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Today's Sports

  • This week’s games

    THURSDAY

  • Dallas downplays Murray reunion

    The Associated Press
    IRVING, Texas — Jason Witten glared at reporters, mostly out of determination and not anger because the affable Dallas tight end was trying to make a point about facing former teammate DeMarco Murray for the first time.
    Never mind that Murray helped redefine the Cowboys’ offense while leading the NFL in rushing for a playoff team and breaking Emmitt Smith’s franchise record with a league-best 1,845 yards. That’s so last year. And so last team, after Murray took big money from NFC East rival Philadelphia in free agency.

  • Arizona defense wary of Bears’...

    The Associated PressTEMPE, Ariz. — James Bettcher is off to a good start as the Arizona Cardinals’ new defensive coordinator. Except when it comes to defending those screen passes and other short tosses to the running back, that is.
    So the Cardinals know they will see more of those plays when they are in Chicago on Sunday, particularly considering the Bears have Matt Forte, one of the most adept receivers on screen plays in the NFL.

  • Horsemen loom as key test

    So St. Michael’s was supposed to have a down year on the gridiron in 2015.

    Thus far it hasn’t turned out that way.

    The Horsemen cruised to the unofficial City of Santa Fe championship by vanquishing Santa Fe High 27-0 and Capital 49-20. Then, last week, they bullied Taos 42-17.

    Early polls had St. Mike’s in the lower reaches of the top 10; now the still-unbeaten Horsemen are rated as high as second (NMOTSC.com) or fourth (MaxPreps).

  • Deanna digs in - Bustos reaps...

    Deanna Bustos’ offseason switch to setter from libero — the defensive position she’d excelled in through most of her varsity career — was a case of “taking one for the team.”

    But it has proved to be a rewarding move, not only for the West Las Vegas volleyball team, but for Bustos too.

    MaxPreps and the American Volleyball Coaches Association recognized the Lady Dons senior as one of its national players of the week for Aug. 31 through Sept. 7.

  • RHS, West prevail

    Robertson won its third consecutive volleyball match Tuesday night at Capital, improving to 3-1 this fall under Dominique Montoya.

    At one point in game one, the Lady Cardinals rallied from a 19-12 deficit with a 13-3 surge to win 25-22.

    But it would be a match of momentum swings, and neither side could win back-to-back games. The Lady Jaguars came back to take the second set 25-19. Then Robertson answered with a 25-15 statement in game three. Capital averted elimination by winning a close game four 25-20 to set up the decisive game five.

  • Highlands spikers drop home debut

    Home at last after beginning the season with a journey to California, the New Mexico Highlands volleyball team received a questionable welcome with a 3-0 defeat at the hands of intrastate rival Eastern New Mexico on Tuesday evening.

    Game scores were 25-21, 25-18, 25-23.

    The Cowgirls got out to a 9-4 advantage in the opening set but hit a brief lull that allowed the Zias to overtake them.

  • All quiet on the Eastern front

    Eastern New Mexico midfielder Morgan Fairbanks scored the game’s only goal off an assist from forward Samantha Silvestre to lift the Zias to a 1-0 shutout of New Mexico Highlands on Wednesday in Portales.

    Mallory Bostic was credited with three shots, two of them on goal, but the ENMU defense limited Highlands to just three shots on goal for the match. Goalkeeper Karissa Stinson made stops on all three, including a Bostic attack with two minutes remaining.

  • Looking ahead - Sports -...

    FRIDAY
    Football
    • West Las Vegas at Capital, 7 p.m., Santa Fe
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. Adams State, 4 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    Volleyball
    • NMHU vs. Western State, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • West Las Vegas (B) at Rio Rancho tournament, TBA, Rio Rancho
    • Pecos (A,B) at Raton, 5 p.m., Raton
    • Valley, Mora Middle School at Peñasco tournament, TBA, Peñasco

    SATURDAY
    Cross country
    • NMHU at West Texas A&M, 9 a.m., Canyon, Texas

  • Beasties win Rehoboth title

    With a troika of decisive wins over the weekend, Robertson’s girls’ soccer team captured the Rehoboth tournament championship yet again, this time under first-year coach Jeff Houdek.

    Robertson defeated Academy for Technology and the Classics 3-1 on Friday, then shut out Navajo Prep 2-0 and tourney host Rehoboth Christian 3-0 on Saturday.