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Today's Sports

  • Sisters triumph in state free-...

    A sister act reigned supreme in this year’s Knights of Columbus state free-throw shooting competitions.

    Michaela Vigil Lujan and Savannah Vigil Lujan, 15-year-old twin sisters from Las Vegas, placed first and second, respectively, in Knights’ annual showdown of sharpshooters March 22 in Española.

    Michaela swished 22 out of 25 free throws to claim the championship, capping a run that began with her winning a chapter title in Los Alamos.

  • Quintana wins 4th golf tourney

    Having ensured herself a return trip to the state golf tournament next month, West Las Vegas’ Joedy Quintana has turned her attention to winning tournaments (not to mention track meets).

    Quintana shot an 84 in Monday’s West Las Vegas Invitational held at New Mexico Highlands University’s Gene Torres Golf Course. That was three strokes better than runner-up Briana Paiz (87) of Raton, who’d essentially made it a two-person chase for the individual girls’ championship.

    Robertson’s Andrea Vaisa came in third, shooting a 93.

  • Lady Cards sweep Elkettes

    Robertson softball made a big move toward a District 2-3A title by sweeping Pojoaque 5-2 and 7-3 on Saturday in Jacona.

    Elena Garcia won game one, said RHS coach Adrian Jaramillo, by “pitching a very disciplined game.”

    Then in game two, eighth grader Kendra Duran recorded a pitching victory in her debut with the varsity squad, also hitting a home run to help her own cause. Elicia Trujillo also homered for the Lady Cardinals.

  • Meadow City results posted

    Results of the annual Meadow City Track and Field Invitational, hosted by Robertson High School on April 17 at Cardinal Stadium:

    BOYS’ TEAM STANDINGS
    1. St. Michael’s, 123.5 points
    2. West Las Vegas, 71
    3. Pojoaque Valley, 64.5
    4. Fort Sumner, 45
    5. Robertson, 43
    6. Taos, 40
    7. Bernalillo, 33

    GIRLS’ TEAM STANDINGS
    1. St. Michael’s, 120 points
    2. Robertson, 72
    3. West Las Vegas, 67
    4. Fort Sumner, 62
    5. Pojoaque Valley, 39

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April...

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas JV at Pojoaque (DH), 3 p.m., Pojoaque
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • LCC vs. Lamar (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • Robertson JV vs. East Mountain, 4 p.m., RHS field
    • West Las Vegas JV at Taos (DH), 3 p.m., Taos

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park

  • RHS girls, WLV boys both 2nd in...

    Strength in distance running events paved the way to runner-up finishes for both the Robertson girls and West Las Vegas boys in this past Thursday’s Meadow City Invitational.

    The Lady Cardinals, paced by Anabella Miller in the long runs, garnered 72 team points to fend off West Las Vegas (67) and Fort Sumner (62) for second place in the girls’ team competition.

    Meanwhile, the Dons got their usual boost from Moises Coca and another strong showing in the boys’ distance events to amass 71 points, outscoring third-place Pojoaque Valley (64.5).

  • Taking on No. 2
  • Vatos rebound with Sevens triumph

    Submitted to the Optic

    During the last three weeks the No. 9 nationally ranked NMHU Vatos (11-2) have been both humbled and exalted.

    By losing 46-17 in Austin to the undefeated and sixth nationally ranked and Texas Collegiate Champion, St. Edward’s University (11-1), the Vatos were eliminated from the National Small College Rugby Organization National Playoffs.

  • ‘Topes add pitcher

    Albuquerque Isotopes

    Left-handed pitcher Paco Rodriguez joined the Albuquerque Isotopes Wednesday, and lefty Daniel Moskos was placed on the disabled list with a left calf strain.

    Rodriguez claims a 3.18 ERA in eight relief appearances with the Los Angeles Dodgers this season. He spent the entire 2013 season with Los Angeles, turning in a 2.32 ERA with 63 strikeouts against only 19 walks in 54.1 innings. This will be the first stop at Triple-A for Rodriguez as he jumped from Double-A Chattanooga to the Major Leagues in 2012.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April...

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Robertson JV vs. West Las Vegas (DH), 3 p.m., MMS field
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas vs. Robertson, 4 p.m., WLV field
    • Robertson JV at Pecos (DH), 3 p.m., Pecos
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • LCC vs. Lamar (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park