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Today's Sports

  • 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...

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

    THURSDAY
    Volleyball
    • 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

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

    SATURDAY
    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.

  • It’s Cleveland’s turn in...

    The Associated Press

    CLEVELAND — The grueling four-month championship drought could soon be over.

    Cleveland, yes, Cleveland, a city kicked around for years and where sports heartbreak was engrained in the collective DNA of generations of fans and misery was a fumble or John Elway touchdown pass away, is on deck for another title celebration.

    This year, everyone else is playing for second place. It’s Cleveland’s turn in the spotlight.

  • Go Fish - Oct. 23, 2016

    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
    Eagle Nest Lake: Mykeljon Vasquez, 7, of Las Vegas caught an 18-inch rainbow trout Oct. 16. He was using orange PowerBait.

    Storrie Lake: James Sandoval of Las Vegas caught a 34-inch catfish Oct. 14. He was using worms.

    Ute Lake: Kyler Smith of Portales caught and released a 5.08-pound smallmouth bass Oct. 16.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 23...

    SUNDAY
    Rugby
    • Vatos at High Desert Classic, Albuquerque
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. Colorado Mesa, 1 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, 2 p.m., United World College, Montezuma
    • State tournament brackets released, TBA

    MONDAY
    No local varsity events scheduled

    TUESDAY
    Volleyball
    • Robertson (A,B,C) vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym