Today's Sports

  • Campbell: Fullback with Chiefs

    The dream continues for Jordan Campbell.

    The former New Mexico Highlands University football standout is pursuing a second chance of landing a spot in the National Football League this fall, even if it means switching positions.

    Campbell is getting repetitions as a fullback with the Kansas City Chiefs after signing a free agency deal with the organization in the offseason.

  • Tough to achieve dynasty in NFL

    By Howard Fendrich
    AP Pro Football Writer

    The NFL does what it can via the draft, salary cap, free agency and, coming soon, expanded playoffs to engineer a sense of parity, making each team and each fan base believe it has a chance to win on any given Sunday — and to reach any season’s Super Bowl.

    Those efforts might finally have brought about the death of dynasties: It’s been a decade since the New England Patriots won the 2003 and 2004 titles, the longest stretch without a repeat champion in nearly a half-century of Super Bowls.

  • Judge rules against NCAA in...

    By Tim Dahlberg
    AP Sports Writer

    College football and basketball players could be in line for paydays worth thousands of dollars once they leave school after a landmark ruling Friday that may change the way the NCAA does business.

    A federal judge ruled that the NCAA can’t stop players from selling the rights to their names, images and likenesses, striking down NCAA regulations that prohibit them from getting anything other than scholarships and the cost of attendance at schools.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 11...

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Las Vegas 51s, 8:05 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Memphis Redbirds, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Memphis Redbirds, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

  • FYI - Sports - Aug. 11, 2014

    RHS, MMS cross country
    RHS and Memorial cross country practice will begin at 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11.
    High school practice will be at RHS track. Middle school practice will be at the middle school track. Students  grades 9-12 are encouraged to come to the high school, and students grades 6-8 are encouraged to come to the middle school to join the cross country teams. Physicals need to be done ASAP.

    Memorial football

  • RMAC poll: Cowboys seventh

    New Mexico Highlands University’s football team is predicted to finish seventh in the 10-team Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference this coming fall.

    That’s according to a preseason coaches’ poll conducted in conjunction with the RMAC’s recent Media Day in Colorado Springs.

    The Cowboys, who finished 2-9 overall and 1-8 in the conference in 2013, garnered 29 points in the poll, which tied them with Western New Mexico for seventh place.

  • Football 2014 schedules

    NMHU Cowboys

    9/6 Eastern New Mexico 6 p.m.
    9/13 At Northern Arizona 5 p.m.
    9/20 Western New Mexico* 1 p.m.
    9/27 At Fort Lewis noon
    10/4 Colorado Mines 1 p.m.
    10/11 At Colorado Mesa 1 p.m.
    10/18 Western State 1 p.m.
    10/25 At Adams State noon
    11/1 Chadron State 1 p.m.
    11/8 At Black Hills State 1 p.m.
    11/15 At CSU-Pueblo 2 p.m.

  • LV’s Aragon wins crown at...

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    It’s been an unforgettable summer for Las Vegas resident Courtney Aragon.

    Aragon, a physique competitor, became 2014 Fitness New Mexico Champion at the Fitness New Mexico Championships on May 31 in Albuquerque.

  • Women linksters invited to join...

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    The Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association will hold its annual Fiesta de Las Vegas Golf Tournament on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at the New Mexico Highlands University Gene Torres Golf Course.

    Entries or cancellations must be received by Aug. 20. Mark your calendar and enter now.

    Entry forms are available at the Highlands Golf Pro shop or by calling Tangee Dolan, 505-425-3149.

    “This is a fun day for women golfers from around the state,” said Anne Pepper of the LVWGA.

  • Catfish stocked near Villanueva

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    The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish stocked a section of the Pecos River flowing through Villanueva State Park south of Las Vegas with 200 catfish for the first time earlier this week.

    The large channel catfish are 18-20 inches and larger.

    “We are always looking to expand public fishing opportunities,” Department Fisheries Chief Mike Sloane said. “When anglers in the Villanueva area reached out to us to request more opportunities to fish, we were happy to be able to help.”