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Today's Sports

  • Friday night football: Vegas...

    Both Robertson and West Las Vegas triumphed at home to kick off the new-look District 2-4A football schedule Friday night.

  • Young program inches forward

    Progress often is measured in small increments.

    For West Las Vegas’ fledgling girls’ soccer program, the last week has been an example of that.

    The Lady Dons, who compete at the junior varsity level for the third year since being introduced to the school’s athletic offerings, had a first-ever meeting with the Robertson JV on Monday, falling 8-3 at RHS Field. They followed that with a home game against Los Alamos. The Hilltopper juniors took an 11-1 rout that ended 16 minutes early due to the 10-goal rule.

  • Home meets get bumped

    A scheduling snafu is being blamed for the demise of this year’s Meadow City XC Invitational and the relocation of the NMHU XC Jam.

    Both meets are usually held in conjunction with one another, most often in late September at the Highlands golf course.

    It’s become a red-letter day for cross country aficionados and specifically fans of local college, high school and middle school runners. For the collegians and prep runners, it is their lone home meet of the season.

  • Dons fuel optimism

    Previews of this weekend’s gridiron action involving Meadow City teams:

    Robertson vs. Bernalillo, 7 p.m., Friday, Cardinal Stadium
    No. 1 ranked Robertson welcomes new District 2-4A addition Bernalillo to the fold on Friday night.
    The Cardinals are off to a 4-0 start, and while there are a couple close shaves in that record, the most recent game saw them convincingly dispatch Ruidoso 47-14.
    Robertson’s Joseph Paul Griego heads a potent rushing attack and is averaging 138.8 yards a game.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 23, 2016

    FRIDAY
    Cross country
    • Pecos at Albuquerque Academy Invite, 3 p.m., Albuquerque
    Football
    • Robertson vs. Bernalillo, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas vs. Pojoaque Valley (homecoming), 7 p.m., Herrera Complex
    Soccer
    • NMHU women at Black Hills State, 1 p.m., Spearfish, S.D.
    Volleyball
    • NMHU vs. South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson at Sandia Prep tournament, TBA, Albuquerque

  • Cowgirl Way - Highlands’ Montaño...

    NMHU University Relations

    Two New Mexico Highlands University women athletes who excel in both the classroom and their sports were tapped for Cowgirl Way scholarships.

    Kristen Montaño is an NCAA All-American in the 1,600-meter relay, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference champion in both the 1,600 and 800 relays, and All-RMAC in the 400-meter dash, among other track honors. She maintains a 3.4 grade-point average.

    Madison Davis, a transfer student, was a starting pitcher in her first season at Highlands in 2016. She maintains a 3.5 GPA.

  • Go Fish - Sept. 23, 2016

    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: Angelico Chavez of Las Vegas caught and released a 27-inch and a 24-inch brown trout. He was fishing the Quality Waters and using a red San Juan worm.

    Pecos River: Jason Enjidy of Albuquerque caught a 20-inch rainbow trout and an 18-inch rainbow trout Sept. 20. He was fishing near Cowles and using yellow PowerBait.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept....

    SUNDAY
    Soccer
    • Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, 2 p.m., United World College, Montezuma

    MONDAY
    Football
    • West Las Vegas JV at Moriarty, 4 p.m., Moriarty
    Soccer
    • West Las Vegas girls JV at Hope Christian, 4 p.m., Albuquerque
    Volleyball
    • Memorial Middle School vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., MMS gym
    • Pecos Middle School at Santa Fe Prep, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    TUESDAY
    Football

  • 2 fast - Rushers lead Cards,...

    Darion Williams rushed for 334 yards and four touchdowns Saturday, trampling the well-manicured lawn at Albuquerque Academy and leading West Las Vegas to a 56-23 win.

    The Dons are 3-1 as they head into homecoming week and the start of the District 2-4A schedule.

  • Coca strides to win at Manzano

    A cross country race turned into a dogfight, but on this Saturday morning, Miguel Coca was the baddest dog around.

    The West Las Vegas junior outkicked foes from Albuquerque High and Sandia to crash the finish line in a winning time of 16:13 to highlight the Manzano Invitational.

    Coca’s effort led the Dons to a fifth place team finish.

    “He ran tough; he ran smart,” said WLV head coach Leroy “Caro” Armijo. “He started behind (the front of the pack) and made his move.”