http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sports/rss.xml en BREAKING: Several local wrestlers reach finals http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/breaking-several-local-wrestlers-reach-finals RIO RANCHO -- Updates from the state wrestling tournaments at the Santa Ana Star Center, by weight class: 106) Pecos' Francisco Martinez will be wrestling for third place; Robertson Andrew Trujillo is in the finals. 113) Robertson's Justin Salazar is in third place match. 120) West Las Vegas' Joshua Sandoval and Pecos' Estevan Atilano are in line for fifth. 126) Robertson's Leon Lujan will vie for fifth. 138) Robertson's Johnathan Trujillo will grapple for another state title, while West's Emilio Lopez seeks fifth. 145) Robertson's Tristan Trujillo is in the final. Robertson wrestlers in hunt on day one http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/robertson-wrestlers-hunt-day-one RIO RANCHO -- With early rounds complete, the Robertson wrestling team is in the top three -- along with defending champion Cobre and Silver -- at the state wrestling tournaments at the Santa Ana Star Center. Eight Cardinals have made it to Saturday's semifinals and have thus guaranteed top-four placings. So have two Pecos grapplers. Several wrestlers from West Las Vegas, Pecos and Robertson are alive in the consolation brackets and have a shot at medals. Check back for more updates throughout the tournaments. College Sports Schedule - Spring 2017 http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/college-sports-schedule-spring-2017 <img src="http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/2.19_highlandsbase1st.jpg" alt="Highlands first baseman Brad Blackwell stays vigilant as an opponent goes up to bat. " title="Highlands first baseman Brad Blackwell stays vigilant as an opponent goes up to bat. " align="left" hspace="6" width="55" height="85" /><p> Saturday, Feb. 18<br /> SOFTBALL<br /> &bull; Luna Community College at Trinidad State Junior College (DH), noon, Trinidad, Colo.<br /> &bull; NMHU vs. Oklahoma Panhandle State (DH), noon, Cowgirl Field<br /> <br /> Sunday, Feb. 19<br /> BASEBALL<br /> &bull; Luna Community College at Lamar Community College (DH), noon, Lamar, Colo.<br /> SOFTBALL<br /> &bull; Luna Community College at Lamar Junior College (DH), noon, Lamar, Colo.<br /> &bull; NMHU vs. Oklahoma Panhandle State (DH), 11 a.m., Cowgirl Field<br /> <br /> Tuesday, Feb. 21<br /> BASEBALL<br /> Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 19, 2017 http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/looking-ahead-sports-feb-19-2017 <p> SUNDAY<br /> Baseball<br /> &bull; LCC at Lamar Community College (DH), 1 p.m., Lamar, Colo.<br /> Softball<br /> &bull; LCC at Lamar Junior College (DH), noon, Lamar, Colo.<br /> &bull; NMHU vs. Oklahoma Panhandle State (DH), 11 a.m., Cowgirl Field<br /> <br /> MONDAY &nbsp;<br /> Basketball<br /> &bull; District tournaments begin, TBA<br /> <br /> TUESDAY<br /> Baseball<br /> &bull; LCC at Trinidad State Junior College, TBA, Trinidad, Colo.<br /> Basketball<br /> &bull; District tournaments, TBA<br /> <br /> WEDNESDAY<br /> Baseball<br /> State wrestling this weekend in Rio http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/state-wrestling-weekend-rio <img src="http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/2.17_leonlujan.jpg" alt="Robertson’s Leon Lujan ties up with a foe from Valencia." title="Robertson’s Leon Lujan ties up with a foe from Valencia." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Wrestlers from Robertson, West Las Vegas and Pecos are in Rio Rancho this weekend, vying for team and individual titles in the state championship tournaments at the Santa Ana Star Center.</p> <p> Action begins at 9 a.m. (doors open at 8) Friday with first-round matches. Quarterfinals and consolation bracket bouts are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. On Saturday, more consolation matches and semifinals get under way at 9 a.m. The third-place and fifth-place matches are set for 1:30, with the championship finals starting at 4. Team awards presentations will follow around 7.</p> Robertson claims two district titles http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/robertson-claims-two-district-titles <img src="http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/2.17_44v44.jpg" alt="West Las Vegas’ Jasmine Montaño and Robertson’s Angelica Montoya box out for a free throw." title="West Las Vegas’ Jasmine Montaño and Robertson’s Angelica Montoya box out for a free throw." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Robertson clinched the regular-season District 2-4A boys&rsquo; basketball title on Tuesday night with a 56-52 thriller at Taos.</p> <p> The Cardinals (15-7 overall, 6-1 in district) will host the 2-4A tournament final on Feb. 25 at Mike Marr Gym. It&rsquo;s the second consecutive regular-season title for RHS and head coach Manuel Romero.</p> <p> Kasean Pryor made a living at the line down the stretch at Taos. The RHS sophomore swished nine of 10 free throws in the fourth quarter and 10 of 12 overall to score a team-high 17 points.</p> Looking Ahead - Sports - Feb. 17, 2017 http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/looking-ahead-sports-feb-17-2017 <p> FRIDAY<br /> Basketball<br /> &bull; Robertson boys (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona<br /> &bull; West Las Vegas boys (B,C) at St. Michael&rsquo;s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe<br /> Wrestling<br /> &bull; State tournaments, 11 a.m., Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho<br /> <br /> SATURDAY<br /> Baseball<br /> &bull; LCC at Lamar Community College (DH), noon, Lamar, Colo.<br /> Basketball<br /> &bull; NMHU women and men vs. Colorado School of Mines, 5 p.m., Wilson Complex<br /> &bull; Robertson girls (A,B) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona<br /> LV bodybuilder seeks votes http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/lv-bodybuilder-seeks-votes Jenny Quintana, a competitive bodybuilder from Las Vegas, is asking for help as she tries to win an online contest. Quintana seeks votes in the Ms Health and Fitness contest and can be featured in the magazine if successful. She successfully advanced from the initial round. Voting in the current round continues for six days starting Thursday, Feb. 16. To vote for Quintana, follow the link https://mshealthandfitness.com/vote/jenny-quintana . Free votes are available as are donation opportunities for the Homes for Wounded Warriors benefit.