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Today's Sports

  • Dons hoopsters beat Bosque

    West Las Vegas boys' basketball won 80-51 Tuesday night at Bosque Prep on Albuquerque's west side.

    It is the first win for the Dons (1-1) under new head coach Clyde Sanchez, who took over for David Bustos.

    The Dons lost their season opener 83-59 at Lovington on Saturday. They were missing players who were helping the WLV football team battle Robertson in a state playoff game back in town.

  • Looking Ahead, Wednesday, Nov....

    WEDNESDAY
    Basketball
    • NMHU women at Western New Mexico, 5 p.m., Silver City

    THURSDAY
    • No varsity events scheduled

    FRIDAY
    Basketball
    • NMHU men vs. Johnson & Wales, 3 p.m., Wilson Complex
    Football
    • Class 4A state playoff games TBA, campus sites

    SATURDAY
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) at Shiprock, 1 p.m., Shiprock
    Football

  • Correction

    The Nov. 10 print edition of the Optic incorrectly listed the Las Vegas Outlaw 11-12 football team as an AYF state championship winner. The Outlaws 9-10 team won the state title in its division.

    The 11-12 Outlaws also reached the finals in its bracket, finishing as a state runner-up.

    The error was made in transcription.

  • Cowboys' Holland, Jones...

    Jacob Holland poured in 30 points, including an old-fashioned three-point play that gave Highlands the lead for good in a 90-81 win over upstart Northern New Mexico College on Saturday at the Wilson Complex
    It was the high-point effort of the young season not only for Holland but for any of the Cowboys.
    Jordan Jones scored 24  — including four 3-pointers — in another strong effort, while West Las Vegas alumnus D.J. Bustos tallied 10 points, his most prolific scoring to date as a college player.

  • Eastern outguns Cowgirls

    Eastern New Mexico’s women’s basketball team hopes to make noise this winter in the Lone Star Conference, and in-state rival New Mexico Highlands got to hear it in person.

    The Cowgirls fell to 1-3 after a 53-34 setback against the visiting Greyhounds in a Saturday matinee at the Wilson Complex.

  • Cards nip Dons in playoff classic

    Robertson held off crosstown rival West Las Vegas 14-13 in an instant classic of a state football quarterfinal Saturday at Cardinal Stadium.

    Robertson (10-1) will host Portales, which beat Taos on Friday, this coming weekend for a spot in the Class 4A final. West, which last week won its first playoff game since 2003, was 24 yards away from the potential winning score, but John Balizan's pass to brother David in the end zone went incomplete, and the Cards took over on downs with six seconds left.

  • Looking Ahead, Sunday, Nov. 19,...

    SUNDAY

    • No varsity events scheduled

     

    MONDAY

    Basketball

    • Memorial Middle School girls vs. Pojoaque, 4 p.m., MMS

  • NMHU winter sports schedules,...

    Tuesday, Nov 21

    BASKETBALL

    • NMHU men at University of the Southwest, TBA, Hobbs

    Wednesday, Nov. 22

    BASKETBALL

    • NMHU women at Western New Mexico, 5 p.m., Silver City

    Friday, Nov. 24

    BASKETBALL

    • NMHU men vs. Johnson & Wales, 3 p.m., Wilson Complex

    Sunday, Nov. 26

    BASKETBALL

  • Local flavor on HU teams

    Homegrown student-athletes will have a definite role for all three of New Mexico Highlands’ winter sports programs this year. 

  • Prep football: A second helping

    In the Meadow City, some prefer red and some prefer green. Even the ones who say “both” (or “Christmas,” in restaurant parlance) will inevitably show their true allegiance if prompted enough.

    But offer up a second helping of Vegas Bowl, and the answer is simply “Yes, please!”