Today's Sports

  • Football: Ortiz, Redbirds rise...

    Arjay Ortiz said hello to the Santa Fe Indian School Braves with three first-half touchdown passes Thursday night.

    Antonio Padilla’s 70-yard touchdown run made a fitting goodbye.

    Another prolific rushing performance by No. 1- ranked Robertson led to a 60-7 blowout win at Santa Fe Indian’s field. Coach Leroy Gonzalez has his Cardinals at 7-0 overall and 3-0 in District 2-4A with three games left in the regular season.

  • Roundup: RHS soccer teams sweep...

    Reversing course after a troublesome start, the Robertson boys’ soccer team ended up with a convincing 3-1 win over Monte del Sol on Tuesday afternoon at RHS Field.

    With the Dragons dominating play at midfield early on, they spent much of the first 15 to 20 minutes on the RHS half of the pitch and pressured the Cardinal back line.

  • Looking Ahead, Friday, Oct. 13,...


    Football: West Las Vegas at Bernalillo, 7 p.m., Bernalillo.

    Volleyball: NMHU at Metro State, TBA, Denver; Mora (A,B) vs. Peñasco, 4 p.m., Montoya Gym; West Las Vegas Middle School and Valley Middle School at Mountain View tourney, TBA, Rio Rancho.


    Cross country: Robertson, West Las Vegas, Mora, Pecos at Rio Rancho Jamboree, 9 a.m., Rio Rancho H.S.

    Football: NMHU vs. Chadron State, noon, Herrera Complex.

  • Football previews: Good luck on...

    There’s plenty of football to be played, but the West Las Vegas Dons (4-2 overall, 2-0 district) can solidify their playoff chances with a road win Friday at Bernalillo.

    West is currently ranked seventh in both the MaxPreps ratings and NMOTSC.com coaches’ poll for Class 4A. Coming off a 48-6 home win over Santa Fe Indian, the team is hoping to keep the momentum of a three-game win streak going.

  • Bustamante scores four TDs in...

    It took a mere six offensive plays for West Las Vegas to build a 20-0 lead against visiting Santa Fe Indian on Friday night at the Herrera Complex.

    Coming off their bye week, the Dons (4-2 overall) looked rested and ready to take on the remainder of the district schedule. They coasted to a 48-6 win that went the distance probably only because West started inserting its backups before halftime.

  • Cowboys tumble in Rapid City

    Thirty-five unanswered points by South Dakota School of Mines transformed a nip-and-tuck gridiron chess match into a Hardrockers romp Saturday in Rapid City, S.D.

    South Dakota Mines defeated New Mexico Highlands 52-14, turning the Cowboys away empty-handed after a 715-mile (one-way) trek.

    Rodolph Zleh broke a 65-yard touchdown run, and Luke Jones added an extra point, to tie the game for the Cowboys with 4:59 left in the openring quarter. Ramone Atkins’ 16-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter got the Cowboys within 17-14.

  • Prep roundup: Dons take Los...

    On the heels of a series of high placings in this fall’s cross country meets, the West Las Vegas boys’ team broke through for a first-place team trophy this past Saturday at Los Lunas.

    The Dons harriers took much of the mystery out of the proceedings after their “big three” of Miguel Coca, J.J. Esquibel and Mikah Paiz crossed the finish line for an all-WLV top three. Jarrad Baca and Josh Ortega completed the varsity scoring to make it official.

  • Youth sports: Outlaws deal two...

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Outlaws deal 2 more shutouts

    C.J. Perea passed for six touchdowns as the Las Vegas Outlaws 9-10 football team recorded its fifth straight shutout Sunday, handing Taos a 45-0 defeat at the Herrera Complex.

    Ethan Tafoya caught three of the TD passes, with Patrick Rodriguez getting two and Josh Martinez one. The Outlaws (8-1) host the Santa Fe Roadrunners at 11 a.m. Sunday.

  • Cards' visit to SFIS set...

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Back from their bye week, the Robertson Cardinals (6-0 overall) have a rare Thursday football game this week at Santa Fe Indian School (4-3). Kickoff is 7 p.m. in Santa Fe.

    The Braves are coming off a 48-6 defeat at West Las Vegas this past Friday. They’ve lost three in a row, all against District 2-4A opponents, after having opened the season 4-0.

  • Kurui returns to form in Denver

    NMHU Sports Information and Optic reports

    The New Mexico Highlands University men’s team placed third and the women took fourth in the Roadrunner Invite this past Saturday in Denver.

    Colorado-Colorado Springs, currently ranked in the national top 20, took the women’s title and host Metro State won the men’s race.