Today's Sports

  • Punching pals - Childhood...

    With the hard rock — Def Leppard’s “Gods of War,” to be specific — cranked up at top volume on a nearby sound system, longtime friends Arturo Crespin and Fidel Maldonado Jr. set their camaraderie aside.

    Then they began punching each other.

    It’s hardly unusual for reunions of these two to involve such violence. And this past Sunday, each of them welcomed the opportunity to slam his fists into the other and to be treated in kind.

    It’s what they do.

  • RMAC: Cowgirls host Regis

    The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women’s soccer tournament is coming to Las Vegas.

    New Mexico Highlands University will host a first-round match with Regis at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Perkins Stadium.

    The Cowgirls (9-6-3 overall) earned a No. 4 seed in the tournament by finishing 7-6-1 in RMAC play. Regis is 8-7-2 and 6-6-2, respectively, getting into the tourney as the No. 5 seed.

  • District volleyball tourney runs...

    Pojoaque Valley will host the District 2-3A volleyball tournament final on Saturday night in Jacona.

    Both of Las Vegas’ high school teams will be vying to make that date with the Elkettes.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 6...

    • District 2-3A tournament: Robertson-Taos winner at Raton, 7 p.m., Raton

    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    • NMHU vs. Adams State, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • District 2-3A tournament semifinal: Wednesday’s winner at West Las Vegas, 7 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

  • Beasties: One and done

    It was a tale of two halves Saturday in the opening round of the Class 1A-3A girls’ state soccer tournament.

    No. 6 seed Robertson dashed out to a 2-0 head start only to be outgunned 3-0 in the second half in an upset loss to No. 11 East Mountain.

    The Lady Cardinals, AKA “Beastie Girls,” finished 14-6 overall. Saturday’s contest marked only the second time all fall they’ve lost at home.

  • WLV boys, RHS girls qualify

    The consistency of Moises Coca and Anabella Miller has been akin to the northern star this fall cross country season, providing a steadying influence for their respective teams.

  • Taos tops Robertson for district...

    Taos all but sewed up the District 2-3A football title Friday night, holding on for a 14-13 squeaker at Robertson’s Cardinal Stadium.

    The Tigers (7-1) need only defeat Raton this coming weekend to complete a sweep of their district schedule.

    Robertson (4-5) wraps up the regular season Saturday afternoon with a Vegas Bowl matchup against West Las Vegas, which had this past weekend off.

  • BHSU 48, NMHU 45 - Snakebit...

    New Mexico Highlands University rallied from 10 points down in the fourth quarter only to see victory slip again once again.

    This time the culprit was Black Hills State and placekicker Christian Parr, who booted the go-ahead field goal from 29 yards away with 3:46 left in regulation.

    The Cowboys (2-7 overall, 1-6 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) couldn’t answer the bell on their final drive and were saddled with a sixth consecutive loss.

    Final score: Black Hills State 48, NMHU 45.

  • Rugby showdown
  • Lobo women turn away Cowgirls in...

    By Vincent Nolasco
    NMHU Sports Information

    ALBUQUERQUE — The Cowgirl basketball team suffered its first exhibition loss of the 2013-14 season by the final score of 81-48, against the NCAA Division I Lobos of the University of New Mexico on Saturday.

    The Cowgirls were fired up to play at the famous Pit arena against the Lobos. The Cowgirls, led by head coach Tiffany Darling, had the Lobos scheduled as their only exhibition game of the season and will now begin non-conference play.