Today's Sports

  • 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

  • Saturday football: Cards stay...

    Robertson moved its unbeaten record to 8-0, opening up the passing game in a 34-25 triumph at St. Michael's in Santa Fe.

    Also Saturday afternoon, New Mexico Highlands saw its gridiron drought continue, as Western State dealt the Cowboys a 58-0 shutout at Perkins Stadium. Highlands is 0-8.

    For more on the weekend in Las Vegas sports, check out the Optic print and online editions this week. 

  • Friday night football : Tigers...

    West Las Vegas suffered its first gridiron defeat in nearly a month Friday night, falling at Taos 30-27.

    The Dons are 6-2 overall and 3-1 in District 2-4A. They host No. 1 Robertson in Vegas Bowl 56 at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28.

    Robertson plays at St. Mike's at 1 p.m. Saturday in Santa Fe. 

    For more on the weekend in Las Vegas sports, check out the Optic print and online editions this week. 

  • Blue Thursday

    Robertson’s standing in District 2 soccer absorbed a hit Thursday at the hands (and feet) of visiting St. Michael’s, which swept a doubleheader featuring both boys’ and girls’ teams.

    Bryan Trujillo’s Cardinals and Jeff Houdek’s Lady Cards, who closed the regular season vs. Santa Fe Prep on Saturday, await state tournament pairings to be announced Sunday by the New Mexico Activities Association.

  • Defense dominates as MMS wins

    Rumbling down the sidelines or up the middle like a force of nature, Memorial Middle School’s Nico Martinez headlined the Junior Vegas Bowl on Thursday evening at Cardinal Stadium.

    The quick, scrappy West Las Vegas defense was there to meet that challenge throughout the game.

    Except for once.

    Martinez broke loose of a pack of Gents defenders to score in the first period. Other than that, the visitors limited the MMS power back to yards instead of scores.