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Today's Sports

  • Rodeo fever: Four from NMHU in...

    Jesse Estrada has had his share of thrills on the football field. As a star running back and linebacker for Robertson High, he played in multiple state championship games and scored a touchdown in the elite North-South contest reserved for the best of the best.

    But while he enjoyed the glory of the gridiron, Estrada — soon to be a sophomore at New Mexico Highlands University — says there’s nothing more exciting than trying to ride a bucking horse for eight seconds.

  • NMHU heptathlete a three-time...

    New Mexico Highlands University junior Angella Graham earned her third All-American honor of the season with a seventh place finish in the heptathlon at the 2009 NCAA Division II National Outdoor Track and Field Championships May 21-22 in San Angelo, Texas.

    Graham had earned All-American honors during the indoor season in both the pentathlon and long jump.

  • La Plaza champs crowned; All-...

    Cubs fans, rejoice!

    Cubs fans in La Plaza Little League, that is.

    With dual victories in Saturday's LPLL majors and minors division championship games, the league's two Cubs baseball outfits finished a week of playoffs the way they began the week -- as No. 1 in their respective divisions.

    On Saturday morning, the minors Cubs took down the White Sox 13-1 for the title.

  • NMHU's Estrada hopes to...

    A strong effort by New Mexico Highlands University rodeo competitior Jesse Estrada has him in the running for the 12-man short go in the ongoing College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo.

    The show wraps up Saturday.

    • Jesse Estrada is in 10th place, at least for now, in the bareback riding category. Estrada, a native of Trementina (approximately 40 miles east of Las Vegas), has covered all three of his horses for the required eight seconds for scores of 53, 64 and 58.5. But there are more riders in the third go-round.

  • NMAA board approves overhaul

    Changes both major and minor to the classification of high school athletics in New Mexico are on the way.

    The New Mexico Activities Association Board of Directors signed off on a sweeping overhaul of athletic districts, with the changes to become effective in fall 2010, one year from this coming autumn.

  • Kryptonite Update, June 12:...

    The Las Vegas Kryptonite played seven games this past week, going 5-2. With this week’s games, the Kryptonite pushed their record to 7-4 overall.

  • Kryptonite Update, June 15:...

    The Las Vegas Kryptonite hosted the Laguna Acoma Tigers on Saturday and came earned a sweep of the visitors to push their overall record to 9-4 on the 2009 season.

  • Cowboys stay alive with win over...

     

     

     

    With a decisive 12-3 win, NMHU eliminated Regis from the RMAC baseball tournament on Friday afternoon, keeping its own title hopes alive and setting up a 7 p.m. rematch with Nebraska-Kearney. UNK dealt the Cowboys their first loss of the tourney on Thursday night.

  • Cowboys, Lady Cards, Panthers to...

    The season will go on at least a while longer for New Mexico Highlands' baseball team and the Lady Cardinal softball squad from Robertson High, as well as the Pecos baseball program..

    NMHU (39-19) was one of three Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference teams selected to the six-team NCAA Division II Central regional playoffs. The lineup was made official on Sunday and includes No. 1 seed Mesa State (39-13), No. 2 Minnesota State-Mankato (38-15), No. 3 Wayne State (Neb.) (42-13), No. 4 NMHU, No. 5 Southwest Minnesota State (27-13) and No. 6 Colorado State-Pueblo (39-20).

  • Lopers deal Cowboys first loss...

     

     

     

    In a league tournament filled with upsets, New Mexico Highlands was dispatched to the loser's bracket Thursday night, tripping up 5-3 to the fifth-seeded Nebraska-Kearney Lopers.

    The Cowboys (37-18) will play Regis at noon on Friday in an elimination game. The winner stays alive for a shot at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference baseball title and a berth in the NCAA Division II Central Regional. The loser goes home.