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Today's Sports

  • For the love of rugby

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    Ever since Donavan Kandjii set foot on a rugby field as a 10-year-old in Namibia, Africa, he said he felt the joy of the game surge through his body. Now the standout rugby player is looking to help the New Mexico Highlands Vatos rugby club win more national championships.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, March 18-...

    SUNDAY (March 18)
    Baseball

    • NMHU at Colorado State-Pueblo, noon, Pueblo, Colo.
    Softball
    • NMHU at Adams State (DH), noon, Alamosa, Colo.

    MONDAY
    Baseball

    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Pojoaque Valley, TBA, WLV field
    Golf
    • West Las Vegas hosts WLV Invite, 9 a.m., Gene Torres Golf Course
    Softball
    • Mora at Taos (DH), 3 p.m., Taos

  • B.J. Gonzales hoops tourney this...

    The biggest pickup basketball games of the year in the Meadow City are on tap for this weekend, and you’re invited to check out all the action.

    The 16th annual B.J. Gonzales Memorial Tournament will take place Friday through Sunday at Gillie Lopez Gymnasium on the West Las Vegas campus. Tickets start at $3.

    Proceeds benefit the B.J. Gonzales Scholarship Fund, which honors the memory of a former WLV and Pecos alumnus who died in a motor vehicle accident in the early 2000s.

  • Roundup: Vegas sluggers win

    Robertson baseball continued its strong start, winning big at Ruidoso on Tuesday.

    Zach Jordan drove in three runs and was one of three Cardinals to record two hits in a 19-4 game-one triumph.Brandon Lucero and Caleb Marrujo also had two hits.

    RHS scored once in each of the first four innings and twice in the sixth. But the Cardinals blew the game wide open in the top of the seventh, scoring 13 runs.

  • Spring 2018 prep sports schedule

    Friday, March 16

    BASEBALL
    • Pecos at Santa Fe Indian tournament, TBA, Santa Fe

    SOFTBALL
    • Robertson at Cobre tournament, TBA, Bayard
    • Mora, Pecos at Santa Rosa Lady Lion Invite, Santa Rosa

    TENNIS
    • Robertson at Carlsbad Invite, TBA, Carlsbad

    TRACK AND FIELD
    • Mora Middle School, Memorial Middle School, Valley Middle School at ATC/SFIS meet, 3 p.m., Santa Fe

    Saturday, March 17

    BASEBALL

  • Riders split softball series —...

    On the eve of its four-game weekend series against Dawson Community College, the Luna Community College softball team found itself without a coach.

    Head coach Lucas Griego continues to be on paid administrative leave while the school investigates allegations of a potential conflict of interest, according to LCC President Ricky Serna.

    And assistant coach Roy Sanchez, Griego’s second in command, had requested time off this past weekend, Serna said Monday afternoon.

  • NMHU roundup: Cowgirls can'...

    Colorado Mesa looked every bit the No. 1 team in the nation during a four-game sweep of New Mexico Highlands over the weekend at Cowgirl Field.

    The Mavericks (23-0) won 23-0 and 10-1 on Friday, then 9-1 and 14-0 Saturday.

    Highlands fell to 4-16 overall and remain winless in the RMAC at 0-11.

    Only a double by Bayley Legarreta denied Mesa ace McKenzie Surface of a no-hitter in game one. The Mavs racked up six home runs, six doubles and a triple.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, March 14-...

    WEDNESDAY (March 14)
    Baseball

    • Robertson JV at Capital (DH), 3 p.m., Santa Fe
    Softball
    • Robertson JV at Capital (DH), 3 p.m., Santa Fe

    THURSDAY
    Baseball

    • Mora vs. West Las Vegas JV, 4 p.m., Mora
    Track and field
    • Memorial Middle School at ATC-SFIS meet, TBA, Santa Fe

    FRIDAY
    Baseball

    • Luna at Frank Phillips College (DH), noon, Borger, Texas

  • HU tracksters, wrestler take on...

    Five New Mexico Highlands University athletes — four in women’s track and field and one in wrestling — represented the school in NCAA Division II national competition over the weekend.

    The Cowgirl tracksters and coach Bob DeVries were in Pittsburg, Kans., for the NCAA Division II indoor nationals.

    Tashay Hunter posted the Cowgirls’ best individual result, clearing 40 feet, 1.5 inches, in the triple jump. Teammate Annie Topal also competed in the event, placing 12th with 39-6.5.

  • Prep roundup: RHS tennis teams...

    The defending state tennis champion Robertson Lady Cardinals checked off another regular-season tournament title on Saturday in Las Cruces.

    And this time, the RHS boys joined them in the winners’ circle.

    Robertson swept to wins in the Las Cruces and Mayfield event, continuing a tough stretch requiring a lot of miles of travel for head coach Warren Fulgenzi and his teams.

    The RHS girls had won the previous weekend’s tournament in Roswell, with the boys finishing second.