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Today's Sports

  • Tigers, Eagles win XC Jam

    Los Lunas’ girls and Belen’s boys dominated the field in Saturday morning’s Meadow City Cross Country Jam held at a sun-splashed Rodriguez Park.

    For local schools Robertson and West Las Vegas, the meet was seen as more of a chance to get younger runners some experience — and at least in the WLV girls’ case — allowing some depth to shine through.

    Pecos, a regular in the Las Vegas meet, had a good day, placing third in the boys’ varsity race behind Belen and Peñasco.

  • Cougars edge Cowgirls 2-1

    The Highlands Cowgirls fought back from a 2-0 halftime deficit Sunday but the rally fell short in a 2-1 loss to visiting Colorado Christian.

    NMHU is 1-6 overall and 1-2 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play. CCU is 5-0-1 and 2-0.

    The Cougars struck early in the match when Mallorie Kenczewicz scored in the fifth minute. Jessica Smith added a goal at the 22:35 mark, and that would hold for the halftime score.

  • FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Cards...

    Robertson pitched a shutout Friday night, downing Taos 44-0 for a homecoming victory that squared the Cardinals' record at 2-2. RHS next visits Ruidoso to continue its non-district slate.

    Meanwhile, in Bayard, West Las Vegas scored a late touchdown to prevent a shutout at the hands of host Cobre. The Indians prevailed 45-6. WLV plays at Santa Fe Indian this coming week.

    New Mexico Highlands hosts Adams State at 6 p.m. Saturday, a rare evening game as the Cowboys seek their first win of the season.

  • RHS spikers sharp again

    Second place, 2009 Zia Classic, Roswell.

    Second place, 2009 Tournament of Champions, Santa Fe.

    Make room for those trophies in the case of the Robertson High volleyball team, which already has a couple of pretty ones, both in the school color of red, no less, on display.

    Those would be the runner-up trophies for the 2007 and ‘08 Class 3A state tournaments.

  • Los Alamos nips Robertson in...

    In making it to two championship games and one of the best records in Class 3A, Robertson has played some riveting volleyball this season. But the decisive fifth set Tuesday night against 4A power Los Alamos may have been the most exciting finish to date.

  • Meadow City Jam in town Saturday

    Robertson and West Las Vegas cross country teams will be showcased at home for the only time this regular season on Saturday, when the Meadow City Cross Country Jam takes place in town.

    The meet begins at 9 a.m. at the course, with RHS the official host.

    Freshman Brian Maestas, who paced the Cardinal boys in Taos a couple weeks back, is among the early leaders on the guys’ side.

    West Las Vegas has had depth issues on the boys’ side, but Jordan Lopez is another leader, fresh off a fifth-place finish (17:40) at West Mesa’s meet.

  • WEEKEND ROUNDUP: NMHU runners...

    Dual top-five finishes for the Highlands men’s and women’s cross country teams marked a successful Texas Tech Open on Friday.

    Both squads ran fifth out of 12 teams at the meet, held in Lubbock, Texas.

    “I was very pleased with how our women competed at Tech,” said coach Bob DeVries. “At the Lobo meet, we raced very tentative and got out slow. The women raced more aggressively this week and were not afraid to compete.”

  • So close! Cowboys lose by 2

    Every point mattered Saturday as host Western State edged New Mexico Highlands 21-19 in a meeting of two winless Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football teams in Gunnison, Colo.

    The Cowboys had drawn within two on a Jordan Mendoza-to-Kevon Williams 13-yard touchdown with 43 seconds left. But Wallace Lebrane fumbled on the ensuing 2-point conversion attempt.

    Earlier, the Mountaineers blocked a Luis Marin extra point kick that would have tied the game late in the third quarter.

    It’s as close as the Cowboys (0-4, 0-2 RMAC) have come to a win this season.

  • Vatos split on the road

    GUNNISON, Colo. — After defeating hapless Adam State College 32-0, the NMHU Vatos rugby club lost a close game 15-12 to host Western State College in Gunnison this past Saturday.

    It was the first time in 18 years and more than 40 matches that the Vatos (1-2) have lost to a fellow Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference rugby team.

    For his hard tackling and running, alumnus Ryan Means was the “Man of the Match” for the Vatos.

  • Homecoming triumph!

    It didn’t take long Friday night for the West Las Vegas Dons to end their scoreless drought.

    Five minutes and 25 seconds into West’s homecoming game with Crownpoint, George Martinez hit Spencer Parson for an 11-yard touchdown, giving the Dons their first points of the season.

    There would be more where that came from.

    Looking increasingly cohesive, the Dons scored six first-half touchdowns en route to a 49-6 victory in front of a couple thousand fans at Perkins Stadium.