Today's Sports

  • Cowgirl soccer wins in overtime

    After more than a hour and a half of scoreless soccer, one set play tipped the victory to New Mexico Highlands on Sunday in a clash with Western State Colorado in Gunnison, Colo.

    Jasmine Waugaman’s corner kick delivered the ball to Hannah Dahlquist in front of the net at the 93:40 mark in overtime. Dahlquist used a header to knock the ball into the goal.

    The Cowgirls improved to 5-3-2 overall and 2-2-2 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. WSC fell to 5-1-4 and 2-1-3, respectively.

  • West holding events to fight...

    October is October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and West Las Vegas Athletics will be active in  bringing awareness to this disease which has claimed the lives of thousands.   

  • Golf tourney to benefit RHS

    Recreational and serious golfers can help Robertson High School athletic programs by taking part in a benefit tournament this coming Saturday at Gene Torres Golf Course.

    The tourney will be held in conjunction with Robertson’s homecoming festivities.

    Format is a four-person scramble. Sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9.

    Team entry fee is $400 per team. A $10,000 grand prize for hole in one will be featured. Refreshments and door prizes will be provided to participants.

  • HU samples Chili

    New Mexico Highlands cross country runners turned in numerous career bests at the 2014 Chili Pepper Festival, hosted by the University of Arkansas this past Saturday in Fayetteville.

    “It was a great day to get out on the course,” said coach Bob DeVries.

    The women came in 14th, beating out 10 other NCAA Division II teams and 11 teams overall.  

    The men finished around eighth of 27 teams.

  • Young runners pay off

    An infusion of middle school talent has given a real boost to cross country teams at Robertson.

    Makayla Quintana and Nieves Pacheco, two call-ups from Memorial Middle School’s eighth grade class were among the top four runners for Robertson’s girls this past Saturday in the Highland High meet. And MMS standout Josh Valdez was in the top four for the Cardinal boys’ squad, too.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Oct. 8...

    Cross country
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Santo Domingo, 3:30 p.m., Santo Domingo

    • Memorial Middle School at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Pojoaque
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Tucumcari, 4 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • Robertson boys at Taos, 3 p.m., Taos
    • Robertson girls at Taos, 5 p.m., Taos
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) at Grants, 4 p.m., Grants

  • Dons taste first victory

    Yo, Adrian!

    You’re a winner.

    West Las Vegas manhandled former district rival Raton 33-16 on Friday night on the road, giving first-year head coach Adrian Gonzalez and his staff Win No. 1.

    Most of the action — and all of the scoring — took place in a feisty second half.

    Adrian Valdez — whose speedy feet have made him a special teams threat this fall — ran a Tiger punt back clear to the Raton 24 early in the third quarter.

    That led to one WLV touchdown.

  • No. 1 Robertson edges No. 2...

    Amos Rivera punched into the end zone from 1 yard away to reclaim the lead for top-ranked Robertson with just 2:43 left Friday night at Cardinal Stadium.

    This time, in the waning moments of a well-played, back-and-forth chess match of a football game between the top two teams in Class 4A, the lead would stand.

    That’s because the stout Cardinal defense held firm on the next drive, forcing an incomplete pass on fourth down, and the Redbirds counted down to a 27-24 victory over Ruidoso (5-1).

  • Weekend Roundup - Cowgirls draw...

    No news wasn’t exactly bad news for the New Mexico Highlands women’s soccer team on Friday night at Perkins Stadium.

    The Cowgirls didn’t come out with a victory. But they did battle to a scoreless draw with the No. 4 ranked team in NCAA Division II.

    Colorado School of Mines (7-0-2 overall, 4-0-1 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) was unable to get a goal in 100 minutes against the NMHU defense.

  • Cowboys push No. 17 Mines to...

    Lance Orender has completed a lot of passes in recent weeks to help New Mexico Highlands win consecutive football games.

    But one that got away led to a narrow win for the 17th ranked Colorado School of Mines on Saturday at Perkins Stadium.

    With Highlands trailing 42-35, Orender had the Cowboys driving into Mines territory. But Drew Stephon intercepted a pass with roughly three minutes left in the game. The Orediggers were then able to pick up a couple of first downs and burn the remainder of the clock.