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Today's Sports

  • Cowgirl tracksters in Charlotte...

    The purple caps and gowns are back in storage, and the summer session at New Mexico Highlands is days away.

    But the NMHU women’s track and field team isn’t quite ready to call it a spring just yet.

    The Cowgirls and head coach Bob DeVries are on their way to Charlotte, N.C., for this weekend’s NCAA Division II outdoor nationals, hunting for medals and looking to expand upon more than four dozen All-American honors.

  • DeVries' success is no...

    In his 26th year as a head coach at New Mexico Highlands, Bob DeVries has become rather adept at scoring cross country and track and field meets on the fly, while they’re still under way.

    As he coached the Cowgirls in this month’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference outdoor championships in Golden, Colo., DeVries tallied the points his athletes earned in each event, marking their progress to what would be an eventual league title.He even likened the skill to counting cards in the casino, like “Rain Man.”

  • Isotopes inch closer to Bees

    A pair of sacrifice flies — one by Josh Fuentes, the other by Stephen Cardullo — lifted the Albuquerque Isotopes to a 6-4 win over Salt Lake on Monday in the opener of a four-game set at Isotopes Park.

    The win allowed Albuquerque (24-21) to chip into Salt Lake’s lead in the Pacific Coast League’s Pacific Southern Division to start a pivotal series at The Lab. The Bees (25-20) saw their edge reduced to one game.

  • Cavs draw even with Celtics;...

    By Tom Withers
    The Associated Press

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, May 23-26

    WEDNESDAY (May 23)
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Little League games, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park

    THURSDAY
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees, 12:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Little League games TBA, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Little League games TBA, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park
    Track and field

  • Mario picks 'Pokes

    It’s been a productive spring semester for Pecos senior Mario Archuleta, who’s working his way through quite the to-do list.

    Pass the 2,000 points mark, career scoring, for the Panther basketball team?

    Check.

  • Fifteen locals all-district in...

    Ten Robertson student-athletes and five from West Las Vegas are among the all-district honorees in baseball and softball for District 2-4A this spring.

    Robertson’s Rick Armijo and Michael Quintana were named district coaches of the year in baseball and softball, respectively, after leading their teams to 2-4A championships and state tournament runs.

  • DeVries, Topal honored by RMAC

    After guiding his New Mexico Highlands women’s track and field team to a team championship in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference outdoor meet, Bob DeVries has been recognized as RMAC Coach of the Year.

    Highlands’ Annie Topal joined DeVries in reaping postseason honors, earning Field Athlete of the Year. Colorado-Colorado Springs’ Skylyn Webb was named Track Athlete of the Year, her second such honor after doing so for the indoor season.

  • State champ wrestlers sign with...

    New Mexico Highlands’ wrestling program has landed not one but two state champions from Robertson High School.

    Jonathan Trujillo and Tristan Trujillo, both of whom finished their prep careers by repeating as individual state champions this past February, have signed national letters of intent to continue their educations while wrestling with NMHU.

     

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  • Soccer teams to play for titles...

    The Meadow City Soccer Club will be vying for two Northern Alliance league championships this weekend at the Downs of Santa Fe.

    The Las Vegas-based Rebels U15 travel team will compete vs. Santa Fe Marco in the U15 title game at 11:10 a.m. Saturday on Field 8 of the complex, which is located south of Santa Fe off I-25. The Ninjas U12 team will play Los Alamos Dynamos in a semifinal at 10:10 a.m. Saturday on Field 6; the winner will advance to the U12 final at 12:15, also on Field 6.