Today's Sports

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept....

    • NMHU women at Fort Lewis, noon, Durango, Colo.
    • Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, 1:30 p.m., United World College, Montezuma

    • Robertson JV vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • Robertson JV girls vs. West Las Vegas, 3 p.m., RHS Field
    • Memorial Middle School vs. Mora, 4 p.m., MMS gym
    • Valley Middle School at Peñasco, 4 p.m., Peñasco


  • Beasties leash T-Wolves

    With the still-young defense exhibiting an increasing amount of maturity and poise, the Robertson girls’ soccer team had little trouble handling East Mountain on Tuesday afternoon at RHS Field.

    The Lady Cardinals scored once in each half to secure a 2-0 shutout of the visiting Timberwolves, a program with a history of postseason appearances.

    Gabriella Montoya booted the ball roughly 20 yards away, driving from the right edge of the penalty area with 21:10 left in the first half.

  • Cowboys face NAU

    Previews of this weekend’s gridiron action involving Meadow City teams:

    Robertson vs. Ruidoso, 7 p.m., Friday, Cardinal Stadium
    Back home at Cardinal Stadium after two weeks on the road, the No. 1 ranked Robertson football team hosts Ruidoso on Friday night.

    The Warriors are 1-2 and ranked No. 5 in Class 4A. After opening with losses at 5A Roswell and 4A defending state champ Hatch Valley, the Warriors defeated Lovington 57-34 last week.

  • Hansen, Cowgirls take 3 of 4

    Sweet, Caroline!

    Caroline Hansen, a New Mexico Highlands University senior, smashed a team-high 52 kills in four matches for the Cowgirls this past weekend in the South Central Classic and earned all-tournament honors.

    Hansen, who is from Gramado, Brazil, also had 41 digs and three aces to help Highlands win three of four matches in the season-opening tournament.

    After beating East Central 3-1, NMHU lost to Southeastern Oklahoma 3-2. But the Cowgirls closed with wins over Southern Arkansas, 3-2, and Cameron, 3-2.

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  • Go Fish - Sept. 18, 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
    Monastery Lake: Julia Vigil of Rio Rancho caught a 23-inch rainbow trout Sept. 5. She was using purple PowerBait.

    Ute Lake: The Leinbergers of Clovis caught and released a 5.89-pound largemouth bass Sep 10. They were fishing a team tournament and using a top water lure.

  • Outlaws 9-10 now 3-0
  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept....

    Cross country
    • Memorial Middle School at Taos, 3 p.m., Taos
    • Robertson vs. Ruidoso, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • NMHU women at Adams State, 4 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.
    • Robertson boys at Desert Academy, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • NMHU at Colorado School of Mines, 7 p.m., Golden, Colo.
    • Robertson at Santa Fe tournament, TBA, Santa Fe
    • Valley Middle School vs. Cariños, 4 p.m., Valley

  • Kurui 2nd in Lubbock meet

    NMHU and Las Vegas Optic reports

    New Mexico Highlands University cross country squads competed in a rare mid-week competition Thursday at the Texas Tech Open. Running against a strong field of DI, DII, NAIA and JUCO schools, the Highlands men placed fourth out 14 scoring teams and were the top DII finisher. The Cowgirls placed seventh in their race against 12 schools.

    Collins Kurui had the day’s top performance with a runner-up finish in the men’s race. Kurui was just two seconds behind Bernard Keter of DI Texas Tech

  • Darley leads Robertson sweep

    Alianza Darley torched the Socorro Warriors for roughly a dozen kills, four blocks and four aces Thursday night as the Robertson volleyball team ran its record to 2-0 under coach Stacy Fulgenzi.

    The Lady Cardinals had little trouble in a 25-11, 25-13, 25-13 sweep — the second in as many nights to begin the season.

    Robertson did not trail at any point in the evening, starting each set well and never allowing Socorro to make any serious runs.

  • Fiesta on the course

    Submitted to the Optic

    What do you get when you cross 40 women from 12 different golf clubs with perfect New Mexico weather and a pristine golf course?

    A Fiesta of fun.

    The Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association recently hosted its annual Fiesta de Golf tournament on Aug. 31 at Gene Torres Golf Course.

    Hole sponsors and silent auction donors helped to raise almost $2,000, which supports LVWGA course improvements such as planter beds, flags, tee boxes and high school student golf programs.