Today's Sports

  • Redbirds rally to stop Taos

    Twice on Tuesday, Robertson and Taos met in varsity baseball action at Memorial Middle School’s Whorton Field.

    Twice, the Tigers got the upper hand and looked to lock up a win.

    Twice, the Cardinals came back and stole control in the late innings.

    RHS is 7-1 overall pending resolution of the second game, which was called due to darkness with the Cardinals ahead 5-2.

    In the opener, Taos carried an 8-6 advantage into the final inning but Robertson rallied with three runs in its final at-bats.

  • Cowgirl track picked third

    With All-American Angella Graham leading the charge, New Mexico Highlands University’s women’s track and field program is gaining new respect within the ranks of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

    NMHU was picked to finish third in the preseason RMAC women’s outdoor track and field poll, released Wednesday by the league’s Colorado Springs office.

    Adams State College was the coaches’ choice to repeat as league champion and received nine first-place votes. Nebraska-Kearney is predicted to finish second in the 10-team league.

  • Hounds muzzled

    David Bustillos broke loose for six hits, four runs and three runs batted in Tuesday as host New Mexico Highlands bombarded Eastern New Mexico 21-0 at Brandt Park.

    The Cowboys (18-5), who outhit the Greyhounds 29-4, scored four runs in each of the first three innings.

    Steven Becerra (1-1) earned his first win of the season after allowing one hit in his four innings of work, and the Cowboy bullpen kept the shutout intact.

  • Andrade is All-American

    For 30 years, no one could touch Mark Cassidy’s school record of 484 points scored in a single season for Highlands men’s basketball against Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference opponents.

    Then came Roman Andrade’s breakout season of 2009-10.

    Andrade, a 6-2 senior guard, scored 506 points in 22 games vs. RMAC foes — an average of 22.6 a game — that includes 19 regular-season contests plus three in the RMAC Shootout.

  • Graham delivers again

    New Mexico Highlands University track and field standout Angella Graham is now the most highly decorated athlete in the school’s history with the NCAA Division II.

    Graham earned two more All-American honors at the NCAA National Indoor championships March 12-13 at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Graham now has a total of five NCAA All-American awards to her credit, making her the most highly decorated Highlands athlete since NMHU joined the NCAA in 1991.

  • Pro boxing card set for April 24

    Four Meadow City fighters will be featured in a professional boxing event coming to town in April.

    “Boxeo en Las Vegas” has been announced for the evening of Saturday, April 24, at West Las Vegas’ Gillie Lopez Gymnasium.

    The card is the first of Crespin’s Promotions, a newly minted operation of local businessman and boxing trainer Carlos Crespin.

    It’s the first pro boxing event in town since Lenny Fresquez brought Holly Holm and Terri Blair to headline a card in August at New Mexico Highlands University’s Wilson Complex.

  • Cowboys' 18-1 romp stands...

    Some baseball teams would be happy scoring 18 runs in a four-game series.

    New Mexico Highlands got that kind of production in five innings Friday afternoon before the snow arrived, disrupting the Cowboys’ home game with Colorado State-Pueblo.

    Continued inclement weather and its effect on the playing fields wound up cancelling the remainder of the scheduled nine-inning game — and a three-day, four-game series between the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference rivals.

  • Weather scratches Saturday slate

    A last-second shot by Mother Nature gave winter a bit of overtime in northern New Mexico — and it put a number of spring sporting events on ice in the process.

    New Mexico Highlands University and the two local high schools had scheduled a full weekend of baseball and softball in town, but Friday’s intense snowstorm scratched those plans. Instead, many local sports fans stayed indoors and tuned in to March Madness hoops on TV.

  • Sundevils burn Dons

    Ross Duran’s RBI triple to right field in the top of the fourth inning Thursday sparked seven straight runs for Española Valley as the Sundevils dropped West Las Vegas 9-3 in a non-district baseball matchup.

    The Sundevils led 2-0 midway through the second inning. In the bottom of the frame, Alex Branch singled to drive in Emanuel Blea, who’d gotten on with a double. West later loaded the bases but a flyout by Corey Archibeque ended the inning.

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