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Today's Sports

  • WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Cowboys let one...

    Up by 17 points late in the third quarter, New Mexico Highlands’ football team had its first win of the season in its grasp.

    Then disaster struck — as in 24 unanswered points worth of disaster — and host Mesa State rallied for a 34-27 win in the teams’ Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference opener Saturday in Grand Junction, Colo.

    NMHU had built a 27-10 cushion with four minutes left in the third when things abruptly turned south for the Cowboys.

  • Cowboys at Mavs to open RMAC...

    Nobody can accuse the New Mexico Highlands University football team of having cupcakes on its non-conference schedule this season.

    It’s been a tough start for the Cowboys, who opened with games at Fort Hays State out of the rugged MIAA conference and at Northern Arizona, a member of the NCAA Division I “subdivision,” formerly I-AA, one rung below the big schools. Highlands lost at FHSU 44-0 and at NAU 68-10. While the Cowboys have averaged 168.5 yards of offense a game, they’ve given up 550.5.

  • GO FISH: Weekly fishing report...

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, compiled by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, however, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Catches of the week

    Red River Hatchery Pond: On Sept. 1, Jonas Morrison, 8, of Peralta, caught a 19-inch rainbow trout. He was using a black/brown spotted Panther Martin.

  • TRIPP'S TRIPPIN':...

    I am a big fan of ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” program on Sunday mornings as the show brings up a variety of topics within the sports arena. Recently a show caught my eye about how early college coaches and starting to recruit student-athletes to attend their institutions.

    It was interesting to see that many of these athletes are being recruited before, during and after their freshman year in high school.

  • Rangerettes capture second NRG...

    Leslie Vigil and her Mora Rangerettes have won their second consecutive championship in the Northern Rio Grande Volleyball Tournament held this past weekend at McCurdy.

    Mora came out of pool play Friday seeded second.

    In round one of the tournament Mora rebounded from a close loss in the first set to defeat Dulce 23-25, 25-13, 25-12, 26-24.

  • Optic opens NFL picks contest to...

    From the Las Vegas Optic

    The Optic is inviting you to take part in the free Las Vegas Optic Power Picks contest beginning with this coming week, Week 2 of the NFL season.

    Each week (shortly after the conclusion of Monday Night Football broadcasts) the paper will e-mail participants a copy of the week’s NFL game lineup. Participants are asked to e-mail back with predicted winners; deadline is midnight Wednesday (11:59 p.m. Wednesday).

  • TRIPP'S TRIPPIN':...

    We all know about the “alleged” hazing incident which occurred last week involving the Robertson football team, and until the official investigation is over I believe it is important to use the word “alleged.”

  • GO FISH: Weekly fishing report...

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, compiled by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, however, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Catches of the week

    Elephant Butte: Aug. 8, James Koons of Silver City caught a 15-pound striped bass. He was using live bait.

  • Andino's cycle highlights...

    Robert Andino hit for the cycle and notched five hits overall as host Albuquerque throttled New Orleans 16-8 Thursday night at Isotopes Park.

    Albuquerque (61-72) moved within a game of the Zephyrs for second place in the PCL American South.

    Andino’s cycle is the first for a ‘Tope since Derek Wathan did it in 2004. The Isotopes outhit New Orleans 20-15 and led 16-5 after six.

    The Isotopes'final homestand of the season continues through Sunday.

  • KICKOFF 2008: WLV soccer

    Building a program from scratch isn’t for the faint of heart. Perhaps that’s why West Las Vegas turned to RosaKay Carrillo when it decided to launch a soccer team.

    A former college player whose passion for the sport is a family tradition, Carrillo was entrusted with this construction project in 2007. The blueprint involved recruiting players generally new to soccer, developing their skills and waiting.

    Waiting for a home field to practice and play on.

    Waiting at least a year for the team to be upgraded to varsity standing.