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Today's Sports

  • Grizzlies win turnover battle,...

    Two quick turnovers led to Adams State points Saturday evening, setting the tone for New Mexico Highlands’ homecoming defeat by a 27-7 count at Perkins Stadium.

    Highlands is 0-5 overall and 0-3 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. ASC is 1-4, 1-2.

  • Dons stumble at Cobre

    West Las Vegas football saw its winning streak come to a quick end Friday night as Cobre dealt the Dons (1-4) a 45-6 defeat in Bayard.

    The host Indians were especially tough on defense. WLV, attempting to ride the momentum of its homecoming win over Crownpoint, tried in vain to run the ball with last week’s stars such as Jared Gallegos. But the Indians consistently got good defensive penetration and often reached the backfield to make tackles for loss or no gain.

    By halftime, the score was 33-0.

  • Defense comes up big in Card win

    Good defense was a pretty good offense for the Robertson Cardinals on Friday night.

    The Redbirds delighted a robust homecoming crowd with a 44-0 victory over outmatched Taos to improve to 2-2 overall.

    Robertson’s defense accounted for two touchdowns and a safety in the blowout win over a future District 2-3A opponent.

  • 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.”