Today's Sports

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 9...

    • Robertson at Santa Rosa, 7 p.m., Santa Rosa
    • West Las Vegas vs. Portales, 7 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • Robertson boys vs. Tierra Encantada, 3 p.m., RHS
    • Mora at Fort Sumner Invite, TBA, Fort Sumner
    • Mora JV at Santa Fe Indian tournament, TBA, Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Mountain View tournament, TBA, Rio Rancho

    Cross country
    • Robertson at Alamosa, TBA, Alamosa, Colo.
    • West Las Vegas at Jemez Valley, TBA, Jemez
    • Mora, Pecos, Mora Middle School, Memorial Middle School at ATC, 9 a.m., Santa Fe

  • West, East both 2-0

    Two full weeks into the prep football schedule and counting, and the Meadow City remains undefeated on the gridiron.

    DONS 45, PIRATES 30

    West Las Vegas (2-0) won a turnover-plagued shootout with visiting Grants this past Friday night in the team’s home debut at the Herrera Complex.

    Darion Williams continued his torrid start, rushing for 192 yards.

  • All square - Cowgirls,...

    One hundred and 10 minutes of strong defense by both sides resulted in a scoreless draw between New Mexico Highlands University and Midwestern State in a Labor Day women’s soccer clash at Perkins Stadium.

    It was the season opener for the Cowgirls, whose most recent action was an exhibition win Aug. 14.

    After the Cowgirls outshot the Mustangs 5-1 in the first half, it was Midwestern State with more chances in the second.

    But most of those shots went wide, and Highlands goalkeeper Makenna Luster turned away three that went on goal.

  • Lady Dons pick up first win

    Make no mistake — West Las Vegas head volleyball coach Elizabeth Ulibarri is thrilled that her team broke through for its first win of the season Saturday in Grants.

    But there are more important measurements than simple wins and losses and numbers on a scoreboard.

    “More important is that they were out there having fun, talking, hustling,” Ulibarri said of the Lady Dons. “That was more than the win.”

  • Kurui 5th in Border Classic

    New Mexico Highlands University began its cross country season with a pair of fourth-place finishes in the Border Classic hosted by Fort Hays State in Kansas.

    Highlands’ Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference rival Colorado State-Pueblo swept men’s and women’s titles in the meet.

    Collins Kurui paced the NMHU effort and ran fifth in the men’s race, finishing within 16 seconds of the winner.

    Meanwhile, several area high school teams competed in the UNM Lobo Invite in Albuquerque.

  • Little Dons Cheer Camp this week

    Little Dons Cheer Camp is set for Wednesday, Sept. 7, and is open to youngsters kindergarten through fifth grade.

    Registration starts at 5:30 p.m. at Armijo Elementary. Camp runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and continues through Thursday, also from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

    Campers will perform for the home game of the West Las Vegas High School Dons on Friday, Sept. 9, when they play Portales.

    Fee is $30 for the camp.

    Please contact Isabel at 429-1737 for more information.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 7...

    • West Las Vegas girls JV vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • Pecos (A,B), at Jemez Valley, 5 p.m., Jemez

    Cross country
    • NMHU at Texas Tech Open, 8 a.m., Lubbock, Texas
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • NMHU women at West Texas A&M, 4:30 p.m.,Canyon, Texas
    • Robertson girls (A,B) at Capital, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

  • Cards, Dons stay unbeaten on...

    Robertson and West Las Vegas both improved to 2-0 Friday night, winning decisively over Cobre and Grants, respectively. 

    In Bayard, the No. 1 ranked Cardinals got out to a 22-0 halftime lead and held on for a 36-16 win. Kickoff was delayed about a half hour by weather, but RHS quickly got to work once the officials gave the all clear.

    Back in Las Vegas, the Dons kicked off their home slate by prevailing in a turnover-plagued game with the 5A Pirates by a 45-30 score. West led by as much as 25 and got 192 rushing yards and three TDs from Darion Williams.

  • Close one in Utah

    Eighteen yards away from a game-tying touchdown, New Mexico Highlands quarterback Cody Keith spotted Regan Atkins near the goal line.

    Keith launched the football, and for a moment it looked like Atkins was going to haul it in, never mind the Dixie State defender affixed to his side.

  • Beasties, Spartans battle to a...

    Robertson’s girls’ soccer team came up with an answer in the second half after falling behind 1-0 at halftime at Class 5A Bernalillo.

    The goal ended up securing a 1-1 tie that couldn’t be decided after two overtimes at the Spartans’ home pitch.

    That gave the Lady Cardinals a 1-1-1 record as they start a four-game road swing. Next up is a trip to Santa Fe Indian on Tuesday and a return to the City Different to play Capital on Thursday.