Today's Sports

  • Dons shut out by Espanola

    Espanola Valley ran roughshod over West Las Vegas 50-0 Friday night at the Herrera Complex, dropping the Dons to 0-2 on the season.

    The Sundevil defense seemed to key in on West's playmaking receiver, Miguel Sena, devoting extra attention his way throughout the contest. Espanola also came up with three big turnovers -- one fumble recovery and two interceptions -- and scored on two of the three ensuing drives.

  • Going toe to toe with the champs

    Continuing a brutal early schedule, the Robertson boys’ soccer team (0-3) ran into the buzz saw of defending Class 5A state champion Capital on Tuesday evening, falling 9-0.

    Junior Victor Lozoya scored four goals and added two assists for the Jaguars, who are off to a 4-0 start. Three of Lozoya’s scores came in the first half.

    Senior Alexis Romo also recorded a hat trick for Capital, and he and Lozoya combined for the first six goals. Romo had one assist.

    Rene Ortiz and Eric Oquedo tallied one goal apiece to round out the scoring.

  • Lady Dons rock Raton

    A full lineup translated into high-octane offense Tuesday night for the West Las Vegas volleyball team in a 3-0 romp against visiting Raton.

    The Lady Dons (2-0) won 25-6, 25-17, 25-5 against their former district rivals, now in Class 3A.

    Kyanna Spaulding’s return — and her addition to the frontcourt rotation — was a nice success for West. Spaulding led all players with 11 kills. Reyna Trujillo (nine), Jenika Padilla (eight) and Jaylen Gutierrez (seven) rounded out a balanced attack for the Lady Dons.

  • RHS spikers fall to St. Mike’s

    Resurgent St. Michael’s took a 3-0 win over Robertson in volleyball action Tuesday evening at Memorial Middle School’s gymnasium, a substitute for unavailable Mike Marr Gym.

    It was the season opener for the Lady Cardinals, who have retooled with several young players, as well as the Lady Horsemen.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Sept. 4...

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Sacramento RiverCats, 8:05 p.m., Sacramento, Calif.
    Cross country
    • Robertson at Socorro, TBA, Socorro
    • West Las Vegas vs. Española Valley, 7 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • NMHU women vs. Texas-Permian Basin, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • Robertson girls at Santa Fe Indian, TBA, Santa Fe
    • Mora, Pecos at Tucumcari tournament, TBA, Tucumcari

  • Cards, Dons drop football openers

    Robertson’s offense remains a work in progress, and the Portales Rams took advantage of that fact Friday night, doubling up the Cardinals 26-13 at Blackwater Draw.

    Meanwhile, back in the Meadow City, Clayton defeated West Las Vegas 45-20 in another opener for this prep football season.

    In each case, the competition was considerable. Portales is among the top-ranked teams in Class 4A along with the Cardinals. Clayton’s Yellowjackets have been to the Class 3A state final the last two years, winning in 2013.

  • Highlands runners 1st in Lubbock

    NMHU Sports Information

    Coach Bob DeVries and the New Mexico Highlands men’s cross country team started off the season on the right foot, capturing first place at the Lubbock Christian Rust Buster Relays on Friday in Lubbock, Texas.

    The format for Rust Buster Relays consist of teams of two who alternate running 1.5 miles until the team runs a total of 9 miles.

  • Young players lead Beasties to...

    Young players enjoyed major roles as the Robertson girls’ soccer team shut out Santa Fe Prep 3-0 in its season debut this past Saturday.

    “All the girls played with heart,” said first-year head coach Jeff Houdek.

    Freshmen Gabriella Montoya and Sierra Atencio scored, as did senior Amelia Zoernig. Montoya, Maddie Becker and Victoria Valdez had assists.

  • Lady Cards 2nd, Dons 4th in...

    The course was a thing of beauty, and so were several performances by some Meadow City distance runners in this past weekend’s Del Valdez Invitational at Black Mesa Golf Course near Española.

    Robertson’s girls came away with a second-place finish in their race, led by Anabella Miller (20:19), Makayla Quintana (20:29) and Morgan Diefendorf (20:47), who placed second, third and fifth, respectively.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Sept. 2...

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 8:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.
    Cross country
    • Memorial Middle School at Cochiti, 3 p.m., Cochiti
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Santa Rosa, 4 p.m., Santa Rosa
    • West Las Vegas Mid School at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Pecos Middle School vs. Mora, 4 p.m., Pecos

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 8:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.