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Today's Sports

  • Cowgirl spikers tops in classroom

    When the New Mexico Highlands University volleyball team opens the season later this month, the Cowgirls will not only look to make improvements from last year’s record, they’ll also be looking to match the academic excellence demonstrated in 2008-09.

    Highlands volleyball was among 46 NCAA Division II programs to earn the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s Team Academic Award for the 2008-09 season. The Cowgirls led all of NMHU’s athletic teams in team grade point average with a 3.38, according to the school’s sports information office.

  • LV fighter to star in &lsquo...

    Las Vegas native Norman Martinez is scheduled to compete in “Rage In The Cage,” a mixed martial arts card slated for August 15 at the Santa Ana Star Casino in Bernalillo.

    Martinez, who fights at 155 pounds, will represent New Mexico against Arizona’s Eddie Jacobs.

    The card, promoted the Phoenix-based Rage In The Cage MMA organization, features a number of Arizona vs. New Mexico matchups for bragging rights. New Mexico won last year’s competition.

  • ‘Gilmore’...

    Adam Sandler’s over-the-top goofiness and juvenile humor aren’t for everyone. Critics say he’s got no talent as an actor, although many of those naysayers apparently haven’t seen Sandler’s brilliant turns in “Punch Drunk Love” and “Reign Over Me.” Some may still argue that the onetime Saturday Night Live comic relies too much on schtick even in more dramatic roles.

  • Women’s golf group,...

    The Las Vegas Ladies Golf Association will celebrate the opening of the redesigned Highlands University Gene Torres Golf Course with the return of their annual golf tournament on Wednesday, Aug. 26.

    Lady golfers from all over the state are invited to play in the Golf Fiesta de Las Vegas.  

    With play resuming at the golf course, longtime members remembered the beginnings of golf in Las Vegas.

  • HU soccer team hosts camp

    The New Mexico Highlands University women’s soccer coach and team will host  a soccer camp for local youth Tuesday, Aug. 4, through Thursday, Aug. 6, at Perkins stadium on campus.

    The soccer camp hours are from 9-11:30 a.m. The camp is for boys and girls aged 5 to 14.  

    The cost of the 3-day camp is $30 for those who pre-register and $35 the day of the camp. Those who have not pre-registered are asked to please arrive early on camp day.

    Camp proceeds benefit the women’s soccer program.

  • COLUMN: Losing, finishing and...

    Way back in the 1970s, when I was in my early 20s, I coached a basketball team in an inner-city league in Nashville, Tenn. Inspired by “The White Shadow” television show at the time, the teenagers on my team named themselves the Shadows because I was the only white coach in the league. In fact, I was the only white person in the league, but that’s another story entirely.

  • Money for boxing event still at...

    The city is seeking an opinion from its attorney on the legality of giving $15,000 to help a private boxing promoter advertise an event on Aug. 28.

    City Manager Timothy Dodge requested the opinion from City Attorney Carlos Quiñones. This was done at the prompting of City Councilwoman Diane Moore, the only council member who opposed giving the money.

  • DAVE'S DRIVE-IN: &lsquo...

    Stories of past-their-prime athletes returning for one last shot at glory are too numerous — on celluloid or otherwise — to mention. But “The Hammer,” a little-known 2008 independent film starring Adam Carolla as a 40-year-old construction worker and former boxing prospect, is a sweet surprise of a movie.

  • Abreu gets annual Marr...

    Nathan Abreu, a 2009 Robertson High School graduate, has been selected as the recipient of the annual Michael William Marr Memorial Scholarship.

    The Marr Scholarship has been awarded annually since the 1981-82 school year to a Robertson student athlete who excelled academically and participated in the football program.

  • HU coach to lead U.S. team in...

    After experiencing unprecedented success this past basketball season, Joe Harge, Highlands Univesity’s head men’s basketball coach, is again putting Highlands athletics on the map.

    Harge has been chosen to lead the USA Select Team in the Asian Basketball Festival in Beijing, China for the next week.