swing through Colorado looms as the next major challenge for the New Mexico Highlands baseball team.

    The Cowboys certainly seem to have made the most of their recent homestand. They’ve played nine of the last 13 at Brandt Park and have won 11 of their last 12. Highlands is 25-6 overall and 15-3 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

  • Gallegos glad to box in Las...

    You have a hard time finding New Mexico green chile in Finland.

    It’s one lesson of many learned by Shawn “The Educator” Gallegos, the Las Vegas-born professional boxer who has fought in Finland and a few other far-off places that lack such delicacies to which northern New Mexicans are accustomed.

    Gallegos makes his long-awaited return to the ring on Saturday, April 24, as part of “Boxeo en Las Vegas,” Crespin Promotions’ first pro boxing card in town.

  • All Pojo

    Pojoaque Valley played spoiler again this week for Las Vegas teams, this time on the baseball diamond.

    Robertson baseball lost a 13-12 nailbiter at Pojoaque on Tuesday, slipping to 8-6 overall and 1-3 in district. Coach Shannon Aragon’s Cardinals will host St. Mike’s in a Saturday doubleheader at Memorial Middle School field.

    On Monday, the Elks came back from an early deficit and pulled out an 8-6 win at West Las Vegas, snapping the Dons’ two-game streak.

  • Dons surprise Cards

    The error came for the West Las Vegas Dons baseball team, but this time they did not allow it to turn into several more. The team played focused, yet relaxed, and the Dons waited patiently for the payoff.

    The payoff?

    It came Saturday with a doubleheader sweep of Robertson. The third-ranked Cardinals fell 7-5 and 7-4 at WLV Field.

    West is 4-9 overall but 3-1 in District 2-3A entering the week; Robertson is 8-5 and 1-2, respectively.

    Both teams were to play Pojoaque early this week.

  • Cowboys complete sweep of Mines

    The 10th ranked Highlands baseball team made it a clean sweep of Colorado School of Mines on Saturday, downing the Orediggers 12-9.

    NMHU is 25-6 and 15-3 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

    David Bustillos and Jason Carr both went 4 for 5 to pace the Cowboy offense, helping reliever Tyler Shaddy (2-1) to a pitching win. The game was knotted at 9-9 midway through the eighth inning, but Carr hit a three-run homer — his 12th — to push Highlands forward.

  • RHS netters take own event

    Dual championship victories for the home teams were the order of the day Saturday in the Robertson Tennis Invitational.

    It’s the second tournament win in as many weekends for coach Juan Carlos Fulgenzi’s Cardinals, who also won in Carlsbad.

    The RHS Invite included teams from Belen, Portales, Raton and Sandia Prep as well as Robertson. West Las Vegas usually participates but is not fielding a team this year.

  • Cowboys bury Mines

    Jason Carr crushed a three-run homer to spark the Highlands Cowboys’ offense in the first inning of a four-game series against visiting Colorado School of Mines, and he and his team kept its recent streak of success rolling along.

    NMHU won Thursday’s opener 17-6, then swept CSM 10-2 and 4-3 on Friday at Brandt Park. The teams were to play a non-league tilt on Saturday after this issue went to press.

    Through Friday, Highlands is 24-6 overall and 14-3 in RMAC play, good for first place both in the RMAC Mountain Division and in the eight-team league as a whole.