Today's Sports

  • Highlands gridders no match for...

    Futility was the operative word Saturday for the New Mexico Highlands football team’s offense in a 41-5 loss at Northern Arizona in Flagstaff.

    The Cowboys struggled to sustain drives against the Lumberjacks, who play in NCAA Division I, Football Championship Subdivision, and fell behind 31-0 by halftime.

    NMHU quarterback Keith Moore was held to 11 for 24 completions and 80 yards; he was sacked five times for a total loss of 28 yards, although he did not throw an interception. The Cowboys converted just three of 18 third-down situations.

  • Lady Cards spike host Socorro

    Robertson volleyball made it two wins in a row by sweeping Socorro on the road this past Thursday.

    The Lady Cardinals won the first two games handily, 25-16 and 25-13, before finishing with a 25-20 verdict in the third set.

    Hannah Lopez led Robertson with 12 kills and two solo blocks. Brandelyn Fulgenzi and Rachele Portillo connected on six kills each, and Ashley Encinias added three. Ashlea Lujan (15) and Lauren Fulgenzi (seven) led the team in assists.

    Victoria Ogas had six digs, while Encinias and Brandee Fulgenzi had five apiece.

  • WLV boys’ XC captures third in...

    Jemez Valley has been a staple of the West Las Vegas cross country team’s early-season schedule for quite some time, and this past weekend, the usual visit paid off with a third-place team finish for the Dons in the boys’ race.

    “It’s been a while since we got that (high a) place,” said WLV head coach Leroy Armijo. “They ran good considering that I only have three of the older ones. The other ones are new kids.”

    West also fielded a squad of eighth graders who also placed third in their race, a shorter, 2.1-mile course.

  • Looking ahead - Sports -...

    • NMHU women at Eastern New Mexico, 3 p.m., Portales

    Cross country
    • Memorial Middle School at Moriarty, 3 p.m., Moriarty
    • Memorial Middle School vs. De Vargas, 4 p.m., MMS
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • Pecos (A,B) vs. Mora, 5 p.m., Sanchez Gym.
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Española, 4 p.m., WLVMS


  • Football Friday night: Robertson...

    Both of Las Vegas' prep football teams broke into the win column Friday night and did so rather decisively against a pair of Class 3A opponents.

    At Cardinal Stadium, Robertson (1-2) won a defensive clash with visiting Santa Rosa, 21-12. The Cardinals led 21-0 with 8:45 remaining before allowing a kickoff return score and a long pass downfield with 1:20 to go. RHS also had a couple of drives deep into Lion territory that were cut short by turnovers.

  • NFL kicks off this weekend

    Did Tom Brady and the Patriots get their air back?

    Brady threw four touchdown passes to lead New England past Pittsburgh 28-21 in an appetizing National Football League opener Thursday night. The remainder of Week One plays out Sunday and Monday (see Page B3 for more coverage).

    It was a strong comeback for the defending Super Bowl champs, the center of just a couple of many offseason controversies endured by the NFL.

  • Cowboy up - First-year NMHU...

    Since his hire in March, first-year New Mexico Highlands University head football coach Jeff Mills has made no secret of his plans for the program.

    “We want these young men to be winners on the field, in the classroom and in life,” he proclaimed.

    Mills also said he wants to develop the program largely with freshmen from New Mexico high schools whenever possible.

  • NFL KICKOFF SPECIAL - This week’...

    • Pittsburgh at New England

    • Green Bay at Chicago, 11 a.m.
    • Kansas City at Houston, 11 a.m.
    • Cleveland at New York Jets, 11 a.m.
    • Indianapolis at Buffalo, 11 a.m.
    • Miami at Washington, 11 a.m.
    • Carolina at Jacksonville, 11 a.m.
    • Seattle at St. Louis, 11 a.m.
    • New Orleans at Arizona, 2:05 p.m.
    • Detroit at San Diego, 2:05 p.m.
    • Tennessee at Tampa Bay, 2:25 p.m.

  • Preserving Peyton

    By Arnie Stapleton
    AP Pro Football Writer

    DENVER  — Less money. Fewer snaps. More days off.

    The Denver Broncos are counting on this simple formula to help Peyton Manning win Super Bowl 50 just before he turns 40.

    Cash-strapped after breaking the bank for free agents last year, GM John Elway asked the five-time MVP to take a significant pay cut last winter. The sides settled on a $4 million giveback, every penny of which Manning can earn back by winning the Lombardi Trophy.

  • Cautious optimism in Big D

    By Schuyler Dixon
    AP Sports Writer

    IRVING, Texas — Owner Jerry Jones tamped down expectations a year ago when the Dallas Cowboys had plenty of questions and seemingly not very many answers.

    Now that they’re defending NFC East champions looking for multiple playoff wins for the first time since the last of three Super Bowl wins in four seasons 20 years ago, the ever-optimistic Jones isn’t trying to pump up things. Neither is his son.