Today's Sports

  • Luna softball back in playoffs

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    The Luna Community College Lady Rough Riders will enter the Western Junior College Athletic Conference postseason tournament as the sixth seed.

    They are scheduled to play No. 3 Midland College in Lubbock, Texas, on Friday in the first round. It is the third consecutive year Luna softball has made the postseason.

    The Lady Rough Riders lost three games over the weekend to Western Texas College in Snyder. They were up 3-1 in the fourth game when it was called due to weather. They lost 12-0, 7-6 and 7-6.

  • Youth Soccer - May 1

    The following are upcoming games scheduled by the Las Vegas Youth Soccer League:

    MAY 2-3

    All U6 games are played at 9 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.

    Croatia vs. Russia, Field 1; Peru vs. Mexico, Field 2; Chile vs. Italy, Field 3; USA vs. Greece, Field 4

    All U8 games are played at 10 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.

  • Go Fish - May 1

    Fishing report, April 28

    Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow.

    Cimarron River: Stream flow was 25 cfs near Cimarron. Trout fishing in the lower canyon below Clear Creek was fair for anglers using brassies, bead head hare’s ears and Panther Martins. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was slow to fair using worms, garlic scented Power Bait and spinners.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - May 1,...

    • LCC vs. New Mexico Junior College (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU at Regis (DH), noon, Denver
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • WJCAC Region 5 tournament begins
    • District tournament, 8 a.m., Robertson
    Track and field

  • Cowgirl softball makes RMAC...

    For the first time since 2005, New Mexico Highlands is going to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference softball tournament.

    The Cowgirls, led by second-year head coach Karin Gadberry, clinched the final spot in the eight-team tourney by winning three of four games against visiting Colorado School of Mines over the weekend. It was the last series of the regular season and left Highlands 22-26 overall and 16-19 in league play.

  • Dons track on hot streak

    More track and field athletes from area schools punched their tickets to the upcoming state championships, while West Las Vegas continued its late-season surge in recent days.

    The Dons placed second in the Barbara George Relays on April 21 in Portales, trailing Lovington 132.5 points to 98. They beat host Portales (96), Carlsbad (52.5) and a half dozen other schools to win the boys’ team title.

    Freshman J.J. Esquibel made state in the 3,200-meter run.

    West’s girls finished seventh in the Portales meet with 31 team points.

  • Highlands baseball needs help...

    No, Highlands’ baseball team isn’t out of the postseason just yet.

    But if the Cowboys are to extend their streak of making the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tournament, they’ll have to catch Adams State this weekend.

    NMHU trails the Grizzlies — a relative newcomer to the RMAC baseball ranks — by two games going into the last weekend of the regular season. The Cowboys are 19-23 overall and 13-19 in the RMAC, while Adams State is 19-26 and 15-17.

  • Four to love

    After pinning down all four No. 1 seeds by virtue of performances this past weekend at the pre-district tournament in Taos, the Robertson tennis team cruises into the District 2-4A tourney as a clear favorite.

    The district tournament begins at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the LeRoy Fulgenzi Tennis Complex on the Robertson campus.

    District champions and runners-up earn trips to state the following week in Albuquerque.

  • McPherson honored by RMAC

    NMHU Sports Information

    Shanice McPherson of the No. 4 nationally ranked New Mexico Highlands track and field team was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Female Field Athlete of the Week on Wednesday, April 22.

    At the Mount Sacramento Relays this past weekend in Walnut, Calif., McPherson began her competition April 17 running a leg of the 400-meter relay. She improved the Highlands relay time to 45.76, which is third-best in the nation and leading the RMAC.

  • State tickets punched