Today's Sports

  • Go Fish —Sept. 24, 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.

    Catch of the week

    Clayton Lake: Aaron Earle of Clayton caught a 12.2-pound channel catfish Sept. 16. He was using chicken liver.

    Fishing report, Sept. 19

  • Roundup: Lady Don spikers pick...

    Both squads came into Gillie Lopez Gym needing a win Wednesday. West Las Vegas volleyball needed it just a little more and played like it in a 3-1 tally over Mora.

    After the Rangerettes won the opening set 25-23, the host Lady Dons broke through, 25-20, 25-22, 25-18, for their first victory of the season.

    Jenna Bustos notched her third double-double to date, hitting for 17 kills to go with 20 digs. 

  • Football previews: Wolves prowl...

    It’s a curious stat, but New Mexico Highlands University’s football team is unbeaten at the Herrera Complex — the field it’s borrowing from West Las Vegas — this season.

    The Cowboys will be hard pressed to keep that particular streak alive on Saturday, when Colorado State-Pueblo comes to town. Kickoff for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference game, Highlands’ second in its current three-game homestand, is set for noon.

  • Looking Ahead, Friday, Sept. 22...


    Football : Robertson at Bernalillo, 7 p.m., Bernalillo; West Las Vegas at Pojoaque Valley, 7 p.m., Jacona

    Soccer: NMHU women vs. Black Hills State, 11 a.m., Eco Park, Tao; Robertson boys at Sandia Prep Invite TBA, Albuquerque;

    Volleyball: NMHU at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, TBA, Rapid City, S.D.; Robertson at Sandia Prep tournament, TBA, Albuquerque; Mora Middle School vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Mora.


  • Golf: Benefit events on tap

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Luna Community College Athletics Booster Club is hosting a benefit golf tournament Sunday at Pendaries Golf Course in Rociada. A shotgun start is set for 9 a.m.

  • Weekend roundup: Lady Cards win...

    A 3-0 run through the Silver bracket of this past weekend’s Tournament of Champions in Santa Fe doubled Robertson volleyball’s win total.

    The Lady Cardinals and head coach Stacy Fulgenzi are 6-0 as they gear up for another weekend tournament — this one at Sandia Prep in Albuquerque.

  • Dons honor their football...

    West Las Vegas honored the following former Dons football coaches as part of its homecoming celebrations: Sam Caputo, Gillie Lopez, Ernie Abreu, Frank Herrera, Jimmy Ortiz, Victor Sanchez, Nick Trujillo, George Marquez, Will Jaramillo, Ray Pino, Darrel Ray, Joaquin Garcia, James Esquibel, Mike Maldonado, Mike Ulibarri, Robert Alarcon. Several of the coaches made it to the parade and to the game on Friday.

  • College roundup: No. 20 Mines...

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    On its opening weekend of both the home schedule and the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference slate, the New Mexico Highlands volleyball team had a promising start.

    Matched against nationally ranked Colorado School of Mines on Friday night, the Cowgirls won the first set 25-20 and led in the second before falling in a 26-24 nailbiter in the second. But the 20th ranked Orediggers responded by winning the next two sets to clinch a 3-1 victory.

  • Homecoming cheer

    Welcoming a robust homecoming crowd to a newly refurbished Herrera Complex, the West Las Vegas football team made quick work of Albuquerque Academy on Friday night, rolling to a 48-0 win.

    John Balizan passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, and Antonio Bustamante rushed for the first of a couple of scores as West dashed to a 28-0 lead by halftime. The Dons kept coasting even with backups on the field much of the second half, improving to 2-2.

  • Cowboys breeze past Rams for...

    For the first time in five years, New Mexico Highlands' football team is off to a 2-1 start.

    The Cowboys crushed Texas Wesleyan, a school that just reintroduced football to its campus after decades without, by a 42-7 count on a balmy Saturday afternoon at the Herrera Complex.

    It was the first homecoming victory for NMHU since 2014 and the team's largest margin of victory since Sept. 27 of that year.