Today's Sports

  • State football finals set

    Ruidoso, the No. 2 seed behind Robertson and the only team to seriously threaten the Cardinals during their unbeaten regular season, will shoot for a state title in Class 4A football this coming weekend in Ruidoso.

    The Warriors won 14-7 over Silver, the 2013 state runner-up, in one of Saturday’s two semifinals.

    Their opponent? No. 5 seed Cobre, which knocked off No. 8 Hatch Valley 21-14 on Saturday.

    Defending champion Robertson was upset by Hatch 20-16 in the quarterfinal round last Saturday, finishing 10-1.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 1...

    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) vs. Ruidoso, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • Memorial Middle School girls vs. Los Alamos, 4 p.m., MMS

    • NMHU women vs. Texas-Permian Basin (FREE ADMISSION), 6 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson boys (A,B) vs. Santa Fe Prep, 5:30 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys (C) vs. Roy, 5 p.m., TBA
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

  • A Cardinal apology

    Las Vegas City Schools Superintendent Ruben Cordova issued an apology Tuesday for inappropriate behavior by some members of the Robertson High School football team after their shocking loss to Hatch Valley on Saturday.  

    Unsportsmanlike conduct penalties were called against the Cardinals in the final seconds of the game. After the 20-16 playoff loss to Hatch Valley, several players walked off the field without shaking hands with Hatch players, and several hit their helmets against the wall. The game was played at Cardinal Stadium.

  • Cowgirls fall to 0-2 on Odessa...

    NMHU Sports Information

    ODESSA, Texas  — The Cowgirls led by as much as 14 in the first half, but a run that spanned both halves by the Falcons gave Texas Permian-Basin (2-0) a 76-55 win against New Mexico Highlands University (0-2) 76-55 Saturday afternoon.

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  • RHS cheerleader to perform in...

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    Madeleine A. Morse, a freshman from Robertson High School, is one of more than 300 elementary, junior high and high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the U.S. who will perform in the 63rd H-E-B Holiday Parade on Thanksgiving Day in Houston.

    The event is one of the oldest Thanksgiving Day parades in the country.

  • Highlands’ Tanui earns weekly...

    NMHU Sports Information

    New Mexico Highlands men’s cross country freshman Raymond Tanui has been honored as the Subway Eat Fresh Student-Athlete of the Week. The university and area Subway manager Regina Denardo announced the award on Monday.

    Tanui finished 23rd at the 2014 South Central Region NCAA Division II Championships to earn All-Region honors. He helped the men’s cross country team finish 10th.

    It is the second such honor for Tanui in three weeks. Tanui is from El Doret, Kenya.

  • Silva finishes strong

    Katrin Silva keeps on running — and she keeps on climbing.

    As in national rankings.

    The Las Vegas-area marathon runner recently wrapped up her 2014 schedule of competition with a championship finish in the Chimera 100-Miler Nov. 15-16 in California.

    Silva cruised into first place by a cozy margin of 1 hour and 29 minutes, according to husband David Silva, and had another sub-24-hour time (23:47). The race course saw an elevation gain of 22,000 feet over the Saddleback Mountains.

  • Isotopes raise funds for shelter

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    The Albuquerque Isotopes have presented a check in the amount of $3,996.14 to S.A.F.E. House Domestic Violence Shelter with funds raised from the “Dodger Blue” weekend jersey auction.

  • Outlaws state runner-up

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    The Las Vegas Outlaws are the 2014 High Desert Championships state runner-up in the Peewee Division (8-9 year-olds) in the Cactus bracket in youth football play.

    They are currently 12-4, finishing as runner-up in the 7-8 division of the Northern New Mexico Children’s football league.

    Up next for the Outlaws is the national championship this week in Las Vegas, Nev. The Outlaws will face two California teams and one team from Colorado in their pool for the national championship.