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  • Noticias - Oct. 5, 2011

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

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 5, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Little Leaf that Wouldn’t Fall” by Nadine Brun-Crosme and Oliver Talle. All programs are free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING
    EL PORVENIR

  • Cowgirls beat T-Wolves, end skid

    Snapping out of a recent four-game slide, the New Mexico Highlands women’s soccer team blanked visiting Colorado State-Pueblo 2-0 this past Sunday at Perkins Stadium.

    Coach Justin Wagar’s Cowgirls improved to 3-6 overall and 2-4 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. CSUP is 4-7 and 1-5, respectively.

  • West girls fifth in East Mountain meet

    With times under 24 minutes, Cecilia Gutierrez and Esperanza Garduño both finished in the top 10 individually, helping pace West Las Vegas’ girls cross country to a fifth-place team finish this past Saturday at East Mountain in Sandia Park.

    Overall, West enjoyed a pretty good day on the course. The varsity boys took seventh place behind individual top-20 finishers Moises Coca and Max Sedillo. And boasting five runners in the top 10, the WLV Middle School boys’ squad brought home a championship in its race, a 2-mile run.

  • Ferrill to speak at Luna

    Submitted to the Optic

    Former Highlands University football coach and NFL advance scout Carl Ferrill is scheduled to talk to Luna Community College student-athletes at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, at the LCC Nursing Auditorium.

  • H Club banquet, other events on tap

    Homecoming week festivities inevitably have a sports theme to them, but that’s particularly true of this week at New Mexico Highlands University.

    The theme: “Purple Reign.”

    On Thursday, the school plans a re-dedication of the Stu Clark Student Center, the facility named in honor of the longtime coach who — beginning in 1932 — had a two-decade run of success at Highlands. The re-dedication is set for 4:30 p.m.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 5, 2011

    WEDNESDAY
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos

    THURSDAY
    Football
    • West Las Vegas vs. Portales, 6 p.m., Perkins Stadium (RESCHEDULED)
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls vs. Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., RHS field
    Volleyball
    • NMHU vs. Western New Mexico, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • West Las Vegas at Des Moines, 5 p.m., Des Moines

    FRIDAY
    Football

  • FYI - Sports

    Adult swimming classes (for ages 16 and older) are now being offered at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. The course will include six sessions from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Oct. 4 to Oct. 20. Cost is $30 for six sessions. Only 10 spots are available, so registration as soon as possible is recommended. Contact the Rec at 426-1739 for details.

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    Coaches, we love covering your teams! Submit your scores, stats and story ideas to the Optic: dkavanaugh@lasvegasoptic.com

  • Millions spent defending East

    The tab for defending Las Vegas City Schools and its employees against lawsuits stemming from the August 2008 football team assaults exceeds $6 million.

    The actual figure could be closer to $7 million because the settlement received by one of the victims and the amount spent on legal fees in one of the lawsuits have yet to be disclosed.

    The suits stem from an August 2008 incident in which older members of the football team sodomized younger players with broomsticks and terrorized others during a pre-season football camp in the Gallinas Canyon.

  • Speaking out, learning more