Today's News

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Nov. 1-4

    • District tournaments TBA

    • Class 1A-4A state tournament boys’ quarterfinals: Robertson vs. Hatch Valley-Bernalillo winner, 10:30 a.m., Bernalillo Soccer Complex
    • Class 1A-4A state tournament girls’ quarterfinals: Robertson vs. Bosque, 2:30 p.m., Bernalillo Soccer Complex
    • District tournaments TBA

    • Robertson at Pojoaque Valley, 7 p.m., Jacona

  • Dons, Lady Cards returning to state XC meet

    Robertson’s girls and West Las Vegas’ boys punched return tickets to this coming Saturday’s state cross country championships thanks to top-three team finishes in the district meet Friday in Santa Fe.

    The Lady Cardinals, coached by Patrick Garcia, landed five in the top 16 to come away with second place in the girls’ race.

  • Beasties joining party in Bernalillo

    Robertson High School is looking to make double trouble for opponents in the state soccer tournaments.

    On Saturday, the RHS girls’ team — who got into the Class 1A-4A girls’ bracket as the No. 10 seed — stunned No. 7 Taos on the road in a 2-0 shutout in the opening round.

    That gives the Lady Cardinals, AKA Beastie Girls, a trip to the quarterfinals Thursday at the Bernalillo Soccer Complex. They will face No. 2 seed Bosque (14-4-2) for a spot in the final four. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. at Field 7.

  • NMHU roundup: RMAC-leading Mavs ride early lead to rout

    New Mexico Highlands and host Colorado Mesa — the top team in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s football race — both had 14 points in the second half Saturday.

    It was those 63 points in the first half — all scored by the Mavericks — that made the difference.

    The 77-14 defeat is the sixth in a row for the Cowboys and first-year coach Marty Fine.

    Eystin Salum threw four touchdown passes on his way to 299 yards for the Mavericks, and David Tann rushed for three TDs as part of a 167-yard effort.

  • Vegas Bowl 57: Big plays lift Cards

    In the end, Robertson had one big play too many for crosstown rival West Las Vegas on Saturday at Cardinal Stadium.
    Arjay Ortiz gained 244 yards on the ground and passed for another 108 in leading the Cardinals to a 51-21 win in Vegas Bowl 57.
    It was a nailbiter through two and a half quarters, though, and after John Balizan’s 25-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Tapia at the 7:41 mark of the third quarter, West trailed just 27-21.

  • Reducing recidivism

    By Jason W. Brooks, Las Vegas Optic Editor

    The San Miguel County Commission’s lengthy regular October meeting included informational presentations on a number of key and/or specialized items.

    One of those items was from the Citizens Advisory Committee, requesting the Commission follow up on commitments that past commissioners had made to the San Miguel County Detention Center.

  • Second half key as Cards down Dons in Vegas Bowl

    Vegas Bowl 57 had the feel of a classic for two and a half quarters, the score 27-21 with 7:41 left in the third.

    Then host Robertson made the first of several big-yardage plays, starting a run of 24 unanswered points in a 51-21 final Saturday at Cardinal Stadium.

    The outcome left the Cardinals (8-1) and Dons (6-3) tied for second place in District 2-4A with 4-1 records. St. Michael's throttled Santa Fe Indian Saturday to remain unbeaten in district at 5-0.

  • State soccer: Beasties upset Taos

    No. 10 seed Robertson girls' soccer surprised No. 7 Taos by a 2-0 count Saturday afternoon at Eco Park in Taos.

    The Lady Cardinals and coach Jeff Houdek advance to play Bosque in the Class 1A-4A state quarterfinals at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Bernalillo Soccer Complex.

    As a top-four seed, Robertson's boys had a first-round bye. They play either No. 6 Hatch Valley or No. 11 Bernalillo at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the complex.

    See the Optic print and online editions for coverage.

  • San Miguel del Vado student awarded scholarships

    Submittted to the Optic

    Congratulations are in order for Tiffany Encinas, who was recently announced as an annual scholarship winner.

    The El Valle Community Center in Villanueva announced Encinias as winner of $1,000 scholarships.

    The requirements include 15 hours of community service at the center, a one-page essay on both who inspired the recipient the most and to elaborate on her career choice.

    It also required two recommendation letters, official high school transcript and 2.5 high school GPA.

  • Railroad safety must be no easy business

    Palabras Pintorescas — By Editha Bartley

    Yes, I am a news junkie, and when I heard on the TV news that there was a train wreck, derailment near Watrous, here in Mora County, I was surely surprised.

    Train wrecks are not common in this part of our world and this passenger train apparently hit a fallen rock on the track. That is not good.