Today's Sports

  • 5K run to increase violence...

    Las Vegas Optic

    “Out of the Darkness,” a 5-kilometer run open to all community members, will take place this coming Tuesday at the Gene Torres Golf Course.

    The run gets under way at 5:30 p.m.

    Entry fee for the run is at least one can of non-perishable food to support New Mexico Highlands University’s new food bank for students.

    Prizes and refreshments will be provided.

  • Digging pink

    Both Las Vegas high school volleyball teams scored wins over their district opponents while also scoring points in the war against breast cancer Tuesday night in town.

    West Las Vegas and Robertson held dual fundraiser events to benefit local individuals battling cancer, selling merchandise and baked goods for the cause. They also traded in their usual team colors for what has become customary in October — pink outfits symbolizing breast cancer awareness.

  • Outlaws 9-10 done

    Las Vegas Optic

    The Las Vegas Outlaws 9-10 lost 18-7 against the Rio Rancho Punishers this past Tuesday in Santa Fe.
    The game was a first-round playoff contest in the Northern New Mexico Children’s Football League. Jayden Vigil scored a TD, with Demario Gallegos adding an extra point.
    Las Vegas finished 3-6 and ranked fifth of nine teams.

  • Soccer schedules wind down

    Las Vegas Optic

    Stormy weather washed out what had been scheduled to be Robertson soccer’s final home games of the fall, as a doubleheader with non-district foe Portales was canceled on Tuesday.

    The 3 o’clock girls’ game lasted all of 1:07 before lightning strikes in the area caused officials to chase participants off the field.

    The lightning continued, and the skies poured hard rain and — for a while — bruising hail at RHS Field and elsewhere in town.

  • LVLL election Tuesday

    Las Vegas Optic
    Las Vegas Little League will be holding its annual election of officers at 6 p.m. this coming Tuesday, Oct. 27, at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center off north Grand Avenue.

  • Looking Ahead-Sports Oct. 23....

    Cross country
    •Robertson, Mora at Desert Academy, TBA, Santa Fe
    •Pecos at Los Alamos, 3 p.m., Los Alamos
    •Robertson at Pojoaque Valley, 7 p.m., Jacona
    •West Las Vegas at Taos, 7 p.m., Taos
    •NMHU women at Westminster, 4 p.m., Salt Lake City, Utah
    •NMHU vs. Regis, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    •Wagon Mound vs. Springer, 5 p.m., Wagon Mound

    Cross country

  • 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.