Today's Sports

  • BREAKING: Robertson stuns No. 1...

    Robertson is headed back to the state football championship. 

    The No. 4 seed Cardinals (10-2) upset previously unbeaten and No. 1 Portales 26-14 on Saturday evening at Cardinal Stadium. The team advances to a state title game at Hatch Valley this coming Saturday. 

    The Rams finish at 11-1.

    See the Optic print editions for more coverage. 

  • West Las Vegas hoops teams rout...

    West Las Vegas' basketball teams made such quick work of their opponents Friday, one might think they wanted to hurry and get home for more Thanksgiving leftovers. 

    The 2015 Class 4A state runner-up Dons routed Hot Springs 101-16 to tip off their season. 

    Earlier, the Lady Dons dominated the Hot Springs girls 75-19 to move to 2-0.

    Both games saw the mercy rule running clock throughout the second half. 

  • Game time changed for Saturday...

    Due to weather and road conditions, kickoff time for Saturday's state football semifinal between Robertson and Portales has been pushed back to 4 p.m. at Cardinal Stadium. 

    The New Mexico Activities Association reportedly called for the change to better accommodate travel as a storm system sweeps across the state. 

  • Cowgirl track No. 2 in national...

    Once upon a time, the New Mexico Highlands University women’s track and field team was able to sneak up on opponents.

    Those days are gone.

    The Cowgirls will enter the 2016 indoor season as the No. 2 ranked team in NCAA Division II, per the U.S. Track and Cross Country Coaches Association’s preseason poll released this past week.

    The Cowgirls, coached by Bob DeVries with the assistance of Patrick Johnson and Howard Dunbar, have become a fixture in the national rankings in recent times.

  • Lopez lone North pick from LV

    A key contributor through much of her high school career, Hannah Lopez loomed especially large for the Robertson volleyball team this fall.

    Lopez’s strong play in the middle, both in terms of blocking and attacking, was a significant factor in the Lady Cardinals’ runs to a district tournament title and a postseason run that ended in the Class 4A state semifinals.

    She was one of the squad’s leaders not only in terms of tactics but in terms of emotion, firing up teammates with explosive play and well-timed contributions.

  • Bears stun Packers

    The Associated Press

    GREEN BAY, Wis.  — Drenched from a soaking rain, Jay Cutler finally walked out of Lambeau Field with a win.
    The defense helped make Thursday night a Thanksgiving to remember for the Chicago Bears.

    Cutler threw for 200 yards and a score, and the Bears held off the Green Bay Packers on fourth-and-goal from the 8 with 22 seconds left for a 17-13 victory.

    “It was just really a good team effort defensively,” coach John Fox said.

  • This week’s NFL games - Nov. 29...

    •Detroit 45, Philadelphia 14
    •Carolina 33, Dallas 14
    •Chicago 17, Green Bay 13

    •Oakland at Tennessee, 11 a.m.
    •Buffalo at Kansas City, 11 a.m.
    •Tampa Bay at Indianapolis, 11 a.m.
    •N.Y. Giants at Washington, 11 a.m.
    •New Orleans at Houston, 11 a.m.
    •Minnesota at Atlanta, 11 a.m.
    •St. Louis at Cincinnati, 11 a.m.
    •San Diego at Jacksonville, 11 a.m.
    •Miami at N.Y. Jets, 11 a.m.

  • Looking Ahead-Sports-Nov. 29,...

    •Memorial Middle School girls at Los Alamos, 4 p.m., Los Alamos
    •Valley Middle School girls at Aspen, 4 p.m., TBA


  • Cards face No. 1 Portales

    Portales is 11-0, the No. 1 ranked team in Class 4A football and already owns one regular-season win over No. 4 Robertson.

    Saturday at Cardinal Stadium, RHS will be looking to make all that irrelevant. Kickoff for their state semifinal is set for 1 p.m.


  • Slow start hurts Cowgirl...

    Giulia Simioni and Michelle Traynham scored 20 points apiece Tuesday night, but it wasn’t enough to stake New Mexico Highlands to a win over visiting Eastern New Mexico.