Today's Sports

  • Muscling up

    Throwing a lot of heavy weights around is nothing new to Ralph Archuleta.

    The 29-year-old West Las Vegas grad has been lifting for years, often while hanging around gyms with the likes of uncle Tommy and older brothers Adam and Frankie — who made his name as a professional boxer.

    Four years ago, he even ventured into competitive powerlifting, winning an event in Rio Rancho and earning a nationals qualifier. But he passed on the opportunity to go to the next level.

    “Just work,” he said of opting out. “Too busy.”

  • Vegas Bowl Saturday

    In Saturday’s Vegas Bowl, the Robertson Cardinals will be looking to beef up their resume in time for Sunday’s state playoff seeding. The West Las Vegas Dons will be playing for pride, trying to end on an upbeat note.

    No matter what, the annual East-West game always means something.

    Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Cardinal Stadium. Because of parking issues at RHS, a shuttle service is being offered from other school sites to and from the stadium.

  • Ready for state
  • Zia spikers nip NMHU in five

    Twice Wednesday night, the Highlands volleyball team had match point against Eastern New Mexico only to watch opportunity disappear.

    Eastern (6-22) won 25-17, 25-22, 24-26, 22-25, 20-18 at Greyhound Arena in Portales. NMHU fell to 11-17 after the non-league match.

    Highlands led 13-9 in the fifth set following a 6-0 run that included kills by Ashley Nugent, Dominique Benton, Kelsey Groff and Brooke Tuttle.

  • Go Fish - Nov. 4, 2011

    This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    COYOTE CREEK: The flow is .92 cfs. No report.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 4...

    • Class 1A-3A state tournaments, TBA, Albuquerque
    • NMHU vs.. Western State, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • District 2-3A tournament
    • District 4-2A tournament

    • NMHU women at UNM, 2 p.m., The Pit, Albuquerque
    Cross country
    • NMHU at NCAA Division II Central Regional, 8 a.m., Washington Park, Denver

  • Cowgirls open RMAC tourney at FLC

    While the Fort Lewis College women’s soccer team has enjoyed lofty national rankings this fall, unlike the Skyhawks’ first-round Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tournament opponent New Mexico Highlands, not much has separated them on the pitch.

    On Sept. 30 at Perkins Stadium, the Cowgirls lost 3-2 in overtime to Fort Lewis, then the No. 3 ranked team in NCAA Division II.

    Then on Oct. 23, the Skyhawks held on for a 2-1 verdict in Durango, Colo. FLC was ranked 14th at the time.

  • Gents unbeaten
  • Highlands women take NMSU to...

    New Mexico State’s women’s basketball team got a Halloween night scare courtesy of the visiting New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls, who pushed the Aggies to overtime before losing 81-75 in a season-opening exhibition game at the Pan Am Center in Las Cruces.

    Four straight free throws in OT by forward Tabytha Wampler sealed the win for New Mexico State.

    Whitley Coca paced the Cowgirls with 18 points on 6 of 12 shooting.

  • Women’s rodeo team 4th at NMSU

    A strong effort in barrel racing proved key in lifting New Mexico Highlands’ women to a runner-up finish in New Mexico State’s rodeo Oct. 28-29 in Las Cruces.

    Unlike the previous three rodeos, NMSU’s rodeo was just a one-header, which means there was no short round competition. The NMHU women finished in second place just behind NMSU, while the men’s team ended up fourth.

    The event in which the most purple vests succeeded was the barrel racing, where NMHU captured second, third, fourth and sixth places.