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Today's Sports

  • Redbirds just shy in Portales...

    One tipped pass was all that separated the Robertson Cardinals from arguably the upset of the 2009 football season — on its opening weekend, no less.

    A pass deflection that broke up a 2-point conversion attempt with 1:23 left in the game Friday night preserved a 42-41 victory for the host Rams in Portales.

  • KO of a show

    An estimated 3,000 boxing fans got to see three of their local favorites prevail in the ring on Friday night. Arturo Crespin, check. Frankie Archuleta, check. Holly Holm, check.

    Albuquerque’s Holly Holm, a local favorite? Yes, indeed, if the cheers and chants at the Wilson Complex were any indication.

  • BOXING UPDATE CENTRAL

    Check back here for updates from ringside at "Perseverance," pro boxing card on Friday, Aug. 28, at Wilson Complex in LV, NM... Fight one: Nohime Dennison defeats Amanda Crespin, majority decision, 40-36, 38-38, 39-37... Fight two: Lucas Galle d. Jeramiah Torres split dec... Fight three: Arturo Crespin d. Freddie Cisneros, unanimous decision... Fight four: Frankie Archuleta d. Lorenzo Estrada, unanimous decision, 77-75, 78-74, 78-74. ... Main event: Holly Holm d. Terri Blair, unanimous dec., 100-90, 100-90, 99-91.

  • FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL UPDATE

    Robertson High's football team showed major improvement from 2008's tumultuous season with the narrowest of defeats in a wild one at defending state champion Portales on Friday night. The Cardinals lost by the margin of an extra-point conversion, 42-41. The team and coach Richard Martinez will continue a brutal three-game stretch next Friday with a home game against the Lovington Wildcats.

  • Holm’s advice: Don...

    “Perseverance” is more than just a catchy name for Friday night’s pro boxing card in the Meadow City.

    It’s a concept WIBA welterweight champion Holly Holm takes to heart.

    On Wednesday, amid a series of public appearances in town, Holm shared her story and some advice with an audience at Luna Community College.

    “Find every opportunity you can to better yourselves,” she said. “Don’t sell yourself short. Pursue and achieve your highest goals.”

  • NMHU runners ranked eighth in...

    Once again, New Mexico Highlands University’s men’s cross country team is ranked among the top 10 squads in the NCAA Division II Central Region.

    Coach Bob DeVries’ Cowboys are ranked eighth in a preseason poll released Tuesday by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

  • Fight night

    A preview of Friday night’s featured bouts:

    Holly Holm vs. Terri Blair

    WIBA welterweight

    championship, 10 rounds

    Holm, a 27-year-old Albuquerque area native, is the No. 1 ranked female welterweight in the world and a six-time Ring Magazine fighter of the year. In terms of credentials, she rates among the biggest names in boxing ever to grace the Meadow City, which has hosted fights by such luminaries as world heavyweight champion Jack Johnson and New Mexico boxing icon and multi-time world champ Johnny Tapia.

  • NM Sports Authority to visit Luna

    The New Mexico Sports Authority committee will be meeting at noon on Thursday, Aug. 27, at Luna Community College.

    “According to officials, it is the first time the prestigious committee meets at the college,” said Jesse Gallegos, a spokesman for Luna, in a news release.

    The New Mexico Sports Authority is an entity designed to recruit and retain all forms of professional and amateur sporting events to New Mexico.

  • Kicking things off

    The bad thing about having a team without a single senior is the lack of veteran leadership, experience and polish one can imagine from such a lineup.

    The good thing is that if that young group holds together, there’s great potential for seasons beyond.

    In 2008, Robertson’s boys’ soccer team found itself bereft of seniors and took some lumps as a result. This year, however, it’s looking like payoff time.

    With the exception of a couple players, everyone is back, and that has Cardinal fans excited about the prospects.

  • DAVE'S DRIVE-IN: &lsquo...

    Editor’s note: In honor of this week’s “Perseverance” pro boxing show in town featuring Holly Holm and a lineup of Meadow City fighters, Dave’s Drive-In turns its focus on boxing in the movies.

    Orphaned by her mother and alternately ignored and scorned by her father, isolated and lonely in her urban jungle of a high school, young Diana Nuñez (played by Michelle Rodriguez) has few friends and fewer prospects. That is made apparent as “Girlfight,” a 2000 film written and directed by Karyn Kusama, begins.