Today's Sports

  • Cowgirl kickers edge CCU

    Highlands women’s soccer is a veteran of one-goal matches, and the Cowgirls continued the trend Friday night, defeating Colorado Christian 1-0 at a rain-soaked Perkins Stadium.
    Autumn Woods delivered the game-winner at the 77:35 mark after getting to Julissa Rodriguez’s corner kick. It was Woods’ fourth goal of the season.
    NMHU (5-6, 3-4 RMAC) dominated the pitch, outshooting the Cougars 30 to 4 and getting 13 shots on goal to keep CCU keeper Caitlyn Moses busy. But the Cougars held up well defensively until the decisive play.

  • H Club induction: Highlands...

    As part of the school’s 2011 homecoming week, New Mexico Highlands’ H Club inducted 10 new members into its Hall of Honor at a banquet this past Thursday.
    A look at the honorees:


  • Rams put quick end to WLV game

    The Portales Rams added insult to injuries Thursday night.
    Taking advantage of a West Las Vegas football lineup that has begun to look more and more like a MASH unit in recent days, the seventh-ranked Rams (4-2) scored an early knockout, 54-0, in front of a few hundred fans at Perkins Stadium. The Dons fell to 1-6 with their second shutout loss in a row vs. a top-10 foe.
    Officials called the game just a few minutes into the third quarter after Ramon Sigala hauled in a touchdown pass to break the 50-point spread that forces an automatic stoppage of play.

  • Fourth quarter lifts Sartans

    A commanding fourth quarter by St. Pius X, the 10th ranked team in Class 4A football, made the difference in Friday night’s tug of war with Robertson (2-4).
    The 21-14 Sartans victory was closer in every way than last year’s St. Pius rout in Albuquerque.
    Robertson led for a lot of the game. After a scoreless first quarter, the Cardinals got on the scoreboard first. St. Pius fumbled a snap on a punt late in the opening period, and the Cards recovered the ball at the Sartan 31.

  • Weekend Roundup

    Looking healthy again, Robertson’s girls’ soccer team cruised to an 8-0 shutout of visiting Santa Fe Indian School on Thursday afternoon.

    “(We had) much better passing and teamwork, especially in the first half,” said RHS coach Ray Parks. “Second half was fun, but not as organized.”

  • FYI - Sports Oct. 10, 2011

    Adult swimming classes (for ages 16 and older) are now being offered at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. The course will include six sessions from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Oct. 4 to Oct. 20. Cost is $30 for six sessions. Only 10 spots are available, so registration as soon as possible is recommended. Contact the Rec at 426-1739 for details.
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  • Looking ahead - Sports Oct. 10,...

    • Robertson boys at Peñasco, 4 p.m., Peñasco
    • Mora vs. Monte del Sol, 5:30 p.m., Mora
    • Pecos at Peñasco, 5:30 p.m., Peñasco

    • Robertson girls vs. Taos, 3 p.m., RHS field

    • NMHU women at Adams State, 3 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.
    • Pecos vs. Santa Fe Prep, 3:30 p.m., Sanchez Gym


  • Homecoming arrives for HU

    New Mexico Highlands University alumni (and other fans who made the homecoming game) were treated to a superlative football contest in 2010, a Hollywood-type come-from-behind thriller that gave the Cowboys their first win of a trying season, 34-33, over Western State.

    This year, the crowd that comes to Perkins Stadium for Saturday evening’s homecoming game vs. Adams State already has a treat — in the form of a 4-1 Cowboy team that has taken the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference by surprise.

  • Cowgirls punish Texas-Permian

    Texas-Permian Basin, the Cowgirl soccer team thanks you for visiting. Come back again, y’all.

    Julissa Rodriguez shot up to first place among the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s goal scorers — a spot with which she became comfortable last year — by scoring four against UTPB on Tuesday at Perkins Stadium in a 9-1 New Mexico Highlands win.

    Also, Highlands goalkeeper Shannon Delarosbil picked up her first goal on offense, along with two assists, while enjoying time at forward.

  • NMHU runners rated 7th in region

    Seven seems to be the lucky number for the New Mexico Highlands men’s cross country team.

    The Cowboys kept the No. 7 ranking in this week’s NCAA Division II Central Region poll, released Tuesday. The Highlands men followed a runner-up team finish in their own meet with a college division title last weekend at Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Okla.

    Adams State, Western State and Colorado School of Mines are ranked first through third in the Central.