Today's Sports

  • Cards roll in mismatch

    Tonati Aparicio-Blythe’s point-blank goal — his third of the day — brought a merciful end to Robertson’s 11-1 defeat of Desert Academy on Thursday at RHS Field.

    Aparicio-Blythe wasn’t the only one who collected a hat trick for the Cardinals (3-3). T.J. Trujillo scored four goals and Musa Doumbia had three, while Micah Curtis added one in the lopsided affair.

  • Fiesta de Golf: Geoffrion leads...

    Submitted to the Optic

    Forty ladies, representing 13 clubs from around the state, converged on Gene Torres Golf Course on Aug. 30 for the annual Fiesta de Golf tournament.

    Hosted by the Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association, players enjoyed “picture-perfect weather and a course in pristine condition,” reported Anne Pepper of the LVWGA.

  • Go Fish — Sept. 15, 2017

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers.

    Catches of the week

  • Football previews: Homecoming,...

    Homecoming games for both West Las Vegas and New Mexico Highlands highlight the weekend in prep football, while the unbeaten Robertson Cardinals travel to face perhaps their toughest Class 4A opponent to date this season.

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    The Dons and head coach Adrian Gonzales take on Albuquerque Academy on Friday night, with an early (6 p.m.) kickoff scheduled for the renovated Herrera Complex, which has an expanded new bleacher section and press box on its west side.

  • Sports roundup: Class 4A...

    On paper, at least, this was a battle of titans, a potential state tournament preview. On the court, it was more a showcase for Robertson volleyball.

    The host Lady Cardinals won the first two sets before settling for a 3-1 victory over Moriarty on Tuesday night at Mike Marr Gym. The contest pitted RHS, the Class 4A state runner-up from this past November’s state tourney, against a Lady Pintos squad ranked as high as No. 3 in the classification.

  • Sports: Looking Ahead


    Cross country: Memorial Middle School at Taos, 3 p.m., Taos

    Football: Robertson at Ruidoso, 7 p.m., Ruidoso; West Las Vegas vs. Albuquerque Academy (Homecoming), 6 p.m., Herrera Complex; Soccer: NMHU women vs. Adams State, 7 p.m., Eco Park, Taos; Volleyball: NMHU vs. Colorado School of Mines, 5 p.m. (new time), Wilson Complex: Robertson at Santa Fe tournament, TBA, Santa Fe


  • Cardinal boys soccer busts into...

    Breaking into the win column, Robertson’s boys’ soccer team took out its frustrations with two dominant wins — their first this fall — over Tierra Encantada and Monte del Sol on Friday and Saturday. T.J. Trujillo’s surge up the middle with 15 minutes left in the game Friday helped left the Carindals to a 4-1 win over Tierra Encatada.

  • Cards tame Lions; Dons’ upset...

    Using a balanced attack, the No. 2 ranked Robertson Cardinals beat another football team expected to contend for state in Class 3A this fall. This time, the opponent was Santa Rosa, which fell 34-14 Friday night at Cardinal Stadium.

    Arjay Ortiz ran for a team-high 129 rushing yards and completed 9 of 15 passes for 171 to lead the home team.

  • College roundup: HU runners in...

    Collins Kurui of New Mexico Highlands was held to eighth place by a pack of runners from host Adams State in this past weekend’s Joe Vigil Open in Alamosa, Colo.

    Kurui, who’d won the Lobo Invitational and earned national honors a week earlier, posted a time of 25:18 in the 8-kilometer race.

    NMHU’s men placed third, getting scoring from Kennedy Kipkogei (17th, 26:39), Oliver Huffman (30th, 27:50), Raymond Tanui (33rd, 28:21) and Mark Daniels (44th, 31:18).

    Highlands’ women placed third behind Adams State and Trinidad State.

  • Friday night football: Robertson...

    No. 2 ranked Robertson rode a three-touchdown lead to a 34-14 win over visiting Santa Rosa on Friday night at Cardinal Stadium. Meanwhile, West Las Vegas led the No. 1 Portales Rams on the road before fading in a 56-28 defeat.

    West had led twice -- 13-7 and 21-14 in the first half. But the defending state champions outscored the Dons 42-7 after that. West fell to 1-2 with a homecoming date against Albuquerque Academy coming up.

    Robertson stayed unbeaten at 3-0. The Cardinals scored first on a turnover and led 21-0 at halftime.