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Today's Sports

  • Volleyball: Taos spikers edge...

    Taos’ volleyball program hasn’t had much to celebrate in recent times, but after the Lady Tigers survived a five-set struggle at West Las Vegas on Thursday night, they were jumping for joy.

    West won the opening set and had a 2-1 match lead going into the fourth, but internal strife surfaced for the Lady Dons in that game and Taos took full advantage. The visitors won that set and then shook off a 5-1 deficit in the decisive fifth to win 15-13.

  • Looking Ahead, Sunday, Oct. 22,...

    SUNDAY

    Soccer
    • NMHU women at Colorado Mesa, noon, Grand Junction, Colo.
    • LVYSL games, 1 p.m., UWC, Montezuma

    MONDAY

    Football n West Las Vegas (B) at Escalante, 4 p.m., Tierra Amarilla.

    TUESDAY

    Volleyball: Robertson (A,B,C) at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos; West Las Vegas (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona.

    WEDNESDAY

  • Go Fish — Oct. 22, 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

    Pecos River: Jesse Silva, 13, Zakahryah Silva, 8 and Cypriana Silva, 6, of Belen, caught limits of rainbow trout Oct. 14. They were using gold flake salmon eggs.

     

  • Boys Soccer: Cards rally past St...

    Surrounded by defenders, Musah Doumbia blasted the game-winning goal from the left flank with 1:47 left, lifting Robertson to a stirring 4-3 comeback victory over St. Michael's on Thursday at RHS Field.

    The Cardinals (13-6 overall, 10-1 in district) can win the district title outright Saturday against Santa Fe Prep. Match time is 10 a.m.

    Thursday's contest seemed well in hand for the home team after a 2-0 lead, but the Horsemen scored three straight goals to grab control with 7:15 left.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Oct. 20-22

    FRIDAY
    Cross country
    • Robertson at Los Alamos/Rio Grande, TBA
    Football
    • Robertson vs. St. Michael’s, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas vs. Taos, 7 p.m., Herrera Complex
    Soccer
    • NMHU women at Westminster, noon, Salt Lake City
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Chadron State, TBA, Chadron, Neb.

    SATURDAY
    Cross country
    • NMHU at RMAC championships, 11 a.m., Chadron, Neb.
    • West Las Vegas at Rio Grande, 9 a.m., Albuquerque

  • Redbird boys soccer has shot at...

    When Santa Fe Prep comes to town on Saturday morning, a district boys’ soccer title could be on the line.
    That’s because Robertson stunned the Blue Griffins 4-0 on Tuesday in Santa Fe, pulling into a tie with Prep for the top spot in the district standings. (RHS was to host St. Michael’s on Thursday in another contest that will have considerable impact as well; check lasvegasoptic.com for the latest updates.) Going into Thursday, both Robertson and Prep had just one district loss apiece, meaning must-watch soccer for the last games of the regular season.

  • Key weekend in district football...

    Now the high school football schedule gets interesting.
    Along with top-ranked Robertson, West Las Vegas and St. Michael’s are riding high in the rankings and carry 3-0 records in District 2-4A going into the weekend. Losses at RHS and to St. Mike’s have taken some wind out of Taos’ sails, but the Tigers remain a dangerous team on the rise. All four will be in town Friday night for the most interesting District 2-4A gridiron weekend of the regular season.

  • Lady Dons soccer closes with two...

    Last fall, West Las Vegas’ fledgling girls’ soccer program measured progress by how many goals it allowed against particular opponents in otherwise lopsided affairs.
    This year, it’s a little different.
    The Lady Dons finished their regular season with back-to-back wins, the latter a 3-2 triumph over Hope Christian’s junior varsity on Tuesday afternoon at the Herrera Complex. Beating the Huskies is a first for the team.
    Briana Marquez, Cameron Sandoval and Savannah Montoya scored the goals for West in an action-packed first half.

  • RHS boys golf punches state...

    The Robertson boys golf team is going to state.
    Taos’ Josh Fambro continued his hot streak on the golf course this year, winning the boys’ individual title at the West Las Vegas Invitational on Tuesday at Gene Torres Golf Course.
    But he had some company — with Robertson’s Noah Gonzales coming within two strokes of the winning score.
    Fambro shot a 68, while Gonzales had a 70 amid idyllic conditions — high temperatures around 70 with little to no wind.

  • Big night in Bernalillo for Dons

    West Las Vegas’ Balizan brothers hooked up for a pair of touchdowns, and Antonio Bustamante pushed his season total to 20 as the Dons beat Bernalillo 42-7 Friday for the Spartan Homecoming game.

    Head coach Adrian Gonzales and the Dons improved to 5-2 overall and 3-0 in District 2-4A with three tough games — Taos, Robertson and St. Michael’s — left in the regular season.