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Today's News

  • Bustamante scores four TDs in Dons win

    It took a mere six offensive plays for West Las Vegas to build a 20-0 lead against visiting Santa Fe Indian on Friday night at the Herrera Complex.

    Coming off their bye week, the Dons (4-2 overall) looked rested and ready to take on the remainder of the district schedule. They coasted to a 48-6 win that went the distance probably only because West started inserting its backups before halftime.

  • Cowboys tumble in Rapid City

    Thirty-five unanswered points by South Dakota School of Mines transformed a nip-and-tuck gridiron chess match into a Hardrockers romp Saturday in Rapid City, S.D.

    South Dakota Mines defeated New Mexico Highlands 52-14, turning the Cowboys away empty-handed after a 715-mile (one-way) trek.

    Rodolph Zleh broke a 65-yard touchdown run, and Luke Jones added an extra point, to tie the game for the Cowboys with 4:59 left in the openring quarter. Ramone Atkins’ 16-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter got the Cowboys within 17-14.

  • Prep roundup: Dons take Los Lunas XC title

    On the heels of a series of high placings in this fall’s cross country meets, the West Las Vegas boys’ team broke through for a first-place team trophy this past Saturday at Los Lunas.

    The Dons harriers took much of the mystery out of the proceedings after their “big three” of Miguel Coca, J.J. Esquibel and Mikah Paiz crossed the finish line for an all-WLV top three. Jarrad Baca and Josh Ortega completed the varsity scoring to make it official.

  • Youth sports: Outlaws deal two more shutouts

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Outlaws deal 2 more shutouts

    C.J. Perea passed for six touchdowns as the Las Vegas Outlaws 9-10 football team recorded its fifth straight shutout Sunday, handing Taos a 45-0 defeat at the Herrera Complex.

    Ethan Tafoya caught three of the TD passes, with Patrick Rodriguez getting two and Josh Martinez one. The Outlaws (8-1) host the Santa Fe Roadrunners at 11 a.m. Sunday.

  • Cards' visit to SFIS set for Thursday

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Back from their bye week, the Robertson Cardinals (6-0 overall) have a rare Thursday football game this week at Santa Fe Indian School (4-3). Kickoff is 7 p.m. in Santa Fe.

    The Braves are coming off a 48-6 defeat at West Las Vegas this past Friday. They’ve lost three in a row, all against District 2-4A opponents, after having opened the season 4-0.

  • Kurui returns to form in Denver

    NMHU Sports Information and Optic reports

    The New Mexico Highlands University men’s team placed third and the women took fourth in the Roadrunner Invite this past Saturday in Denver.

    Colorado-Colorado Springs, currently ranked in the national top 20, took the women’s title and host Metro State won the men’s race.

  • Thoughts, prayers are not enough

    This editorial, by Kyle Land, recently appeared in the New Mexico Daily Lobo.

    Three years after his son, Daniel, was murdered in a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Mark Barden said on “Entertainment Weekly,” “Thoughts and prayers and moments of silence are not enough.”

    This is the mindset America should have when tackling the epidemic of gun violence. Thoughts and prayers do not prevent gun violence. Legislation does.

  • Do we ‘plant’ eggplant?

    Work of Art

    A few weeks ago, this column introduced the two foreign exchange students who are spending the school year with us. One student, Tookta, comes from Thailand; the other, Kitty, is from China.

    Our main objective is to help them learn English as well as American ways, which they seem to be acquiring through their enrollment at Robertson High School. I believe that part of their indoctrination is in providing food we think they’ll enjoy. And the counterpart involves our becoming more familiar with what people eat in China and Thailand.

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017

  • Cockrell is 2017 recipient of Marr scholarship

    Submitted to the Optic

    Matthew Preston Cockrell, a 2017 Robertson High School graduate, has been selected as the recipient of the 36th Annual Michael William Marr Memorial Scholarship.

    The Marr Scholarship has been awarded annually since the 1981-82 school year to a Robertson High School student-athlete who has excelled academically and participated in the football program.

    An outstanding scholar-athlete, Cockrell graduated with a 3.9 cumulative grade point average.