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Today's Sports

  • BREAKING NEWS: Mavs eliminate...

    Oscar Sigala hit a three-run blast -- his third home run of the game -- in the bottom of the ninth, but the Highlands Cowboys couldn't sustain the rally and lost 15-13 to archrival Mesa State on Friday evening in the NCAA Division II Central Regional tournament.

    The loss, preceded by a defeat to Wayne State (Neb.) on Thursday, eliminates NMHU from the postseason. The Cowboys finished 39-21.

  • BREAKING NEWS: RHS track teams...

     

     

     

    For the second straight year, Robertson High's Estevan Vigil stood tall on the awards podium in the aftermath of the state track and field championship meet, having claimed the Class 3A boys' high-point athlete distinction.

    Vigil's 31 points were in fact the second highest total among the six high-point honorees, Classes 3A through 5A. The Cardinal junior reclaimed the state titles in the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash and added a title in the long jump.

  • LV athletes win four state track...

     

     

     

    Las Vegas athletes won four state championships in individual events Friday, day one of the two-day Class 3A state track and field championships hosted by the University of New Mexico.

    West Las Vegas' Chris Ellis-Phillips regained the state title in the high jump with a leap of 6-2, two inches better than Lovington's Saul Guevara, the runner-up.

  • Cowboys split with No. 2 team in...

    Snuffing out an eighth-inning rally just in time, the New Mexico Highlands Cowboys nipped Mesa State 11-10 on Sunday to secure a split of their four-game weekend series.

    As close as it was, it was a quality win for the Cowboys (33-16, 23-10 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference). Mesa State is ranked second in NCAA Division II baseball, first in the Central region, and is the heavy favorite to win the RMAC. And the Mavericks had beaten NMHU five straight games before the Cowboys split a Saturday doubleheader.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Cards, Dons both...

     

     

    Seeding announcements were made Sunday by the New Mexico Activities Association.

     

    Baseball teams from Robertson and West Las Vegas are going to the state tournament.

    But the young Cardinals and Dons, who showed marked improvement this season, have difficult first-round matchups waiting after finishing fourth and fifth, respectively, in District 2-3A.

  • WEEKEND SPORTS UPDATE: Pre-...

    Mesa State College, the top dog in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference baseball standings, held off host New Mexico Highlands on Friday in a 10-7 win.

    The nine-inning game was the first in a three-day, four-game series that continues through Sunday at Brandt Park. The Cowboys, the No. 2 team in the RMAC going into the weekend, and Mavericks play a doubleheader beginning at noon Saturday, then have a nine-inning contest on Sunday.

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  • WLV names new football coach

    "Coach Mike" is coming back home.

    West Las Vegas High School has selected Mike Ulibarri as its next head football coach, the Optic has learned.

    Ulibarri most recently coached at Class 5A Santa Fe High, his first stint as a head coach. But West Las Vegas fans know him as one of their own. He was defensive coordinator and James Esquibel's top assistant for several years, including the Dons' last playoff run in 2003. Ulibarri was dubbed "Coach Mike" by students and players at WLV.

  • WLV jumpers shine in elite meet

    Two West Las Vegas track and field standouts got a jump start on much of their competition Monday afternoon in Albuquerque.

    Chris Ellis-Phillips cleared 6 feet, 2 inches, in the high jump to place fourth in the annual Marilyn Sepulveda Invitational. Linda Esquibel went 34-2 in the triple jump to place sixth of nine entrants.

    The Marilyn Sepulveda Invite is limited to elite high school track and field competitors, who must achieve meet standards by April 4 and be invited to enter the meet. As a result, the competitive field is mightier than the average meet’s.

  • Good week on the diamond for LV...

    Defending the home turf against quality district opponents apparently was a shared priority for Las Vegas’ prep baseball and softball teams on Tuesday.

    Robertson defeated Pojoaque 8-7 in baseball and 16-6 in softball. Meanwhile, West Las Vegas knocked off Santa Fe Indian 8-1 in baseball and 9-8 in softball.

  • LV baseball district hopes dealt...

    Don and Cardinal hopes of earning a district baseball championship suffered a setback Monday as both local teams lost doubleheaders to fellow contenders.

    Raton swept host West Las Vegas 11-9 and 7-4; Robertson lost two at St. Michael’s 17-2 and 8-7. Both twinbills were makeup games from weather cancellations.