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Today's Sports

  • Dons honor their football...

    West Las Vegas honored the following former Dons football coaches as part of its homecoming celebrations: Sam Caputo, Gillie Lopez, Ernie Abreu, Frank Herrera, Jimmy Ortiz, Victor Sanchez, Nick Trujillo, George Marquez, Will Jaramillo, Ray Pino, Darrel Ray, Joaquin Garcia, James Esquibel, Mike Maldonado, Mike Ulibarri, Robert Alarcon. Several of the coaches made it to the parade and to the game on Friday.

  • College roundup: No. 20 Mines...

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    On its opening weekend of both the home schedule and the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference slate, the New Mexico Highlands volleyball team had a promising start.

    Matched against nationally ranked Colorado School of Mines on Friday night, the Cowgirls won the first set 25-20 and led in the second before falling in a 26-24 nailbiter in the second. But the 20th ranked Orediggers responded by winning the next two sets to clinch a 3-1 victory.

  • Homecoming cheer

    Welcoming a robust homecoming crowd to a newly refurbished Herrera Complex, the West Las Vegas football team made quick work of Albuquerque Academy on Friday night, rolling to a 48-0 win.

    John Balizan passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, and Antonio Bustamante rushed for the first of a couple of scores as West dashed to a 28-0 lead by halftime. The Dons kept coasting even with backups on the field much of the second half, improving to 2-2.

  • Cowboys breeze past Rams for...

    For the first time in five years, New Mexico Highlands' football team is off to a 2-1 start.

    The Cowboys crushed Texas Wesleyan, a school that just reintroduced football to its campus after decades without, by a 42-7 count on a balmy Saturday afternoon at the Herrera Complex.

    It was the first homecoming victory for NMHU since 2014 and the team's largest margin of victory since Sept. 27 of that year.

  • Friday night football: Dons,...

    Welcoming a robust homecoming crowd to a newly refurbished Herrera Complex, the West Las Vegas football team made quick work of Albuquerque Academy on Friday night, rolling to a 48-0 win.

    John Balizan passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, and Antonio Bustamante rushed for the first of a couple of scores as West dashed to a 28-0 lead by halftime. The Dons kept coasting even with backups on the field much of the second half, improving to 2-2.

    Meanwhile, the No. 2 ranked Robertson Cardinals surged past host Ruidoso 42-28, overcoming first-half deficits with a strong second half.

  • Cards roll in mismatch

    Tonati Aparicio-Blythe’s point-blank goal — his third of the day — brought a merciful end to Robertson’s 11-1 defeat of Desert Academy on Thursday at RHS Field.

    Aparicio-Blythe wasn’t the only one who collected a hat trick for the Cardinals (3-3). T.J. Trujillo scored four goals and Musa Doumbia had three, while Micah Curtis added one in the lopsided affair.

  • Fiesta de Golf: Geoffrion leads...

    Submitted to the Optic

    Forty ladies, representing 13 clubs from around the state, converged on Gene Torres Golf Course on Aug. 30 for the annual Fiesta de Golf tournament.

    Hosted by the Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association, players enjoyed “picture-perfect weather and a course in pristine condition,” reported Anne Pepper of the LVWGA.

  • Go Fish — Sept. 15, 2017

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers.

    Catches of the week

  • Football previews: Homecoming,...

    Homecoming games for both West Las Vegas and New Mexico Highlands highlight the weekend in prep football, while the unbeaten Robertson Cardinals travel to face perhaps their toughest Class 4A opponent to date this season.

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    The Dons and head coach Adrian Gonzales take on Albuquerque Academy on Friday night, with an early (6 p.m.) kickoff scheduled for the renovated Herrera Complex, which has an expanded new bleacher section and press box on its west side.

  • Sports roundup: Class 4A...

    On paper, at least, this was a battle of titans, a potential state tournament preview. On the court, it was more a showcase for Robertson volleyball.

    The host Lady Cardinals won the first two sets before settling for a 3-1 victory over Moriarty on Tuesday night at Mike Marr Gym. The contest pitted RHS, the Class 4A state runner-up from this past November’s state tourney, against a Lady Pintos squad ranked as high as No. 3 in the classification.