Today's Sports

  • Vegas Bowl 56: Rivalry gains...

    Intrigue is higher than usual surrounding this year’s Vegas Bowl, a game that — as a rule — needs little to draw a crowd.

    That’s because the annual East-West football game will this year feature two bona fide state contenders instead of just one.

  • Airing it out - Cards 8-0 after...

    Marc Grano has been a dutiful soldier for the Robertson Cardinals all season and in seasons prior. Generally the team’s second feature back on offense and a contributor on defense, he’s played his role seemingly without complaint. But on Saturday, with Robertson’s undefeated season suddenly in jeopardy for the first time in weeks, Grano stepped to the forefront and found himself thriving in a new role – catching the football from Arjay Ortiz.

  • Close but no cigar in Taos

    Robbie Alarcon’s 68-yard touchdown pass play to Marcus Coca got West Las Vegas within three points of Taos with 2:39 left in the game Friday night, but the host Tigers foiled the Dons’ rally, recovering an onside kick and picking up a crucial first down to run out the clock.

    Taos won 30-27, handing West (6-2, 3-1) its first loss in District 2-4A and just the second defeat overall this season.

  • One-set classic

    All the drama of Saturday night’s East-West volleyball rematch was reserved for the second set.

    But oh what a set it was.

    Robertson won in three games for the second time in as many meetings with West Las Vegas, solidifying its place atop the District 2-4A standings with a road victory at Gillie Lopez Gym.

  • Outlaws grab title

    C.J. Perea hit Zeke Villegas for two touchdowns and rushed for another to lead the 9-10 Las Vegas Outlaws to their ninth win in as many games this fall Saturday in Santa Fe. The Outlaws’19-0 win over the Rio Rancho Punishers clinches a share of the division title in the Northern New Mexico Children’s Football League.

    Perea, Villegas and teammates Ethan Tafoya, Tony Rubin, D’Mario Gallegos, Josh Martinez and Deshaun Kensey were selected as league all-stars.

  • State: Beasties in as No. 9 seed

    The Beastie Girls are headed back to the state soccer tournament.

    Their Robertson boys’ counterparts, alas, are not.

    Players and coaches learned their postseason fate on Sunday afternoon, hours after concluding the regular season with a home doubleheader against Santa Fe Prep.

  • Robertson runners sweep Wildcat...

    Robertson cross country swept to dual victories Friday to close the regular season, dominating the course in the Desert Academy Wildcat Invitational.

    Sophomore Makayla Quintana finished ahead of Mora’s Natalia Marrujo to win the individual girls’ title in the Santa Fe meet. Quintana’s winning time was 20:25; Marrujo clocked in at 21:00. Savannah Sena, Madeleine Morse, Maya Luu, Maria Barela and Nieves Pacheco all finished in the top 10 for the Lady Cardinals.

  • Tough go at RMAC meet

    Suffering back cramps that caused him to fade a bit down the stretch, New Mexico Highlands men’s cross country standout Collins Kurui finished 37th with a time of 26:54 in Saturday’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championship meet.

    The Cowboys ran 11th as a team in the 8-kilometer men’s race, which was won by reigning NCAA Division II national champion Colorado School of Mines. Raymond Tanui (56th, 27:31), Kennedy Kipkogei (27:42), Caleb Rubalcaba (84th, 28:40) and Mark Daniels (112th, 30:34) rounded out the varsity scoring for NMHU.

  • YABL sign-up through Oct. 31

    Through Oct. 31, the City of Las Vegas Recreation Department is signing up players for some of its annual youth basketball leagues.

    Registration ($40 fee per player) is open to boys in grades three to seven (non-school players) and to both boys and girls, kindergarten through second grades.

    Coaches are also being sought and should complete applications available at Rodriguez Park Recreation Office on Grant Street and at City Hall. Call 426-3212 for more info.

    The season runs from November to February.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 26...

    • Pecos Middle School at Desert Academy, 11 a.m., Santa Fe

    • Robertson (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Mora (A,B) vs. Escalante, 5 p.m., Montoya Gym

    Cross country
    • District 2-3A championships, 4 p.m., Pecos
    • Vegas Bowl 56: West Las Vegas vs. Robertson, 6 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • NMHU women at Western State, 3 p.m., Gunnison, Colo.
    • NMHU at Fort Lewis, 7 p.m., Durango, Colo.

    Cross country