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Today's Sports

  • Fall slate begins

    Although summer won’t technically be over until midnight Sept. 22, vacation time for area student-athletes is done.

    Today is the official first day of full practices for state high school sports programs, as regulated by the New Mexico Activities Association.

  • Crespins’ opponents...

    “Perseverance,” the professional boxing card set for Friday, Aug. 28, at the Wilson Complex, is taking shape, and Las Vegas’ Crespin siblings now know their opponents.

    Amanda Crespin, 18, will make her professional debut against fellow 126-pounder Shannon Sangre of Los Lunas, boxing promoter Lenny Fresquez Productions announced late this past week. Sangre is also new to the pro ranks.

  • Cowboys to open camp

    After a promising spring ball and a productive offseason of recruiting, hopes a re high this fall for the New Mexico Highlands University football program.

    Year Two of the Chad Roanhaus era officially begins Saturday as Highlands players open camp with practices on campus.

  • Sapello golfer Quintana 6th in...

    Joedy Quintana of Sapello finished 15 strokes out of first place and wound up sixth in the recent Sun Country PGA girls’ 12-and-under golf championship.

    The event, part of the Sun Country’s Junior Tour Championship, took place July 28-29 at the University of New Mexico’s north course in Albuquerque.

    Quintana opened the tournament with a 45 on the nine-hole junior course, following that by shooting a 47 on day two. Her two-day total of 92 was 20 strokes over par.

  • Cowgirl spikers tops in classroom

    When the New Mexico Highlands University volleyball team opens the season later this month, the Cowgirls will not only look to make improvements from last year’s record, they’ll also be looking to match the academic excellence demonstrated in 2008-09.

    Highlands volleyball was among 46 NCAA Division II programs to earn the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s Team Academic Award for the 2008-09 season. The Cowgirls led all of NMHU’s athletic teams in team grade point average with a 3.38, according to the school’s sports information office.

  • LV fighter to star in &lsquo...

    Las Vegas native Norman Martinez is scheduled to compete in “Rage In The Cage,” a mixed martial arts card slated for August 15 at the Santa Ana Star Casino in Bernalillo.

    Martinez, who fights at 155 pounds, will represent New Mexico against Arizona’s Eddie Jacobs.

    The card, promoted the Phoenix-based Rage In The Cage MMA organization, features a number of Arizona vs. New Mexico matchups for bragging rights. New Mexico won last year’s competition.

  • ‘Gilmore’...

    Adam Sandler’s over-the-top goofiness and juvenile humor aren’t for everyone. Critics say he’s got no talent as an actor, although many of those naysayers apparently haven’t seen Sandler’s brilliant turns in “Punch Drunk Love” and “Reign Over Me.” Some may still argue that the onetime Saturday Night Live comic relies too much on schtick even in more dramatic roles.

  • Women’s golf group,...

    The Las Vegas Ladies Golf Association will celebrate the opening of the redesigned Highlands University Gene Torres Golf Course with the return of their annual golf tournament on Wednesday, Aug. 26.

    Lady golfers from all over the state are invited to play in the Golf Fiesta de Las Vegas.  

    With play resuming at the golf course, longtime members remembered the beginnings of golf in Las Vegas.

  • HU soccer team hosts camp

    The New Mexico Highlands University women’s soccer coach and team will host  a soccer camp for local youth Tuesday, Aug. 4, through Thursday, Aug. 6, at Perkins stadium on campus.

    The soccer camp hours are from 9-11:30 a.m. The camp is for boys and girls aged 5 to 14.  

    The cost of the 3-day camp is $30 for those who pre-register and $35 the day of the camp. Those who have not pre-registered are asked to please arrive early on camp day.

    Camp proceeds benefit the women’s soccer program.

  • COLUMN: Losing, finishing and...

    Way back in the 1970s, when I was in my early 20s, I coached a basketball team in an inner-city league in Nashville, Tenn. Inspired by “The White Shadow” television show at the time, the teenagers on my team named themselves the Shadows because I was the only white coach in the league. In fact, I was the only white person in the league, but that’s another story entirely.