Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Nov. 26...

    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at Capital, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    • Robertson boys at Bernalillo tournament, TBA, Bernalillo
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    • NMHU women at Southern Utah, 1 p.m., Utah
    • Robertson boys at Bernalillo tournament, TBA, Bernalillo

  • Unbearable - Missing three key...

    Murphy’s Law 1, Cardinals 0.

    Robertson’s reign in Class 4A football is over, thanks to the Hatch Valley Bears and a perfect storm of bad breaks — some self-inflicted — over the last couple of weeks.

    The eighth-seeded Bears upset the No. 1 ranked and defending state champion Cardinals 20-16 on Saturday at Cardinal Stadium, shaking up the playoff bracket.

    The absence of three key RHS players had a significant impact.

  • Montoya signs with UNC

    A chance to learn from a national championship caliber coach was all the push Rico Montoya needed to sign with the University of Northern Colorado.

    The Robertson senior, who will pursue his fifth state wrestling title this winter, made his college choice official this past week by signing a national letter of intent.

    “UNC wasn’t really on my radar until I saw that Troy Nickerson was going to be coaching there,” Montoya said.

  • Slavin leads Cowboys in league...

    NMHU Sports Information

    New Mexico Highlands football boasted 11 players on the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Teams, and senior Tyler Slavin was named Offensive Player of the Year.

    Seniors Patrick Carney and Jared Koster were named were named First Team All-Conference punter and inside linebacker, respectively.

  • NMHU runners shut out at...

    New Mexico Highlands’ cross country season came to an end Saturday in Denver, with the men finishing 10th and the women 18th in the NCAA Division II South Central regionals.

    Only the top six teams and the top three individual runners from non-qualifying schools make the cut for nationals.

    Highlands’ Raymond Tanui just missed individual qualification as the sixth-fastest runner from a non–qualifying school. He earned All-Region honors by finishing among the top 25 men overall.

  • All-district: ‘Beastie Girls’...

    On the heels of the program’s deepest run in school history (matching the one made with many of those present on board two years prior), the Robertson girls’ soccer team landed a dozen players on the All-District 5 1A-4A team for 2014.

    Senior forward Caitlin Diefendorf earned one of two Player of the Year honors, while Ian Williamson was named Coach of the Year.