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  • One-set classic

    All the drama of Saturday night’s East-West volleyball rematch was reserved for the second set.

    But oh what a set it was.

    Robertson won in three games for the second time in as many meetings with West Las Vegas, solidifying its place atop the District 2-4A standings with a road victory at Gillie Lopez Gym.

  • Outlaws grab title

    C.J. Perea hit Zeke Villegas for two touchdowns and rushed for another to lead the 9-10 Las Vegas Outlaws to their ninth win in as many games this fall Saturday in Santa Fe. The Outlaws’19-0 win over the Rio Rancho Punishers clinches a share of the division title in the Northern New Mexico Children’s Football League.

    Perea, Villegas and teammates Ethan Tafoya, Tony Rubin, D’Mario Gallegos, Josh Martinez and Deshaun Kensey were selected as league all-stars.

  • State: Beasties in as No. 9 seed

    The Beastie Girls are headed back to the state soccer tournament.

    Their Robertson boys’ counterparts, alas, are not.

    Players and coaches learned their postseason fate on Sunday afternoon, hours after concluding the regular season with a home doubleheader against Santa Fe Prep.

  • Robertson runners sweep Wildcat Invite as season nears finish

    Robertson cross country swept to dual victories Friday to close the regular season, dominating the course in the Desert Academy Wildcat Invitational.

    Sophomore Makayla Quintana finished ahead of Mora’s Natalia Marrujo to win the individual girls’ title in the Santa Fe meet. Quintana’s winning time was 20:25; Marrujo clocked in at 21:00. Savannah Sena, Madeleine Morse, Maya Luu, Maria Barela and Nieves Pacheco all finished in the top 10 for the Lady Cardinals.

  • Tough go at RMAC meet

    Suffering back cramps that caused him to fade a bit down the stretch, New Mexico Highlands men’s cross country standout Collins Kurui finished 37th with a time of 26:54 in Saturday’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championship meet.

    The Cowboys ran 11th as a team in the 8-kilometer men’s race, which was won by reigning NCAA Division II national champion Colorado School of Mines. Raymond Tanui (56th, 27:31), Kennedy Kipkogei (27:42), Caleb Rubalcaba (84th, 28:40) and Mark Daniels (112th, 30:34) rounded out the varsity scoring for NMHU.

  • YABL sign-up through Oct. 31

    Through Oct. 31, the City of Las Vegas Recreation Department is signing up players for some of its annual youth basketball leagues.

    Registration ($40 fee per player) is open to boys in grades three to seven (non-school players) and to both boys and girls, kindergarten through second grades.

    Coaches are also being sought and should complete applications available at Rodriguez Park Recreation Office on Grant Street and at City Hall. Call 426-3212 for more info.

    The season runs from November to February.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 26, 2016

    • Pecos Middle School at Desert Academy, 11 a.m., Santa Fe

    • Robertson (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Mora (A,B) vs. Escalante, 5 p.m., Montoya Gym

    Cross country
    • District 2-3A championships, 4 p.m., Pecos
    • Vegas Bowl 56: West Las Vegas vs. Robertson, 6 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • NMHU women at Western State, 3 p.m., Gunnison, Colo.
    • NMHU at Fort Lewis, 7 p.m., Durango, Colo.

    Cross country

  • Saturday football: Cards stay unbeaten, Cowboys stay winless

    Robertson moved its unbeaten record to 8-0, opening up the passing game in a 34-25 triumph at St. Michael's in Santa Fe.

    Also Saturday afternoon, New Mexico Highlands saw its gridiron drought continue, as Western State dealt the Cowboys a 58-0 shutout at Perkins Stadium. Highlands is 0-8.

    For more on the weekend in Las Vegas sports, check out the Optic print and online editions this week. 

  • Friday night football : Tigers tame West offense

    West Las Vegas suffered its first gridiron defeat in nearly a month Friday night, falling at Taos 30-27.

    The Dons are 6-2 overall and 3-1 in District 2-4A. They host No. 1 Robertson in Vegas Bowl 56 at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28.

    Robertson plays at St. Mike's at 1 p.m. Saturday in Santa Fe. 

    For more on the weekend in Las Vegas sports, check out the Optic print and online editions this week. 

  • Remains of missing man found

    Since early July, Gloria Thurman has found herself wondering what happened to her grandson Jose “Whisper” Lucero.  

    All these months she knew something was wrong. On Wednesday, she got the news she didn’t want to hear. Authorities have confirmed that partial skeletal remains belonging to her 21-year-old grandson were found in Bernal, about 15 miles south of Las Vegas. Thurman still wonders what happened in the last moments of her grandson’s life.