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Today's Sports

  • RHS football enjoying top ranking

    Alumni of Robertson High School returned to their alma mater this past weekend to discover their Cardinal football team flying high, ranked No. 1 in Class 4A.

    The Cardinals, who host Pojoaque Valley on Friday night to open the District 2-4A portion of their schedule, have been in that lofty perch since first kickoff.

    As the reigning state champion with much of its players from last year’s run still in the fold, RHS was an early favorite to repeat.

  • East-West volleyball Thursday

    The first of at least two annual East-West volleyball showdowns comes Thursday night at Gillie Lopez Gymnasium, but instead of traditional school colors, pink is the color fans of both sides are encouraged to wear.

    “Dig Pink” is the theme in honor of the breast cancer awareness cause.

  • Lady Don soccer
  • RHS girls, WLV boys top 3 in...

    Junior Anabella Miller and eighth grader Makayla Quintana both burst into the top 10 individually, leading Robertson to a runner-up team finish — behind only Class 5A Valencia — in this past Saturday’s Los Lunas cross country meet.

    Meanwhile, West Las Vegas placed five varsity boys’ runners in the top 50 and grabbed third place as a team, also in Los Lunas. Only Hope Christian and Grants finished with better team scores than the Dons.

  • D-backs name new manager

    The Associated Press

    PHOENIX — Chip Hale spent 10 seasons in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ organization, the final three as the major league third base coach. He also played at the University of Arizona and still lives in Tucson.

    If ever there was a perfect fit for Hale’s first job as a big league manager, it was with the Diamondbacks, who gave him a two-year contract Monday to replace Kirk Gibson.

    “This is the perfect job for me and my family, and that is important for me to be here,” Hale said.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Oct. 15...

    Wednesday
    Football
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Pojoaque, 4 p.m., Herrera Complex
    Volleyball
    • Memorial Middle School vs. Raton, 4 p.m., MMS

    Thursday
    Football
    • Memorial Middle School at Raton, 4 p.m., Raton
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys at Pojoaque Valley, 3 p.m., Jacona
    • Robertson girls vs. Pojoaque Valley, 3 p.m., RHS Field
    Volleyball
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) vs. Robertson, Dig Pink night, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    Friday

  • Homecoming rout - Raton no match...

    Robertson and Raton combined for 35 points in the first quarter Friday night.

    The first six were the Tigers’.

    The rest belonged to the Cardinals — who were just beginning an eventual 55-6 beatdown.

    It played out before Robertson’s 2014 homecoming crowd at Cardinal Stadium, and the few raindrops were far from adequate to dampen the enthusiasm for the undefeated Redbirds.

    The Cardinals moved their record to 7-0 as they prepare for the District 2-4A schedule, which starts with Pojoaque Valley’s visit this coming Friday.

  • Dons win second in a row

    Fans of Jose Juan Montaño had been waiting for a night like this one.

    Montaño delivered on Friday night in Tucumcari, passing for 492 yards and eight touchdowns in a 67-36 shootout victory — the Dons’ second in a row following an 0-5 start.

    Perhaps the most important statistic — other than the final score — is completion percentage. Montaño was unofficially credited with 31 of 39 passes on target, with several different receivers on the other end of them.

  • Highlands football stumbles at...

    Forced to climb out of a 24-0 hole, the New Mexico Highlands football team stumbled to a 31-19 defeat Saturday at Colorado Mesa in Grand Junction, Colo.

    The Cowboys (2-4 overall, 2-2 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) played stretches of the game without starting quarterback Lance Orender and a leading receiver.

    With backup QB Tanner Wright at the controls, the Cowboys eventually rallied, outscoring the host Mavericks 19-7 over the final 20 minutes.

  • Weekend Roundup - Lady Don...

    West Las Vegas volleyball enjoys a lofty statewide ranking — No. 6 in the most recent NMOTSC.com poll — but head coach Karli Salazar says her team remains a work in progress.

    “They’re improving,” she said of her Lady Dons. “But we have a lot of unforced errors at this point.”