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  • Noticias - Nov. 12, 2014

    Submit your calendar items and notices to
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com.

  • Disappointing conduct

    The Robertson High School football team has a lot to be proud of, given its undefeated record so far this season and last year’s state championship.

    But the conduct of two of its key players this past weekend during the East-West game was disappointing and not befitting of the extraordinary team that the Cardinals have become.

    Dominic Lucero and J.R. Gonzalez were ejected from Saturday’s game after incurring unsportsmanlike conduct penalties.

    And they will have to sit out the Cardinals’ first playoff game.

  • Preserve Amtrak route

    A recent Department of Transportation Commission study provides yet another reason for New Mexico to bite the bullet and contribute money so that Amtrak’s Southwest Chief can continue its route through Las Vegas and northeast New Mexico.

    The study estimates that New Mexico would lose about $3 million a year if Amtrak were to halt passenger service along its current route and shift the Southwest Chief to another rail line, according to The Associated Press. And the study projects that those losses would climb to $3.7 million a year by 2023.

  • Work of Art: Gas is now under three bucks

    You’ve already heard of the “Better Used Cars” sold by a company my dad used to work for. Werley Auto Company, which sold Ford, Mercury and Lincoln products, also had a used car line.

  • Lady Dons, Rangerettes aim high

    Volleyball fans, this is your week.

    State tournaments in each of six classifications get under way Thursday and continue through Saturday in Rio Rancho.
    Selections and seedings were announced Sunday by the New Mexico Activities Association.

  • Highlands harrier races to All-RMAC

    NMHU Sports Information

    Highlands men’s cross country freshman Raymond Tanui has been named the Subway Eat Fresh Student-Athlete of the Week.

    Subway manager Regina Denardo and NMHU announced the selection on Monday.
    Tanui finished 21st at the 2014 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships to earn all-conference honors. He helped the men’s cross country team finish seventh and will be counted on in the regional meet Nov. 22 in Denver.
    Tanui is a native of El Doret, Kenya.

  • Strong finish for runners

    Highlights of this past Saturday’s state high school cross country championships held in Rio Rancho:

    CLASS 1A-2A BOYS INDIVIDUALS
     1. Terrence Lee, Navajo Pine, 17:21
    17. Casimiro Fresquez, Mora, 18:40
    41. Warren Roybal, Mora, 20:06
    46. Santiago Laumbach, Mora, 21:01
    57. Eloy Roybal, Mora, 22:02
    59. Travis Romero, Mora, 22:11
    60. Andres Martinez, Mora, 22:13
    69. Brandon Dahilig, Mora, 24:04
    (Mora boys placed eighth as a team: Navajo Pine won the meet)

  • HU spikers drop finale

    NMHU Sports Information

    The Cowgirls took a 2-1 lead and had match point in set four, but the Mountaineers rallied and took the fifth set easily as the New Mexico Highlands volleyball team lost its season finale to Western State 21-25, 25-20, 23-25, 30-28, 15-4 Saturday night in Gunnison, Colo.

    Highlands finished 11-18 overall and 5-13 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

    The host Mountaineers (2-16, 2-13) overcame the match point with a kill, an ace and a bad set by Highlands in game four, tying the match and sending it to the decisive fifth.

  • Beasties @ State
  • Marquez grapples to title for Highlands

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    The New Mexico Highlands wrestling team had two grapplers place when they competed at the Cowboy Open at the University of Wyoming this past Saturday in Laramie.

    In his first competition of the season, redshirt sophomore Cody Marquez swept through the amateur bracket at heavyweight to claim the title.

    It took all of 52 seconds for Marquez to pick up six points with a pin of Alexis Garcia of Great Falls.