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Today's News

  • High hopes for Beasties

    Great expectations are the norm for Robertson High’s girls’ soccer program.

    This fall, with the return of two of New Mexico’s premier scoring threats to the lineup, there’s no telling how far the self-ascribed “Beastie Girls” can go.

    “We return eight seniors, many of whom were first and second-team all-district players,” noted third-year head coach Ian Williamson.

  • WLV soccer a construction project

    Comeback story indeed.

    At least it will be if it sticks.

    West Las Vegas is making another run at building a soccer program this fall, and the guy hired to do so insists he’s going to see it through.

    Paul Bonchi, whose most recent coaching experience was three years leading a U13 squad in the Las Vegas Youth Soccer League, is hoping to develop many of the same positives within the fledgling Lady Dons team.

  • Dons run 2nd in Española

    Just enough West Las Vegas boys’ cross country runners for a qualifying team score made it to this past Saturday’s Española meet.

    That’s all the Dons needed.

    West ran second only to a strong Taos squad in the varsity boys’ race.

    “They ran a good race,” longtime West Las Vegas coach Leroy “Caro” Armijo said of his Dons. “Taos is pretty solid.”

  • Crespin outlasts rival

    Arturo “El Toro” Crespin earned a six-round unanimous decision over Augustine Renteria in the hard-hitting co-main event of “Battle At Sunset” professional boxing card Saturday night in Albuquerque.

    Judges ruled the fight in favor of Crespin 60-54, 60-54, 58-56. The Meadow City native is now 12-3-1 with one no-contest as a pro. He’s won back-to-back fights and five of his last six.

  • Carr to start in Oakland

    The Associated Press

    ALAMEDA, Calif.  — Oakland rookie Derek Carr will start the season opener against the New York Jets, becoming the first Raiders quarterback to start the first game of his rookie season.

    Coach Dennis Allen announced Monday that Carr would be the starter for the foreseeable future ahead of Matt Schaub, who struggled in the preseason and has been hampered by a sore elbow.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Sept. 3, 2014

    Wednesday
    No varsity sporting events scheduled

    Thursday
    No varsity sporting events scheduled

    Friday
    Football
    • West Las Vegas at Española  Valley, 7 p.m., Española
    Soccer
    • NMHU women at Texas-Permian Basin, 6 p.m., Odessa, Texas
    • Robertson girls at Navajo Prep, TBA, Rehoboth tournament
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Texas A&M-Commerce and Texas Woman’s, 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Canyon, Texas

    Saturday
    Cross country

  • Las Vegas man pleads to robberies

    A 24-year-old Las Vegas man pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to a four-count indictment stemming from a two-day crime spree in San Miguel and Sandoval Counties in 2011.

    Daniel Lujan has yet to be formally sentenced on the charges. But under the terms of his plea agreement, he will be sentenced to 12 years in prison followed by a term of supervised release that the court will determine, the U.S. Attorney’s office said in a news release.

    Among the businesses Lujan admitted to robbing was the Legion Park branch of Community 1st Bank on Aug. 1, 2011.

  • Making a splash
  • King lags in governor’s race

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — After a summer of bruising television ads in New Mexico’s race for governor, Democrat Gary King remains optimistic he can close the gap in an uphill challenge against Republican incumbent Susana Martinez.

    The two-term attorney general trailed Martinez by 9 percentage points in a recent poll and lags far behind in fundraising.

    But King is undaunted.

  • State sees drop in infant mortality rate

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The infant mortality rate in New Mexico has dropped significantly last year, but health officials said this week that the change is not rare.

    The latest figures show a decrease from 6.9 infant deaths per 1,000 live births in 2012 to 5.4 in 2013, the state Department of Health said Tuesday.

    “The infant mortality rate in New Mexico can vary substantially from year to year,” Health Secretary Retta Ward said in a news release. “Steep increases or decreases from year to year are not uncommon.”