Today's Sports

  • 2-4A slate begins

    Rested and ready for the remainder of the regular season after a districtwide bye week, the Robertson Cardinals and West Las Vegas Dons begin a three-week march through the District 2-4A schedule this Friday night.

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    Robertson is 5-2 and riding a five-game win streak as it travels to Jacona for a game with Pojoaque Valley (0-7).
    Joseph Paul Griego (644 yards, seven touchdowns) leads a potent rushing attack behind an ever-improving offensive line anchored by senior Estevan Varela.

  • Youth Sports Oct. 23, 2015

    Las Vegas Young American Football League continues its 2015 schedule this weekend with the following games.

    JUNIOR DIVISION: Broncos vs. X-treme, 11:30 a.m./1:30 p.m., Sunday, Cardinal Stadium

    Las Vegas Youth Soccer League continues its fall 2015 schedule this weekend with the following games.

    U6 DIVISION: Jalapeños vs. Chivas, Field 2; Bobcats vs. Rockets, Field 3; Lightning vs. Salsa, Field 4; all at 9 a.m. Saturday at Commerce Street Park

  • Go Fish Oct. 23, 2015

    OCT. 20

    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. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Cimarron River: Stream flow on Monday below Eagle Nest was 8.9 cfs. Fishing was fair using salmon eggs and worms for trout. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was slow.

  • Losses to Taos dim RHS hopes

    Going into the season, Taos’ soccer teams looked like the ones to beat in District 5 1A-4A.

    With the girls 12-3 overall and 4-0 in district, and the boys 14-2-1 and 6-0, respectively, they’ve certainly lived up to the billing.

    What’s more, Taos’ dual wins in head-to-head competition with Robertson over the weekend has hurt RHS chances of making the postseason.

  • Cowboys fall to 0-7

    Western State pinned 405 yards of offense on the New Mexico Highlands defense Saturday in Gunnison, Colo., and allowed just 248, dropping the hard-luck Cowboys to 0-7 overall and 0-5 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

    The Mountaineers (2-5, 2-3) scored three times in each of the first two quarters to seize a 42-0 halftime lead en route to a 56-7 romp.

  • A dry run

    There’s about 1,400 reasons for New Mexico prep cross country runners to take part in the annual Rio Rancho Jamboree.
    That’s roughly the number of competitors representing dozens of schools from various classifications who take on that particular course, making it one of the largest meets in the Southwest.

    Not only do runners get to see their counterparts from schools large and small a few weeks before the state championships, they get to do so at the actual venue where state is held.

  • Looking Ahead-Sports-10-21-15

    •No local sports scheduled

    •Junior Vegas Bowl: West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Memorial, 5:30 p.m., Herrera Complex
    •Robertson (A,B,C) vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., MMS gym or site TBA
    •West Las Vegas (A,B,C) at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    •Mora (A,B) vs. Questa, 5 p.m., Montoya Gym

    Cross country
    •Robertson, Mora at Desert Academy, TBA, Santa Fe
    •Pecos at Los Alamos, 3 p.m., Los Alamos

  • Tough weekend for Highlands teams

    Back-to-back losses in straight sets at league rivals Metro State and Colorado-Colorado Springs left the New Mexico Highlands volleyball team 6-14 overall and 2-9 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

    The Cowgirls and head coach Bryan Crawford were to close their home schedule this coming weekend — Regis visits for a 7 p.m. Friday matchup, and then it’s Senior Day with a contest against Chadron State at 5 p.m. Saturday. The team will be taking part in a Breast Cancer Awareness Weekend.

  • Denver stuns Vatos in shootout

    Submitted to the Optic

    On a splendid autumn day this past Saturday in Perkins Stadium, the NMHU Vatos (3-1) were mildly upset and surely humbled in an unusual basketball score shootout by the University of Denver Pioneers (3-0) 66-55.

    It was only the second loss in over 20 consecutive wins for the Vatos since joining the Frontier League in 2013. Only Denver has beaten them, with the series now knotted up at 2-2.

  • Epic battle - WLV spikers rally...

    West Las Vegas (13-1, 2-0) emerged from Thursday night’s East-West volleyball showdown as the lone team with a flawless record atop District 2-4A.

    But the Robertson Lady Cardinals made it clear this will be a two-team race for the title.

    West had to rally from a two-games-to-one deficit to defeat its crosstown rival. With the exception of the Lady Dons’ 3-2 loss at Class 5A Valencia back on Sept. 8, no other team had taken them to a fifth set this season. In fact, Thursday night represented only the fourth and fifth sets they’d lost all fall.