Today's Sports

  • Judo taking hold in Vegas

    Taking up any type of martial arts may be intimidating for a lot of people.

    Whether it’s the physical exertion and mental discipline required or the prospect of engaging in hand-to-hand combat that spooks some folks, it would seem not to be an activity for everyone.

    Or is it?

    Bob Bell, a sensei who oversees local judo classes with the help of instructor Christian Montaño, contends that judo is something many people — of varying ages, backgrounds and existing physical activity levels — can learn and enjoy.

  • New coach building with frosh

    “We want our players to win on the field, we want our players to win in the classroom, and we want our players to win in the community.”

    It’s first-year New Mexico Highlands University head football coach Jeff Mills’ mantra as he tackles what figures to be a challenging construction project starting with camp this spring.

  • District races shaping up

    Several Robertson softball players shared top billing for their team’s emphatic 20-7 rout at district foe Taos on Tuesday evening.

    Pitcher Samantha Pino limited Taos to three hits.

    She had plenty of run support from the Lady Cardinal offense. Ashlea Lujan smashed two home runs to finish 4 for 4 at the plate. Kendra Duran pushed her season home run total to 10 with two long bombs in going 3 for 4. And Alicia Jaramillo also was 3 of 4 in what has been a fine senior campaign.

  • Luna teams still alive for...

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Both the Luna Community College and baseball and softball teams remain in the hunt for postseason play.

    In baseball, the top four of 10 teams in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference advance to the postseason and the top six of eight teams in softball advance. Currently, both the baseball and softball teams are in sixth place.

  • Elite meet
  • Last mile
  • Go Fish - April 17

    Fishing report, April 14

    Conchas Lake: Fishing was fair to good using minnows for crappie. Fishing was good using jerk baits, swim baits, worms and tubes for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was good using crank baits, swim baits, jerk baits, spinners and grubs for white bass. We had no reports on other species. Surface water temp in the mid to high 50s.

  • Youth Soccer - April 17

    The following are upcoming games scheduled by the Las Vegas Youth Soccer League:

    APRIL 16-19

    All U6 games are played at 9 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.

    Italy vs. Mexico, Field 1; Croatia vs. Greece, Field 2; Chile vs. Russia, Field 3; Peru vs. USA, Field 4

    All U8 games are played at 10 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - April...

    • LCC at New Mexico Military (DH), noon, Roswell
    • NMHU at Adams State, 3 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Mora, 3 p.m., WLV
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces, 7:35 p.m., Reno, Nev.
    • LCC vs. Frank Phillips (DH), 1 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Robertson at Taos tourney, 8 a.m., Taos
    Track and field
    • Robertson hosts Meadow City Invitational, 3 p.m., Cardinal Stadium


  • Heptathlon: Slack third in world

    NMHU Sports Information

    Salcia Slack blasted her own NCAA Division II record in the heptathlon (set last season) with 6,141 points this past weekend at the Jim Click Combined Events in Arizona, rising to third in the world in the event, according to the International Association of Athletic Federations.

    The New Mexico Highlands senior easily leads Division II and is second to only Georgia’s Quintunya Chapman (by just five points) in the NCAA.