Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Soccer: Beasties push No. 1 Prep

    Unbeaten in nine matches and ranked No. 1 in Class 1A-4A girls’ soccer, Santa Fe Prep was the clear favorite at Robertson on Thursday.

    Still, the Blue Griffins had about as much trouble shaking Robertson off their trail as they did kicking the mud of RHS Field off their cleats. The Blue Griffins never were able to pull away in an eventual 3-1 defeat of the Lady Cardinals on Thursday evening.

    They improved to 9-0-1, while the Lady Cards slipped to 7-8.

  • Go Fish — Oct. 8, 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.

    Fishing report, Sept. 26

    Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was slow.

    Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron on Monday was 25.3 cfs. Fishing on the river was fair using worms, salmon eggs, pheasant tail nymphs and wooly buggers. Trout fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was fair using salmon eggs and PowerBait.

  • Looking Ahead, Sunday, Oct. 8,...


    Soccer: NMHU women at Regis, 5 p.m., Denver, Colo.; Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, 1:30 and 3 p.m., UWC fields, Montezuma.


    Football: Robertson (B) vs.Moriarty, 4 p.m., Cardinal Stadium; West Las Vegas (B) vs.Bernalillo, 4 p.m., Herrera Complex; Soccer: Robertson boys (B) and girls (B) at St. Michael’s, 3 p.m., Santa Fe; Volleyball: Memorial Middle School vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., TBA.


  • Volleyball: Lady Dons show...

    After falling 25-18 in the opening set, West Las Vegas’ volleyball team knew how critical game two was to their chances of beating Taos on the road Tuesday night.

    A 31-29 Lady Dons win in a dogfight second set tied the match at one set apiece. Brianna Maes served an ace for set point. The hard-won momentum stayed on West’s side, as the team won 25-21 and 25-16 to clinch victory for the third time this fall.

    West Las Vegas improved its record to 3-8 this fall under first-year head coach Felix Flores.

  • Weekend football previews: Dons...

    Both West Las Vegas and Santa Fe Indian enjoy winning records as they get ready to meet on the gridiron Friday night at the Herrera Complex.

    Coach Adrian Gonzales’ Dons are coming off a bye week and looking to pick up where they left off, having trounced Pojoaque Valley 52-0 two weeks ago in Jacona. West (3-2) has gotten a good measure of balance from its offense.

    Antonio Bustamante is averaging 84.8 rushing yards a game, and he leads the team in touchdowns with 13, including 11 via the ground game.