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Today's Sports

  • Dons XC fourth at Jemez Valley

    Despite being shorthanded, the West Las Vegas boys’ cross country team had a spirited effort in finishing fourth in this past Saturday’s Jemez Valley Invitational.

    “Really, we should’ve been first or second, or at least second,” said WLV head coach Leroy “Caro” Armijo. “We were missing one, and that hurt us.”

    The Dons’ lead varsity runner, senior Moises Coca, earned an individual runner-up finish, crossing the line in 18 minutes and 49 seconds.

    Kevin Villanueva was 12th with a time of 20:01.

  • Cowgirl Way honors 2

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    Two current New Mexico Highlands student-athletes were presented with the Southwest Capital Bank Cowgirl Way Scholarship by the bank’s regional president Mike Melton, the school announced Sept. 10.

    The athletes who received the scholarship are junior Destiny Dilworth (track and field) and senior Jacquelyn Wood (softball).

  • Dagnino helps Cowgirl soccer to...

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    The Las Vegas, New Mexico, area Subway restaurants and Manger Regina Denardo are pleased to announce that soccer sophomore Anyssa Dagnino has been named the Subway Eat Fresh Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of Sept. 15.

    Dagnino helped the Cowgirls soccer team (3-1) not only pick up two pivotal region wins, but helped Highlands record a pair of shutouts in the first home-opening weekend. She made the most of her three shots in those two combined games, finding the back of the net twice.

  • West Las Vegas homecoming...

    Submitted to the Optic

    Tickets for the 2014 West Las Vegas homecoming game vs. Capital, Friday at 7 p.m., are now on sale at the West Las Vegas Athletic office, located in the Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children 5 years and younger as well as senior citizens.

    Tickets can also be purchased at the tailgate party, which will take place after the parade, at the south end of the West Las Vegas football field.

    The homecoming pep assembly will be held 6 p.m. Thursday at the gym.

  • Amid outcry, Vikings OK Peterson...

    By Jon Krawczynski
    AP Sports Writer

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings have seen the details. They have seen photos of the injuries that Adrian Peterson’s 4-year-old son suffered at the hands of the star running back. They have a history of punishing players who have run into trouble with the law.

    The Vikings brought Peterson back to the team anyway even as the public furor over the NFL’s approach to addressing domestic abuse reached a fever pitch.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Sept....

    Wednesday
    Cross country
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Española, 3:30 p.m., Española
    Soccer
    • NMHU women at Colorado State-Pueblo, 7 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.
    • Robertson boys vs. East Mountain, 5 p.m.
    • Robertson girls vs. East Mountain, 3 p.m.
    Volleyball
    • Robertson (A,B,C) at Capital, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    Thursday
    Cross country
    • Memorial Middle School at Moriarty, 3 p.m., Moriarty
    Football

  • Lumberjacked!

    NMHU Sports Information and Las Vegas Optic

    A balanced attack by Northern Arizona — the No. 24 ranked team in NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision — overwhelmed New Mexico Highlands on Saturday in a 62-23 shootout at the Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff, Ariz.

    Kyren Poe went 14 of 23 for 241 yards and three touchdowns without a turnover to lead NAU’s offense. Marquice Paige and Corbin Jountti combined for 260 yards rushing and two touchdowns.

  • Weekend Roundup - Cardinals cage...

    It may have been Lions Country, but it was Robertson’s Amos Rivera on the prowl Friday night.

    Rivera pitched in as a short-yardage runner and scored the Cardinals’ first two touchdowns to help RHS defeat Santa Rosa 27-6 on the road.

    Robertson’s offensive line were the real kings of the jungle, controlling the line of scrimmage and opening holes for the Cardinal backs to run through all game long.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Sept....

    Monday
    Football
    • Robertson (B) vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys (A,B) at St. Michael’s, 3 p.m., Santa Fe
    Volleyball
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Memorial Middle School (7th), 4 p.m., WLV

    Tuesday
    Volleyball
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) at Santa Fe Prep, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Mora, 4 p.m., WLV

    Wednesday
    Cross country

  • Valencia handles Lady Dons

    Valencia (3-2) held on for a 3-1 volleyball victory over West Las Vegas (2-2) on Tuesday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.
    Scores were 25-20, 25-21, 31-33, and 25-23 in favor of the Class 5A Jaguars.