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Today's News

  • Lady Cards nip Rangerettes

    Mary Bustos and her Robertson Lady Cardinal volleyball team evened their season record at 1-1 Tuesday night at the expense of visiting Mora, but the Rangerettes (5-2) and Jacquelyn Sanchez likely felt like winners nonetheless.

  • RHS soccer sweeps Monte del Sol

    Keen Martinez’s surge to the net delivered the game-winning goal in overtime Tuesday afternoon, and Robertson won in boys’ soccer against Monte del Sol by a 3-2 count.

    It was the first win for head coach Clarence Montoya and his team, who next host Portales on Sept. 15. The RHS boys are 1-2.

    Caitlin Diefendorf and Elena Martinez each scored a hat trick as Robertson’s girls’ soccer team defeated Monte del Sol 6-0 in the nightcap.

  • Go Fish - Sept. 9. 2011

    Fishing report, Sept. 6

    Coyote Creek: Flow is 1.2 cfs. Fishing is fair for trout.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports Sept. 9, 2011

    FRIDAY
    Football
    • Robertson vs. Santa Rosa, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas at Tucumcari, 7 p.m., Tucumcari
    • Wagon Mound-Roy-Mosquero vs. Hondo, 4:30 p.m., TBA
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at West Texas A&M tournament (vs. Incarnate  Word, 9:30 a.m.; vs. Wayland Baptist, 4 p.m.), Canyon Texas
    • Pecos at St. Michael’s, 5:30 p.m., Santa Fe

    SATURDAY
    Cross country

  • 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

  • Correction - Sports Sept. 9, 2011

    A caption accompanying the Robertson football action photograph in Monday’s Optic misidentified a player. The Cardinals’ Dominic Yara was pictured along with Antonio Arguello.
     

  • Mora County Notebook: Coach James Branch comes full circle

    James Branch, the new basketball coach at Mora High School, has gone full circle. He now leads the team that he once played for during his days as a student at Mora High School in the 1970s. During his high school days, Branch was a star basketball player for the Rangers, coached by Arthur Romero and Douglas Velarde. He was fast and his athletic ability helped earn the Rangers a trip to the state tournament. Branch was given honorable mention in All State basketball in 1977 — the year he graduated from Mora High School.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - Sept. 9, 2011

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    7 p.m. - Mora Ranger football vs. Magdalena, home NMHU

    Saturday
    9 a.m. - Mora cross country at Taos, junior varsity and varsity teams

    Sunday
    2:30 p.m. - VFW Ladies Auxiliary, VFW Hall
    5 p.m. - VFW regular meeting, VFW Hall

  • Palabras Pintorescas: The surprise concoction

    My life is full of surprises, and just this week I had yet another one. Daughter Sherry asked me for my recipe for that seven- layer casserole I used to make when our guest ranch was in full swing here.

    Oh, yes, our kids had to eat it often and there was a bit of grumbling (perhaps sharing their plate with the dog) so I never expected to hear any of them actually wanting the recipe.

  • Taste the town at the annual Sabor

    Submitted to the Optic

    Hammered elongated rings connect with polished squares of earth’s time-forged beauty in Sandi Boyer’s Labradorite, astrophylite, fine and sterling silver wire-wrapped necklace or wrap bracelet.

    Originally from Pennsylvania, Boyer now relishes the natural beauty and diversity in New Mexico, where she finds inspiration in the rich variety of semi-precious stones that she arranges in original designs.