Today's Sports

  • Steve Jones leaving NMHU

    A remarkable 17-year run that included multiple Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championships and trips to the NCAA Division II regionals is coming to a close.

    Steve Jones, who arrived on the New Mexico Highlands University campus in a low-key fashion back in 1997, is leaving Las Vegas as the winningest baseball coach in school history and one of the community’s most respected mentors.

    Jones, 57, confirmed he has accepted a job as head coach of a new program at Texas A&M-Texarkana, as Highlands announced Wednesday via press release and social media.

  • West sweeps RHS

    West Las Vegas remained unbeaten in District 2-4A volleyball Tuesday night with a three-game sweep of Robertson at Mike Marr Gym.

    The Lady Dons are 15-4 overall, 5-0 in district and ranked fifth in their classification according to MaxPreps and seventh by NMOTSC.com. They were to host Pojoaque Valley on Thursday in a regular-season finale. Robertson (7-10, 1-3) was to host Taos in another finale.

  • Cowgirls’ postseason picture to...

    NMHU Sports Information

    New Mexico Highlands’ soccer team (9-3-4. 6-2-3 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) looks to clinch a home playoff game as it hosts UC-Colorado Springs (6-9, 5-7) at 4:30 p.m. Friday and Regis (11-4-1, 9-3) at 1 p.m. Sunday.

    Fans are encouraged to help celebrate Senior Day on Friday The team is also putting on a “Fight against Hunger” promotion. Any fan who brings a can of food to donate to local shelters gets into the game free.  

  • Cowboys to honor seniors

    NMHU Sports Information

    In the Cowboys’ final home football game Saturday vs. Chadron State, the team will celebrate the accomplishments of a 12-member senior class that came together and provided exciting football for Cowboys fans the past couple of seasons.
    “This group of seniors is a very diverse group that has come together to be a special class for us,” head coach Eric Young said. “We have guys who have been here for five or six years and we have some transfer guys who have come in.

  • Giants edge Royals to win Series

    The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A giant, indeed.

    Madison Bumgarner punctuated one of the finest World Series performances in baseball history by pitching the San Francisco Giants to their third title in five years with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 on Wednesday night.

    The big left-hander came out of the bullpen to throw five scoreless innings on two days’ rest, saving a Series pushed to the limit. And by winning Game 7 on the road, Bumgarner and the Giants succeeded where no team had in 3 1/2 decades.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Oct. 31...

    • Robertson at Taos, 7 p.m., Taos
    • NMHU women vs. Colorado-Colorado Springs, 4:30 p.m., Perkins Stadium. Bring a canned food item to help fight hunger and get in free.
    • State tournament first-round matches, TBA, campus sites

    • West Las Vegas Middle School girls vs. St. Michael’s, 10 a.m., WLV
    Cross country
    • District 2-4A championship meet, 9 a.m., Taos

  • ‘Beasties’ No. 3 seed at state

    A resume that includes a 17-3 regular season and unbeaten 6-0 mark in district helped the Robertson girls’ soccer team secure a No. 3 seed in the upcoming Class 1A-4A state tournament.

    It is the highest state tournament seed in program history.

  • Dallas falters in overtime

    The Associated Press

    ARLINGTON, Texas — Colt McCoy did it again. The small-town West Texas kid calmly led a winning drive at the home of the Dallas Cowboys.

    McCoy’s successful return to his home state trumped Tony Romo’s dramatic return to the game.

  • Locals back in ring Nov. 15

    Las Vegas professional boxers Arturo “El Toro” Crespin and Shawn “The Educator” Gallegos are due back in the ring Nov. 15 as part of “Battle At Five Points,” a joint effort from Chavez Promotions and Crespin Promotions.

    Crespin (12-3-1, one no-contest, four wins by knockout) is scheduled to take on Maurice Louishome (7-0-1) in a middleweight main event.

    Crespin has won his last two fights, most recently a six-round unanimous decision over Augustine Renteria in August.

  • HU draws with No. 8 Metro

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    Funny how soccer works.

    The Cowgirls, who did not score a first half goal in the first six games, have scored a goal in the first stanza each of the last six games.

    New Mexico Highlands (9-3-4, 6-2-4 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) battled to a 1-1 tie with visiting Metropolitan State University of Denver (12-1-3, 9-0-3 RMAC) Sunday afternoon at Perkins Stadium.

    Metro was ranked eighth in NCAA Division II women’s soccer.