Today's Sports

  • Prep football: A second helping

    In the Meadow City, some prefer red and some prefer green. Even the ones who say “both” (or “Christmas,” in restaurant parlance) will inevitably show their true allegiance if prompted enough.

    But offer up a second helping of Vegas Bowl, and the answer is simply “Yes, please!”

  • NMHU hoops: A winning debut

    Ten Highlands players scored and 14 saw playing time in a balanced — and winning — effort against Western New Mexico on Wednesday night at the Wilson Complex.

    The 91-78 win — Highlands’ second against Western New Mexico — gives the Cowboys a 2-1 start to the season.

  • College wrestling: Humphrey goes...

    NMHU Sports Information Dept.

    Highlands’ wrestling team traveled up I-25 for the University of Northern Colorado Open on Nov. 10-11.

    The UNC Open is highly regarded as one of the tougher open tournaments and is the second of three open tournaments for the Cowboys before heading into the dual meet and Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference schedule.

  • Highlands football: Jackson...

    NMHU Sports Information Dept.

    New Mexico Highlands University’s Terrence Jackson Jr. is the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Defensive Freshman of the Year, the conference announced Tuesday.

    Jackson is one of six major award winners named by the RMAC for the 2017 football season. Jackson was a standout in the Cowboy defensive backfield throughout the 2017 schedule. The native of New Orleans was among the top five in the RMAC in passes defended this fall with two interceptions and 12 passes broken up.

  • Soccer: Seven local players are...

    Perhaps no sequence showcased T.J. Trujillo’s speed, durability and shooting accuracy — in that chronological order — like one in an Oct. 12 win over Pojoaque Valley.

    Frustrating the Elks with his fast drive up the right flank, Trujillo was met with a crunching tackle attempt and a trip a few yards onto their half of the pitch. 

  • Dons break Colts

    By Dave Kavanaugh, Las Vegas Optic

    Normally not the most demonstrative of personalities on the West Las Vegas roster, Antonio Bustamante  couldn’t help himself this time.

  • College roundup: Hoops begins,...

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    D.J. Bustos’ collegiate debut came on the same floor where he’d played his last high school game — the shiny surface of the fabled Pit.

  • RHS run ends in final

    By Dave Kavanaugh, Las Vegas Optic

    RIO RANCHO — For the second year in a row, Robertson’s volleyball team found itself playing in the Class 4A state championship match at the Santa Ana Star Center.

    For the second year in a row, the mighty Sandia Prep turned the Lady Cardinals away.

  • BREAKING: Lady Cards battle...

    RIO RANCHO -- Live updates from the Class 4A state championship volleyball match at the Santa Ana Star Center:

    Set 1: Sandia Prep 25, Robertson 21.
    Set 2: Sandia Prep 25, Robertson 20.
    Set 3: Sandia Prep 25, Robertson 16.

    Sundevils defend state title. Lady Cardinals finish 21-3 and bring home state runner-up trophy for a second consecutive season.

    Check back with the Optic print and online editions this week for more coverage.

  • Dons survive state test vs....

    A West Las Vegas touchdown in the closing minutes gave the Dons a come-from-behind win over Silver in the first round of the Class 4A state football playoffs.

    The final score was 32-29 West on an unseasonably warm Saturday afternoon at the Herrera Complex.

    It is West's first playoff win since 2003 and sets up a quarterfinal matchup between the Dons and crosstown rival Robertson next weekend. Kickoff for that game is 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at Cardinal Stadium.