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Today's Sports

  • Lumberjacked!

    NMHU Sports Information and Las Vegas Optic

    A balanced attack by Northern Arizona — the No. 24 ranked team in NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision — overwhelmed New Mexico Highlands on Saturday in a 62-23 shootout at the Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff, Ariz.

    Kyren Poe went 14 of 23 for 241 yards and three touchdowns without a turnover to lead NAU’s offense. Marquice Paige and Corbin Jountti combined for 260 yards rushing and two touchdowns.

  • Weekend Roundup - Cardinals cage...

    It may have been Lions Country, but it was Robertson’s Amos Rivera on the prowl Friday night.

    Rivera pitched in as a short-yardage runner and scored the Cardinals’ first two touchdowns to help RHS defeat Santa Rosa 27-6 on the road.

    Robertson’s offensive line were the real kings of the jungle, controlling the line of scrimmage and opening holes for the Cardinal backs to run through all game long.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Sept....

    Monday
    Football
    • Robertson (B) vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys (A,B) at St. Michael’s, 3 p.m., Santa Fe
    Volleyball
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Memorial Middle School (7th), 4 p.m., WLV

    Tuesday
    Volleyball
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) at Santa Fe Prep, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Mora, 4 p.m., WLV

    Wednesday
    Cross country

  • Valencia handles Lady Dons

    Valencia (3-2) held on for a 3-1 volleyball victory over West Las Vegas (2-2) on Tuesday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.
    Scores were 25-20, 25-21, 31-33, and 25-23 in favor of the Class 5A Jaguars.

  • Streak ends - RHS girls hadn’t...

    Visiting Belen brought Robertson’s four-match winning streak (not to mention its 26-0 scoring tear) to an end in girls’ soccer action Tuesday afternoon at RHS Field.

    But it took most of the match and a good effort from a strong Class 5A program to do it.

    Belen’s Alexis Begay struck twice — once in each half — in a 2-1 final tally.

  • Lumberjacks loom large

    As a nationally ranked NCAA Division I Football Championship Series school, Northern Arizona certainly counts as one of the toughest opponents of the fall for New Mexico Highlands.

  • Youth Soccer - Sept. 12

    The following are Las Vegas Youth Soccer League matches scheduled for this coming weekend.

  • West LV honors Coca, Estrada

    Submitted to the Optic

    Moises Coca and Desiree Estrada are the first recipients of West Las Vegas’ new monthly honors for student-athletes.

    Coca, a 3.10 GPA student in addition to a top senior cross country runner, plans on seeking a degree in Criminal Justice and join the New Mexico State Police, after graduation. “This award means the school acknowledges the hard work that I have been putting in the classroom and after school, the sports I participate in.”

  • Moreno leads Cowgirl volleyball...

    NMHU Sports Information

    The New Mexico Highlands women’s volleyball team finished this past weekend on a high note when it knocked off instate rival Eastern New Mexico in four sets, 25-21, 20-25, 25-13, 25-20. This followed a straight-set loss to Truman State, 25-13, 25-20, 25-18.

  • Goodell says NFL didn’t see video

    The Associated Press

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — As questions arose about how the NFL investigated domestic violence allegations against Ray Rice, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday the league asked for, but was not given, video showing the ex-Ravens running back punching his then-fiancee on an elevator.

    Goodell told CBS that “no one in the NFL, to my knowledge” had seen a new video of what happened on the elevator until it was posted online.