Today's Sports

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 6...

    • State tournament selections and seedings announcement, 2 p.m.
    • NMHU at Oklahoma City Open, 9 a.m., Oklahoma City

  • Vegas Bowl 56: As Cards clinch 2...

    Gaining a bunch of yards, scoring touchdowns, making tackles. Winning three district titles in a row, a feat Robertson completed for Vegas Bowl 56 on Oct. 28.

    Those things generally impress the average football fan.

    It takes something else, in most cases, to impress a veteran referee.

  • Cubs end 108-year drought

    The Associated Press

    CLEVELAND — The wait ‘til next year is finally over. The Chicago Cubs are World Series champions.

    Ending more than a century of flops, futility and frustration, the Cubs won their first title since 1908, outlasting the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in 10 innings of a Game 7 thriller early Thursday.

    “It happened. It happened. Chicago, it happened,” first baseman Anthony Rizzo said. “We did it. We’re world champions. I tell ya, we’re world champions. I can’t believe it.”

  • Battle of national powers

    In a hard-hitting clash of rivals within the Frontier League — and two of the top-ranked sides in the region — the Denver University Pioneers edged New Mexico Highlands’ Vatos 27-22 this past weekend at Perkins Stadium.

    The Vatos enjoyed the lead much of the contest only to see the Pioneers score a go-ahead try in the closing minutes.

    The home team made a deep drive in response, reaching 27 yards away from the try line before time ran out.

  • Hoops debut: Cowboys take on Sin...

    Although the fall sports season continues for a while at New Mexico Highlands University, the winter sports are getting under way anyway this weekend.

    NMHU’s men’s basketball team is in Las Vegas, Nev., to tangle with NCAA Division I opponent UNLV for an 8 p.m. tip-off Friday at the Thomas & Mack Center.

    It will be the Runnin’ Rebels’ second of two exhibition games; they beat Dakota Wesleyan 96-80 on Tuesday, getting 22 points and 11 rebounds from Kris Clyburn. Five other UNLV players finished in double figures.

  • St. Mike’s to host district final

    It’s official — St. Michael’s is the hottest volleyball team in District 2-4A.

    The Lady Horsemen, who started the district slate by losing two of their first three matches, have won six consecutive contests — the latest a Tuesday playoff with Robertson to determine the No. 1 seed in this week’s district tournament.

    The Lady Cardinals won the first set 25-19, but St. Mike’s won the next two, 25-20 and 25-18. RHS took a 25-22 nailbiter in game four, but the Lady Horsemen overcame early deficits to pull out game five 15-11.

  • La Plaza board vote Monday

    La Plaza Little League will hold its annual board election at 6 p.m. this coming Monday, Nov. 7, at the league facilities of Rodriguez Park.

    Those interested in board positions are invited to attend.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 4...

    • NMHU men at Nevada-Las Vegas, 8 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.
    • Robertson vs. Pojoaque Valley, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • Class 1A-4A state tournament semifinals, TBA, Bernalillo Soccer Complex
    • NMHU vs. Westminster, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex

    • Memorial Middle School girls vs. Taos, 10 a.m., MMS
    Cheer and dance
    • West Las Vegas dance at Gallup, TBA
    Cross country

  • Vegas Bowl 56: Cards clinch...

    When your team can pick up nearly 6 yards per carry, you can run the football pretty much as long as you like.

    That’s what the Robertson Cardinals (9-0 overall, 5-0 District 2-4A) did on Friday night, piling up 308 rushing yards on 52 carries in a 49-6 win over West Las Vegas (6-3, 3-2) in the 56th Vegas Bowl, held at a mostly packed Herrera Complex.

    Marc Grano ran for 146 yards on 23 carries, and Joseph Paul Griego 100 on 17 rushes, including a game-high three touchdowns, to lead the Redbird charge.

  • District volleyball tournaments...

    Competitive parity among District 2-4A’s volleyball teams led to an interesting situation for the district tournament this week.

    Robertson, St. Michael’s and Pojoaque Valley finished with identical 6-2 district records to share the regular-season bragging rights. That necessitated a tiebreaker – in the form of a neutral-site playoff between the Lady Cardinals and Lady Horsemen Tuesday night at Taos. Also Tuesday night, West Las Vegas was to host Taos in the tourney opener.