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Today's Sports

  • Cowgirls take 3 vs. Grizzlies

    Down to the final out in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Highlands Cowgirls found a way to get the better of visiting Adams State.

    Katelyn Bates roped a single to left, and Brittany Moya dashed home from second for the walk-off winner in an 11-10 thriller Sunday afternoon at Cowgirl Field.

    Highlands had trailed 5-2 three innings into the contest, rallying to grab a 10-6 lead only to see it vanish in the seventh.

    The comeback win was the third in four games with the Grizzlies over the weekend.

  • McPherson shines on

    Former New Mexico Highlands University women’s track and field standout Shanice McPherson continues to excel.

    McPherson, who transferred to NCAA Division I Northern Arizona University, earned Big Sky Most Valuable Female Athlete honors for the indoor track season.

    She helped the Lumberjack women capture a Big Sky conference championship on Feb. 25.

    Individually, she won the long jump, placed second in the 60-meter dash and fifth in the 200-meter dash to lead NAU.

  • Montoya wrestles on big stage

    Rico Montoya of Las Vegas finished his first trip to the NCAA Division I wrestling tournament last week after going 0-2 in the 133-pound bracket.

    Montoya won five individual state championships during his prep career at Robertson High and helped the Cardinals to the state team championship. He is attending and wrestling for the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.

    As an unseeded entrant, Montoya faced a tough path in the national tournament, having to tangle with some of the top grapplers in his weight class.

  • Lady Card netters: third...

    For the third weekend in a row, the Robertson girls’ tennis team brought home a tournament title from a long road trip.

    And the RHS boys came pretty close, too.

    This time, it was a tourney in Carlsbad, where the Lady Cardinals beat St. Mike’s 6-3, edged Hobbs 5-4 and shut out Carlsbad 9-0 to clinch the trophy.

    On the boys’ side, the Cards defeated El Paso Jefferson 6-3 before falling to Carlsbad 8-1 and then rebounding with a 5-4 verdict over Artesia to take third place.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March...

    WEDNESDAY
    Cheer and dance
    • West Las Vegas pre-state exhibition, 6 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    • Robertson JV at Hope Christian (DH), 3 p.m., Albuquerque
    Softball
    • Mora vs. West Las Vegas JV (DH), 3 p.m., Mora

  • Isotopes 2017 schedule

    Thursday, April 6
    Salt Lake Bees, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park (promotion: fleece blankets)

    Friday, April 7
    Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park

    Saturday, April 8
    Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park (promotion: Dukes Retro Night)

    Sunday, April 9
    Salt Lake Bees, 1:35 p.m., Isotopes Park (promotion: magnet schedules)

    Monday, April 10
    Salt Lake Bees, 12:05 p.m., Isotopes Park

    Tuesday, April 11
    At Reno Aces, 7:35 p.m., Reno, Nev.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March...

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    • NMHU vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, noon, Brandt Park
    Basketball
    • B.J. Gonzales Memorial Basketball Tournament, 9 a.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    Football
    • Las Vegas Grizzlies at Santa Fe Venom, TBA
    Softball
    • NMHU vs. Adams State (DH), 11 a.m., Cowgirl Field

    MONDAY  
    Softball
    • West Las Vegs vs. Raton (DH), 4 p.m., WLV Field
    TUESDAY
    Baseball
    • Robertson JV vs. Santa Fe (DH), 3 p.m., MMS field

  • Taking on No. 1
  • Lady Dons, Cardinals take down...

    The Pam Sandoval era is off to a good start.

    West Las Vegas’ softball varsity, now under the direction of new head coach Sandoval, opened its schedule with an 18-11 shootout win at Ruidoso on Tuesday.

    Jasmine Sanchez hit 4 for 5 with a double. Lucia Martinez was 3 for 6 with a double, triple and three RBI. Jennifer Sanchez was 3 of 5 with one RBI. Amri Lucero had two doubles.

    The Lady Don junior varsity also won, 7-1.

    Sandoval, a veteran of the Las Vegas Police Department, has coached in various capacities over the years.

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