Today's Sports

  • Fight night

    A preview of Friday night’s featured bouts:

    Holly Holm vs. Terri Blair

    WIBA welterweight

    championship, 10 rounds

    Holm, a 27-year-old Albuquerque area native, is the No. 1 ranked female welterweight in the world and a six-time Ring Magazine fighter of the year. In terms of credentials, she rates among the biggest names in boxing ever to grace the Meadow City, which has hosted fights by such luminaries as world heavyweight champion Jack Johnson and New Mexico boxing icon and multi-time world champ Johnny Tapia.

  • NM Sports Authority to visit Luna

    The New Mexico Sports Authority committee will be meeting at noon on Thursday, Aug. 27, at Luna Community College.

    “According to officials, it is the first time the prestigious committee meets at the college,” said Jesse Gallegos, a spokesman for Luna, in a news release.

    The New Mexico Sports Authority is an entity designed to recruit and retain all forms of professional and amateur sporting events to New Mexico.

  • Kicking things off

    The bad thing about having a team without a single senior is the lack of veteran leadership, experience and polish one can imagine from such a lineup.

    The good thing is that if that young group holds together, there’s great potential for seasons beyond.

    In 2008, Robertson’s boys’ soccer team found itself bereft of seniors and took some lumps as a result. This year, however, it’s looking like payoff time.

    With the exception of a couple players, everyone is back, and that has Cardinal fans excited about the prospects.

  • DAVE'S DRIVE-IN: &lsquo...

    Editor’s note: In honor of this week’s “Perseverance” pro boxing show in town featuring Holly Holm and a lineup of Meadow City fighters, Dave’s Drive-In turns its focus on boxing in the movies.

    Orphaned by her mother and alternately ignored and scorned by her father, isolated and lonely in her urban jungle of a high school, young Diana Nuñez (played by Michelle Rodriguez) has few friends and fewer prospects. That is made apparent as “Girlfight,” a 2000 film written and directed by Karyn Kusama, begins.


    On Tuesday afternoon, Robertson's boys' soccer team opened its schedule with a 1-0 defeat of Portales on the road. After a scoreless first half, lightning and rain delayed the proceedings. But after the lengthy break, Robertson's Brandon Maes scored in the 73rd minute off a pass from Henry Robertson.

    RHS keeper Clint Brayfield notched three saves.

  • Fields of promise

    For years, Robertson High girls’ soccer coach Ray Parks and his assistants " notably Juan Carrillo " have invested time and energy in building the skills of younger players in addition to preparing the varsity for battle in rigorous Class 3A.

    Though such efforts haven’t been easy, the work is continuing to pay off " reaping class after class of capable players on a varsity squad that rarely needs outright rebuilding.

  • Boxing, football and more

    The wait is over.

    Most of the area's high school and college fall athletic programs kick off their schedules this week, and as if that weren't enough for sports fans, there's a major professional boxing card in town on Friday night.

  • RMAC soccer: Metro team to beat

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.  —  Like their namesake from the old Saturday morning cartoons, the Metro State Roadrunners are used to outwitting even the wiliest of foes.

    A preseason coaches’ poll predicts Metro State as a league favorite in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women’s soccer. Should the Denver-based school live up to that billing, it would be an eighth straight RMAC women’s soccer championship.

  • Vatos back in business after...

    The Vegas Area Touring Side managed to finish 12-5 and earn a fifth-place ranking among the 42 teams in its division in 2008-09. The team made it to regional playoffs in Wichita, Kans., this past spring and put up a respectable showing.

    And still, these Vatos of New Mexico Highlands University are seeking new blood.

  • UNK favorite in RMAC volleyball

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.  — The University of Nebraska at Kearney is predicted to win the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference East Division and regular season titles in volleyball according to the league’s preseason coaches’ poll.

    The Lopers, who are the five-time defending RMAC regular season champions, are led by Preseason Player of the Year Jeri Walkowiak (Grand Island, Neb.) and Preseason Setter of the Year Cola Svec (Elkhorn, Neb.).