Today's Sports

  • Horse play

    The San Miguel/Mora County Fair horse show, held Aug. 7-8, drew a number of spectators and participants ranging in age from 8 to 19 years old. The horse show’s organizers credit volunteer helpers and participants’ parents for helping to make the event a success.

  • Dave's Drive-in: &lsquo...

    The timeless appeal of America’s pastime has long fascinated filmmakers and filmgoers alike. Some baseball movies have been serious, like “Pride of the Yankees,” which took on Lou Gehrig’s story and his tearful departure after being diagnosed with the disease that now bears his name. Others have played up the romance and fantasy of the game, as in “Field of Dreams.” And then there’s the rollicking good times of a film like “Major League” and its sequels.

  • Science & steel

    After cracking the top five in the National Physique Committee’s Austin Nationals this month, Larry Gonzales opted out of his usual meal — boneless, skinless boiled chicken breasts — and treated himself to not one, but two slices of cheesecake.

  • Martinez out of ‘Rage...

    The Rage is out for Las Vegas athlete Norman Martinez, and we’re not talking about anger management classes.

     Martinez, who had been scheduled to compete in “Rage In The Cage,” a mixed martial arts card Saturday night at the Santa Ana Star Casino, injured his ankle and will be unable to fight.

  • Pro-Am in area Monday

    More than 100 golfers are due to compete in the annual  Pendaries Pro-Am tournament, set to begin at 10 a.m. Monday at the Pendaries Golf Course in Rociada.

    Entering its sixth year, the Pendaries Pro-Am has — through the help of sponsors — raised more than $20,000 for charity, said local golf pro Larry Webb.

    For the first three years, the Rotary Club administered the tourney’s donation. The past two years, it’s been the Adele Ilfeld Foundation. Much of the proceeds have benefitted indigent health care funding, Webb said.

  • Fall slate begins

    Although summer won’t technically be over until midnight Sept. 22, vacation time for area student-athletes is done.

    Today is the official first day of full practices for state high school sports programs, as regulated by the New Mexico Activities Association.

  • Crespins’ opponents...

    “Perseverance,” the professional boxing card set for Friday, Aug. 28, at the Wilson Complex, is taking shape, and Las Vegas’ Crespin siblings now know their opponents.

    Amanda Crespin, 18, will make her professional debut against fellow 126-pounder Shannon Sangre of Los Lunas, boxing promoter Lenny Fresquez Productions announced late this past week. Sangre is also new to the pro ranks.

  • Cowboys to open camp

    After a promising spring ball and a productive offseason of recruiting, hopes a re high this fall for the New Mexico Highlands University football program.

    Year Two of the Chad Roanhaus era officially begins Saturday as Highlands players open camp with practices on campus.

  • Sapello golfer Quintana 6th in...

    Joedy Quintana of Sapello finished 15 strokes out of first place and wound up sixth in the recent Sun Country PGA girls’ 12-and-under golf championship.

    The event, part of the Sun Country’s Junior Tour Championship, took place July 28-29 at the University of New Mexico’s north course in Albuquerque.

    Quintana opened the tournament with a 45 on the nine-hole junior course, following that by shooting a 47 on day two. Her two-day total of 92 was 20 strokes over par.

  • Cowgirl spikers tops in classroom

    When the New Mexico Highlands University volleyball team opens the season later this month, the Cowgirls will not only look to make improvements from last year’s record, they’ll also be looking to match the academic excellence demonstrated in 2008-09.

    Highlands volleyball was among 46 NCAA Division II programs to earn the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s Team Academic Award for the 2008-09 season. The Cowgirls led all of NMHU’s athletic teams in team grade point average with a 3.38, according to the school’s sports information office.