Today's Sports

  • RMAC XC meet this Saturday

    Las Vegas Optic and NMHU reports

    Boasting five men’s teams and four women’s squads in the national top 25, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference remains a standard-bearer in cross country running.

    Striving to break through amid a pack that includes perennial NCAA Division II title contenders like Adams State is just business as usual for New Mexico Highlands and head coach Bob DeVries, who’s run the program since 1991.

  • Outlaws roll on vs. SF rivals

    Brian Rubin scored four times and Xavier Martinez got a TD to lead the 5-6 Las Vegas Outlaws over Santa Fe Venom in a 32-26 shootout this past weekend in Northern New Mexico Children’s Football League play in Santa Fe.

    The 5-6 Outlaws are 2-5.

    Devaughn Kensey scored three times and Andres Sena once as the 7-8 Outlaws improved to 5-2 with a 26-6 win over the Santa Fe Demons.

    Caesar Montoya and Jeremiah Ortega added extra points.

    And in 9-10 gridiron, the Outlaws edged the Demons 18-14 to stay unbeaten at 8-0.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 21...

    Cross country
    • Robertson at Desert Academy, TBA, Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas at Valley, 3 p.m., Albuquerque
    • Pecos at Los Alamos, 3 p.m., Los Alamos
    • West Las Vegas at Taos, 7 p.m., Taos
    • NMHU women vs. Westminster, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • NMHU vs. Chadron State, 4 p.m., Wilson Complex

    Cross country
    • NMHU at Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championships, 11 a.m., Spearfish, S.D.

  • Top-ranked Redbirds, No. 5 Dons...

    For Jeremiah Gouin’s return to Cardinal Stadium on Friday night, the former Robertson and West Las Vegas athlete enjoyed arguably the best seat in the house.

    He led the Cardinals onto the field, riding the wheelchair he’s employed while rehabbing from the spinal cord injury he sustained in a rodeo accident this past May.

    Gouin’s dramatic entrance helped inspire a lopsided Cardinal victory on homecoming night. The Redbirds (7-0) blew out Santa Fe Indian 55-0, the game stopped with 5:59 left in the third quarter.

  • Round 1 goes to Lady Cardinals

    Brandelyn Fulgenzi and Alianza Darley connected on 11 kills apiece to lead Robertson to a three-game sweep of crosstown rival West Las Vegas on Saturday afternoon at Mike Marr Gym.

    Game scores were 25-20, 25-23, 25-10.

    West led early in game one and also started the third set with a lead, but ultimately couldn’t hold off a relentless charge from the Lady Cardinals’ potent front line.

    Jaci Fulgenzi’s defense (team-high 31 digs) was especially sharp and got the Lady Cards rolling on multiple occasions.

  • Hole-in-one nets area man $10K

    The decision to participate in a benefit golf tournament for Las Vegas City Schools’ athletic department proved especially profitable for one area man.

    Burt Bazan cashed in by sinking a hole-in-one on Hole No. 9 at the Gene Torres Golf Course during Saturday’s tournament.

    The ace brought a prize of $10,000 as advertised.

    Juan Carlos Fulgenzi said the prize was made possible by an insurance policy for such contests.

  • Tough weekend for Highlands

    The road proved no kinder to New Mexico Highlands’ hard-luck football team, which lost 73-0 at Chadron State this past Saturday.

    NMHU struggled to contain the Eagles’ ground game (441 net yards), as Stevann Brown, Kevin Coy Derek Jackson and Cody Paul ran for two touchdowns apiece. Paul added a 70-yard punt return score for the final points with 2:22 left.

    The Cowboys (0-7) were held to one third-down conversion in 17 attempts.

    Three of Highlands’ remaining four games are at Perkins Stadium.


  • Cards win 2 on road

    T.J. Trujillo scored twice, fellow sophomore Carter Conkle and eighth grader Joel Curtis once apiece to push Robertson past Questa 4-1 in a Saturday road game.

    The Cardinals (8-9-1, 6-4) led 3-0 at halftime.

    The win followed a gritty 4-3 triumph after two overtimes at Pojoaque Valley on Thursday.

    Trujillo scored four times, including a winner.

    Robertson boys’ and girls’ teams close the regular season this coming week with home contests against district foes St. Michael’s (Thursday) and Santa Fe Prep (Saturday).

  • Rio run gives state preview

    Miguel Coca got a good look at his main competition for the Class 4A boys’ state cross country championship — not to mention that race’s course and a host of New Mexico’s premier runners — on Saturday morning in Rio Rancho.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 19...

    • West Las Vegas girls JV vs. Robertson, 3 p.m., Herrera Complex

    • Memorial Middle School vs. West Las Vegas, 5 p.m., Cardinal Stadium

    • Robertson boys and girls vs. St. Michael’s, 3 and 4:30 p.m., RHS
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    • Mora (A,B) at Questa, 5 p.m., Questa

    Cross country
    • Robertson at Desert Academy, TBA, Santa Fe