Meadow City Havoc wildcard games Wednesday

Two of four Meadow City Havoc teams will play in wildcard games today at Nino Otero Field in Santa Fe.

Division three, which includes nine and 10-year-olds, will play at 5:15 p.m. and Division 4, which includes 11 and 12-year-olds, will play at 7:45 p.m.

The winners will advance to the Northern New Mexico Children’s Football League championships this weekend in Santa Fe at a time and place to be announced.

Other Meadow City Havoc teams in the championships are the undefeated Division 2 team with seven and 8-year-olds, and Division 1, which are five and 6-year-old flag football players. 

For information, call parent Jillian Lautalo at 429-2566.


Highlands defeats Black Hills

New Mexico Highlands University football team scored the final 14 points of the game to defeat Black Hills State 24-10 on Saturday at Lyle Hare Stadium.

Quarterback Ramone Atkins led the Cowboys, completing 23 passes for 264 yards and three touchdowns.

NMHU improved to 3-5 overall and 3-4 in the RMAC.

The Cowboys will host Adams State at noon Saturday at Sanchez Family Stadium.


Padilla takes first overall in cross country meet

Mora Middle Schooler Krystopher Padilla came in first overall during the Santa Rosa Cross Country meet, leading the Rangers to a first-place team finish for their final meet of the season.

Andres Martinez finished third; Josiah Sanchez, seventh; Camden Montoya, 11th; and Jesus Vigil, 12th.

Mora’s Antonio Romero finished first for Mora High School with a time of 19:43. Jeramiah Romero finished at 19:49, Diego Aragon 20:24, Lincoln Alcon 20:36 and Logan Vigil 20:43.

For the Rangerettes, Maya Vigil led the team with a time of 23:57. Isabella Martinez followed with 24:15, Kylee Vigil 27:11, Mackenzie Vigil with a time of 27:43 and Morgan Benjamin 36:01.

Both Mora high school teams will compete at districts at Cleveland High School on Friday.

Pecos finishes 6th in Los Alamos Invitational

Pecos boys finished 6th out of 13 teams during the Los Alamos Invitational on Friday. Los Alamos High took top honors.

Leading Pecos was senior Angel Gomez with a time of 17:55 followed by juniors Devin Gonzales and Keith Flores at 18:26 and 18:43, respectively.


Amor leads Highlands in cross country meeting

New Mexico Highlands University’s Andrew Amor took fifth place at the RMAC  cross country championships on Saturday to help the Cowboys finish in sixth place. The NMHU women’s team finished 11th.

Amor finished the 8K race with a time of 24:53, 46 seconds behind Dillon Powell of Colorado School of Mines who won the individual title.

Also for the Cowboys, Collins Kurui took 41st with a time of 26:37.8 while John Hall finished 48th, 26:54.5; Benard Kipruto, 55th, 26:58.8; and Nathias Rael, 70th, 27:28.

In the women’s 6K race, freshman Faith Lovato led the Cowgirls with a 46th-place finish with a time of 24:03.3.

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