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Today's Sports

  • District champs! Cardinal soccer...

    For the first time in a half dozen years, Robertson boys' soccer is heading to state.

    The Cardinals won their first district title since 2011 by edging the defending state champion Santa Fe Prep 1-0 in double overtime Saturday at RHS Field. The regular season finale, it was the second time in a week that the Cardinals shut out the Blue Griffins, one of the state's top-ranked programs.

  • Friday night football: Dons,...

    In a marquee football clash pitting the top two teams in Class 4A against each other, No. 1 Robertson led No. 2 St. Mike's most of the night but wound up losing 33-27.

    Across town, West Las Vegas got out to an early lead and held on, despite Taos tying the game twice. The Dons won 35-27, matching the Horsemen with a 4-0 district record.

    The Cardinals (7-1, 3-1) and Dons (6-2, 4-0) meet for Vegas Bowl next Saturday at Cardinal Stadium; kickoff is 2 p.m.

    For more on the weekend in Las Vegas-area sports, check back with the Optic online and print editions for full coverage this week.

  • Volleyball: Taos spikers edge...

    Taos’ volleyball program hasn’t had much to celebrate in recent times, but after the Lady Tigers survived a five-set struggle at West Las Vegas on Thursday night, they were jumping for joy.

    West won the opening set and had a 2-1 match lead going into the fourth, but internal strife surfaced for the Lady Dons in that game and Taos took full advantage. The visitors won that set and then shook off a 5-1 deficit in the decisive fifth to win 15-13.

  • Looking Ahead, Sunday, Oct. 22,...

    SUNDAY

    Soccer
    • NMHU women at Colorado Mesa, noon, Grand Junction, Colo.
    • LVYSL games, 1 p.m., UWC, Montezuma

    MONDAY

    Football n West Las Vegas (B) at Escalante, 4 p.m., Tierra Amarilla.

    TUESDAY

    Volleyball: Robertson (A,B,C) at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos; West Las Vegas (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona.

    WEDNESDAY

  • Go Fish — Oct. 22, 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

    Pecos River: Jesse Silva, 13, Zakahryah Silva, 8 and Cypriana Silva, 6, of Belen, caught limits of rainbow trout Oct. 14. They were using gold flake salmon eggs.

     

  • Cards rally past St. Mike's...

    Surrounded by defenders, Musah Doumbia blasted the game-winning goal from the left flank with 1:47 left, lifting Robertson to a stirring 4-3 comeback victory over St. Michael's on Thursday at RHS Field.

    The Cardinals (13-6 overall, 10-1 in district) can win the district title outright Saturday against Santa Fe Prep. Match time is 10 a.m.

    Thursday's contest seemed well in hand for the home team after a 2-0 lead, but the Horsemen scored three straight goals to grab control with 7:15 left.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Oct. 20-22

    FRIDAY
    Cross country
    • Robertson at Los Alamos/Rio Grande, TBA
    Football
    • Robertson vs. St. Michael’s, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas vs. Taos, 7 p.m., Herrera Complex
    Soccer
    • NMHU women at Westminster, noon, Salt Lake City
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Chadron State, TBA, Chadron, Neb.

    SATURDAY
    Cross country
    • NMHU at RMAC championships, 11 a.m., Chadron, Neb.
    • West Las Vegas at Rio Grande, 9 a.m., Albuquerque

  • Redbird boys soccer has shot at...

    When Santa Fe Prep comes to town on Saturday morning, a district boys’ soccer title could be on the line.
    That’s because Robertson stunned the Blue Griffins 4-0 on Tuesday in Santa Fe, pulling into a tie with Prep for the top spot in the district standings. (RHS was to host St. Michael’s on Thursday in another contest that will have considerable impact as well; check lasvegasoptic.com for the latest updates.) Going into Thursday, both Robertson and Prep had just one district loss apiece, meaning must-watch soccer for the last games of the regular season.

  • Key weekend in district football...

    Now the high school football schedule gets interesting.
    Along with top-ranked Robertson, West Las Vegas and St. Michael’s are riding high in the rankings and carry 3-0 records in District 2-4A going into the weekend. Losses at RHS and to St. Mike’s have taken some wind out of Taos’ sails, but the Tigers remain a dangerous team on the rise. All four will be in town Friday night for the most interesting District 2-4A gridiron weekend of the regular season.

  • Lady Dons soccer closes with two...

    Last fall, West Las Vegas’ fledgling girls’ soccer program measured progress by how many goals it allowed against particular opponents in otherwise lopsided affairs.
    This year, it’s a little different.
    The Lady Dons finished their regular season with back-to-back wins, the latter a 3-2 triumph over Hope Christian’s junior varsity on Tuesday afternoon at the Herrera Complex. Beating the Huskies is a first for the team.
    Briana Marquez, Cameron Sandoval and Savannah Montoya scored the goals for West in an action-packed first half.