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Today's News

  • Vegas Bowl Jr. is Thursday

    For the second consecutive season, the Meadow City’s two middle school football teams carry undefeated records into their head-to-head meeting on the gridiron.

    Memorial Middle School is 6-0 and West Las Vegas Middle School is 5-0 as they prepare for Thursday’s Vegas Bowl Junior under the lights at Perkins Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. — moved back from the original 4 p.m. — and gates open at 5:30. Tickets are $3 adults and $1 students.

  • Running in Rio
  • Cowgirls stun No. 15 Mines

    Pulling away with three second-half goals for a 4-1 triumph, New Mexico Highlands University surprised Colorado School of Mines, the 15th ranked team in NCAA Division II women’s soccer, on Sunday at Perkins Stadium.

    Highlands is now 9-6 overall and 7-4 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Mines falls to 11-2-1 and 7-2-1, respectively.

    Julissa Rodriguez and Janelle McGee each scored two goals and had one assist apiece for the Cowgirls, who visit Colorado Mesa on Friday in Grand Junction.

  • RHS boys looking for strong finish

    Winning ugly is far better than losing pretty, as far as Robertson boys’ soccer coach Clarence Montoya is concerned.

    His Cardinals did the former in a 3-1 tally against visiting Pojoaque Valley on Monday on campus, extending their season-long winning streak to four games.

    Robertson and Pojoaque traded one broken possession after another on a warm afternoon in Las Vegas that felt more like a lazy early summer day.

  • Rangers, Cardinals in World Series

    The Associated Press

    Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton in a matchup of MVP sluggers. Nelson Cruz and David Freese becoming bigger names with each home run swing. Pitching staffs full of shaky starters and shutdown relievers.
    Plus a Rally Squirrel and the Claw.

    The Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals, with a lot of symmetry, are all set to get acquainted in the World Series.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 19, 2011

    WEDNESDAY
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls at Moreno Valley, 4 p.m., Angel Fire
    Volleyball
    • NMHU vs. University of the Southwest, 6 p.m., Wilson Complex

    THURSDAY
    Cross country
    • Mora, Pecos at Santa Rosa, 3 p.m., Santa Rosa
    Football
    • Vegas Bowl Jr.: West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Memorial Middle School, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    Volleyball
    • Robertson at Raton, 4 p.m., Raton

  • Man arrested for robbery

    A 22-year-old New Mexico Highlands University student was arrested Wednesday on two counts of armed robbery for allegedly pointing a gun at two people and demanding money.

    Porter Lee Hill, who lives at Kennedy Hall North Dorms, is also a suspect in several other armed robberies that occurred on Tuesday, though charges do not appear to have been filed in those cases so far.

    Hill denied committing the robberies.

  • Val Kilmer sells ranch for $18.5M

    The Associated Press
    and Optic staff

    Actor Val Kilmer has sold the bulk of his 5,300-acre ranch in northern New Mexico to a Texas oil and gas executive and his wife for $18.5 million.

    The deed transfer filed Sept. 30 with the San Miguel County Clerk’s Office indicates Kilmer sold all but 141 acres to Benjamin A. Strickling III and his wife, Roxann, according to the Santa Fe New Mexican.

  • Walking for a cause
  • West board OKs change order

    Football is in full swing at West Las Vegas High School and all their home games are being played at New Mexico Highlands University’s Perkins Stadium.

    The Frank Herrera Football complex has undergone several facelifts including artificial turf. On Thursday, the West Las Vegas School Board voted unanimously to approve a change order to continue the improvements at the complex. The vote  was taken after a lengthy executive session.