Today's Sports

  • Home stretch for Scully

    By Beth Harris
    AP Sports Writer

    LOS ANGELES — As an 8-year-old in the Bronx, Vin Scully would grab a pillow, put it under his family’s four-legged radio and lay his head directly under the speaker to hear whatever college football game was on the air in 1936.

    With a snack of saltine crackers and a glass of milk nearby, the red-haired boy was transfixed by the crowd’s roar that raised goosebumps. He thought about how much he’d like to be at the game. As time went on, he thought he’d like to call the action himself.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept....

    • Memorial Middle School at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Española, 4 p.m., Española
    • Robertson boys JV vs. Bernalillo, 4 p.m., RHS Field
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) vs. Socorro (homecoming), 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    • Robertson girls and boys at Taos, 4 and 6 p.m., Taos
    • Memorial Middle School at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

  • Home sweet home

    Attitude is everything when it comes to building a winning program, and first-year Robertson head volleyball coach Stacy Fulgenzi likes what she sees in her young team.

    “They all have such great attitudes,” she said. “It’s so important ... There’s times we’ve already practiced two hours, and they want to stay longer. They all want to get better.”

  • Rapinoe takes knee

    The Associated Press

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Megan Rapinoe knelt during the national anthem before a U.S. women’s national team match against Thailand on Thursday night.

    Rapinoe first knelt during the anthem Sept. 4 before a game with her National Women’s Soccer League team, the Seattle Reign. She said she wanted to express solidarity with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who is not standing during the anthem to bring attention to racial inequality.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept....

    • NMHU women at Fort Lewis, noon, Durango, Colo.
    • Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, 1:30 p.m., United World College, Montezuma

    • Robertson JV vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • Robertson JV girls vs. West Las Vegas, 3 p.m., RHS Field
    • Memorial Middle School vs. Mora, 4 p.m., MMS gym
    • Valley Middle School at Peñasco, 4 p.m., Peñasco


  • Beasties leash T-Wolves

    With the still-young defense exhibiting an increasing amount of maturity and poise, the Robertson girls’ soccer team had little trouble handling East Mountain on Tuesday afternoon at RHS Field.

    The Lady Cardinals scored once in each half to secure a 2-0 shutout of the visiting Timberwolves, a program with a history of postseason appearances.

    Gabriella Montoya booted the ball roughly 20 yards away, driving from the right edge of the penalty area with 21:10 left in the first half.

  • Cowboys face NAU

    Previews of this weekend’s gridiron action involving Meadow City teams:

    Robertson vs. Ruidoso, 7 p.m., Friday, Cardinal Stadium
    Back home at Cardinal Stadium after two weeks on the road, the No. 1 ranked Robertson football team hosts Ruidoso on Friday night.

    The Warriors are 1-2 and ranked No. 5 in Class 4A. After opening with losses at 5A Roswell and 4A defending state champ Hatch Valley, the Warriors defeated Lovington 57-34 last week.

  • Hansen, Cowgirls take 3 of 4

    Sweet, Caroline!

    Caroline Hansen, a New Mexico Highlands University senior, smashed a team-high 52 kills in four matches for the Cowgirls this past weekend in the South Central Classic and earned all-tournament honors.

    Hansen, who is from Gramado, Brazil, also had 41 digs and three aces to help Highlands win three of four matches in the season-opening tournament.

    After beating East Central 3-1, NMHU lost to Southeastern Oklahoma 3-2. But the Cowgirls closed with wins over Southern Arkansas, 3-2, and Cameron, 3-2.

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  • Go Fish - Sept. 18, 2016

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers.

    Catches of the week
    Monastery Lake: Julia Vigil of Rio Rancho caught a 23-inch rainbow trout Sept. 5. She was using purple PowerBait.

    Ute Lake: The Leinbergers of Clovis caught and released a 5.89-pound largemouth bass Sep 10. They were fishing a team tournament and using a top water lure.

  • Outlaws 9-10 now 3-0